Novartis teams up with smartpatient on new tool for patients with wet macular degeneration

Smartphone screens displaying the MyTherapy app

Novartis is teaming up with smartpatient to launch a new app feature on the MyTherapy app for patients with wet macular degeneration (AMD) that is focused on educating patients and caregivers about treatment and management.  Called “See What’s Next,” the section was

Read More Novartis teams up with smartpatient on new tool for patients with wet macular degeneration

Fewer, but sicker, patients visit Ascension hospitals in its latest fiscal quarter

Community Health swings to Q3 profit, even as COVID-19 cases swelled

Dive Brief: Ascension, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, swung back to black with net income of $1.2 billion in the first quarter of its fiscal year ended Sept. 30 compared with the prior-year period, despite declines in patient volumes

Read More Fewer, but sicker, patients visit Ascension hospitals in its latest fiscal quarter

Hospitals gear up for long winter surge as beds, ICUs fill with COVID-19 patients

Hospitals gear up for long winter surge as beds, ICUs fill with COVID-19 patients

On Nov. 19, Michigan reported 8,324 confirmed new cases. There were 3,805 total hospitalized adult positive and suspected COVID-19 cases.Every three weeks since early October, the numbers of hospitalizations have doubled and the cases have increased threefold, said state epidemiologist

Read More Hospitals gear up for long winter surge as beds, ICUs fill with COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 is making it harder for some middle income patients to pay premiums, deductibles: report

COVID-19 is making it harder for some middle income patients to pay premiums, deductibles: report

Dive Brief: Premium contributions by employees in employer health plans totaled 11.5% of the median U.S. income in 2019, according to a new survey from The Commonwealth Fund. That’s up from 9.1% a decade ago. In Arizona, Texas and Mississippi,

Read More COVID-19 is making it harder for some middle income patients to pay premiums, deductibles: report

New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients

New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients

Back in March, just as anxiety over COVID-19 began spreading across the U.S., Erinn Baldeschwiler of La Conner, Washington, found herself facing her own private dread. Just 48 and the mother of two teenagers, Baldeschwiler was diagnosed with stage 4

Read More New Legal Push Aims to Speed Magic Mushrooms to Dying Patients

Rural Areas Send Their Sickest Patients to Cities, Straining Hospitals

Rural Areas Send Their Sickest Patients to Cities, Straining Hospitals

Registered nurse Pascaline Muhindura has spent the past eight months treating COVID patients at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. But when she returns home to her small town of Spring Hill, Kansas, she’s often stunned by what she sees,

Read More Rural Areas Send Their Sickest Patients to Cities, Straining Hospitals

Glycemic Control and the Risk of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease: Parallel Population-Based Cohort Studies in U.S. and Swedish Routine Care

Carotid Disease and Retinal Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Parameters in Type 2 Diabetes: The Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II

Glycemic Control and the Risk of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease: Parallel Population-Based Cohort Studies in U.S. and Swedish Routine Care Yang Xu, Aditya Surapaneni, Jim Alkas, Marie Evans, Jung-Im Shin, Elizabeth

Read More Glycemic Control and the Risk of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease: Parallel Population-Based Cohort Studies in U.S. and Swedish Routine Care

COVID-19 Patients Discharged from Home Health Care Often Have ‘Excellent’ Symptom Improvement, Functional Outcomes

Home Health Agencies Still Waiting for Details After Feds Float Plans to Distribute Point-of-Care COVID-19 Tests

So far, there’s been a lack of information on the characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who are discharged to the home setting. Researchers Kathryn Bowles and Margaret McDonald — both with the Visiting Nurse Service of New

Read More COVID-19 Patients Discharged from Home Health Care Often Have ‘Excellent’ Symptom Improvement, Functional Outcomes

Older patients less willing to have elective procedures as COVID-19 surges: survey

Older patients less willing to have elective procedures as COVID-19 surges: survey

Dive Brief: Older people appear less willing to undergo elective procedures as the number of U.S. COVID-19 cases has risen, according to a survey by analysts at investment firm Needham & Company. A November poll of 251 individuals with an

Read More Older patients less willing to have elective procedures as COVID-19 surges: survey

Diabetes as a Risk Factor for Poor Early Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19

Carotid Disease and Retinal Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Parameters in Type 2 Diabetes: The Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II

IntroductionDiabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S., currently estimated to affect 34.2 million people (10.5% of the U.S. population) (1). In addition to the well-documented adverse health outcomes associated with this disease, diabetes has also

Read More Diabetes as a Risk Factor for Poor Early Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19