Why Parents Should Schedule Sports Physicals Early for Teens
To avoid getting hurt while competing, teens need to see a health care provider for a sports physical to ensure their bodies are ready for the season.
2 Washington hospitals named spinal fusion Centers of Excellence: 3 insights
The Washington State Health Care Authority designated Olympia, Wash.-based Capital Medical Center and Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle as Centers of Excellence for spinal fusion bundled episodes of care, according to State of Reform.
Earwax actually has a flavor — and there's a medical reason why
Ever catch an accidental taste of your own ear wax? That awful, sour flavor may exist because ear wax is acidic, just like many sour foods. And that acidity is a good thing: A doctor told INSIDER that it's part of ear wax's natural ability to fight off bacterial and fungal infections.
How hospitals can learn from the manufacturing industry to curb medical errors
Hospitals are learning patient safety improvement from two unlikely models —manufacturing and behavioral science, The Economist reports.
Connelly: Is health care coverage for pre-existing conditions in jeopardy?
The Trump Administration is refusing to defend in court a provision of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) that tells health insurers they cannot deny coverage, or charge more for coverage, based on a person's pre-existing conditions. The public is worried, Democrats are protesting, and the medical profession is up in arms.
How to Use Emerging Tech to Improve Healthcare
Technology has changed communication and consumerism so fast that we barely notice it anymore. Less than a decade ago, most people couldn’t imagine things like smart homes and augmented reality. Now, they’re regular consumer products
In healthcare, though, technology’s impact hasn’t been so subtle. As costs rise at nearly unbearable rates and patients become more involved in their care, new technologies play an increasingly vital role in helping healthcare organizations improve the quality of care they provide
Patients, or the consumers in the healthcare industry, have benefited most from the industry’s technology race. From preventive treatments to virtual care and more effective disease management, these are just a few ways healthcare leaders can leverage tech to…