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ACS introduces a new standardized program for hospitals devoted to high-quality surgical care for older adults

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The American College of Surgeons launched its new Geriatric Surgery Verification (GSV) Program at the ACS Quality and Safety Conference.

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19-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 716060

Music Can Be a Viable Alternative to Medications in Reducing Anxiety Before Anesthesia Procedures

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Music is a viable alternative to sedative medications in reducing patient anxiety prior to an anesthesia procedure, according to a Penn Medicine study published today in the journal Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine.

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Article ID: 716071

Space research helps patients on Earth with low blood pressure condition

UT Southwestern Medical Center

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaching, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are publishing heart-related space research that helps us to understand the problem of low blood pressure.

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Newswise: Ivacaftor May Reduce Common Infections in Patients with CF
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Ivacaftor May Reduce Common Infections in Patients with CF

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Patients with cystic fibrosis who take ivacaftor appear to have fewer respiratory infections over time than those not taking the drug, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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16-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715985

Lancet Series on Oral Health, Co-authored by NYU Dentistry’s Habib Benzian, Calls for “Radical Reform” of Oral Healthcare

New York University

A special Lancet Series on Oral Health, published today in The Lancet, presents an “urgent need for radical reform” of oral healthcare to prioritize prevention and integrate dentistry into primary care. The series is comprised of two papers, both co-authored by Habib Benzian, DDS, MScDPH, PhD, the associate director of global health and policy for NYU College of Dentistry’s World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Quality-improvement, Evidence-based Dentistry—the only WHO Collaborating Center on oral health in the Americas.

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18-Jul-2019 1:30 PM EDT
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August is Kids Eat Right Month™

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

August is Kids Eat Right Month™, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and their families.

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Article ID: 715671

Higher Kidney Function at Dialysis Initiation Linked with Greater Risk of Death in Children

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In an analysis of information on children with kidney failure who began dialysis in the United States between 1995 and 2015, the risk of death was 1.36 times higher among children with higher kidney function at dialysis initiation. • The risk of death was even greater for children with higher kidney function who initiated treatment with hemodialysis rather than peritoneal dialysis. • In more recent years, children have been started on dialysis with higher kidney function.

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12-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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