Healthcare Delivery

Poor Sleep Quality Linked With Incidence of Mental Disorders in Large Study

October 14th 2021, 1:00pm

Article

Wearable accelerometer data from over 89,000 participants indicated that people with a mental illness diagnosis were more likely to have poor sleep quality than the general population.

Contributor: 3 Ways to Better Leverage Data for Health Equity

October 13th 2021, 7:30pm

Article

Achieving health equity will depend on the quality of huge volumes of health care data and how effectively we can make them accessible and actionable for key stakeholders.

Novel Calcipotriene, Betamethasone Dipropionate Cream Linked With Improved Outcomes and QOL in Psoriasis

October 13th 2021, 4:00pm

Article

A novel formulation of calcipotriene (CAL), betamethasone dipropionate (BDP) cream was found to be more effective, provide superior quality of life, and safe in patients with psoriasis, compared with standard CAL/BDP topical suspension/gel.

What We're Reading: DOJ Addresses Reinstatement of Abortion Law; Chemical Linked With Premature Death; Flu Season for Minorities

October 12th 2021, 2:45pm

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DOJ requests federal appeals court to block grant of stay for Texas' abortion law; common synthetic chemicals linked with premature death; influenza hospitalization and death more likely in pediatric minority populations.

Study Finds Significant Price Transparency Concerns for Ophthalmologic Procedures

October 11th 2021, 5:30pm

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An evaluation of price transparency tools for ophthalmologic procedures found significant usability, availability, and variability issues, which may disproportionately impact vulnerable populations.

What We're Reading: EPA Acts Against Toxic Chemicals; COVID-19, Pregnancy Complications; Substance Abuse and Infection Risk

October 11th 2021, 2:15pm

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to announce plan on strengthening regulations against certain chemicals; risk of emergency complications increased in pregnant women with symptomatic COVID-19; fully vaccinated, heavy marijuana users with substance abuse disorder linked with higher susceptibility to breakthrough infection.

Clinical Care Pathway Released for NAFLD, NASH

October 9th 2021, 6:08pm

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The pathway outlines a 4-step screening process for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Evaluating Common Conditions That Precede Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosis

October 9th 2021, 4:30pm

Article

Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) were found to be more likely to report musculoskeletal symptoms and dermatologic issues prior to initial PsA diagnosis.

Observation After Adenotonsillectomy Recommended for Patients With Extreme Pediatric OSA

October 8th 2021, 3:00pm

Article

Pediatric patients with extreme obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have a higher risk of needing respiratory support after undergoing corrective adenotonsillectomy, warranting the need for postoperative observation in these populations.

Dr Robert Groves Explains Psychographics and How the Data Are Used

October 8th 2021, 1:45pm

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Psychographics is a way of categorizing someone based on their everyday behaviors using data that are collected every time they go to the store or post on social media, said Robert Groves, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer at Banner | Aetna. In health care, psychographics can be used to positively influence someone to their benefit.