NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Medscape, the leading source of continuing medical education, clinical news, health information, and point-of-care tools for health care professionals (HCPs), has been awarded three contracts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID). These programs, focused on cancer care, invasive mold infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, will be developed by Medscape Education and delivered to its multi-specialty membership with certification for both physicians and nurses. A division of Medscape, Medscape Education is the leading destination for continuous professional development for HCPs.
While the medical world is appropriately focused on COVID-19, it is essential that other clinical topics, which impact the lives of millions of patients, are not overlooked. The programming will be focused on the following:
Hospitals and pharmacists can register to be among the first to receive the vaccine once approved
AUSTIN, Texas — A Covid-19 vaccine is still weeks away from approval, but Texas Governor Greg Abbott is encouraging health care providers across the state to enroll in the DSHS immunization program.
The online portal allows hospitals, medical facilities, pharmacies and long-term care facilities to register “to be considered” to receive the Covid-19 vaccine once approved.
“While potential COVID-19 vaccines continue to undergo clinical trials, the State of Texas is taking a proactive approach to ensure the vaccine is distributed as quickly as possible once available,” Governor Abbott said in a news release. “Providing Texans with access to a voluntary vaccine and efficiently administering the immunization will be essential to containing COVID-19 and protecting the health of our communities.”
Supplies will be extremely limited once a vaccine is approved. Health care workers and frontline
A new website for Lanarkshire puts high-quality mental health self-help at people’s fingertips.
Lanarkshire Mind Matters has been produced by NHS Lanarkshire’s psychological services. It aims to link adults aged 18 and over to evidence-based mental health information, advice and help.
There are links to self-help for problems including anxiety, depression and panic, as well as free online courses and information about how to maintain mental and physical wellbeing.
Further resources are already being developed.
The website will continually evolve as part of a wider move to provide accessible online services during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
Clinical psychologist Dr Simon Stuart, who has led the development of Lanarkshire Mind Matters, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on what all services are able to offer people. Even something as simple as visiting a health centre has become more challenging.
“NHS Lanarkshire’s psychological services were already exploring ways
While society has made changes to accommodate the need for physical distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as grocery deliveries, working from home and even drive-thru voting, the healthcare field is doing the same by providing care to patients through telehealth when possible. However, as experts from Baylor College of Medicine have found, there are disparities when it comes to access to the internet among those who are suffering from chronic health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.
The findings are in the current edition of Diabetes Care.
“Some patients may be avoiding the doctor’s office for follow-up visits due to fear of exposure to the virus, so chronic diseases may actually worsen,” said Dr. Salim Virani, professor of medicine-cardiology at Baylor and a cardiologist with the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. “Telehealth can be a valuable solution.”
Shares of Teladoc Health (NYSE:TDOC) were losing ground Friday after the telehealth specialist announced it had completed its merger with Livongo Health, the health-tech company best known for its diabetes-monitoring platform.
Investors didn’t like the merger when it was first announced in August, selling off shares of both Teladoc and Livongo on the news, so it’s not a surprise to see Teladoc shares backtrack again on the completion of the deal. Also today, tech stocks fell sharply after big tech companies including Apple, Alphabet, Facebook, and Amazon reported earnings last night. Though the numbers were mostly better than expectations, investors still sold off all four except for Alphabet, indicating that there may be a bubble in tech stocks after much of the sector has posted eye-popping returns this year.
Teladoc shares were down 7.3% as of 11:10 a.m. EDT, after losing as much as 9.2%
TELUS’ Healthy Living Network on Optik TV and Pik TV is the first TV service in Canada to offer Calm content On Demand to help customers stress less, sleep better, and live healthier
TELUS’ Healthy Living Network
TELUS and Calm to deliver mental health content through TELUS’ Healthy Living Network on Optik TV and Pik TV – the first TV service in Canada to offer Calm content On Demand to help customers stress less, sleep better, and live healthier.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Strengthening its commitment to improving the health of all Canadians, TELUS today announced a global-first agreement with Calm, the award-winning
One of the most prominent themes of the 21st century so far has been that technology has been with us every step of the way, improving our quality of life at a relentless pace. Many of the things that we’ve gained through the march of technology have been obvious – supercomputers in our pockets, instant lines of communication to our friends and family regardless of where they are, instant online access to virtually the entire history of recorded music, the ability to work at home and so on.
One aspect of technology that doesn’t always get enough attention, though, is the ever-increasing selection of health gadgets that improve our lives not because they help us communicate or work more efficiently, but because they actually help us live longer and in greater comfort. As great as today’s smartphones, tablets, computers and cloud services have become, health is the field in which
Investor interest in healthcare technology is on the rise amid a pandemic that has put a spotlight on telemedicine, patient monitoring, and more. Global VC funding to digital health companies reached a record $10.3 billion through the first nine months of this year, up 43% year-over-year, according to Mercom Capital Group.
At the GeekWire Summit on Tuesday, we brought together three investors who are spending time at the crossroads of technology and healthcare. Read on for takeaways from the conversation, which included Threshold co-founder Emily Melton, Biomatics Capital co-founder Julie Sunderland, and Canaan Partners general partner Nina Kjellson. Dr. Robert Overell, president of Foundation BioVenture, moderated the discussion.
No slowdown: Nearly all industries braced for the worst when COVID-19 began spreading. But the investors agreed that