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Nation's first ever Hacking Medicaid Event to be held in Colorado Springs

Nation's first ever Hacking Medicaid Event to be held in Colorado Springs

Health care leaders, entrepreneurs, engineers, programmers and forward thinkers are invited to attend the nation's first ever "Hacking Medicaid" Hackathon on October 23—24th in Colorado Springs. [More]
Despite increased life expectancy, British people suffer from more medical ailments

Despite increased life expectancy, British people suffer from more medical ailments

People in the UK are living longer but are coping with more medical ailments causing illness or disability in their older years, according to a major new international study published in The Lancet today (Thursday 27 August). [More]
Dr. Karin L. Ciance recognized as Strathmore's Who's Who Professional of the Year 2015

Dr. Karin L. Ciance recognized as Strathmore's Who's Who Professional of the Year 2015

Dr. Karin L. Ciance of Holden, Massachusetts, has been recognized as Strathmore's Who's Who Professional of the Year 2015 for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of Community Health Nursing. She is being honored with a Times Square, New York appearance on Friday, August 28, 2015. [More]
Tampa General Hospital achieves Baby-Friendly hospital designation

Tampa General Hospital achieves Baby-Friendly hospital designation

Tampa General Hospital is the first hospital in Hillsborough County – and one of only three in the Tampa Bay area – to earn the Baby-Friendly hospital designation from Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. for its commitment to supporting breastfeeding mothers and their babies. [More]
Proxsys Rx launches medication-focused transition of care program for hospitals, health systems

Proxsys Rx launches medication-focused transition of care program for hospitals, health systems

Proxsys Rx, the nation's largest Integrated Outpatient Pharmacy Provider (IOPP) is expanding its population health management services with the launch of a medication-focused transition of care program for hospitals and health systems. [More]
Many primary care physicians overestimate their ability to assess Ebola risks in patients

Many primary care physicians overestimate their ability to assess Ebola risks in patients

While most primary care physicians responding to a survey taken in late 2014 and early 2015 expressed confidence in their ability to identify potential cases of Ebola and communicate Ebola risks to their patients, only 50 to 70 percent of them gave answers that fit with CDC guidelines when asked how they would care for hypothetical patients who might have been exposed to Ebola. [More]
Smiling Brazil initiative sets example to other nations to eliminate healthcare disparities

Smiling Brazil initiative sets example to other nations to eliminate healthcare disparities

Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a Discovery! article titled "10 Years of a National Oral Health Policy in Brazil: Innovation, Boldness and Numerous Challenges." [More]
Powerful explosive devices of 21st century warfare prompt urgent calls to re-engineer protective gear

Powerful explosive devices of 21st century warfare prompt urgent calls to re-engineer protective gear

Battle-inflicted head injuries are as old as war itself, evidenced by the copper helmets worn by Bronze Age soldiers to deflect blows from spears and axes. Over the ensuing millennia, as weapons evolved, so did armor. Today, the powerful explosive devices of 21st century warfare have once again raised the stakes, prompting urgent calls to re-engineer protective gear. [More]
ACR commends FDA’s draft guidance requiring distinct names for biosimilars, biologic therapies

ACR commends FDA’s draft guidance requiring distinct names for biosimilars, biologic therapies

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today praised the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for issuing draft guidance requiring separate and distinct names for biosimilars and biologic therapies. [More]
New device turns paralysis victims' breath into words

New device turns paralysis victims' breath into words

A new device which transforms paralysis victims' breath into words - believed to be the first invention of its kind - has been developed by academics from Loughborough University. [More]

Dr. Mark Dawkins inducted into The PhD Project Hall of Fame

Dr. Mark Dawkins, dean of the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida, was recently inducted into The PhD Project Hall of Fame for his positive leadership and significant impact on minority business doctoral students and faculty. [More]
Most American schools implement healthy practices to meet federal school meal standards

Most American schools implement healthy practices to meet federal school meal standards

Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and vegetables, and reducing sodium content, according to data published today in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. [More]

AMCP issues statement in response to FDA’s draft guidance requiring nonproprietary names for biological products

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is disappointed in the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) draft guidance and proposed rule that calls for biologics, including reference products and biosimilars, to bear a nonproprietary name with an FDA-designated suffix. [More]
Proportion of diabetes patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting rises from 7% to 37% in 40 years

Proportion of diabetes patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting rises from 7% to 37% in 40 years

In the 40 years between 1970-2010, the proportion of patients with diabetes undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) escalated from 7% to 37%. The results of a large study from Cleveland Clinic just published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the official publication of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, documents the five-fold increase in the proportion of patients with diabetes undergoing this procedure between 1970 and 2010. [More]
Philips to showcase latest cardiology solutions at ESC Congress 2015

Philips to showcase latest cardiology solutions at ESC Congress 2015

Royal Philips today announced its presence at ESC Congress 2015, where the company is showcasing its latest cardiology solutions, including Heart ModelA.I., EchoNavigator and IntelliSpace Cardiovascular, that connect people and technology with care protocols to assist diagnosis, guide treatment and enable home care. [More]
Virtua to bring high-quality wellness services to residents of Brandywine Senior Living at Haddonfield

Virtua to bring high-quality wellness services to residents of Brandywine Senior Living at Haddonfield

Virtua has partnered with Brandywine Senior Living at Haddonfield to bring high-quality medical care, rehabilitation therapy, and wellness services to residents of the new assisted living community located at 132 Warwick Road. [More]
ViiMed Surgical Coordinator Console now available through Greenway Marketplace

ViiMed Surgical Coordinator Console now available through Greenway Marketplace

Greenway Health is a provider of clinical systems for primary doctor practices, with over 75,000 doctors subscribing to their EMR system and financial tools. ViiMed, the leader in workflow-enabled asynchronous telehealth, is now available through the Greenway Marketplace. [More]

Individually tailored treatment may help reduce mortality risk in patients undergoing routine surgeries

Cholecystectomy and treatment for inguinal, femoral, umbilical, or abdominal hernia are common surgeries and are considered routine in Germany. In an original article in the current edition of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 112: 535-43), Ulrike Nimptsch and Thomas Mansky show that fewer than 0.5% of patients die as a result of such surgeries. [More]
ieCrowd announces achievement of major milestone in commercial development of Smart Oxygen device

ieCrowd announces achievement of major milestone in commercial development of Smart Oxygen device

ieCrowd today announced the achievement of an important milestone in the commercial development of the company's supplemental oxygen delivery device, Smart Oxygen. The Smart Oxygen device, being developed by ieCrowd's subsidiary Smart Oxygen Solutions, automatically adjusts to a patient's changing demand for oxygen based on level of activity. [More]

Lack of professional guidance on The Physician Payments Sunshine Act may hinder participation in clinical trials

A research article, published today in Postgraduate Medicine, has concluded that a lack of professional guidance on how to interpret elements of The Physician Payments Sunshine Act (2010) may be having a "chilling effect" on physicians' desire to participate in clinical trials and publish results. [More]
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