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Genetic testing should be available for all breast cancer patients to determine hereditary risk in addition to standard imaging exams, according to new guidelines published Feb. 14 by The American Society of Breast Surgeons. 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the country’s first interoperable insulin pump Feb. 14, reporting the technology will help diabetics better individualize their treatment regimens.

Catch up on all things fraud and ethics around the healthcare industry with HealthExec’s weekly watchdog report.

IBM Watson Health is partnering with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to use AI and genomics to help clinicians better predict the onset of serious cardiovascular diseases, the company announced Feb. 13.

Results from President Donald Trump’s latest physical, released Feb. 14., reveal the president’s overall cholesterol has improved since last year’s check-up, according to the Associated Press. But Trump has also gained weight and is now classified as obese, which could raise his already elevated risk for heart disease.

Researchers at West Virginia University (WVU) were awarded a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Justice to develop novel AI techniques to combat the opioid epidemic and opioid trafficking. The funding will be provided over a three-year period.

Some questions never seem to stop coming up. Should every single incidental finding be reported? If so, how so? In what sorts of cases might the reporting mislead clinicians rather than appropriately guide patient care? Here’s a fresh look at these perpetual concerns. 

Though many physicians are reluctant to change the status quo, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine Feb. 4 suggests automated office blood pressure measurement (AOBP) is the way to go when recording a patient’s BP, since the approach bypasses the so-called “white coat effect” triggered by more traditional methods.

HHS is pushing new interoperability rules to encourage better care coordination and empower patients to become stronger partners in their care through access to their digital health records––and the industry seems to be on board.

Physiological age based on exercise performance is a better predictor of long-term survival than chronological age, according to a study of more than 126,000 patients at the Cleveland Clinic.

A new cardiovascular imaging technique can reveal important information about the plaque characteristics of a patient’s carotid artery in real time, reported authors of a recent study published in Radiology. One researcher believes the method has the potential to become as popular as ultrasound.

The rate of cancer incidence and deaths among African Americans has surpassed that of whites for decades, but recent data from the American Cancer Society suggests that the “cancer gap” is shrinking, according to a recent report from NPR