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Released: 6-Apr-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Uses Remote Patient Monitoring to Rapidly Respond to COVID-19
Mount Sinai Health System

A new remote monitoring platform developed by the Mount Sinai Health System is helping health care providers to care for COVID-19 patients who are recovering at home.

Newswise: ISPOR Announces Virtual ISPOR 2020
Released: 6-Apr-2020 4:05 AM EDT
ISPOR Announces Virtual ISPOR 2020
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research announced today that its annual, international conference has been reimagined due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will now take place as a virtual conference.

3-Apr-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Can the Government Stick Warning Labels on Soda Bottles?
New York University

NYU's Jennifer Pomeranz says that existing warnings on other products should offer a roadmap for labeling sugary drinks—without violating the First Amendment.

Newswise: Houston Methodist Ramps up Plasma Therapy as FDA Approves Clinical Trial
Released: 4-Apr-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Houston Methodist Ramps up Plasma Therapy as FDA Approves Clinical Trial
Houston Methodist

The FDA’s announcement Friday to approve convalescent serum therapy as a large-scale clinical trial opened the door for more patients to receive the potentially life-saving gift of a donor’s plasma.

Newswise: Lack of PPE Poses Clear and Present Danger to Nurses and the Nation
Released: 3-Apr-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Lack of PPE Poses Clear and Present Danger to Nurses and the Nation
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Without immediate action, limited supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators and other lifesaving equipment will cause greater loss of life and increase the toll from COVID-19, warns the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Released: 3-Apr-2020 5:50 PM EDT
Medicare Changes May Increase Access to TAVR
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The number of hospitals providing TAVR could double with changes to Medicare requirements. Researchers see reason for both excitement and concern.

Newswise: University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association Agree on COVID-19 Pay
Released: 3-Apr-2020 5:30 PM EDT
University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association Agree on COVID-19 Pay
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association agreed on a schedule of enhanced compensation for nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic. This agreement makes the hospital, which is part of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the first and only in the state, and one of the few nationally, to announce differential pay for care providers with COVID-19 responsibilities.

Newswise: Not Too Young for Knee Replacement
Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Not Too Young for Knee Replacement
Hospital for Special Surgery

Advances in knee replacement surgery, such as robotic-assisted surgery and improvements in implant design and materials, make it a viable option for younger patients seeking pain relief.

Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Anterior insula activation restores prosocial behavior in animal model of opioid addiction
Arizona State University (ASU)

Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology have shown that chemogenetic activation of the anterior insula restores prosocial behavior in an animal model of opioid addiction and empathy. The findings suggest an important role for the anterior insula in the brain response to addiction.

Newswise: Mindfulness an Effective Treatment for Migraines
Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Mindfulness an Effective Treatment for Migraines
University of Maryland, Baltimore

In an article published March 13, 2020 in the journal Pain, David A. Seminowicz, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and coauthors show how mindfulness can help in the fight against migraines.


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