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Precision Medicine Advancements

Sema4 is a patient-centered health company that has begun looking at a new paradigm for healthcare. By using data from medical records, researchers can look at the underlying causes of disease, and develop accurate diagnostics identifying for identifying and...

Understanding Health Disparities

When a group experiences higher rates of cancer, diabetes, or obesity when compared with other groups, the difference may be defined as a health disparity. Health disparities can be related to race and ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, age, and disability....

New Study Says Google Searches Can Predict Heroin Overdoses

Opioid overdoses have become a national crisis, killing more than 72,000 Americans in 2017 alone, up from 33,000 in 2015. Response to the crisis is hampered by a lack of accurate and timely data but one study may have a solution. Researchers have found that Google...

What Does Environmental Health Mean?

When some people hear environmental health, they might equate the term “environmental” with outdoors, and if the outdoor areas where they live appear clean and attractive, they may consider their environment healthy. The entity in a community that ensures...

Virtual Medicine is Helping Patients

Virtual medicine makes use of computerized programs to enhance many aspects of patient care in the medical field. Education, research and development are some of the areas in which virtual technology proves useful. The interaction between patient and physician is also...