Monthly Archives: July 2018

Digital therapeutics are just what the doctor ordered for patients — and for global healthcare systems – TechCrunch


TechCrunch

Digital therapeutics are just what the doctor ordered for patients — and for global healthcare systems
TechCrunch
It would be hard to argue that digital products have a net-positive impact on our health. Most are designed to provide the same dopamine hit as a slot machine. We all know someone who wasted their youth playing games that were designed to be ...

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Central Maine Healthcare responds to three hospitals voting no-confidence in CEO – Press Herald


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Central Maine Healthcare responds to three hospitals voting no-confidence in CEO
Press Herald
LEWISTON — Central Maine Healthcare CEO Jeff Brickman and board chairwoman Deborah Dunlap Avasthi issued a joint statement Tuesday, a day after medical staff at Central Maine Medical Center became the third group to vote no confidence in ...

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Feds warning women of ‘egregious’ marketing of ‘vaginal rejuvenation’ laser procedure – KRNV My News 4


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Feds warning women of 'egregious' marketing of 'vaginal rejuvenation' laser procedure
KRNV My News 4
The FDA says a growing number of manufacturers are marketing what's called "vaginal rejuvenation" procedures for women, which promise to treat conditions related to menopause, urinary incontinence or sexual functions. The procedures use lasers to ...

Nearly 40 percent of healthcare employers are offering continuing education to allied health professionals – Virginian-Pilot


Nearly 40 percent of healthcare employers are offering continuing education to allied health professionals
Virginian-Pilot
LEAWOOD, Kan., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to patient care, the most valued skills are customer service, patient communication, and problem solving, according to a recent study of healthcare employers and educators (the "access Study").

Google is here. Now the rest of healthcare has to keep up – ModernHealthcare.com


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Google is here. Now the rest of healthcare has to keep up
ModernHealthcare.com
As Google's parent company, Alphabet, continues its push into healthcare, it could spur more traditional healthcare technology companies to race to keep up, pushing the industry overall toward more dramatic change. If traditional companies don't ...

Drones Revamp Healthcare Logistics and Emergency Response – HealthTech Magazine


Drones Revamp Healthcare Logistics and Emergency Response
HealthTech Magazine
It's intriguing to think about the potential widespread impact of drone use on healthcare in the U.S.. Drone technology is already successfully deployed abroad, delivering lifesaving drugs and blood to regional hospitals in Rwanda, according to The ...

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Vaginal ‘Rejuvenation’ Procedures Are Unproven, Pose Serious Risks, FDA Warns – Live Science


Live Science

Vaginal 'Rejuvenation' Procedures Are Unproven, Pose Serious Risks, FDA Warns
Live Science
Women are being warned that so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" procedures may pose serious risks. On Monday (July 30), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning about these procedures, which claim to treat vaginal symptoms and ...
Please don't try vaginal rejuvenation devices, warns FDAThe Verge
Vaginal Rejuvenation Devices Are Not Approved as Safe, FDA Warns: 'We Are Deeply Concerned'PEOPLE.com
Vaginal 'rejuvenation' devices have serious side effects, might be unsafe, FDA saysCNN
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FDA warns of vaginal ‘rejuvenation’ promises of better sex, menopause treatment – Elmira Star-Gazette


Elmira Star-Gazette

FDA warns of vaginal 'rejuvenation' promises of better sex, menopause treatment
Elmira Star-Gazette
“The FDA has not cleared or approved any energy-based medical device for vaginal 'rejuvenation' or vaginal cosmetic procedures, or for the treatment of vaginal symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence, or sexual function," said the agency in ...

US healthcare spending nearing 20% of GDP – Seeking Alpha


US healthcare spending nearing 20% of GDP
Seeking Alpha
The WSJ reports that healthcare spending in the U.S. will soon reach 20% of GDP, a significantly higher proportion than any other major economy. The key cost driver has been price hikes, not increased demand. Since 1960, the CPI has risen ~700% while ...

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FDA issues warnings about ‘vaginal rejuvenation’ procedures – Today.com


Today.com

FDA issues warnings about 'vaginal rejuvenation' procedures
Today.com
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb say that the FDA has issued a warning that “vaginal rejuvenation” procedures are unapproved and dangerous. The pair talk about the procedure, and Kathie Lee shares a funny story.