Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• Chili peppers aren’t for the faint of heart, but maybe they should be. According to a recent study, those who consumed the spice at least four times per week reduced their risk of dying from a heart attack by a staggering 44 percent and from cerebrovascular disease by 61 percent. Read More
• Nearly 1.5 million people in the U.S. develop sepsis each year, with a mortality rate of 17 percent. For sepsis, it’s all about early detection, and now one hospital system is using AI to analyze EHR data to deliver real-time warnings to clinicians. Read More
• The U.S. is already behind the curve when it comes to primary care, and now it looks as if we’re moving in the wrong direction. A new study found a two percent drop in people with primary care physicians in the last decade, a decrease that represents millions of Americans. Read More
• Experts are predicting gene editing and data privacy will be among the top issues which determine the future of health in the next ten years. Will the first CRISPR-based medication be approved within the next decade? At least one expert says yes. Read More
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