Biological treatment of IBD patients through the Financial Assistance Program can have superior results

A study conducted by researchers at UT Southwestern University found that patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who needed treatment with biological therapies and enrolled in a financial assistance program were less likely to need surgery after starting treatment compared to those not enrolled in the program. There are gaps in IBD care. Our project … Read more

Kessler and BrainQ partner in a national trial of a breakthrough device to improve post-stroke recovery

Researchers from the Kessler Foundation and the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (together, “Kessler”) are enrolling participants in a national trial of an innovative device to improve recovery after stroke. The Kessler sites in West Orange and Saddle Brook, N.J., are among 20 sites across the United States participating in the EMAGINE Stroke Recovery Trial, which … Read more

With the spread of STDS, companies are rushing to market at-home test kits. But are they reliable?

Among the more remarkable legacies of the COVID-19 pandemic is how quickly federal regulators, the health care industry, and consumers moved to make home testing a reliable tool for managing the public health crisis. But that quick focus is missing from another, less widespread epidemic: an explosion in sexually transmitted diseases that can cause chronic … Read more

Artificial intelligence is advancing deeper into healthcare

Disorder is reshaping healthcare delivery GT Escalating costs, closed facilities, capacity problems, understaffing, understaffing, a lot of chaos — it sounds like a struggling industry — and that industry is health care. Can AI help fix some of the problems facing hospitals and healthcare providers? There has been progress on that front — not fast … Read more

A new FDA-approved device for post-stroke rehabilitation is now available to patients at Jefferson Health

Newswise – Philadelphia – Stroke affects nearly 14 million people all over the world annually, and it can often lead to loss of mobility. Patients can regain some function with intensive rehabilitation treatment for the first few months after a stroke, but this recovery is often plateauing and leaves patients with a “new normal”. To … Read more

Accumulate money from uninsured penalties in California

Jamal Johnson, left, reviews health insurance plans with Mark Burch in 2016. Nearly three years after California began to fine residents without health insurance, the state has not distributed any of the revenue it collected. Leslie Sterling Sacramento B file Nearly three years after California began fining residents without health insurance, the state has not … Read more

Medibank data breach: Australia blames Russian cybercriminals for attack

Brisbane, Australia CNN – Australian Federal Police (AFP) said Friday that cybercriminals in Russia were behind a ransomware attack on one of Australia’s largest private health insurance companies that viewed sensitive personal data posted on the dark web. At a brief news conference, AFP Commissioner Reese Kershaw told reporters that investigators know the identity of … Read more

New intervention helps addiction patients better manage their health

An intervention that teaches patients in addiction treatment how to better communicate with their primary care team regarding mental and physical health concerns has led to long-term benefits over 5 years, including more primary care use and fewer visits to the substance-related emergency department, Kaiser has Permanent researchers found. The study published in JAMA Network … Read more

Here are the industries that added the most jobs in October – and the industries that lagged behind

The Labor Department reported on Friday that the US economy gained 261,000 jobs in October. The latest figure is slightly lower than in September but still well above economists’ expectations of a 190,000 job gain. Despite rising inflation, rising interest rates, slowing economic growth and deepening concern about a recession in 2023, the resilient US … Read more

20 dividend stocks that might be safer if the Fed causes a recession

Investors cheered when last week’s report showed the economy expanded in the third quarter after successive contractions. But it’s too soon to be excited, because the Federal Reserve has so far given no indication that it is about to stop raising interest rates at the fastest pace in decades. Below is a list of dividend … Read more