Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• In a new study, research suggests that sitting for more than 13 hours a day can cause metabolic problems, even with exercise. Exercising can improve our metabolisms and keep our blood sugar and insulin levels steady. Being inactive, however, has the opposite effects, raising the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Read More
• Interoperability in health care should not only be thought of as a goal but also as an ongoing process that continues to evolve and be redefined with emerging technologies. One health care expert says health care should simplify its approach to data exchange by focusing on worthwhile use cases, sharing first, and then standardizing later. A more unified infrastructure should be in place in order for patients to access their entire medical record. Read More
• New York City is now declaring a state of emergency and calling for mandatory vaccinations after over 285 cases of measles have been reported since October. Brooklyn neighborhoods, Williamsburg and Borough Park, have been hit the hardest. All unimmunized children and adults in this area are mandated to receive vaccinations and those who do not comply could incur fines and violations. Read More
• Walgreens is opening a series of primary care clinics in Houston as part of its new health care delivery models and in partnership with VillageMD. The first locations are scheduled to open by the end of the year, with plans to possibly expand in Texas and other markets. Read More
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