Promising new sickle cell disease medicine wins FDA approval

This undated image provided by Novartis shows bottles of Novartis’s Adakveo. U.S. regulators have approved the new sickle cell disease medicine that can prevent extremely painful, dangerous “crises” in which misshapen blood cells clump together, reducing blood and oxygen flow. (Novartis via AP) After a recent decision by the FDA a better day could be… Read More »

Innovaccer’s real-time insights for MA plans help close care gaps

San Francisco-based Innovaccer has found a way to help Medicare Advantage plans close care gaps, while improving Star ratings, the company contends. Innovaccer’s solution package for MA plans, launched a year ago, includes FHIR ready-APIs, point-of-care alerts, provider performance analytics and holistic patient-360 profiles, according to Kanav Hasija, co-founder and chief product officer at Innovaccer.… Read More »

Epigastric Hernias

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size What Is an Epigastric Hernia? An epigastric (eh-pih-GAS-trik) hernia is when part of the intestines pushes through the abdominal muscles between the belly button and the chest. Many are small, cause no symptoms, and don’t need treatment. Larger ones that do cause symptoms won’t heal on their own,… Read More »