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Article ID: 699152

For Children with Complex Medical Situations, a New Roadmap for Improving Health

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A team of UCLA researchers has developed a set of health outcome measures for children with medical complexity, using a software program that aggregates the latest research and expertise about how to treat their conditions. The team’s work, published in the September issue of the journal Pediatrics, proposes a standard to shape the ideal model of care for such children.

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17-Aug-2018 12:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699140

Statins Associated with Improvement of Rare Lung Disease

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers have found that cholesterol-lowering statins may improve the conditions of people with a rare lung disease called autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. The research also suggested that two new tests could help diagnose the condition.

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16-Aug-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698981

Study: Patients Do Better When Physicians Follow Computerized Alerts

Cedars-Sinai

When physicians follow computer alerts embedded in electronic health records, their hospitalized patients experience fewer complications and lower costs, leave the hospital sooner and are less likely to be readmitted, according to a study of inpatient care.

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14-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698842

Keck Medicine of USC Ranks Highest in Southern California for Cancer Care

Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC leads as Southern California’s highest-ranked cancer care provider, with cancer mortality rates that are the second-lowest in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals report.

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14-Aug-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698935

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Cedars-Sinai Among Top 10 Hospitals

Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2018–19” as one of the 10 best hospitals in the nation. The medical center ranked No. 8 in a select group of 20 Honor Roll hospitals and also had 12 medical specialties ranked nationally in the magazine’s latest hospitals rankings released Tuesday.

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14-Aug-2018 12:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698841

Keck Medicine of USC Hospitals Ranked Among the Country’s Best for 10th Year in a Row

Keck Medicine of USC

U.S. News & World Report’s 2018–2019 Best Hospitals rankings place Keck Medicine of USC hospitals among the top 50 nationwide in nine specialties, the top three in Los Angeles and the top seven in California.

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14-Aug-2018 12:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698855

UCLA Health Hospitals No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 7 in Nation

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

For 29 consecutive years, US News has placed UCLA on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll reserved for those that deliver high-quality care across a range of specialties, procedures and conditions.

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14-Aug-2018 12:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698837

4 Things You Should Be Doing to Avoid Exercise Injuries

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Dr. Pablo Costa, a leading researcher and assistant professor at CSU Fullerton, says these habits could avoid some of the most common sprains and strains.

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10-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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    9-Aug-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698696

Race and Research: How Public Health Experts Can Reduce Racial Bias in Their Work

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

How can public health researchers address racism? That’s the focus of a supplement to the latest issue of the journal Ethnicity & Disease, for which UCLA professor Chandra Ford served as guest editor.

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7-Aug-2018 9:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698562

Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Not Prepared to Diagnose and Treat Common Diseases

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Bangladesh, Haiti, Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania each has fewer than five health facilities that can properly diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, a new UCLA study reports.

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3-Aug-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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