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Local Economic Factors Affect Opioid Prescribing to Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries

For non-elderly Americans on disability, local prescribing of opioid pain medications is significantly related to county-level economic factors like unemployment and income level, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, APRNs, Healthcare Reform, Legislative Update, NPs

New Laws Increase Access to Healthcare Delivery for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

As 2017 comes to a close, many states have enacted laws and regulations expanding access to healthcare provided by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), according to the 30th Annual Legislative Update in the January issue of The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine, anti-inflammatory drugs, FDA-approved drugs, PLoS Pathogens, Rafick-Pierre Sékaly, HIV, AIDS, Reservoir, Christina Gavegnano, Raymond F. Schinazi, Emory University, NIH, National Institute Of Mental Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, JAK inhibitors

Selective Suppression of Inflammation Could Deplete HIV and Control HIV Activation

A class of anti-inflammatory drugs already FDA-approved for rheumatoid arthritis could “purge” the reservoir of infected immune cells in people infected by HIV, according to new research.

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Embargoed AJPH Research on Hepatitis C and Opioids, Medicaid Expansion and Cancer Diagnoses, ACA and Breastfeeding, Osteoarthritis Increases

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research that links increased hepatitis C numbers to the opioid epidemic, shows Medicaid expansion increasing cancer diagnoses, the ACA expanding breastfeeding and the prevalence of osteoarthritis growing

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overdose deaths, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Researcher Calls West Virginia's Drug Overdose Death Rate Increase ‘Totally Unacceptable’

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ATS Foundation Announces Unrestricted Research Grants to Improve Respiratory Health Worldwide

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The American Thoracic Society Foundation has announced that 16 researchers have been awarded unrestricted research grants totaling more than $1 million to advance pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine around the world. These one-year, $40,000 grants can be used to support basic science, patient-oriented, and public health research.

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Rush Hospitals Receive Five Stars for Quality of Care

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Rush University Medical Center and Rush Copley Medical Center each have received five stars, the highest possible rating, for hospital quality from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS, as the centers are known, published the latest overall ratings for hospitals nationwide on their Hospital Compare website today.

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integrative health, Complementary And Alternative Medicine, Hospital Philanthropy, Wellness

Sara and Chris Connor Donate $6.5 Million to University Hospitals Connor Integrative Health Network

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Announcement of $6.5 million gift from Cleveland philanthropists Sara and Chris Connor for integrative health network at University Hospitals in Northeast Ohio. The will enable UH to recruit a core team of physician leaders to treat patients, educate physicians throughout UH and beyond about how to effectively incorporate integrative therapies into their patient care plans, and conduct research.

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Lab Tests Online Redesigns Website to Improve Patient Access to Crucial Information About Clinical Tests

Lab Tests Online, AACC’s award-winning public resource on laboratory testing, is pleased to announce that it has launched a dynamic redesign of labtestsonline.org to better help patients, caregivers, and medical professionals understand the many lab tests that are an integral part of healthcare.

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Short-Term Relief and Long-Term Consequences Part of Tax Cut and Jobs Act

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