More doctors in the U.S. now focus on nursing home care, study finds
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  December 6, 2017  
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 More doctors in the U.S. now focus on nursing home care, study findsMore doctors in the U.S. now focus on nursing home care, study finds
 
The number of doctors and advance practitioners in the United States who focus on nursing home care rose by more than a third between 2012 and 2015, according to a new study published today in JAMA from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
 
 
 National health collaborative efforts can help reduce infection rates in nursing homesNational health collaborative efforts can help reduce infection rates in nursing homes
 
Each year, 150,000 U.S. nursing home residents will receive a urinary catheter--half of whom will develop a catheter-associated urinary tract infection.
 
   UM psychologist defends science of neonatal imitationUM psychologist defends science of neonatal imitation
 
Since the 1970s, studies have suggested that infants can imitate facial gestures, finger movements, and other actions just hours after birth. University of Miami Assistant Professor Elizabeth Simpson studies this phenomenon, known as neonatal imitation, in babies from birth to one year of life in her Social Cognition Lab in the Department of Psychology's Child Division.
 
   Length of stay in ICU may have impact on preterm babies’ behaviorLength of stay in ICU may have impact on preterm babies’ behavior
 
A study conducted by researchers at the University of São Paulo's Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine in Brazil, with support from the Sao Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP , indicates that length of stay in the ICU is the factor that best explains some preterm babies' behavioral problems relating to emotional regulation, regardless of the degree of prematurity and the presence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).
 
   New approaches show promise to fight against drug-resistant superbugs in hospitalsNew approaches show promise to fight against drug-resistant superbugs in hospitals
 
If you visit a doctor's surgery or hospital you may be asked to apply a hand sanitizer upon entry. Strict hand hygiene practices have become one of the most essential activities in the battle against reducing multi-drug resistant infections in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings.
 
 Study: Fewer new cases of lung cancer found in communities with strong smoke-free laws
 
Study: Fewer new cases of lung cancer found in communities with strong smoke-free lawsA recent study by University of Kentucky BREATHE researchers shows that fewer new cases of lung cancer were found in communities with strong smoke-free workplace laws.
 
 
 Straight from the patient’s mouth: Videos can clearly state your end-of-life wishes
 
For years, Wendy Forman, considered how to make her wishes known if she became horribly ill and couldn't speak for herself.
 
 
 Tailored Activity Program for older veterans with dementia provides positive results
 
Tailored Activity Program for older veterans with dementia provides positive resultsPeople with dementia often have behavioral symptoms. These include problems with memory, language, and decision-making abilities. People with dementia can also experience changes in mood, such as increased irritability, depression, and anxiety.
 
 
 Binge eating can act as barrier to achieving weight-loss success
 
Binge eating can act as barrier to achieving weight-loss successSomeone who binge eats consumes an objectively large amount of food while feeling a loss of control over eating. When episodes occur weekly for several months, the action moves into the realm of binge-eating disorder.
 
 
 Placenta capsules offer little to no benefit for new mothers, study shows
 
Placenta capsules offer little to no benefit for new mothers, study showsA groundbreaking study by UNLV researchers shows that taking placenta capsules has little to no effect on postpartum mood, maternal bonding, or fatigue, when compared to a placebo.
 
 
 Researchers find high levels of stress hormone cortisol in pregnant women with PTSD
 
Researchers find high levels of stress hormone cortisol in pregnant women with PTSDResearch has shown that a woman's emotional and physical health during pregnancy impacts a developing fetus. However, less is known about the effect of past stressors and posttraumatic stress disorder on an expectant woman.
 
 
 Hospitals find asthma hot spots more profitable to neglect than fix
 
Hospitals find asthma hot spots more profitable to neglect than fixKeyonta Parnell has had asthma most of his young life, but it wasn't until his family moved to the 140-year-old house here on Lemmon Street two years ago that he became one of the health care system's frequent customers.