As Sri Lanka nears default, medicine strapped hospitals are deciding who lives and dies

Miru has a malignant brain tumor that causes him to have frequent epileptic seizures and fall unconscious for minutes on end. The only thing that helps is an anti-convulsant drug, but with Sri Lanka’s financial crisis hitting medical imports, Miru’s father, Upul Chandana, has struggled to find medicine anywhere. “This is not available in the … Read more

Sports Medicine Devices Market to Grow Due to Rise in Sports Injuries Globally, States TMR Study

Rise in geriatric population across the globe is generating lucrative prospects in the sports medicine devices market Surge in demand for minimally invasive procedures among people around the world is adding in market growth ALBANY, NY, May 9, 2022 / PRNewswire / – The global sports medicine devices market is estimated to register growth at … Read more

Medica paid nearly $ 233 million for the majority stake in the Wisconsin health plan

Minnetonka-based Medica invested more than $ 200 million in 2021 to acquire a majority stake in the Dean Health Plan, a Wisconsin-based health insurer that fits with Medica’s push to sell more coverage by partnering with health systems in the Midwest and beyond. Medica, which announced the deal in August, disclosed transaction details in a … Read more

Global Nuclear Medicine Isotopes Market Report to 2027 – Featuring Bayer, Bracco Imaging and Cardinal Health Among Others

DUBLIN, May 09, 2022– (BUSINESS WIRE) – The “Global Nuclear Medicine Isotopes Market 2021-2027” report has been added to’s offering. The global nuclear medicine isotope market is anticipated to grow at a considerable CAGR during the forecast period. The growing usage of nuclear medicine isotopes in the treatment of several disorders is a key … Read more

Monday Medical: Ovarian cancer and the art of medicine

Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecological cancer in women, the second deadliest gynecological cancer in women and the fifth leading cause of cancer death for all women. Yet, there isn’t a screening test for it. “We have pap smears and mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancers, respectively, but we don’t have … Read more

With advances in medicine, could 80 become the new 40?

For all the advances in medical technology humans have developed, there is one thing it hasn’t been able to do: stop us from getting old. We’ve managed to extend the human lifetime dramatically in the last couple of centuries, greatly diminishing infant and child mortality and pushing back on disease with antibiotics and vaccines. But … Read more

Preventive Medicine versus E&M Codes: The Same-Day Coding Dilemma

Choosing a proper office visit code can become confusing unless one understands the rules separating preventive medicine and evaluation and management (E&M) coding. Problem-oriented E&M services, office, and other outpatient visit codes 99202-99215 (along with hospital, observation, and consultative encounters) are for patients who present with signs, symptoms, conditions, diagnoses and / or problems that … Read more

Mailed at-home disposal kits increase disposal rates of unused opioids after surgery

Mailed opioid disposal kits led to 60 percent of patients who had leftover opioid pain pills properly disposing of them after surgeries, according to a new study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Just 43 percent of patients in this study who did not receive the kits disposed … Read more

MEDICA 2021: Advances in Medical Robotics

Medical robotics is about combining machine intelligence and precision with human intelligence, decision-making and skills, according to healthcare professionals and innovators at MEDICA 2021. This year’s world forum for medicine looked at advances in medical robotics, from strides forward in robotic-assisted surgery to exoskeletons designed to help the ill and injured move again. Dr. Ing … Read more