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The Robot Will See You Now: The Increasing Role of Robotics in Psychiatric Care

The Robot Will See You Now: The Increasing Role of Robotics in Psychiatric Care

Dr Pransky shares some examples of robots that have shown impressive psychiatric applications, as well as her thoughts on giving robots the critical role of delivering healthcare to human beings.

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How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

The consequence of the shutdown means the budget appropriated by Congress for the Agency is on hold, resulting in ~7000 of it's 17,000 employees being furloughed.

The Robot Will See You Now: The Increasing Role of Robotics in Psychiatric Care

The Robot Will See You Now: The Increasing Role of Robotics in Psychiatric Care

Dr Pransky shares some examples of robots that have shown impressive psychiatric applications, as well as her thoughts on giving robots the critical role of delivering healthcare to human beings.

Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs

Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs

Increased costs of oral and injectable generic drugs were driven by new drug entry.

AI Technology IDs Genetic Diseases by Analyzing Facial Photos

AI Technology IDs Genetic Diseases by Analyzing Facial Photos

DeepGestalt technology was better than doctors at identifying a range of genetic syndromes, according to reports.

Blood-Based Medication Monitoring May Effectively ID Patient Medication Use

Blood-Based Medication Monitoring May Effectively ID Patient Medication Use

Comprehensive medication monitoring "has merit" in identifying patient compliance.

Many Adults in 50s, Early 60s Worried About Health Insurance

Many Adults in 50s, Early 60s Worried About Health Insurance

More than one-quarter of adults aged 50 to 64 have little or no confidence they can afford health insurance over the next year.

Social Media and the Spread of Misinformation: Taking Back Public Health

Social Media and the Spread of Misinformation: Taking Back Public Health

Public health misinformation is often amplified within information silos and echo chambers.

One in 10 EMS Encounters for Involuntary Psychiatric Holds

One in 10 EMS Encounters for Involuntary Psychiatric Holds

Ten percent of total emergency medical services encounters in Alameda County, California, are involuntary hold encounters.

Many EDs Do Not Have Pediatric Area, Emergency Care Coordinator

Many EDs Do Not Have Pediatric Area, Emergency Care Coordinator

Many emergency departments do not have a pediatric area or pediatric emergency care coordinator (PECC), but an intervention can increase use of PECCs.

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Safe, Convenient

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Safe, Convenient

To investigate the safety of influenza vaccination during hospitalization, researchers from Kaiser Permanente assessed the health records of >250,000 patients, 6 months of age and older, who were hospitalized during any of the 3 flu seasons from 2011 to 2014 and were admitted and discharged between September 1 and March 31.

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