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Dental researchers encourage parents to seek dental care for children

Dental researchers encourage parents to seek dental care for children

Dental researchers hope to vastly improve oral health in children by countering a common misperception that dental care for baby teeth isn't important because they just fall out anyway. [More]
Improving sleep early in life may delay age-related changes in memory

Improving sleep early in life may delay age-related changes in memory

Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, but as they hit their seventh, eighth and ninth decades, they don't sleep as much or as well -- and sleep is no longer linked so much to memory, a Baylor researcher says. [More]

Kaiser Permanente, NBA form strategic partnership to build healthier communities

Kaiser Permanente and the National Basketball Association announced today a new multiyear strategic partnership that will focus on building healthier communities. The agreement also makes Kaiser Permanente the Official Health Care Partner of the NBA, Women's National Basketball Association, NBA Development League, and USA Basketball. [More]

EPIC's Hearing Health Plan receives Health Network Accreditation from URAC

EPIC Hearing Healthcare announced today that its Hearing Health Plan has been awarded the Health Network Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry. [More]
OUP publishes first issue of ESC's European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

OUP publishes first issue of ESC's European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

Oxford University Press is delighted to announce the publication of the first issue of European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (EHJCVP), which it is publishing on behalf of the European Society for Cardiology and the Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy. [More]
Close, active monitoring of small renal tumors linked to low rates of death

Close, active monitoring of small renal tumors linked to low rates of death

In patients likely to have surgery, close, active monitoring of small renal tumors confined to the kidneys is associated with low rates of tumor growth or death, according to a study by a researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published in the September issue of The Journal of Urology. [More]
LA BioMed's physician-researchers named among Southern California Super Doctors for 2015

LA BioMed's physician-researchers named among Southern California Super Doctors for 2015

Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute's physician-researchers continue to rate among the nation's and the region's best doctors, with 44 of them listed among Southern California Super Doctors for 2015 or set to be listed among America's Top Doctors when it issues its 2015 publication later this year. [More]
Social media sites associated with significant drop in pounds

Social media sites associated with significant drop in pounds

How can Facebook aid someone in their weight loss journey? According to recent research from the Arnold School of Health at the University of South Carolina, use of the social media site can be associated with a significant drop in pounds, especially during the critical maintenance period of a weight loss journey, where support from the clinical staff decreases. [More]

Loyola expert identifies five main strategies scholars use while writing review articles

Review articles in medical journals inform and enlighten physicians and other readers by summarizing the research on a given topic and setting the stage for further studies. [More]
New textbook on dermatology published for advanced practice clinicians

New textbook on dermatology published for advanced practice clinicians

Most health-care workers learn about diagnosing and treating skin disorders through on-the-job training, because there's no standardized curriculum and few continuing education programs. [More]
New report outlines physician coercion when switching EHRs

New report outlines physician coercion when switching EHRs

The American Academy of Family Physicians' Family Practice Management Journal has released a new report outlining physician coercion when switching EHRs. The survey shows doctors are being forced to switch EHRs and points to widespread dissatisfaction among physicians who've switched. [More]
Minnesota continues to make progress in reducing tobacco use

Minnesota continues to make progress in reducing tobacco use

Findings from the latest Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey (MATS) show that Minnesota is continuing to make progress in reducing tobacco use. Minnesota's adult smoking rate has declined to 14.4 percent, the lowest rate ever recorded in the state and a significant decrease from 2010, the last time the rate was measured. [More]
CAP, ASCO University and AMP partner to create Molecular Oncology Tumor Board series

CAP, ASCO University and AMP partner to create Molecular Oncology Tumor Board series

The College of American Pathologists, the American Society of Clinical Oncology's ASCO University, and the Association for Molecular Pathology recently announced their partnership in the creation of the Molecular Oncology Tumor Board series, an online and user-driven resource designed to help cancer care providers with the interpretation and understanding of tumor molecular profiling tests and studies. [More]

Study: Classic psychedelics may hold great promise in preventing suicide

Classic psychedelics, such as LSD, psilocybin mushrooms and mescaline, previously have been shown to occasion lasting improvements in mental health. But researchers led by University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health investigators wanted to advance the existing research and determine whether classic psychedelics might be protective with regard to suicidal thoughts. [More]
Study evaluates link between Medicaid fee bump and appointment availability for Medicaid patients

Study evaluates link between Medicaid fee bump and appointment availability for Medicaid patients

The increase in Medicaid reimbursement for primary care providers, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was associated with a 7.7 percentage points increase in new patient appointment availability without longer wait times, according to results of a new 10-state study — co-authored by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Urban Institute, and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — published online-first by the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
Bathing critically ill patients with chlorhexidine wipes does not prevent ICU infections

Bathing critically ill patients with chlorhexidine wipes does not prevent ICU infections

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have found that bathing critically ill patients with disposable chlorhexidine cloths did not decrease the incidence of health care-associated infections when compared to less expensive nonantimicrobial cloths, according to a study appearing online in JAMA this week. [More]
Genes that increase longevity may not increase healthy lifespan

Genes that increase longevity may not increase healthy lifespan

A study of long-lived mutant C. elegans by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School shows that the genetically altered worms spend a greater portion of their life in a frail state and exhibit less activity as they age then typical nematodes. [More]

Clarkston Consulting releases 2015 Life Sciences Trends Report

Clarkston Consulting, a management and technology consulting firm specializing in the life sciences and consumer products industries, just released their 2015 Life Sciences Trends Report. [More]
Luminex's xMAP Biothreat Toxin Panel now available for detecting dangerous biotoxins

Luminex's xMAP Biothreat Toxin Panel now available for detecting dangerous biotoxins

Quickly detecting and identifying dangerous biotoxins is now a reality, thanks to the xMAP Biothreat Toxin Panel (BTP) by Luminex. The xMAP Biothreat Toxin Panel is the first multiplex assay to rapidly detect and identify the six most easily acquired and most dangerous biotoxins. All six of these biotoxins are on the US government's list of most dangerous substances. [More]
InDemand Interpreting selected to provide language services for IASIS Healthcare

InDemand Interpreting selected to provide language services for IASIS Healthcare

IASIS Healthcare, a healthcare services organization with hospitals in high-growth urban and suburban markets, has selected InDemand Interpreting to provide language services for their Deaf and limited English proficient (LEP) patients and families. [More]