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Unraveling breast cancer risk

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Unraveling breast cancer risk By Ashleen Knutsen 2.14.2019 For decades, Piri Welcsh has had professional and personal stakes in understanding the genetics of breast cancer. In the 1990s, the molecular geneticist participated in an international race to clone BRCA1 , the first gene linked to breast cancer risk, and she works to this day in the lab o...
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Online Conference Connects Global Startups and Investors

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Online Conference Connects Global Startups and Investors ( NewsUSA ) – The current startup business environment today is full of opportunities for investors who want to get in on the global economy. At the upcoming Global Startup Summit, a free online event, startups from around the world can network with each other and with investors for mut...
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Glimpsing The Future At Gargantuan Health Tech Showcase

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Glimpsing The Future At Gargantuan Health Tech Showcase Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News ORLANDO, Fla. — Imagine going to the doctor and finding out before you leave the exam room how much your prescribed drug will cost, avoiding sticker shock at the pharmacy. Or what if you could wear a tiny device at the top of your back that would gently ...
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Discharged, Dismissed: ERs Often Miss Chance To Set Overdose Survivors On ‘Better Path’

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Discharged, Dismissed: ERs Often Miss Chance To Set Overdose Survivors On ‘Better Path’ Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News The last time heroin landed Marissa Angerer in a Midland, Texas, emergency room — naked and unconscious — was May 2016. But that wasn’t her first drug-related interaction with the health system. Doct...
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App-A-Type (February 15, 2019 Update)

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There's an app for almost everything, including, Community Health Works. Feel free to let us know what you think, as we continue to serve as a bold nonprofit public charity seeking innovative solutions to help local communities throughout the state. Features include; about us, ways to connect to all of our social media platforms. The pocket tools s...
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Vaccine Storage Too Often Fails To Meet Standards

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Vaccine Storage Too Often Fails To Meet Standards Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News By correcting one potential error, the Ventura County (Calif.) Health Care Agency accidentally made another — and jeopardized vaccines given to thousands of people in the process. In October 2017, county health officials, concerned that vaccines wer...
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Blogging Brings More to Your Brand

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In the not so distant past, we knew it as a diary. The diary isn't necessarily a thing of the past, but with the evolution of technology, gadgets, and the world wide web, blogging has become a place to share ideas, write opinions, and so much more. Once upon a time, people would write down (using a pen and paper) to reflect on their day. If we go b...
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Low-Cost Internet Program Helps Connect Families, Veterans

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Low-Cost Internet Program Helps Connect Families, Veterans ( NewsUSA ) – Most of us can’t imagine life without Internet service at home. We use it every day for news and entertainment, as well as to research healthcare options for our families; to connect with friends and family; to search and apply for jobs, scholarships, or schools; o...
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Infographic - HPV Vaccine & Cervical Cancer Facts

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Safety App Empowers Students, Offers Peace of Mind for Parents

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Safety App Empowers Students, Offers Peace of Mind for Parents ( NewsUSA ) – Sending the kids to college means letting go, but it doesn’t mean disconnecting, especially when it comes to safety.Newly minted college students may think they are invincible, but approximately 4 million young adults arrive in emergency rooms each year because...
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Today is National Safer Internet Day

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​Your modems are already going, so why not dedicate some time for us, as consumers, to have a National   Safer Internet Day ?  We do so many things on our computers, smartphones, tablets along with countless other types of portable electronic devices. We shop, buy, surf, research, connect with friends and family, send electronic mess...
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Depression Sufferers Find Hope With New Sound Technology

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Depression Sufferers Find Hope With New Sound Technology ( NewsUSA ) – They may not make those “Agony of Defeat” sports reels, but amateur athletes get injured all the time. Maybe it’s from an awkward golf swing. Or maybe it’s from not warming up or stretching before an event. Whatever the cause, though, there’s ...
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Scuba Therapy Helps Veterans Heal

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Scuba Therapy Helps Veterans Heal ( NewsUSA ) – Many of America’s military veterans struggle with injuries and disabilities.Scuba diving might not be the first therapy that comes to mind to help these individuals, but data support the value of scuba diving for improving the physical and mental health of people suffering from conditions ...
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Virtual Colonoscopy Is Becoming a Reality for More People

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Virtual Colonoscopy Is Becoming a Reality for More People ( NewsUSA ) – Colorectal cancer deaths are slowly declining, but shocking racial and ethnic disparities remain.According to the American Cancer Society, Latinos living in the United States are more likely to develop and die from this disease than those in many Central and South America...
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Millennials Seek Mindfulness as a Fix for Their High-Stress Levels

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Millennials Seek Mindfulness as a Fix for Their High Stress Levels ( NewsUSA ) – Call them "Generation Stressed." Millions of Americans just made their New Year’s resolutions, and – while eliminating stress tops the list for many of them – it’s especially important to Millennials. Nearly half of them say they&rsqu...
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Cigarette smoking is down, but almost 38 Million American adults still smoke

Cigarette smoking remains high among certain groups Men Adults 25-64 years old lower education Below poverty level Midwest and South Uninsured or Medicaid Disabled Serious psychological distress American Indians, Alaska Natives, and multiracial Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals  Strategies essential to continue reducing cigarette smoking overall: ...
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Transparent Hospital Pricing Exposes Wild Fluctuation, Even Within Miles

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Transparent Hospital Pricing Exposes Wild Fluctuation, Even Within Miles Harriet Blair Rowan The federal government’s new rule requiring hospitals to post prices for their services is intended to allow patients to shop around and compare prices, a step toward price transparency that has generated praise and skepticism. Kaiser Health News exam...
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Today is National Hot Chocolate Day

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With the current cold snap, we warmly welcome National Hot Chocolate Day . This beverage is deeply-rooted in Americans' collective childhood culture. We tend to turn to a cup of hot chocolate on rainy days, or even a day like today; when the sky is clear, but the temperature is down-right cold. So cheers, find a place where you can sit back and rel...
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Frail Seniors Find Ways To Live Independently

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Frail Seniors Find Ways To Live Independently Judith Graham DENVER — Pauline Jeffery had let things slide since her husband died. Her bedroom was a mess. Her bathroom was disorganized. She often tripped over rugs in her living and dining room. “I was depressed and doing nothing but feeling sorry for myself,” said the 85-year-old D...
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Ads For Short-Term Plans Lacking ACA Protections Swamped Consumers’ Online Searches

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Ads For Short-Term Plans Lacking ACA Protections Swamped Consumers’ Online Searches Steven Findlay Consumers shopping for insurance online last fall — using search terms such as “Obamacare plans,” “ACA enroll” and “cheap health insurance” — were most often directed to websites that promote indiv...
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