Florida Allows Doctors To Perform C-Sections Outside of Hospitals

Florida has become the first state to allow doctors to perform cesarean sections outside of hospitals, which is supported by a private equity-owned physicians group. This change aims to lower costs and provide pregnant women with a more homely birthing atmosphere. However, the hospital industry and leading obstetricians’ association are concerned that performing C-sections in…

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Study shows enforced masking on long flights prevents SARS-CoV-2 transmission

A study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health investigated the factors involved in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 on commercial flights. It found that long-haul flights without enforced masking had significantly higher COVID-19 rates compared to flights with enforced masking. Each additional hour of flight without enforced masking increased the transmission…

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Doctor Orangutan, I Presume

A study conducted in Sumatra observed an orangutan using an improvised topical paste to treat a facial wound. The researchers noted this behavior as a novel observation of self-medication in non-human primates. This finding highlights the intelligence and problem-solving abilities of orangutans, as well as their ability to use natural remedies for self-care. The study…

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Expert Insights On Myths and Facts About The Condition

Asthma affects more than 27 million people in the US, but can be effectively managed with the right treatment. Dr. Priya Bansal explains that asthma cannot be outgrown, but symptoms may improve with proper management. Symptoms can vary between patients, and exercise is encouraged to improve lung capacity. Asthma medications are not habit-forming and do…

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The Top 3 Reasons That Hospitals’ Tech Pilots Fail

Hospitals are increasingly experimenting with new healthcare technology through pilot programs, but many of these initiatives fail. Justin Brueck from Endeavor Health emphasizes the importance of learning from these failures to improve innovation. He highlights three main reasons for unsuccessful technology pilots in health systems: unclear problem-solving goals, lack of engagement from frontline clinicians, and…

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Prior authorization, fee schedule reform must be Congress’ ‘top priority’

The American College of Rheumatology urged Congress to address challenges in private practice, including prior authorization and Medicare fee schedule issues, after a hearing on the collapse of private practice. The ACR emphasized the need for reform and legislative remedies to address barriers facing independent medicine. Panelists at the hearing highlighted the impact of Medicare…

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