Tree Nut Allergies Often Overdiagnosed

Skin, blood testing not very useful for identifying 'co-allergy,' study suggests by Salynn Boyles Contributing Writer March 27, 2017 More than 50% of people with documented allergies to peanuts or a single tree nut passed an oral food challenge to other [...]

2017-03-29T15:39:43-05:00March 29th, 2017|Health News|

15 Tips for Preventing Infections in the Hospital

Hospitals are breeding grounds for MRSA, C. diff, and other bacteria. Use our expert advice to stay safe. By Consumer Reports Hospitals are breeding grounds for dangerous bacteria, including those that cause C. diff and MRSA infections. Some 650,000 people developed [...]

2017-03-08T14:15:17-05:00March 8th, 2017|Health News|

The Pronovost Principles

Peter Pronovost, M.D., now senior vice president for patient safety and quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, developed a checklist to prevent central-line infections more than 15 years ago. It's still the gold standard. If a family member needs a [...]

2017-03-08T14:10:48-05:00March 8th, 2017|Health News|

Not Feeling Well? Ask HealthTap’s ‘Dr. AI’

What to Do Next Alexa, Amazon's virtual assistant, ventures into healthcare • by Satish Misra MD March 03, 2017 - This post originally appeared on Amazon's Alexa is a voice-activated virtual assistant that can do a lot of things, from controlling [...]

2017-03-08T14:01:57-05:00March 8th, 2017|Health News, IT|