It probably does not surprise anyone just how much technology has affected our daily lives. But the impact of technology in healthcare has been and continues to be nothing short of astounding. And there is always more to come. At the Society of Interventional Radiology's...
While the relation of prenatal tobacco exposure to negative outcomes in childhood has been much studied, reports on possible adverse effects that persist until adulthood are more scarce and results are inconsistent....
Since its introduction in 2006, the etonogestrel contraceptive implant (Implanon) has avoided the “boom-and-bust” experience of its predecessor, the levonorgestrel implant (Norplant), according to a poster presented...
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening all 15- to 65-year-olds, younger and older at-risk individuals, and all pregnant women for HIV, according to a recommendation statement published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Before healthcare providers can handle “big data,” they first need to learn how to deal with small data. That’s the frank assessment of Sean Cassidy, a vice president with Premier Data Alliance, a group purchasing organization that helps coordinate the...
Bio-identical or natural hormones are extracted from either soybeans or wild yams. They are further processed in the laboratory to manufacture hormones that are biochemically similar to those the human body produces. Pharmaceutical estrogens may be bio-identical or not,...
The principal investigator of the Stretta procedure has concluded that the procedure is effective in the control of GERD and the reduction of medication requirements 10 years post-procedure. The sustained improvement in GERD-HRQL scores and patient satisfaction, coupled...
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