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Read all about it: Developing a book habit linked to longer life

Read all about it: Developing a book habit linked to longer life

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 27, 2016

“Reading books is helping you keep your brain sharp, which is helping you live longer,” explained Avni Bavishi, a master's degree candidate at Yale University's School of Public Health who led the study published recently in Social Science and Medicine.

Teen researcher makes hospital efficiency his mission

Teen researcher makes hospital efficiency his mission

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 27, 2016

Nishant Singh, a sophomore at North Carolina State University, observed the treatment process at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill to determine the most cost-effective way for the hospital to increase its treatment capacity.

Olympian takes drive, passion back to St. Luke's Health

Olympian takes drive, passion back to St. Luke's Health

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 20, 2016

Her day job is director of community health at St. Luke's Health System's West Region in Idaho. But cyclist Kristin Armstrong won a place in Olympic history in Rio, joining speedskater Bonnie Blair as the only American women to win three gold medals in the same event at any Olympics, grabbing her...

Rio Olympics get plugged in with EHR for everyone at games

Rio Olympics get plugged in with EHR for everyone at games

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 20, 2016

GE Healthcare, an official sponsor of the games, provided medical equipment to this year's event along with a key piece of healthcare IT—its Centricity Practice Solution EHR and practice-management system. It was the first time all athletes at the Olympics had their health records managed on...

RxArt taps top artists to help kids

RxArt taps top artists to help kids

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 06, 2016

RxArt's simple mission is to help children heal through the power of art by taking their mind off their surroundings, even for just a little while.

Medical work could be stressing you out

Medical work could be stressing you out

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 30, 2016

A recent survey found that 19% of medical workers said that their jobs “have a bad impact on their overall health,” putting them fourth behind workers in retail, construction and outdoor work, factories and manufacturing.

The Rx? A dose of Pokemon

The Rx? A dose of Pokemon

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 30, 2016

A Michigan children's hospital is dispensing a new kind of medicine—Pokémon style.

And now ... a bot you can swallow

And now ... a bot you can swallow

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 23, 2016

Medical technology has already brought us snake robots and nanobots for surgery. The next bot on the list? An origami robot with a biodegradable frame that you swallow in an ice cube.

Meet Chicago's furriest public health workers

Meet Chicago's furriest public health workers

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 23, 2016

The Tree House Humane Society's Cats at Work Project matches feral felines with Chicagoans overrun with rats. The businesses and residents who sign up for the program get a team of spayed, neutered and vaccinated rodent killers in exchange for $600 and a commitment to feed the felines twice a day.

Let's be careful out there, 'Pokémon' players

Let's be careful out there, 'Pokémon' players

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 16, 2016

The wave of “Pokémon Go” mania that has gripped the nation since the mobile app was released July 6 has inspired some to claim the game can improve mental health and get Americans exercising.

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