Doctors encouraged to talk to patients about cellphone use while driving
Doctors encouraged to talk to patients about cellphone use while driving.

07/31/2013

When it comes time for patients to plan their annual physicals, their doctors may talk about the risks of heart disease, stroke and other major health problems found in patient education brochures. Continue reading

Scanadu Tricorder smashes expectations with online funding
Scanadu Tricorder smashes expectations with online funding.

07/31/2013

With the popularity of websites like IndieGoGo and Kickstarter as a means of funding online projects and companies, new ideas are getting off the ground sooner than ever before. Continue reading

Soybean compounds could play role in inhibiting HIV infection
Soybean compounds could play role in inhibiting HIV infection.

07/30/2013

While HIV is not the widespread threat it once was, it is still a chief health problem in the U.S. with nearly 50,000 new diagnoses in the U.S. during 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading

ZappRx aims to improve the link between doctor and pharmacist
ZappRx aims to improve the link between doctor and pharmacist.

07/30/2013

The physical process of delivering a prescription to a pharmacy and having to wait a half hour or more may be a thing of the past thanks to a new iPhone application referred to as ZappRx. Continue reading

HPV vaccination rates remaining stagnant
HPV vaccination rates remaining stagnant.

07/29/2013

As one of the most common sexually-transmitted infections among young people, the human papilloma virus ranks among the top public health concerns in the U.S.  Continue reading

MyMeds app can assist patients with medication reminders
MyMeds app can assist patients with medication reminders.

07/26/2013

One of the largest problems in the healthcare field is irresponsible use of medicine, whether patients are forgetting to take their medications, taking the wrong dosage or a variety of other errors. Continue reading

Marijuana use during adolescence could permanently alter brain function
Marijuana use during adolescence could permanently alter brain function.

07/26/2013

As multiple states mull their options about the outright legalization of marijuana for recreational use, there are a number of healthcare professionals and patient education brochures that warn of the major implications of allowing the drug to become widely used, particularly among adolescents. Continue reading

Moderate consumption of red wine can reduce risk of fatal disease in men
Moderate consumption of red wine can reduce risk of fatal disease in men.

07/25/2013

Red wine has been the subject of numerous medical studies and patient education brochures over the past several decades, but a new French study has revealed that the delectable libation can play a more vital role in reducing the risk of fatal disease in men than ever thought before. Continue reading

Health exchanges still baffle many doctors as healthcare law implementation looms
Health exchanges still baffle many doctors as healthcare law implementation looms.

07/25/2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is set to begin its open-enrollment period on October 1, 2013, and one of the centerpieces of the bill revolves around health exchanges. Continue reading

Australia’s plain cigarette packaging making headway in curbing smoking rates
Australia's plain cigarette packaging making headway in curbing smoking rates.

07/24/2013

As many countries try to curb smoking among their adult population, many have turned to patient education brochures and graphic advertising to turn these individuals off from picking up the habit in the first place. Continue reading