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  • Too much' brain calcium may cause Parkinson's

    Insights from a new study by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom about the role of calcium in brain cells' signaling mechanisms brings us closer to understanding the causes of Parkin...


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  • Cutting back on carbs could help treat fatty liver disease

    Cutting down on pasta, potatoes, and other such carbohydrate-rich foods has become a popular plan for weight loss. However, according to a new study, a carb-restricted diet may offer other health bene...


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  • Single dads twice as likely to die prematurely

    A large-scale study has compared the lifestyle and mortality risk of single dads with those of partnered parents and single moms. The findings are now published in the journal The Lancet Public Health...


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  • Just 1 hour of gaming may improve attention

    The brain can be affected by just 1 hour of playing video games, according to new research published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. The study which was conducted by scientists from th...


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  • What Trump's budget proposal means for hospitals

    The federal budget unveiled by President Trump includes sweeping changes to federal health agencies but also brings welcome funding in key areas. “We’re concerned with the direction the ad...


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  • How the VA is improving patient care through connected tech, teleheath

    Since his appointment in early 2017, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, has made modernizing the agency a top priority. Shulkin has taken a number of steps to accomplish ...


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  • Boxing Fever Grips Thailand's Boys but Doctors Raise Health Concerns

    Loud cheers erupt as two boys trade punches at a boxing ring in Thailand's northeastern province of Buriram. After dominating five rounds, the winner is declared; 11-year-old Nanthawat Promsod, wh...


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  • Babies Face Higher SIDS Risk in Certain States

    Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) claims the lives of some 3,500 babies in the United States each year, but its toll is far heavier in some states than others, health officials report. "Despit...


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  • Clariant: Humidity-Control Packaging

    When Clariant first introduced the ‘EQ’ concept, it offered only packets and canisters. Now it has doubled the size of its portfolio of humidity-control packaging solutions and made them a...


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EVENTS

Conferences

3rd Annual Infection Control, Sterilization and Decontamination in Healthcare Congress

3RD ANNUAL INFECTION CONTROL, STERILIZATION AND DECONTAMINATION IN HEALTHCARE CONGRESS

February 21-22, 2018
Based on the survey on 1,000 hospitals in 33 countries, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) estimates that that on any given day, one in 18 patients in a European hospital has healthcare-associated infection (HAIs). Most the countries (26 out of 33) reported the major three typ...

10th International Conference on Vascular Dementia

10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VASCULAR DEMENTIA

February 22-23, 2018
Vascular dementia, otherwise called multi-infarct dementia MID and vascular intellectual impedance VCI, is dementia caused by issues in the supply of blood to the mind, normally a progression of minor strokes.

2018 North American Agricultural Safety Summit

2018 NORTH AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL SAFETY SUMMIT

February 21-23, 2018
Get ready for an agricultural safety and health meeting unlike any other! The North American Agricultural Safety Summit will match safety interventions with production practices and emerging safety issues.

2018 Western Forum for Migrant & Community Health

2018 WESTERN FORUM FOR MIGRANT & COMMUNITY HEALTH

February 22-24, 2018
The Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health is an annual conference bringing together health professionals from migrant and community health centers and allied organizations for the purposes of education and training, information and resource sharing, coalition building, and program and polic...

2017 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting

2017 AANS ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

April 22-26, 2017
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The theme for the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting is Neurosurgery: A World of Innovation. In addition to highlighting the latest in neurosurgical science and practice, this meeting explores the educational and technological advances that are transf...

Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium

MULTIDISCIPLINARY BREAST CANCER SYMPOSIUM

February 18-18, 2017
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This FREE educational event – featuring both UC Health and national pancreatic cancer experts – will include sessions on: Latest developments in pancreatic cancer research, screening, evaluation and treatment, Survivorship care and stress management strategies, Personalized treatment app...

4th Annual USC Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium

4TH ANNUAL USC MULTIDISCIPLINARY BREAST CANCER SYMPOSIUM

January 28-28, 2017
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Since the 1950s we have been producing tools that harness the power of X-ray energy to benefit humankind. In recent decades, we have pioneered developments in the fields of radiotherapy, radiosurgery, X-ray tube technology, digital image detectors, cargo screening, and non-destructive testing. We ha...

War on Cancer 2016

WAR ON CANCER 2016

December 06-06, 2016
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The Economist Events' War on Cancer 2016 will explore solutions to the mismatch in progress and delivery in cancer care across Europe. We'll bring you innovative approaches to cancer prevention and treatment, solutions to overcome shortcomings in delivery and examples of best practices and o...

