Putting precision oncology into practice

Rush University Medical Center is the first health care organization to launch medical record company Epic’s module for genomic results, giving providers the tools they need to tailor patient care at the molecular level. Rush will use the module as part of its Precision Oncology Center to integrate the power of genomic sequencing data into oncologists’ daily workflows so they […]

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AMA sees surge in health IT adoption, 'rise of the digital-native physician'

Physicians’ use and appreciation of information technology and digital health tools has seen a big uptick over the past five years, according to a new survey from the American Medical Association. The AMA, which first began benchmarking how various health technologies are being integrated into  clinical practice in 2016, says its new research finds physicians – more than ever – […]

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New CAR-T target yields promising results for multiple myeloma

Too many patients with cancers like multiple myeloma relapse after treatment. This grim reality motivated researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) to try to improve the depth and durability of treatment response in multiple myeloma through a new cancer cell targeting mechanism. Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer and […]

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Young migrants from Africa at increased risk of developing psychosis

Young people who have migrated to Australia from Africa are up to 10 times more likely to develop a psychotic disorder than their Australian-born counterparts, Orygen research has found. Meanwhile, young migrants born in Asia are at a decreased risk of developing a psychotic disorder, the Orygen researchers found. The lead researcher on the study, Associate Professor Brian O’Donoghue, said […]

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Topamax and weight loss

PARIS – L’Oréal’s full-year 2019 profits declined 3.7 percent, dented by exceptional items, while the group ended the last decade with its best year of sales gains since 2007. The world’s largest beauty company, in a release published Thursday after the close of the Paris bourse, said it expects to register sales and profit growth for full-year 2020, despite coronavirus […]

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After 4 miscarriages, I had depression, anxiety, and PTSD. My doctors just told me to keep trying for another pregnancy.

In the largest study of its kind, researchers found that women who experience pregnancy loss are at an increased risk of developing mental health conditions, but doctors often fail to address those risks.  Among the women surveyed, for example, 29% developed post-traumatic stress disorder. Due to the nightmares and flashbacks, it can mirror the trauma war veterans face. Amy Klein, […]

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Telehealth billing guide highlights complexities of use

The Center for Connected Health Policy has published a 21-page guide intended to help providers with telehealth-based Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. WHY IT MATTERS The guide offers clarification for billing for remote patient monitoring, synchronous (real-time) asynchronous (store-and-forward) telehealth services and billing for virtual healthcare services, as well as mobile health services. It focuses primarily on fee-for-service Medicare and an […]

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