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Patients can leverage Paxera to access health reports and clinical images from their mobile devices or any Web browser

Patients can leverage Paxera to access health reports and clinical images from their mobile devices or any Web browser

Many patients are eager to search bottomless troves of health information on the Internet. But when it comes to learning whether they are at risk for certain diseases by getting a medical test, millions would rather just not know, according to the New York Times.

Many patients are eager to search bottomless troves of health information on the Internet. But when it comes to learning whether they are at risk for certain diseases by getting a medical test, millions would rather just not know, according to the New York Times.

A 3D printer uses data from individual patients to replicate hearts of children, reflecting their particular intricacies and deformities at Children’s National Medical Center.

A 3D printer uses data from individual patients to replicate hearts of children, reflecting their particular intricacies and deformities at Children’s National Medical Center.

Experiments on mice have been done for decades, including implanting people’s tumors into the animals. But the techniques have improved in the last few years and interest is growing, according to a story in the New York Times.

Experiments on mice have been done for decades, including implanting people’s tumors into the animals. But the techniques have improved in the last few years and interest is growing, according to a story in the New York Times.

Good news for institutional pharmacies. Federal regulators have reversed a controversial proposal that would have required facilities to hire consultant pharmacists to review residents’ medications.

Good news for institutional pharmacies. Federal regulators have reversed a controversial proposal that would have required facilities to hire consultant pharmacists to review residents’ medications.

Moving in the right direction!
Hospital admissions for elderly U.S. patients with heart failure fell by nearly 30% over a decade, an analysis of federal Medicare data shows, a surprising finding that offers fresh evidence of progress in the battle against cardiovascular disease.

Moving in the right direction!

Hospital admissions for elderly U.S. patients with heart failure fell by nearly 30% over a decade, an analysis of federal Medicare data shows, a surprising finding that offers fresh evidence of progress in the battle against cardiovascular disease.

Cancer Costs Put Many Treatments Out of Reach for Patients

The skyrocketing cost of new cancer treatments is putting advances in fighting the deadly disease out of reach for a growing number of Americans. Cancer patients are abandoning medical care because the costs are simply too high and medical bills — even among the insured — are unmanageable and put patients at a greater risk of bankruptcy, studies show.Read more from Reuters Here.

Average drug label now has 70 side effects

The lists of potential side effects that accompany prescription drugs have ballooned in size, averaging 70 reactions per drug, a number that can overwhelm physicians trying to select suitable treatments for their patients, according to a new study of drug labels. Not only does the complexity affect physicians, it also contributes to the medication adherence growing issue. Read here