EAN 2017: Smartphone use can damage median nerve June 28, 2017 -- Need another reason to take a break from your smartphone? Heavy users of smartphones can experience damage to their median nerves, potentially resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a poster presentation at this week's congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Amsterdam.
Texas governor signs DBT insurance bill June 28, 2017 -- Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas has signed legislation requiring insurance providers to cover digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for women older than 35, with no co-payment.
U.S. Senate health bill would leave 22M uninsured by 2026 June 26, 2017 -- The U.S. Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would leave 15 million more Americans uninsured a year after its implementation, 19 million by 2020, and 22 million by 2026, according to a report published June 26 by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
$262B in healthcare claims initially denied in 2016 June 26, 2017 -- Out of an estimated $3 trillion in medical claims submitted by hospitals in the U.S. last year, an estimated 9% of charges ($262 billion) were initially denied, according to an analysis by Change Healthcare.
Paxeramed launches image management platform June 23, 2017 -- PACS/RIS developer Paxeramed has launched a new image management platform called CareRad to support DICOM imaging workflow and securely deliver medical images and reports to patients.
Study: ACA leads to earlier breast cancer diagnoses June 23, 2017 -- The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is being credited for a shift to earlier breast cancer diagnoses as more women were able to afford mammography screening, according to a study published in the August issue of Cancer Epidemiology.
FDG-PET links physical activity to healthy brains June 23, 2017 -- Researchers using FDG-PET have uncovered healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in the brains of people at risk for Alzheimer's disease who consistently partake in moderate-intensity physical activity, according to a study published online June 22 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.