 

Webinars

FEB 21, 2018 | 1:00 pm
NURSES RESPONSIBILITY TO SELF-PROTECTION
High-risk situations are frequent within the medical field, learn the best practices to ensure proper protection for yourself and your organization. Although all nurses attend orientation programs and continuing nursing education in their practice setting, learning is not enough.
FEB 21, 2018
HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS: MAXIMIZING ROI FROM AZURE INVESTMENTS
This webinar will talk about the issues healthcare organizations typically face in their cloud journey, including HIPAA security, ROI, governance, lack of expertise etc., and present some best practices on how to address these issues with Azure. In addition to real-life case studies, Citiu...
FEB 22, 2018 | 12:00 pm
TELEMEDICINE IN THE WORKPLACE: SCOPE AND CONSIDERATIONS IN 2018
The Knowledge Group, LLC. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual co...
FEB 22, 2018
A BEST PRACTICE APPROACH FOR HEALTHCARE
Managed Print Services (MPS) is an effective way for health care providers to reduce costs, increase security, and improve support processes around printed content. However, with the widespread adoption of Electronic Health Records, it is becoming increasingly important to capture patient ...
FEB 22, 2018
AFTER THE BREACH: THE FINE IS THE EASY PART
Post-breach punitive fines are just the beginning of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) enforcement. In this talk, we will detail a recent example of an OCR Corrective Action Plan (CAP) in which a healthcare practice was required to leverage dedicated resources to follow complex, time-sensit...
FEB 23, 2018 | 09:00 AM
PROMISE AND PRAGMATISM: AI IN CLINICAL MEDICINE
Roy Smythe, MD, is the Global Chief Medical Officer for Strategy and Partnerships at Philips Healthcare - a company working aggressively to implement advanced computing into the clinical workflow to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery.
FEB 23, 2018
PROMISE AND PRAGMATISM: AI IN CLINICAL MEDICINE
Roy Smythe, MD, is the Global Chief Medical Officer for Strategy and Partnerships at Philips Healthcare a company working aggressively to implement advanced computing into the clinical workflow to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of care delivery.  This webinar will review the...

ACTIVE SHOOTER: NEW GUIDANCE FOR HEALTHCARE WORKPLACE INCIDENTS
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Workplace violence, and specifically active shooter incidents are a real threat for hospitals and healthcare facilities. Healthcare professionals could be faced with difficult decisions about leaving patients who may not be able to evacuate themselves. Emergency preparedness managers need ...
BEYOND THE EHR: CULTIVATING PATIENT ENGAGEMENT & LOYALTY THROUGH CRM
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Many healthcare organizations initially looked to their EHRs and patient portals to support patient engagement, but are now realizing these technologies are not the complete answer. But if they're not, then what is? Enter Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, relationship-bas...
WHY YOUR HOSPITAL NEEDS ACUTE INPATIENT REHABILITATION TO SUCCEED IN VALUE-BASED CARE
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Value-based care presents a number of challenges to today's operating models. In order to succeed in the new environment, it is imperative to understand the role your post-acute assets play, and how to manage rehabilitation programs within it. Learn how a well-managed inpatient rehabil...
OPPORTUNITIES IN HOME RESPIRATORY CARE – SPONSORED BY DRIVE MEDICAL
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Four respiratory/home care experts discussed the current state of the home respiratory care industry and offered their expertise and advice on how hospitals, home care providers, and individual RTs can benefit.
CLINICAL LABORATORY REPORTING: IS YOUR ORGANIZATION READY FOR THE NEW 2016 REPORTING?
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This live webinar is designed for healthcare administrators, health information managers, medical records directors, compliance officers, risk officers, billing managers, coders and other healthcare professionals.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS: WHAT CAN YOU RELEASE?
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This live webinar is designed for medical records directors, health information directors, coders, business managers, office managers, nurses, hospital administrators, billing managers, social workers, counselors, release of records professionals, compliance managers and attorneys.
PUTTING THE WE IN WELLNESS: 5 SKILLS EVERY CASE MANAGER SHOULD USE
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This live webinar is designed for registered nurses, LPNs, directors of nursing, administrators, nursing assistants, directors, physician assistants, emergency room staff, directors of crisis and hotline centers, case managers, social workers, therapists, psychologists, and other healthcar...

RESOURCES

This eBook examines the most pressing human capital trends in healthcare, with examples of how Michael C. Fina Recognition leverages reward systems and industry best practices to address them head-on....

Expectations in health care are higher than ever. Patients are taking on more responsibility for costs and are demanding more personalized service. At the same time, health plan reimbursements to prov...

Hospitals and health systems are scrutinizing costs and being forced to make tough decisions affecting patients and their own financial status. Health technology acquisition, standardization, and util...

Healthcareorganizations today are feeling pressure to reduce hospital readmissions and enhance patient care. Learn how data analytics can help identify the causes of growing readmission rates, improve...

As information and communications technologies have converged, your enterprise's telecom environment, and its management, have grown more complex. You struggle to get the best deal possible while ...

Download this research report today to better understand how healthcare providers are reducing the use of paper beyond the point of care.  Your Complimentary Research Reports Covers: The True Cos...

The healthcare information technology (IT) market is swelling, thanks to the federal government’s legislative and financial incentives for technological progress. While most industries have adop...

Experts predict consolidation within the healthcare provider industry will continue for several more years as organizations seek ways to expand their territories, maximize growth opportunities and div...

When managing the health of a population, you can end up with cacophony when you have multiple clinicians, each of whom has their own idea of what and how treatment should be delivered. Integrating EB...