Health Care and Wellness

Health and Safety of 5G: Addressing Misinformation

Author(s): Cynthia Weber
Health and Safety of 5G: Addressing Misinformation 1254 836 IEEE Pulse

As wireless network providers begin to roll out 5G networks, in similar fashion to the introduction of other new technologies—from the microwave oven to smart meters—public concern regarding the safety…

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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Psychiatry

Author(s): Summer Allen
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Psychiatry 1364 750 IEEE Pulse
An estimated 792 million people live with mental health disorders worldwide—more than one in ten people—and this number is expected to grow in the shadow of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Unfortunately, there aren’t enough mental health professionals to treat all these people. Can artificial intelligence (AI) help? While many psychiatrists have different views on this question, recent developments suggest AI may change the practice of psychiatry for both clinicians and patients. read more

The Rise of Biometrics in Sports

Author(s): Mary Bates
The Rise of Biometrics in Sports 540 608 IEEE Pulse
Athletes—and the cadre of professionals who surround them—are always looking for an edge over their opponents. Advances in technology have now made a whole new class of information readily available to athletes, coaches, trainers, and even fans. It’s called biometrics, the science of measuring and analyzing data collected from the body, such as heart rate or hormone levels. read more

Drug Overdose Deaths Decline, but Remain Historically High

Author(s): Mary Bates
Drug Overdose Deaths Decline, but Remain Historically High 1254 836 IEEE Pulse
The good news: Data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that drug overdose deaths have dropped for the first time since 1990. read more
The Danger of Sleep Deprivation

The Danger of Sleep Deprivation

Author(s): Jennifer Berglund
The Danger of Sleep Deprivation 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Late one spring night in 1986, around 1:30 a.m., the residents of Pripyat, a Ukrainian city of 50,000 people at the northern tip of the Dnieper River, were shaken from…

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Health Care in the Age of Interoperability Part 6: The Future of FHIR

Health Care in the Age of Interoperability Part 6: The Future of FHIR

Author(s): Mark L. Braunstein
Health Care in the Age of Interoperability Part 6: The Future of FHIR 620 375 IEEE Pulse

This is the sixth and last article in a series on the dramatic transformation taking place in health informatics in large part because of the new Health Level 7 (HL7)…

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Health Care Chatbots Are Here to Help

Health Care Chatbots Are Here to Help

Author(s): Mary Bates
Health Care Chatbots Are Here to Help 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Say hello to Molly, Florence, and Ada—they’re just a few of the helpful, smart algorithm-powered chatbots taking their place in health care. Chatbots are computer programs designed to carry on…

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Technologies for Primary Health Care Help Meet Global Goals

Technologies for Primary Health Care Help Meet Global Goals

Author(s): Wudan Yan
Technologies for Primary Health Care Help Meet Global Goals 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Access to health care has long been considered to be a human right. It was formally declared in 1946 when the heads of states wrote the constitution of the World…

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Health Care in the Age of Interoperability Part 5: The Personal Health Record

Health Care in the Age of Interoperability Part 5: The Personal Health Record

Author(s): Mark L. Braunstein
Health Care in the Age of Interoperability Part 5: The Personal Health Record 620 375 IEEE Pulse

This is the fifth in a series of articles on the dramatic transformation taking place in health informatics in large part because of the new Health Level 7 (HL7) Fast…

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