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Survey: Mental health care inaccessible to many Americans

Survey: Mental health care inaccessible to many Americans

Nearly 90 percent of Americans value mental health and physical health equally, yet about one-third find mental health care inaccessible, and more than four in 10 see cost as a barrier to treatment for most people, according to the results of a new survey released today by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. [More]

SINTEF researchers develop simulation tool to better understand noise pollution

They're going to build a new road right outside your living room window. The authorities have sent you a 'noise map', but what you really need is to hear what the traffic noise will sound like. Well, soon you can. [More]
John Foy & Associates announces new scholarship for college students affected by leukemia

John Foy & Associates announces new scholarship for college students affected by leukemia

Georgia-based law firm John Foy & Associates announced the offering of a new scholarship for college students who have been affected by leukemia—either as a patient or a loved one. [More]
Study calls for new strategies to shape perceptions of patients at risk for falls in hospitals

Study calls for new strategies to shape perceptions of patients at risk for falls in hospitals

Falls are the most common adverse event among hospitalized patients, and a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Critical Care examines an often overlooked element to preventing falls in hospitals: patient perceptions of their personal risk. [More]
EHR documentation tools should be redesigned to meet physicians’ needs

EHR documentation tools should be redesigned to meet physicians’ needs

When physicians prepare for patient visits, one of their first steps is to review clinic notes or health records that recap their patients' medical history. Since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, approximately 78 percent of office-based physicians have adopted electronic health records (EHR). [More]
ICAAP12 hosts intensive two-day marathon meeting to raise awareness on HIV issues

ICAAP12 hosts intensive two-day marathon meeting to raise awareness on HIV issues

The International Congress on AIDS in Asia Pacific (ICAAP) 2015 is pleased to announce that it recently concluded an intensive two-day marathon meeting to determine the high-level content of ICAAP12, the 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia Pacific. [More]
Two new pilot programs launched to reduce hospital readmissions, ease overcrowding in ERs and lower healthcare costs

Two new pilot programs launched to reduce hospital readmissions, ease overcrowding in ERs and lower healthcare costs

The UCLA Center for Prehospital Care and collaborators from the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency and the Glendale and Santa Monica fire departments are launching two pilot programs designed to reduce hospital readmissions, address overcrowding in emergency rooms, lower healthcare costs and boost patient satisfaction and quality of life. [More]
Adequate intake of choline essential for good health and physical performance

Adequate intake of choline essential for good health and physical performance

Athletes and physically active people of all ages can benefit from choline not only for their overall health, but also because it supports muscle performance during exercise, and can improve stamina. [More]
Training session can improve cardiologists’ ability to detect basic and advanced murmurs

Training session can improve cardiologists’ ability to detect basic and advanced murmurs

Cardiologists failed to identify more than half of basic and about 35 percent of advanced pre-recorded murmurs, but skills improved after a 90 minute training session, according to research presented today at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015. [More]
Reduction in television viewing may cut injury risk in individuals with hostile personality traits

Reduction in television viewing may cut injury risk in individuals with hostile personality traits

People with hostile personality traits who watch more television than their peers may be at a greater risk for injury, potentially because they are more susceptible to the influence of television on violence and risk-taking behaviors, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis discovered. [More]
Pie Medical Imaging receives 2015 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership

Pie Medical Imaging receives 2015 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership

Based on its recent analysis of the cardiovascular image management market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Pie Medical Imaging (PMI) with the 2015 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership. [More]
Sleep loss increases chance of catching a cold

Sleep loss increases chance of catching a cold

A new study led by a UC San Francisco sleep researcher supports what parents have been saying for centuries: to avoid getting sick, be sure to get enough sleep. [More]
Redefining malnutrition to improve treatment for pediatric patients

Redefining malnutrition to improve treatment for pediatric patients

In recent years, an effort has been underway to redefine malnutrition in pediatric patients to include both the acute clinical population and the more traditional ambulatory populations. Identifying and treating malnutrition in pediatric patients is important from an acute standpoint and to ensure that children have enough nutrition to reach optimal final height and development. [More]
One in every 17 college students smokes marijuana on daily or near-daily basis

One in every 17 college students smokes marijuana on daily or near-daily basis

Daily marijuana use among the nation's college students is on the rise, surpassing daily cigarette smoking for the first time in 2014. [More]
New UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center launched to protect communities from unhealthy exposures

New UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center launched to protect communities from unhealthy exposures

A cross-disciplinary center focused on identifying connections between environmental toxins and disease has been established at UC Davis Health System with the ultimate goal of developing preventions and policies that protect communities from unhealthy exposures. [More]
Autism Speaks launches web-based portal for MSSNG database

Autism Speaks launches web-based portal for MSSNG database

Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today launched the web-based portal for its MSSNG database, making the resource available to researchers worldwide. [More]
UC Davis Health System research shows that increasing minimum wage may reduce smoking rates

UC Davis Health System research shows that increasing minimum wage may reduce smoking rates

In addition to restricting when and where tobacco is used at work, UC Davis Health System research shows that employers can do something else to reduce smoking: raise wages. [More]
Study: Inner-city neighbourhoods may affect risk of dying from cardiovascular disease

Study: Inner-city neighbourhoods may affect risk of dying from cardiovascular disease

The inner-city neighbourhood in which someone lives may affect his or her risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease, a new research paper suggests. [More]
Elderly patients can benefit from new, minimally invasive surgery for aortic valve replacement

Elderly patients can benefit from new, minimally invasive surgery for aortic valve replacement

Select patients age 90 years and older with aortic stenosis (AS) can benefit from a relatively new, minimally invasive surgery for aortic valve replacement, according to an article in the September 2015 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. [More]
Penn Medicine hospitals named among HRC Foundation's 'Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality' list

Penn Medicine hospitals named among HRC Foundation's 'Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality' list

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital were announced among the 2015 class of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" list, and the first to be announced in the organization's rolling admissions in 2015. [More]
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