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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency April 9 following a measles outbreak within the city, requiring individuals in affected zip codes to get vaccinated or face a $1,000 fine.

A team of Seattle radiologists collected environmental factor data on outpatient radiology visits, analyzing attendance along with daily weather reports and estimated median income from the U.S. Census American Community Survey.

The future direction of AI research and development will fall into the hands of just nine global companies—three from China and six from the U.S.—Forbes reported April 10.

Transsubclavian or transaxillary (TAx) access has become the preferred route for balloon-expandable TAVR when femoral access isn’t feasible, a new analysis found. Outcomes were generally favorable with TAx TAVR compared to other alternative access techniques, with the exception of higher stroke rates, researchers reported in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Numerous studies have found that imaging-related educational materials are written in a way that is too complex for some patients to understand. Does this same issue apply to Spanish-language educational materials?

AI is poised to make a sizable impact on healthcare this year, but we’ll likely see the greatest dent in the areas of medical imaging, diagnostics and suicide risk prediction, according to data presented at the Partners HealthCare World Medical Innovation Forum in Boston.

A rare and difficult-to-diagnose genetic condition that raises LDL (bad) cholesterol to dangerous levels is now vulnerable to an AI tool.

PET brain scans of living former NFL players with cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms showed higher tau levels than controls in brain regions typically affected by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to an April 11 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

French drugmaker Sanofi announced on April 10 a plan to lower its insulin prices to $99 per month for some U.S. patients, beginning in June. The announcement came amid a series of congressional hearings about drug costs and was met with questions about why this move and other recent cost-cutting measures took so long.

As incidents producing mass casualties can occur anywhere at any time, leadership at trauma centers of all levels do well to prepare. A good place to start is learning from the experiences of urban hospitals dealing with shooting victims every day or close to it.

Researchers have identified an approach for more accurately diagnosing schizophrenia using AI, bringing some objectivity to the field of neurodevelopmental disorder diagnosis, according to a study published in the May edition of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.

Elucent Medical, an Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based healthcare technology company, announced that it has received FDA clearance for its EnVisio Surgical Navigation System.