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Cyberattacks Becoming Serious Threat to Health Providers

Cyberattacks Becoming Serious Threat to Health Providers

Processes and technology should be boosted against cyberthreats -- which are becoming more sophisticated.

Health Information Theft: A Growing Concern Among US Adults

Health Information Theft: A Growing Concern Among US Adults

About 44% of US adults are worried about having their personal health care information stolen.

Encrypting Patient Health Information to Improve HIPAA Compliance

Encrypting Patient Health Information to Improve HIPAA Compliance

"There are all kinds of options for encryption that they can take advantage of. It works well."

Cutting Length of Stay After C-Section with New Smartphone App

Cutting Length of Stay After C-Section with New Smartphone App

Introduction of this app would yield a 216% return on investment during the first year of use.

Using Heartbeats As Passwords for Electronic Health Record Access

Using Heartbeats As Passwords for Electronic Health Record Access

Researchers say that a heartbeat could serve as a secure 'password' for patient's electronic medical history.

Heart's Natural Rhythm Replicated with Soft Robotic Sleeve

Heart's Natural Rhythm Replicated with Soft Robotic Sleeve

The device was found to support heart function in a porcine model of acute heart failure.

Fake Medical News: Why It's So Potentially Lethal and What You Can Do About It

Fake Medical News: Why It's So Potentially Lethal and What You Can Do About It

Conditions are now right for a "perfect storm" of deliberate misinformation that could seriously hurt -- or even kill -- health-care consumers on a mass scale.

Teleconferencing with Patients: Is it Worth It?

Teleconferencing with Patients: Is it Worth It?

Patient evaluations performed through teleconferencing may lack the accuracy of a physical exam.

Addressing Patient Behaviors on Social Media

Addressing Patient Behaviors on Social Media

Commenting about patient behaviors on Facebook is becoming a common practice among clinicians.

ART Adherence in Youth Increases with Daily Text Messages

ART Adherence in Youth Increases with Daily Text Messages

Personalized daily text messaging improves the adherence in youths over a 6-month intervention.

HPV Vaccine Talk on Twitter: A Positive Tone

HPV Vaccine Talk on Twitter: A Positive Tone

Researchers have found that positive messages prevail on Twitter about HPV vaccines.

Pokemon Go Produces Short-Term Boost in Physical Activity

Pokemon Go Produces Short-Term Boost in Physical Activity

This study found that the virtual reality game got adults moving -- but only for a while.

Using Social Apps To Increase HIV Testing Among MSM

Using Social Apps To Increase HIV Testing Among MSM

The year-long study period showed that the intervention group had a testing rate of 63.7%, compared to the comparison group of 42%.

How To Protect Your Medical Practice From Cyber Hacking

How To Protect Your Medical Practice From Cyber Hacking

Medical practices can take a number of steps to ensure more security of their computer data.

Blood Transportation Via Drones Deemed Beneficial

Blood Transportation Via Drones Deemed Beneficial

Using drones may provide means to supply blood to accident sites, natural disasters and rural areas.

Reducing Chemo-Related Hair Loss with Scalp-Cooling System

Reducing Chemo-Related Hair Loss with Scalp-Cooling System

The device reduces blood flow to the hair follicles during chemotherapy treatments.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Help Treat Breast Cancer?

Using Artificial Intelligence to Help Treat Breast Cancer?

The Watson Oncology program agreed with doctors 90% of the time in many cases, researchers find.

Few #PlasticSurgery Posts on Social Media from Actual Surgeons

Few #PlasticSurgery Posts on Social Media from Actual Surgeons

About 6% of posts about plastic surgery are by surgeons and 37% of these are self-promotional.

Virtual Reality Gaming May Benefit Patients with Phantom Limb Pain

Virtual Reality Gaming May Benefit Patients with Phantom Limb Pain

This study finds that exercising with a virtual limb can reduce pain by as much as 50%.

Significant Improvements in Insomnia With Web-Based Cognitive Therapy Program

Significant Improvements in Insomnia With Web-Based Cognitive Therapy Program

This interactive program aims to build better sleep habits, researchers say.

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