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Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Responds to Office of Inspector General’s Report: Adverse Events in Rehabilitation Hospitals: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses President Cheryl Lehman, PhD RN CNS-BS RN-BC CRRN, offers the following in response to the Office of Inspector General’s recent report, “Adverse Events in Rehabilitation Hospitals: National Incidence Among Medicare Beneficiaries.”

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Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone Leading Important Partnerships with Children, Families & Healthcare Professionals

Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone experts present novel approaches to family-centered care at international conference.

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation Hosts 33rd Annual Sports Classic Golf Tournament

On July 11, Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike’s Subs, chaired Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation’s 33rd annual Sports Classic Golf Tournament at the Deal Golf and Country Club and Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, NJ. The sold-out event hosted 260 golfers, and raised a record-breaking $340,000 in support of cardiovascular programs and other areas of greatest need at Jersey Shore, part of the Hackensack Meridian Health family. Bob Mullen, chief executive office of Structure Tone and J. Scott Ferguson, vice president of Carrickmore, served as co-chairs.

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Novel Compounds Arrested Epilepsy Development in Mice

A team led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of LSU Health New Orleans' Neuroscience Center of Excellence, has developed neuroprotective compounds that may prevent the development of epilepsy. The findings will be published online in Scientific Reports, a Nature journal, on July 22, 2016.

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50 Years Ago This Month, a New Era in Health Care Dawned

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July 1966 holds a special historical significance for those who work to study and improve health care. The landmark event was quiet, but its impact lasts to this day, in the form of better care for Americans of all ages.

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At AACC 2016, Festo Showcases the Latest Automation Solutions for Clinical Diagnostic Equipment

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Festo features at AACC 2016, July 31- Aug. 4 in Philadelphia, the company’s automation solutions for clinical diagnostic equipment. Festo automation lowers manufacturer engineering costs and boosts diagnostic speed and overall performance. (Festo AACC Booth #3939)

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Scientists Use Already-Approved Drugs to Force Cancer Cell Death, How to Decide if Watchful Waiting Is the Right Choice, Some Adolescent Cancer Survivors May Require More Comprehensive Mental Health Screening, and MORE in the Cancer News Source

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HD Monkeys Display Full Spectrum of Symptoms Seen in Humans

Transgenic Huntington's disease monkeys display a full spectrum of symptoms resembling the human disease, ranging from motor problems and neurodegeneration to emotional dysregulation and immune system changes, scientists at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University report.

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Healthcare Regulation Expert Can Speak on US Blocking Megamerger of Aetna, Cigna, Humana and Anthem

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Consumers Treat Superfoods As "Extra Insurance"

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Consumers can be skeptical about new superfoods as they enter the market but still consume them for a bit of "extra insurance" for their health, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

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Doctors of Chiropractic Provide Alternative to Opioids for Pain Management

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During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) in October, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) will build on its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the value of a conservative approach to pain management in the face of the U.S. opioid epidemic with the theme and hashtag #Chiropractic1st.

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Wellness Coaching Can Produce Significant and Long-Term Improvements in Health Behaviors

Making a lifestyle change can be a daunting task, as an overwhelming amount of popular health trends seem unsustainable at best and, at worst, could be dangerous. However, promising results of a study conducted by Mayo Clinic experts suggests that one of these latest trends ─ wellness coaching ─ can produce substantial lifestyle improvements that align with an individual’s personal values and foster confidence to sustain these changes after the program has concluded.

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Columbia University to Provide Data & Research Support for NIH Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

Columbia University Medical Center will play an important role in the launch and operations of the Data and Research Support Center for the NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative® (PMI) Cohort Program—a landmark study of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors affecting the health of one million or more U.S. participants.

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Majority of Physicians Have Favorite Patients, Study Finds

Physicians like the majority of their patients, but a majority like some more than others, a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.

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Personal Physician to the Dalai Lama to Speak About Compassion in Medicine at UofL White Coat Ceremony

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Barry Kerzin, M.D., personal physician to the Dalai Lama and founder of the Altruism in Medicine Institute, will address the 156 members of the incoming class of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and guests at the school’s White Coat Ceremony on Sunday, July 24. Kerzin, an American trained physician and Buddhist monk, will speak to the students about cultivating and preserving the desire to help others.

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Awarded Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Center

Jersey Shore is the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in Monmouth and Ocean Counties and is the leading regional provider for advanced stroke care

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UTHealth Receives Grant to Optimize Health Care Services Provided by Mobile Clinics

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The National Science Foundation has awarded $250,000 to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for a project that will help mobile health clinics in Houston optimize their health care services using geographic, socio-economic and epidemiological data.

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Beware of Antioxidants, Warns Scientific Review

The lay press and thousands of nutritional products warn of oxygen radicals or oxidative stress and suggest taking so-called antioxidants to prevent or cure disease. Professor Pietro Ghezzi at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Professor Harald Schmidt at the University of Maastricht have analyzed the evidence behind this. The result is a clear warning: do not take these supplements unless a clear deficiency is diagnosed by a healthcare professional.

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Dr. Jennifer Sun, Investigator in the Section of Vascular Biology, Receives RPB Physician-Scientist Award from Research to Prevent Blindness

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Jennifer K. Sun, M.D., MPH, Investigator in the Section on Vascular Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center, an Ophthalmologist in Beetham Eye Institute (BEI) at Joslin Diabetes Center and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, has been granted an RPB Physician-Scientist Award by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB).

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Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Ranks as One of the Best in the Nation According to U.S. News & World Report

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore takes its place for the ninth year in a row on the U.S. News & World Report list of the nation’s best children’s hospitals.