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7 ways to make time for exercise and nutrition 7 WAYS TO MAKE TIME FOR EXERCISE AND NUTRITION

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Jun 10, 2018

Almost everyone knows what to do to get fitter and healthier. (For most people it starts with: Move more and eat fewer processed foods.) But when life’s already full, how can you expect to actually do those things? With these 7 practical tips, of course. They’ll help you make more time f...

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10 Most Common Genetic Diseases 10 MOST COMMON GENETIC DISEASES

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May 22, 2018

The completion of Human Genome Project in 2003 has helped to identify genes associated with many genetic diseases. As a result, scientists were able to develop genetic testing which could confirm a diagnosis or a carrier state of the disease or predict future illness or even a response to therapy. T...

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What Do You Know About Testicular Cancer? WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT TESTICULAR CANCER?

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Apr 30, 2018

By having a dedicated month for Testicular Cancer, a spotlight has been placed on the disease about the importance of understanding the risks and warning signs to look. Through dedicating an entire month, it empowers individuals, survivors, organizations, and the media to get involved in the life-sa...

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2018 Middle East Healthcare Predictions 2018 MIDDLE EAST HEALTHCARE PREDICTIONS

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Apr 05, 2018

In honor of this year's World Health Day on April 7, 2018, here are four new healthcare trends two of our Dubai-based executives predict will make headway across the Middle East.

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What should you eat when sick? WHAT SHOULD YOU EAT WHEN SICK?

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Apr 04, 2018

We’ve already walked you through how to handle your gym routine when you’re sick. For today: How to play your diet when you’re feeling lousy. You might not realize it, but what happens in your digestive tract plays a huge role in how well you’re able to fight off germs. And w...

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The rise of the digital patient THE RISE OF THE DIGITAL PATIENT

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Mar 20, 2018

The digital patient has arrived! Thanks to innovative mobile technology and the prevalence of broadband networks, patients are investing in their own healthcare more than ever before. From searching for a physician online to tracking fitness activities via wearable technology to accessing their pers...

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A Look at Mental Health A LOOK AT MENTAL HEALTH

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Mar 19, 2018

When it comes to understand mental health and brain disorders, there’s a lot we don’t know. Medical professionals have come a long way towards identifying certain diseases and creating treatments, but dealing with the human mind is still an area where plenty is unknown. Studies show that...

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Healthcare and Medical Infographics HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL INFOGRAPHICS

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Mar 14, 2018

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Better Health Partnerships – Vaccines BETTER HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS – VACCINES

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Mar 12, 2018

This practice has been an integral part of Walgreens' efforts to improve vaccination rates and population health, and it positions the company and our stores to care for more people and communities around the world. The First Collaboration Walgreens has long recognized the importance of life-sav...

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15 interesting facts about Coffee and Caffeine 15 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT COFFEE AND CAFFEINE

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Mar 05, 2018

We love coffee. It helps us start our day. It is usually the first drink we drink in the morning, and we will probably take few coffee breaks to get us through the day. You can hardly pass a full day without mentioning coffee in a conversation or drinking it. In fact, on average you will probably co...

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How to stay in shape when you’re busy HOW TO STAY IN SHAPE WHEN YOU’RE BUSY

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Mar 03, 2018

You exercise regularly for months… then get derailed by a vacation, business trip, or just the general insanity of life. Sound familiar? Here’s how to stay in shape when you’re busy — it’s faster and easier than you think. It’s one of the most common patterns I s...

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Why nutrition science is so confusing WHY NUTRITION SCIENCE IS SO CONFUSING

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Mar 03, 2018

From a certain perspective, nutrition science can seem like a mess. From another, it illustrates the very nature (and beauty) of the scientific process. Here we’ll explain why nutrition science is so confusing at times. We’ll also explain why, in the grand scheme of things, that’s ...

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Should you exercise when sick? SHOULD YOU EXERCISE WHEN SICK?

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Mar 01, 2018

You just hit a nice rhythm with your newly ramped-up training routine. And now… you’re sick. Because the universe hates you. We’ve all been there. Guess what? Fitting in some exercise when sick isn’t always a bad idea. In fact, if you play it right, moving your body can actu...

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What Really Happens When You Deprive Yourself of Sleep WHAT REALLY HAPPENS WHEN YOU DEPRIVE YOURSELF OF SLEEP

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Feb 27, 2018

Feeling forgetful? Finding it hard to focus? Have a shortened temper? You might need more sleep. Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on a person, both physically and mentally. Studies show that extended periods of sleeplessness can lead to shortened attention span, impaired memory and even irreversibl...

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Can Bacteria Talk to Your Brain? CAN BACTERIA TALK TO YOUR BRAIN?

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Feb 23, 2018

Your brain and your digestive system are intricately linked. They interact so closely that some say they should be taken as one system. The link is the valgus nerve, a direct neuronal connection between the gut and the brain. It turns out the gut can bidirectionally communicate with the brain via th...

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How food sensitivities can prevent you from reaching your health and fitness goals HOW FOOD SENSITIVITIES CAN PREVENT YOU FROM REACHING YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS GOALS

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Feb 12, 2018

Lethargic, bloated, foggy-headed, uncomfortable… they’re all common symptoms that can keep people from their health and fitness goals for years. Sometimes, undetected food sensitivities are to blame. Here’s how to root out and fix the problem.

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25 ways to eat well on the go 25 WAYS TO EAT WELL ON THE GO

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Feb 08, 2018

Traveling for work? Going on vacation? Running your kids from soccer game to violin practice? Being away from home is one of the most common nutrition challenges I hear about. So I asked Precision Nutrition’s coaches for the tips and tricks they use to help clients eat well on the go. Below, 2...

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The best calorie control guide THE BEST CALORIE CONTROL GUIDE

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Feb 06, 2018

Trying to gain muscle? Lose weight? Just eat healthily? Then finding the right portions is probably on your mind. But calorie counting is usually a recipe for failure: It’s annoying, impractical, and research shows it can be up to 25 percent inaccurate on both sides — calories in, and ca...

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Nutrition for injury recovery NUTRITION FOR INJURY RECOVERY

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Feb 02, 2018

Injuries happen. The question is: after they happen, how can you help the body heal? For most athletes and fitness professionals, the idea that nutrition can play a powerful role in injury recovery makes perfect sense. Yet when injury strikes, very few know exactly how to use nutrition to improve he...

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The Precision Nutrition Formula THE PRECISION NUTRITION FORMULA

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Feb 02, 2018

Passionate about helping people with their nutrition and fitness, but not sure how to turn it into a fulfilling business that pays the bills? That was me 25 years ago. Then I developed the 3-step Precision Nutrition Formula, and everything changed. Big time.

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What the Healthcare Industry Can Expect in 2018 WHAT THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY CAN EXPECT IN 2018

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Feb 02, 2018

2018 has arrived, and executives from healthcare companies both big and small hit the ground running. Just a few weeks after the New Year, our Oliver Wyman team was out in full force at the 36th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (JPM) in San Francisco. Despite the soggy weather, optimism was ...

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2018 Global and US health care outlook 2018 GLOBAL AND US HEALTH CARE OUTLOOK

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Jan 16, 2018

For health plans, and the US health care industry overall, 2017 was marked by efforts to repeal and replace the ACA. While the continuing ACA political landscape is certainly newsworthy, as we look to 2018, it is important for health plans to consider the big-picture, “outside the Beltway.&rdq...

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What Happened to Ebola? WHAT HAPPENED TO EBOLA?

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Jan 12, 2018

Remember ebola? The rare but extremely contagious and fatal virus that threatened to wipe out the world in 2014-2016? Okay, maybe not the world…but the virus is very dangerous and is still a threat. With so much media surrounding the outbreak that plagued parts of Africa and spread to a handf...

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Assessing Our 2017 Healthcare Predictions ASSESSING OUR 2017 HEALTHCARE PREDICTIONS

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Jan 11, 2018

One year ago, Oliver Wyman published a list of our top five healthcare predictions for 2017. Now that 2017 has come and gone, I have reviewed this list to see which predictions came true, and which ones did not come to fruition, amidst an industry of unpredictable uncertainty.

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The Numerof 2018 US Health Insurance Outlook THE NUMEROF 2018 US HEALTH INSURANCE OUTLOOK

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Jan 10, 2018

As our Numerof 2018 US Health Insurance Outlook infographic illustrates, this year’s story for health insurance will be about dramatically changing roles and relationships. You’ll engage in new and different ways with providers, consumers, employers, regulators, medical device makers and...

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Good stress, bad stress GOOD STRESS, BAD STRESS

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Jan 05, 2018

It’s a well-known fact: Being stressed out can make it really hard to reach your health and fitness goals. But did you know: Not having enough stress can slow your progress too? See, stress isn’t a “thing” that happens to you. Stress is your response to the challenges you fac...

