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Are Melodic Intonation Therapy and Rhythmic Mechanisms Enough to Legitimize Music Therapy?

May 19, 2016 by Andy Heikkila

As time has gone on, both support and skepticism have cropped up in response to the use of music therapy as a treatment. Recent claims have been made across the spectrum, ranging from music therapy’s ability to improve both physiological and psychological functions that help chronically ill patients breathe better, slow down the parasympathetic nervous system to induce relaxation, and even ease pain and stress after surgery--but can music truly be considered a form of medicine?[read more]

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Rising 21st Century Trends in Healthcare

May 17, 2016 by Ryan Kh

The future for medicine is far brighter than its past, as it should be. The 21st century is certain to usher in revolutions in the world of healthcare, as the century before it proved to do as well. For us in the meantime, it can seem like the so-called progress never materializes, but even in 2016, the seemingly future of medicine is already present.[read more]

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Five Fields In Healthcare That Are Quickly Growing

May 17, 2016 by Anita Ginsburg

The healthcare industry can be extremely lucrative, but it is tough for many students and professionals to decide which fields are growing and in need of new talent. Here is a list of five healthcare fields that are not only growing today, but also estimated to need thousands of new employees in the coming years.[read more]

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Brain-Machine Interfaces – New Technology in the Making

May 16, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

Until recently, the idea of controlling our environment using our thoughts belonged to science fiction books and movies. But with the development of neuroscience in the last 30 years, this dream is becoming a reality.[read more]

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Digitized Pathology Improves Study Results and Cuts Costs

May 14, 2016 by Joseph Pierro

Ever since the invention of the microscope and the discovery of microorganisms, pathology has played a vital role in increasingly more sciences and industries. Researchers from all fields, including academic experts, research-based hospitals, and the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, rely on information that can be gleaned from only the exhaustive, microscopic analysis of tissue samples.[read more]

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Product Differentiation in the Medical Space

May 13, 2016 by Dennis Hung

"Most companies require newly hired salespeople to complete extensive training programs to learn about the company's products and how to successfully sell them. These courses focus on critical things like managing the sales funnel and the sales presentation."[read more]

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Moles: Simple Skin Issue or Something More?

May 12, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff

This article presents a selection of research papers on the subject of neuroscience and neurology published in April. As usual, many new interesting findings were made public this month, and the selection presented here reflects mostly my personal opinion of their importance.[read more]

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The Good, The Bad and The Frustrating: Social Security Benefits in the Digital World

May 11, 2016 by John Colvin

As a whole, we adapt to the technology that is constantly introduced into our lives. In fact, the digitization of everyday activities saves us time, effort and - in some cases - money. But every time we are asked to switch yet another aspect of our lives into the digital world, we inevitably have to wrestle with the growing pains that accompany that transition. Unfortunately for Social Security disability recipients, healthcare providers and their attorneys, many of the technical flaws associated with accessing electrical medical records are causing us some of these pains.[read more]

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How to Better Communicate with Patients

May 10, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

With healthcare undergoing huge changes in the United States, patients and doctors need to communicate with each other more than ever. But studies show that doctors don’t actually listen very well to their patients – or at least that a lot of patients feel that way.[read more]

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The Biggest Challenges And Changes Hospital Administrators are Facing

May 10, 2016 by Marlena Stoddard

Hospital administrators across the country are faced with many demands during the course of their work. Just consider four complex issues that impinge upon the daily professional lives of a typical hospital administrator.[read more]

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How to Best Manage the Good Name of a Hospital

May 8, 2016 by Joe Chierotti

A hospital's online reputation is complex and can be difficult to maintain control over. Knowing the best practices for hospital reputation management is a start. Here, we examine four ways hospitals can get started with online reputation management.[read more]

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Telemedicine Is Growing, But HIPAA Concerns Remain

May 3, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

When telemedicine first debuted, its primary goal was to reach patients in rural areas suffering from doctor shortages. Telemedicine was also thought to provide a good option for patients who needed specialist care located far from home. This would limit unnecessary travel while increasing access to medical care.[read more]

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2 Medical Entrepreneurs Taking Marketing by Storm

April 30, 2016 by Dennis Hung

"The healthcare market is changing, and it will continue to change. If a new company is unable to keep a close eye on the trajectory of market trends and fit their marketing to their audience, that company will not be around for long."[read more]

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Facts and Figures vs. The “Frivolous Medical Malpractice” Narrative

April 29, 2016 by Andy Heikkila

10 years ago, medical malpractice took center stage in the U.S. political arena when John Edwards was announced as 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry’s running mate. A thick frivolity-in-law narrative and stigma quickly engulfed the country, and, unfortunately, that narrative still pervades today, even though the numbers say otherwise.[read more]

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How to Open a New Urgent Care Center

April 28, 2016 by Jack Roberts

According to the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AACUM), the number of urgent care centers in this country has increased 14 percent to 9,300 centers since 2008.[read more]

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Overhauling Medical Malpractice to Address Defensive Medicine

April 27, 2016 by David Mann

there is a prevailing school of thought that American medicine is full of harm, that doctors make choices every day to harm their patients solely because they are afraid of being sued. Known as practicing “defensive medicine,” it refers to recommending a diagnostic test, procedure, or specialist visit that is not necessarily the best option for the patient.[read more]

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Cause and Effect - What Leads to a Misdiagnosis?

April 26, 2016 by Marlena Stoddard

Misdiagnosis and medical negligence are serious issues requiring the attention of both doctors and patients alike.[read more]

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HIPAA Compliance Breaches Higher Than Ever: What Are You Doing About It?

April 26, 2016 by Jenna Cyprus

In 2015, we witnessed the highest level of HIPAA compliance breaches yet, and 2016 isn’t expected to be much better. Even if you’re a small practice, you’re not immune to security breaches, and you’re probably making more mistakes than you realize. It’s essential that medical professionals make it a priority to protect themselves and their practices from such mistakes.[read more]

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Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis - A Deadly Mistake

April 21, 2016 by James Dezao

In 2015 cervical cancer killed almost 4,100 women in the United States. Although, great strides have been made in diagnosing and treating the disease early, resulting in a far lower death rate than in the past, the truth is that many women are dying needlessly or undergoing much more invasive treatment for cervical cancer today because of mistakes due to medical malpractice.[read more]

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Virtual Reality Enhances Healthcare

April 20, 2016 by Jessica Oaks

At least, it has the potential to. Regular (and even infrequent) visitors to the hospital can tell you that doctors and nurses aren't yet walking around with VR goggles on their heads. It's true that we haven't quite reached that far into the future – but it could be right around the corner.[read more]