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A sinus infection is no fun for most—but when 7-year-old Layla, a 2,300-pound black rhinoceros, was suffering from the condition, veterinarians needed a better understanding of her skull to guide treatment.

Orangeworm, an aggressive group of hackers, is targeting medical devices of healthcare providers with a new malware. The malware, called Kwampirs, is a “backdoor Trojan that provides the attackers with remote access to the compromised computer,” the cybersecurity firm Symantec reported this week.

New findings published in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging demonstrate how novel imaging tracers can identify infections from implanted cardiac devices (ICDs) before they have to be removed, according to an April 24 article by Cardiovascular Business.

A new CMS proposal will require hospitals to post their standard prices for treatments online and aims to increase patient access to electronic health records.

The addition of the International Medical Solutions Educational Toolkit will allow for DICOM viewing and complement resident training projects, CME and other educational programs.

Physicians regularly turn to CT to evaluate patients who arrive at a hospital emergency department (ED) due to acute appendicitis. According to a new study published in Radiology, the diagnostic accuracy of MR imaging compares favorably to that of CT when diagnosing acute appendicitis, meaning patients can receive the same level of care without the ionizing radiation exposure.

A 55-year-old woman in Tampa, Florida, is urging fellow smokers to keep a close eye on their health after an impromptu CT scan saved her life.

An academic and insurance executive discussed innovations to control healthcare costs in the U.S., including pricing reforms and payment modifications.

The governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, has signed a bill into law requiring commercial health insurers to cover health-related services provided by telehealth exactly how in-person care is covered.

Zipnosis, a virtual care company, has released Surgical Care, an expansion to its telehealth platform that allows post-operative patients to receive care at home. The Surgical Care platform is an expansion to the company's current focus of urgent care.

IBM Watson Health has published its annual “15 Top Health Systems” study showcasing top-performing health systems in America based on overall organizational performance.

Although they didn’t garner as much attention as the adult guidelines, the criteria for determining hypertension in children also changed in 2017. They led to an increase in individuals considered outside the normal range, according to a study published online April 23 in JAMA Pediatrics.