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AT HOME WITH INYAN February 21, 2018 BY ALEX GANS “Good morning. This is a nurse at the emergency room of Moses Taylor Hospital calling. We wanted to let you know the police brought your father in during the night.”  So began our family’s medical saga involving my elderly father, at 5:30 a.m. that morning. My… Read more »

TRIUMPH: Triple Low-Dose Combo Pill a Success in Hypertension !!!

MEDSCAPE >HEALTH NEWS Sue Hughes March 13, 2018   ORLANDO — A pill combining low doses of three antihypertensive medications decreased blood pressure faster and more effectively and increased the number of patients reaching goal compared with usual care, without increasing adverse effects, in a new study. The TRIUMPH trial was presented here at the American College… Read more »

8 Health Benefits of Drinking Wine

Every year, there is a flurry of headlines about the health benefits of wine. But can drinking wine really make a difference? Here, the news—very good news, indeed—from the latest studies. Note: The health benefits come from moderate wine consumption, defined by the American Heart Association as one to two four-ounce glasses a day.  A Freilichin Purim… Read more »

DOJ: Personal trainer posed as physician in $25M scheme

Written by Ayla Ellison |Becker’s Hospital Review – October 18, 2017 A 54-year-old personal trainer was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 12, and charged with engaging in a scheme to defraud insurance companies by submitting more than $25 million in false claims for medical services, according to the Department of Justice. The government claims David… Read more »

Joint Commission reaffirms ban on texting orders

by Paige Minemyer | FierceHealthcare Jan 9, 2017 11:02am Citing burdens on clinicians that could lead to treatment delays, the Joint Commission said its ban on doctors using text messages to order treatments will stay in place for the time being. The Joint Commission briefly lifted the ban last spring, but then temporarily reinstated it… Read more »

Donald Trump picks David Shulkin to lead VA

By Leslie Small | FierceHealthcare Jan 11, 2017 12:24pm President-elect Donald Trump has selected current Department of Veterans Affairs Undersecretary for Health David Shulkin to lead the VA, he announced Wednesday at his first postelection press conference. Shulkin, Trump said, “will do a truly great job” at the agency, which has struggled to bounce back… Read more »

4 ways hospitals can improve health equity

by Paige Minemyer | FierceHealthcare Jan 4, 2017 4:35pm Hospitals are often one of the most significant institutions within their local communities, and with a few strategies, leaders can promote better health equity and care access to hard-to-reach patients. In a post for the NEJM Catalyst blog, Kedar Mate, M.D., chief innovation and education officer… Read more »