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Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group physicians selected for Best Doctors in America List for 2015-2016

Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group physicians selected for Best Doctors in America List for 2015-2016

Sixty-one physicians affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, the faculty practice of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, were selected for the Best Doctors in America® List for 2015-2016. Only 5 percent of physicians in the United States earn this prestigious honor, determined by impartial peer review. [More]
University of Huddersfield researchers develop new device to improve quality of care for young cancer patients

University of Huddersfield researchers develop new device to improve quality of care for young cancer patients

A DEVICE, developed through a collaboration by a team at the University of Huddersfield and a local charity, is set to improve the quality of care for child cancer patients. Medical practitioners and a dedicated charity have signalled that they are highly impressed by the design for a special harness, that safely and comfortably, contains the tubing inserted into the chests of youngsters during treatment. [More]
Study: CPR usually saves lives on TV, but not in real life

Study: CPR usually saves lives on TV, but not in real life

If you think that performing CPR on a person whose heart has stopped is a surefire way to save their life, you may be watching too much TV. [More]
Children with special health care needs in Appalachian region face similar health challenges as metropolitan counterparts

Children with special health care needs in Appalachian region face similar health challenges as metropolitan counterparts

Despite the fact that previous research shows the Appalachian region of the United States as limited in access to health care services, researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital have found that children with special health care needs in Appalachian areas face similar levels of health status as their metropolitan counterparts. [More]
Probiotics do not help prevent gastrointestinal colonization with MDROs in critically ill patients

Probiotics do not help prevent gastrointestinal colonization with MDROs in critically ill patients

Probiotics show no benefit for preventing or eliminating gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant organisms in patients in the intensive care unit compared to standard care, according to new research published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. [More]
OU and Mercy receive $2.5 million grant to develop new short-term breast cancer risk prediction models

OU and Mercy receive $2.5 million grant to develop new short-term breast cancer risk prediction models

The University of Oklahoma and Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City are developing new short-term breast cancer risk prediction models that aim to help increase cancer detection of breast magnetic resonance imaging screening. [More]
Scientists provide specific recommendations to reduce health risks for beachgoers

Scientists provide specific recommendations to reduce health risks for beachgoers

Beach sand contains all kinds of microorganisms, including those that can harm human health. Yet current guidelines are focused exclusively on monitoring the levels of microbes in the water. [More]
Moffitt researchers hope to improve pancreatic cancer survival rates by developing blood test to identify IPMNs

Moffitt researchers hope to improve pancreatic cancer survival rates by developing blood test to identify IPMNs

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States and has a 5-year survival rate of only 6 percent, which is the lowest rate of all types of cancer according to the American Cancer Society. [More]
Tampa General Hospital recognized for increasing relationships with minority-owned businesses

Tampa General Hospital recognized for increasing relationships with minority-owned businesses

Tampa General Hospital has been named Corporation of the Year by the Central & North Florida Minority Supplier Development Council. It is the highest level of recognition the council awards to corporations. [More]
Mary Naylor named recipient of GSA's Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award

Mary Naylor named recipient of GSA's Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award

The Gerontological Society of America -- the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging -- has chosen Mary Naylor, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the University of Pennsylvania as the 2015 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award. [More]
Children's Hospital Los Angeles successfully implants Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve in child actor

Children's Hospital Los Angeles successfully implants Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve in child actor

Cardiologists from Children's Hospital Los Angeles successfully implanted a Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve in child actor Max Page, the boy who made headlines playing mini Darth Vader in a 2011 Super Bowl ad for Volkswagen. [More]
Study: Cervical pessary does not reduce preterm births, neonatal complications in twin pregnancies

Study: Cervical pessary does not reduce preterm births, neonatal complications in twin pregnancies

Having twins accounts for only 1.5% of all births but 25% of preterm births, the leading cause of infant mortality worldwide. Successful strategies for reducing singleton preterm births include prophylactic use of progesterone and cervical cerclage in patients with a prior history of preterm birth. [More]
New European project creates different tools to manage healthcare through technology

New European project creates different tools to manage healthcare through technology

The future is here: everyday healthcare is now intertwined with technology at every level. From improved record-keeping to smartphone apps that patients can use to track health progress, the technological infrastructure that has grown up around healthcare provides benefits that the previous generation couldn't dream of. [More]

Nation's first ever Hacking Medicaid Event to be held in Colorado Springs

Health care leaders, entrepreneurs, engineers, programmers and forward thinkers are invited to attend the nation's first ever "Hacking Medicaid" Hackathon on October 23—24th in Colorado Springs. [More]
Dr. Karin L. Ciance recognized as Strathmore's Who's Who Professional of the Year 2015

Dr. Karin L. Ciance recognized as Strathmore's Who's Who Professional of the Year 2015

Dr. Karin L. Ciance of Holden, Massachusetts, has been recognized as Strathmore's Who's Who Professional of the Year 2015 for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of Community Health Nursing. She is being honored with a Times Square, New York appearance on Friday, August 28, 2015. [More]
Tampa General Hospital achieves Baby-Friendly hospital designation

Tampa General Hospital achieves Baby-Friendly hospital designation

Tampa General Hospital is the first hospital in Hillsborough County – and one of only three in the Tampa Bay area – to earn the Baby-Friendly hospital designation from Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. for its commitment to supporting breastfeeding mothers and their babies. [More]
Proxsys Rx launches medication-focused transition of care program for hospitals, health systems

Proxsys Rx launches medication-focused transition of care program for hospitals, health systems

Proxsys Rx, the nation's largest Integrated Outpatient Pharmacy Provider (IOPP) is expanding its population health management services with the launch of a medication-focused transition of care program for hospitals and health systems. [More]
Many primary care physicians overestimate their ability to assess Ebola risks in patients

Many primary care physicians overestimate their ability to assess Ebola risks in patients

While most primary care physicians responding to a survey taken in late 2014 and early 2015 expressed confidence in their ability to identify potential cases of Ebola and communicate Ebola risks to their patients, only 50 to 70 percent of them gave answers that fit with CDC guidelines when asked how they would care for hypothetical patients who might have been exposed to Ebola. [More]

New device turns paralysis victims' breath into words

A new device which transforms paralysis victims' breath into words - believed to be the first invention of its kind - has been developed by academics from Loughborough University. [More]
Proportion of diabetes patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting rises from 7% to 37% in 40 years

Proportion of diabetes patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting rises from 7% to 37% in 40 years

In the 40 years between 1970-2010, the proportion of patients with diabetes undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) escalated from 7% to 37%. The results of a large study from Cleveland Clinic just published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the official publication of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, documents the five-fold increase in the proportion of patients with diabetes undergoing this procedure between 1970 and 2010. [More]
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