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New study examines how reasons for illicit marijuana use relate to use of other drugs

New study examines how reasons for illicit marijuana use relate to use of other drugs

Marijuana is the most prevalent drug in the U.S. Approximately 70% of the 2.8 million individuals who initiated use of illicit drugs in 2013 reported that marijuana was their first drug. [More]
Student applications to PNP and NNP training programs falling

Student applications to PNP and NNP training programs falling

While the number of graduates from family or adult nurse practitioner programs continues to rise, student applications to pediatric nurse practitioner and neonatal nurse practitioner programs are falling. Yet there is capacity in PNP and NNP training programs and unmet demand for graduates. [More]
New species of tRNA-derived small RNAs contribute to cell proliferation in cancer

New species of tRNA-derived small RNAs contribute to cell proliferation in cancer

Since their discovery in the 1950s, transfer RNAs (tRNAs) have been best known for their role in helping the cell make proteins from messenger RNA templates. However, recent studies have led to a previously-unsuspected concept that tRNAs are not always the end product; namely, they further serve as a source of small RNAs. [More]
Researchers reconstruct infants' visual perception of the world

Researchers reconstruct infants' visual perception of the world

A newborn infant can see its parents' expressions at a distance of 30 cm. For the first time researchers have managed to reconstruct infants visual perception of the world. [More]
Mental Health Advisory Committee to hold hearings on two bills to enhance care for patients suffering from acute mental illness

Mental Health Advisory Committee to hold hearings on two bills to enhance care for patients suffering from acute mental illness

Behavioral health care advocates and nurses will testify Monday on two critically important bills designed to improve care for residents of Massachusetts suffering from acute mental illness who are currently going without proper care while being boarded in overcrowded hospital emergency departments or being inappropriately housed in our corrections system. [More]
Daily CHG bathing protocol for pediatric patients reduces bloodstream infections by 59%: Study

Daily CHG bathing protocol for pediatric patients reduces bloodstream infections by 59%: Study

Daily bathing of pediatric patients with disposable cloths containing 2 percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) by 59 percent and saved approximately $300,000 in one hospital over a six-month period, according to a new study. [More]
CarePoint Health, Shiel Medical Laboratory announce strategic partnership

CarePoint Health, Shiel Medical Laboratory announce strategic partnership

CarePoint Health, a fully integrated healthcare system that provides quality, patient-focused healthcare to residents of the Hudson County region, and Fresenius North America, through its subsidiary Shiel Medical Laboratory, a reference laboratory offering clinical, anatomic pathology and molecular testing services to the greater New York and New Jersey area, today announced a strategic partnership. [More]
Unique program enhances sense of purpose and meaning in life for seniors living independently

Unique program enhances sense of purpose and meaning in life for seniors living independently

A unique program combining a life review writing workshop with conversations between seniors and college students enhances the sense of meaning in life for older adults living independently, finds a new study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. [More]
Light may just be the answer for solving sleep problems among lung cancer patients

Light may just be the answer for solving sleep problems among lung cancer patients

When you're having trouble sleeping, light is the last thing you assume you need. But according to a pilot study attempting to solve insomnia among lung cancer patients led by University at Buffalo sleep researcher Grace Dean, light may just be the answer. [More]
Open windows can be extremely dangerous for young children

Open windows can be extremely dangerous for young children

The dog days of summer are here. But as we try to catch a cool breeze, that open window can become a dangerous hazard for children. In fact, emergency rooms treat more than 5,000 children each year for injuries related to falls from windows. [More]
gEHRiMed EHR solution selected by Extended Care Specialists

gEHRiMed EHR solution selected by Extended Care Specialists

After an extensive search for a Stage 2 Certified EHR with a clinical focus in the post-acute and long term care arena, Extended Care Specialists has selected gEHRiMed™ as their EHR of choice. [More]
Current tobacco control policies are softening the smoking population, shows UCSF study

Current tobacco control policies are softening the smoking population, shows UCSF study

Smokeless tobacco and, more recently, e-cigarettes have been promoted as a harm reduction strategy for smokers who are "unable or unwilling to quit." [More]
Emperra’s ESYSTA® diabetes smartphone app, ESYSTA® Smart Insulin Pen under CE conformity assessment procedure

Emperra’s ESYSTA® diabetes smartphone app, ESYSTA® Smart Insulin Pen under CE conformity assessment procedure

Emperra GmbH E-Health Technologies, specialized in digital health systems and Tele-diabetology, today announced an important further development of the innovative, integrated telemonitoring product system ESYSTA for insulin-dependent diabetes patients. [More]
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals to use electronic tablets to record patient observations

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals to use electronic tablets to record patient observations

Following on from the recent announcement of funding for Ashford and St Peter’s new electronic medical record as part of the Surrey Collaborative, the hospital is also the recipient of funding from the Nursing Technology Fund for this project. [More]
Loyola otolaryngologist emphasizes need to protect children's ears from loud fireworks

Loyola otolaryngologist emphasizes need to protect children's ears from loud fireworks

They've packed the sunscreen and bug spray to protect their little ones while enjoying a Fourth of July celebration, but many parents don't think about the potential damage that the loud fireworks can do to a young child's ears. [More]
Genesis HealthCare facilities recognized with Bronze National Quality Award for improving lives of patients

Genesis HealthCare facilities recognized with Bronze National Quality Award for improving lives of patients

Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute care, today announced that 16 of its Centers have been recognized as 2015 recipients of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for dedication to improving the lives of patients and residents through quality care. [More]
EMS Find inks LOI to acquire Page Out

EMS Find inks LOI to acquire Page Out

EMS Find, Inc. today announced that the company has signed a Letter Of Intent ("LOI") to acquire Page Out – interactive platform designed to streamline the emergency response process and provides management with real time status on where and when team members are responding to emergency and dispatch. [More]
Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce urinary incontinence

Bariatric surgery can significantly reduce urinary incontinence

For severely obese people, bariatric surgery may have a benefit besides dramatic weight loss: it can also substantially reduce urinary incontinence. [More]
UCSF researchers propose systematic methods to determine causes of death in patients with CIEDs

UCSF researchers propose systematic methods to determine causes of death in patients with CIEDs

The current monitoring of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) such as pacemakers and defibrillators may be underestimating device problems, according to UC San Francisco researchers who propose systematic methods to determine accurate causes of sudden death in those with CIEDs as well as improved monitoring for device concerns. [More]
PROMISSE study: Most women with lupus can expect good pregnancy outcomes

PROMISSE study: Most women with lupus can expect good pregnancy outcomes

One of the most important and anxiety-producing concerns among patients with lupus is whether it is safe to become pregnant. A pioneering study led by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery has shown that most women can expect a good pregnancy outcome if their lupus is inactive and they are free of certain risk factors. [More]
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