Health Care Buzz Today

April 26, 2011
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ScrubdIn Announces Winners of 2011 Best Medical Apps Contest. Best medical app for health care professionals: Medibabble. Best medical app for patients: iHealth Blood Pressure Monitor. Most innovative Medical app: Webicina.

ScrubdIn Announces Winners of 2011 Best Medical Apps Contest. Best medical app for health care professionals: Medibabble. Best medical app for patients: iHealth Blood Pressure Monitor. Most innovative Medical app: Webicina.

patientslikeme Health Care Buzz TodayALS Study Shows Social Media’s Value in Research. The study leveraged PatientsLikeMe to expedite patient enrollment and reduce the time required to complete a trial of lithium therapy for Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Adults Claiming to have ADHD May Be Faking It. 22% of adults who said they had the disorder tried to skew test results to make their symptoms look worse, according to a new report.

Outpatient Care Provided by Hospitals Is No Bargain. Although hospital outpatient care makes up only 5% of all outpatient visits in the U.S., it accounts for more than one-fifth of outpatient costs.

AHRQ Reviews Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders. The report says that certain behavioral and developmental interventions are associated with improved outcomes in affected individuals. But for many other interventions, the science remains inconclusive.