The ISPOR Science Strategy has identified a targeted set of themes that the Society believes will have the greatest impact on both the field of HEOR and global healthcare.Read more
The approval of COVID-19 vaccines has brought with it hope, excitement, as well as concerns. AARDA is committed to ensuring you have the information you need to make the right decisions for your health. A panel of medical experts will discuss frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines, as well as address audience questions.Read more
As the COVID-19 death toll mounts and the world hangs its hopes on effective vaccines, what else can we do to save lives in this pandemic? In UniSA’s case, design world-first technology that combines engineering, drones, cameras, and artificial intelligence to monitor people’s vital health signs remotely.
In 2020 the University of South Australia joined forces with the world’s oldest commercial drone manufacturer, Draganfly Inc, to develop technology which remotely detects the key symptoms of COVID-19 – breathing and heart rates, temperature, and blood oxygen levels.
Within months, the technology had moved from drones to security cameras and kiosks, scanning vital health signs in 15 seconds and adding social distancing software to the mix.
In September 2020, Alabama State University became the first higher education institution in the world to use the technology to spot COVID-19 symptoms in its staff and students and enforce social distancing, ensuring they had one of the lRead more
Mark Ryan, from WHO, points out that we may still not facing what “the big one”. I met with Dr Renuka Tiperneni (U. Michigan), Dr Jeremy Greene (Johns Hopkins), and Dr. Rebekah Gee (Louisiana State U) to explore how public health can be galvanized so that a new administration best prepares the country to face a future pandemic that is worse than Covid-19.Read more
Greg Whitcher, M.D., a resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, explains how the COVID-19 vaccine works.Read more
With nearly half of U.S. physicians experiencing symptoms of physician burnout, a team of psychology and medical experts advance a new “career-long” model for physician resilience training.Read more
Battling the mild cognitive impairment stage of Alzheimer’s may disease may “nip it in the bud”.Read more
ACTRIMS MS Virtual 2020 Q&A with Association LeadershipRead more
View Berkeley Lab from the sky in this aerial video, which features drone footage taken earlier this year by Thor Swift, lead photographer in Berkeley Lab’s Creative Services office of the Information Technology Division. The video was produced by Marilyn Sargent, a multimedia producer in the Strategic Communications department.Read more
How fast is the universe expanding? We don’t know for sure.Astronomers study cosmic expansion by measuring the Hubble constant. They have measured this constant in several different ways, but some of their results don’t agree with each other. This disagreement, or tension, in the Hubble constant is a growing controversy in astronomy.Read more
Confusion abounds about the difference between asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic infections when it comes to the pandemic coronavirus. Dr. John Lynch, medical director of infection prevention and control at Harborview, explains what it means.Read more
Pharmacist Candis Morello, PharmD, of Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UC San Diego, discusses her Diabetes Intensive Medical Management (DIMM) “tune up” clinic for complex type 2 diabetes patients – and why this team-based approach is better for patients and more cost effective for health systems and payers.Read more
Dr. Grenache addresses the growing push for COVID-19 antibody testing, bringing much-needed clarity to the question of what these tests can—and can’t—do.Read more
AACC President-Elect Dr. David Grenache discusses what we know so far about the body’s immune response to COVID-19, and why the presence of antibodies to the novel coronavirus doesn’t yet tell us whether or not a person is immune.Read more
Dr. Wiley gives an overview of PCR testing, which is the most common type of test for COVID-19 and the one that patients are currently most likely to encounter.Read more
Now that lab experts are developing COVID-19 antigen tests, Dr. Wiley explains how these tests work.Read more
Dr. Wiley sheds light on why testing capacity remains frustratingly limited, explaining that shortages of crucial supplies are a significant obstacle to widespread testing—and what the federal government can do to remedy this issue.Read more
Medical experts support the ongoing protests against racist police killings and brutality, but experts do also worry these protests could increase coronavirus spread.Read more
As supply shortages continue to hamper COVID-19 testing, AACC President Dr. Carmen Wiley explains how pooled testing could enable clinical labs to process more tests while saving the materials needed to run them.Read more
Recently, the Texas A&M University College of Engineering kicked off an online version of its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Taking place over the summer, this fully remote program gives 58 students from around the U.S. valuable research experience in computational modeling, theory and data-driven topics in science and engineering.Read more
Learn how NIH’s new Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics initiative, or RADx Tech, has mobilized engineers and innovators across the country to bring accurate, rapid, and easy-to-use COVID diagnostic tests to all Americans.
For this 2020 World No Tobacco Day, experts from the Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program discuss New Jersey quit centers and how quitting tobacco can benefit one during cancer treatment.Read more
A study is now enrolling participants to determine whether a treatment combining a low dose of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin can prevent hospitalization and death in people with COVID-19.
Dr. Ann Collier, professor of medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington School of Medicine, explains the national study is looking to enroll 2,000 patients at sites across the country.Read more
None of Us Want to Stand Still” is a documentary made in partnership with Rush University Medical Center and Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The documentary shines a light onto the reality of how poorly people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are treated in the healthcare system. The film gives voice to advocates to share their stories, as well as experts’ opinions on how the healthcare system can improve the treatment of persons with intellectual disabilities and on how changes can be made on all levels of a healthcare organization to better treat these patients.Read more
. Ashita Tolwani, a nephrologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, explains how COVID-19 is impacting patients and putting a strain on the availability of dialysis supplies..Read more
It can be easy to feel disconnected during the COVID-19 pandemic as people are not able to participate in their community as before. Experts recognize the increased levels of stress and anxiety across almost every family in the nation and the world. That’s why Christopher DeCou, clinical psychologist at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, and Jennifer Stuber, director of Forefront Suicide Prevention, recorded a webinar for parents to learn how to recognize signs of distress and respond to someone at risk of suicide.
