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The Year of the Nurse and Midwife
The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is collaborating with nurses in academic and clinical centers across Northeast Ohio to mark 2020 as “The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.”
They’ll kick off the yearlong celebration on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Samson Pavilion of the Health Education Campus (HEC) at Case Western Reserve University. In the months that follow, there will be events at more than two dozen participating universities, hospitals and other health care organizations in Northeast Ohio.
The Tuesday afternoon event at the HEC will include remarks from U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, a Geauga County Republican who is co-chair of the House Nursing Caucus. Joyce will be introduced by Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder.
In 2019, Joyce co-sponsored the “Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act,” bipartisan legislation that would renew support for the l
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Patient step counts predict lung cancer treatment outcomes, study finds
Lung cancer patients who are inactive prior to chemoradiation are less likely to tolerate treatment and more likely to see their cancer return
Numerous studies have shown that monitoring physical activity promotes better health – from reducing body mass index to watching for signs of hypertension, for example. A new study suggests step counters could play yet another role: predicting outcomes for people undergoing chemoradiation therapy for lung cancer.
“I consider step counts to be a new vital sign for cancer treatment,” said Nitin Ohri, MD, a radiation oncologist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System in New York and lead investigator of the study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, the flagship scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). "We found that tracking our patients’ act
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Visual Dysfunction eLearning Course for Health Professionals Now Offered by Lighthouse Guild
Lighthouse Guild has launched a one-hour online program on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and visual dysfunction designed for healthcare professionals, such as optometrists, rehabilitation professionals, and others. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defines a TBI as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or penetrating head injury. Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children, and older adults. Healthcare professionals need to understand the range of visual dysfunctions that are associated with TBI. Lighthouse Guild’s new eLearning program discusses approaches for identifying and assessing visual dysfunction and impairment in patients with TBI, for differentiating visual symptoms from symptoms related to brain injury, and for addressing these symptoms.
The comprehensive program is presented by four health care pro
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Electronic Caregiver debuts game-changing Virtual Caregiver at HIMSS20
An alarming number of people will not be able to rely on loved ones to care for them in old age, as the caregiver gap continues to widen. According to the AARP Public Policy Institute, the population aged 45 to 64, the peak caregiving age group, is expected to increase by just 1 percent by 2030, while the population aged 80 and older will rise by 79 percent.
In the face of America's caregiver crisis, Electronic Caregiver®, a 24/7 virtual care and health technology company based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is offering a solution with Addison Care™. Following on the heels of CES, the world's Consumer Electronics Show, this groundbreaking technology will be presented for the first time at the 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition March 9-13 in Orlando, Florida. The event brings together nearly 45,000 health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and mark