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Pro-Vaccination Message Should Be Apolitical, As NYT Argues But Fails To Demonstrate

Jan 21, 2019 , Forbes
Vaccination is a critically important public health measure. Anti-vaccination disinformation needs to be countered in a non-political fashion, as the NYT Editorial Board argues but fails to...
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The super-rich saw their fortunes grow by $2.5 billion a day last year, Oxfam claims

Jan 21, 2019 , CNBC Health
In a report published on Monday, the charity revealed that billionaire fortunes rose by 12 percent in 2018 as the poorest half of the world saw its wealth decline by 11...
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Commentary: Hospital-insurer collaborations can reduce readmissions, cut costs

Jan 20, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Provider-payer collaborations, through aligned incentives and leveraging a wealth of data, can achieve better care outcomes at a lower...
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As more women in Silicon Valley freeze their eggs, some are building start-ups to make it easier

Jan 20, 2019 , CNBC Health
Women in big cities like New York and San Francisco are increasingly opting to freeze their eggs. But those who are among the early adopters see a big opportunity to improve the experience for the next...
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Pioneering Vanderbilt School Of Nursing Building Designed With Health In Mind

Jan 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Health and well-being inform every part of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s new $23.6 million building expansion, opening Jan. 22. The expansion, which broke ground in 2017, was designed to target LEED Gold and WELL Silver certification. Once the certification process concludes, the univers......
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CMS, Yale New Haven Health on hot seat over design of quality measures

Jan 20, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS' long-standing hospital readmissions penalty program has taken quite a beating recently from members of the research community over problems with its underlying...
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FOTO's CMS-Designated Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) Provides Rehab Therapists Extensive Choice In Measure Selection

Jan 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO), a provider of web-based patient outcomes management solutions, risk-adjusted functional assessments, and predictive analytics, is pleased to announce its endorsement as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servic......
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New Study Shows Physician-Targeted Marketing Is Associated With Increase In Opioid Overdose Deaths

Jan 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Many individuals cite prescription opioids as their gateway to illicit opioid use. However, while prescription opioids are involved in more than one-third of all opioid overdose deaths in the U.S., examining any correlation between prescription opioid overdose deaths and pharmaceutical industry mark......
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Climate Change -- Do you know the basics?

Jan 20, 2019 , CNN Health
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Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recalled by Perdue Foods

Jan 20, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets Recalled by Perdue FoodsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00...
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Researchers Report Acute Findings From Havana Embassy Phenomenon

Jan 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Beginning in late 2016, U.S. diplomats and family members stationed in Havana, Cuba, reported a number of sudden-onset symptoms, including dizziness, ear pain and tinnitus. They noted a high frequency, loud and very localized sound that sometimes followed them as they moved through a room. For the f......
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Driving With Dementia -- New Guidance For Doctors

Jan 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New guidance on when people living with dementia should stop driving has been published to support doctors and other health care professionals. 'Driving with Dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment' helps medical teams with the appropriate assessment and management of patients. Researchers from Newc......
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Week Ahead: Congressional advisory panel takes up DSH allotments

Jan 20, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission is slated to meet to review recommendations on disproportionate-share hospital allotments, upper payment limit compliance, measuring program integrity and...
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Ditch Your Leisure To-Do List

Jan 20, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Ditch Your Leisure To-Do ListCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00...
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Child Survivors Of Hodgkin Lymphoma Have Increased Risk Of Second Cancer

Jan 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma are at an increased risk of developing an entirely new cancer later in life, according to new research published in Cancer — the American Cancer Society’s international peer-reviewed scientific journal — and conducted at University of Alabama at Birmingham. W......
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Protecting loved ones from sexual abuse in long-term care facilities

Jan 19, 2019 , CNN Health
It's the stuff of nightmares: your loved one living in a long-term care facility or nursing home was sexually abused and you had no idea it was happening. Could this nightmare come true and what can you do?...
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Insomnia treatment may help ease depression during menopause

Jan 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Women going through menopause may have fewer symptoms of depression when they get treatment for insomnia than when they don't, a recent experiment suggests....
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Lilly cancer drug fails key trial, will no longer be prescribed

Jan 19, 2019 , Reuters
Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday that its cancer treatment Lartruvo, which had won conditional approval, failed to improve patient survival in a long-term confirmatory study and will no longer be prescribed, driving the drugmaker's shares down nearly 3 percent....
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Shorter waits for new patients at VA than in private sector, U.S. study finds

Jan 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - In many cases, veterans get a first appointment at VA hospitals quicker than the general public gets first appointments with health care providers, government researchers report....
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Verily's research wearable lands FDA clearance for on-demand ECG

Jan 19, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The Verily Study Watch is a prescription-only wearable that can record, store, transfer and display single-channel ECG...
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