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As Patient Handling Injury Rates Remain High, Schools Teach Outdated Methods

Nov 17, 2018 , American Journal of Nursing
The old-fashioned way to reposition patients. I haven’t seen draw sheets in hospitals for years now. “Back in my day,” those narrow sheets we placed across the middle of the bed were considered essential to patient care. Draw sheets were easier to change than the full sheet and they kept the bed neat. They always [...] The post As Patient Handling Injury Rates Remain High, Schools Teach Outdated Methods appeared first on Off the...
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A grandpa's hope for hemophilia cure leads him to gene therapy clinical trial

Nov 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
BioMarin's clinical trial of a gene therapy for hemophilia is providing hope to patients with the disease. It is an experimental treatment that uses a virus to deliver a healthy copy of a gene to make up for one that causes excessive...
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Why Are So Few COPD Patients Getting Vital Rehab Treatment?

Nov 17, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Why Are So Few COPD Patients Getting Vital Rehab Treatment?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/15/2018 12:00:00...
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A New 'Buddy System' Of Nurse Education Gets High Marks From Students

Nov 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new "buddy system" of nursing education -- in which two students work together as one nurse to share ideas, set priorities and make clinical decisions for patient care in the "real world" of nursing -- is effective, according to a study by Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing in......
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North Carolina-Based Hospital System Atrium Health Settles Antitrust Lawsuit With Justice Department

Nov 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The suit is part of a broader trend of regulators more carefully scrutinizing contracts between hospital systems and health insurers to prevent insurers from steering patients to certain health care providers. Hospital news comes out of Texas, Illinois and Massachusetts, as well....
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Novartis' blood disorder drug gets FDA approval for expanded use

Nov 17, 2018 , Reuters
Novartis AG said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of its low platelets drug to treat patients with a rare, genetic blood disorder....
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Pharmacist-administered immunization opportunities are expanding

Nov 17, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The National Community Pharmacist Association’s John Beckner writes that pharmacists can continue to play a pivotal role in administering immunizations and improving patient health Read More...
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Key AstraZeneca lung cancer treatment misses study goal

Nov 17, 2018 , Reuters
AstraZeneca said on Friday its immunotherapy drug Imfinzi did not meet the main goal of improving survival rates for patients with the most advanced form of lung cancer, putting pressure on its shares....
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Interoperability now a possibility for most acute-care providers

Nov 17, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
CommonWell members and Carequality participants will now have an easier time exchanging patient data, an example of vendor-driven...
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Alphabet stops its project to create a glucose-measuring contact lens for diabetes patients

Nov 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
Verily, Alphabet's life sciences unit, found it more challenging than expected to measure glucose levels in tears. Especially once it started testing its device outside of the...
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Nexus gets FDA nod for generic Trisenox

Nov 17, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Nexus is offering a generic version of Teva's Trisenox for intravenous use in leukemia patients. Read More...
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FDA clears new indication for Adcetris

Nov 17, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Seattle Genetics' Adcetris injection (brentuximab vedotin) has received the FDA's nod to be used in combination with chemotherapy for adult patients with certain types of peripheral T-cell lymphoma. Read More...
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Primary Care Doctors Should Screen Adult Patients for Unhealthy Drinking: Task Force

Nov 16, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Primary Care Doctors Should Screen Adult Patients for Unhealthy Drinking: Task ForceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2018 12:00:00...
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Why You Should Care About Big Data This Flu Season

Nov 16, 2018 , Forbes
Could Twitter help predict how bad flu season will be? What can walk-in clinics tell us about where the worst of the virus will peak? Let’s take a look at how big data could transform patient diagnosis, vaccine development and epidemic prevention through a lens we all know too well: flu...
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Free Glucose Monitors For Type 1 Diabetics

Nov 16, 2018 , Forbes
Coinciding with World Diabetes Day, the National Health Service (NHS) in England is providing funding for Flash Glucose Monitors (FGM) for Type 1 Diabetic (T1D) patients. The move is set to change the lives of tens of thousands of people in the...
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PQA partnership will create rubric for patient-centered quality measurement

Nov 16, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Pharmacy Quality Alliance is collaborating with NHC and NQF to create a patient-engagement rubric specific to quality measurement. Read More...
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Heart Failure Patients Shouldn't Stop Meds Even if Condition Improves: Study

Nov 16, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Heart Failure Patients Shouldn't Stop Meds Even if Condition Improves: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2018 12:00:00...
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China’s Ping An Good Doctor and Thailand’s BDMS sign MoU to meet demands of Chinese users

Nov 16, 2018 , Mobile Health News
China's leading one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor announced today the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangkok Dusit Medical Service (BDMS), the largest healthcare network in Thailand. The two medical service giants will integrate and exchange their experienced medical resources online and offline, and provide one-stop healthcare services for millions of Chinese...
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More than 100 digital health and care tools evaluated against key standards for NHS Apps Library

Nov 15, 2018 lpostelnicu@himss.org (Leontina Postelnicu), Mobile Health News
Approximately 120 apps are currently being evaluated by NHS Digital and two external assessors against key standards to be added to an NHS resource of trusted digital health and care tools for patients, citizens, healthcare professionals, and...
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A Patient Complained About The Cost Of Her Medical Care. Here's How Her Doctor Responded.

Nov 15, 2018 , Forbes
There's an an overlooked cost of our inscrutably expensive healthcare system. Patients and providers are losing trust in pharmaceutical companies and in third-party...
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