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Elimination diets ELIMINATION DIETS

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Jan 02, 2018

Food sensitivities are more common than you may think— and they can cause acne, allergies, migraines, and more. Find out if you need to adjust your regular menu with an elimination diet.

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The power of sleep THE POWER OF SLEEP

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Jan 02, 2018

If your eating and exercise are on point, but you still don’t feel or look the way you want, poor sleep may be to blame. Here’s how to tap into the power of sleep and make rest a daily priority. Everything from lucid thinking, too good decision making, to proper digestion, to high perfor...

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Create the perfect meal with this simple 5-step guide CREATE THE PERFECT MEAL WITH THIS SIMPLE 5-STEP GUIDE

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Jan 02, 2018

You know you need a good balance of proteins, carbs, fats. But how do you turn that knowledge into healthy meals that taste delicious? Just mix and match these ingredients, flavor profiles, and cooking methods to create the perfect meal every time. Seriously, this guide could change your life.

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Amazon AMAZON'S LIKELY THREE STEP STRATEGY TO ENTER HEALTHCARE

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Dec 19, 2017

Amazon’s entry into healthcare is inevitable. (In fact, Amazon is already in healthcare. As are Google, and Apple, but that’s an article for another day). The recent rumors don’t shed much light on the timing and trajectory, and industry experts are hotly debating the extent to whi...

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Your Health & Vitality Are Related To Your Spine Health & Alignment YOUR HEALTH & VITALITY ARE RELATED TO YOUR SPINE HEALTH & ALIGNMENT

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Dec 03, 2017

Key facts about back pain and spinal health. Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor...

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Tax Cuts Now Mean Health Care Cuts Later TAX CUTS NOW MEAN HEALTH CARE CUTS LATER

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Nov 14, 2017

Even without the devastating health care cuts in the current tax plan, the tax reform package will lead to massive health care cuts later. As this infographic shows, a tax bill that explodes the deficit will set the stage for cuts to programs like Medicaid, marketplace financial assistance, and Medi...

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Should Nurse Practitioners Have Full Practice Authority? SHOULD NURSE PRACTITIONERS HAVE FULL PRACTICE AUTHORITY?

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Nov 14, 2017

As of 2016, there were more than 220,000 nurse practitioners licensed to provide services in the USA. Out of these, close to 75% were focusing on two segments of practice: family services 55% and adult healthcare 17%. Next three-largest segments of focus for Nurse Practitioners (NP) were acute care,...

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All you need to know about Alzheimer ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

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Nov 13, 2017

Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases and causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, with the majority of people developing Alzheimer...

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Colorectal Cancer: Catching It Early COLORECTAL CANCER: CATCHING IT EARLY

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Nov 07, 2017

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and is expected to cause an estimated 50,630 deaths in 2018. However, routine testing starting at age 50 can actually prevent many cases of colorectal cancer or find it at an early stage. But because many people are n...

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Avoidable Mastectomy During Cancer Treatment AVOIDABLE MASTECTOMY DURING CANCER TREATMENT

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Oct 25, 2017

Oliver Wyman is sharing recent research conducted by Practicing WiselyTM on a key treatment decision in the breast cancer patient journey. There are many critical choices both patients and physicians face when deciding upon treatment options. We hope that our focus on one of these pivotal moments wi...

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Trends in Cancer Research TRENDS IN CANCER RESEARCH

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Oct 25, 2017

We are living in an exciting era for cancer research, with basic research discoveries fueling a swift translation of new and personalized therapies. But, being made up of over 200 subtypes, cancer is a complex disease that demands study from multiple perspectives. Billions of dollars have already be...

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Building Patient-Centered Longitudinal Care Plans BUILDING PATIENT-CENTERED LONGITUDINAL CARE PLANS

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Oct 18, 2017

This infographic provides statistical insights about the impact of care transitions, building a case for how evidence-based clinical workflow tools and care plan guides support population health management and care coordination across the continuum.

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How Social Media, Mobile Are Playing a Bigger Part in Healthcare HOW SOCIAL MEDIA, MOBILE ARE PLAYING A BIGGER PART IN HEALTHCARE

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Oct 10, 2017

Google search has become part of our medical check-up these days. If you browse WebMD, Google or various online forums for answers before a doctor visit, you're not alone. It's tempting to see if we can find an answer to our health questions in an instant when a world of information is at ou...

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20 Cancer Facts You Should Know 20 CANCER FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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Oct 05, 2017

Cancer touches the lives of most people in the world in one way or another. From family members, friends, or colleagues who have been diagnosed, fought and won their battle, or those that have succumbed to the disease, cancer is prevalent in our society. However, as the research and medical communit...

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Body Weight & Cancer Risk BODY WEIGHT & CANCER RISK

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Sep 21, 2017

There is growing data suggesting a strong relationship between excess body weight and increased risk of certain cancers. This infographic highlights current research that shows the significant cancer risk of excess body weight, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity. It also highlights ways to redu...

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10 Things You Should Know About BYOD in Healthcare 10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BYOD IN HEALTHCARE

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Sep 20, 2017

Healthcare organizations around the U.S. continue to wrestle with whether the staff is allowed to use their personal mobile devices for work. Spok, a provider of clinical communications solutions recently surveyed more than 350 healthcare leaders to understand more about ‘Bring Your Own Device...

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Type 2 Diabetes Facts and Stats TYPE 2 DIABETES FACTS AND STATS

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Sep 05, 2017

Type 2 Diabetes differs from type 1 diabetes. It is usually only found in adults; however, the rate of children developing type 2 diabetes is going up. In general, type 2 diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. Type 2 diabetes is also known as "non-insulin dependent diabetes"...

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5 Ways The US Healthcare System Is Broken 5 WAYS THE US HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS BROKEN

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Sep 05, 2017

Infographic from MBA Healthcare Management provides a deep look into how the United States healthcare system is broken falling short of other industrial countries.

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U.S. Healthcare Spending U.S. HEALTHCARE SPENDING

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Aug 16, 2017

Total healthcare spending is expected to rise to one-fifth of the U.S. economy by 2025, according to a new infographic by the Peterson Center on Healthcare. The infographic drills down on U.S. healthcare spending trends as well as the impact of unnecessary and ineffective spending.

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A Brief History of Data Breaches & Security Regulations in Healthcare A BRIEF HISTORY OF DATA BREACHES & SECURITY REGULATIONS IN HEALTHCARE

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Jul 01, 2017

This infographic is about the brief history of data breaches and security  regulations in health care. 43% of all data breaches occur in the health care industry. Organizations in violation of HIPAA may be find up to $50k per incident. The average cost of single stolen medical records amounts t...

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How Does Lyme Disease Affect the Heart? HOW DOES LYME DISEASE AFFECT THE HEART?

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Jun 25, 2017

As the weather warms, you may hear about more cases of Lyme disease. This condition, which spreads through tick bites, can cause a wide range of symptoms and even affect your heart if left untreated. Learn more about Lyme disease, how it affects your heart, and what you can do to prevent tick bites....

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A Look At U.S. Healthcare By The Numbers A LOOK AT U.S. HEALTHCARE BY THE NUMBERS

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Jun 06, 2017

The U.S. healthcare industry is in the crosscurrents of change, with many open questions about the future of the Affordable Care Act, drug pricing and other regulations. This infographic examines the impact of the shifting healthcare landscape on physicians, medical device manufacturers and pharmace...

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Healthcare Through the Ages HEALTHCARE THROUGH THE AGES

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Jun 06, 2017

Oliver Wyman, in collaboration with FORTUNE Knowledge Group, conducted an online survey of 2,016 US consumers in October and November 2016. The survey is one of the largest of its kind, and the findings are highly relevant for policy makers, industry leaders, and the general public. As depicted in t...

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You Need to Know These 5 Heart Health Numbers YOU NEED TO KNOW THESE 5 HEART HEALTH NUMBERS

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May 27, 2017

Did you know that five simple numbers can tell you a lot about your heart health? By learning your heart health numbers, you can take an important step in lowering your risk for heart disease. If you’re not sure where to begin, start with a trip to your doctor’s office or a local heart s...

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Faster is Better When it Comes to Sepsis Care FASTER IS BETTER WHEN IT COMES TO SEPSIS CARE

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May 21, 2017

Following the tragic and widely publicized death of Rory Staunton, 12, from undiagnosed sepsis in 2012, New York became the first state to require that hospitals follow a protocol to quickly identify and treat the condition. The mandate led to widespread controversy in the medical community as ...

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Shoppable Healthcare Services and Future Pricing SHOPPABLE HEALTHCARE SERVICES AND FUTURE PRICING

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May 18, 2017

It's fairly simple for consumers to find the cheapest gas in town or the lowest price on a consumer good, thanks to Amazon's price-comparison platform. But what about when consumers are shopping for healthcare services like an MRI or cancer care? As healthcare pricing transparency increases,...

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CONCUSSIONS ARE TREATABLE, BUT HOW? CONCUSSIONS ARE TREATABLE, BUT HOW?

