13 Jun 2019

DO YOUR OLDER PATIENTS REGARD THEIR HEALTH AS GOOD OR POOR?

    By Judith Graham A common myth about aging is that older adults are burdened by illness and feel lousy much of the time. In fact, the opposite is usually true. Most seniors report feeling distinctly positive about their health. Consider data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey (the most

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06 Jun 2019

NAVIGATING AGING: A DOCTOR SPEAKS OUT ABOUT AGEISM IN MEDICINE

NAVIGATING AGING: A DOCTOR SPEAKS OUT ABOUT AGEISM IN MEDICINE By Judith Graham Society gives short shrift to older age. This distinct phase of life doesn’t get the same attention that’s devoted to childhood. And the special characteristics of people in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond are poorly under Medicine

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16 May 2019

MAY 19: Deductible Relief Day

Deductible Relief Day is May 19. That’s the date by which average spending for people with employer-sponsored health insurance is sufficient to satisfy the average deductible, the amount they must pay out-of-pocket for most health care services before their insurance plan kicks in to help pay the bills, Kaiser Family

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10 Apr 2019

SPRY HEALTH KEEPS TIGHT FOCUS WITH THE LOOP SYSTEM

  The Palo Alto, California-based company has received FDA clearance for a wearable that can remotely monitor patients with chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), allowing the detection of early signs of deterioration before symptoms are noticeable. Spry Health’s tight focus could have significantly beneficial implications for

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10 Apr 2019

LETHAL PLANS: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care

      By Melissa Bailey and JoNel Aleccia When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a grim new diagnosis: throat

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28 Mar 2019

A NEW RF SYSTEM: VENCLOSE 2ND GENERATION RADIOFREQUENCY TECHNOLOGY OUTPERFORMS LEGACY SYSTEM

    By Larry Storer The great medical technology companies of our time start and develop in a variety of ways. Some start with a product or idea and built a market around it. Some start as spinoffs from existing successful companies. But Venclose started by determining the unmet needs

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19 Jan 2019

ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY WANTS A SLICE OF THE HEALTHCARE REVENUE PIE

By Eric Taub If the scores of personal health care devices at the Consumer Electronics Show in January are any indication, it’s clear that the Apple Watch has kicked off a rush by high-tech companies to capitalize on people’s worries about their health. The latest version of the watch, which was

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08 Jan 2019

INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY SOCIETIES CALL FOR EXPANDED STROKE TRAINING

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe and the Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia have formed a Joint Commission committed to providing necessary stroke training to interventional radiologists in order to alleviate the shortage of physicians trained in endovascular stroke therapies. The ability for patients

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07 Jan 2019

TELEMEDICINE STILL MOVING SLOWLY IN MEDICAL COMMUNITY

A Medical Group Management Association poll shows that a slightly higher percentage of physician practices are offering telemedicine services to patients in 2019, but the majority are still wary of virtual services. Physician practices currently offering telehealth services increased three percentage points compared to 2017. Of the nearly 1,300 respondents, 26

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03 Jan 2019

OFFICE MANAGERS CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR PRACTICE

  By Jeffrey Miller How important are your office managers? Important in any business, they are particularly valuable in healthcare. In fact, they can single handedly make the difference between your practice’s success and failure. An excerpt from the book “All In” drives this message home:   Recently, we worked

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