Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: Diagnosis, Management and Treatment

Nov 06, 2016 at 05:36 pm by Staff

By SRINIVAS SEELA, MD Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) is a digestive condition that occurs when the duodenum is compressed between two arteries (the aorta and the s.... Read More

Researchers Unlock Mystery Of How Zika Spreads In Human Cells

Oct 20, 2016 at 08:15 pm by Staff

Rachel Bluth Kaiser Health News Researchers have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how the Zika virus spreads in human cells and neutralizes the body's defenses. A study by.... Read More

Play, Autism, and The PLAY Project

Oct 20, 2016 at 08:01 pm by Staff

By Rick Solomon, MD Just today in the New York Times there was an opinion piece by Paul Tough entitled To Help Children, Coach Their Parents about research on young children.... Read More

Are Blues' Plans Benefitting Unfairly From Program To Offset Cost Of Sicker Patients?

Oct 18, 2016 at 10:40 pm by Staff

Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News Some health insurers say they're paying too much to rival Blue Cross Blue Shield plans under a key pillar of the federal health law designed to.... Read More

The Importance of Preparation for Organized Wound Care

Oct 12, 2016 at 10:25 am by Staff

By DOT WEIR, RN, CWON, CWS The specialty of wound management is one that the average lay person is not going to know even exists. Beginning as a young child, we expect that.... Read More

Got Zika? For Pregnant Women, Lab Constraints Mean It's Often Hard To Know

Oct 11, 2016 at 07:54 pm by Staff

Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Houston-based Legacy Community Health Services, a federally qualified health center, is trying hard to fight the Zika virus. It's screening p.... Read More

Early Lung Cancer Detection May Save Lives

Oct 02, 2016 at 05:02 pm by Staff

Rebecca Desir, MPH Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States. The five-year survival rate for lung cancer patients is a d.... Read More

Large Danish Study Links Contraceptive Use To Risk Of Depression

Sep 28, 2016 at 10:57 pm by Staff

Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Kaiser Health News Aside from pesky side effects like nausea and headaches, hormonal contraceptives are generally considered quite safe and effectiv.... Read More

In Battle Against Zika, Researchers Seek Foolproof Test For Infection

Sep 20, 2016 at 10:38 pm by Staff

John Pope Kaiser Health News NEW ORLEANS -- The Zika virus has struck fear throughout the Americas, but determining whether people have been infected can be difficult. Here's.... Read More

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Advances Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Sep 14, 2016 at 05:05 pm by Staff

After more than 10 years of clinical trials, the Food and Drug Administration last fall approved the use of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to treat prostate cancer..... Read More

GuideWell's Take on Cancer and the Conference Experience

Sep 14, 2016 at 04:29 pm by Staff

By BETH RUDLOFF - Healthcare Executive in Residence for Health Innovators and COO Emeritus of UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health Late August, GuideWell's Innovation Cent.... Read More

CDC Deploys New Rapid Response Teams To Fight Zika

Sep 14, 2016 at 12:23 pm by Staff

Virginia Anderson Kaiser Health News ATLANTA -- It was a call that public health officials were dreading, but for which they had prepared. An elderly man in Salt Lake City die.... Read More

Physicians, Specialists Hold Summit on Brain-eating Amoeba

Sep 10, 2016 at 11:23 am by Staff

ORLANDO -- An event months in the making, conceived with the goal of bringing clinicians and specialists together in a national discussion about a deadly brain-eating amoeba,.... Read More

Gaps In Care Persist During Transition From Hospital To Home

Sep 07, 2016 at 09:02 pm by Staff

Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News SAN DIEGO -- Alton Rodgers had just come in from gardening when he suddenly blacked out and collapsed on the floor. The 89-year-old Kentucky nat.... Read More

Experts Say Stepped-Up Monitoring Is Crucial As Zika's Threat Lasts Beyond A Baby's Birth

Sep 06, 2016 at 08:53 pm by Staff

Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News As the Zika virus spreads both at home and abroad, new information is bringing to light how children -- even those who at birth do not show o.... Read More

Attending To The 'Human Element' Is Key To Keeping Patients Healthy

Sep 04, 2016 at 11:53 pm by Staff

Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Racial minorities and lower-income people typically fare far worse when it comes to health outcomes. And figuring out why has long been one.... Read More

It's Not "Giving Up"

Sep 02, 2016 at 09:44 pm by Staff

All too often, I hear the question, "How do people know when it's the right time to 'give up' and turn to hospice?" Those of us who work with patients with advanced illness kn.... Read More

'America's Other Drug Problem': Copious Prescriptions For Hospitalized Elderly

Sep 01, 2016 at 10:02 am by Staff

Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Dominick Bailey sat at his computer, scrutinizing the medication lists of patients in the geriatric unit. A doctor had p.... Read More

Cardiac Rehab Improves Health, But Cost And Access Issues Complicate Success

Sep 01, 2016 at 09:02 am by Staff

Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Mario Oikonomides credits a massive heart attack when he was 38 for sparking his love of exercise, which he says helpe.... Read More

Another Reason To Diet: Experts Find Additional Evidence Of Obesity-Cancer Link

Aug 25, 2016 at 09:30 pm by Staff

Zhai Yun Tan Kaiser Health News There may be plenty of room for debate about whether some aspects of everyday life cause cancer -- whether it's drinking too much coffee, eatin.... Read More