Doctors Say Drinking Eight Glasses Of Water Per Day Is Unnecessary
BOSTON (CBS) — You may often hear you should drink at least eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated and healthy, but as Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, you can probably flush that number down the toilet. Tom Schalk drinks a lot of water. “I’m trying to hydrate before we get to the gym, then at the gym, then after the gym,” he explains. Tom now guzzles 6 to 8 bottles a day. “I feel like I’m doing something good for myself,” he adds. So how much does the body need? A new article published in the Harvard Health Letter recommends 30 to 50 ounces a day. Fluids carry nutrients to you...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: kcarroll94 Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Dr. Sharmeela Saha Harvard Health Letter Martha Hileire Tom Schalk University Hospitals Case Medical Center Source Type: news

Hospital readmissions for sepsis are highly common, extremely costly
UCLA Health Sciences Dr. Dong Chang The Affordable Care Act created several national initiatives aimed at reducing hospital readmission rates for heart attacks, congestive heart failure and other common high-risk conditions. But there is still no national program intended to address sepsis, a potentially life-threatening illness caused by infection. Now, a new UCLA study found that sepsis accounts for roughly the same percentage of hospital readmissions in California as heart attacks and congestive heart failure — and that it costs the health care system more than both of them combined. The research, conducted by th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 8, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UCLA doctors use 3-D printed model to guide tricky heart valve replacement
​​Last summer, after a long career as a successful entrepreneur and a brief retirement, Richard Whitaker was helping to start another new company. Unfortunately, a serious health concern caused a couple of interruptions in his work on the new venture. One of Whitaker’s heart valves wasn’t working properly, which caused congestive heart failure and led to two hospitalizations within several months.  Whitaker, now 66, needed surgery to replace the valve, which regulates the blood being pumped from the heart to the lungs. But previous surgeries and the unique anatomy of his heart would have made conventio...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 1, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Water: An Essential Cornerstone of Wellness
After a long winter, many people decide to take up jogging, running, or playing outdoor sports (especially during the spring and late summer months). A few days or weeks in, they will often schedule an appointment with their doctors because the exercise triggers headaches, feeling worn down, or problems with focus. People also report similar symptoms after beginning certain medications to treat high blood pressure or allergies. The surprising cause of these symptoms in both groups is the same -- it is dehydration. Some of the Reasons for Dehydration Even though people know they need to drink plenty of water per day,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comorbid conditions associated with worse lung cancer survival
(American Association for Cancer Research) Lung cancer patients with comorbid conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, or congestive heart failure had a higher risk of death than lung cancer patients without comorbid conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 11, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New hospital ratings evaluate delivery of “typical care”
The Internet has made it easier to become an educated consumer. At the touch of a button, you can find reviews of thousands of products and services — even health services — from consumer groups and fellow customers. It’s no surprise that many people count on these reviews and rankings before visiting a hospital. For the past 25 years, US News and World Report has been listing the “best hospitals” in the United States. In a Viewpoint article in this week’s JAMA, the magazine’s top health analysts describe how they are expanding and changing the way they rate hospitals. Common proce...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heidi Godman Tags: Health best hospitals hospital rankings hospital ratings Source Type: news

Heart failure drug digoxin linked to premature death
Conclusion This is a valuable systematic review that has searched the global literature to investigate the link between digoxin use and death from any cause in people with atrial fibrillation or heart failure. Overall, it found that people taking the drug had increased risk of death from any cause. People who were taking the drug for atrial fibrillation had a slightly higher risk than those taking it for heart failure. These are important findings in terms of trying to quantify the size of the increased risk. However, there are points to consider: The researchers report how the individual studies ha...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Medical practice Source Type: news

Digoxin increases the risk of early death in patients with heart problems, large study shows
There is conflicting evidence about whether digoxin, a drug that has been used worldwide for centuries to treat heart disease, might contribute to an increase in deaths in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) or congestive heart failure (CHF). Now, the largest review of all the evidence to date shows that it is associated with an increased risk of death in these patients, particularly in those being treated for AF. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Remote monitoring pilots may drop hospitalizations, but what happens when the program ends?
A retrospective matched-pair cohort study of 348 patients in Partners HealthCare’s Boston-area hospitals shows that remote monitoring in congestive heart failure patients can reduce 120-day hospitalizations and mortality. Interestingly, while the reduction in mortality held beyond the 120 days of the study, the hospitalizations for the monitoring cohort actually went up after the monitoring stopped. In […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 23, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Provider Uncategorized CCCP CHF remote monitoring congestive heart failure digital health readmissions heart failure remote monitoring JMIR Partners Healthcare Source Type: news

