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Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug-The exercise Pill

In a meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal by Stanford professor John Ioannidis, MD, DSc, culled data from more than 300 clinical trials, representing more than 300,000 individual patients. In comparing the effectiveness of exercise with various drug interventions to prevent mortality for patients with coronary heart disease or prediabetes, exercise and drug interventions appeared to have similar effects on mortality. Read more about Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug-The exercise Pill[…]

Digital pathology for Cancer diagnosis and personalized recommendations

The Burden of Cancer • Approximately 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes (based on 2010-2012 data). • In 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States and 600,000 people died from the disease. • Worldwide statistics compiled by the Read more about Digital pathology for Cancer diagnosis and personalized recommendations[…]

What is permissible for texting patients? From JAMA…

This review notes that: a) Over half of doctors use text messaging for clinical communications. In reality the use is likely universal. b) The OCR division of HSS which enforces HIPAA, recommends technological neutrality (no security standards or minimum encryption requirements) for electronic communication. c) A set of security standards proposed by the JACHO were Read more about What is permissible for texting patients? From JAMA…[…]

Best Children’s Hospitals 2017-18. Honor Roll.

The 2017-18 rankings were created from data collected through a clinical survey sent to nearly 200 hospitals and a reputational survey sent to about 11,000 doctors who are pediatric specialists. RTI International, a North Carolina-based research and consulting firm that also generates the Best Hospitals rankings, administered both surveys and analyzed the results.More