• Healthcare Watch June 2017

    Healthcare Watch by on June 16th, 2017

    TeleMed Text: Older Cardiac Patients Rely on Medical Apps A Medtronic study shows high use of app-based remote cardiac monitoring among older patients. The study evaluated 15,595 patients across 1,969 clinics with Medtronic pacemakers who were assigned a MyCareLink Smart app-based remote monitor. They found that 88.4% of patients of all ages who were prescribed […]

  • Midday Crash? Take a “NASA Nap”

    LifeStyle by on June 16th, 2017

    What’s every adult’s dream job? It could be one that allows naptime. Yes, naptime. While afternoon rests have long been traditional in countries such as Spain and Italy, the U.S. is just starting to take the science behind sleeping seriously. Companies such as Google and Zappos have adopted nap friendly policies backed by recent sleep-productivity […]

  • Industry Briefs June 2017

    Industry Briefs by and on June 16th, 2017

    Tobacco Deaths are Responsible in Poor U.S. Health Ranking According to the report, Tobacco in America: Leaving the Vulnerable Behind, released by Action on Smoking and Health (ASA), “…tobacco remains the number #1 cause of preventable death in America, accounting for 1 in 5 deaths, and costs the U.S. economy more than $300 billion per […]

  • Healthcare Watch May 2017

    Healthcare Watch by on May 22nd, 2017

    Therapeutic Talk: Integrating the Brain Through Technology One of Elon Musk’s five forward-thinking companies, Neuralink, is focused solely on developing devices that can be inserted into the brain and allow for a brain/machine interface with information going into or coming from the brain to aid in treating neurological disorders such as stroke and Alzheimer’s. Many […]

  • Industry Briefs May 2017

    Industry Briefs by on May 22nd, 2017

    Group Aims to Decrease Stuttering Stigma Millions of Americans who stutter live within a “vocal prison,” according to the American Institute of Stuttering (AIS), which recently held its first National Stuttering Awareness week. Their goal is to raise awareness of stuttering to destigmatize the condition and help those who see stuttering as a joke or […]

  • Get More Sleep!

    LifeStyle by on January 18th, 2017

    We all know how important sleep is for managing our weight, mood, and productivity—and yet we still don’t get enough of it. Although you may not have time to get your full eight hours of sleep, you can maximize the sleep you do get by falling asleep faster and snoozing through the night, which will […]

  • Movers and Shakers January 2017

    Movers & Shakers by on January 18th, 2017

    Deborah Waterhouse Named GSK’s ViiV Healthcare CEO As ViiV Healthcare CEO, Dr. Dominique Limet stepped down after serving seven years, and the pharma giant tapped Deborah Waterhouse, the current SVP of Primary Care, as CEO, effective as of this month. Waterhouse joined GSK in 1996, and has held several roles at the company, including the […]

  • Industry Briefs January 2017

    Industry Briefs by on January 18th, 2017

    Wealthy Philanthropists to Drastically Change Drug Research Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan want to “cure, prevent, or manage all disease” by the end of the century—and they are not alone. Philanthropists such as Facebook’s former president Sean Parker, Citigroup former CEO Sandy Weill, and Nike co-founder Phil Knight, are all funding […]

  • Healthcare Watch January 2017

    Healthcare Watch by on January 18th, 2017

    Doctor Docs: Doctors May Not Be as Supportive of Biosimilars as Numbers Suggest New data proves that 84% of physicians in fields in which biosimilars are very prevalent plan on prescribing more biosimilars in the next three years. The popularity of biosimilars with physicians seems to be increasing as the FDA approves more of these […]

  • Industry Briefs December 2016

    Industry Briefs by and on December 21st, 2016

    ACA Repeal in Question as New Administration Emerges President-elect Donald Trump made clear throughout his campaign that one of his most immediate goals would be the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. While many believe he won’t be able to easily repeal the ACA, he can, according to Reuters, without Congressional approval, make massive changes […]

  • Seven Ways To Stay in Peak Health Throughout Winter

    LifeStyle by on December 21st, 2016

    The winter months can really take a toll on our overall health. It’s not as easy to get excited about staying in our exercise routines when it is cold, dark, or dreary outside. Eating yummy holiday foods and spending snowy days inside eating sweets with friends and family can result in a health slump. Seven […]

  • Healthcare Watch December 2016

    Healthcare Watch by on December 21st, 2016

    TeleMed Text: Clinical Operations Groups—Key to RBM Activities Eighty-nine percent of clinical operations groups within pharmaceutical and medical device companies are involved in risk-based monitoring (RBM) activities, according to a study from Cutting Edge. The study, Risk-Based Monitoring: Inject Remote Risk Assessment to Optimize Clinical Trial Outcomes, found that 73% of surveyed CROs have dedicated […]

  • Healthcare Watch November 2016

    Healthcare Watch by on November 23rd, 2016

    Doctor Docs: Medical Apps Fail Physicians in China Physicians in China are looking at medical apps to keep their industry knowledge up to date. Kantar Health’s recent survey of more than 10,000 doctors reveals that doctors spend at least 10 hours a week doing online activities related to their profession and 90% are subscribing to […]

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