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May 15, 2017

A mil traumatic brain injury (mTBI) caused by a jolt to the head or body that disrupts the function of the brain. Patients can experience more than one type of concussion. The clinical outcome of a concussion can be greatly improved by being correctly diagnosed and having a treatment plan indiv...

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Digital Health: How to Realign for Relevance DIGITAL HEALTH: HOW TO REALIGN FOR RELEVANCE

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May 04, 2017

According to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit, 59% of healthcare companies are involved in digital health clusters and ecosystems. More than half of them expect their digital partnerships to result in a business model change at their companies. Find out how patients, providers, payers in t...

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10 Tips to Keep Runners Safe in the Summer 10 TIPS TO KEEP RUNNERS SAFE IN THE SUMMER

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May 03, 2017

Perhaps warm sunshine and blue skies make you want to go outside and run. Check out our list of running tips to keep you safe while you’re outdoors. Synthetic fabrics with moisture-wicking properties are best.

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7 Tips for Staying Healthy on Long Flights 7 TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY ON LONG FLIGHTS

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Mar 23, 2017

From plane-hopping pathogens to jet lag and dehydration, international travelers confront an array of health risks while flying. Here are seven essential tips that will help keep you healthy during long flights. Blood clots and deep vein thrombosis are conditions that can develop during long, overse...

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Top 10 Poison Dangers for Children TOP 10 POISON DANGERS FOR CHILDREN

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Mar 21, 2017

While poisoning is the leading cause of injury-related death among adults in the U.S., nearly half of the 2.2 million poisoning cases called into the country’s 56 poison control centers each year involve a child under six years old, according to the American Association of Poison Control Cente...

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CONCUSSION RISK FACTORS DELAYING THE ROAD TO RECOVERY CONCUSSION RISK FACTORS DELAYING THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

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Mar 15, 2017

UPMC develops and delivers life changing medicine by working at the apex of healthcare and technology, translating science and research into accessible cures, and consistently working to accelerate the pace of innovation worldwide.

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Health Reform At-a-Glance HEALTH REFORM AT-A-GLANCE

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Mar 02, 2017

The below infographic shares a side-by-side comparison of the leading repeal-and-replace proposals. This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance.

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Four Pragmatic Recommendations for Health Reform FOUR PRAGMATIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HEALTH REFORM

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Mar 02, 2017

This infographic takes a deep look inside our policy brief and demonstrates how important it is that policymakers consider the perspective of US employers in any health reform discussion. Here, we urge legislators to consider the impact of health reform on US employers and the 177 million people who...

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Health Reform At a Glance HEALTH REFORM AT A GLANCE

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Mar 02, 2017

The below infographic shares a side-by-side comparison of the leading repeal-and-replace proposals. Shared responsibility assessment for failing to offer coverage to at least 95%* of all full-time employees (FTE) and children if any FTE gets a subsidy in the marketplace.

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Social Media Benefits to Healthcare Industry SOCIAL MEDIA BENEFITS TO HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

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Feb 22, 2017

Social media is here to stay but is that helpful to people’s life in any way? Yes, social media has impacted almost all industries but the industry that stands to gain the most is Health. The current generation of people is living longer compared to an older generation where healthcare and inf...

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Unlocking the Heart-Protective Benefits of Soy UNLOCKING THE HEART-PROTECTIVE BENEFITS OF SOY

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Feb 22, 2017

A product of digesting a micronutrient found in soy may hold the key to why some people seem to derive a heart-protective benefit from eating soy foods, while others do not, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led study discovered.

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Household opioid prescriptions increase overdose risk for young children HOUSEHOLD OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS INCREASE OVERDOSE RISK FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

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Feb 20, 2017

Children of women prescribed an opioid painkiller face a nearly 2.5-fold higher risk of being hospitalized for opioid overdose than children whose mothers don’t receive these drugs, according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and The Hospital for Sick Ch...

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Anatomy of the ACO Market ANATOMY OF THE ACO MARKET

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Feb 16, 2017

This infographic presents a comprehensive analysis of the ACO market. From overall size of the market to regional differences, “winners” by type, and trends in risk-based models, the infographic offers an in-depth examination of these value-based organizations.

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UPMC First to Explore Genetic Cancer Test to Offer Safe Thyroid-Preserving Surgery UPMC FIRST TO EXPLORE GENETIC CANCER TEST TO OFFER SAFE THYROID-PRESERVING SURGERY

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Feb 07, 2017

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists and doctors are embarking on the first-ever clinical trial to determine if a genetic test they pioneered could successfully spare patients with nonaggressive thyroid cancer from complete removal of their thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the ...

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This Is What Happens to Your Body During Heart Failure THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY DURING HEART FAILURE

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Feb 06, 2017

Your heart plays a vital role pumping blood through your body. So, when it begins to malfunction, the health of your entire body is affected. Heart failure can occur due to a number of reasons: The ventricles in your heart, which are the chambers in charge of pumping blood throughout your body, can ...

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The Year Ahead in Healthcare THE YEAR AHEAD IN HEALTHCARE

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Feb 02, 2017

Digital dust-up, a new generation of payer deals, value-based drug pricing, and more consumer cost-sharing. And don’t forget repeal and replace. It’s shaping up to be quite a year. This infographic highlights our top predictions for 2017.

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Healthcare’s Digital Disruptors HEALTHCARE’S DIGITAL DISRUPTORS

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Jan 12, 2017

The toolkit to deliver on the goals of affordability, efficiency, experience, and outcomes has rapidly evolved over the past few years. Powerful data, analytics and connectivity technologies can help transform the cycle from ‘fix and repair’ to ‘predict and prevent’ – a...

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Winter Sun Protection WINTER SUN PROTECTION

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Jan 12, 2017

While much of the country is under freeze conditions, winter weather in South Florida is generally comfortable and bright with lots of sunshine and refreshing breezes.

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Dry January DRY JANUARY

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Jan 11, 2017

Alcohol Concern's Dry January campaign encourages people to give up alcohol throughout January. Learn about the benefits of cutting out alcohol and get involved. Find out more about alcoholic liver disease and the treatments provided at BMI Healthcare including, alcohol dependence treatment.

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Fireworks Safety Tips FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS

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Dec 30, 2016

New Year’s Eve may not generate as many fireworks gatherings for the family as the Fourth of July does, but you need to keep the same safety safeguards in mind.

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Study finds opioid prescribing declines following release of national guidelines for physicians STUDY FINDS OPIOID PRESCRIBING DECLINES FOLLOWING RELEASE OF NATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR PHYSICIANS

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Dec 14, 2016

The rate of opioid use in Canada has fallen 13.7 per cent since the publication in May 2010 of national guidelines for their use in chronic non-cancer pain, a new study has found.

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What to Do When Illness or Injury Strikes During the Holidays WHAT TO DO WHEN ILLNESS OR INJURY STRIKES DURING THE HOLIDAYS

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Dec 12, 2016

For many, the holiday season is a busy time - filled with family, friends, and more than a few festive gatherings. It’s also a pretty inopportune time for an unexpected injury or illness. Fortunately, the experts at UPMC are available to get your season back on track. Our extensive network of ...

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Why HIV testing is important WHY HIV TESTING IS IMPORTANT

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Dec 11, 2016

PHE wants to reduce late HIV diagnoses through improving the coverage and uptake of HIV testing. Improving HIV testing coverage and uptake will help to: eliminate all AIDS-related deaths, diagnose HIV before people become unwell, reduce HIV transmission by: decreasing the number of people living wit...

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How common is HIV HOW COMMON IS HIV

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Dec 11, 2016

An estimated 101,200 people were living with HIV in the UK in 2015. Of these, around 1 in 8 (13%) were unaware that they were living with the virus and may be at risk of passing it on. The number of people being diagnosed with HIV in the UK has remained steady over the past few years. In 2015, 6,095...

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Bridging the Patient ID Accuracy Gap BRIDGING THE PATIENT ID ACCURACY GAP

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Dec 08, 2016

Correctly identifying patients and accurately matching them to their medical records as they are shared across healthcare settings continues to be a troublesome and costly administration problem.

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What the NICE HIV guidance recommends WHAT THE NICE HIV GUIDANCE RECOMMENDS

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Dec 01, 2016

It is essential that services are aware of the prevalence of HIV in their local area and the potential demand for HIV testing.

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Healthmatters How HIV self- sampling kits work HEALTHMATTERS HOW HIV SELF- SAMPLING KITS WORK

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Dec 01, 2016

PHE has co-commissioned a national HIV self-sampling service through the website www.freetesting.hiv, in partnership with 85 local authorities. The aim of this service is to provide a cost effective and clinically robust remote HIV sampling service for sexually active individuals aged 16 years and o...

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A more thoughtful approach to routine blood testing A MORE THOUGHTFUL APPROACH TO ROUTINE BLOOD TESTING

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Nov 29, 2016

A St. Michael’s hematologist is asking physicians to think twice before ordering routine bloodwork.

