Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• The Food and Drug Administration and Department of Homeland Security are teaming up to improve coordination surrounding medical device security. This week, both entities signed a memorandum of agreement, formalizing their collaboration to improve medical cybersecurity and vulnerability disclosures. Read More
• Scientists at the University of Oregon studied the effects of sunlight, UV light, and darkness on bacteria found in dust inside homes around Portland. They found that rooms exposed to daylight had fewer germs because UV light is known to be a good disinfectant. Florence Nightingale was ahead of her time when she advised that hospitals be designed to let daylight in. Read More
• Researchers at Duke piloted a virtual reality program for physical therapy and saw a significant reduction in post-surgical costs. The virtual therapist guides patients through exercises prescribed by a real physical therapist and monitors patients' performances during the exercises. Clinicians can then tailor the recovery plan to their needs. Read More
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