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Car crash ER visits fell in states that ban texting while driving, study says

Mar 22, 2019 , CNN Health
States with bans on texting while driving saw an average 4% reduction in emergency department visits after motor vehicle crashes, an equivalent of 1,632 traffic-related emergency department visits per year, according to a new analysis....
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Doctor App Babylon Health Offers Quick Appointments, But Grapples With Follow-Up Care For Mental Health

Mar 22, 2019 , Forbes
A third of London’s mental-health providers are rejecting patient referrals from Babylon Health, a video-calling service used by thousands. Former staff say the startup is struggling to plug into Britain’s healthcare system....
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March 25-29: What Events Are Coming in Health Care

Mar 22, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
March 21—Next week’s healthcare finance events and developments include the deadline to submit comments on changes to the CMS hospital overall star ratings....
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Long-term hormone use after menopause tied to Alzheimer's risk

Mar 22, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats may be slightly more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a large Finnish study suggests....
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Four Steps to Make Shots Easier for Your Baby

Mar 22, 2019 , WebMD
Shots can be a major cause of stress for babies and their parents, but a four-step pain-relief routine can ease Baby’s...
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Lengthy Training, Licensing That Health Care Occupations Require Creating Significant Skill Gap For Those Looking For Jobs

Mar 22, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
"There just aren’t enough places and schools to get trained for how many people we need in those roles," said economist Tara Sinclair. An aging population and increase in wealth has contributed to higher demand for health care services, and the skills gap is only going to have a greater impact on the booming industry as it grows. In other health industry news: costly insurance, a hospital whistleblower case, health stocks, state employee premiums, cheating doctors and...
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New Zealand Vows To Make ‘Our Country A Safer Place’, Bans All Assault Weapons In Sharp Contrast To U.S. Lawmakers

Mar 22, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
It only took six days since New Zealand's largest massacre for the government to change gun ownership laws. But the country's constitution does not guarantee the right to own a gun and the gun lobby isn't as strong as in the U.S., where efforts to change laws have been mostly at the state...
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Beyond Meat’s plant-based sausage hits retail shelves

Mar 22, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Beyond Meat's plant-based sausage, Beyond Sausage can now be found at over 4,000 locations across the nation. Read More...
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From The State Capitols: Certificate Of Need Legislation; Health Programs For Seniors; Capping Dialysis Profits; And More

Mar 22, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
News on the state legislatures comes out of Georgia, Florida, Connecticut, California, Maryland, Ohio and...
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Why and how to use humor in your online health care marketing

Mar 22, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
A lighthearted approach can engage your community and put jittery patients at ease. To strike the right balance, follow these guidelines. The ancient Greek physician, philosopher and naturalist Hippocrates once said, “Use wit in your dealings with patients because dourness is repulsive both to the healthy and the sick.” No one wants to be called […] The post Why and how to use humor in your online health care marketing appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Baby cough syrup is recalled after bacterial contamination

Mar 22, 2019 , CNN Health
The FDA has recalled DG/health Naturals baby Cough Syrup + Mucus due to a bacterial contamination....
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Clinical trial explores whether video conversations can prevent dementia in isolated seniors

Mar 22, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Oregon Health & Science University's ongoing study has participants discussing memories and tapping their critical thinking skills multiple times each...
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Nasonex vs. Omnaris

Mar 22, 2019 , RxList
Nasonex (mometasone furoate monohydrate) Nasal Spray and Omnaris (ciclesonide nasal spray) are steroids used to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies....
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Nasonex vs. Rhinocort

Mar 22, 2019 , RxList
Nasonex (mometasone furoate monohydrate) Nasal Spray and Rhinocort Aqua (budesonide) Nasal Spray are steroids used to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies. Nasonex Nasal Spray is also used to treat nasal polyps in adults....
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J&J to record $700 million charge related to abandoned drug program

Mar 22, 2019 , Reuters
Johnson & Johnson on Thursday said it will record a nearly $700 million impairment charge in the first quarter of 2019 related to the abandoned development of its experimental antiviral drug, AL-8176....
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Psychosis Risk Varies With ADHD Meds, Still Small

Mar 22, 2019 , WebMD
In the study, people who took amphetamines, like Adderall and Vyvanse, seemed to carry a relatively greater risk than the methylphenidates Ritalin and...
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Roche sues U.S. executives in fight over diabetes test strips

Mar 22, 2019 , Reuters
Roche is seeking damages and compensation in a U.S. lawsuit against former executives of a Utah-based company, the Swiss drugmaker's latest case targeting what it calls fraudulent schemes involving its diabetes test strips....
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Rite Aid shareholders green-light to reverse stock split

Mar 22, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
At a special meeting on Thursday, shareholder voted 78% in favor of the reverse split, the company said. Read More...
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Buyer Beware: Seafood 'Fraud' Rampant, Report Says

Mar 22, 2019 , WebMD
Popular and pricey fish like sea bass and snapper had the highest levels of mislabeling -- 55% for sea bass and 42% for...
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Nuvigil vs. Adderall

Mar 22, 2019 , RxList
Nuvigil (armodafinil) and Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine salts) are used to treat narcolepsy. Nuvigil is also used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by sleep apnea or shift work sleep disorder. Adderall is also used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder...
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