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State of Care 2015/16 STATE OF CARE 2015/16

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Nov 25, 2016

State of Care finds that the sustainability of the adult social care market is approaching a tipping point. This view is based on the evidence of inspections, information received through our market oversight function, and external data.

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Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2015/16 MONITORING THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT IN 2015/16

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Nov 24, 2016

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England. CQC's aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, whether that’s in hospital, in care homes, in people’s own homes, or elsewhere.

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Serving Up A Safe Thanksgiving: Cooking Safety Tips SERVING UP A SAFE THANKSGIVING: COOKING SAFETY TIPS

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Nov 23, 2016

Preparations for Thanksgiving feasts are underway all across America. In between the harried trips to the grocery store and setting the table at home, the holiday rush to get everything done cane sometimes ignite cooking accidents.

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Tips for a Heart-Healthy Thanksgiving TIPS FOR A HEART-HEALTHY THANKSGIVING

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Nov 20, 2016

Looking for ways to have a heart-healthy Thanksgiving? Give your favorite recipes and traditions a new, healthy twist with these ideas. Picture your ideal Thanksgiving meal: Do you see a plate piled with turkey, a mound of stuffing, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, and creamy green bean casserole? ...

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Smokeout: The Many Benefits of Quitting Now SMOKEOUT: THE MANY BENEFITS OF QUITTING NOW

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Nov 17, 2016

Quitting the use of tobacco at any age can reduce the risk of getting or dying from cancer, or developing heart disease. Yet, smoking remains the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths.

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What a Republican-Controlled House and Senate Mean for Healthcare WHAT A REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED HOUSE AND SENATE MEAN FOR HEALTHCARE

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Nov 11, 2016

Even with a Republican-led Congress, the President-elect’s plan will face some opposition on Capitol Hill. The Senate is narrowly divided, and lawmakers who are looking ahead to their own 2018 campaigns may take a more tempered approach to health reforms. This infographic projects how key meas...

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Limiting reimbursement for blood glucose test strips does not harm patients and reduces costs LIMITING REIMBURSEMENT FOR BLOOD GLUCOSE TEST STRIPS DOES NOT HARM PATIENTS AND REDUCES COSTS

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Nov 07, 2016

A provincial plan implementing quantity limits on blood glucose test strips for patients with Type 2 diabetes not using insulin does not put those patients at risk and has saved the province of Ontario $24 million,

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Better Nights, Better Days intervention study aims to help kids sleep better BETTER NIGHTS, BETTER DAYS INTERVENTION STUDY AIMS TO HELP KIDS SLEEP BETTER

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Nov 03, 2016

A surprising 25 per cent of children suffer from insomnia – a group of sleep problems involving having difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking too early. It takes only a small amount of sleep loss for a child to experience challenges in their day-time functioning, including chall...

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Take part in Movember TAKE PART IN MOVEMBER

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Nov 01, 2016

Both men and women can take part in Movember to help raise awareness of men's health this November. Find out more about prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health treatments and diagnosis procedures at BMI Healthcare.

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Tips for a Safe and Healthy Halloween TIPS FOR A SAFE AND HEALTHY HALLOWEEN

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Oct 28, 2016

Halloween can be a fun-filled adventure for kids and parents, but safety should always be the top priority. Whether you plan to go trick-or-treating, head out to a party or stay home to hand out candy, there are potential pitfalls to consider.

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MACRA and the March to Value-Based Healthcare MACRA AND THE MARCH TO VALUE-BASED HEALTHCARE

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Oct 26, 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is accelerating the transition to value-based care by engaging providers with a battery of new value-based programs and quality incentives. Most recently, the October release of the MACRA final rule establishes a new payment system for Medicare cl...

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Driving Your Health DRIVING YOUR HEALTH

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Oct 25, 2016

Over three years, Driving Your Health will reach over 350,000 beneficiaries

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How Sleep Loss Affects Your Body HOW SLEEP LOSS AFFECTS YOUR BODY

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Oct 21, 2016

We all know that getting a good night’s sleep helps us keep our jobs and our friends. But missing out on sleep can do more than just turn you into a grouch. From your weight to your libido, lack of healthy sleep can affect many areas of your life. Sleep experts agree that adults need seven or ...

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Key actions to eliminate TB KEY ACTIONS TO ELIMINATE TB

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Oct 20, 2016

It is very encouraging that the number of TB cases has declined for the fourth consecutive year in England, and that this decline is now seen in the UK-born, as well as the non UK-born, population, and in every area of the country. This is likely to reflect recent improvements in TB control in Engla...

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Improve TB Diagnosis IMPROVE TB DIAGNOSIS

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Oct 20, 2016

Treatment for medically complex TB or patients who have drug resistant TB can require lengthy hospital stays and require more expensive drugs. This treatment can exceed £15,000 per patient.

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The real story behind medical imaging radiation dose THE REAL STORY BEHIND MEDICAL IMAGING RADIATION DOSE

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Oct 02, 2016

As accuracy has improved, the use of imaging has increased. A large part of this is due to CT scans. Today in the US 1 in 5 people receive a CT scan each year, 1 in 20of these scans are unnecessary.

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Alberta Health Services: Get to Know Us ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES: GET TO KNOW US

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Oct 01, 2016

Vision: Healthy Albertans. Healthy Communities. Together. Mission: To provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. Values: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Safety.

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Sunrise Memory Care SUNRISE MEMORY CARE

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Oct 01, 2016

Reminiscence Neighbourhoods are our safe, secure, engaging environment for residents with memory loss. Our care isnt based on a formula - it's personalised to meet each individual's needs. But here are some of the numbers that add up to the Sunrise Difference.

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What to know when your  child has a fever WHAT TO KNOW WHEN YOUR CHILD HAS A FEVER

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Oct 01, 2016

Any body temperature above 100.3°F is considered a fever. A fever alone does not usually pose a serious health threat. It typically signals that the body is fighting off an infection.

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Caring Across Generations CARING ACROSS GENERATIONS

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Sep 30, 2016

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England. CQC's aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, whether that’s in hospital, in care homes, in people’s own homes, or elsewhere.

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An Innovative Healthcare System AN INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

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Sep 29, 2016

Denver Health is a comprehensive, integrated organization providing level one care for all, regardless of ability to pay. Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care at Denver Health. One in three children in Denver is cared for by Den...

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Facts on Congenital Heart Disease FACTS ON CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE

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Sep 28, 2016

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the number 1 birth defect. Every 15 minutes, a baby is born with CHD. If acritical CHD is not detected soon after birth, an infant can die. Thanks to improvements in diagnostic imaging and care, many congenital heart defects can be detected before ababy is born. But...

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Back pain and your golf game BACK PAIN AND YOUR GOLF GAME

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Sep 28, 2016

Roughly 1/3 of all golfers exhibit a history of low back pain. Low back pain may be caused by poor swing mechanics. Pain may also cause the golfer to compensate, further damaging their swing and performance.

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Health and social care HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

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Sep 27, 2016

The UK Government contains a number of ministries known mainly, though not exclusively as departments. These are politically led by a Government Minister who is often a Secretary of State and member of the Cabinet (the executive of the parliament chosen by the prime minister). He or she may also be ...

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Dräger solutions for the Food and Beverage Industry DRÄGER SOLUTIONS FOR THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

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Sep 27, 2016

2.7 earths would be needed to meet human food requirements by the year 2050 if the world population continues to grow at this rate. 5 pizzas are produced and refrigerated every second in today’s large factories.

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Children’s Oral Health Improvement Programme Board Action Plan
2016 - 2020 CHILDREN’S ORAL HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME BOARD ACTION PLAN 2016 - 2020

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Sep 26, 2016

We will ensure that child oral health is on everyone’s agenda by making sure that children’s oral health is included in key national documents promoting child health and wellbeing. The early years and dental workforce have access to evidence based oral health training. For example by com...

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HEART FAILURE PROGRAM HEART FAILURE PROGRAM

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Sep 21, 2016

UNC REX Healthcare, a member of the UNC Health Care system, is a private, not-for-profit health care system with more than 5,300 co-workers. UNC REX Healthcare has 660 beds (433 general acute beds and 227 skilled nursing) and treats nearly 34,000 inpatients each year. Rex offers dedicated centers fo...

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A unique window of opportunity to support smokers to quit A UNIQUE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT SMOKERS TO QUIT

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Sep 15, 2016

PHE believes that standardised packaging will make an invaluable contribution to achieving a tobacco free generation by 2025. As a powerful addition to the existing levers available, standardised packaging could be the game changer in helping to prevent future generations from taking up smoking.

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The health benefits of quitting THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF QUITTING

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Sep 15, 2016

It is important that pregnant women who smoke are identified and referred for specialist support at the earliest opportunity. Unfortunately, there has been an 8% fall in the number of pregnant women who have set a quit date with local stop smoking services according to Statistics on NHS stop smoking...

