A Study in... Animal-Assisted Therapy

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Being hospitalized can be a stressful situation for anyone, and for children, it can be extremely stressful.  Because stress can cause complications on top of the reason for the hospitalization, medical personnel try to do their best to reduce…

Harnessing Data in Healthcare

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Collecting and analyzing data can be a matter of life and death for hospitals and other health care facilities.  Although the health care industry was a bit of a latecomer to the use of data analytics, it is now becoming a big user of data…
Healthcare

Data Science in Healthcare

How Data Science is Advancing Healthcare Wearable technology: With a rise in wearable technology comes a large amount of day-to-day health data that can be analyzed to help improve management of chronic diseases. Disease…
Pharmaceutical Data Scientists

Pharmaceutical Data Scientists

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Data analysis has become a critical tool in the pharmaceutical industry. In fact, pharmaceutical makers are constantly looking for ways to improve the odds of getting new drugs through the discovery pipeline to market as quickly and…

Using Data to Study Exercise For People with Mental Illness

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Exercise is well-known to have beneficial effects on many aspects of health, including the heart, lungs, muscles, and bones. Exercise is also good for those with mental illnesses. Nurses are on the front lines of treating patients with mental…
Eradicating Malaria

Controlling a Killer: Statistics on Eradicating Malaria

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While malaria is not a very common disease in most developed countries, it still affects millions of people in less-developed countries around the world. Statistics are kept each year by the World Health Organization (WHO) as it and other agencies…
data in healthcare economics

Drug Prices Rise Substantially: Data in Healthcare Economics

Healthcare economics impacts everyone as we will all need medical care at some point in our life. A substantial subsection of this is prescription drugs and the affect their prices have on consumers, employers and insurance companies. Prescription…