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MSLGROUP Healthcare and Security Clients Have the Pulse on #HIMSS14

With less than two weeks until HIMSS14, attendees are mapping out their show strategy and selecting the sessions and networking events to help them focus on the healthcare business areas most important to their company and constituents. MSLGROUP caught up with several clients who will be attending the show to get their thoughts on trends and what they look forward to doing and seeing. Ronald Razmi, CEO and ...

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The Journey to #HIMSS14 Begins: Tips for Getting Social

In less than four months, healthcare professionals will reconvene in sunny Orlando at the HIMSS14 conference to learn about the latest in healthcare IT innovation, network with peers, catch keynotes by luminaries like Hillary Clinton, and lead discussions on issues now reshaping the healthcare landscape. Leading up to the conference, Schwartz MSL will be auditing the social media universe to analyze who is ...

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Consumer Health News in Review: Big Soda Debate, Survival and Strep

September makes me think of transitions. The days are are getting shorter, iced coffee is replaced with warm apple cider, flip flops are tucked away and swapped for boots. It is official - summer's closing up shop. I’ve decided to reflect upon some of the consumer health stories that made headlines over the past few months and in today’s edition of consumer health news, share some updates.Take a ...

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The Consumer Health Week in Review: Mass General Hospital is #1; FDA approves pill to reduce HIV; Egg allergies, treated with egg; Whooping Cough strikes

Move over Bruins, there’s a new #1 in Boston: Mass General Hospital The best hospitals rankings are out from U.S. News and Mass General is No. 1 for the first time. Displacing Johns Hopkins, Mass General’s honor marks the end of a 21-year reign for Hopkins that started in 1991. The rankings are based largely on objective measures of hospital performance, such as patient survival rates, and struc ...

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Traveling? Do you have your photo ID, toothbrush and health app? Check.

Traveling just got a little less stressful for those with chronic health ailments.  Today’s New York Times article, The App as Health Aide by Julie Weed  takes a look at a growing number of mobile health and medical apps available to travelers during any segment of a trip and includes commentary from two of our healthcare clients.WellDoc’s mobile integrated therapy, DiabetesManager, pr ...

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Did you know, there’s an App for that? Consumer Healthcare apps surge

In our always-connected world we have everything at our fingertips, including the tools to make better healthcare decisions. There are countless consumer health apps available to better manage our health.  Nielsen projected that half of the U.S. population would own a smartphone by the end of 2011, and one of the fastest growing age groups for smartphone adoption is 55 to 64 year olds. For developers o ...

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The consumer health week in review: Counterfeit drugs; Big gulp or little sip; Prediction: cancer increases; Go ahead eat a bite of dark chocolate!

Hard pill to shallow, counterfeit drugsEarlier this week the FDA warned consumers and healthcare professionals about a counterfeit version of Teva’s Adderall, a drug approved to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and narcolepsy. The FDA’s announcement says preliminary laboratory tests revealed the counterfeit version of Teva’s Adderall 30 mg tablets contained the wrong ...

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