Registry Helps Patients & Researchers

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) a fatal neurological disease attacks the nerve cells. The disease first gained national attention as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS in 1939. To date, the causes of ALS are still unknown and there is no known cure. According to recent estimates, about 16,000 people in the U.S are living with ALS. (more…)

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Opioid Treatment for EDs

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) https://www.drugabuse.gov within NIH has information available for clinicians interested in how and when to initiate buprenorphine treatment in emergency departments. Buprenorphine is one of several medicines available for use in many emergency departments to treat Opioid Use Disorders (OUD). (more…)

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AI Detects Retinal Issues

20/20 NOW http://www.for2020now.com the innovator of Ocular Telehealth, announced that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is able to detect retinal disease early in patients with diabetic retinopathy. This is achieved by using 20/20 NOW FDA approved equipment and software capable of enhancing retinal images immediately using AI. (more…)

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Partnering to Improve Healthcare

Amgen http://www.amgen.com and the County of Los Angeles recently announced that Amgen is now a founding sponsor of BioLA, a newly formed innovation hub located in Los Angeles County. http://www.lacounty.gov. The hub is going to strengthen the County’s life sciences ecosystem and accelerate the pace of startup activity. (more…)

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Transitioning Hospitals & Clinics to DHA

The Air Force https://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil is in the process of transitioning hospitals and clinics to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) https://www.health.mil/dha. DHA has assumed administrative and management responsibilities for a handful of hospitals and clinics as part of the Military Health System reforms as mandated by Congress. (more…)

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USDA Addresses Opioid Crisis

USDA https://www.usda.gov has launched an interactive data tool called the Community Assessment Tool https://opioidmisusetool.norc.org  which is free and available to the public. The tool enables users to overlay substance misuse data against socioeconomic census and other public information. (more…)

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Robot Offers Home Rehabilitation

Researchers have shown that robotic systems controlled by the user’s own brain activity can help patients recovering from stroke and other disabling injuries. However, demonstrations have taken place in highly controlled settings and recently the systems have been approved for use in clinics or in patient’s homes. (more…)

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