Your body is about 60% water. Lose even 1.5% of that H2O—the tipping point for mild dehydration—and your mood, energy levels, and cognitive function all drop, according to research from the University of Connecticut. And while there are obvious reasons you can end up dehydrated—a sunny day, exercise, or not drinking enough in general—other triggers are less obvious. Check out these 14 surprising causes of dehydration and how to prevent them.
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A combination of operational protocols and access to various technologies helped health officials at the hospital taking care of the first MERS patient in the U.S. respond quickly to the case and isolate the patient, they say.
NC's Medicaid CFO resigns News & Observer Until September, Brennan had reported directly to Medicaid director Carol Steckel, who was hired amid great fanfare in January 2013 by Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos.
Employers must plan to meet ACA rules Tallahassee.com Four years after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, there now remains a short window of time for employers to plan for the start of the Employer Shared Responsibility...
Philosys, a company based in New York City, received European CE Mark approval for its Gmate SMART glucose meter, an iPhone/iPad attachment that is the world’s smallest glucometer. The meter uses the iOS device via the headset jack as the interface to display results and track readings. It would seem that the same glucometer should also be compatible with other smartphones as long as an appropriate app is developed.
Philosys is currently looking to partner with cell phone firms to help distribute the Gmate SMART and hopes to have it’s device available to European customers by the end of the year.
Arkansas Times (blog) Refusing Medicaid expansion will cost lives Arkansas Times (blog) As the new Republican majority searches for excuses not to take $700 million a year in annual federal support and provide health security for hundreds of...
Making Good on Quality Healthcare Promises 1to1 Media With the healthcare reform mostly in place, health payers should focus on the changes they need to make in order to deliver on their promises of providing quality healthcare.
When low-dose CT screening for lung cancer got the thumbs down by a panel looking into Medicare coverage Wednesday, the pulmonology community was shocked and indignant. (Lung docs stunned by #lungcancer screening decision.
As part of the Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has put a new rule about healthcare costs for hospitals: the word is transparency. It's not uncommon for healthcare consumers to be blind to the ...
Women voters major players in Medicaid-expansion debate Orlando Sentinel The 2014 session of the Florida Legislature has ended without a vote on extending health coverage to at least 800,000 uninsured Floridians through Medicaid.
New business strategies for insurers Healthcare Finance News The speakers told attendees how the arrival of innovative healthcare industry business models, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), health insurance exchanges, value-based...
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