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Revisiting Evidence-Based Practice, and ‘Making Change Stick’

Apr 18, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
Do you ever wonder why nurses engage in practices that aren’t supported by evidence, while not implementing practices substantiated by a lot of evidence? In the past, nurses changed hospitalized patients’ IV dressings daily, even though no solid evidence supported this practice. When clinical trials finally explored how often to change IV dressings, results indicated [...] The post Revisiting Evidence-Based Practice, and ‘Making Change Stick’ appeared first on Off the...
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Changes To CMS Readmission Penalties Appear Effective In Addressing Unique Challenges Of Rural, Teaching Hospitals

Apr 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The changes were made to address complaints from hospitals—safety-net hospitals in particular—that they are unfairly penalized in the readmissions program because of their complex patient case mix. For rural hospitals, their average penalties are estimated to decline from $55,268 to $53,633; while average penalties for teaching hospitals will drop from $287,268 to $283,461. Other news from CMS looks at accountable care organizations and primary care...
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Child abuse, recurrent depression linked to similar changes in brain

Apr 17, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Abuse during childhood may cause physical changes to the human brain that in turn may render adults more vulnerable to depression, research suggests....
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Workplace Wellness Programs Barely Move The Needle, Study Finds

Apr 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
New research published in JAMA detected some changes in healthy behavior like weight and stress, but little overall impact in workers’ health status or employer health care...
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Lead screening guidelines for children, pregnant women changed by task force

Apr 17, 2019 , CNN Health
Should children and pregnant women be screened for elevated lead levels if they don't show symptoms? Doctors are working to determine if so and how often....
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Sheer Scale Of Opioid Epidemic Challenges Southern States’ Resistance To Harm Reduction Strategies

Apr 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The position of many Southern states on harm reduction strategies -- such as needle exchanges and policy carrying anti-overdose medication -- is that they encourage of drug use. However, as the crisis continues to ravage communities, there's growing support in these usually hesitant locations. Other news on the drug epidemic focuses on treating addiction, a "hub and spoke program" gaining national attention, a legal battle over a proposed safe injection site and a campaign to help pregnant...
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PBM Executives Questioned On Drug Pricing Practices By Senate Finance Committee

Apr 16, 2019 , Forbes
In the wake of a proposal by the Department of HHS to remove safe harbor protections from rebates, PBMs have been resistant to full transparency, especially as it pertains to the net prices they pay for drugs and other fees they obtain in exchange for administering drug...
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Allergy Season Is Getting Worse, Thanks To Climate Change

Apr 16, 2019 , Forbes
One of the unanticipated effects of climate change is its effect on annual pollen counts. Allergy season is getting longer and more intense around the world, according to a new study that looked at data spanning 26 years and 3...
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Many Patients Facing Surprise Medical Bills Just Give In And Pay Rather Than Undertake Behemoth Battle Against Charges

Apr 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
There's a growing scrutiny over what to do about surprise medical bills, that may be more common than people think. Often times, faced with mountains of paperwork and an endless black hole of phone calls to insurers, patients just pay the charges. But that may eventually change as legislation is introduced to curb the practice....
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These 3D-printed Casts From Latvia Could Be The Future Of Healthcare

Apr 15, 2019 , Forbes
For many, healing fractures has meant submitting to a heavy and uncomfortable plaster cast. However, two Latvian entrepreneurs are on a mission to change that with 3-D printed...
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Macy’s is taking a page from Instagram to invert its shopping experience

Apr 13, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Chain execs hope to revive lagging sales by replicating the social media platform in its physical stores. Can cosmetic changes attract online consumers—and perhaps save legacy retailers? Macy’s idea for competing against internet retailers is to bring the online experience offline. The company acquired the chain called Story a year ago and now is implementing […] The post Macy’s is taking a page from Instagram to invert its shopping experience appeared first on Health Care...
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Astronaut Twins Show Space Travel Doesn't Bring Lasting Biological Changes

Apr 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Astronaut Twins Show Space Travel Doesn't Bring Lasting Biological ChangesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2019 12:00:00...
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NASA Astronaut’s Health Does Change While In Orbit, But Researchers Disagree About Level Of Risk

Apr 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Scientists studying the research on the Kelly brothers following Scott's 340 days in orbit had mixed opinions about the the biomedical and genetic changes brought on by long-term space travel. “What this really does is open a door to the kind of analysis you could never do before that’s going to be important for astronauts when they go on long-duration space flight to Mars and they’re going to have to be progressively independent from the resources that are on the ground,” said Andrew...
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Climate change is making allergy season worse

Apr 13, 2019 , CNN Health
Allergies are worse and if you feel like you're becoming BFF's with your tissues more often, you're not mistaken. Pollen season is longer and pollen is more potent because of climate change. Thankfully, there are things you can do to stop sneezing....
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Climate Change Could Worsen Hay Fever Season

Apr 12, 2019 , WebMD
The study is the first confirmation from health data that changes in the length and timing of spring could lead to increased allergy symptoms, experts...
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NASA Twins Study: Body Changes Over Time in Space

Apr 12, 2019 , WebMD
Brothers Scott and Mark Kelly were 51 in March 2015, when Scott began his fourth and longest space mission — commanding the International Space Station (ISS) for 340 days, which set an American...
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At Opioid Rehab Facilities, New Suicide Prevention Guidelines Are Rolling Out

Apr 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
While some programs already screen for suicide and have fewer deaths, Michael Johnson, managing director for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, said “Right now, there’s no real standards for suicide prevention in addiction treatment programs. We want to change that.” Other news on the opioid crisis looks at chronic pain patients and injections...
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What the Indian state known as 'God's own country' can teach us about eating to our health

Apr 12, 2019 , CNN Health
As an Indian kid growing up in the States, my parents did everything they could to create a little feeling of their ancestral land in our small Midwestern town. There was always classical Indian music, full of sitars and harmoniums, blaring on the weekends. My father often changed into a traditional kurta shirt in the evenings, after work. Our home always carried the strong fragrances of the spices and herbs of my parents' favorite dishes, which seemed to permanently embed themselves into our...
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Human health can be 'mostly sustained' for a year in space, NASA Twins Study concludes

Apr 12, 2019 , CNN Health
Spending 340 days aboard the International Space Station between 2015 and 2016 caused changes in astronaut Scott Kelly's body, from his weight down to his genes, according to the results of the NASA Twins Study, released Thursday....
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Rite Aid Board Approves Reverse Stock Split To Avoid NYSE Delisting

Apr 11, 2019 , Forbes
Rite Aid’s board approved a “reverse stock split” at a ratio of 1-for-20 in an effort to keep the company’s stock from being delisted by the New York Stock...
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