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Diseases Which Could Be Prevented By Plant-Based Diets Are Crippling NHS, Says Doctor – Vegan News, Plant Based Living, Food, Health & more

diseases which could be prevented by plant-based diets are crippling nhs, says doctor – vegan news, plant based living, food, health & more

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‘An increasing number of NHS doctors and staff are frustrated and disillusioned by the prevailing healthcare system’ A group of doctors wants to overhaul the National Health Service (NHS) (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission)The NHS is ‘collapsing’ under the weight of chronic diseases many of which could be prevented and treated by addressing diet and lifestyle factors, according to a doctor.Dr. Alicja Baczynska, a Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine, says the current state of the healthcare system – which seeks to treat chronic illness rather than prevent it – is causing frustration and disillusion among an increasing number of NHS doctors and staff.ADVERTISEMENTThanks for watching!Visit WebsiteThe doctor is leading a campaign – alongside Consultant Haematologist, Dr. Shireen Kassam – calling on the government to implement new legislation aimed at overhauling the healthcare system, and focusing on disease prevention.’Unacceptable'”It is unacceptable that the NHS is collapsing under the weight of chronic disease, the majority of which could be prevented and treated by addressing diet and lifestyle factors,” Dr. Baczynska said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.”An increasing number of NHS doctors and staff are frustrated and disillusioned by the prevailing …

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Helix Diagnostics of Waterford announces additions to leadership team

helix diagnostics of waterford announces additions to leadership team

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Julie Pantalone was named VP of Sales and Donald Henderson was named VP of Operations at Helix Diagnostics of Waterford Twp., according to a press release.Pantalone has 35 years of sales and sales leadership experience in the laboratory industry. She started her sales career after graduating high school and worked for Quest Diagnostics for more than 20 years. Pantalone went on to serve as corporate sales director for Beaumont Hospitals, and most recently served as director of Sales and Marketing for McLaren Medical Laboratory. Pantalone is an active volunteer for Meals on Wheels and helps raise funds, provide support and awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. She also mentors young people.Henderson has more than 36 years of laboratory experience, beginning as a technician and continuing to hold positions of increasing responsibility. He was most recently VP of Corporate Laboratory Services for McLaren Healthcare Corporation and previously served as administrative director of Clinical Pathology Beaumont Royal Oak, administrative director of Beaumont Laboratory Services, and VP / chief administrative officer of Laboratory Services for Beaumont Health.

Henderson has a master of science degree in Administration/Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University and a bachelor of science in Medical Technology from Wayne State University, …

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Long-term Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Implant Market Analysis From 2018 To 2023 Leading Growth Drivers, Emerging Audience, Competitors Strategy, Regional Analysis and Growth by Top Leaders |

long-term impact of covid-19 pandemic on medical implant market analysis from 2018 to 2023 leading growth drivers, emerging audience, competitors strategy, regional analysis and growth by top leaders |

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Long-term Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Implant Market Analysis From 2018 To 2023 Leading Growth Drivers, Emerging Audience, Competitors Strategy, Regional Analysis and Growth by Top Leaders | Medgadget

Long-term Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Medical Implant Market Analysis From 2018 To 2023 Leading Growth Drivers, Emerging Audience, Competitors Strategy, Regional Analysis and Growth by Top Leaders |




















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Telehealth grows during pandemic, but remains out of reach for underserved communities

telehealth grows during pandemic, but remains out of reach for underserved communities

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Telehealth — healthcare and health-related information delivered remotely through telecommunication — has been at the University since the mid-1990s, but COVID-19 has made patients and physicians alike eager to use telehealth in the era of social distancing and personal protective equipment shortages. While this improves access to patient monitoring and specialist care for some, those who cannot afford the technology are left out. 
For telemedicine in general, business is booming. Karen Rheuban, co-founder and director of the University’s Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth, said the sudden expansion of the telemedicine program in the University Health System, as well as sudden changes related to billing and license restrictions, has required an “all hands on deck approach.” 

In 2019, the center for telehealth supported slightly more than 20,000 telemedicine visits, but mid-March through mid-May of 2020 it had 44,400 visits. Meanwhile, outpatient visits have dropped by 90 percent. To accomplish such a rapid transformation, the center deployed webcams and other hardware to the clinics, correctional facilities and long-term care facilities that it partners with. The University Health System has spent approximately $2 million to expand telemedicine within the University and for community partners. 
The center also kept abreast of continual changes regarding medical technologies that are federally …

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Ping An Voyager Fund Leads Investment in PlusDental to Enhance Modern Dentistry in Europe

ping an voyager fund leads investment in plusdental to enhance modern dentistry in europe

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HONG KONG and SHANGHAI, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter “Ping An” or the “Group”, HKEx:2318; SSE:601318) is delighted to announce that its fintech and healthtech investment arm Ping An Global Voyager Fund has invested in digital dentistry platform PlusDental in its series C funding of EUR32 million. This investment aims to boost innovation of digital dentistry in Europe.
Additional existing investors in PlusDental include HV Holtzbrinck Ventures and Lakestar.
PlusDental is a Berlin-based health-tech company specializes in digital dentistry and aesthetic orthodontic treatments with clear aligners. PlusDental achieves first-class medical treatment results through direct cooperation with excellent local dentists. The entire therapy process is fully digitalized, from appointment to 3D treatment plan, from follow-up checks to billing. More than 70 highly qualified dentists in private practice across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain and Spain are already using the Digital Dentistry Platform. The medical technology used is developed in PlusDental’s own dental laboratory in Berlin, managed by several master dental technicians to the highest standards.
With the investment, PlusDental will further develop the proprietary digital dentistry platform and continue German and European business expansion.
Ping An, one of the largest financial services companies in the …

