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Healthcare Data Breaches Slowed in 2017

Healthcare data breaches continued to rise in 2017, but the number of affected patient records declined 80 percent, a new report suggests. According to the Protenus Breach Barometer, 2017 may have simply been an off year for malicious actors, who may be regrouping for more...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Winter is here, and in some parts of the world it has already stamped its presence with snow. For some of us, that comes with seasonal blues or dips in mood. Around 4 to 6 percent of people may experience seasonal depression, and up to 20 percent may experience mild seasonal...

source: The Hill

It is one of those facts of life that we learn early and don’t forget: normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. But a new study in eLife argues that that number is outdated.

source: Scientific American

Reimbursement for independent physicians is getting more challenging each year. Between the ever-changing reporting requirements from CMS and contractual differences among commercial payers, just keeping up can be a full-time job.

source: Medical Economics

Anyone who has attended a class reunion has seen firsthand that people age in different ways. Some former classmates appear to have aged a century within just a few decades, while others look just as they did fresh from 11th grade English class.

source: NBC News

Mandatory testing at one of the nation's top hospitals showed that nearly one in eight clinicians age 70 or older had cognitive deficits that were likely to impair their ability to practice medicine independently.

source: Medpage Today

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious acute infectious disease caused by the bacterium...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler


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