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Elements Behavioral Health launches new app to help people keep their recovery on track

Elements Behavioral Health launches new app to help people keep their recovery on track

Elements Behavioral Health introduces the Cassava app, a free recovery app that features a variety of tools to help people keep their recovery on track. [More]
Pulmonary Hypertension Center at RI Hospital receives PHA accreditation

Pulmonary Hypertension Center at RI Hospital receives PHA accreditation

The Pulmonary Hypertension Center at Rhode Island Hospital is one of the nation's first centers of its kind to be accredited by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. For those affected by pulmonary hypertension (PH), accreditation assures them and their providers that they have access to the most advanced care available in the country. [More]
Tonix expert examines ways to improve sleep problems and provide relief to people with PTSD

Tonix expert examines ways to improve sleep problems and provide relief to people with PTSD

Sleep problems—a common condition among military personnel—may increase the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health conditions. So concludes a team of researchers at the RAND Corporation, whose study—published on RAND's website—was recently described in national media outlets. [More]
Baxter submits BAX 855 NDA to Japan's MHLW for treatment of hemophilia A patients

Baxter submits BAX 855 NDA to Japan's MHLW for treatment of hemophilia A patients

Nektar Therapeutics reported today that partner Baxter International Inc. announced that the company has submitted a new drug application (NDA) to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for the approval of BAX 855, an investigational, extended half-life recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) treatment based on ADVATE [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant)] for patients over 12 years of age with hemophilia A. [More]
Choosing the right type of car seats can help reduce risk of death in infants, children

Choosing the right type of car seats can help reduce risk of death in infants, children

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car seats reduce the risk of death in infants and children by up to 71 percent. Still, for many parents it can be confusing to know which type of car seat to use at which age. Often car seats are not installed correctly, minimizing their effectiveness in protecting children in the event of an accident. [More]
New ACS initiative aims to improve outcomes for patients who require complex wound management

New ACS initiative aims to improve outcomes for patients who require complex wound management

The American College of Surgeons today announced a new initiative to improve outcomes for patients requiring complex wound management. ACS will release a new structured teaching and verification program that utilizes engaging media and self-assessment checklists to educate surgical patients and their families about delivering self-care for wound conditions. [More]
Researchers examine how probiotics can help improve health, prevent disease

Researchers examine how probiotics can help improve health, prevent disease

In recent years, research into the benefits of gut bacteria has exploded. Scientists across the globe are examining how these microbes can help improve health and prevent disease. [More]
Dependent coverage provision of ACA does not address racial disparities in trauma care

Dependent coverage provision of ACA does not address racial disparities in trauma care

The Affordable Care Act allowed millions of young adults to retain health care coverage through their parents' insurance plans, but new research finds that many young African-American and Hispanic adults who need coverage for trauma care may not get it. [More]

Exposure to killing and death while deployed is connected to suicide risk

A new University of Utah study is the first to provide clear insight into contributors to suicide risk among military personnel and veterans who have deployed. [More]
Dependent care provision of ACA does not address racial gap in trauma care

Dependent care provision of ACA does not address racial gap in trauma care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed millions of young adults to retain health care coverage through their parents' insurance plans, but new research finds that many young African-American and Hispanic adults who need coverage for trauma care may not get it. [More]
Jersey Shore achieves Joint Commission certification for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Program

Jersey Shore achieves Joint Commission certification for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Program

Jersey Shore has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes the hospital's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's rigorous standards. [More]
Recognizing and preventing child abuse

Recognizing and preventing child abuse

Every 10 seconds a report is made concerning a child being abused. Child abuse can lead to life-long physical, emotional and psychological conditions. Each year in the U.S., more than 1,600 children die from abuse or neglect. April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and Loyola University Health System is working with physicians, nurses, parents and communities to help bring awareness to this preventable childhood danger. [More]
Antipsychotic drugs may elevate child's risk for weight gain, type II diabetes

Antipsychotic drugs may elevate child's risk for weight gain, type II diabetes

Today in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) PolicyLab published the largest study to date documenting the significant risks to children's health associated with prescription antipsychotics, a powerful a class of medications used to treat mental and behavioral health disorders. [More]
NTU Singapore scientists find new way to treat dementia

NTU Singapore scientists find new way to treat dementia

Pushing new frontiers in dementia research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have found a new way to treat dementia by sending electrical impulses to specific areas of the brain to enhance the growth of new brain cells. [More]
Rhode Island Hospital physician comes up with new diagnostic tool for Ebola virus

Rhode Island Hospital physician comes up with new diagnostic tool for Ebola virus

Adam C. Levine, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital who treated Ebola-infected patients in Liberia last year, used his field experience to create a tool to determine the likelihood that patients presenting with Ebola symptoms will actually carry the virus. [More]
Screening people at risk of PTSD can help prevent further cases going unnoticed

Screening people at risk of PTSD can help prevent further cases going unnoticed

When people have repeated non-specific health problems, it could be related to previous exposure to traumatic events. GPs may be seeing more patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as military personnel return from overseas deployments. [More]
New HCV therapies cost-effective in specific groups of HCV-infected patients

New HCV therapies cost-effective in specific groups of HCV-infected patients

A study led by Boston Medical Center researchers demonstrates that while new therapies to treat Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) are highly effective, they are cost-effective and provide the greatest value in specific groups of HCV-infected patients. [More]
Blueberries may be effective in treatment for PTSD

Blueberries may be effective in treatment for PTSD

Up to 8 percent of people in the U.S. suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the result of witnessing or being the victim of a traumatic event. People with PTSD have been in a situation in which they were at risk of death, serious injury or sexual violence or have seen first-hand loved ones faces such threats. They may experience flashbacks, emotional detachment and jumpiness, among other symptoms that affect their ability to function in everyday life. [More]
Two surgical methods safe, effective for healing distal femur fractures

Two surgical methods safe, effective for healing distal femur fractures

A team of orthopedic surgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that modern technology for healing distal femur fractures is as safe and effective as its more established alternative, without a potential shortfall of the older approach. [More]

European Commission clears Zimmer's proposed acquisition of Biomet

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. announced today that the European Commission has conditionally cleared Zimmer's proposed acquisition of Biomet, Inc. The EC's clearance is conditioned upon Zimmer entering into agreements with a suitable buyer to divest certain assets comprising the remedy package previously submitted to the EC. [More]
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