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Survey paints positive view of telemedicine market

HIMSS Analytics recently published a new report, "Essentials Brief: Telemedicine Study" — a survey of health IT executives that finds an increase in the adoption of telemedicine solutions and services, from 54.5 percent in 2014 to 57.7 percent in 2015. Small, but...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Since 1980, the number of obese people has doubled worldwide and is continuing to rise, according to new...

source: By Jessica Taylor

Depression affects about one-third of hospital patients and could slow their recovery, according to research published recently in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. A review of 20 studies on depression screening in hospitals showed that...

source: HealthDay News

The Food and Drug Administration asked a drug company to remove its opioid pain medication from the market, the first time the agency has made such a request because of the public health consequences of abuse. The agency concluded after an extensive review of Endo Pharmaceuticals'...

source: The Washington Post

Emergency room visits increased in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but more of those patients had insurance, according to a new analysis. The study, published in Annals of Emergency Medicine,...

source: FierceHealthcare

Hospitalizations and emergency room visits for opioid-related issues have skyrocketed over the past decade, including in Oregon, a new report shows. Nationwide, the rate of hospitalization for opioid dependence, abuse and overdose rose more than 60 percent between 2005 and...

source: The Oregonian

Acting like miniature trees that soak up sunlight and release oxygen, photosynthetic bacteria injected into the heart may lighten the damage from heart attacks, a new study in rats suggests. When researchers injected the bacteria into...

source: Science News

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