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'Center of Excellence' may not mean fewer deaths or readmissions

May 21, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Select hospitals designated as "Centers of Excellence" by major U.S. health plans may not necessarily have lower death rates or fewer repeat admissions than other hospitals, a study of heart patients suggests....
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Eating Chips, Other Ultra-Processed Foods Sets Off ‘Hunger Hormones,’ Rapid Weight Gain, Study Finds

May 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
More than half of the calories consumed in Americans' diets are made up ultra-processed foods, packaged or fast foods that contain added sugars, refined carbohydrates, industrial oils and sodium. Research published Thursday in Cell Metabolism links those eating patterns to the obesity epidemic. In other public health news: measles, birthrates, mental health claims, knitting therapy, cancer apps, crowded ERs and cystic fibrosis....
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Cognitive Decline Eventually Affects Everyone, Just Not To The Same Extent

May 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
You must remember this: Just about everybody experiences some changes with their memory in their later years. “Most of us lose some of our brain cells after we hit 65 or so, and it’s considered perfectly normal,” said Jo Cleveland, M.D., professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Fores......
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A New Way Of Diagnosing And Treating Disease -- Without Cutting Skin

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The researchers describe the technology in a study published today in Science Advances. "Our technology allows us to scan tissue quickly, and when we see a suspicious or abnormal cell structure, we can perform ultra-precise surgery and selectively treat the unwanted or diseased structure within the......
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A New Way To Wind The Development Clock Of Cardiac Muscle Cells

May 17, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
These days, scientists can collect a few skin or blood cells, wipe out their identities, and reprogram them to become virtually any other kind of cell in the human body, from neurons to heart cells. The journey from skin cell to another type of functional cell involves converting them into induced ......
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Infographic: The emerging role of mobile technology in health care

May 16, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Laptops, cell phones and tablets are making it easier to stay connected to patients. Are you incorporating their use into your practice? Mobile technology has become a powerful tool in the health care industry. Medical practices can contact patients electronically to schedule and confirm appointments, refill medications, share test results and file or pay claims. […] The post Infographic: The emerging role of mobile technology in health care appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Researcher Studies Incurable Blood Disease Usually Diagnosed In Children

May 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells, suggests research out of West Virginia University. Wei Du, an assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy, is investigating the link between how stem cells make energy and how Fancon......
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Catch A Vrus By Its Tail

May 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Viruses are masterful invaders. They cannibalize host cells by injecting their genetic material, often making thousands of copies of themselves in a single cell to ensure their replication and survival. Some RNA viruses insert their genetic material as a single piece, while others chop it up into p......
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Treat Prostate Cancer? Clues Lie in Chromosomes

May 15, 2019 , WebMD
Changes in chromosomes within prostate cancer cells may help predict how aggressive a tumor is, a new study has...
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Iowa has confirmed multiple cases of a disease that can be transmitted from dogs to humans

May 14, 2019 , CNN Health
The Iowa State Veterinarian confirmed "multiple" cases of Canine Crucellosis, a disease that can be transmitted from infected dogs to humans and other animals....
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Commitment To Excellence Awards For Nurses Week Announced By AMN Healthcare

May 11, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Travel nurses presented with 2019 Commitment to Excellence Awards by AMN Healthcare have shown the utmost compassion and expertise in patient care during their assignments to healthcare organizations across the nation. The awards by AMN (NYSE:AMN), the nation's leader and innovator in workforce sol......
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Stem Cell Scientists Clear Another Hurdle In Creating Transplant Arteries

May 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death worldwide, and treating it isn’t easy. The disease wreaks havoc on patients’ blood vessels and can require complex bypass surgery. Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research are working toward a dream of creating artery banks — similar to bl......
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Genetic Therapy Heals Damage Caused By Heart Attack

May 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers from King's College London have found that therapy that can induce heart cells to regenerate after a heart attack. Myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack, caused by the sudden blocking of one of the cardiac coronary arteries, is the main cause of heart failure, a c......
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In Lab, SLU Researchers Flip Pain Switch In Spinal Cord Cells

May 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Facing an urgent need for safer and more effective therapies for those suffering from debilitating pain in the midst of an opioid crisis, Saint Louis University researchers are on a mission to find a non-narcotic off-switch for pain. In findings published in Proceedings of the National Academy of S......
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Unlocking Odd DNA Atructure Could Open Up New Approaches For Treating Cancer

May 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An unusual form of DNA, G-quadruplex, is known to exist under laboratory conditions, but a research team led by Sean Kerwin of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University has developed an innovative technique to detect if it exists naturally within human cells, and to dete......
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One in 4 Million: The Nurse Who Mentored Me

May 09, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
Hostility among nurses is a well-documented topic of discussion, a phenomenon studied by both academics and hospital administrators wanting to create functional teams. Perhaps the remedy for healthy nurse–coworker relationships isn’t found by studying dysfunctional relationships but by observing the successful ones. I was lucky to have one. I excelled as a student, even with [...] The post One in 4 Million: The Nurse Who Mentored Me appeared first on Off the...
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Beneath The Bright, Tantalizing Promises Of Stem Cell Industry Festers A Dark Underbelly

May 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Alongside legitimate, scientifically proven treatments, an industry has sprung up in which largely unregulated, specialized clinics offer unproven "miracle" remedies from poorly understood stem cell products. In other public health news: strokes, conference room air, heart failure, anesthesia, food safety and...
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15 ways to doom your pitch and tick off journalists

May 07, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Launching a new product or service? Announcing some guy’s recent promotion? Is your ‘best-selling’ ‘guru’ available to share ‘thought leadership’? None for me, thanks. Dissecting PR pitches is one of the duties editors least enjoy. PR people are typically pleasant to deal with—and many are excellent at what they do—but a lousy few make the […] The post 15 ways to doom your pitch and tick off journalists appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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The World Speaks: Automating a new care delivery model

May 04, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
This will be a year of major shifts in pharmacy, as new players enter the field and adoption of pharmacy innovation continues to increase, said Scott Seidelmann, executive vice president and chief commercialization officer at Omnicell.  Read More...
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Restoring Brain Function In Mice With Symptoms Of Alzheimer's Disease

May 02, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A study in mice shows that selectively removing cells that are no longer dividing from the brains of mice with a form of Alzheimer’s disease can reduce brain damage and inflammation, and slow the pace of cognitive decline. These findings, say researchers, add to evidence that such senescent cells co......
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