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Healthcare Economist in the Wall Street Journal

How do you measure the value of new drugs? An organization known as the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review relies almost exclusively on Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALY)-based framework. While that is a good start, many new treatments may have impacts beyond directly on health including on educational outcomes, productivity, caregiver burden. Further, society is …

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Applying Smarter, Part 1: Breaking Down the AAMC’s Apply Smart Campaign

By BRYAN CARMODY, MD “YOUR LIKELIHOOD OF SECURING RESIDENCY TRAINING DEPENDS ON MANY FACTORS – INCLUDING THE NUMBER OF RESIDENCY PROGRAMS YOU APPLY TO.” So begins the introduction to Apply Smart: Data to Consider When Applying to Residency – a informational campaign from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) designed to help medical students “anchor [their] …

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Tips to deal with constipation during Pregnancy

Every one out of three women suffers Constipation during Pregnancy. Constipation in pregnant women may occur because of a change in hormones that are responsible to relax the intestinal muscles. Relaxation in intestinal muscles causes food & waste to move slower in your system. Iron supplementation may also cause Pregnancy constipation. Here are a few …

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Departing NHSX digital leader hits diversity top ten

Outgoing NHSX director of digital development Dr Sam Shah has been ranked fourth in the #IB100, a list of the top 100 most influential black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) leaders in the tech sector produced by executive search agency Inclusive Boards in partnership with the Financial Times. * This article was originally published here

Announcing GuideWell’s 2020 Scale Up Accelerator: Aging in Place

SPONSORED POST By CATALYST @ HEALTH 2.0 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of American seniors will grow to over 71 million by 2030. To address critical problems that the growing elder population faces, GuideWell is hosting a health and wellness accelerator program for companies and innovators focused on senior care. GuideWell’s Scale …

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The Greggs diet: is a ring doughnut much healthier than a jam one?

There has been ridicule after the bakery chain’s chief executive came up with a new healthy-eating nudge. But he’s right about the maths At a recent childhood obesity conference, Roger Whiteside, the chief executive of Greggs, pointed out that ring doughnuts “are between 200 and 300 calories; the ball doughnuts are between 300 and 400 …

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More Disruption from Jonathan Bush…This Time It’s Primary Care | Jonathan Bush, Firefly Health

By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Health tech rabble-rouser, Jonathan Bush, marked his return to digital health with an appearance on the Health 2.0 stage, and quick chat with WTF Health about his new role as Executive Chairman at Firefly Health. As if conquering EMRs wasn’t enough, JB’s planning on disrupting primary care for his second …

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Nike investigates claims of ‘emotional and physical abuse’ at Oregon Project

• Several former Oregon Project athletes back Mary Cain in fight• Athlete had osteoporosis and period stopped for three years Nike has said it will conduct an investigation into the former US running prodigy Mary Cain’s claims she did not have a period for three years and ended up self-harming because of the constant pressure …

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What Happens to Relationships When Sex Hurts

In her 18 years as a sex therapist in Orange County, California, Stephanie Buehler has come to recognize a certain tense, fraught dynamic in couples when a female partner has vulvodynia. The chronic-pain condition affects female genitalia, sometimes manifesting itself in generalized pain throughout the vulva and sometimes in localized pain that can be provoked …

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Read E-book The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Programme for Getting Pregnant – Randine Lewis Full Download

This books ( The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Programme for Getting Pregnant ) Made by Randine Lewis About Books This highly effective programme for women struggling to become pregnant draws on the proven, centuries-old techniques of traditional Chinese medicine to cure infertility. Dr Lewis explains in clear, accessible prose how any woman can identify …

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ACCESS Act Points the Way to a Post-HIPAA World

By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD The Oct. 22 announcement starts with: “U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) will introduce the Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching (ACCESS) Act, bipartisan legislation that will encourage market-based competition to dominant social media platforms by requiring the largest companies to make …

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