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CDC confirms first human-to-human transmission of coronavirus in US
The transmission makes the U.S. at least the fifth country where the infection is now spreading through human-to-human contact.
Hospitals Closing Across U.S. Leave Patients With No Options
As a gauge of distress in the health-care sector has soared, at least 30 hospitals entered bankruptcy in 2019
Health warning: How Fitbits can help predict flu outbreaks
The Fitbit on your wrist not only counts your steps and minutes of sleep, it can also help tell if you’re coming down with the flu
Millennials least likely to get a flu shot, and anti-vax beliefs may play a role
Parents are also more likely to forgo flu shots for their kids because of myths surrounding the vaccine.
Most Orgs Lack Health IT Infrastructure for Value-Based Care
Most healthcare organizations lack health IT infrastructure for value-based care, healthcare executives found in a recent survey.
In medical schools, women now outnumber men
In 2019, there were 46,878 female medical school students (50.5 percent) and 45,855 male ones, a report says.
CTA, HRS Unveil Recommendations for Managing Personal Health With Wearables at CES 2020
CTA and HRS released a unique digital health paper recommending best practices for using wearable technology to manage personal health, including detecting and monitoring cardiovascular biometrics.
Human Livers Have Been Kept Alive Outside the Body for a Whole Week in Medical Breakthrough
The machine has the potential to increase the number of livers available for transplant.
HPV vaccine: Just 1 dose may protect against infection, new study suggests
A single dose of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine may be just as effective as two or three doses at preventing cancer-causing HPV infection, a new study suggests.
Smartwatch band may help spot heart problems, but doctors still required
A smartwatch band with integrated electrodes to produce an (ECG) might be able to help detect atrial fibrillation, but not as well as a traditional ECG machine used in a hospital, a recent study suggests.
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