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Cara Livernois
News Writer
As a News Writer at TriMed Media Group, Cara covers breaking news across several facets of the healthcare industry for all of TriMed's brands.
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Researchers with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) have used facial recognition software to diagnose rare genetic diseases in African, Asian and Latin American populations with 96.6 percent accuracy.

Flexibility isn't a characteristic commonly associated with glass, but researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU) are putting the two together to improve the efficiency of microscopic medical devices.

A study, published in JAMA Surgery, explores using a mobile application as a new way of delivering post-operative care rather than in-person visits.

Researchers from two Swedish universities have successfully used 3D printing to produce human cartilage cells capable of living and growing in mice. This development, published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, may be able to provide patients with body parts through 3D printing.

President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) includes a doubling of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fees, putting added strain on small digital health businesses.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has confirmed it will investigate the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) Orphan Drug program following a letter from senators citing possible exploitation.

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services has selected Eccovia Solutions, a provider of healthcare coordination platforms, to develop a care coordination platform for the county’s 1115 Waiver Whole-Person Care (WPC) pilot program.

 

Seniors, especially those who live alone, are at risk of injuring themselves without the ability to call for aid. Although many local police departments offer free daily check-in services, many seniors do not take advantage of this potentially lifesaving tool—but why?

Telehealth has integrated itself as a major part in healthcare and has caught the attention of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. Pai will be visiting Cleveland clinic to learn more about how the implementation of telehealth is advancing healthcare to those in need.

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For pregnant women, predictive medicine may provide guidance in identifying their risks of developing postpartum depression. Published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, a recent study tested the effectiveness of clinical interviews in pinpointing those at elevated risk of depression after birth.