Tag Archives: risk

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Can Social Media Decrease Risk for Depression During Pregnancy?

In both pregnant and postpartum women, social isolation contributes to risk for and exacerbation of depressive symptoms.  Many women in this setting turn to the internet and social media as a means of securing support and information. Previous studies, mostly carried out in adolescents and young adults, have shown that social media use is associated… Read More »

ACOs in the MSSP model head into future risk

January 1 marked the second start date for Accountable Care Organizations participating in newly redesigned model of the Medicare Shared Savings Program requiring them to take financial risk. For the January 1, 2020 start date, CMS approved 53 applications for new ACOs and 100 applications for renewing ACOs, according to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid… Read More »

Excess Sleep Can Increase Stroke Risk by 85%

While the pitfalls of too little sleep have been well documented, there are also risks of sleeping too much, which is generally defined as more than nine hours a night. Specifically, excessive sleep, along with long midday naps, may increase your risk of stroke, according to a Chinese study involving 31,750 people.1 It’s unclear exactly… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes: Being this height increases your risk of developing the serious condition

Type 2 diabetes causes the body not to respond to insulin properly and this causes the blood sugar levels to become too high. If blood sugar isn’t controlled properly and stays too high, a number of problems can occur such as kidney failure, nerve damage, foot ulcers, heart disease and stroke. It’s estimated that around… Read More »