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Article ID: 697426

Lowering Hospitals’ Medicare Costs Proves Difficult

Washington University in St. Louis

A payment system that provides financial incentives for hospitals that reduce health-care costs for Medicare patients did not lower costs as intended, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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HIV Expert: “Stop Enabling HIV Epidemic, Normalize Testing”

New York Institute of Technology

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UCI-Led Study Finds Therapy Dogs Effective in Reducing Symptoms of ADHD

University of California, Irvine

In a first of its kind randomized trial, researchers from the UCI School of Medicine found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. The study’s main outcomes were recently published by the American Psychological Association in the Society of Counseling Psychology’s Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin (HAIB). Additional new findings were presented at the International Society for Anthrozoology 2018 Conference held July 2-5 in Sydney, Australia.

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Keck Hospital of USC Achieves Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Hospital of USC has joined a select group of health care facilities in achieving Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), one of the highest honors in nursing excellence.

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Pregnancy History May Be Tied to Alzheimer’s Disease

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A woman’s history of pregnancy may affect her risk of Alzheimer’s disease decades later, according to a study published in the July 18, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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'Billiken Rag' Celebrates SLU's Mascot

Saint Louis University

At the start of the 20th century, two popular trends collided to make one unique piece of pop culture.

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The Medical Minute: Staying Safe While Camping and Hiking

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

A little preparation and an understanding of safety can go a long way to avoid potential pitfalls that come with enjoying hiking and camping.

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In the Ocean's Twilight Zone, Tiny Organisms May Have Giant Effect on Earth's Carbon Cycle

Florida State University

In a study that challenges scientists preconceptions about the global carbon cycle, researchers find that tiny organisms deep in the ocean's twilight zone may play an outsize part in the circulation of carbon.

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Prolonged Opioid Use Before Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery Increases Risk of Poor Outcomes

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly higher risk of being readmitted to the hospital and of undergoing repeat joint-replacement surgery, compared to patients with no preoperative opioid use, reports a study in the July 18 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

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