BioLife Solutions CryoStor® Cell Preservation Media Embedded In Cardio3 BioSciences' Phase III Clinical Trials Of C-Cure® Cell Therapy For Congestive Heart Failure
BioLife Solutions, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media and precision thermal shipping products for cells and tissues (“BioLife” or the “Company”), recently announced that Cardio3 BioSciences, a leader in engineered cell therapy with clinical programs initially targeting indications in cardiovascular disease and oncology, has embedded the Company’s clinical grade CryoStor cryopreservation freeze media in its ongoing Congestive Heart Failure Cardiopoietic Regenerative Therapy (CHART-1) phase III ...
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - April 13, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CryoStor® Cell Preservation Selected For Phase III Clinical Trials of C-Cure® Cell Therapy for Congestive Heart Failure
Cardio3 BioSciences, a leader in engineered cell therapy with clinical programs initially targeting indications in cardiovascular disease and oncology, has embedded the Company’s clinical grade CryoStor cryopreservation freeze media in its ongoing Congestive Heart Failure Cardiopoietic Regenerative Therapy (CHART-1) phase III clinical trial in Europe and Israel and the pending CHART-2 phase III clinical trial to be conducted in the United States. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - April 10, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tablet app reduces CHF patient readmissions by 53 percent
New York City-based Health Recovery Solutions announced that its tablet-based program reduced the 30-day readmission rate for 130 congestive heart failure (CHF) patients at Penn Medicine’s Penn Care at Home program by 53 percent. Health Recovery Solutions looked at Penn Care at Home’s data between July 2014 and February 2015. During this time, the readmission rate fell from 8 percent to 3.8 percent. […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 9, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Uncategorized Health Recovery Solutions patient engagement app PatientConnect Penn Care at Home Penn Medicine remote patient monitoring Source Type: news

Eulogy For My Father
I thought I would get used to it. Maybe feel some callousness to it. Walking into the building and being directed to the viewing hall. Walking to the front of the room and seeing a loved one lying in a casket. I have seen a cousin, grandparents, uncles and friends within the last five years or so pass away. These past few months I have had to come to grips that I will again face death. My dad is dying! Twenty-four years ago my father suffered a near fatal stroke. The years following have been dealt with his heath declining and new issues he's faced including COPD and congestive heart failure. He has had a portable defibr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bristol-Myers Squibb, uniQure to Develop Gene Therapies
The collaboration includes uniQure’s proprietary gene therapy program for congestive heart failure that is intended to restore the heart’s ability to synthesize S100A1 (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - April 7, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stop the Snore to Improve Intimacy
There is a common nighttime activity that may be hurting your love life and your health. More than a quarter of Americans recently confessed that a snoring bed partner makes them annoyed or angry, according to a new survey conducted by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM). Moreover, one in five respondents said a snoring partner could drive them out of bed. In the Bedroom Americans who snore frequently may find romantic nights interrupted and relationships at risk. The survey also revealed that 40 percent of women claim snoring in the opposite sex is a turn-off, and nearly one in 10 Americans went so far ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

#MedicareMonday: Helping Hypertensive Patients Live Healthier Lives
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a chronic condition affecting an estimated 70 million people in the United States. Unfortunately, just 52 percent of these individuals have their high blood pressure under control. Many people don’t realize taking their medicines as prescribed can help keep this chronic condition in check – and save money – for both individuals and the health care system overall.  As we’ve been covering in recent weeks, programs like Medicare Part D help individuals access needed medicines, and adhering to a prescription regimen can help avoid hospital visits and other c...
Source: PHRMA - March 2, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Source Type: news

He wears his heart on his… back?
Last winter, Deyven Ferreras started to feel a bit weak. He was extra tired during the day and had trouble catching his breath before falling asleep. The eighteen-year-old from Providence, R.I., attributed the weakness to the fact that he wasn’t exercising as much as he did in the warmer months, when he regularly played basketball with his friends. Over spring break, however, the situation grew dramatically worse. Deyven felt nauseous and assumed he had the flu—until a regularly scheduled doctor’s visit revealed he was actually in heart failure. Deyven’s mother rushed him to the nearest hospit...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 17, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Heart conditions Our patients’ stories congestive heart failure heart transplant Heart transplant program VAD Source Type: news

NSAIDs in Spondlyarthritis: Sorting Risks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients not exposed to NSAIDs had increased risk of congestive heart failure. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - February 5, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Medocity raises $650,000 for mobile-enabled care coordination
Morristown, New Jersey-based Medocity raised $650,000, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $3 million. The company offers providers a handful of care coordination and patient engagement programs focused on cancer care, congestive heart failure, senior care, and COPD (coming soon). The CHF and COPD programs focus on […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 2, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Uncategorized cancer management app CHF Care CHF management app congestive heart failure management app iCancerHealth Medocity Medocity MD patient engagement Source Type: news