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How smoking harms the body HOW SMOKING HARMS THE BODY

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Sep 15, 2016

Currently, 2 out of 3 adult smokers say they want to quit. That proportion is set to increase over the coming months and local healthcare systems need to be ready to make the most of this opportunity to boost quitting rates in their populations. Health professionals have an important role to play in...

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Standard Packs with Prominent health STANDARD PACKS WITH PROMINENT HEALTH

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Sep 15, 2016

Standard packs are beginning to appear in the UK, with the first packs reported in August 2016. All cigarettes and rolling tobacco sold in the UK will appear in standard packs with prominent health warnings by May 2017. Colourful, glamorous and stylish packs are no longer allowed.

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Radiation hazards in the interventional suite RADIATION HAZARDS IN THE INTERVENTIONAL SUITE

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Sep 14, 2016

Radiation exposure is necessary for life-saving procedures, but with it comes some risk. Patients and physicians are both exposed to high levels of radiation during fluoroscopic procedures. Physicians are exposed to scatter radiation and patients are exposed directly from the X-ray machine.

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What is the Pharmacogenomics Program? WHAT IS THE PHARMACOGENOMICS PROGRAM?

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Sep 14, 2016

Making drugs safer and more effective through pharmacogenomics. Your genes change the way medication works. 99% of people have genetic variants that influence how they process and respond to medications. That can either the drug doesn't work or it causes harmful side effects.

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Health and work HEALTH AND WORK

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Sep 13, 2016

Public Health England (PHE) was set up on 1 April 2013 as an operationally autonomous executive agency of the Department of Health. Our mission is to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities through working with national and local government, the NHS, industry and th...

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The Benefits of Eating Whole Grains THE BENEFITS OF EATING WHOLE GRAINS

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Sep 08, 2016

Americans are eating more whole grains, and that’s a good thing. About two-thirds of adults in the U.S. say they eat the recommended amount of whole grains each day – about 6 ounces – according to the Whole Grains Council.

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September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month SEPTEMBER IS OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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Sep 01, 2016

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month — the time of year when survivors, their loved ones, and the medical community alike work to educate women about one of the deadliest gynec...

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Understanding childhood mood disorders UNDERSTANDING CHILDHOOD MOOD DISORDERS

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Sep 01, 2016

Children younger than age 18 can experience one of two types of mood disorders: major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder. Treatment For bipolar disorder, the first treatment response is typically mood stabilizers or antipsychotic medications. Childrenwith MDD are usually treated with ant...

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The four pillars of radiation safety THE FOUR PILLARS OF RADIATION SAFETY

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Sep 01, 2016

Even among medical professionals at the same institution, radiation dose management involves different approaches to implementation and safety. Much of the disparity stems from years of varying beliefs and practices, and even misconceptions about the application of X-rays. This variation can have a ...

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CLEARING THE CLOT CLEARING THE CLOT

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Aug 29, 2016

If you’ve been diagnosed with a DVT blood clot, you want to do everything you can to take charge of your condition. That starts by taking blood thinners as prescribed and wearing compression socks to help reduce the chance that a portion of your clot breaks off and travels to other parts of yo...

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AS and A level results 2016 AS AND A LEVEL RESULTS 2016

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Aug 18, 2016

The UK Government contains a number of ministries known mainly, though not exclusively as departments. These are politically led by a Government Minister who is often a Secretary of State and member of the Cabinet (the executive of the parliament chosen by the prime minister). He or she may also be ...

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New analysis looks at who is receiving high-strength opioids in Ontario NEW ANALYSIS LOOKS AT WHO IS RECEIVING HIGH-STRENGTH OPIOIDS IN ONTARIO

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Aug 02, 2016

Nine out of 10 people in Ontario who receive government reimbursement for their prescription high-strength opioid tablets or patches are not palliative care patients, a new analysis has found.

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Friends and Family Test FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST

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Aug 01, 2016

This month there were 1,117,444 responses to the Friends and Family Test. The following numbers show the proportion of responses that would recommend or not recommend these services to a friend or family member.*

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Physical activity benefits for babies and children (birth-5 years old) PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BENEFITS FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN (BIRTH-5 YEARS OLD)

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Jul 28, 2016

Public Health England (PHE) was set up on 1 April 2013 as an operationally autonomous executive agency of the Department of Health. Our mission is to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities through working with national and local government, the NHS, industry and th...

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THE KEY TO UNLOCK BETTER PATIENT OUTCOMES THE KEY TO UNLOCK BETTER PATIENT OUTCOMES

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Jul 21, 2016

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is when the surgeon operates using a camera and miniaturized tools. It’s also known as “keyhole” surgery, because they make a few small incisions — rather than one large incision.

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Who Qualifies for Bariatric Surgery? WHO QUALIFIES FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY?

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Jul 21, 2016

Millions of Americans struggle with obesity, which can cause other complications such as diabetes, high-blood pressure, sleep apnea and even cancer. It can often rob people of their self-esteem and self-worth, causing feelings of isolation and even depression. But here is a fact: obesity is a diseas...

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The Growing Problem With Obesity and Liver Disease THE GROWING PROBLEM WITH OBESITY AND LIVER DISEASE

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Jul 20, 2016

An innovative approach offers a pathway to transplant for patients struggling to lose weight. 19 million Americans are morbidly obese, which is a body mass index over 40 (approximately 100 lbs. overweight)

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What are the health benefits of physical acivity? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL ACIVITY?

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Jul 19, 2016

Regular physical activity can help to prevent and manage over 20 chronic conditions and diseases, many of which are on the rise and affecting people at an earlier age; 1 in 3 of the working age population have at least 1 long term condition and 1 in 7 have more than one.

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Health Matters - How Active are we? HEALTH MATTERS - HOW ACTIVE ARE WE?

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Jul 19, 2016

Increasing car use is a major contributing factor to lower levels of physical activity in the UK. In 1961, 69% of households did not own a car or van, but by 2012 this had decreased to 25%. Figures from the Health Survey for England show that 67% of men and 55% of women aged 16 and over do at least ...

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Health Matters - physical activity in adults online HEALTH MATTERS - PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN ADULTS ONLINE

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Jul 19, 2016

The UK Government contains a number of ministries known mainly, though not exclusively as departments. These are politically led by a Government Minister who is often a Secretary of State and member of the Cabinet (the executive of the parliament chosen by the prime minister). He or she may also be ...

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Resolute Integrity DES Procedural Process Graphic RESOLUTE INTEGRITY DES PROCEDURAL PROCESS GRAPHIC

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Jul 18, 2016

Traeting coronary artery disease withthe Resolute Integrity DES is performed in three steps: (1) once the Resolute Integrity DES is deployed to compress the plaque against the arterial wall, an antiproloferative drug.

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Pancreatic Cancer PANCREATIC CANCER

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Jul 17, 2016

The symptoms of the most common type of pancreatic cancer - pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma - may come and go to begin with and they can be quite difficult to recognise as they're quite vague. Make sure you are aware of the signs. Find out more about pancreatic cancer treatments and diagnosis p...

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8 Things Everyone Should Know About Sarcoma 8 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SARCOMA

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Jul 13, 2016

Sarcomas are cancers of the bone and connective tissue. It's rare. only 1% of adult cancers in the U.S. are sarcoma. Due to its rarity, many physicians have limited experience with treating sarcoma.

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Heat Advisory and Hydration Tips HEAT ADVISORY AND HYDRATION TIPS

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Jul 06, 2016

Heat alert. For the first time in seven years, the National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a “Heat Advisory” for most of South Florida.

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NHS Business Services Authority: Big Savings from Better Big Data Insights NHS BUSINESS SERVICES AUTHORITY: BIG SAVINGS FROM BETTER BIG DATA INSIGHTS

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Jul 06, 2016

NHS Business Services Authority: Big Savings from Better Big Data Insights Detected fraud in dental and pharmacy claims by comparing anomalies 10% Reduction in unmatched cases for dental treatment post payment checks $1.56 Billion in savings expected over 5 years ABOUT NHS BUSINESS SERVICES AUTHORIT...

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What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Smoking WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU QUIT SMOKING

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Jul 02, 2016

Thinking about kicking the habit but think it’s too late? Quitting at any age can give back years to your life. Check out this infographic on how your body reacts when you quit smoking. Our Tobacco Treatment program offers all Moffitt patients and their families a personalized plan to hel...

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Staff Friends and Family Test data STAFF FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST DATA

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Jul 01, 2016

This quarter there were 143,784 responses to the Staff Friends and Family Test.  The numbers show the proportion of staff responses that would recommend or not recommend their organisation to a friend or family member for care/ treatment or as a place to work.

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Honoring the Impact and Influence of Nurses Everywhere HONORING THE IMPACT AND INFLUENCE OF NURSES EVERYWHERE

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Jun 28, 2016

During National Nurses Week, Kaiser Permanente celebrates and thanks its more than 51,000 nurses, including this year’s 11 winners of Kaiser Permanente’s Extraordinary Nurse Award. “I’d been working as an assistant in a nursing home for elderly people with developmental and p...

