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Caitlin Wilson
Senior Writer
As a Senior Writer at TriMed Media Group, Caitlin covers breaking news across several facets of the healthcare industry for all of TriMed's brands.
Health Exec

A new law in California will require hospitals in Los Angeles County to report incidence of certain “superbugs,” the Los Angeles Times reported. California is one of roughly half the U.S. states that had not required the reporting in the past.

 
Radiology Business

Breast cancer screenings can help save lives, but some detection methods are painful—mammograms squeeze the breast between two rigid plates. That might put some women off screening—and it might not even be necessary, according to a statement from Sweden’s Lund University.

 
Health Imaging

Mammograms are the first step when women are on the lookout for breast cancer. But for some women, especially those with dense breasts and who have a special risk according to family history, additional screening might make sense.

 
 - Vaccine
Clinical Innovation + Technology

A new universal flu vaccine could be on the horizon, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

 
Health Imaging

The color pink has become almost inextricably associated with breast cancer research, especially during October. For many people, wearing pink clothes or using pink products can feel like a way to morally support friends and family who have had the disease while also monetarily contribute to research that could find ways to save lives.

 
Clinical Innovation + Technology

Some hospitals employ the use of copper in certain materials as a way to slow the spread of disease. But a New York Times reader wanted to know the actual efficacy of that.

 
Health Exec

For smokers, physicians often recommend one of the best ways to immediately improve their health: stop smoking. But for the smokers (and the nonsmokers they live with), it could take months to reap the full benefits of eliminating tobacco use, reported the New York Times.

 
 - Business Intelligence
Radiology Business

The focus of many radiology departments, dedicated practices and imaging centers is—as one might hopetheir patients. But without a successful business strategy, those departments may not survive another day to treat these individuals. A paper in the Journal of the American College of Radiology examined some marketing options that could help make up part of that good business strategy.

 
Health Exec

In a deeply divided political climate, party or candidate affiliation can seemingly tell a lot about a person—or even determine what they might say or how they might act. Apparently even physicians aren’t immune, according to Yale researchers, the Washington Post reported.

Health Imaging

The brains of thousands of people are available for viewing through the UK Biobank Imaging project, reported Scientific American.