January 2013 – Health News Watch

Certain medical centers and hospitals throughout the country will turn away those who wish to visit loved ones if they exhibit flu symptoms. The United States is having an early flu season with most of the country now experiencing high levels of flu-like-illness. As public health officials struggle to contain the spread of flu (or influenza), […]

Joint pain is caused by inflammation of the lining of the joints or the cartilage in weight-bearing joints. Pain and stiffness in the knees, elbows, shoulders, neck, or hip joints are all primary symptoms of joint pain. Jogging and tennis are just some of the common high-impact exercises that can result in joint pain. Joint […]

In the December 21 Health IT and Safety Plan issued by the ONC (the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology), the Obama administration recognizes the possibility of software errors leading to faulty records and the harm that this could have for patients of medical practices using electronic medical records.  However, the plan […]


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