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Newswise: AI can jump-start radiation therapy for cancer patients

AI can jump-start radiation therapy for cancer patients

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Artificial intelligence can help cancer patients start their radiation therapy sooner – and thereby decrease the odds of the cancer spreading – by instantly translating complex clinical data into an optimal plan of attack.

Channels: All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Cancer, Healthcare, Men's Health,

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27-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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Burden of health care costs greatest among low-income Americans

RAND Corporation

Higher income American households pay the most to finance the nation's health care system, but the burden of payments as a share of income is greatest among households with the lowest incomes, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Channels: All Journal News, Business Ethics, Economics, Healthcare, Nursing, Seniors, In the Home,

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27-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
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Newswise: UM School of Medicine's Shock Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR) Center Announces Leadership Transition

UM School of Medicine's Shock Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR) Center Announces Leadership Transition

University of Maryland Medical Center

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that the UMSOM”s Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research (STAR) Center will begin the next phase of its history with new leadership.

Channels: Healthcare, In the Workplace, Trauma,

Released:
27-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
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What We Know About the Coronavirus

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Experts from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing offer key thoughts for health professionals and citizens alike on how to prevent illness, while remaining ready to tackle an unfolding outbreak.

Channels: All Journal News, Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, China News, Southeast Asia News,

Released:
27-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST
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Newswise: A Brain Link to STI/HIV Sexual Risk: Young women with Low Condom Use During Sex Find Visual Sexual Cues Less Pleasant and Less Evocative

A Brain Link to STI/HIV Sexual Risk: Young women with Low Condom Use During Sex Find Visual Sexual Cues Less Pleasant and Less Evocative

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Data show that young adult women in the United States have high rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that increase their risk of HIV. Though epidemiologic and behavioral factors for risk have been studied, we know very little about brain factors that may be linked to STI/ HIV sexual risk.

Channels: AIDS and HIV, All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Neuro, Nursing, Sex and Relationships, Women's Health,

Released:
27-Jan-2020 2:30 PM EST
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Study Finds Association Between Patient Therapy Time, Length of Stay After Hip Fracture Surgery

George Washington University

Researchers in the George Washington University Advanced Metrics Lab found that a hip fracture patient’s length of stay in a rehabilitation facility has a greater impact on functional independence than therapy time per day

Channels: All Journal News, Bone Health, Healthcare, Nursing, Surgery, JAMA,

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27-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
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South Dakotans Deserve a Physician to Administer Anesthesia

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the South Dakota Society of Anesthesiologists (SDSA) strongly oppose SB 50, which will needlessly dismantle the anesthesia care team model in South Dakota by authorizing nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia without physician supervision. Additionally, the bill will authorize nurse anesthetists to prescribe patients potentially dangerous controlled substances, including opioids, and perform intricate pain medicine procedures all with no physician oversight or involvement.

Channels: All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Government/Law, Healthcare, Nursing, Pain,

Released:
27-Jan-2020 2:15 PM EST
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Newswise: LifeBridge Health Announces New Presidents for                                              Carroll Hospital and Northwest Hospital

LifeBridge Health Announces New Presidents for Carroll Hospital and Northwest Hospital

LifeBridge Health

LifeBridge Health today announced new presidents for two of its hospitals: Garrett Hoover will become president and chief operating officer (COO) of Carroll Hospital in Westminster; Craig Carmichael will become president and chief operating officer of Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. Both will begin their tenures in late March.

Channels: Business Ethics, Healthcare, In the Workplace,

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27-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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