Study shows improved host health by modifying gut microbiota

In a recent study published in gastroenterologyResearchers present intestinal microbiota modulation as a potential therapeutic option for diseases such as Crohn’s disease (CD). Study: Modifying the microbiome for disease therapy. Image credit: Emily Frost / shutterstock background Studies have reported that dysbiosis or imbalance in the intestinal microbiome may promote degenerative disorders, including diabetes, obesity, … Read more

Opinion: Women don’t need to die of cervical cancer

editor’s Note: Dr. Eloise Chapman-Davis is director of gynecologic oncology at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Denise Howard is chief of obstetrics and gynecology at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. … Read more

Point32Health taps health inclusion for LGBTQ+ care

After traditionally offering virtual care and navigation services to employers, Incorporated Health is now moving into the health plan arena. The LGBTQ+ community teams up with Point32Health to serve its commercial members in companies announced Wednesday. based in san francisco Incorporated Health Provides patients with access to virtual and in-person urgent care, primary care, behavioral … Read more

Henry Ford Health nephrologist-led study evaluates and validates vascular monitoring technology

Research led by Henry Ford Health’s Lalathaksh Kumber, MD, evaluated and validated a remote access monitoring technique that can predict vascular access blockages in dialysis patients. Single-centre prospective validation study published in The Journal of Vascular Access reviewed the Vask-Alert technique and concluded that it was a “reliable and efficient tool” for predicting which patients … Read more

Mayor Eric Adams outlines vision, agenda for women’s health in NYC

New York (WABC) — NYC Mayor Eric Adams outlined his vision for the New York City Women’s Health Agenda, which he says aims to eliminate decades of systemic inequality that has negatively affected women across the city. Adams was joined by health care leaders on Tuesday as they shared plans and ideas to help close … Read more

Gardening may help reduce cancer risk, boost mental health

Share on PinterestNew research suggests that gardening provides various health benefits, including reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer. Manu Pratt / Stocksy A new study suggests that people who work in community gardens receive various health benefits that may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and improve mental … Read more

CommonSpirit Health CEO at JPM: Some providers will be commodities

Wright Lassiter III, who was named CEO of CommonSpirit Health last April, outlined his vision for reviving his massive nonprofit’s finances at a JPMorgan healthcare conference on Monday. The convention returns to San Francisco after a two-year pandemic break and feels bursting as usual. Cracking a few jokes, Lassiter acknowledged he’s not here to take … Read more

Can Data Solve the Behavioral Health Outcomes Inequality Dilemma?

Nearly twenty years ago, the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) published “Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care.” In this landmark report, NAM noted that “a large body of published research suggests that racial and ethnic minorities experience lower quality of health services and are also less likely … Read more

Community gardening may play an important role in preventing cancer and mental health disorders

Exercise more. Eat right make new friends. As we compile our list of resolutions aimed at improving physical and mental health in 2023, new CU Boulder research suggests that one addition may have a powerful effect: gardening. Funded by the American Cancer Society, the first-ever, randomized, controlled trial of community gardening found that people who … Read more

Federal firefighters score major health care victory in defense bill

Federal firefighters will automatically qualify for compensation benefits the first time they are diagnosed with certain types of cancer. A provision giving presumptive benefits to firefighters was quietly included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which Congress passed late last year. The NDAA included the provision through a bill called the Federal Firefighters Fairness … Read more