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Across the globe, 33 million people have atrial fibrillation (AF), a disorder of heart rhythm. In the United States, an estimated 3-6 million people have AF, and with our aging population, this number is expected to increase — AF occurs in 2 percent of those under...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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As our nation continues to confront the ramifications of a global pandemic, the stigma around mental health and addiction seems to be dissipating. People are talking, opening up to friends and family and finally realizing it’s OK to not be OK.

source: STAT News

Major changes are afoot in our response to persons who experience behavioral health crises. In every quarter of the field, we are debating the pros and cons of police involvement, and many of us are beginning to experiment with new staffing and service configurations. This...

source: Behavioral Healthcare Executive

DNA-protein interactions are extremely important in biology. For example, each human cell contains about 2 meters of DNA, but this is packaged into a space about 1 million times smaller. The information in this DNA allows the cell to copy itself.


Illumina Inc. and its partner, venture capital-backed IDbyDNA Inc., are introducing a new test that can tell if someone is infected with COVID-19, the flu or another respiratory disease. It could also be an early warning system for the next epidemic.

source: Bloomberg

Many oncology researchers and practitioners scrutinize genetic alterations in cancer, but they either focus on one particular tumor type or one mutation that occurs across tumors. A large-scale study focusing on precision medicine in...

source: Fierce Biotech

Even as many industries continue to suffer devastating setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one sector that has enjoyed an “embarrassment of profits” is health insurance. UnitedHealth Group, Anthem and Cigna all recorded...

source: Managed Healthcare Executive


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