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Kessler Foundation's Dr. Fyffe awarded $590,000 Department of Defense grant
Denise Fyffe, Ph.D., was awarded a three-year grant from the Department of Defense Spinal Cord Injury Research Program to study the care for veterans with spinal cord injury by the Department of Veterans Affairs, comparing data for service-connected injuries with non-service-connected injuries. (2016-03-17)
Parent mentors insure more uninsured children, improve access, eliminate disparities
Randomized trial reveals that parent mentors insure more children faster than traditional Medicaid/CHIP outreach, and children's access to healthcare and parental satisfaction improve, quality of well-child care is enhanced, thousands of dollars are saved per child, jobs are created, disparities are eliminated, and the intervention potentially could save our nation billions of dollars. (2016-03-17)
Healthcare systems must adapt to cope with escalating impact of ageing populations
The head of The Innovation Group, Professor Rene Amalberti, has advised that healthcare systems must adapt in order to cope with our ageing populations. (2016-03-16)
Physical activity found to decrease risk of dying in COPD
Any amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity can effectively reduce the risk of dying after hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study. (2016-03-16)
New electrode for ion concentration analysis
Researchers at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum have developed a new electrode for analyzing lithium ion concentrations. (2016-03-15)
UK's anti-lobbying clause risks jeopardizing public health, warn experts
A move by the UK government to stop lobbying by tax funded bodies could have a serious impact on public health, warn leading researchers in The BMJ today. (2016-03-15)
Parents of premature babies get confidence boost from home-from-hospital project
Researchers from the University of Bristol have found new parents benefit from help to prepare them to bring their premature babies home from hospital. (2016-03-11)
Jessica Tenney, M.D., wins 2016 ACMG Foundation/PerkinElmer Diagnostics travel award
Jessica Tenney, M.D., was honored as the 2016 recipient of the ACMG Foundation/PerkinElmer Diagnostics Travel Award at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics 2016 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Tampa, Fla. (2016-03-11)
Spending on public higher education overlooks net benefits as investment in state's future
Thinking of higher education funding as an investment that lowers costs -- and not as mere consumption spending -- could reframe the debate in Springfield, according to research from Walter W. (2016-03-10)
Cancer research collaboration leads to landmark licensing agreement
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute research has underpinned the development of a new class of drugs that are the subject of one of the largest biotech licensing deals to arise from Australian research. (2016-03-10)
BMJ best practice now with CME/CPD tracking tool
BMJ, one of the world's leading healthcare knowledge providers, announced today that its online decision support tool BMJ Best Practice now features a continuing medical education (CME/CPD) tracking, reporting and accreditation tool. (2016-03-10)
Expert panel urges new approaches to curtail US opioid epidemic
Overprescribing of opioids and opioid addiction are serious and growing public health problems in the US, and are the focus of a new report by an expert panel, entitled 'The American Opioid Epidemic: Population Health Implications and Potential Solutions,' from the National Stakeholder Panel, Jefferson College of Population Health, which is published in a special supplement to Population Health Management. (2016-03-09)
Guiding knee replacement patients to high-volume hospitals could save $4 billion annually
If all patients scheduled for knee replacement were directed to high-volume hospitals for the surgery, it could save the US health-care system between $2.5 and $4 billion annually by the year 2030, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery. (2016-03-04)
Remote orthopaedic care may successfully, cost-effectively treat common conditions
Orthopaedic care for patients living in remote areas may be managed through phone or email, allowing patients to receive treatment without traveling to a larger, urban hospital for care, according to a study presented today at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). (2016-03-04)
Unique outpatient clinic prioritizes physician training and expeditious patient care
The constant tension between time-limited outpatient visits and the need to spend time training future health care providers can result in rushed patient encounters and suboptimal learning for the trainee. (2016-03-02)
They work for stores and airlines -- could customer loyalty programs work in health care too?
