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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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Helping Patients Breathe During Dangerous Procedure Prevents Life-Threatening Complications

Thousands of Americans die each year during a dangerous two-minute procedure to insert a breathing tube. Now a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study in the New En...
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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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Common Acid Reflux Medications Linked To Increased Kidney Disease Risk

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which include well-known brand names Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. Approximate...
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Asthma Pill Targets Airway Muscles To Decrease Attacks

Results from a phase II clinical trial, experimental work on cells and computational modelling have together shown why the first pill for asthma in 20 years can help reduce as...
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Fractures, Head Injuries Common In E-Scooter Collisions, According To UCLA Research

UCLA researchers have found that people involved in electric scooter accidents are sometimes injured badly enough — from fractures, dislocated joints and head injuries — to re...
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New Mexico Proposed Legislation Jeopardizes Safety Of Patients Bill Would Replace Physicians With Nurses For Anesthesia Care

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the New Mexico Society of Anesthesiologists (NMSA) strongly oppose SB 222, which will remove physician involvement from ane...
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Boy Scout Motto – Be Prepared – Works For Parents Of Campers With Allergies And Asthma

The idea of summer camp looms large for many kids who wonder: Will I make any friends? What if I get lost in the woods? And for campers with allergies and asthma, “What if I h...
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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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MRI Cardiac Stress Test Shows Promise At Identifying Fatal Heart Disease

The use of MRI to determine heart function has been slow to catch on, but a study from Duke Health researchers shows that stress cardiac MRI not only diagnoses disease, but ca...
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Measles Outbreak: Many States Are Inadequately Vaccinated According To Expert

As several reports emerge highlighting measles outbreaks across the country, Virginia Tech infectious disease expert points out that inadequate vaccine coverage in states like...
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Neurologists Speak Out About Gender Disparity At Global Stroke Gathering

The International Stroke Conference (ISC) attracts thousands of neurologists each year to network with fellow experts and watch compelling presentations on the very latest adv...
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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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Surgeons Investigate Modified Pain Management Strategies To Reduce Opioid Use In Trauma Patients

A team of surgeons is working to identify the most effective strategy to treat acute pain after injury while minimizing the amount of opioids prescribed to trauma patients, bu...
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Otherwise Healthy And Think You Have The Flu? Avoid The Emergency Room

The Centers for Disease Control reports that influenza activity in the United States is now widespread and likely to increase. As the country enters the height of flu season...
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Two Studies Reveal Pregnant Women Bear Greater Risk Of Hemorrhagic Stroke

Pregnant women face a much greater risk of having a fatal, but less common, type of stroke caused by bleeding into the brain, according to results of two studies presented by ...
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Mindfulness: Put Your Heart Into It

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, taking more lives each year than all cancers combined. According to a new report from the American Heart Associatio...
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Heart Attack Patients Receive Super Fast Treatment

Loyola Medicine has received the American College of Cardiology's Platinum Performance Achievement award for providing superior care to heart attack patients. It takes a medi...
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Surgeon Treats Severe Ankle Injury With 3D Printed Implant

In 2017, Deborah Stoneburner was in a severe car accident, and among her injuries was a crushed ankle bone called the talus. Loyola Medicine orthopaedic surgeon Adam Schiff,...
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New Disease Surveillance Tool Helps Detect Any Human-Infecting Virus

During the Zika virus outbreak of 2015-16, public health officials scrambled to contain the epidemic and curb the pathogen's devastating effects on pregnant women. At the same...
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Traffic Fatalities On A High After Cannabis Legalization

Monash University research examined the effect of recreational cannabis sales (RCS) on traffic fatalities in three US states where it was legalised -- Colorado (legalised 2014...
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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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