OSTAR Launches First Cellular TeleHealth Blood Pressure System for CHF
Breakthrough Affordable Cellular Blood Pressure Solution for Congestive Heart Failure. VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 30, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- OSTAR Healthcare Technology, a Washington State Based TeleHealth Solutions company, anno... Devices, Monitoring, Product LaunchOSTAR Healthcare Technology, OSTAR P201, Cellular TeleHealth (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 30, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

VA: Proposed Information Collection (Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) Telehealth in the Parkinson's Disease Research, Education & Clinical Center (PADRECC), Healthcare Experiences of Patients With Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)) Activity: Comment Request
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is soliciting public comment on information needed to assess and enhance a variety of patient-centered models of care for veterans. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 27, 2015 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Title: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/29/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - December 29, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Slim-Vie: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - November 26, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bee Thin: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - November 24, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Super Extreme Accelerator: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - November 24, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bee Slim: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - November 24, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Depression and Dementia in Older Adults Increase Risk of Preventable Hospitalizations
11/20/2014, Journal of General Internal Medicine - Older adults with mental health conditions, such as depression or cognitive impairment, have a higher risk of readmission within 30 days after a hospital stay for pneumonia, heart attack or congestive heart failure, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. (Source: Health Behavior News Service)
Source: Health Behavior News Service - November 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness
As we marvel at the gadgets that companies such as Nike, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple have recently produced and brought to market--gadgets which can record our heart rate, calories expended, and steps taken—one can only think of how this technology could likely be used on a greater scale to help those who truly need it the most—people with chronic medical illnesses such as emphysema, diabetes, or congestive heart failure. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 21, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD Source Type: news

Forever Beautiful Bee Pollen by REFA Enterprises: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients
Risk for those with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhymias or stroke (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - November 20, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

TNF-Inhibitors May Cut Risk of Congestive Heart Failure in RA
(MedPage Today) -- Risk is lower than those patients taking nbDMARDs (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 19, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Teaching An Old Medical Device New Tricks
By repurposing a capnograph, a common medical device that measures carbon dioxide levels in a patient’s breath, a newly developed algorithm may help identify whether a patient with shortness of breath is suffering from emphysema or congestive heart failure. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - November 13, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

MIT Researchers Teach An Old Medical Device New Tricks
By repurposing a capnograph, a common medical device that measures carbon dioxide levels in a patient’s breath, a newly developed algorithm may help identify whether a patient with shortness of breath is suffering from emphysema or congestive heart failure. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - November 13, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

V26 Slimming Coffee: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - November 5, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Steward’s ACO focuses patient engagement efforts on 4 percent of covered lives
Steward Health Care System’s President Dr. Mark Girard, who spoke at the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit in Boston this week, discussed how Steward’s facilities use digital health tools to manage their patient populations. According to Girard, there are two fundamental processes in healthcare, information flows and people flows. The ideal, he said, is for both processes to be happening […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 4, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Uncategorized accountable care organizations ACO congestive heart failure connected scale digital health patient engagement Steward Health Care System Source Type: news

Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms
Title: Congestive Heart Failure SymptomsCategory: Doctor's & Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 30, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Congestive Heart Failure Medications
Title: Congestive Heart Failure MedicationsCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - October 30, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Prostate cancer medications linked with increased risk of heart-related deaths in men with cardiovascular problems
(Wiley) A new study has found that certain prostate cancer medications are linked with an increased risk of dying from heart-related causes in men with congestive heart failure or prior heart attacks. Published in BJU International, the findings will help doctors and patients weigh the benefits and risks of the drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 29, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

St. Jude's CardioMEMS Improves Another Patient Outcome
The newly released CardioMEMS device for real-time monitoring of congestive heart failure (CHF) is now being used at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - October 20, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

NIH’s $10.8M grant for sensor-enabled congestive heart failure, smoking cessation tools
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an $10.8 million grant to launch a new initiative, called Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K), which will see a team of researchers working to better understand and develop tools that leverage data from health sensors and wearables. The team of researchers will be led by University of Memphis computer scientist Dr. Santosh […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 13, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Uncategorized activity tracker AutoSense BD2K health sensing wearables health sensors MD2K National Institutes of Health NIH University of Memphis Source Type: news

