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Race against time for family of toddler with ultra-rare disease, whose only chance at life costs $3 million

When Michael Pirovolakis was born eight days before Christmas in 2017, his green eyes glowed bright like two snow globes. He had 10 fingers, 10 toes and a full head of hair matted to his head. Michael was a cooing, crying, healthy baby boy. “What else could we ask for,” said his father, Terry. Terry,… Read More »

Veradigm, Komodo Health work on new data set for life sciences

Veradigm, a payer and life sciences unit within Allscripts, has partnered with Komodo Health to create the largest linked electronic medical records and claims data set for life science research. The program combines Veradigm’s EHR data from Allscripts with a healthcare map from Komodo that offers almost 50 million linked and longitudinal patient records. The… Read More »

‘Brain surgery has allowed me to live a full life’ – Jenny McEntegart has gone from 25 seizures a day to virtually none

Jenny McEntagart pictured at her home in Coosan Co Westmeath. Photo: Steve Humphreys ‘Brain surgery has allowed me to live a full life’ – Jenny McEntegart has gone from 25 seizures a day to virtually none Independent.ie For the first time in a decade my life can qualify as normal. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/brain-surgery-has-allowed-me-to-live-a-full-life-jenny-mcentegart-has-gone-from-25-seizures-a-day-to-virtually-none-38076529.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38081704.ece/c4133/AUTOCROP/h342/ENNY%20MCENTAGART%206SH.jpg Email For the… Read More »

Report: Philadelphia Black men live an average 69 years — the city’s lowest life expectancy

Mark Makela/Getty Images Black men who live in Philadelphia live an average of 69 years – the lowest average life expectancy rate out of all of the city’s population groups, according to a report released by the city’s health department. In Brotherly Love: Health of Black Men and Boys in Philadelphia, the first report of… Read More »