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Standing Up for Weight Management

Alternating positions between standing and sitting while performing deskwork could make the difference in whether the thin red needle in your bathroom scale tilts to the left or the right of your goal weight.

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Aging, Gerontology, Law Enforcement, Medicine And Health

New Study: A Majority of Older Adults in Jail Have Distressing Health Symptoms

More than 550,000 adults 55-years-old and older are arrested and detained every year--and that number is increasing rapidly. Yet we know very little about the special health burdens in this population. In a first of its kind study, researchers report that two-thirds of incarcerated older adults experience at least one health-related distressing symptom, such as a chronic disease, physical pain, or emotional suffering.

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Scripps Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center Announce Partnership to Create Clinically Integrated Cancer Program

Scripps Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have reached a partnership agreement to create Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program in San Diego that will provide adult cancer patients greater access to the most advanced oncology care available throughout Southern California.

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Discover New Lean Tools in Virginia Mason Institute's November Training Sessions

Virginia Mason Institute, a leading lean education resource for health care organizations worldwide, is presenting two interactive training courses in November 2016.

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Mount Sinai to Serve as Official Medical Services Provider for Athletes at the 2016 US Open

Mount Sinai Health System orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, and radiologists will use the latest technology to care for athletes at this year’s US Open. This is the fourth year in a row that Mount Sinai is serving as the official medical services provider for the tournament.

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What Is Haptic? The Society for Simulation in Healthcare Publishes First-Ever Healthcare Simulation Dictionary

The first-ever Healthcare Simulation Dictionary, a project of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) has been published and is now available online, the society announced today [June 10].

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New NCCN Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria Published for Eight Cancer Types

NCCN Imaging AUC™ provide a single access point for all oncology imaging recommendations within the NCCN Guidelines; currently, NCCN Imaging AUC™ are available for 20 cancer types.

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Value in Health, Cost Effectiveness In Medical Care, cost effectiveness research, Cardiology, Oncology, Lou Garrison, Mark Hlatky, Peter Yu, Michael Drummond

US Health Care System Begins to Embrace Cost Effectiveness as a Central Component of “Value”

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ISPOR announced today the publication of a series of articles suggesting that the application of cost-effectiveness analysis for health care decision making in the US may be approaching critical mass. This special themed section was published in the July/August 2016 in Value in Health.

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Integrating Mental & Physical Health Services Through Primary Care Teams Results in Better Outcomes & Lower Costs, New Study Finds

A major new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that delivering integrated mental and physical healthcare in team-based primary care settings at Intermountain Healthcare results in better clinical outcomes for patients, lower rates of healthcare utilization, and lower costs.

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Researchers Report New Zika Complication

New Orleans, LA - Dr. John England, Professor and Chair of Neurology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and colleagues in Honduras and Venezuela have reported a new neurological complication of infection with the Zika virus. They described the first confirmed case of Zika-associated sensory polyneuropathy in a paper published online by the Journal of the Neurological Sciences, available at http://www.jns-journal.com/article/S0022-510X(16)30535-4/abstract.

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Telemedicine Could Improve Eye Exam Access for People with Diabetes

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People with diabetes need vision screening every year to prevent blindness. What if the eye doctor came to them?

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Obesity, Overweight, Public Health, Mortality and longevity, Health Risks, Weight, Body Mass Index (Bmi)

A Few Extra Pounds Can’t Hurt You — or Can They?

Being overweight increases the chances of premature death, said Jonathan Samet of USC. His statement is backed by a four-continent effort involving 239 studies and data from 10.6 million people. The study — one of the largest to date — runs counter to the results of a JAMA, which found that being overweight actually adds to one’s life span.

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UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network: Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial Results

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the 2015 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model that show physicians, hospitals and health care providers participating in Accountable Care Organizations continue to make significant improvements in the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, while achieving cost savings.

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NDSU, Sanford Health Select Human Health Research Grant Recipients

Three research projects have received $250,000 in seed funding from the Sanford Health NDSU Collaborative Seed Grant program.

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Investigating the Relationship Between Low Physical Activity and Psychotic Symptoms

Physical activity can help reduce cardiovascular disease and premature mortality in people with psychological problems. However, there is limited data on exercise in people with serious mental disorders, especially from low- and middle-income countries. This study explored whether complying with the World Health Organization recommendations of 150 minutes of moderate-vigorous exercise per week is related to psychotic symptoms or the diagnosis of a psychosis.

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Atmospheric Science (Climate; Pollution/Remediation), Toxicology, Public Health, Cardiology, Health Care

Latest Research Reveals Sitting in Traffic Jams Is Officially Bad for You

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With millions of motorists set to hit the road for the bank holiday weekend, drivers have been urged to close windows and turn off fans while in traffic jams to avoid breathing in dangerously high levels of air pollution. Latest research from the University of Surrey has shown that simple adjustment to your car's ventilation system while sitting in traffic jams can greatly affect your exposure to toxic fumes by up to 76%.

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Atheroclerosis, Cardiovascular Disease, High Blood Pressure, Amyloid Beta, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Physiology

Stiff Arteries Linked with Memory Problems, Mouse Study Suggests

Using a new mouse model, researchers have found that stiffer arteries can also negatively affect memory and other critical brain processes. The findings, which may eventually reveal how arterial stiffness leads to Alzheimer’s and other diseases involving dementia, will be presented at the American Physiological Society’s Inflammation, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease conference.

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MD Anderson Plans Free Making Cancer History® Seminar in Atlanta

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center presents it Making Cancer History® Seminar, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, 3300 Peachtree Rd. NE. MD Anderson cancer experts will discuss the institution’s mission to end cancer through the latest treatment, research, prevention and education strategies advanced by the Moon Shots Program, a comprehensive effort to rapidly reduce cancer deaths and transform patient care.

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Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Brown Fat, beige fat, Metabolism

Calorie-Burning ‘Good’ Fat Can Be Protected, Says Study

Preventing cells of beige fat — a calorie-burning tissue that can help to ward off obesity and diabetes — from digesting their own mitochondria traps them in a beneficial, energy-burning state. In mice, this successfully protected against obesity and pre-diabetic symptoms, raising hopes for future applications in human patients.

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ASTRO Supports Cancer Research by Awarding $36,500 to 44 Scientists and Clinicians Presenting Studies at Its 2016 Annual Meeting

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 44 cancer researchers and clinicians to receive a total of $36,500 in individual awards for studies being presented at the Society’s annual scientific meeting.







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