Watershed Health Raises $14M For Its Care Coordination Platform

Healthcare providers often fail to coordinate care properly, resulting in wasted resources that cost the U.S. about $340 billion per year. Watershed Health CEO Dr. Chip Grant believes uncoordinated care…

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International doctors leaving Ireland due to inability to live with families here

International doctors in Ireland are facing difficulties with the visa process for family reunification, leaving them isolated from loved ones. Physicians from outside the EU are waiting up to a…

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Senators provide a roadmap for AI policy in the US

The Bipartisan Senate AI Working Group released a roadmap for AI policy in the U.S. Senate, emphasizing the importance of funding cross-government AI research projects, particularly in biotechnology and medicine.…

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The Lure of Specialty Medicine Pulls Nurse Practitioners From Primary Care

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are increasingly moving into specialty care practices, expanding their skills and earning higher incomes. This shift from primary to specialty care is concerning, as it may exacerbate…

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Long-acting reversible contraception uptake tied to residential distance from hospital

Postpartum women living farther from the hospital are more likely to choose long-acting reversible contraception than those living closer. A study showed that women who lived more than 10 miles…

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Readers respond to H5N1 and livestock movements, and more

STAT publishes selected Letters to the Editor in response to First Opinion essays to encourage discussion on difficult issues. An AI-based second opinion service could improve clinical decision-making, but there…

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Support services for healthcare professionals must be properly funded

Harj K Kaul, an occupational physician and professor, discusses the challenges of supporting medical practitioners with mental health issues through NHS Practitioner Health (NHSPH). NHSPH offers support, treatment, and safe…

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Creativity and humor shown to promote well-being in older adults via similar mechanisms

A recent study by researchers at the University of Brescia and the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart explores the relationship between creativity, humor, and the well-being of older adults.…

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Get the best out of your microplate reader: recommendations for use

BMG LABTECH experts Ann-Cathrin Volz and Martin Mangold discuss microplate readers and their usage recommendations. BMG LABTECH specializes in microplate readers with various models to meet researchers' needs. They offer…

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DOJ Officially Moves to Reclassify Marijuana as Schedule III

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has proposed reclassifying marijuana as a Schedule III controlled substance, a major policy shift that began with a directive from President Joe Biden in…

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