Breast Cancer Survivors on a Mission to Inform All Women of This Critical Breast Health Issue
Informing women if they have dense breasts may empower them to ask for additional screening, which could unveil hidden cancer. Breast cancer is rampant in Jan’s family. Her mom was diagnosed with cancer in the mid-1970s when mammography was in its infancy. Her late great-aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer twice. And her husband’s sister and her daughter are also breast cancer survivors. “For me, it’s always been a question of not ‘if’ but ‘when,’” Jan says. Because of this,
How a Healthcare Olympic Record was Broken in Rio
Hard work and talent combine with medical technology to shatter world records during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A final Olympic record was broken in Rio de Janeiro, host of the first South American edition of the Olympic Games: The Polyclinic carried out around 900 consultations in a single day, outmatching the peak of 650 consultations in a single day at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Located inside the Olympic Village, the official residence of the competitors, the Polyclinic has 160
Winter is Here… But Are Our Athletes Ready?
A Q&A with Dr. YoungHee Lee, Chief Medical Officer for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, on how the Olympians will be kept in peak condition. One of the greatest sporting events in the world and of the year is just around the corner: the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Dr. YoungHee Lee, Chief Medical Officer for the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee, shared his thoughts on healthcare at the Games and the lessons we learned from the Olympic Games in Rio.
In a Heartbeat: This Tool is Cutting Down the Clicks in Cardiology Care
How software designed for cardiologists, with cardiologists, is helping to decrease reporting time and complexity Globally, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) account for 31 percent of all deaths. Among Americans, approximately one person dies from the disease every 40 seconds. In addition to the toll that CVD takes on lives, it also drives incredible costs – an estimated $1,044 billion by 2030. , Given the volume of patients who enter hospitals needing cardiovascular care, it’s critical that the doctors who treat them
Olympic Athletes Need Precision, Now They Can Have Precision Health
A new analytics tool will help provide information to clinicians to help them predict injury and illness and personalize treatment for the 2,900 athletes competing at the Olympic Winter Games Metrics matter in the Olympic Games – seconds to the finish line, points on the board. Behind the scenes, in the hospitals and health clinics where the athletes are treated, data is equally important. On a basic level, what is an athlete’s blood pressure, heart rate and temperature? But more comprehensively, what
The trend-spotting that reduced surgeries for the U.S. women’s wrestling team by 60 percent year over year
The best in athletics meets the best in technology In the 1960 Olympic Games, when the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) did not yet exist, athletes would travel to compete in the Olympic Games – away from their doctors and local care teams – without any written record of medications, procedures and conditions. At the moment when their bodies needed to perform best, even the smallest medical issue could be complicated by the fact that their healthcare provider would be