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Following radiation therapy for liver metastases, patients are just as well monitored with contrast-enhanced ultrasound as with contrast-enhanced CT, according to the authors of a pilot study running in the March edition of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Emergency department (ED) visits for people with at least one of six prevalent chronic conditions contributed to approximately 50 percent of all annual visits at nearly 750 hospitals in 2017. 

CVS Health is testing out a new store format in three Houston locations that aim to be a health hub for residents in those communities, with more of the store designated for healthcare services. The concept combines digital health offerings and community spaces with in-store services.

HHS and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) introduced a new payment model for emergency ambulance services that would allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive care on-the-scene or at lower acuity sites, such as urgent care clinics.

There’s not much aging individuals can do to beat back age-related cognitive impairment once it begins, but improving consistency in blood pressure seems to help slow the pace of the falloff in those with significant BP swings.

Aggressive treatment is not warranted in patients with pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a malignant soft tissue tumor in the muscle tissue of children, according to a multi-site analysis of CT scans published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

IBM Watson Health has announced a new 10-year, $50 million investment in joint research collaboration projects with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to advance the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in public health.

The Vatican and Microsoft are offering a nearly $7,000 prize for an international competition that aims to promote ethics in AI, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Zebra Medical Vision announced it has received grants from the Israel Innovation Authority to implement its AI algorithms in three of Israel's largest medical institutions.

Young athletes in New Jersey may soon benefit from a new proposal aimed at drastically reducing concussions and other contact injuries in high school football before and during the season.

Black Medicare beneficiaries with implanted cardiac devices (ICDs) face a lower risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) than their white counterparts, despite a higher overall burden of vascular risk factors and a greater risk of stroke, researchers reported Feb. 11 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) leads to fewer false-positive (FP) recalls than full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to new findings published in Academic Radiology. The patient’s age and the availability of prior mammograms were also important factors.