According to the results of the survey, 64% of respondents reported waiting at least one business day for a PA decision from health plans, with 30% waiting at least three business days.
Neuroticism increased the likelihood of addiction while conscientiousness had a decreasing effect. However, it was noted that in those with high levels of both neuroticism and conscientiousness, being a stressful and anxious person could override conscientiousness, and in-turn, control over social media usage.
Uber has launched a HIPAA compliant, ride-hailing system allowing doctor's offices and hospitals to book and schedule (up to 30 days in advance) rides for patients. Healthcare organizations are billed the cost directly on a monthly basis.
Researchers have compared the portrayal of trauma patients from the first 12 seasons of the show Grey's Anatomy (2005-16) to the experiences of real-life trauma patients, from the 2012 National Trauma Databank. They found distinctly differing outcomes between the two groups, which may, they suggest, have important implications.
Around 1,200 security workers at the winter Olympics in PyeongChang are being kept in their rooms due to a norovirus outbreak that has already sickened 41 people.
Influenza related deaths have been show to increase significantly in the home counties of Super Bowl participating teams compared to non-competing counties.
Lutathera is a radiolabeled somatostatin analog indicated for the treatment of somatostatin receptor-positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), including foregut, midgut, and hindgut neuroendocrine tumors in adults.
The privacy breach occurred in July 2017, when letters outlining that beneficiaries could now pick up their medications in person were sent in envelopes with large address windows which made private health information visible.
The trend, referred to as the 'Tide pod challenge' may seem unreal, but during the first 15 days of January the American Association of Poison Control Centers have already registered 39 cases of intentional consumption.
2018 marks the show's 50th year and among the 3,900 companies exhibiting at the Las Vegas convention center, there is an impressive array of medical technology; aimed at both healthcare practitioners and consumers.
The FDA's approval was based on results from the 'Intrepid' study, the first multi-center, prospective, double-blind, randomized sham-controlled study of DBS for Parkinson's Disease in the U.S.
The panel - made up of nearly 100 physicians and scientists - debated and whittled down over 150 nominations to decide upon the final 10.
The device is intended to enhance the accuracy of laparoscopic instruments in manipulation of tissue including grasping, cutting, blunt and sharp dissection, approximation, ligation, electrocautery, suturing, mobilization and retraction in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and laparoscopic gynecological surgery.
Rebecca Wittenberg, PharmD, spoke to MPR at IDWEEK 2017 about the research paper she co-authored on posaconazole and hypertension, hypokalemia risks.
The Carbon Monoxide Breath Sensor System (COBSS) informs the user how breath carbon monoxide levels are affected by their smoking behavior.
Compared to those who reported taking 1 sauna per week - using Cox regression analysis that adjusted for age, smoking, body mass index, and systolic blood pressure - the hazard ratio for incident hypertension in those reporting 2-3 and 4-7 sauna sessions was 0.76 (95% CI; 0.57 - 1.02) and 0.54 (95% CI; 0.32-0.91), respectively.
The patches mechanism of action turns white adipose tissue into brown adipose tissue, white tissue is known to store fat while brown tissue is known to burn fat to produce heat.
According to a statement from the Legal Action Center the letter was sent to individuals in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.
"By using our novel nanochip technology, injured or compromised organs can be replaced. We have shown that skin is a fertile land where we can grow the elements of any organ that is declining," said Dr. Chandan Sen.
The advisory cites the Food and Drug Administration's Food Code which forbids copper to come in contact with foods that have a pH below 6.0. The Moscow Mule includes vodka, ginger beer and lime making it fall, as the bulletin says, "well below 6.0."
The final recommendations - expected in the Fall - if implemented, will ensure that the Federal Government operates as a strong partner in the fight against addiction and the opioid crisis.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved gammaCore in April after efficacy was demonstrated in two clinical trials involving over 200 patients with episodic cluster headaches (ACT1 and ACT2).
A new review published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine details the health issues that troubled JFK the most, specifically his back. His low-back pain was instigated by a football injury sustained while he was at Harvard in 1937. An orthopedic spine specialist diagnosed him in 1940 with a "very unstable lumbosacral joint".
Although the heart worked in a similar fashion to a real human heart, the material could only withstand the strain of pumped circulation for roughly 3,000 beats, or for a period of 30 to 45 minutes.
The new FDA Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, presented a list of new initiatives the Agency will undertake in order to tackle the opioid epidemic.
Results showed that although incidents of tobacco use declined in youth-rated movies (from 31% in 2010 to 26% in 2016), in PG-13 movies alone, there was a significant jump of 43% from 2010 to 2016 (from 564 tobacco incidents to 809).