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Medicare hospital fund reserves likely to be exhausted in 2026: U.S. report

Apr 23, 2019 , Reuters
Medicare's hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, as previously forecast, and Social Security program costs are likely to exceed total income in 2020 for the first time since 1982, according to a government report released on Monday....
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As U.S. Population Ages, Hospitals Begin Creating Emergency Rooms Designed To Better Suit Older Patients’ Unique Needs

Apr 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“There’s a growing awareness that the traditional design of emergency-department care isn’t well suited to frail, older adults,” says Kevin J. Biese, an emergency-medicine physician who heads the new Geriatric ED Accreditation Board of the American College of Emergency...
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Researchers Use Gene Editing With CRISPR To Treat Lethal Lung Diseases Before Birth

Apr 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Using CRISPR gene editing, a team from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Penn Medicine have thwarted a lethal lung disease in an animal model in which a harmful mutation causes death within hours after birth. This proof-of-concept study, published today in Science Translational Medicine......
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The Flu Season That Just Won’t End: Second Viral Wave Is Pushing Otherwise Mild Year Into The Record Books

Apr 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The current season began the week of Thanksgiving, a typical start time, but in mid-February, a nastier strain started causing more illnesses and driving up hospitalizations. In other public health news: over-treatment, suicide, exercise, depression, cholesterol, autism, abuse, and...
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Infographic: Green hospitals in the U.S.

Apr 23, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Saving lives and saving the planet can be part of the same goal. Progressive hospitals focus on more than patient care. Energy efficiency, reducing waste and costs, and leaving a lower carbon footprint are also priorities for hospitals worldwide. Check out this infographic to learn some of the environmentally friendly features of the greenest medical facilities in […] The post Infographic: Green hospitals in the U.S. appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Older Adults Starting Dialysis Die At Higher Rates Than Previously Thought

Apr 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Older adults with end-stage kidney disease who start dialysis--a treatment that keeps their blood free of toxins--appear to die at higher rates than previously thought, according to findings of a new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Veterans Affairs Bosto......
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'Superbugs' Hang Out on Hospital Patients

Apr 20, 2019 , WebMD
In the study, researchers tested 399 hospital patients and found that 14% had superbugs on their hands or nostrils right after admission. Superbugs were also found on items commonly touched by patients, such as the nurse call button, in nearly one-third of...
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CDC investigating listeria infections linked to deli meats and cheeses

Apr 19, 2019 , CNN Health
Eight people in several states have been hospitalized with listeria infections, including one person who died, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said....
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State Highlights: Connecticut House Passes Bill Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions; Judge Orders Chicago Hospital To Restore Services

Apr 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Alaska, California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, Kansas, Washington and...
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Ups And Downs Of Artificial Intelligence: IBM Stops Sales, Development Of Watson For Drug Discovery; Hospitals Learn From EHRs

Apr 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
While revenue and earnings have been lackluster for Watson for Drug Discovery, other companies are making profits in developing software that improves the clinical trials process for drugs. Also in the news: Hospitals are making improvements by using data from certain electronic health record...
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Critical Errors In Inhaler Technique Common In Children With Asthma

Apr 19, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma -- the group at highest risk for complications and death from asthma -- researchers found that nearly half of participants demonstrated improper inhaler use, which means they routinely were not taking in the full do......
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Why Hospitals Should Fear Blue Cross Primary Care Centers

Apr 19, 2019 , Forbes
Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in Florida, Illinois, Texas and New Jersey are opening primary care medical centers in communities across the country...
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Study Shows Simply Listening To Teens May Help Them Better Control Type 1 Diabetes

Apr 19, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new study by a team at the BD Diabetes Center at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital headed by Harold Starkman, MD, director of pediatric endocrinology, found that teens with poorly controlled Type 1 diabetes can experience anger, frustration and anxiety, fraying the relationships ......
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Watch the birdie: Badminton players at risk for eye injuries

Apr 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Badminton players may be at high risk for serious eye injuries, many of which can bring on permanent vision problems or blindness, according to a study of wounds treated at a Beijing hospital....
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Surgery May Lead To Opioid Dependency For More Than 13,000 Australians Each Year

Apr 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Worldwide, warnings are growing about the widespread misuse of prescription opioids, as the use of this powerful class of painkillers has grown markedly over the past two decades. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, almost 150 people are hospitalised each day due to opioid ......
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Simple Test Can Indicate Prolonged Symptoms Following Pediatric Sports-Related Concussion

Apr 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers from Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado, have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balance test can indicate that children and adolescents will experience prolonged symptoms following sports-related concussion. Thi......
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Ohio Weighs Pros, Cons Of Expanding Hospital Oversight After Patient Overdose Deaths

Apr 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Ohio, the only state that doesn't license all hospitals, is examining more regulation after two hospitals lacked policies to prevent staff members from accessing and administering fatal amounts of painkillers. News on hospitals comes from Kansas, Missouri and Massachusetts, as...
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Hospital Study Finds Substantial Proportion Of Patients And Healthcare Workers Shed Flu Virus Before Symptoms Appear

Apr 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New research examining influenza transmission in a tertiary hospital finds that a substantial proportion of patients and healthcare works shed the flu virus before the appearance of clinical symptoms. The findings, being presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectiou......
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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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How to help patients—and yourself—cope with today’s stress

Apr 18, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
A relentless barrage of news—often frightening and negative—can take a toll on our mental and physical health. Communicators can help people cope in these trying times. The 24/7 news cycle and social media—combined with global violence and heartbreaking stories closer to home—can elevate stress levels in patients and workplaces. Employees in hospitals, schools and government […] The post How to help patients—and yourself—cope with today’s stress appeared first on Health Care...
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