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Medical Technology Deals a Question of When, Not If, Citi Says

medical technology deals a question of when, not if, citi says

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The pace of mergers and acquisitions has plunged during the pandemic but the return of takeovers for companies in the medical technology sector is a given, according to one Citi analyst.“As the immediacy of the crises seems to be easing, investor conversations have begun to turn to consolidation,” analyst Joanne Weunsch said.“M&A is always a matter of when the time is ‘right’ for both parties,” she wrote in a note to clients. Deals are likely to come from “the usual suspects with balance sheet flexibility,” her list of potential buyers includes large devicemakers like Abbott Laboratories, Baxter…
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The Legal Case for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement – Home Health Care News

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Although this may soon change, home health providers remain limited in using telehealth technologies in their day-to-day operations.

In March, Congress made it clear through the CARES Act that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should do everything in its power to promote the use of telehealth tools during the COVID-19 emergency. Many home health advocates believed the legislation would lead to direct reimbursement for virtual visits, but it ultimately fell short of such action.

Rebecca Gwilt, a partner and co-founder of health care innovation firm Nixon Law Group, was among those who believed the CARES Act would take stronger steps to support telehealth usage across the continuum of care.

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“I was surprised the CARES Act failed to provide a pathway for home health providers to get paid for providing remote care,” Gwilt told Home Health Care News. “[In turn], CMS encouraged the use of telehealth for home health patients, but did not change the policy that only counts in-person visits for the purpose of paying full reimbursement for an episode of care.”

Because Congress and CMS haven’t created a mechanism for telehealth reimbursement, home health providers are effectively penalized for using such tools to …

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What is telehealth? How technology is improving the future of medicine

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Technology isn’t just for video games and social media. It can also give you access to important services, like medical aid. With telehealth, you’re able to check in with healthcare professionals from the comfort of your own home, and that’s just the start. Here’s why telehealth is deemed by many as the future of health care — and how you can make the most of all these digital services to stay healthy and safe. 

Telehealth is the remote access of health care services with telecommunications technology, such as computers and mobile devices. There are many services that fall under telehealth, but the one you’re most likely to use is called telemedicine. The difference between telehealth and telemedicineTelemedicine is what allows you to receive remote clinical services. For example, this would include a virtual appointment with your doctor or digital access to your medical records. Telehealth, on the other hand, encompasses services that medical professionals are more likely to utilize, such as provider training, administrative meetings, or medical education. So, while telehealth broadly refers to almost any digital activities for health care workers, telemedicine is patient-facing and the practice of delivering care remotely. These are some of the most common and useful …

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MEDICAL COLUMN: Mental health in the time of the coronavirus

medical column: mental health in the time of the coronavirus

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Self-isolation, quarantine, social distancing – all terms which have recently had a profound impact on how we interact with others at work and in social settings; but what about how we interact with ourselves?  The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience some degree of mental illness each year, with 1 in 25 experiencing serious mental illness. These conditions also affect children and young adults, with 1 in 6 U.S. youth, ages 6-17, experiencing a mental health condition each year.  Even those numbers do not take into account the additional challenges social isolation places on such concerns as receiving adequate health care, assistance with transportation, or support from trusted individuals to help us get through the day.  What happens when you have found a way to function in the world but most or all of those supports are removed?  This is a reality of coping with a mental health condition – or mental illness- in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic.  May is Mental Health Awareness month.  The mental health conditions most commonly diagnosed in our community include but are not limited to disorders such as anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress …

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Larry Hungerford: Health care and technology: My four favorite sector mutual funds

larry hungerford: health care and technology: my four favorite sector mutual funds

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Investing in only one sector of the stock market is typically higher risk than buying a diversified group of stocks as most mutual fund managers do. However, I argue that the superior returns generated from picking the best sectors are well worth the added risk.Tuesdays through Fridays, USA Today publishes the daily, the four-week and the year-to-date results for 10 market sectors. They are always listed in order based on best-to-worst YTD return. The rankings of this writing are:Technology.Consumer discretionary.Health care.Telecom.Consumer staples.Materials.Utilities.Industrials.Financials.Energy.

Through Wednesday, the YTD return differences between my two favorite sectors, technology (plus 5.7%) and health care (minus 1.4%), and the two worst-retuning sectors, financial services (minus 27.8%) and energy (minus 33.3%), were incredible high as you can see by the preceding numbers. The S&P 500 has declined 6.0% YTD.The only reason that consumer discretionary (minus 0.1%) edged out health care for second best YTD results is that Amazon, my most recommended stock, is up 29% this year. Even though almost all of us think of it as a tech stock, Amazon is classified as a consumer discretionary stock. It has averaged an incredible 34% a year for the past 10 years!Given the ever-increasing use …

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