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Study Links Mobile Phones to Cancer

Some experts say a $25 million U.S. government study of mobile phone use and cancer ends the debate about whether the ubiquitous gadgets pose health risks. Researchers from the National Toxicology Program experimented on 2,500 rats over a two-year period by exposing some of them to radio frequencies commonly emitted by mobile phones. Show More Summary

NIH Awards Mayo Clinic $145M to Create Biobank for Precision Medicine Initiative

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Mayo Clinic $142 million over five years as part of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative to create the world’s largest biobank for the PMI Cohort Program. Mayo Clinic will...Show More Summary

A major study just linked cellphones to cancer in rats — here's what you need to know

Researchers have found a link between cancer and exposure to cellphones in rats. The National Toxicology Program, an interagency government group that is part of the National Institutes of Health, released a report Thursday looking at...Show More Summary

Samsung S Health

S Health helps you stay fit by acting as a personal coach, trains and assists in achieving your daily goals. The various training programs helps in improving your overall fitness, health and lifestyle. Whether you walk or run, hike or...Show More Summary

Loyola First Center in Illinois to Receive Physical Therapy Accreditation in Women's Health

Loyola University Medical Center is the first center in Illinois to be accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program for physical therapists in women's health. Loyola is one of nine centers nationwide to receive the accreditation.

Mayo Clinic to be Home of National Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program Biobank

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic will be awarded $142 million in funding over five years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve as the national Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program biobank. The biobank will hold a research repository of biologic samples, known as biospecimens, for this longitudinal program that aims to enroll 1 […]

2015 Clean Water Annual Report

The Clean Water Annual Report tracks the progress of our BWTF and OFG programs during the calendar year of 2015 and presents case studies of how Surfrider Chapters are using these programs to protect public health, identify water quality concerns and bring together local communities to find and implement solutions.

3 Keys to Scaling Up Population Health Management for Providers

Financial incentives, technological advances and pioneering care models have provided fertile soil for the green shoots of population health to grow. But for these programs to flourish, they will need more sophisticated analytics, patient stratification, community involvement and care management. Show More Summary

Report: Police departments need mental health programs

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new federal report says police chiefs and sheriffs across the country should put mental health programs in place for their officers as soon as possible to prepare for the psychological aftermath of mass shootings and other traumatic events. The report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice and National […]

Congress exploits Zika to loosen pesticide regulations (but won't fully fund an anti-Zika program)

Chronic dysfunction on Capitol Hill is often cause for amusement, but not when lives and public health is at stake. That's what's happening now, with the menace of the spread of the Zika virus to the United States becoming ever more concrete. The House and Senate haven't been utterly idle on the...

CareFirst Shells Out $3M to Deliver Telemedicine to Underserved Communities

According to a company statement, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) plans to shell out nearly $3 million dollars for regional telemedicine programs to 10 health care organizations in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Fountain House Symposium Looks for Answers to Suicide

This year's Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon took on a formidable subject. Titled "Suicide: Looking for Answers," the event recently drew more than 500 attendees to The Pierre in support of the innovative mental health programs of Fountain House, winner of the Conrad N. Show More Summary

Bernie (and Hillary): Heed These Warnings About Single Payer

Bernie Sanders's campaign website states: "The only long-term solution to America's health care crisis is a single-payer national health care program." This would be amusing if it weren't so frightening. British single payer collapsing British...Show More Summary

Poor Air Quality Diseases Are Everyone's Responsibility

Image source: PhotoDune When we think about public health, we think in terms of things like nutrition or exercise programs. Too often, we don't think about air quality, and the massive effect outdoor air pollution can have on our health. In 2012, the last year we have data for, outdoor air pollution caused 3.7 million premature deaths worldwide. Show More Summary

Health Insurers Ratchet Up Scrutiny Of Opioid Prescription Approvals

Several insurers are launching new programs that encourage an evidence-based approach to substance abuse treatment or installing better monitors of populations of patients at risk for potential abuse amid the nation’s opioid crisis.

Health Happens in Libraries Part II: Programs

OCLC is a global library cooperative that provides shared technology services, original research and community programs for its membership and the library community at large. In 2013, OCLC partnered with ZeroDivide, a technology impact consulting firm, to launch Health Happens in Libraries. Health Happens in Libraries began with the goal of increasing public library staff […]

U.S. Consumers Are Still Not Engaged With Their Health

Digital tools provide new opportunities for care management The Frost & Sullivan Transformational Health program (where I am a partner) recently conducted a Web-based survey with 1,500 U.S. consumers to explore a range of topics around healthcare coverage, services and connected health. Eligible respondents reside in the U.S., have health insurance [...]

Why has Medicare Fraud Exploded Under Obama?

In the wake of a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General showing an astonishing 12 percent fraud rate for a key Medicare program, House lawmakers are taking a close look at why such fraud has exploded under President Obama. Show More Summary

BaseHealth, TriVita to Launch Personalized Wellness Program

BaseHealth, a healthcare-focused predictive analytics company has teamed up with health and wellness company TriVita to launch a new personalized wellness program at scale for consumers. Through the partnership, BaseHealth’s comprehensive assessments will power TriVita Shield, a new personalized wellness program. Show More Summary

Fighting Zika one smartphone at a time

IBM's World Community Grid (WCG) is a program that links the processing power of the phones, tablets and computer of ordinary citizens to tackle world health problems like tuberculosis and cancer. To date the program has supported 27...Show More Summary

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