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Weekly consumption of chocolate linked to lower risk for diabetes and cognitive decline according to new study

By IHCL - Admin E on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 in Medical Research.

Chocolate is generally considered to be a popular treat or dessert.  However, people’s love of chocolate might be based on more than just taste.  There may be health-related reasons for the universal popularity of chocolate.  We don’t typically think of our medicine as tasting good, so chocolate as medicine may be a difficult idea to […]

Hospitals Seek Ways to Best Provide Post-Acute Care

By Integrity Healthcare on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 in General.

In April of 2016, the responsibility for the post-acute care of Medicare beneficiaries receiving a hip or knee replacement was given to nearly 800 hospitals nationwide. (Heart attacks, coronary bypasses and hip and femur fractures were added to the directive within 3 months.)  According to the traditional model, hospitals had very little responsibility for post-acute […]

Competitively Priced Epi Pens Make it to Market

By Integrity Healthcare on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 in Healthcare Technology Developement, Medical Research.

The requirement for 100% reliability in treating an anaphylactic attack is the primary reason that manufacturers have been reluctant to enter the epi-pen market.  Auvi-Q had previously failed in its bid to compete with the EpiPen. Richmond, Va.-based Kaléo, plans to revamp Auvi-Q after ending its licensing agreement with French company Sanofi in February.  Sanofi recalled […]

Medical Innovations to Watch in 2017

By Integrity Healthcare on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 in Healthcare Technology Developement.

Each year, the Cleveland Clinic announces a list of the medical innovations that are poised to change the landscape of healthcare. A team of doctors and researchers, assembled by the Cleveland Clinic, assessed over 200 nominations to come up with their top choices. According to a recent article, the 2017 list includes the following innovations which […]

Election Results Will Affect Affordable Care Act’s Future

By Integrity Healthcare on Monday, October 31st, 2016 in General.

A 2016 Gallup poll found that 44 percent of Americans approve of The Affordable Care Act while 51 percent do not support it.  Currently, 11 percent of the population remains uninsured compared to 16 percent in 2010; but despite apparent success, health insurers are concerned about Obamacare’s financial sustainability and more than 50% of Americans […]

New Study Indicates Role of Fungi in Crohn’s Disease

By Integrity Healthcare on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 in Medical Industry News, Medical Research.

Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.  Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the GI tract. While symptoms vary from patient to patient, the common symptoms of Crohn’s disease include persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, urgent need […]

Current Cancer Research May Benefit Parkinson’s Patients

By Integrity Healthcare on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 in Cancer Reasearch, Medical Industry News, Medical Research.

More than 1 million people in the United States live daily with Parkinson’s disease. The disease systematically takes away the patient’s motor abilities, leaving them with a slow and labored gait, rigid limbs, tremors, shuffling and a lack of balance. A recent study , reported in the journal Science in the last week, suggests that […]

Using Nanoparticles to Kill Cancer

By Integrity Healthcare on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 in Cancer Reasearch.

Nanoparticles are tiny particles with at least one dimension no bigger than 100 nanometers. When compared with the same material on a larger scale, they exhibit unique characteristics which are now being researched for use in biomedicine and electronics.  The nanoparticles at the center of a new study – called Cornell dots, or C dots […]

Morning Sickness May Have A Protective Function

By Integrity Healthcare on Friday, September 30th, 2016 in About Integrity Locums, General.

Although undesirable, morning sickness is very common, and may actually indicate a healthy pregnancy.  Although the illness most commonly occurs in the morning hours and peaks in the third month of pregnancy, many expectant mothers suffer through the unpleasant reality regardless of the time of day, and through their entire pregnancy. Fact: It is estimated […]