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Henry Ford Health System Launches Project To Help Patients Have “The Conversation” About End-of-Life Care

Henry Ford Health System is embarking on a major initiative over the coming year to inform its patients about “The Conversation” – an often daunting and uncomfortable discussion of advance planning for death and dying. The initiative is part of an ongoing nationwide project aimed at helping individuals and families prepare for a loved one’s [...]

National DNA Day Is April 25; Experts Available For Comment

Friday, April 25, is National DNA Day, the date which commemorates completion of the Human Genome Project, the national effort to identify and decode all 6 billion letters in human DNA. Since that time, medical researchers and practitioners have found new ways to apply genomics for everyone who needs healing, and thanks to staggering technological [...]

Recommendations For Managing Critical National Shortage Of IV Solutions Released

A new set of recommendations to help healthcare providers deal with ongoing and acute national shortages of certain large-volume intravenous (IV) solutions, developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in partnership with the University of Utah Drug Information Service, was released today by ASHP and the University, as well as the American Hospital [...]

Study Shows Myofascial Roller Massage Reduces Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

A recently published study in The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy demonstrated the effectiveness of an inexpensive, easy-to-use massage tool on reducing hamstring muscle soreness after high intensity exercise. The study, conducted at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Copenhagen, Denmark, investigated the acute effect of massage with the TheraBand™ Roller [...]

NEJM Article On Ending Breast Cancer Screening Programs Incomplete And Should Concern American Women

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) agree with statements by Andorno and Jüni, in their recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), that women need clear information with which to discuss mammography with their doctor.  Unfortunately, the NEJM article failed to meet this standard. The [...]