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New physician joins FirstHealth Family Medicine

New physician joins FirstHealth Family Medicine

Abdel-Masih ROCKINGHAM – Hanie Abdel-Masih, D.O., has joined the FirstHealth Family Medicine team in Rockingham, joining Joseph Gillham, M.D., and Emily Phillips, PA-C. Dr. Abdel-Masih earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glen Head, New York. He completed his residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center, a […]

Rising Insulin Prices Push Woman to Buy Medicine on Craigslist

Rising Insulin Prices Push Woman to Buy Medicine on Craigslist

Insulin prices have tripled in recent years, forcing families to make drastic choices when purchasing the lifesaving medication, including one local woman who has resorted to purchasing insulin on Craigslist. A recent study from Yale University found 1 in 4 patients admitted to cutting back and rationing their insulin because of the hike in prices. […]

Preparing Health Network CEOs for Success with Precision Medicine: Early-Adopter Health Systems to Gather in …

Preparing Health Network CEOs for Success with Precision Medicine: Early-Adopter Health Systems to Gather in …

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 14, 2018–Precision Medicine is happening now at first-mover hospitals and health systems. September 12-13 in Nashville, experts from the nation’s most successful precision medicine clinical programs will gather to share their strategies and lessons learned. The goal of this conference is to provide health network CEOs with the insights needed to initiate […]

Morning Brief: Erdogan calls for Turkey to boycott US electronics

Morning Brief: Erdogan calls for Turkey to boycott US electronics

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 What to watch today The major U.S. indexes on Monday lost ground with the Dow and S&P 500 declining for the fourth straight day as a currency crisis in Turkey and stresses in Argentina weighed on markets to start the week. Will Tuesday mark the fifth straight day of losses? Tuesday […]

Cricketer Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray

Cricketer Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Ben Stokes’ defence barrister told the jury he had acted “to defend himself or in defence of another” England cricketer Ben Stokes has been found not guilty of affray after a fight near a Bristol nightclub. The Durham all-rounder, 27, denied the charge following the fracas between a group […]

Movement is Medicine: Six easy health tests

Movement is Medicine: Six easy health tests

Here are six easy self-assessments that can help you keep you on track for maintaining your health. Normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute. A lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. To check your pulse at your wrist, place two […]

Treatment with modern antiretrovirals doesn't increase the risk of hypertension

Treatment with modern antiretrovirals doesn't increase the risk of hypertension

There is no strong evidence that treatment with antiretrovirals significantly increases the risk of hypertension, investigators from the D:A:D study report in HIV Medicine.  After taking into account demographic and traditional risk factors, only two older anti-HIV drugs had a significant association with hypertension. “Using data from a large, heterogeneous cohort with information on a […]

Hostplus CEO defends tennis entertainment

Industry superannuation fund Hostplus spent $260,000 entertaining employers at the Australian Open. Hostplus CEO David Elia has defended the hospitality and tourism fund’s expenditure on corporate hospitality, amid regulator concerns and whistleblower complaints over how he has used his company credit card. The banking royal commission heard Hostplus invited 120 employers to the tennis this […]

Cancer patients' fate on the line as Gaza runs dry of medicine

Cancer patients' fate on the line as Gaza runs dry of medicine

A Palestinian man suffering from cancer receives treatment at a hospital in Gaza City (AFP) GAZA CITY – In Gaza, cancer patients are in desperate need of help. The Palestinian ministry of health held a press conference on Monday to ask for urgent assistance for hundreds of cancer patients in the Gaza Strip. According to health […]

Cheaper medicine?: New generic drug rules in Abu Dhabi will boost market, but wider integration requires public …

Cheaper medicine?: New generic drug rules in Abu Dhabi will boost market, but wider integration requires public …

According to Jose Sreedharan, general manager of the Aster Pharmacy brand, which was founded in the United Arab Emirates, the rule will only be applied in Abu Dhabi and not in other emirates. The Abu Dhabi-based Department of Health is the regulator of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi. “This is not a UAE-wide rule, […]

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