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"Fear of Falling Can Cause You to Fall." Tips to Help Older Adults Prevent Falls

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Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and more...

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A Day in the Life of Hank the Therapy Dog at Seattle Children's

Ever wonder what it’s like to walk in the ‘shoes’, or rather the ‘paw prints’, of a furry friend? Seattle Children's features one of the incredible canine and human companion pairs that bring joy and comfort to the hospital each week through their Visiting Dog Program.

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Media Alert: Association for Molecular Pathology to Participate in Senate Hearing and Congressional Briefing to Educate Lawmakers on Laboratory Developed Procedures and their Benefit to Patient Care

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, non-profit organization serving molecular diagnostic professionals, today announced two upcoming events designed to help engage key stakeholders and educate lawmakers about the vital role laboratory developed procedures (LDPs) play in patient care.

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Virginia Mason Institute Introduces New Course on Preventing Never Events

/PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Mason Institute's new course for health care leaders, Learning From Never Events: Aligning an Organization Around Safety, is designed to help organizations engage leaders and frontline staff in new ways to improve patient safety. A deeply reflective learning experience, the course doesn't simply study patient safety incidents. It explores, in a unique way, how health care systems and culture meet, and it helps leaders see how to best assess and improve organizational safety for patients.

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New Technology Could Be Game Changer for Providing a ‘Voice’ for Hospitalized Patients

There are almost 800,000 patients in the U.S. who are intubated and require mechanical ventilation annually. More than half of these patients are awake, alert and desperately attempting to communicate with nurses, physicians and their loved ones. Current methods to assist patients with their communication needs are either antiquated, time consuming or just cumbersome.

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Acetaminophen Not Associated with Worse Asthma in Kids

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Children with mild, persistent asthma did not have worse asthma symptoms after taking acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) for pain or fever, compared to using ibuprofen (e.g., Advil), according to the results of a randomized, double-blind clinical trial recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Wearable Tracker Keeps Tabs on Patients, Soldiers

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Wearable sensing device tracks movements, ambient environment, bio-signals and more.

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Three Years and Counting: Sustaining the Gains for Patient Safety in a Critical Care Unit

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Virginia Mason Institute, a leading lean education resource for health care organizations, published a quality improvement story that describes how a multidisciplinary team at Virginia Mason achieved 36 months of 100 percent compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) measures for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis for their intensive care patients.

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Scientists Report on Safe, Non-Addictive Opioid Analgesic in Animal Model

Since the isolation of morphine from opium in the 19th century, scientists have hoped to find a potent opioid analgesic that isn’t addictive and doesn’t cause respiratory arrest with increased doses.

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Sensor Systems Identify Senior Citizens at Risk of Falling Within Three Weeks

Each year, millions of people—especially those 65 and older—fall. Such falls can be serious, leading to broken bones, head injuries, hospitalizations or even death. Now, researchers from the Sinclair School of Nursing and the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri found that sensors that measure in-home gait speed and stride length can predict likely falls. This technology can assist health providers to detect changes and intervene before a fall occurs within a three-week period.

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Critical Care Nursing Journals Provide Insights, Commentary on Healthcare Issues

Each issue of Critical Care Nurse and the American Journal of Critical Care includes editorials and columns that their 100,000-plus readers rely on for insights and answers to some of healthcare’s toughest challenges. As a testament to their quality, the journals recently received awards from three leading industry groups.

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UCLA Study Shows Eye Tracking May Make Better Nurses

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A new study by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing shows that using eye-tracking technology could improve nursing education by reducing the role of subjective assessments and by providing more consistent evaluations.

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Study Examines 'Weekend Effect' in Emergency Surgery Patients

Research has pointed to a 'weekend effect' in which patients admitted to the hospital on Saturdays or Sundays are more likely to die than those admitted on week days. A new study has now assessed whether a weekend effect exists in a specified population: patients admitted for emergency general surgery.

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Most Patients Taking Warfarin Long-Term Do Not Maintain Stable INR Values

In a study appearing in the August 9 issue of JAMA, Sean D. Pokorney, M.D., M.B.A., Eric D. Peterson, M.D., M.P.H., of Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., and colleagues examined whether patients receiving warfarin who have stable international normalized ratio (INR) values remain stable over time.

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American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Honors Nurse Scientist for Patient Safety Research

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The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses has selected Elizabeth Henneman as its 2017 Distinguished Research Lecturer. An associate professor at the University of Massachusetts College of Nursing, Henneman is widely known for her research on how nurses and physicians recover medical errors at the point of care.

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Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University to Form Collaborative Research Teams Through New Team Science Grants

PHOENIX and TEMPE, Ariz. — Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University’s (ASU) research leadership announce the launch of a new grant program that will team up research scientists and clinicians from both institutions to develop transformative solutions for patients.

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Doctors, Nurses and Staff Host a Sneak Preview Quinceanera Celebration for Formerly Conjoined Guatemalan Twins Josie Hull and Teresa Cajas

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Doctors, nurses and staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) got a special treat earlier this week – a sneak preview of the Quinceanera gowns worn by two very special patients – formerly conjoined twins Josie Hull and Teresa Cajas. The girls were famously separated at the skull in a surgery in 2002.

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Advancing Patient Care through Laboratory Excellence: Beckman Coulter Showcases Integrated Product-Service Solutions at 2016 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo

Beckman Coulter Addresses Critical Factors for Clinical Laboratories to Move Healthcare Forward

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Beckman Coulter and Augusta University’s Medical Center Sign Fifteen Year Agreement Collaborating on Innovative Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes

The first of its kind alliance provides Augusta University’s medical center with unprecedented access to the full suite of diagnostic products and world-class business services available from Beckman Coulter’s parent company, Danaher Corporation.







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