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NCCN Publishes New Patient Education Resources about Myelodysplastic Syndromes

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and NCCN Quick Guide™ series outline disease basics, testing, and treatment information about MDS so patients can make well-informed decisions about their cancer care.

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Nancy Lee, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Joins Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer

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Nancy Lee, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, will join Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) as senior vice president and chief clinical officer (CCO), effective July 5, 2016.

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Latest Research on Physical Therapy in ICU Setting a "Surprising Reversal"

In a surprising about-face, researchers have determined that a protocol providing physical therapy to ICU patients did not shorten hospital length of stay. The study, which is the largest to-date, reversed the findings from earlier pilot studies.

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Study Finds Decrease in Uninsured Hospital Patients, Increase in Those with Medicaid

In a study appearing in the June 21 issue of JAMA, Matthew M. Davis, M.D., M.A.P.P., of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and colleagues examined changes in insurance coverage among hospitalized nonelderly adults after Michigan expanded Medicaid coverage in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Long-Term Opioids May Not Be Best Pain Management Option for All Sickle Cell Patients

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In a small study looking at pain assessments in adults with sickle cell disease, researchers at Johns Hopkins says overall, those treated long-term with opioids often fared worse in measures of pain, fatigue and curtailed daily activities than those not on long-term opioids.

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Wolters Kluwer to Publish Pediatric Quality and Safety

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce the new open-access journal, Pediatric Quality and Safety, launched online on June 16, 2016.

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Mercy Medical Center’s Nursing Excellence Once Again Honored with Prestigious Magnet® Recognition

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Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, a nationally renowned medical institution named one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. by Thomson Reuters, has re-earned the coveted “Magnet®” recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®.

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How Patients-Practitioners Communicate About Infertility Focus of Research

With the prevalence of infertility cases, how caregivers and patients communicate around this medical condition takes on greater importance, which is why two UNC Charlotte researchers are investigating ways to improve discourse on the subject.

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Nonin Medical® Introduces Apple® iOS-Compatible NoninConnect™ Elite Model 3240 Bluetooth® Smart Wireless Finger Pulse Oximeter

/PRNewswire/ -- Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced it has globally launched the NoninConnect™ Elite Model 3240 Bluetooth® Smart wireless finger pulse oximeter for clinicians and their patients.

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St. Jude Becomes First Children’s Hospital in U.S. To Earn CAP ISO15189 Accreditation

The Department of Pathology has been accredited by The College of American Pathologists (CAP), a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)-approved accreditation authority.

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In-Hospital Mobility Program Proves Successful for Patients’ Posthospital Function

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A UAB study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows patients’ mobility while hospitalized helps maintain daily activity in older adults.

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Pharmacist Association Calls for Ban on Prescription Drug Advertising

At the annual meeting of the ASHP House of Delegates during ASHP’s 2016 Summer Meetings and Exhibition this week in Baltimore, ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) approved a policy calling on Congress to ban all direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising of prescription drugs and medication-containing devices.

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Solutions to Nurse Staffing Challenges Require Creativity, Commitment

Responses from more than 400 nurses at a recent national summit held by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses highlight the frequency and scope of challenges related to nurse staffing.

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Researchers Call for Better Prevention, Screening, Monitoring and Managing Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

In an editorial letter being published in the June 14 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, experts at Rush are calling upon federal and state government agencies, health care facilities and social service and health professional organizations to develop better programs for preventing, screening, monitoring and managing elder abuse in nursing homes.

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Mesothelioma Surgery Improves Quality of Life, Study Finds

Many mesothelioma patients avoid surgery for fear it will degrade their quality of life. But a study has found just the opposite: Patients who underwent an operation called pleurectomy and decortication (PD) generally reported their quality of life improved after surgery.

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Narrow Wavelength of UV Light Safely Kills Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Finds Columbia’s Center for Radiological Research

Scientists from Columbia University’s Center for Radiological Research have shown that a narrow wavelength of ultraviolet light safely killed drug-resistant MRSA bacteria in mice, suggesting its potential to reduce surgical site infections.

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Bleeding Hearts Predict Future Heart Failure

The amount a heart ‘bleeds’ following a heart attack can predict the severity of future heart failure, according to research presented today at the British Cardiovascular Conference, in Manchester.

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New Strategies Needed to Improve Outcomes for ICU Survivors

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A series of articles in the journal AACN Advanced Critical Care focuses on the potential crisis related to post intensive care syndrome (PICS).

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Two New Studies Show NHS Weekend Effect Among Heart Patients

Patients suffering from the most common form of heart rhythm disorder who are admitted to NHS hospital over the weekend face a higher risk of dying over the next five years than those admitted during normal hours. The new research was led by Dr Rahul Potluri, founder of the ACALM study unit at Aston University, and presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference today.