“Suicide prevention is something that we all need to know. It’s something like CPR,” Stuber said.
DeCou and Stuber added it’s important to take proactive steps to lock up the means people can use to harm themselves, like firearms or medications.Read more
Engineers at Binghamton University, State University of New York are working with healthcare providers in the region to develop technology to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Jacob Goodman, a mechanical engineering student at Binghamton University, State University of New York, built a ventilator prototype using mainly parts he purchased from Walmart, to help during the coronavirus pandemic. Here he breaks down the parts and how the device works.Read more
As campus shuts down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we speak with Paolo Mazzara ’23, an undergrad who is spending quarantine aiding Italian healthcare workers.Read more
Along with a healthy lifestyle, regular screening can help with the prevention of cancer. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey experts share additional information during this Cancer Prevention Month.Read more
ISPOR–The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research has released its third annual “Top 10 Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Trends” report. The full report is available at www.ispor.org/top10trends.Read more
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares insight on prevention and early detection of this disease.Read more
SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, is a type of depression that is related to changes in seasons. There are methods, like light therapy, that can help.Read more
Kepu Savou thought he had come down with a cold. When his symptoms persisted, he visited a doctor and learned that his heart was failing – something Savou never would’ve imagined at age 29.
He has been an inpatient at UW Medical Center, awaiting a donor heart for transplant. While the monthslong experience has been difficult, he says a program called Paws for Patients has provided much-needed emotional support. Program volunteers bring registered therapy dogs to visit patients who face challenging medical conditions.Read more
Join Melissa Hoffman of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory for a tour of one of the most disruptive events in Universe.Read more
It can be hard to resist a spread of decadent food over the holidays. But as much as you might prepare for gorging by dieting in advance, Natalia Groat, a registered dietitian at Harborview Medical Center, says that plan can backfire.Read more
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey registered dietitian, Kristin Waldron, RD, CSO reminds us about eating healthy this holiday season as part of a cancer preventive lifestyle.Read more
Schistosomiasis is one of the most devastating tropical diseases in the world, second only to malaria in its prevalence. The only treatment currently used is extremely limited in its effectiveness and in who it can help. The Newmark Lab wants to develop something that protects people from being infected in the first place.Read more
Experts from the Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program share more about the causes and risk factors for lung cancer, which include smoking. At focus is prevention, including tobacco cessation.Read more
Roland Taylor, 69, has faced considerable struggles in life, at times battling homelessness and addiction. Two years ago, he felt a lump in his chest, but ignored it until he discovered that it had grown. He went to the doctor and was shocked to learn that he had breast cancer.Read more
A rash of vaping-related deaths and injuries has alarmed physicians and public health officials. Scientists and physicians are still discerning what may be multiple causes to the deaths and injuries. Dr. Vin Gupta explains the situation.Read more
As Halloween approaches, people stock up on candy for trick-or-treaters. But is there a kind of candy that is better for you than others? Vanessa Imus, a registered dietitian at UW Medicine’s Weight Loss Management Center at UW Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic, says while candy is not ideal, if you were to choose one over another to eat, something with a little bit of fat and protein, like a chocolate bar, is preferred because it’ll slow down how quickly the sugar enters your bloodstream.Read more
M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and medical director/Northern regional director of breast services at RWJBarnabas Health, clears up some misconceptions about breast cancer.Read more
Pediatric anesthesia is a stressful and critical environment. Dr. Bilen-Rosas wants to help clinicians recognize dangerous sedation pathologies sooner. She teamed up with the Morgridge Fab Lab to create a new medical device that alerts clinicians to compromised airways.Read more
Get your flu shot now, especially if you’re healthy. Dr. John Lynch, medical director of infection control at Harborview Medical Center, explains the idea of “herd immunity.”
“The more people who get vaccinated, the more of a shield there is against the virus from getting into the community,’ he says.Read more
M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and medical director/Northern regional director of breast services at RWJBarnabas Health, shares expertise on breast cancer prevention and advances in breast cancer care.Read more
Across the nation, concussion protocols are in place to guide student athletes’ safe return to sports participation. But no clear guidelines exist for students’ appropriate return to the classroom. Dr. Monica Vavilala and researchers at Harborview Medical Center created “Return to Learn,” a road map for schools to help youths recover their academic well-being.Read more
Ovarian Cancer is expected to impact 22,000 U.S. women this year. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Gynecologic Oncologist Dr. Mihae Song shares some facts during this Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.Read more
September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Amanda Laird, Chief of Endocrine Surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shares information on types of thyroid cancer, how it is diagnosed and treatment options.Read more
As more fast food chains add vegan burger options to their menus, many might wonder if this is a healthier alternative to meat. Judy Simon, a UW Medicine dietitian, says some products do contain whole foods, like sweet potatoes or black beans. Take a look at the ingredient list. she advises. She cautions that some of the products have a lot of sodium, so you’ll want to check the nutritional labels.
“I just think it’s being aware of what you’re eating,” she says.Read more