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2015 EuroHeartCare annual meeting to highlight recent advances in cardiovascular nursing research, practice

2015 EuroHeartCare annual meeting to highlight recent advances in cardiovascular nursing research, practice

The cardiovascular nursing event of the year is heading south to Croatia. EuroHeartCare is the official annual meeting of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). [More]
Eli Lilly to present Phase III PROCLAIM trial results at ASCO Annual Meeting

Eli Lilly to present Phase III PROCLAIM trial results at ASCO Annual Meeting

Eli Lilly and Company announced final results of the Phase III PROCLAIM trial that will also be discussed in an oral presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago. [More]
New clinical data demonstrating treatment options in Lilly's diabetes portfolio to be presented at ADA Scientific Sessions

New clinical data demonstrating treatment options in Lilly's diabetes portfolio to be presented at ADA Scientific Sessions

New clinical data demonstrating the range of treatment options represented in Lilly's diabetes portfolio will be presented in 79 abstracts on June 5-9, at the 75th American Diabetes Association (ADA)® Scientific Sessions in Boston. [More]
Healthcare workers serve as vector for MRSA transmission in nursing home settings

Healthcare workers serve as vector for MRSA transmission in nursing home settings

Healthcare workers frequently contaminate their gloves and gowns during every day care of nursing homes residents with drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, according to a new study. The findings were published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. [More]
Study explores accuracy of body weight perception and obesity in Chinese Americans

Study explores accuracy of body weight perception and obesity in Chinese Americans

Worldwide, obesity is becoming more prevalent. According to The World Health Organization, worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, and in 2008 25% of adults aged 20 and over were overweight, and another 11% were obese. Obesity has been identified as a major source of unsustainable health costs and numerous adverse outcomes, including morbidity and mortality due to hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer. [More]
Autism and apraxia often go hand-in-hand

Autism and apraxia often go hand-in-hand

Some children with autism should undergo ongoing screenings for apraxia, a rare neurological speech disorder, because the two conditions often go hand-in-hand, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. [More]
Salix Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for Xifaxan 550 mg to treat IBS-D in adults

Salix Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for Xifaxan 550 mg to treat IBS-D in adults

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Xifaxan 550 mg for the treatment of IBS-D in adults. [More]

NorthStar Healthcare announces acquisition of $875 million independent living portfolio

NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc. , through a joint venture with NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., announced today the acquisition of an $875 million portfolio of independent living facilities (the Portfolio) from affiliates of Harvest Facility Holdings LP. [More]
Study points to new health service delivery models for homebound older adults

Study points to new health service delivery models for homebound older adults

There is an enormous hidden population of older adults in America suffering behind closed doors largely because they aren't strong or well enough to leave their homes, for healthcare or anything else. This is among the worrisome findings of a study being published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine. [More]
ProMedica, UT partner to build one of nation’s top academic medical centers in northwest Ohio

ProMedica, UT partner to build one of nation’s top academic medical centers in northwest Ohio

In just 10 years, this nation could have a shortage of between 46,000 and 90,000 physicians. This is according to a recent report released by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Major contributing factors include a growing and aging population, plus one-third of practicing physicians with plans to retire in the next decade. These shortages are expected to be particularly challenging for communities the size of Toledo competing with larger metropolitan areas to attract future doctors and caregivers. [More]
New hope for patients suffering from most severe forms of anorexia nervosa

New hope for patients suffering from most severe forms of anorexia nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. In its most severe form, victims face a devastating 4,500% increased risk for death. In the wake of the recent national attention on the limited treatment options available for these extreme cases, it is important for sufferers to know that help is available. [More]
Mayo Clinic hospitals earn top-tier High Performing distinction in U.S. News & World Report ratings

Mayo Clinic hospitals earn top-tier High Performing distinction in U.S. News & World Report ratings

Mayo Clinic Hospitals in Rochester, Minn, and Phoenix earned the top-tier High Performing distinction in all five common care categories in the latest ratings by U.S. News & World Report. [More]
CVS Health enters into definitive agreement to acquire Omnicare

CVS Health enters into definitive agreement to acquire Omnicare

CVS Health Corporation and Omnicare, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement for CVS Health to acquire Omnicare, the leading provider of pharmacy services to long term care facilities, for $98.00 per share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $12.7 billion, which includes approximately $2.3 billion in debt. [More]
HIV infections continue to rise among YMSM despite prevention efforts

HIV infections continue to rise among YMSM despite prevention efforts

HIV infections continue to rise in a new generation of young, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (YMSM) despite three decades of HIV prevention as well as recent availability of biomedical technologies to prevent infection. [More]
CWRU's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing receives grant to study multiple chronic conditions

CWRU's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing receives grant to study multiple chronic conditions

Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing will begin training predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers to study people with multiple chronic illnesses in hopes of discovering better methods for managing such a complex combination of illnesses. [More]

California PACE enrollment continues to rise

Enrollment in the California Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) nearly doubled during the last four-and-a-half years based on the latest numbers reported from 11 programs operating 30 PACE centers in the state. [More]
Stoltenberg, Qlik partner to help healthcare clients drive down costs, improve patient care

Stoltenberg, Qlik partner to help healthcare clients drive down costs, improve patient care

Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a premier healthcare information technology consulting firm, today announced its partnership with leading visual analytics vendor Qlik® to help healthcare clients best utilize their data to drive down costs and improve patient care. [More]
Sentara Healthcare, CipherHealth partner to improve quality of care for patients

Sentara Healthcare, CipherHealth partner to improve quality of care for patients

Sentara Healthcare is partnering with CipherHealth to implement a new software technology aimed at modernizing the rounding process to deliver improved quality of care and satisfaction among patients and staff. [More]
Study shows significant benefits of microclinics in rural Kenyan HIV patients

Study shows significant benefits of microclinics in rural Kenyan HIV patients

A team led by researchers from UC San Francisco, Organic Health Response, and Microclinic International is reporting results of a study that showed significant benefits of microclinics -- an innovative intervention that mobilized rural Kenyan HIV patients' informal social networks to support their staying in care. [More]
UTHealth receives supplemental grant to establish Biosafety and Infectious Disease Training Initiative

UTHealth receives supplemental grant to establish Biosafety and Infectious Disease Training Initiative

Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health have received a $100,000 supplemental grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to establish a Biosafety and Infectious Disease Training Initiative. [More]
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