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.  

Sparta Systems, Inc., a producer of enterprise quality management software (EQMS) solutions, has launched its cloud-based Stratas Quality Management solution.

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.

A new treatment for Crohn’s disease was approved by the FDA this week, one that aims to serve as an alternative for patients who are intolerant of immunomodulators or corticosteroids.

Lillian Dittrick, a fellow with the Society of Actuaries, uses data analytics on patients at Unity Health to combat risks stemming from the treatment of diabetes. Dittrick was able to identify patients with chronic conditions, manage costs and implement quality control measures, all while maximizing patient outcomes and minimizing financial risks.

A new, more discrete hearing aid by Australia-based Cochlear Limited will be hitting the market this fall.

Researchers from the University of Missouri explored the importance of health information technology in the hope of raising awareness for seniors in nursing homes.

Since news broke that the Zika virus, which has been plaguing parts of South America and Puerto Rico, has spread to Florida, the urgency for prevention tactics have increased in the U.S.

Patient monitoring systems have proven to provide a better quality of care to patents, but how much are these technologies saving in both time and money?

Most young people have had to help parents or grandparents get a hold on new technology, including that old VCR or a new iPhone. In a study published by JAMA, a team of researchers led by David M. Levine, MD, MA, of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, measured the rate at which seniors use digital technology in their healthcare.