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Tech Talk: Artificial intelligence impacting healthcare-6846

Tech Talk: Artificial intelligence impacting healthcare

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are already delivering value in specific areas of healthcare, even as organizations continue to build their investments in these technologies, according to a new survey from HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society).

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Industry development

Six Alzheimer's disease subgroups identified-6843

Six Alzheimer's disease subgroups identified

Researchers studying Alzheimer's disease have created an approach to classifying patients with Alzheimer's disease into subgroups, a finding that may open the door for personalized treatments.

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Mental health

How pets play a role in healthy aging-6839

How pets play a role in healthy aging

As research is still emerging on the benefits and challenges of animal companions for older adults, the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has been working with partners to stimulate scholarship and report evidence-based information on this topic. One result is a new online brochure, "The Role of Pets in Human Healthy Active Aging."

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Physical wellness

Anxiety, depression may predict physical health problems-6834

Anxiety, depression may predict physical health problems

Anxiety and depression may predict conditions ranging from heart disease and high blood pressure to arthritis, headaches, back pain and stomach upset, having similar effects as long-established risk factors like smoking and obesity, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, say.

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Mental health

Aerobic exercise for 6 months may boost cognitive skills-6831

Aerobic exercise for 6 months may boost cognitive skills

Walking or cycling for 35 minutes three times a week for six months may improve thinking skills in older adults with cognitive impairments without dementia, according to a study published in Neurology.

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Walking

Stats: 81% of employers aspire to culture of wellbeing-6827

Stats: 81% of employers aspire to culture of wellbeing

Workplace productivity, job satisfaction, and employee retention are linked to physical health and financial wellbeing, among other elements of broader total wellbeing, according to the eighth edition of "Working Well: A Global Survey of Workforce Wellbeing Strategies," produced by human resources and benefits consulting firm, Buck.

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Health promotion

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