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Who WHO'S MOST AT RISK OF BOWEL CANCER?

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Jun 28, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Aboriginal Addiction and Mental Health in Alberta ABORIGINAL ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH IN ALBERTA

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Jun 28, 2016

Youth and young adults are the most likely age group to use substances, engage in risky forms of use, and experience harms as a result. The onset of mood disorders usually occurs in adolescence. The Aboriginal population in Alberta is younger and is growing faster than the non-Aboriginal population....

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How can we increase uptake of bowel cancer screening? HOW CAN WE INCREASE UPTAKE OF BOWEL CANCER SCREENING?

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Jun 27, 2016

A study found that providing face-to-face health promotion sessions at an individual’s own GP practice, alongside pictorial and multi-lingual guides and non-latex gloves, increases bowel screening uptake by around 5%. The sessions took place after people had received a GP endorsement letter 2 ...

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Increasing uptake of bowel cancer screening INCREASING UPTAKE OF BOWEL CANCER SCREENING

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Jun 27, 2016

Bowel screening uptake across the UK is not as high as seen in the other cancer screening programmes, and there are considerable inequalities between areas and demographics. Since the start of the screening programme over 30 million people have been invited or invited again to participate in screeni...

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Tenth anniversary of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NHS BOWEL CANCER SCREENING PROGRAMME

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Jun 27, 2016

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, based on gFOBt, is now in its 10th year. More than 30 million invitations were sent out and more than 18.4 million kits were returned.

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Early detection of bowel cancer EARLY DETECTION OF BOWEL CANCER

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Jun 27, 2016

Overall, bowel cancer survival is relatively good; 78% of male and 76% of female bowel cancer patients survive for 1 year following diagnosis. Early detection is fundamental to short and long-term survival. The earlier bowel cancer is diagnosed the better.

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Reducing your risk of bowel cancer REDUCING YOUR RISK OF BOWEL CANCER

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Jun 27, 2016

It is estimated that around 1 in 5 bowel cancers in the UK are linked to eating these meats. Limiting the amount of red meat consumed to 500 grams or less (cooked weight) per week and limiting the amount of processed meats eaten can help lower the risk.

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The scale of the problem Bowel cancer THE SCALE OF THE PROBLEM BOWEL CANCER

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Jun 27, 2016

Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most common cancers, accounting for over 10% of all cancers in England. Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK.

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Sowing the Seeds of Safety SOWING THE SEEDS OF SAFETY

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Jun 27, 2016

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Washington, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensi...

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Sharing Healthcare Solutions SHARING HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS

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Jun 24, 2016

Key ideas & best practices shared by healthcare supply chain & clinical experts in an interactive online community forum. Join the discussion today!

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HEAD AND NECK CANCER CLINICAL PATHWAY HEAD AND NECK CANCER CLINICAL PATHWAY

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Jun 24, 2016

Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) are supporting frontline clinical teams to create improvements within focused areas of health care. The Head and Neck Cancer Clinical Pathway is a key initiative to bring clinical teams together across the province to learn from each other. It is led by Zone-based ...

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Provincial Programs and Special Projects PROVINCIAL PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS

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Jun 24, 2016

Emergency Medical Services. Cancer. Seniors. Addictions and Mental Health. Nutrition, Food, Linen and Environmental Services. Primary Health Care. Population, Public and Aboriginal Health. Pharmacy. Laboratory Services. Diagnostic Imaging. Corrections. Strategic Clinical Networks. Infection Preventi...

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The role for local authorities and GPs THE ROLE FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND GPS

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Jun 23, 2016

Screening should be delivered in a way which addresses local health inequalities, tailoring and targeting interventions when necessary. Local authorities should work in collaboration with CCGs and screening partners to identify any barriers to accessing screening in their local area and to encourage...

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UK Medical Technology Sector Strength & Opportunity 2015 UK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SECTOR STRENGTH & OPPORTUNITY 2015

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Jun 23, 2016

The UK Government contains a number of ministries known mainly, though not exclusively as departments. These are politically led by a Government Minister who is often a Secretary of State and member of the Cabinet (the executive of the parliament chosen by the prime minister). He or she may also be ...

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NEONATAL STRESSORS NEONATAL STRESSORS

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Jun 23, 2016

Preterm babies can have retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), causing abnormal blood vessels throughout the retina. Of the estimated 184,700 infants globally who develop ROP, 20,000 become blind or severely visually impaired.

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Cook Children COOK CHILDREN'S DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION SURGERY

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Jun 22, 2016

It seems like only yesterday that we performed our first deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. And when that patient took those first steps, we knew we could never stop moving forward either. Even as we pass our 100th surgery, it's just the beginning of our work as we continue to bring the most ...

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Blood Donor Center BLOOD DONOR CENTER

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Jun 21, 2016

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is Magnet® designated, and was ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report 2015-16. Home to the Children’s Re...

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How can I protect my child from heat-related illnesses? HOW CAN I PROTECT MY CHILD FROM HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES?

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Jun 20, 2016

When your child’s body produces too much heat (e.g., when running vigorously) or is unable to cool down when exposed to intensive heat (e.g., sitting in a hot car with the windows rolled up), it struggles to maintain a normal internal body temperature.

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Alabama Drug and Alcohol Facts ALABAMA DRUG AND ALCOHOL FACTS

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Jun 17, 2016

An estimated 281,000 Alabamians needed treatment for drug and alcohol use in 2012. Don’t suffer with addiction in silence, seek help for you or your loved one today. Bradford Health Services has a variety of treatment options at 14 locations in Alabama. Call today for a free addiction consulta...

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Canadian kids face ‘sleepidemic’ CANADIAN KIDS FACE ‘SLEEPIDEMIC’

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Jun 16, 2016

Dr. Shelly K. Weiss is a neurologist at SickKids who specializes in paediatric sleep disorders. She is also a professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and was a member of the multidisciplinary team that developed the new 24-Hour Guidelines released in ParticipACTION&rs...

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Does my child have a mood disorder? DOES MY CHILD HAVE A MOOD DISORDER?

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Jun 16, 2016

All children become cranky and irritable at times, but children who suddenly experience intense moodiness that lasts for several days or who seem chronically irritable or angry should be evaluated. Medication and psychosocial therapy can help control symptoms of mood disorders.

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How can I help my child handle anxiety? HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD HANDLE ANXIETY?

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Jun 15, 2016

Anxiety is a natural human emotion and a normal reaction to life’s stresses. However, when the worry and fear associated with anxiety interfere with a child’s usual activities, he or she may have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety becomes a problem (disorder) when it lasts for a long time each...

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Watch Now: Zika Prevention Linked to Mosquito Control WATCH NOW: ZIKA PREVENTION LINKED TO MOSQUITO CONTROL

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Jun 14, 2016

With the start of the rainy season, health experts fear that South Florida’s sub-tropical climate could provide a fertile breeding ground for Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries the Zika virus.

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Beating bowel cancer? BEATING BOWEL CANCER?

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Jun 12, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Bowel Cancer BOWEL CANCER

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Jun 12, 2016

Five of our leading bowel cancer specialists answer common questions on bowel cancer including signs and symptoms, risk factors as well as screening and treatments. Learn more in our free bowel cancer guide.

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Does my child have  asthma? DOES MY CHILD HAVE ASTHMA?

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Jun 10, 2016

Many infants and toddlers experience occasional episodes of wheezing caused by respiratory tract infections, but that doesn’t mean they suffer from asthma, a chronic disorder that causes swelling and inflammation of the airways.

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It’s time to put on the sunglasses IT’S TIME TO PUT ON THE SUNGLASSES

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Jun 08, 2016

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can have a lasting impact on your eyesight. According to the National Eye Institute, UV rays can contribute to cataracts, macular degeneration and more. Wearing the proper sunglasses can help protect your vision. UofL Physicians has tips for choosing the right s...

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Mental Health: Myths Vs. Facts MENTAL HEALTH: MYTHS VS. FACTS

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Jun 08, 2016

CHI Health is made up of nearly 15,900 employees, 15 acute-care hospitals, an academic medical center, Level I trauma center, two freestanding inpatient psychiatric facilities, a Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) certified rehabilitation center, an American College of S...

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Tips for a Heart-Healthy Cookout TIPS FOR A HEART-HEALTHY COOKOUT

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Jun 05, 2016

Picture a cookout: Do you see burgers and hot dogs, potato salad, and bags of chips? What if you saw grilled chicken, vegetable kebabs, and fruit salad instead? Make your next picnic or barbecue heart-healthy and still taste the best flavors of the season with a few simple swaps. Heart-healthy eatin...

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What is musculoskeletal pain? WHAT IS MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN?

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Jun 05, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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What are the signs of bowel cancer? WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF BOWEL CANCER?

