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Less than a third of nonprofessional family caregivers surveyed by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute said technology plays a large role in their caregiving.
FTC drops probe of Texas Medical Board on telehealth | Health Data Management
The Federal Trade Commission has ended its investigation of the Texas Medical Board for potentially violating antitrust law by restricting how telemedicine is practiced in the state. Texas recently passed a new law rescinding a requirement for patients to have in-person consultations with providers before they could receive care virtually.
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Hospitals ramp up hyperbaric therapy for diabetics, despite concerns | Kaiser Health News
Almost 1,300 hospitals in the U.S. have installed hyberbaric oxygen therapy facilities for treating diabetes despite the American Diabetes Association's saying there is not enough evidence of the treatment's efficacy. Medicare reimburses hospitals about $450 for each two-hour session.
Spectranetics makes devices for heart disease therapy. Philips chief executive Frans van Houten said the acquisition, which comes two years after the company's acquisition of vascular imaging company Volcano, will further bolster Philips' presence in the market.
No jurors were chosen on the first day of jury selection for the trial of Martin Shkreli, who is being charged with securities fraud while at Retrophin, a company he founded. Potential jurors have said they cannot be impartial because of how Shkreli increased the price of parasitic disease drug Daraprim from $13.50 a pill to $750 a pill.
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Night shifts may hinder body's ability to repair DNA damage | Science Daily
Suppressed melatonin may be to blame for night shift workers' impaired ability to repair DNA damage, according to new research.
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