HHS focuses on telehealth and tech innovations in Rural Action Plan

March 30, 2021 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in September 2020 released an 82-page Rural Action Plan aimed at evaluating and engaging challenges facing rural healthcare in the country.  The plan lays out a four-point strategy intended to address hurdles to providing rural healthcare, including building a sustainable health model for … Read more

Scientists Use AI and Urine to Diagnose Prostate Cancer

March 24, 2021 The current method of diagnosing prostate cancer, the most common type of cancer in men, is typically invasive so as to get a decent accuracy rate.  A collaboration of scientists from the Biomaterials Research Center at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and the Asan Medical Center in South Korea has … Read more

Abdominal CT Raises Blood Cancer Risk in Appendicitis Patients, Particularly Kids

March 19, 2021 The debate about whether exposure to CT radiation can actually augment the likelihood of cancer has been long-standing.  In a study published on 20 JAN 2021 in JAMA Surgery, investigators from South Korea examined a large study population, determined the risk exists, and pushed for radiologists to continue to be judicious in … Read more

Implantable Bladder Wrap for Improved Urinary Control

March 16, 2021 “Researchers have been interested in studying urinary control for a while because a lot of diseases and conditions are related to this,” said Larry Cheng, a Researcher involved in the study.  “There are two conditions in particular that researchers have been studying.  The first condition is to force the urine out of … Read more

Cardiac MRI shows myocarditis less common in athletes recovered from COVID-19 than previously thought

March 11, 2021 Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers compared 59 student-athletes who had the novel virus to a near equal amount of healthy controls.  It is well known that COVID-19 may affect the heart; however, this recent finding brings much-needed positive news, the group explained in a letter published by the journal Circulation.  “The degree … Read more

Spit test may diagnose concussions in athletes

March 05, 2021 HERSHEY, Pa. — Can doctors use spit to diagnose concussions?  Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine are working to achieve just that.  A groundbreaking study addresses concussions head on. Dr. Steven Hicks, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, said a spit test may be able to diagnose … Read more

Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) reveals nighttime hyperglycemia in gestational diabetes

March 02, 2021 “Masked CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor )data revealed nocturnal hyperglycemia in those who were not commenced on insulin, with 60% of subjects breaching glucose targets overnight for [greater than] 10% of time,” David N. O’Neal, MD, FRACP, a Clinical Endocrinologist in the Department of Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital, University of Melbourne, and … Read more