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Jun 01, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Does my child have asthma? DOES MY CHILD HAVE ASTHMA?

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Jun 01, 2016

Factors that may increase your child’s risk of developing asthma include exposure to tobacco smoke, previous allergic reactions, respiratory conditions (e.g., recurring bronchitis) and family history of asthma, allergic rhinitis, hives or eczema. About 60 percent of children with asthma will grow ou...

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Physician Alignment in the Age of Value-Based Healthcare PHYSICIAN ALIGNMENT IN THE AGE OF VALUE-BASED HEALTHCARE

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May 31, 2016

In the fee-for-service market, physician alignment strategies focus on supporting admissions, referrals, and procedures. But as health organizations transition to value-based care, other objectives take on greater importance and physician alignment strategies must adjust accordingly. This infographi...

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Living with pain LIVING WITH PAIN

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May 30, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Internal Communications – Reputation: Inside Out INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS – REPUTATION: INSIDE OUT

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May 30, 2016

Internal Communications. Strategies & Planning. Alberta Improvement Way. Change Management Communication. Influenza Immunization. Internal Comms Framework & Strategy. Patient First Strategy. People Strategy.

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Traumatic Brain Injury in kids and teens TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN KIDS AND TEENS

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May 26, 2016

More kids suffer TBI than ever before. Half a million children get medical treatment for TBI each year. U.S. emergency departments treat over 170,000 sports and recreation-related TBIs, including concussions, in children and teens, each year.

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Treatments for Childhood ADHD: Too Many Meds? TREATMENTS FOR CHILDHOOD ADHD: TOO MANY MEDS?

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May 25, 2016

When it comes to kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavioral therapy can be just as useful as drugs — and without the potential threat of long-term side effects posed by prescription medication, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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The emotional impact can be hard THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT CAN BE HARD

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May 23, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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How do people manage pain? HOW DO PEOPLE MANAGE PAIN?

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May 20, 2016

Serious about health. Passionate about care embodies the key message demonstrated by everyone throughout BMI Healthcare, from the Consultants who perform operations, to the nurses, hospital porters and catering staff.

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Proper Hand Hygiene Techniques with Soap and Water PROPER HAND HYGIENE TECHNIQUES WITH SOAP AND WATER

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May 20, 2016

Henry Schein, Inc. is the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners. The Company also serves dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites. A Fortune 500&re...

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At the Heart of Diabetes AT THE HEART OF DIABETES

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May 19, 2016

U.S. Diabetes patients have; 2-3x increased risk for heart disease. 30% of coronary stents implanted in 2011. 280,000 heart attacks anually. 2-4c higher heart disease morbidity and mortality rates.

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LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE CONSIDERING DBS THERAPY LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE CONSIDERING DBS THERAPY

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May 18, 2016

Managing Movement Disorders with DBS Therapy. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a therapeutic treatment that sends targeted stimulation signals through an implanted pacemaker-like device to areas in the brain that cause involuntary movements. DBS is a reversible therapy, meaning that it can be turned ...

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What is ovarian cancer? WHAT IS OVARIAN CANCER?

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May 15, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Don DON'T WAIT IN PAIN

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May 15, 2016

Serious about health. Passionate about care embodies the key message demonstrated by everyone throughout BMI Healthcare, from the Consultants who perform operations, to the nurses, hospital porters and catering staff.

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Ready to learn READY TO LEARN

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May 12, 2016

All disadvantaged 2 year olds are entitled to 15 hours early years provision. Research shows high quality early education can reduce inequalities in educational outcomes for children living in disadvantage.The 2 to 2.5 year review is offered to all families. It is led by a health visitor and can tak...

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The first 2 years in life THE FIRST 2 YEARS IN LIFE

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May 12, 2016

It is important to introduce a healthy diet and encourage physical activity from a young age to help reduce the risks of childhood obesity and tooth decay. Government advice is to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months and to start introducing solids from 6 months onwards.

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Maternal mental health MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH

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May 12, 2016

Mental health issues can impact on a mother’s ability to bond with her baby and be sensitive and attuned to the baby’s emotions and needs. This can affect the baby’s ability to develop a secure attachment.

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Promoting breastfeeding PROMOTING BREASTFEEDING

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May 12, 2016

Creating the right environment to promote and support breastfeeding is crucial. UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative provides a robust evidence based framework to develop a whole system approach.

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Making the case for investing MAKING THE CASE FOR INVESTING

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May 12, 2016

This is a crucial time when parents have contact with health and early years services before, and after, the birth of their child and are especially receptive to offers of advice. It is an opportunity to support all families to give children the foundations for good health and extra support when nee...

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Health matters: giving every child the best start in life HEALTH MATTERS: GIVING EVERY CHILD THE BEST START IN LIFE

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May 12, 2016

What happens in pregnancy and early childhood impacts on physical and emotional health all the way through to adulthood. Supporting good maternal health is important for safe delivery and good birth weight to give babies the best start. The prevention of adverse health factors in pregnancy is vital....

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Importance of Immunisation IMPORTANCE OF IMMUNISATION

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May 12, 2016

After clean water, vaccination is the most effective public health intervention in the world for saving lives and promoting good health. The UK has one of the best immunisation programmes in the world and recently added the meningitis B vaccine to the childhood immunisation schedule.

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Smoking during pregnancy SMOKING DURING PREGNANCY

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May 12, 2016

In England in 2014 to 2015, 11.4% of mothers were recorded as smokers at the time of delivery according to Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) data. This accounts for 70,880 out of 622,640 maternities.

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Fit for pregnancy: pre-conception FIT FOR PREGNANCY: PRE-CONCEPTION

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May 12, 2016

Good health before and during pregnancy is vital. Pre-conceptual care includes giving advice on: full immunisation status, vitamin D and folic acid, reducing alcohol consumption, giving up smoking, contraception, family spacing and sexual health.

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The Healthy Child Programme THE HEALTHY CHILD PROGRAMME

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May 12, 2016

The Healthy Child Programme is the heart of public health services for children and families. It brings together the evidence on delivering good health, wellbeing and resilience for every child.

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What are the signs of ovarian cancer? WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF OVARIAN CANCER?

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May 10, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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The battle against meningococcal disease THE BATTLE AGAINST MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE

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May 09, 2016

The UK Government contains a number of ministries known mainly, though not exclusively as departments. These are politically led by a Government Minister who is often a Secretary of State and member of the Cabinet (the executive of the parliament chosen by the prime minister). He or she may also be ...

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The impact of vaccines THE IMPACT OF VACCINES

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May 09, 2016

The UK Government contains a number of ministries known mainly, though not exclusively as departments. These are politically led by a Government Minister who is often a Secretary of State and member of the Cabinet (the executive of the parliament chosen by the prime minister). He or she may also be ...

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Vaccines throughout life VACCINES THROUGHOUT LIFE

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May 09, 2016

Public Health England (PHE) was set up on 1 April 2013 as an operationally autonomous executive agency of the Department of Health. Our mission is to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities through working with national and local government, the NHS, industry and th...

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Who WHO'S MOST AT RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER?

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May 08, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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UK Digital Health Sector Strength & Opportunity 2015 UK DIGITAL HEALTH SECTOR STRENGTH & OPPORTUNITY 2015

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May 08, 2016

The UK Government contains a number of ministries known mainly, though not exclusively as departments. These are politically led by a Government Minister who is often a Secretary of State and member of the Cabinet (the executive of the parliament chosen by the prime minister). He or she may also be ...

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UK Biopharmaceutical Sector Strength & Opportunity 2015 UK BIOPHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR STRENGTH & OPPORTUNITY 2015

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May 08, 2016

The UK Government contains a number of ministries known mainly, though not exclusively as departments. These are politically led by a Government Minister who is often a Secretary of State and member of the Cabinet (the executive of the parliament chosen by the prime minister). He or she may also be ...

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Never leave your child alone in a car! NEVER LEAVE YOUR CHILD ALONE IN A CAR!

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May 06, 2016

Did you know that it takes only 10 minutes for the inside of a car to heat up by 20 degrees F and it continues to heat up quickly even if a window is cracked? Did you know that Texas leads the nation in deaths of children due to being left in a hot car with 85 deaths since 1998?

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What the New $6 Trillion Healthcare Marketplace Looks Like WHAT THE NEW $6 TRILLION HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE LOOKS LIKE

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May 03, 2016

In the new Oliver Wyman report The Marketplace Revolution, the authors detail how consumerism is powering a complete remodel of the healthcare market. But this transformation is about much more than patient-centric innovations. The true revolution is the emergence of an entirely new business design ...

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Drager in the Pharmaceutical Industry DRAGER IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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May 03, 2016

21 incidences per 10,000 full-time workers in the US pharmaceutical industry per year. 2 out of 10,000 synthetic substances tested in research and development make it through to a market-ready product. 2.6 vol.% Even at such low concentrations, the highly combustible acetone can ignite in the air.

