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The Physician Shortage and Medical Real Estate

The looming physician shortage poses challenges to the medical real estate market and calls for a nimble response from providers and the real estate industry alike.

That was a key takeaway from Bisnow’s National Healthcare West...


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Personalizing Chemotherapy

Scientists at Rutgers University have developed a portable device that incorporates biosensors and artificial intelligence to help predict whether individual cancer patients are likely to benefit from particular chemotherapy drugs.

Using the device,...


Ending Parkinson’s: Experts Look to Prevention, Treatment and Reversal

Recent scientific advances point to a hopeful future for people who have or could develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a review published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease.


Convenience and Continuity of Care in the Evolving Retail Clinic Model

Industry observers and insiders ponder the role of retail clinics in modern health care and how that squares with physician-patient relationships.


Obesity During Young Adulthood Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

People with a BMI of 30 or higher have a 20% greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the condition is more common in older adults. But a recent study suggests excess weight in early adulthood may pose more risk than weight gained later in life.


Ramping Up Cardiac Care for Cancer Survivors

Increasing cancer survivorship means healthcare providers are encountering new challenges in cardiac health, underscoring the need for additional subspecialists in cardio-oncology.


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Tongue-Based Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

The unnoticed spread of pancreatic cancer makes effective treatment difficult. However, findings from a study in the Journal of Oral Microbiology may pave the way to earlier detection through the evaluation of differences in the tongue microbiome....


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Drone Successfully Delivers Transplant Kidney

A drone developed at the University of Maryland delivered a donor kidney for transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in Baltimore — an achievement the university describes as the first of its kind.

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Pediatric Profile

Behaviors That affect pediatric health shift alongside changing mores and broader cultural trends. For example, cigarette smoking among youths fell in recent years as tobacco use became less acceptable, and pediatric obesity has risen in the wake of higher rates of adult obesity. The data below underscore the need for fresh clinical approaches and highlight enduring challenges for pediatricians.


Carving a New Medical Landscape

The combined magnitude of innovation’s impact on medicine sometimes hides behind the patchwork of advances in different areas of healthcare technology.