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More Americans breathing polluted air, report says

Apr 25, 2019 , CNN Health
A new report from the American Lung Association finds that the US is backsliding on recent progress to clean up its air. That's bad for our health and it's killing us. Trump administration de-regulation and climate change are largely to blame....
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How Parks Help Mitigate Climate Change And How To Save Them

Apr 25, 2019 , Forbes
I always find a welcome relief from the urban jungle by walking, hiking or running around local and national parks, but I never realized they mitigate climate change, reduce healthcare costs, support the economy and more until I spoke with Diane Regas, President/CEO of The Trust for Public...
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In Nursing, ‘Joy’ and ‘Work’ Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Apr 25, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
No shortage of workplace pressures. Photo by Mark Thomas/Science Photo Library. In virtually any health care setting today, nurses are under pressure to increase efficiencies, improve quality, and cut costs. The nonstop pressure to always do better comes in the midst of staff shortages, repeated changes in clinical protocols, struggles with EHRs that [...] The post In Nursing, ‘Joy’ and ‘Work’ Are Not Mutually Exclusive appeared first on Off the...
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Calling all leaders of the digital age

Apr 24, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Enter PR Daily’s 2019 Digital Marketing and Social Media Awards to showcase how your efforts were paramount in achieving outstanding success for your clients or organization. Keeping up with the breakneck pace of change in digital communications is no easy feat—but it’s essential if you want to reach the massive audiences on these crucial communications […] The post Calling all leaders of the digital age appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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We're losing the war on climate change

Apr 23, 2019 , CNN Health
For years now, people like environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben have been screaming from the treetops that we need a World War II-scale mobilization to fight the scourge of climate change....
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Nurses Recognizing the Importance of Earth Day

Apr 23, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
Happy Earth Day! In the midst of this climate crisis it is important to take some moments to celebrate the earth. I like to do so by hiking in the Camden Hills on the coast of Maine. Over the last year, many cities and states have taken the lead in addressing climate change. I know [...] The post Nurses Recognizing the Importance of Earth Day appeared first on Off the...
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Updated pediatric blood pressure guidelines catch more kids at risk for heart disease

Apr 23, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Pediatric blood pressure guideline changes issued in 2017 increase the number of children diagnosed with high blood pressure, a new study finds....
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Walmart, Sam’s Club campaign aids hunger relief efforts

Apr 23, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Walmart and Sam’s Club are kicking off their sixth annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign, which looks to raise awareness about the ongoing hunger issue. Read More...
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It's now legal for your meat to have trace amounts of fecal matter. A group of doctors want to change that

Apr 19, 2019 , CNN Health
This product "may contain feces."...
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Important Steps To Shaping A Healthier Future Of Food

Apr 19, 2019 , Forbes
As emerging technology brings information to the fingertips of consumers, people’s perspective on food & health is changing resulting in change in the marketplace. However, the changes observed in the industry may be the tip of the iceberg, this article highlights...
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Revisiting Evidence-Based Practice, and ‘Making Change Stick’

Apr 18, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
Do you ever wonder why nurses engage in practices that aren’t supported by evidence, while not implementing practices substantiated by a lot of evidence? In the past, nurses changed hospitalized patients’ IV dressings daily, even though no solid evidence supported this practice. When clinical trials finally explored how often to change IV dressings, results indicated [...] The post Revisiting Evidence-Based Practice, and ‘Making Change Stick’ appeared first on Off the...
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Changes To CMS Readmission Penalties Appear Effective In Addressing Unique Challenges Of Rural, Teaching Hospitals

Apr 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The changes were made to address complaints from hospitals—safety-net hospitals in particular—that they are unfairly penalized in the readmissions program because of their complex patient case mix. For rural hospitals, their average penalties are estimated to decline from $55,268 to $53,633; while average penalties for teaching hospitals will drop from $287,268 to $283,461. Other news from CMS looks at accountable care organizations and primary care...
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Child abuse, recurrent depression linked to similar changes in brain

Apr 17, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Abuse during childhood may cause physical changes to the human brain that in turn may render adults more vulnerable to depression, research suggests....
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Workplace Wellness Programs Barely Move The Needle, Study Finds

Apr 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
New research published in JAMA detected some changes in healthy behavior like weight and stress, but little overall impact in workers’ health status or employer health care...
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Lead screening guidelines for children, pregnant women changed by task force

Apr 17, 2019 , CNN Health
Should children and pregnant women be screened for elevated lead levels if they don't show symptoms? Doctors are working to determine if so and how often....
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Sheer Scale Of Opioid Epidemic Challenges Southern States’ Resistance To Harm Reduction Strategies

Apr 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The position of many Southern states on harm reduction strategies -- such as needle exchanges and policy carrying anti-overdose medication -- is that they encourage of drug use. However, as the crisis continues to ravage communities, there's growing support in these usually hesitant locations. Other news on the drug epidemic focuses on treating addiction, a "hub and spoke program" gaining national attention, a legal battle over a proposed safe injection site and a campaign to help pregnant...
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PBM Executives Questioned On Drug Pricing Practices By Senate Finance Committee

Apr 16, 2019 , Forbes
In the wake of a proposal by the Department of HHS to remove safe harbor protections from rebates, PBMs have been resistant to full transparency, especially as it pertains to the net prices they pay for drugs and other fees they obtain in exchange for administering drug...
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Allergy Season Is Getting Worse, Thanks To Climate Change

Apr 16, 2019 , Forbes
One of the unanticipated effects of climate change is its effect on annual pollen counts. Allergy season is getting longer and more intense around the world, according to a new study that looked at data spanning 26 years and 3...
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Many Patients Facing Surprise Medical Bills Just Give In And Pay Rather Than Undertake Behemoth Battle Against Charges

Apr 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
There's a growing scrutiny over what to do about surprise medical bills, that may be more common than people think. Often times, faced with mountains of paperwork and an endless black hole of phone calls to insurers, patients just pay the charges. But that may eventually change as legislation is introduced to curb the practice....
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These 3D-printed Casts From Latvia Could Be The Future Of Healthcare

Apr 15, 2019 , Forbes
For many, healing fractures has meant submitting to a heavy and uncomfortable plaster cast. However, two Latvian entrepreneurs are on a mission to change that with 3-D printed...
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