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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Latest Trends and Advancements in Health Care
Role of Technology

Till date finding gaps in care is a tedious task and many providers face challenges in identifying them. Clinical data analysis has helped providers plan carefully, set benchmarks and monitor their performance. A study revealed that the use of data analytics could help save more than $300 billion in U.S. healthcare, apart from making information flow transparent and creating a value chain in healthcare.

Lately, there have been several developments in technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and wearable technologies that have not only been disruptive but also have the potential to change the face of healthcare in 2017 and transform the vision of population health management. Healthcare veterans believe that the road to population health is an unpaved but a long one, and is bigger than anything else. It needs:

– Coordination among Healthcare teams,

– Transition to Value,

– Disruptive Technology changing the way Healthcare Organizations deliver care.

Non-Drug Treatment Which Works For Chronic Pain
National Center For Integrative Health

When it comes to chronic pain management, one such review of the research literature found that complementary health approaches were effective for managing chronic pain.

The recent survey, completed by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, reviewed the effectiveness of the most popular therapies. In the survey, they reviewed data from over 100 U.S. studies from the past 50 years.

In terms of safety and effectiveness, they found the following None medical treatments to be most effective;

1. Acupuncture and Yoga for Back Pain.

2. Acupuncture and Tai Chi for Knee Osteoarthritis

3. Massage therapy for Neck Pain

4. Relaxation techniques for Headaches and Migraines

5. Relaxation techniques and Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain

Do You Suffer From Frequent Stomach Pains
You May Have Heart Burn - See Foods To Aviod

By Dan Austin MD
Internal Medicine

If you are the one who experiences heartburn occasionally, then you should avoid the below-mentioned foods as they can exacerbate the issue. Start avoiding these foods now if you don’t want to feel the pain of heartburn later:

1. FRIED FOOD – The biggest factor responsible for heartburn is fried food, both meat and vegetables. Fried foods aggravate your digestive system and lead to heartburn and acid reflux.

2• FAST FOOD – Fast food is full of fat, sugar and calories. So, along with this, there are many reasons why you should avoid fast food. It not only upsets your stomach but also it causes heartburn.

3• TOMATOES & TOMATO BASED SAUCE – Tomato based foods such as ketchup, marinara sauce and tomato-based soups are naturally acidic and they are not good for your stomach. Too much acid in the stomach may cause some to splash back into your esophagus.

4• CHOCOLATE – Chocolate does not mean only the chocolate bars, instead of all the decadent foods. Chocolate contains three things: cocoa, caffeine and fat. These three are the biggest responsible factor for heartburns.

5• FRUITS JUICES – The citric acid in the fruit relaxes your esophageal sphincter. Oranges and grapefruit, in particular, contribute to heartburn by making the symptoms worse.

If you pain persist and you need More Information, contact us at or visit to find an Internal Medicine or a Gastroenterology doctor in your area.

CHOLERA - Rare Water Borne Disease
How To Treat

Cholera, caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae, is rare in the United States and other industrialized nations. However, globally, cholera cases have increased steadily since 2005 and the disease still occurs in many places including Africa, Southeast Asia, and Haiti. CDC responds to cholera outbreaks across the world using its Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) expertise.

Cholera can be life-threatening but it is easily prevented and treated. Travelers, public health and medical professionals and outbreak responders should be aware of areas with high rates of cholera, know how the disease spreads, and what to do to prevent it.

Cholera is an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. An estimated 3-5 million cases and over 100,000 deaths occur each year around the world. The infection is often mild or without symptoms, but can sometimes be severe. Approximately one in 10 (5-10%) infected persons will have severe disease characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. In these people, rapid loss of body fluids leads to dehydration and shock. Without treatment, death can occur within hours.

•Rehydration therapy, meaning prompt restoration of lost fluids and salts through rehydration therapy is the primary goal of treatment.
•Antibiotic treatment, which reduces fluid requirements and duration of illness, is indicated for severe cases of cholera.
•Zinc treatment has also been shown to help improve cholera symptoms in children.

Vitamin C What It Does For The Body
What Its Defeciency Can Cause

Vitamin C plays a role in many vital functions in the body, including growth, maintenance, and repair of tissues like the skin, joints, blood vessels, bones, and teeth. It is critically important in wound healing and is also a powerful antioxidant.

Its antioxidant ability, or the ability to protect cells from free radicals, is the basis for all the hype about getting your vitamin C. Free radicals are created by exposure to environmental toxins like tobacco, heavy metals, and radiation, and are even released during normal cell metabolism. Free radicals bombard healthy cells and can leave them (and their DNA) damaged, leading to sickness and disease. Antioxidants like vitamin C protect cells against cancer, heart disease, and arthritis by neutralizing free radicals in the body.

Severe vitamin C deficiency is called scurvy. Symptoms of scurvy include bruising, bleeding under the skin, poor wound healing, hair loss, tooth loss, swelling, joint pain, nosebleeds, anemia and eventually death, if the deficiency is not corrected. Today scurvy is rare because it takes such a small amount of vitamin C to prevent it. However, it is still present in some undernourished parts of the world.

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