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Getting to Know You

Penn Medicine hospitals in Philadelphia recently made substantial updates to its electronic health records – the first update in 10 years – asking for additional patient demographic information. This includes additional race/ethnicity information, as well as gender identity, and relationship status, among other information. The aim is to improve care, and although we are leaders locally in this area, it follows a trend nationally as more and more health systems find ways to follow national Healthy People 20/20 recommendations as well as the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Medicine) National Academies report on what to collect on patients’ background and characteristics.

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The Nursing Workforce is Growing More Diverse and Educated, Finds NYU Meyers Study

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More males and people of color are entering nursing, and more nurses are earning bachelor’s degrees compared with a decade ago, according to a new study by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing researchers.

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Inpatient Satisfaction Improved by Five-Minute Intervention, Study Finds

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As hospitals seek to improve inpatient satisfaction, one effective way takes only a few minutes and no expensive equipment. A study at the University of Virginia School of Medicine recently found that a daily five-minute conversation that focused on hospitalized patients “as people” significantly improved their satisfaction with their medical care.

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Centers for Wound Healing at Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center, Jersey Shore Medical Center and Ocean Medical Center Garner Awards

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The Centers for Wound Healing at Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, N.J., Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J. and Ocean Medical Center in Brick, N.J. are excited to receive a Center of Excellence award and to have been named Centers of Distinction by Healogics, Inc., a company with an expertise in wound healing that works for the advancement of wound healing treatment. To be classified as a Center of Distinction, a center must demonstrate excellence in key performance areas including patient satisfaction, healing rate, and healing time.

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Thriving at Home: One Year After a Marathon Surgery to Separate Them, Formerly Conjoined Twins Jadon and Anias McDonald “Achieve New Milestones Every Day”

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October 14 marks one year since complete separation of Jadon and Anias McDonald at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore

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Mount Sinai Opens New Multi-Specialty Practice in Queens with Ribbon Cutting and Health Fair

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The Mount Sinai Health System is opening a new state-of-the-art medical practice to serve the Rego Park/Forest Hills community.

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Hibernating Ribosomes Help Bacteria Survive

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In the second of two high-profile articles published in recent weeks, SLU scientist Mee-Ngan F. Yap, Ph.D, continues to uncover the secrets of how ribosomes hibernate under stressful conditions.

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Physician’s Near-Death Patient Experience Chronicled in Memoir, Inspired Campaign to Boost More Effective Communication

A Henry Ford Hospital physician whose near-death patient experience inspired an organizational campaign to help health professionals communicate more effectively with patients has chronicled her story in a captivating memoir.

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Common Acid Reflux Medications Promote Chronic Liver Disease

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Approximately 10 percent of Americans take a proton pump inhibitor drug to relieve symptoms of frequent heartburn and acid reflux. That percentage can be much higher for people with chronic liver disease. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered evidence in mice and humans that these medications alter gut bacteria in a way that promotes three types of chronic liver disease. The study is published October 10 in Nature Communications.

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Cells That Die with a Bang Contribute to High Death Rate in Bloodstream Infections

Cells lining blood vessels in the lungs that are exposed to bacterial toxins don’t die easy, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.







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