Just 66 percent of the nation’s largest hospitals have mobile apps for patients to use, and of those that furnish apps, only 2 percent of their patient populations utilize them, according to recent research by consulting firm Accenture. That’s a costly gap that experts say hospitals can close.
A review of studies by researchers in the United Kingdom and Australia finds patterns of improvement in physical activity and ability 12 months after bariatric surgery.
A 2012 initiative that Cherokee Nation Health Services (CNHS) in Oklahoma launched to enhance hepatitis C management has yielded significant, positive results among the American Indian population.
Researchers assessing the role that venom plays in activating nerve fibers involved in pain sensation have uncovered a surprising mechanism that may influence irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-related pain.
With research yielding sometimes discordant findings regarding long-term medical risks of football, physicians are looking for answers for parents concerned about youth participation.
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