When you buy a cup of coffee, an airline ticket or a tank of gas these days, you probably pull out a customer loyalty card without even thinking about it. (2016-03-01)
Penn Nursing awarded grant from Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) today announced that with a new grant of $60,000 from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, matched by $40,000 of its own monies, it will fund the scholarship of five doctoral nursing students in 2016. (2016-02-29)
Elsevier announces the re-launch of one of Germany's oldest medical journals: ZEFQ
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the re-launch of one of Germany's oldest medical journals: ZEFQ -- The Journal of Evidence and Quality in Health Care as an international, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary and cross-professional journal. (2016-02-29)
Extracting value from chaos: The promise of health information technology
A paper from the Regenstrief Institute takes a sweeping look at a variety of categories of health IT including electronic medical records; health information exchange; telemedicine; patient portals and personal health records; mobile devices, wearable sensors and monitors; and social media. (2016-02-29)
Palliative care important for prison population, too
With an increasingly aging prison population, end-of-life care for inmates is becoming a more prominent issue, according to Penn State nursing researchers. (2016-02-26)
Half of elderly colorectal cancer patients receiving value-less treatment
University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that increased treatments, cost and side effects do little to increase survival in elderly advanced stage colorectal cancer patients. (2016-02-25)
Optimizing biofuel production from algae using carbon dioxide emissions
The combustion of fossil fuels drives the world's energy production, but it also emits carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases. (2016-02-24)
Study shows financial engineering could make life-saving drugs more available, affordable
Stratospheric costs for therapies not yet covered by insurance put some drugs out of reach for many patients. (2016-02-24)
Antibiotic stewardship practices widely implemented in VA health-care system
New research highlights the robust presence of antibiotic stewardship practices in most Veterans Administration-affiliated facilities, manifested in both formal and informal policies. (2016-02-24)
Boston University medical student receives the Permanente Journal's Service Quality Award
Justin Slade, a fourth-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine, recently was awarded the 'Permanente Journal Service Quality Award' at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum. (2016-02-23)
New study highlights potential US public health impact of fish oil derived from menhaden
A new study published in Lipid Technology highlights the potential positive impact of consumption of oil derived from menhaden, a US-caught fish high in the omega-3s EPA and DHA, on public health across the country. (2016-02-23)
New study shows emotional cost for parents who put on a happy face for their children
Recent research suggests that parents' attempts to suppress negative and amplify positive emotions during child care can detract from their well-being and high-quality parent-child bonds. (2016-02-23)
Engineering design work focuses on improving quality of bridges
As the United States struggles to pay for expanding and maintaining the nation's transportation infrastructure, a University of Houston research team is proposing changes to the design for bridge construction that could dramatically lower maintenance costs while improving the quality of the bridges. (2016-02-23)
Health care is about to get smarter: The artificial intelligence boom
It is predicted that the use of AI in health care will grow tenfold in the next five years, and not all of the medical applications will be for doctors. (2016-02-23)
Dartmouth researchers invent 'magic wand' to improve healthcare, cybersecurity
Dartmouth College researchers have developed a digital 'magic wand' to improve home healthcare and to prevent hackers from stealing your personal data. (2016-02-19)
Uninsured children most at risk for insufficient health care experiences
Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) examined medical home trends in children's primary care from 2003 to 2012 and found that while this specific healthcare model has improved children's primary care overall, certain aspects of children's patient care experience have worsened. (2016-02-19)
Bariatric surgery before knee replacement cost-effective in improving outcomes in obese patients
A study at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that bariatric surgery prior to total knee replacement is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes in severely obese patients. (2016-02-18)
National hospital hand-washing campaign effective but expensive
A QUT health economics study in 50 Australian hospitals of the impact of a national hand hygiene campaign found many hospital patients were protected from a 'golden staph' infection and at least 96 years of life will be saved each year. (2016-02-18)
Clot removal may save money and limit disability
Adding mechanical clot removal to clot-busting drugs could lower stroke survivors medical bills, decrease government healthcare as well as non-healthcare related costs, and increase the likelihood of the patient returning to work and participating in society, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2016. (2016-02-17)
Cost of effective stroke clot-busting drug outpaces reimbursement
The cost of a widely-used clot-busting drug has more than doubled over the past decade, but Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement lags far behind. (2016-02-17)
Humanitarian Award for Frankfurt-based physician
Professor Kai Zacharowski was presented an award by the Patient Safety Movement Foundation in California alongside US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for his important contribution to reducing the number of preventable patient deaths. (2016-02-15)
EPSRC announces winners of Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards
Nine researchers, working on innovative projects that promise to improve healthcare diagnosis and treatment, across a wide spread of issues, were today announced as the first recipients of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's (EPSRC) Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards. (2016-02-12)
JAMA Oncology: An expert opinion on how to address the skyrocketing prices of cancer drugs
Many patients with cancer find themselves in great financial distress, in part because the costs of cancer-fighting drugs are skyrocketing. (2016-02-11)
The history of hemodialysis sheds light on the ethical use of limited medical resources
As medical research continues to generate new technologies and drugs for a wide variety of uses, questions arise regarding how such resources should be used and who should have access to them. (2016-02-11)
BMJ collaborates with UCSF on e-learning program for researchers
BMJ, a global healthcare knowledge provider, has joined forces with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), a world leader in biomedical research, to provide self-study online modules for doctors and healthcare researchers to develop their research skills and become published authors. (2016-02-10)
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