Healthcare IT Regulations – What Needs to Be Added and What Needs to Be Removed
There are a lot of rules and regulations in place in the world of healthcare. These are put into place in order to protect patients and organizations. However, the world of healthcare is constantly changing and evolving as we come up with new ideas and solutions. Have the regulations done the same though? Or are there areas that are missing regulations? Or are there areas in healthcare where past regulations are now too restrictive and are holding us back? In search of answers to these questions, we reached out to our incredibly beautiful Healthcare IT Today Community to see what areas they would add, remove, or update re...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 19, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Grayson Miller Tags: Administration Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Regulations 1upHealth 4medica Amanda Heidemann Andrea Mazzoccoli Andrew Norden MD Bill Charnetski Cheryl Cheng Commur Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, August 7th 2023
In conclusion, here, we demonstrate a novel mechanism for ESC-EVs to protect cells from senescence. However, whether ESC-EVs rejuvenate aged mice via miR-15b-5p and miR-290a-5p remains unknown. Next, we plan to use miR-15b-5p and miR-290a-5p antagonists while treating aged mice with ESC-EVs to further investigate the mechanism by which ESC-EVs resist aging in vivo. « Back to Top Fatty Acid Metabolism as a Commonality in Different Approaches to Slowing Aging It seem...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 6, 2023 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Postmenopausal Hormone Treatment Correlates with Increased Dementia Risk
We report a nationwide study on the association between menopausal hormone therapy and development of dementia. 5,589 incident cases of dementia and 55,890 age matched controls were identified between 2000 and 2018 from a population of all Danish women aged 50-60 years in 2000 with no history of dementia or contraindications for use of menopausal hormone therapy. Compared with people who had never used treatment, people who had received oestrogen-progestin therapy had an increased rate of all cause dementia (hazard ratio 1.24). Increasing durations of use yielded higher hazard ratios, ranging from 1.21 for one year ...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 31, 2023 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Transgender health risks in hormone therapy
Reportedly, there are at least 1.6 million people who identify as transgendered in the United States. Approximately one-third of them are transgendered male-to-females, referred to as “T-girls.” These individuals have a strong desire to be passable without undergoing surgery, relying instead on hormone therapy. However, hormonal therapy is not without risks. Testosterone, used in protocols Read more… Transgender health risks in hormone therapy originally appeared in (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 27, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs

Bill Would Ban Care for Transgender Veterans; the Scientific and Medical Consensus Tells Us That's a Mistake
The recently-released spending bill would prevent the Department of Veterans Affairs from beginning to offer gender confirmation surgery. It would also prevent providers from offering hormone therapy for gender-affirming care. These provisions do not align with the state of the science and medical consensus and would harm vulnerable veterans. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - July 5, 2023 Category: Health Management Authors: Kayla M. Williams Source Type: blogs

Oral Estrogen Linked To High Blood Pressure Risk: An In-depth Study Analysis
Conclusion As a whole, this study indicates a strong correlation between the method of estrogen administration and the risk of hypertension. Oral estrogen seems to carry a higher risk compared to transdermal patches and vaginal creams. The duration and dosage of estrogen consumption are also significant factors. Remember, regular self-monitoring is critical, and for that, we provide valuable guides on our website for things like ‘how to lower blood pressure’ and ‘checking blood pressure at home’. Stay informed, stay healthy! Read also: E-Tattoos: The Cool & Easy Way To Track...
Source: The EMT Spot - June 8, 2023 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Rotman, MD, FRCPC, PhD Tags: News Source Type: blogs

Healthcare Fragmentation Isn ’ t So Bad, If It Comes with Better Outcomes
The following is a guest article by Nate Maslak, Founder & CEO at Ribbon Health. Personalization is embedded into many aspects of our lives, from individualized show recommendations on our Netflix accounts to AI-driven product recommendations based on our shopping habits. And consumers have come to expect and demand this personalization. Recent McKinsey research shows that 71% of consumers expect companies to deliver personalized interactions.  This expectation is expanding into healthcare. Personalized healthcare meets people where they are as an individual with unique behaviors, medical histories and life circumstan...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - January 4, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Artificial Intelligence Data Fragmentation Data Silos Fragmented Care Healthcare Source Type: blogs

You need to ask these questions to teens starting hormone therapy [PODCAST]
Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. Catch up on old episodes! “A good history and physical, including screening, can prevent consequences that burden a patient’s daily life and increase health care costs. Assessing cardiovascular risk is a key part of the evaluation. Transgender individuals may have a compounded risk. Awareness and education for both the Read more… You need to ask these questions to teens starting hormone therapy [PODCAST] originally appeared in (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 14, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Podcast Endocrinology Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

