Dentistry’s Technological Revolution Is Transforming Patient Trust

Dentistry has been slow to adopt innovative technology, impacting patient trust. However, the industry has caught up in recent years, using technology to increase patient trust in diagnoses and overall care. Patient trust in healthcare has declined, driven by rising costs and lack of transparency. Dental professionals are using AI imaging, intraoral scanners, and teledentistry…

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Digital health strategy to be published by end of March

The Government’s digital health strategy, delayed but finally set for release in early 2024, aims to address Ireland’s outdated health information systems. Calls for a new independent digital health agency have been made to manage the rollout of electronic health records. Prof. Martin Curley highlights the urgent need for modernization in the Irish health system,…

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Women in Cardiology: Exploring Challenges and Pathways to Empowerment

February is American Heart Month, with a focus on cardiovascular health. National Women Physicians Day on February 3 honors women in medicine. Female cardiologists face challenges like pay disparity and lack of leadership opportunities. Obstales also include gender bias, with experiences of being treated differently and facing stereotypes. Despite progress, more work is needed for…

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New medical AI launches, from India to Korea

Indian medical imaging AI company InMed AI has launched a new AI-powered tool, Neuroshield CT TBI, for screening traumatic brain injuries. This tool can detect intracranial haemorrhage, fractures, and midline shift on brain CT images, alerting clinicians to critical findings. In-Med recently received FDA clearance for its NeuroShield brain analysis software. Qure.ai’s AI-enabled tuberculosis solution,…

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Pregnancy Care Was Always Lacking in Jails. It Could Get Worse.

In June 2022, Angela Collier, who was 13 weeks pregnant and experiencing complications, was arrested instead of receiving medical care due to outstanding warrants. Her experience sheds light on the lack of oversight and federal standards for reproductive care for pregnant women in the criminal justice system. Pregnant women in jails often face inadequate access…

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PCPs, allergy specialists continue to experience high EHR burdens

Primary care providers spend more time on electronic health record documentation compared to allergy and immunology providers before and after the pandemic. Despite the implementation of telemedicine, the number of messages managed by both types of providers remained consistent. A study presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting compared the…

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Amgen drug Enbrel will see price limit in Colorado

Colorado has taken the lead in controlling prescription drug costs by setting a payment limit for the arthritis drug Enbrel, which costs insurers an average of $46,772 per patient per year. This move may signal a new era of state governments actively working to control the rising costs of prescription medications. While the state board…

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Nancy Patricia McLean

Nancy Patricia Cruikshank met her husband, Ken McLean, in university and struggled with tuberculosis, losing a year of study. Her father, Robert, was a bacteriology professor who encouraged her to try new drug combinations for treatment. Nancy recovered and worked as a locum GP before focusing on raising her family. She later returned to work…

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