Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Liver Disease: 5 things you can do to prevent it

For Fibronostics

If you are like most people you probably rarely think about liver disease. With all the attention on cancer and heart disease it is little wonder few people know that there more than 100 diseases of the liver.

One of them, hepatitis B, is 100 times more infectious than HIV and is the second leading cause of cancer worldwide according to the World Health Organization. (published site)

ACA tax has $665 million impact on medical device industry

For Kapstone Medical

A new study has found the excise tax on medical devices enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act had a $665 million impact on the medical device industry, according to an Iowa State University researcher.
Daeyong Lee, assistant professor of human development, at Iowa State University studies how different aspects of the Affordable Care Act have affected families and companies. In the study published in the June 2018 journal Research Policy Lee analyzed the 2.3 percent excise tax imposed on medical devices in 2013.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

NSF International offers online learning for MDSAP program

For Kapstone Medical

The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) has produced a series of online training courses for regulatory compliance officers and auditors involved with regulatory processes working in the medical device industry in the five countries participating in Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP). (published site)

Friday, July 13, 2018

Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Go for a Double Over the Grand Slam for Breakfast

For Healthcare Associates of Texas

It’s summer and millions of Texans like to hit the road for their vacations. Often one of the first stops is breakfast at a roadside favorite like Waffle House, Denny’s, or Cracker Barrel. 

If you have type 2 diabetes, however, making smart choices for breakfast can be a tasty shortcut to managing your A1c for the rest of the day. (published site)

Monday, July 2, 2018

If I participate in a clinical trial how will my data be used?

For ObvioHealth

When you participate in a clinical trial, researchers track medical and personal data gathered from each participant. You may naturally want to know what researchers do with your personal information. (published site)