Pronouncing it a critical, patient-focused bill, the Washington, D.C.-based National Health Council (NHC) recently urged U.S. Congress leadership to pass the 21st Century Cures Act for the sake of citizens with diverse diseases and disabilities.
The CDC revealed that 13 cases of drug-resistant Candida auris yeast infections have been documented in the U.S. over a three-year time period as of Nov. 4, so far affecting only patients in hospital facilities.
Following November’s election, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) officials offered some perspective drawing upon the concept of election cycles, calling 2016 a 'change election' year and sharing their viewpoint based on decades of observation.
When Danish scientists discovered that certain research subjects experienced a higher incidence of ischemic stroke following endoscopies, they determined that risk increases when taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), commonly used to treat heartburn.
Payment plans, percentages, participation and practice details affected by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) recently gained clarification as family physician Dr. John Meigs addressed professional concerns about the new law.
Embarking on a pioneering clinical trial, researchers at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center recently obtained authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test a new therapeutic approach to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
A breakthrough study by the American Heart Association has revealed that air pollution is correlated with blood vessel damage in young, otherwise healthy adults, suggesting that all individuals benefit from monitoring — not just vulnerable populations.
Stressing that support is paramount to coping with diabetes management, the Maryland-based National Institutes of Health recently urged individuals dealing with the diagnosis to seek out resources and encouragement during November — National Diabetes Month.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently appointed Carolann Murphy to the state’s Commission on Spinal Cord Research for a three-year term, leveraging her three-decade clinical career for the benefit of furthering research via various institutions.
Data from the Maryland-based National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) suggest that the incidence of U.S. premature births has worsened for the first time in the last eight years, according to a March of Dimes announcement.
Coming from professional, social and philanthropic circles, patrons of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s (LCRF) 14th Annual Strolling Supper recently joined LCRF members in New York City to raise a record-breaking total of nearly $1.5 million.
Evanston, Illinois-based Aptinyx Inc., a biopharmaceutical company advancing therapies for neurological disorders, recently obtained $2.85 million in NIH grants to spearhead research on neuropathic pain and age-related cognitive decline.
Scientists from three different branches of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have crafted a method to isolate certain drug combinations to combat antibiotic-resistant infections by developing a rapid screening assay.
New data from an American Heart Association report indicate that a cancer survivor’s age at diagnosis may directly relate to their chances of succumbing to heart disease, with a younger onset age suggesting increased risk.
Two providers of patient monitoring systems from different continents have forsaken their former competitiveness and united in a multi-year agreement to develop and streamline the latest advances in the field.
Medical students are already on double duty with rigorous schedules and material to process, on top of social time with friends and family — so they may not know about the phenomenon of subtly acquired bias.
Thanks to efforts from the American Heart Association (AHA) resulting in nearly two dozen ballot choices nationwide, voters recently opted to reduce tobacco use, consume fewer sugar-laden beverages and support outdoor safety and accessibility.
Management consulting firm Pinney Associates of Bethesda, Maryland, has announced that two of its principals presented at a recent public U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meeting on developing abuse-deterrent opioids.
To combat the stigma attached to mood disorders in our society — especially for males — Joshua Beharry has formed HeadsUpGuys as a resource for men to overcome depression and achieve improved mental health with widespread support.
With 14 years of nursing experience and plans for many more, Tamara Floyd of Florida recently joined the Nursing Board at the American Health Council to share her expertise in nursing, patient care and orthopedics.