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Welcome to the First U.S. Inpatient Treatment Program for Internet Addiction

Am I in charge of what I do on the Internet, or is it in charge of me? Can you be addicted to oxygen? Water? Something as ubiquitous as… the…
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Can the Internet Prevent Cancer?

Older adults who use the Internet are more likely to participate in screening for colorectal cancer, be active, eat healthily, and smoke less, compared to their unplugged friends. So says…
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Can the Free World Learn from Prison Health Care?

Whether an avid viewer of Orange is the New Black or long-time follower of the correctional system’s budget woes, people are more curious than ever about how healthcare works behind…
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Tips for Patients Navigating the Net

Hearing back from a medical test or receiving a diagnosis is never easy, whatever the result. It’s not uncommon for patients receiving bad news to report a ‘blank mind’ feeling:…
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Patient Social Networks Spawn Cutting-Edge Research

Patient social networks have evolved from simple message boards, where users share moral support and practical advice on their diseases, into sophisticated data-entry points producing new findings that are reshaping…
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More Info Is Best For Patients

Despite doctors’ fears, recent studies on physician-patient information sharing indicate there is no such thing as “too much information” for patients. “There is a long tradition of secrecy in healthcare,”…
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Putting Patients First in Long-Term Care

(As vice president of Long-Term Care Solutions for Xerox Government Healthcare Solutions and former Medicaid director and deputy director of the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Frank Spinelli’s more than…
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How Crowdsourcing Fuels Healthcare Innovation

When it comes to your health, everyone knows you’re supposed to get a second opinion. But what about a third, fourth or even a thousandth opinion? Should the “wisdom of…
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The Future of Long-Term Care: Q&A with Frank Spinelli

HealthBiz Decoded sat down for an interview with Frank Spinelli, vice president of Long-Term Care Solutions for Xerox Government Healthcare Solutions and former Medicaid director and deputy director of the Rhode Island…
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Online Reviews: A Thumbs-Up for Healthcare?

Online physician reviews and find-a-doctor apps grow in popularity, but no one solution has emerged You shouldn’t be surprised that online reviews have finally spread to healthcare; after all, consumers…
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Medical Groups Campaign to Avoid Unnecessary Tests

Choosing Wisely campaign hopes awareness and technology will help save billions of dollars a year and improve care Is that test really necessary? That’s the multi-billion-dollar question the American Board…
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Allergy Apps Spring Up to Help Seasonal Sufferers Cope

“There’s an app for that.” The popular tagline of the iPhone commercial was right, in the case of helping people suffering from asthma and allergies. The use of allergy-targeted apps…