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The Google Health Knowledge Graph: Impact on Users and Brands

In February 2015, Google launched an enhanced version of its existing Health Knowledge Graph (KG) that originally launched in 2012. In addition to basic health information, the updated version includes medically reviewed content and medical illustrations within a self-contained module on the Google results page. Since the initial buzz, Healthline has been closely monitoring the…

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Heading for Home: Goodbye Nepal

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The last few days have been action-packed, and my work in Nepal is coming to a close. As an emergency physician, my skills will soon be much less needed than those of orthopedic and plastic surgeons, as well as primary care and infectious disease specialists. Because of the incredible outpouring of active interest from persons…

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Reaching Beyond Kathmandu

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The earthquake in Nepal caused immense damage to people and property not only in Kathmandu, but also in a widespread area extending to Mt. Everest and in many other directions. Victims on Mt. Everest and in Kathmandu proper appropriately received a great deal of attention, but equally important has been the plight of persons trapped…

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Aiding Survivors of the Nepal Earthquake Disaster: Day 2


Today in Kathmandu, Nepal was quite different from yesterday. The city has certainly sprung back remarkably. Although its citizens face enormous challenges, the streets were nearly full with traffic, rubble actively being cleared from obstructing piles, and people walking and resuming commerce. There are an estimated 16 camps within the boundaries of Kathmandu, where people…

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Healthline Introduces New Coding InSight Application for Risk Adjustment

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Today, thousands of healthcare professionals, including healthcare IT’s most influential leaders, are gathering at the McCormick Place in Chicago to kick off the first day of HIMSS15. I get excited every year at the ever-growing number of attendees, the valuable sessions and programming, the networking opportunities and all the various companies exhibiting. This year, I’m…

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Healthline Teams Up with the FDA

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At Healthline.com, our mission is to deliver health information that educates, engages and inspires people to get healthier. Today, through a new partnership with the FDA, we are expanding our online content to include FDA Consumer Updates that provide important information concerning public health and safety topics, such as FDA alerts on emerging issues and…

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