People die of heart disease at comparable rates regardless of gender, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, for acute events such as myocardial infarction (MI), gender gaps—and perhaps gender bias—can appear.
With a modern-day collision of financial, social, and physical worries, COVID-19 is the perfect storm of stressors. MetLife’s new study reveals the strain on employee mental health, the importance of resilience, and how they can impact business productivity.
Sometimes the biggest innovations don't come as bright and shiny new inventions. Instead, they're found in incremental improvements. That's the case with new research around Abbott's BurstDR™ stimulation therapy for chronic pain management. The system, which delivers electrical pulses to neutralize pain signals, isn't new. What is new is the revelation that the voltage can be tempered to save energy and battery life — without compromising pain relief.
A six-year-old girl has brain cancer. She's been on a clinical trial for years, taking a specialty therapy once per week. The end of the clinical trial approaches, and she only needs a few more weeks' worth of medications to finish it. But the cancer therapy has been discontinued, shelves emptied for miles around. Nobody can find that therapy for this little girl. And then, human beings do what they do best: They come together and help for the greater good.
The same life changes and responsibilities that make young people defer life insurance are the very reasons they need that protection in the first place. As millennials pay off or take on new debts, an unexpected accident could put the balances squarely on the people they leave behind.
When companies in the 1940s had to get creative to attract workers, little did they know that their efforts would later become the modern-day perks people have today – from gym passes and onsite massages to exclusive use of the company iPhone.
For over a century, getting hurt—and then having to go somewhere for health care—has always come with costs. Whether you got trampled by a horse in the 1800s or you tripped while texting and walking in the 2010s, going to a hospital has never been cheap.
Preventive care means being proactive in many aspects of life and health—from working to keep your body fit and well to managing stress and other negative feelings. By focusing on good-for-you things like nutrition, exercise and routine screenings, preventive care can help you feel your best while also avoiding dangerous (and costly) health problems.
Diagnosing retained products of conception requires a clinical assessment along with a combination of imaging strategies.
Scientists choose different career paths for different reasons. What might be fulfilling to you might not be to someone else, and vice versa. That's the takeaway of a roundup of recent studies exploring attitudes and aspirations about postdoctoral research published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The roundup provides some telling details on what life in academia as a postdoctoral researcher is really like, as well as scientists' motivations for living the postdoc life — financial trade-offs and all.
Advanced practice providers can help practices grow revenue, but you have to hire the right people and work to keep them on payroll.
The healthcare supply chain has undergone Herculean disruptions from COVID-19 — and not just for frontline hospitals. Temporarily shuttered by state governments, many providers like massage therapists and chiropractors are now confronting the challenge of reopening their business amid supply shortages.
Scientists had been increasingly using viral vectors in therapeutic research well before the coronavirus pandemic, as their use in gene therapy and cell therapy has proven promising. Now, those same applications are being repurposed to develop a coronavirus vaccine.
If all of us had a way to teach our bodies to fight the virus so that we could skip the sickness, that could help the world move closer to a healthier place. Already, research is underway to find the right vaccines to allow that to happen.