Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:
- Texas power outages lead to 300+ carbon monoxide cases in Houston area Becker’s Hospital Review
A winter storm and widespread power outages has led people to turn to dangerous power sources, such as grills and space heaters.
- New wearable patch can monitor blood pressure, caffeine levels Healthcare IT News
A new skin patch can monitor blood pressure, heart rate, glucose, lactate, alcohol and caffeine levels.
- A record number of people have died of drug overdoses during the pandemic, CDC says Becker’s Hospital Review
Over 83,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses in a 12-month period.
- Mental health screenings and studies show big jumps in anxiety, depression during pandemic The Denver Post
Anxiety and depression skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Tenet, Providence, other health giants band together to form new health data startup Fierce Healthcare
Several big healthcare players have launched a new startup to pool and analyze patient data for research and drug development.
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