Heart surgery survival chances ‘better in the afternoon’

Open heart surgery appears to be safer in the afternoon because of the body’s internal clock, scientists have said. The body clock – or circadian rhythm – is the reason we want to sleep at night, but it also drives huge changes in the way our bodies work. The research, published in the Lancet, suggests […]

Gaining The Upper Hand In The New Healthcare Marketing Landscape

Corey Quinn is the CMO at Scorpion, an internet marketing company with offices located across the U.S. Patient behaviors and expectations are changing rapidly — and as a result, so is the world of healthcare marketing. With the rise of urgent care centers, retail clinics and telemedicine in recent years, consumers now have access to a more diverse […]

Healthcare’s Dangerous Fee-For-Service Addiction

For its many users, healthcare’s fee-for-service reimbursement methodology is like an addiction, similar to gambling, cigarette smoking and pain pill abuse. Doctors and hospitals in the clutches of this flawed payment model have grown dependent on providing more and more healthcare services, regardless of whether the additional care adds value. I don’t use this metaphor […]

Mental health staff on long-term stress leave up 22%

Image caption Some trusts saw the number of staff taking long-term leave double in five years The number of NHS mental health staff who have had to take sick leave because of their own mental health issues has risen by 22% in the past five years. Those taking long-term leave of a month or more […]

Are You Obese but Healthy? You May Still Be 96% More Susceptible to Heart Failure

  Obesity is one of the biggest causes of non-communicable, lifestyle diseases today. According to the World Health Organisation, close to 1.9 billion adults were obese in the year 2014. Around 2.8 million people die due to some complications associated with obesity every year. A recent study published in the Journal of the American College […]

Progress on global poverty and disease at risk, Gates says

LONDON, Sept 13 (REUTERS) – Proposed United States budget cuts could put in jeopardy great progress in reducing global poverty and disease and lead to 5 million more deaths from AIDS alone, the philanthropist Bill Gates warned on Wednesday. Gates, whose Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a major provider of global health and development […]

Role of ‘technology’ in home health care

At present, home-based health care is gaining significant traction and poised for transformation. Once recognized as a fragmented and unorganised sector, it is gaining ground through progressively capturing interest of entrepreneurs and investors. It is a known fact that there is tremendous pressure on hospitals in delivering services at their facility, especially in Critical Care, […]

Healthcare Compliance Professional Courses @ 10$ from GlobalCompliancePanel

Healthcare professionals now have a stronger reason than ever before to enroll for professional learning courses and upgrade their knowledge. GlobalCompliancePanel, a highly reputable provider of professional trainings for all the areas of regulatory compliance, will offer a pick of their healthcare compliance courses for just $10. Healthcare professionals have always been flocking to GlobalCompliancePanel […]

How Americans get their health insurance

With Obamacare firmly in the crosshairs of Republican lawmakers, the debate around U.S. healthcare is at a fever pitch. While there is no shortage of opinions on the best route forward, the timeliness of the debate also gives us an interesting chance to dive into some of the numbers around healthcare – namely how people […]

GlobalCompliancePanel announces Seasonal offers for Professionals with Flat 50% OFF on all Seminars

Do celebrations need a cause and a reason? Yes, and GlobalCompliancePanel, a leading provider of professional trainings for the regulatory compliance areas, is having a solid cause and reason for doing so. It is celebrating the many years of its relationship with its customers spread all over the world by offering its trainings at a […]