Archive for the ‘Respiratory’ Category

Doctors Make Millions Off Of Medicare

Some doctors are making millions of dollars off of Medicare, with a handful collecting multi-million payments annually. One ophthalmologist from West Palm Beach, Fla., collected nearly $21 million, while a cardiologist from Ocala, Fla., received $18 million in 2012. Seven doctors pulled in more than $10 million in payments, while nearly 4,000 are Medicare millionaires. [...]

Talking to Children About Violence

As the details surrounding the multiple stabbings at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania unfold and the media coverage continues, I thought it would be appropriate to provide the following resource for families and healthcare professionals to talk to children about violence. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has compiled [...]

Is It Just A Cold Or Is It Allergies?

One of the problems that parents may have during the springtime is deciphering whether their children’s sneezing is due to a cold or allergies. “Runny, stuffy or itchy noses, sneezing, coughing, fatigue, and headaches can all be symptoms of both allergies and colds but when parents pay close attention to minor details they will be [...]

Off the Shelf, on the Skin: Stick-on Electronic Patches for Health Monitoring

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have demonstrated thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin and incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticated wireless health monitoring. The patches stick to the skin like a temporary tattoo and incorporate a unique microfluidic construction with wires folded like [...]

World Allergy Week 2014: Call for Education, Preparedness, and Prevention, Focus on Anaphylaxis

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) will host World Allergy Week from April 7-13, 2014, together with its 95 national Member Societies, to address the topic of “Anaphylaxis – When Allergies Can Be Severe and Fatal,” and call for education, preparation, and resources in the treatment and prevention of anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction [...]