Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• In a recent study, traumatic brain injuries have been found to increase the risk for Parkinson's disease. Even mild blows to the head with subsequent symptoms can increase this risk. Read More
• Two medical associations announced their collaboration surrounding a value-based payment model for treatment of opioid addiction. The payment model is aimed at lowering health care spending for people with addiction by decreasing the amount of expensive emergency department visits and improving coordination of care. Read More
• Apple is uniquely positioned to succeed in the population health space because they are moving data directly from the health system to the device. By giving the patient their data as opposed to storing it in another cloud, Apple is creating a positive, individual-centric experience for the patient. Read More
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns of an E.coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The CDC has reported 31 people having been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported. The CDC cautions that if the source of the romaine lettuce is confirmed, do not buy or eat it. Read More
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