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TECH NEWS: AI tool can help with scattered medical data

TECH NEWS: November 12, 2021 4: 40 PM Image Credit: Andriy Onufriyenko // Getty Images A patient in the ER, ICU, and other care environments is often connected to monitoring equipment such as cardiac monitors or ventilators, which capture a range of medical data points: heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation levels, body temperature, and…

HEALTH: Experts Urge Flu Shots for Kids This Year
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HEALTH: Experts Urge Flu Shots for Kids This Year

Oct. 19, 2021 — With the potential for a big outbreak of flu this winter, it is more important than ever to make sure that children get the flu vaccine as soon as possible, according to flu trackers. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children over 6 months old get an annual flu…

HEALTH: Grieving Family Warns of COVID’s Awful Toll During Pregnancy
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HEALTH: Grieving Family Warns of COVID’s Awful Toll During Pregnancy

Oct. 8, 2021 — If 22-month old Karter Bergeron wants to hear his mother’s voice, he pushes a button on the paw of teddy bear that plays a recording. Amie Reaux (Kater’s grandmother) says that she found a video in which Karter said “I love you.” He holds his bear quite often.” He holds his…

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RESEARCH. Health care experts suggest policies to encourage shared accountability between electronic health record developers (EHR) users

Developers of electronic health records (EHR) should create or modify their products to ensure that health care organizations can meet safety recommendations of the Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER) Guides, according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Baylor College of Medicine.

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This spit test promises to tell couples their risk of passing on common diseases

A new startup called Orchid is offering the chance for couples planning a pregnancy to learn their risk of passing common conditions like Alzheimer’s, heart disease, type 1 and 2 diabetes, schizophrenia, and certain cancers to their future child. Existing pre-conception tests, which are widely available, can tell you whether your future child is at…

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