Tag Archives: System

Canada sours on its drug system just as Trump looks to import from it

Just as the Trump administration is planning to let states import prescription drugs from Canada, the United States’s northern neighbors have grown impatient with their own high drug prices. Canada is enmeshed in a drug pricing war. Canadians are paying among the highest prices in the world for drugs, prompting lawmakers to consider a major… Read More »

Half of patients use online self-scheduling after hours at Benefis Health System

Benefis Health System, a nonprofit, independent health system based in Great Falls, Montana, serves a 38,000 square mile region with many very rural communities. This means the health system has many patients looking to access care. Further, the health system has nearly 300 employed providers, so scheduling patients with providers across multiple locations can be… Read More »

Early Warning System Could One Day Predict Epileptic Seizures

According to the World Health Organization, more than 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, which makes it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. Now, new research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation reveals that there may be a way to foresee seizures—a common symptom of epilepsy, reports FutureNeuro. For the study, scientists… Read More »

Medical News Today: What role does the immune system play in hypertension?

Millions of people in the United States and across the world have hypertension, a condition that, without proper management, can contribute to the risk of heart disease and stroke. Specialist white blood cells play an important role in the regulation of blood pressure, a new study finds. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and… Read More »

what3words Addressing System for Medical Uses: Interview at CES 2019

January 9th, 2019 Editors Emergency Medicine, Exclusive, Informatics, Public Health, Society Modern medicine relies a great deal on advanced technologies, but some of these technologies introduce new complications and existing systems muddy the waters further. GPS, for example, is highly accurate, but GPS coordinates are difficult to use. Old fashioned addresses, on the other hand,… Read More »

Chronic fatigue: Overactive immune system 'may trigger ME-like symptoms'

An overactive immune system may help explain the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, scientists from King’s College London have suggested. Many sufferers of CFS, or ME, say their condition began with a challenge to their immune system like an infection. The scientists studied 55 patients with Hepatitis C who were given a drug that causes… Read More »