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New Study Explores Physician Attitudes About Use of E-Cigarettes

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Physicians are increasingly discussing and recommending electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) as cessation devices for their patients, but more research needs to be done on their efficacy and safety, according to a new survey of North Carolina physicians published in PLOS ONE.

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Increased Healthcare Compliance Reduces Risk of Death, Says Baylor Trauma Research

New research from the Baylor Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement showed that a hospital’s commitment to implementing best practices significantly improves the quality of care it provides its patients. The study’s findings, which were e-published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, sheds new light on the life-or-death importance of following best practices.

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Research Identifies New Frontiers for Cerebral Palsy Treatment

New research from the Motion and Sports Lab at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas may give children with cerebral palsy better treatment options in the future – and it all starts with looking at how cerebral palsy patients move compared to their peers.

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Cincinnati Children's a 2014 Most-Wired Hospital: Leading the Way to Connect Providers and Patients

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is leading the way as the nation’s health care system transitions to more integrated and patient-centered care, according to the 16th annual Health Care’s Most Wired Survey. Cincinnati Children’s was named to the Hospitals & Health Networks Most Wired list for the fourth year in a row.

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HIV Care Corps

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Hopkins Assistant Professor Jason Farley and his crew chart a course toward a future where nurses lead HIV/AIDS care. Their vessel is now accepting first-class passengers.

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Loyola to Offer Help for Couples Dealing with Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction among couples is common, yet it often goes untreated, according to specialists at Loyola University Health System’s Sexual Wellness Clinic.

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Ablation Increases Survival for Adults with Atrial Fibrillation

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Easing heart palpitations is one benefit of catheter ablation. A longer life span is another. Study shows 60 drop in cardiovascular mortality after successful ablation for atrial fibrillation.

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A Blood Test for Suicide?

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could give doctors a simple blood test to reliably predict a person’s risk of attempting suicide.

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Confidential Discussions Are Key to Improving Teen Health Visits

Teens who have the option to privately and confidentially discuss health concerns with their doctor are more likely to talk about reproductive health, mental health, issues at school, and some self-care topics than they would be in discussions where a parent is present, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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