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New Nurses Work Overtime, Long Shifts, And Sometimes A Second Job

New nurses are predominantly working 12-hour shifts and nearly half work overtime, trends that have remained relatively stable over the past decade, finds a new study by resea...
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Does A Severe Infection Put You At Greater Risk Of Heart Disease And Death?

Physician-scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have recently assessed the incidence, or new onset, of cardiovascular disease and in-hospital deaths in patie...
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Navigating Life 'Outside The Gate'

With 1.3 million active duty military personnel nationwide, coordinating and finding accessible healthcare and social services for their 1.7 million family members is a major ...
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Rutgers Promotes Safe Patient Handling Practices To Reduce Health Care Worker Injuries

Nurses, nurse aids, orderlies, emergency medical technicians and physical and occupational therapists have some of the highest numbers of nonfatal occupational injuries. Chron...
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Take a Step into Virtual Reality: Cybershoes GmbH Showcases Cybershoes®, a VR Accessory that Literally Lets You Walk Through Your Favorite VR Games

Virtual reality enthusiasts can step into new worlds like never before with VR company Cybershoes GmbH, (https://www.cybershoes.io/ ), showcasing Cybershoes®, an affordable, i...
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Parkinson's Foundation Hosts Professional Education Training in Iowa City

The Parkinson's Foundation announced the location of its signature professional education program course, Allied Team Training for Parkinson's, ATTP®, for health care professi...
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Hypnosis Through Virtual Reality AIDS In Medical Recovery

Anesthesiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are helping to explore the use of hypnosis through virtual reality to lessen postoperative pain and anxiety in children. T...
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Can We Repair The Brain? The Promise Of Stem Cell Technologies For Treating Parkinson's Disease

Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) in future. Writing in a special supplement to the Journal of Parkins...
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New Tool For Documenting Injuries May Provide Better Evidence For Elder Abuse Cases

An estimated 10 percent of older adults experience some form of abuse each year. However, the link between injuries and possible elder abuse may take months or years to establ...
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New Molecules Reverse Memory Loss Linked To Depression, Aging

New therapeutic molecules developed at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. These...
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Does Herpes Cause Alzheimer's?

What causes Alzheimer's disease? The answer could be right under our noses, says leading expert Professor Ruth Itzhaki. Her latest paper presents a lifetime of research eviden...
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The Medical Minute: Helping Caregivers Address Mental Health Concerns

Caregiver jobs often come loaded with pressures. In fact, caregivers face a higher risk of developing a mental health disorder because of the stress that can accompany taking ...
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“They Made Me Feel Like A Person”: Palliative Care Counseling Changes Lives For Patients, Families

The patients are not the only ones who receive care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Counseling for the patients and their family members is an integral part of the...
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PTSD Alone Didn't Increase Heart Disease Risk In Veterans With PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by itself does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veterans with this condition. A combination of physical disord...
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Face Transplant Surgery Can Improve Speech In Victims Of Severe Face Trauma: A New Case Study

A new case study out of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds that face transplant surgery in patients who have experience...
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New Sensor To Monitor Blood Sugar Through A Breath

It’s a breath of fresh air for people with diabetics. A simple puff into a handheld device may one day be all it takes to monitor their blood sugar using a new technology bei...
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New Pill Can Deliver Insulin Through The Stomach

An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with type 2 diabete...
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'Artificial Muscles' To Help Children With Cerebral Palsy

A team of researchers from the University of Delaware has received nearly $200,000 in start-up funding to develop a motorized ankle foot device for children with cerebral pals...
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Community-Based Programs To Improve Medication Adherence

A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down in Mary Poppins, but in real life, it’s much more complicated than that. Two-thirds of patients do not take their medications a...
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NSAID Pretreatment Impairs Immune Response In Heart Failure, Worsens Heart And Kidney Damage

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are widely known as pain-killers and can relieve pain and inflammation. However, prolonged use raises the risk of heart and k...
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The First Dexterous And Sentient Hand Prosthesis Has Been Successfully Implanted

A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery,...
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Hearing And Deaf Infants Process Information Differently

Differences in cognitive development between hearing and deaf children start in infancy, according to new research by The Ohio State University College of Medicine published t...
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American Red Cross Launches Resuscitation Education Suite For Healthcare, EMS And Public Safety Professionals

The American Red Cross, the premiere provider of resuscitation and first aid training, today announced its new resuscitation education program that meets certification and lic...
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New MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute At Saddleback Medical Center Expands Premier Life-Preserving Care For The Brain And Spine

The new MemorialCare Neuroscience Institute at Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills is opening to provide highly advanced care for conditions of the nervous system, inclu...
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A Catholic Health Services's Hospital Is The First In NY To Earn A Gold Seal In Sepsis Care

Each year, at least 1.7 million adults in the U.S. develop sepsis, the body’s extreme response to an infection, and nearly 270,000 Americans die as a result of sepsis each yea...
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