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MacGyver”-Like Rehabilitation Engineer Helps Medically Complex Kids at NY Hospital

Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y., the state’s only independent, specialty children’s hospital and one of only 14 pediatric specialty hospitals in the United States, announces the hiring of its first rehabiliation engineer- Andres Guerrero, MSE. Think of the position as “MacGyver” at a children’s hospital.

Mr. Guerrero earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechatronics Engineering (combination of mechanical/electrical/programming engineer) at the Escuela Politecnica del Ejercito in his home country of Ecuador and a Master of Science in Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a specialization in Design and Commercialization. Over the past few years, Mr. Guerrero’s expertise spans the fields of biomedical research, energy and robotics.

“I love to find solutions to unconventional problems,” said Andres Guerrero, MSE. “I want to be the person who m

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Projected $580M in Medicare Savings Possible With Nutrition Support Therapy According to New Study

A new study published today in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition finds that nutrition support therapy for specific hospitalized patient populations could reduce Medicare costs by a projected $580 million each year.

This first-of-its-kind study, conducted by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), is evidence of the economic value of the improved patient outcomes associated with appropriate nutrition support therapies.

“The study, ‘Value of Nutrition Support Therapy: Impact on Clinical and Economic Outcomes in the United States,’ provides critical guidance on ways to reduce costs while improving patient health with nutrition support,” said co-author, project co-chair, and ASPEN member Albert Barrocas, MD, FACS. “Future savings could be even higher by expanding nutritional interventions to the entire Medicare population.”

“These findings provi

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New Podcast: Source of Innovation in Health in Year of the Nurse 2020

Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association launched SEE YOU NOW, an inspiring storytelling podcast that highlights innovative and human-centered solutions driven by nurses addressing today's most challenging healthcare problems. SEE YOU NOW will unpack the personal motivations of each guest and explore how their experiences ultimately sparked action to address some of the many complex healthcare challenges that exist today. SEE YOU NOW launches as part of the global recognition and call to action of the World Health Organization’s International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020 and will bring greater visibility to nurses as innovators, leaders and catalysts in improving human health.

Health systems across the world are strained by ever increasing demands and in need of innovation from all corners. On a daily basis, the public trusts nurses to work with billions of dolla

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Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton Releases Children's Book to Help Parents Talk to Kids about Cancer

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton Releases Children's Book to Help Parents Talk to Kids about Cancer

A new children's book, Fritzy Finds a Hat, written by Olympic Gold Medalist, bestselling author and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton and illustrated by country music superstar Brad Paisley, will be released tomorrow, Feb. 4, in honor of World Cancer Day. The book, which tells the story of a young boy trying to find a hat for his mother who is undergoing cancer treatment, is intended to help parents talk with their children about the disease.

"I am thrilled to release Fritzy Finds A Hat to help families across the country broach a difficult conversation about an illness that affects us all," said Scott Hamilton, who survived testicular cancer in 1997. "This story comes from a very personal place for me—I was just 18 years old when my own mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I know

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