Intel-GE Care Innovations, Cigna-HealthSpring Collaborate On Remote Patient Management
After exciting results in a pilot study, Cigna-HealthSpring and Intel-GE Care Innovations are planning to expand a new remote care management program. By providing patients tools to use at home, along with remote access to care givers, congestive heart failure (CHF) complications were greatly reduced, along with hospital visits. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - October 11, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Automatic enrollment significantly boosts employer-based health plan sign-ups
This study shows that an opt-out strategy can take away those roadblocks and make it easier for participants to take advantage of these programs that can greatly benefit them.” Specifically, the researchers found that of the 1,549 people in the voluntary sign-up group, only 35 percent opted into the program. By contrast, 91 percent of the 3,405 people in the opt-out group were enrolled, simply by choosing not to take action to drop out. Among the other findings the researchers noted that those in the voluntary enrollment group who had incomes of more than $75,000 a year or a bachelor’s degree were likelier to e...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 9, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cigna, Intel-GE expand RPM trial for Medicare heart patients
Cigna-Healthspring, a subsidiary of Newtown, Massachusetts-based payor Cigna that specializes in Medicare plans, is expanding its congestive heart failure remote patient monitoring program in partnership with Intel-GE Care Innovations. The two organizations first piloted the program with 50 patients in Tennessee. These members, who had been recently admitted to the hospital for CHF complications, received a tablet on which they […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 6, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Uncategorized Cigna-Healthspring Intel GE Care Innovations remote patient monitoring Source Type: news

Telemonitoring reduces readmissions 44 percent in 4-year, 500-patient study
A new study from Pennsylvania hospital system Geisinger Health Plan shows that remote monitoring of congestive heart failure patients can reduce readmissions by 38 to 44 percent and produce a return on investment of $3.30 on the dollar. The long-term study of 541 patients began in 2008 and just concluded in 2012. Patients used a Bluetooth-connected weight […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 3, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Uncategorized AMC Health congestive heart failure Geisinger Health Plan Medicare Advantage population health management remote monitoring remote patient monitoring Source Type: news

Magnesium crucial to prevent congestive heart failure
(NaturalNews) Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) sounds so darn final. Nobody wants to fail and nobody wants their heart to fail. Merely using that terminology will dis-heart-en a person and steal their hopes for health and healing.CHF occurs when the left ventricle heart muscle fails... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Empirical Foundations of Telemedicine Interventions for Chronic Disease Management
Looks at the impact telemedicine has on cost, quality and rural access to healthcare, focusing on three chronic diseases: congestive heart failure, stroke and obstructive pulmonary disease. -- (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - September 16, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Treating digoxin toxicity: is less more?
3 out of 5 stars Digoxin-specific antibody fragments in the treatment of digoxin toxicity. Chan BSH, Buckley NA. Clin Toxicol 2014 Aug 4 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This long detailed paper seems to be a manifesto masquerading as a review article. It is quite informative and well worth reading. But I’d keep in mind that the authors appear to have a (not so) hidden agenda: to decrease the dose of digoxin-specific antibody fragments administered in most cases of acute and chronic digoxin toxicity. The authors state their objective up front: To review the pharmacology, efficacy, effectiveness, indications, safet...
Source: The Poison Review - August 29, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical digibind digifab digoxin specific antibody fragments digoxin toxicity Source Type: news

New Implanted Sensor Could Reduce Heart Failure Admissions
Unexpected trips to the hospital are inconvenient and worrisome for anyone, but for congestive heart failure sufferers, they can be all too frequent. In a rural state like West Virginia, distance can be a factor. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - August 28, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

AliveCor gets FDA clearance for atrial fibrillation algorithm
AliveCor has received an additional FDA 510(k) clearance, this time for an algorithm that allows its smartphone ECG to detect atrial fibrillation — an abnormal heart rhythm that isn’t always detectable to the patient, but if left untreated can lead to stroke or congestive heart failure — with high accuracy. The app is set to […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 21, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Uncategorized AliveCor AliveCor ECG atrial fibrillation mobile health remote patient monitoring smartphone ECG Source Type: news

What Causes Proteinuria?
Discussion Proteinuria occurs relatively often in pediatric practice with 5-15% of school children having transient proteinuria, the most common cause. However, proteinuria can be a sign of kidney disease. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the proteinuria in light of the clinical situation. A good history and physical examination along with a full urinalysis and/or BUN and creatinine, or urine protein/creatinine ratio may be all that is necessary. Another patient with edema, hypertension or hematuria needs a fuller evaluation and treatment. Proteinuria is usually categorized into three groups to assist with evaluation...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 18, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

When Death Comes Too Slowly
It is difficult to watch a parent who is ready, willing, but not able to die.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - August 17, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: David B. Seaburn, Ph.D., L.M.F.T. Tags: Aging Depression Health Spirituality Charlie No Face Chimney Bluffs congestive heart failure Darkness is as Light David B. Seaburn death dying Heaven loss Pumpkin Hill Savant Books and Publications TIA Source Type: news