You need to ask these questions to teens starting hormone therapy
In medical practice today, we have all types of providers in charge of birth control counseling and treatment: medical doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and even medical assistants who report to their licensed providers. Having a standardized questionnaire that all providers can easily use and incorporate into their practice would help safeguard Read more… You need to ask these questions to teens starting hormone therapy originally appeared in (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 17, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Nocturnal hypertension : Something Important is being cooked in the hypertensive world !
Some physics: Why is blood under pressure?  In perfect vascular climatic conditions, the human circulatory system is comparable to a smooth flowing river irrigating 100 trillion cells, traversing many kilometers of the capillary network, to the far away tissue bed. One major difference in the river analogy is, that in human biology, the entire blood has to return back to the heart in about 30 seconds. (The fact that the venous system does this in style with near-zero pressure head is the greatest wonder in circulatory physiology) The force per unit area, that drives the blood is the blood pressure. It is expressed...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - June 12, 2022 Category: Cardiology Authors: dr s venkatesan Tags: Hypertension systemic hypertension acc aha esc hypertension guidelines dippers non dippers melatonin for nocturnal hypertension night time bp reverse dipper Source Type: blogs

Cryoablation for Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: Interview with Ric Cote, CEO of Channel Medsystems
Channel Medsystems, a medtech company based in California, created the Cerene cryotherapy device for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding. Heavy menstrual bleeding can affect quality of life for many women, and the condition can be associated with abdominal pain, cramping, and tiredness.     The Cerene technology aims to provide an effective treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding, a procedure which can be performed in a doctor’s surgery in just a few minutes, and which does not require general anesthesia. The procedure involves the insertion of the device into the uterus, where cryoablation of the endometrial ...
Source: Medgadget - May 2, 2022 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Exclusive Ob/Gyn Reproductive Medicine Surgery Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, December 6th 2021
In this study, they found these drugs can kill senescent cells from cultures of human fat tissue. The tissue was donated by individuals with obesity who were known to have metabolic troubles. Without treatment, the human fat tissues induced metabolic problems in immune-deficient mice. After treatment with dasatinib and quercetin, the harmful effects of the fat tissue were almost eliminated. Targeting p21Cip1 highly expressing cells in adipose tissue alleviates insulin resistance in obesity Insulin resistance is a pathological state often associated with obesity, representing a major risk factor for type 2...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 5, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Results from a Trial of the Senolytic Fisetin in a Single Individual with Autoimmunity
Today's materials from the Intraclear Biologics team may be of interest to those following the development of senolytic therapies. Since the Mayo Clinic has yet to publish results from their clinical trials of fisetin as a senolytic therapy, and may not do so for a few years yet, it is good to see even preliminary data from other sources. Senolytic therapies selectively destroy senescent cells, though only one approach (the combination of dasatinib and quercetin) has been definitely shown to destroy significant numbers of senescent cells in humans. Data has yet to be published on whether fisetin performs as well in humans ...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 30, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Self-Experimentation Source Type: blogs

Can some postmenopausal women with breast cancer skip chemotherapy?
Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women. In the last two decades, the treatment of breast cancers has become personalized. This has been possible due to the subtyping of breast cancers. Breast cancers have been subtyped based on the receptors on the breast cancer cell. The most clinically significant receptors — those that have targeted therapies — are the estrogen and progesterone receptors and the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). Cancers that have the estrogen and progesterone receptors are termed hormone receptor (HR)-positive cancers. The development of hormone therapy for HR-positi...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Salewa T. Salewa Oseni, MD Tags: Cancer Medical Research Women's Health Source Type: blogs

Sexual health and gender-affirming care
LGBTQ+ people are often considered a cohesive group, but sexual orientation and gender identity are different. Sexual orientation describes who a person prefers to be sexually intimate with. Gender identity, on the other hand, describes their sense of themselves as male, female, or another gender. Transgender and other gender diverse (TGD) people, whose gender identity is not aligned with their recorded sex at birth, can have any sexual orientation. (The same is true, of course, with cisgender people, whose gender identity aligns with their recorded sex at birth.) What is sexual health? Sexual health is a concept that goes...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Boskey, PhD Tags: Health Health care disparities LGBTQ Mental Health Sex Source Type: blogs