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Cardiac Procedure Reduces Risk Of Dementia In Patients With A-Fib And Carotid Artery Disease Better Than Medications

Even though many medical practitioners may opt not to perform procedures on higher-risk patients, new research finds that it may be a good idea for those who suffer from both ...
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Nursing Work Environment Shapes Relationship Between EHR & Quality Of Care

In the decade since the federal government’s electronic health record (EHR) initiatives first became law, nearly all U.S. hospitals have adopted some form of EHR technology. N...
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The Robots That Dementia Caregivers Want: Robots For Joy, Robots For Sorrow

Caregivers design robots that increase joyful moments and reduce emotional stress Building robots that can help people with dementia has been a longtime goal for roboticists....
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Blue Shield Of California Helps Reduce Opioid Use Among Its Members By 56 Percent

Blue Shield of California's Narcotic Safety Initiative results show a 56% reduction in overall opioid use by members with chronic, non-cancer pain compared to 2014, exceeding ...
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The Medical Minute: Taking The Reins On Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis doesn’t have to be an ending. With proper treatment and management, patients can manage the disease’s often unpredictable nature. “Patients get a predispos...
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Blood Diseases Cured With Bone Marrow Transplant

Doubling the low amount of total body radiation delivered to patients undergoing bone marrow transplants with donor cells that are only “half-matched” increased the rate of en...
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Beyond The Movie "Five Feet Apart," A Real-Life Journey With Cystic Fibrosis

In more ways than one, Emily Schaller is a rock star. The vivacious, 37-year-old Detroit native played drums in a local band when she was younger. She remains larger than li...
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Dramatic Shifts In First-time Opioid Prescriptions Bring Hope, Concern

A national call for restraint in opioid prescribing has yielded dramatic progress in clinician prescribing patterns, with some notable room for improvement. These are the fin...
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Sepsis A Leading Cause Of Death In US Hospitals But Many Deaths May Not Be Preventable

Sepsis is a major contributor to disability, death and health care costs in the United States and worldwide. A growing recognition of the high burden of sepsis as well as medi...
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Some Children Can 'Recover' From Autism, But Problems Often Remain

Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), once considered a lifelong condition. In a new study, res...
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"Five Feet Apart:" Lung Expert Explains The Precautions Of Living With Cystic Fibrosis

The romantic movie “Five Feet Apart,” opening in movie theaters next week, explores the challenges of two patients with cystic fibrosis who are falling in love in spite of hav...
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Health Professionals Call On CDC Officials To Correct Misapplication Of Its Guideline On Opioid Prescribing

More than 300 health professionals from across the United States have requested that the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention act immediately to address ...
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Scientists Teach Machines To Predict Recovery Time From Sports-Related Concussions

The prevalence of concussions in sports is well known. So, too, is the challenge clinicians and others face when they have to decide when an athlete can return to the game aft...
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Study Finds A Lack Of Adequate Hydration Among The Elderly

Drinking enough water is a concern for everyone, but the elderly are particularly prone to underhydration and dehydration. A new UCLA School of Nursing study shows that these ...
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HIV “Cure” Still Rare And Requires Caution

The news this week about a patient being cured of HIV infection is a hopeful one, yet this news should be met with caution. It also requires an explanation when it comes to tr...
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Pilot Study Suggests Possible Connection Between PTSD And Risk For Dementia In 911 Responders

The physical and cognitive health of 911 World Trade Center responders remains a concern for healthcare professionals who care for the thousands of responders, many of whom co...
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Excellence In Respiratory Care At Jersey Shore University Medical Center Garners National Attention

For their continued highlighting of best practices in respiratory care, Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center is an award winner of the 2019-2020 A...
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Startup Tests Parkinson's Device With Michael J. Fox Foundation Funding

A Mid-Atlantic research team with roots at the University of Delaware has received a $440,000 grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) to test ...
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March Is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month

Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month (ADAM) takes place in March and to mark the annual event, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. (AARDA) is encouraging ...
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Novel Sleep Index, Wakefulness May Predict If Patients Able To Breathe On Their Own

Critically ill patients are more likely to be successfully weaned from a mechanical ventilator, or breathing machine, if they have higher levels of wakefulness and both their ...
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To Beat Cancer, You’ve Got To Have Heart

If you asked 100 people on the street what they think is the best way to prevent cancer, odds are the overwhelming majority of answers would have something to do with smoking....
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Do Soccer Players Have An Increased Risk Of ALS?

Playing professional soccer may be linked to an increased risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a preliminary study released today that will be ...
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Complex Medication Regimens Create Challenges For Home Health Care

Medically high-risk patients and communication breakdowns between providers contribute to the difficulty of medication management for older adults receiving home health care, ...
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Two Lifesaving Discoveries Help Four Generations Of Women

Her great-grandmother volunteered in groundbreaking cholesterol research at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Now, 9-year-old Zoe Allen is benefiting from that decision. Watch:...
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Health Insurance Is Not Assurance Of Healthcare

Because of high out-of-pocket expenses, Ohioans who purchase subsidized health-exchange insurance often can't afford the care they need when they need it. That is a central fi...
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