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HEALTH CARE WEEK IN REVIEW: VA To Open First 5G-Enabled Hospital, CRISPR'd Cells Show Promise in First US Human Safety Trial, Technology Is Changing The Way Doctors Practice, Researchers Link Autism To A System That Insulates Brain Wiring


Here's The Latest in Health Care:


The Palo Alto Health Care System will become the world's first 5G-enabled hospital, potentially paving the way for VA patients to tap into the nation's largest integrated healthcare system. The ability to deliver three-dimensional images of patients' anatomy with such high clarity and consistency will open the door to allow VA's best physicians to consult during surgery even if they are across the country.  Read More

The much-hyped gene-editing technique CRISPR has taken another monumental step towards being safely used to combat tough-to-treat cancers. After more than three years of in-human tests, researchers have published their first report describing the trial. Using the genetically-edited cells to supercharge the immune system has caused no adverse effects in cancer patients, but it's too soon to tell if it can be a cure.  Read More

According to the American Medical Association (AMA), significantly more physicians are using emerging health technology than they were three years ago. Most notably, the number of physicians utilizing virtual visits has doubled since 2016. Along with measuring the use of telehealth, the survey also takes a look at the emergence of technologies such as remote monitoring, patient engagement, access to clinical data, and more.  Read More

Scientists have uncovered a new clue to how autism disrupts the brain's information highways. According to researchers, an abnormality in cells that produce a substance called myelin may be the key. Either too little or too much myelin coating can result in a wide range of neurological problems, which could help explain why autism spectrum disorders include such a wide range of social and behavioral features.  Read More

Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news. Brought to you by pMD, innovators in charge capture, secure messaging, clinical communication, and care navigation software.
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