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1468 Articles Matching "safety"

Cook County Health doubles down on preventive, outpatient services

Dec 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Officials for the health system, known as the safety net for the region, hope modern outpatient clinics and a short, comprehensive name attract more insured patients to boost net patient...
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E-cigarettes less toxic to users than cigarettes, study says

Dec 15, 2018 , CNN Health
A lot of important questions surround the safety and health effects of e-cigarettes, a relatively new technology, but a new study says e-cigarettes are less toxic than traditional ones....
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When tax forms don't tell the whole story of community benefits

Dec 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Safety-net hospitals, like Mount Sinai on Chicago's West Side, often provide a broad array of community benefit programs that aren't adequately captured by the current tax reporting...
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J&J kept a guiding hand on talc safety research

Dec 15, 2018 , Reuters
Johnson & Johnson developed a strategy in the 1970s to deal with a growing volume of research showing that talc miners had elevated rates of lung disease and cancer: Promote the positive, challenge the negative....
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Is Surgery For Prostate Cancer Necessary? It Depends On How Advanced It Is, Study Finds

Dec 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Prostate cancer is the No. 2 cause of cancer death in men. Removing the prostate can add 3 years to the life of a man who has a tumor that is lethal, the research says, but active surveillance might be a better option for less aggressive cancer and spares men the consequences of surgery. Other news on cancer focuses on obesity, co-existing conditions and the safety of robot-assisted...
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AMA tool helps doctors talk to patients about gun safety

Dec 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The American Medical Association on Thursday launched a new tool to aid physicians in talking with patients about reducing the risk of firearm injury and...
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AHA: New Report Emphasizes Safety of Statins

Dec 13, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: AHA: New Report Emphasizes Safety of StatinsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/11/2018 12:00:00...
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State Highlights: Safety Panel Tries To Pinpoint, Rectify Flaws That Allowed For Parkland Mass Shooting; Top Hospital Executives Resign From Fla. Hospital Following Report On Mortality Rates

Dec 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Georgia, Ohio, Virginia, California, Tennessee and New...
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Jimmy Dean sausage recalled due to metal contamination

Dec 12, 2018 , CNN Health
A popular breakfast sausage is off the menu. CTI Foods LLC, is recalling about 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat poultry and pork sausage links after five people called the US Food Safety and Inspection Service to let them know that they had found metal pieces in the sausage, according to the US Department of Agriculture....
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FDA issues draft guidance to ensure safety of compounded drugs

Dec 11, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The FDA's revised draft guidance aims to protect patients from contaminated or substandard compounded drugs. Read More...
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Rite Aid Foundation brings Prescription Drug Safety Initiative to Scranton

Dec 11, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Rite Aid Foundation's efforts to help address adolescent drug abuse and misuse will bring the Prescription Drug Safety program to Scranton, Pa.-area high schools. Read More...
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7 Impactful Tips To Prevent Home Fires This Holiday Season

Dec 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
According to the United States Fire Administration, two of five home-decoration fires are caused by unattended candles, and one in four Christmas tree fires is caused by home electrical problems. “Practicing winter holiday safety is extremely important,” said Robert Emmons, campus safety manager fo......
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Doctors Who Treat Gunshot Victims Tell NRA Why Gun Safety Is Their ‘Highway’

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
After the NRA said "anti-gun" physicians should stay in their lane, a growing number of doctors join the social media campaign with the hashtag "#ThisIsOurLane," gaining support from the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. Other gun violence news looks at a lack of CDC gun studies, a faulty high school active shooter drill and disturbing writings from the Sandy Hook...
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The Rise Of Use Of Medical Devices Force FDA To Change The Rules

Dec 10, 2018 , Forbes
A new De Novo pathway opens the road to a faster entrance in the medical devices market without compromises on safety...
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Safety First When Running Outdoors

Dec 09, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Safety First When Running OutdoorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2018 12:00:00...
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Traffic accidents are eighth leading cause of death globally

Dec 08, 2018 , CNN Health
The number of traffic-related deaths reached a high of 1.35 million in 2016, according to the 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety, released by the World Health Organization on Friday. It has also moved up to the eighth leading cause of death for people of all ages, ahead of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis....
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Viewpoints: Laws Needlessly Hurt Patients In Pain Who Really Need Opioids; #ThisIsOurLane Rightfully Aims To Resume Science Of Gun Safety

Dec 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and...
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U.S. FDA removes safety warning from Smith & Nephew's diabetic gel

Dec 06, 2018 , Reuters
British medical products maker Smith & Nephew said on Wednesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved the removal of a safety warning on its treatment for lower extremity diabetic neuropathic ulcers....
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Advance Directives Allow Patients With Mental Illness To Shape Their Own Care Before They’re Too Sick To Do So

Dec 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
While some doctors worry the documents could limit treatments, they are legal in 27 states and “could be a very important tool to minimize hospitalization and minimize involuntary commitment,” said Cherene Allen-Caraco, chief executive officer of Promise Resource Network. Other public health news focuses on loss of parental rights, ADHD diagnoses, rare diseases, 5G wireless safety, shingles vaccine shortage, personalized cancer medicine, Apple watches and...
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Quora confirms data breach for 100 million users

Dec 05, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
The company says passwords, names, email addresses and more were compromised. It promised to take new safety measures, hoping to regain consumer...
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