Be patient when ordering Colorado’s free at-home COVID tests, state health department says

Because of high demand, Coloradans who order free at-home COVID-19 testing kits through the state might have to wait up to two weeks for confirmation they’re in the program, the state health department said Friday. On Tuesday, Gov. Jared Polis announced the state will give away 2 million at-home testing kits to any residents who sign up. The rapid tests […]

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Patient mortality lower for hospitalists working more days

(HealthDay)—Hospitalized Medicare patients treated by physicians who work more clinical days have lower 30-day mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Hirotaka Kato, Ph.D., from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles, and colleagues examined the association between the number of days worked clinically per year by […]

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Rising antiparasitic drug cost in U.S. leads to higher patient costs, decreased quality of care

New study finds the skyrocketing cost of drugs in U.S. used to treat hookworm and other soil-transmitted parasites increases patient costs, suggests decreased quality of care A new study finds that the increasingly high prices in the United States of the drugs used to treat three soil-transmitted helminth infections—hookworm, roundworm (ascariasis), and whipworm (trichuriasis)—is not only the major driver for […]

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Patient engagement program for heart failure patients improved outcomes

A novel patient engagement tool led one in five patients with heart failure to a more effective treatment regimen of generic medications, according to late-breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. The meeting is virtual, Friday, November 13-Tuesday, November 17, 2020, and is a premier global exchange of the latest scientific advancements, research and evidence-based […]

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COVID-19 patient didn't recognize body after double transplant

Dr. Siegel on race to treat coronavirus symptoms Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel on what can be done to protect people before a vaccine is approved. A Chicago woman who last month became the nation's first COVID-19 patient to undergo a double lung transplant said Thursday that she woke up days later, unaware about the surgery and unable […]

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Innovative CareView app provides patient data on 7 conditions related to 40% of ED visits

Doctors at Indiana University Health hospitals now have faster, easier access to information about the patients they are treating in the emergency department. The CareView app, created in a partnership among Regenstrief Institute, Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), IU Health and Indiana University School of Medicine, provides clinicians with only the most relevant information from a patient’s medical history related […]

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Experts can tell what type of dementia a patient has by how they WALK

Scientists claim they can tell what type of dementia a patient has by the way they WALK Researchers found that people with Lewy body dementia walk differently  They change their walking steps more – varying step time and length  Scientists at the University of Newcastle analysed the walk of 110 people  Scientists can tell what type of dementia a patient has […]

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