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Hyperbaric wound treatment, often for diabetics, is booming. Is that a good thing?

The Villages Regional Hospital did not sweat its decision to add hyperbaric oxygen therapy in 2013.<p>Hyperbaric treatment, increasingly given to diabetics — many of them elderly and with persistent wounds — involves breathing pure oxygen inside a pressurized air chamber. Sessions typically last two …

Health Care

Data Says You Should Start a Business in Healthcare. Here's Why

Don't make an appointment. Just go in and disrupt the industry.<p>Healthcare is the next big thing in startups.<p>It's not just about insurance. Once the domain of big pharma and multinational conglomerates, healthcare is now a $3 trillion industry including innovative biotech startups, preventative …

Trail Blazing

Proteus' Digital Medicine Offering Leads To Improved Compliance And Lower Blood Pressure

Interim findings from a new Digital Medicines study presented yesterday at the 65th annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (#ACC16) demonstrated that patients benefit from feedback on medication adherence and behavior patterns, translating to improved outcomes for chronic medical …

Digital Health

Indians among the hardest hit as global diabetes footprint expands

<b>New Delhi:</b> The number of adults with diabetes worldwide has increased almost fourfold from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 and half of …

Diabetes

Healthcare industry has an alarming mobile security gap

The healthcare industry is massively adopting smart mobile devices, but still moves very slowly when it comes to implementing cyber security measures …

Mobile

Former UnitedHealthcare CEO's tech-savvy payer startup Bright Health raises $80M

Minneapolis-based tech-savvy payer <b>Bright Health</b> has raised $80 million in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners and New Enterprise Associates …

Digital Health

Goodbye waiting rooms: How to get health care online

Too busy for a trip to see a health care provider, or live really far away from one? Using a telemedicine service (a.k.a. a “virtual visit” with a …

These 10 tweets show just how much is wrong with America's healthcare system

The number of diabetics in India doubled in 13 years: World Health Organisation

As many as 32 million suffered from the disease in 2000, while 63 million were diagnosed by 2013. This could to 101.2 million in the next 15 …

Diabetes

New Ally in the Fight Against Diabetes Wears a Cape

A red-suited superhero alights on top of his foe, bringing his fist down with a blow that smashes his enemy to smithereens. The foe’s name, though, isn’t the Joker or Lex. It’s diabetes.<p>It’s all part of the World Health Organization’s latest public awareness campaign, launched Thursday. “More and …

Diabetes

Diabetes Has Nearly Doubled Globally Since 1980

The percentage of people around the world suffering from diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, growing from 4.7% of the adult population to 8.5%, …

422 million people are now affected by diabetes, a fourfold increase in 25 years: World Health Organization report

GENEVA — The world has seen a nearly four-fold increase in diabetes cases over the last quarter-century, driven by excessive weight, obesity, aging …

Diabetes

How Can We Tackle Diabetes? Invest in Health Systems and Promote Public Health Approaches

Today, April 7th, marks World Health Day 2016, a yearly event that gives public health advocates a unique opportunity to raise global awareness for a key health issue. As a former Minister of Health, scientific researcher and lifelong advocate, I look forward to this day with great anticipation. …

Diabetes cases quadruple worldwide

The number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide in under four decades to 422 million, and the condition is fast becoming a major problem …

Reaping the Rewards of the Culture of Health Prize

<b>It's been a year since Brownsville, Texas, won the Culture of Health Prize for its engagement of leaders across sectors to improve local health</b> …

Health Care

How Can We Use a Wealth of Data to Improve the Health of Communities Across the Nation?

At RWJF, we view the <i>Rankings</i> through the lens of our Culture of Health framework—which is informed by data. This framework recognizes that a child …

Achieving Health Care Equity Begins with Relationships

Don’t get me wrong. Most health professionals are good people. These are not excuses for us, but we have lots of challenges that contribute to these …

Diabetes: The Case for Considering Context

What do we mean by context? Simply that health inequality does not occur in a vacuum. Where people live and work affects their exposure to stress, …

D-is-for-Diabetes: Expert Assembly Spearheaded by American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology Calls for Expanded Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Technology in the Care of People With Diabetes

<b>Expert Assembly Spearheaded by American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology Calls for Expanded Use of</b> …

Diabetes

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association analyzes 2.3 billion patient records to improve care quality

Healthcare innovation across the United States is being powered by a number of factors – including technology, legislation and the move toward …

Digital Health

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