Category Archives: News

After a year on Medicare, advice for journalists on stories that need to be told

The annual Medicare open enrollment period ends soon.  America’s seniors have faced a blizzard of dismaying news about the program. Here are some excerpts from newsworthy stories that you should be aware of. Excerpt: “The federal government recently redesigned a digital tool that helps seniors navigate complicated Medicare choices, but consumer advocates say it’s malfunctioning… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

Billionaire Electronic Health Records Pioneer Judy Faulkner Warns Of Cambridge Analytica-Type Data Risk

NYU Langone Health CEO Robert Grossman and Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO of Epic, at the Forbes … [+] Healthcare Summit in New York City on December 5. Akira Ruiz for Forbes Judy Faulkner, founder of Epic, one of the largest providers of electronic medical health records, warned that a proposed rule on information sharing… Read More »

Styling advice to welcome in 2020

Remember when the year 2020 felt like a figment of your imagination, a far-away time when we’d live in futuristic houses full of high-tech gadgets and robot maids? Now 2020 is right on our doorstep, and unlike what many of us once predicted, our styling and decorating cues are inspired far less by technological advancements… Read More »

SOZO System FDA Cleared for Protein Calorie Malnutrition Assessment

ImpediMed, a company based in Carlsbad, California, won clearance from the FDA for its SOZO device to assess protein calorie malnutrition. The condition can be common in cancer patients, so recognizing it before obvious symptoms, such as muscle wasting, appear is very important. Moreover, quite a few patients who don’t have cancer are malnourished for… Read More »