Comparison is a thief of joy, and according to new research, a thief of health. A study published in Health Psychology claims that just thinking you are less fit in comparison to others might trim years off your life.
Something overflowing with bacteria is lurking in your home, right by your kitchen sink. There it is: the dish sponge.
Maybe check with your coders or optometrist. H31.023 is the ICD-10 code for solar retinopathy, or injury to the retinal tissue that typically comes from sun-gazing or, um, viewing an eclipse without the right protection. Knowing the code may come in handy this week.
Physicians and nurses are stressed. Since 2013, Medscape's annual lifestyle survey has tracked a 25% spike in physician burnout rates. Other studies suggest that more than half of all nurses are burned out.
Think twice before supersizing that meal. According to a new study in the Frontiers of Public Health, an estimated 70% of people in the world's 30 most-developed countries are "overfat."
The CMS would have required accreditors like the Joint Commission to publicly release audits of healthcare facilities in order to promote transparency. The rule was immediately panned by stakeholders as unhelpful for patients.
The rate of new diabetes cases remained relatively flat from 2014 to 2015, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, more than 30 million people live with the disease. Millions more have prediabetes, which could turn into Type 2 if left untreated.
Looking to play a larger role the fight against opioid abuse, the National Quality Forum on Wednesday launched a new stewardship program to lower rates of overprescribing among healthcare providers and curb patient addiction risks.
After Oregon expanded its Medicaid program in 2014, cardiac arrests significantly dropped among newly covered residents in one county, according to a new study.
The rash of shootings that have taken place throughout the country this year highlights the toll such incidents have had on children.
The CMS has proposed requiring private accreditors like the Joint Commission to release reports publicly. But these accreditors dislike the rule, arguing it won't improve transparency and it'll be costly to implement.
The eClinicalWorks settlement announced last week raises the question of how great a role the government should play in the oversight of electronic health records.