Researchers are attempting to minimize errors caused by confusing labels on over-the-counter medications by incorporating changes in fonts and text colors. The team was able to drop error rates from 68 percent to 16 percent in elderly patients.
Researchers from George Washington University discovered patients prescribed opioids for pain management can experience more difficulty with chronic wounds than individuals who are not taking opioid-based medications.
As the baby boomer generation ages, many expect the age-specific risk of dementia to grow in the United States. But researchers have found a significant decline in dementia in recent years, with some 24 percent fewer individuals over the age of 65 suffering the symptoms in 2012 when compared to 2000.
Gaumard Scientific Company, producers of educational simulators for more than 60 years, has introduced and demonstrated the OMNI 2, its newest CPR trainer that combines value-priced simulators with a touch-screen platform.
Connecting patients with healthcare resources within their own community can increase medication adherence and improve quality of life. Researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine have developed a program that uses electronic medical records (EMRs) to connect patients with the health resources in their community.
Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School have found survival rates of heart surgery patients correlate with the amount of cooperation among the care team through preparation, operation, hospitalization and recuperation processes.
Immunotherapy is poised to take the place of surgery and chemotherapy as the most effective method in cancer care. Yet, for all the patients having positive experiences with immunotherapy there are some individuals where this treatment is rendered ineffective for an unknown reason. Researchers at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute at the University of Cambridge have discovered a weight loss condition in cancer patients may be the reason immunotherapy fails in treating certain patients
Weight Watchers is well known as a possible tool to help people shed some pounds. But a recent study by the Medical University of South Carolina's Health Weight Managements Center shows the program also has the potential to help people manage type 2 diabetes.
Genetic testing can determine a parent's risk of having children effected by cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy. Most genetic testing involves giving a blood sample then waiting weeks for results, but Good Start Genetics has developed a VeriYou genetic test for easy access through Amazon.
The topic of pain management is moving away from its current dependence on drugs into methods that incorporate therapy outside of medication. Omron Healthcare has introduced its Omron HEAT Pain Pro, which utilizes heat and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) technology to treat joint and muscle pain.
Medtronic has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a potentially revolutionary device that monitors glucose levels and delivers insulin automatically. The MiniMed 670G works as an “artificial pancreas," because its sensors constantly monitor insulin levels within the body and inject the dose needed accordingly.