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Where are we with Zika?

By IHCL - Admin E on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 in Medical Research.

With science and medical technology advancing at exponential rates it’s no wonder that 2016 brought us many fascinating medical news stories.  One of the biggest health stories of 2016 was the Zika virus but is there a vaccine yet?  Zika Zika, a mosquito-borne African virus was big news throughout 2016.  The virus started to attract more […]

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation- Help Us Donate

By Admin IHCL on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 in General.

Integrity Locums staffs providers, to support medical facilities nation-wide. With what we do on a day-to-day basis, we couldn’t just stop there. We want to be able to give back to our community and dedicate our time in supporting healthy and bright futures for the children, at the Colorado Children’s Hospital.  Join our team and help us support […]

Report finds female doctors may be more effective than male counterparts in reducing mortality and readmission rates

By IHCL - Admin E on Friday, October 20th, 2017 in Human Resources.

There have always been differences in the way that men and women think and work.  When it comes to physicians, those differences can mean healthier patients and lower hospital costs.  The 2010 HealthCare Act was signed in to law along with the Affordable Care Act, and restructured how hospitals get paid.  It basically rewarded hospitals […]

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, Specialty Surgery.

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 […]