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Should food labels list the amount of exercise needed to burn off calories? SHOULD FOOD LABELS LIST THE AMOUNT OF EXERCISE NEEDED TO BURN OFF CALORIES?

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May 02, 2016

It’s an out of the box concept that has healthy eating experts buzzing. Earlier this year, The Royal Society for Public Health in the UK released a policy paper proposing that food labels list hours of exercise needed to burn off calories in particular food.

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What are the signs of prostate cancer? WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF PROSTATE CANCER?

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May 01, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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What is prostate cancer? WHAT IS PROSTATE CANCER?

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May 01, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Beating ovarian cancer BEATING OVARIAN CANCER

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May 01, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Vaccines work VACCINES WORK

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May 01, 2016

Public Health England (PHE) was set up on 1 April 2013 as an operationally autonomous executive agency of the Department of Health. Our mission is to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities through working with national and local government, the NHS, industry and th...

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How do I protect my child from measles? HOW DO I PROTECT MY CHILD FROM MEASLES?

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May 01, 2016

Measles is a highly contagious viral respiratory infection that is spread when a person comes in direct contact with infected droplets through the air.

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Who WHO'S MOST AT RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER?

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Apr 30, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. 
What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise ...

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Eating Recovery Day: Why We Celebrate EATING RECOVERY DAY: WHY WE CELEBRATE

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Apr 30, 2016

Eating Recovery Center is the only national, vertically integrated healthcare system dedicated to treating serious eating and related disorders at any stage of the illness. ERC provides a full spectrum of recovery services, including Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outp...

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Minority Health Month: Wellness and Prevention MINORITY HEALTH MONTH: WELLNESS AND PREVENTION

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Apr 26, 2016

Every year heart disease, cancer and chronic conditions claim a heavy toll on all Americans, but minority communities — especially the African-American and Hispanic communities ­— are especially hard hit by chronic illnesses, according to federal and state data.

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Beating prostate cancer BEATING PROSTATE CANCER

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Apr 25, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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UNCOVERING ASTHMA UNCOVERING ASTHMA

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Apr 25, 2016

Severe asthma affects up to 1.5 million Europeans. Asthma attacks are often triggered by irritants affecting the person’s airways which are more sensitive, making it hard to breathe. Severe asthma is often described as difficult to control. Someone with severe asthma find it difficult to breat...

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UPMC Leads Pittsburgh Marathon Medical Team UPMC LEADS PITTSBURGH MARATHON MEDICAL TEAM

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Apr 23, 2016

UPMC Sports Medicine, along with the UPMC Department of Emergency Medicine, and City of Pittsburgh EMS, lead a team of medical volunteers to provide care for registered runners and walkers at DICK’S Sports Goods Pittsburgh Marathon events. Many members of the medical team have been working tog...

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Younger Workers Least Comfortable Navigating U.S. Healthcare System YOUNGER WORKERS LEAST COMFORTABLE NAVIGATING U.S. HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

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Apr 20, 2016

Human resources executives are making significant investments in health benefits and health-related services for employees, but the Accolade Consumer Healthcare Experience Index survey indicates that they could get more for their healthcare investments by factoring how age and life circumstances inf...

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Happy feet HAPPY FEET

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Apr 20, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Ready, steady… GO! READY, STEADY… GO!

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Apr 20, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Do cold and cough medicines work? DO COLD AND COUGH MEDICINES WORK?

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Apr 19, 2016

Over-the-counter medications Non-medication suggestions to alleviate symptoms Antihistamines, cough suppressants and decongestants may mask some cold and cough symptoms, but there has never been good evidence that they work. Natural cold medications have become popular in the treatment of colds in c...

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Take care & be prepared TAKE CARE & BE PREPARED

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Apr 15, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Running injuries - be careful! RUNNING INJURIES - BE CAREFUL!

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Apr 15, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Avoiding running injuries AVOIDING RUNNING INJURIES

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Apr 15, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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Snowboarders Vs skiers SNOWBOARDERS VS SKIERS

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Apr 13, 2016

BMI Healthcare is the UK's largest private hospital group in the U.K, with 59 hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. What we do is in our name, it expresses its commitment to providing high quality healthcare, reiterating that there are two sides to healthcare; clinical expertise and cari...

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6 Tips for Avoiding Migraines 6 TIPS FOR AVOIDING MIGRAINES

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Apr 11, 2016

Headaches strike nearly half of the adult population at least once a year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Migraines — severe headache disorders — affect more than 10 percent of adults, aged 18 to 65, according to a WHO migraine report.

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WHD 2016 infographic WHD 2016 INFOGRAPHIC

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Apr 05, 2016

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Hea...

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What is juvenile arthritis? WHAT IS JUVENILE ARTHRITIS?

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Apr 04, 2016

Arthritis is a condition that affects people of all ages. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), is the most common form of arthritis in children and adolescents.

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Sports concussions. Is your child at risk? SPORTS CONCUSSIONS. IS YOUR CHILD AT RISK?

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Apr 01, 2016

What do I do if my child suffers a concussion?  1. Remove your child from the game 2. Have your child evaluated by a qualified healthcare professional. 3. Do not return your child to play until he or she is symptom-free 4. Inform your child’s teacher and coach about the concussion.

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What do I need to know about the zika virus? WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ZIKA VIRUS?

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Apr 01, 2016

Zika is a mosquito-transmitted virus that has spread through Latin America and the Caribbean. Only travel-associated transmission has been confirmed in the United States. 1 out of5 people infected will show symptoms. Symptoms include acute onset of rash, joint pain, headache, conjunctivitis (pink ey...

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Does your infant CPAP system measure up? DOES YOUR INFANT CPAP SYSTEM MEASURE UP?

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Apr 01, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the European Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome each recommend the early use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

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Benefits of Scale for Health Plans BENEFITS OF SCALE FOR HEALTH PLANS

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Mar 30, 2016

The trend of mega mergers among large national health plans has raised questions around the extent to which scale benefits will play out in the market and how small regional insurers can tackle key challenges given the new landscape. Scale can in fact create a number of benefits for health insurers,...

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How to prepare your child for a doctor’s visit HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR A DOCTOR’S VISIT

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Mar 30, 2016

When kids anticipate “going to the doctor,” many become worried and apprehensive about the visit. Children can cope with discomfort or pain more easily if they’re forewarned, and they’ll learn to trust you if you’re honest with them. If you don’t know much about t...

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How to protect your child from insect stings & bites. HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD FROM INSECT STINGS & BITES.

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Mar 29, 2016

Although insect stings and bites can be irritating, symptoms usually begin to disappear by the next day and don’t require medical treatment. However, kids with allergic reactions may have life-threatening symptoms requiring emergency treatment.

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How can I treat my child’s ear infection? HOW CAN I TREAT MY CHILD’S EAR INFECTION?

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Mar 28, 2016

Symptoms of an ear infection in a child include irritability, ear pain in one or both ears that seems to be usually worse at night or during naps, fever, cough and poor sleep.

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MHA@GW Shows U.S. Health Care vs. The World MHA@GW SHOWS U.S. HEALTH CARE VS. THE WORLD

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Mar 24, 2016

The following infographic was produced by MHA@GW, the online Master of Health Administration program offered through the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. It grabbed our attention when it was shared this week by Julie Potyraj, the community manager for MPH...

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Pharmacy Department brings you the right dose at the right time PHARMACY DEPARTMENT BRINGS YOU THE RIGHT DOSE AT THE RIGHT TIME

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Mar 24, 2016

There is something to be said about the people who work to bring children the right drug, at the right time, in the right dosage form. They quietly go about their days and work to their fullest potential to contribute to the great work done at the hospital every day.

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Are your kids prepared for a medical emergency? ARE YOUR KIDS PREPARED FOR A MEDICAL EMERGENCY?

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Mar 23, 2016

Make sure kids know how to dial 911, their full name, their full address and how to give a short description of the emergency. The most important advice is for them to stay calm and speak slowly and clearly.

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THE FACTS ABOUT CONCUSSIONS AND YOUNG CHILDREN THE FACTS ABOUT CONCUSSIONS AND YOUNG CHILDREN

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Mar 21, 2016

Incidence of head trauma might be as high as 1,850 per 100,000. Falls are the #1 cause of head injuries in children under the age of 9. Accidental head trauma is a relatively common injury in toddlers. Young kids are likely to hurt their head because they are still unstable on their feet and often t...

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How you can stay healthy this flu season HOW YOU CAN STAY HEALTHY THIS FLU SEASON

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Mar 21, 2016

Give colleagues the cold shoulder AVOID HANDSHAKES to keep germs from spreading. In a poll of 1,000 workers 5 out of 10 prefer sick colleagues be sent home. Avoid spreading your germs WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY and discard soiled tissues in the trash. Don’t spread
germs by ANSWERING PHONES b...

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How Consumers View the New Front Door to Healthcare HOW CONSUMERS VIEW THE NEW FRONT DOOR TO HEALTHCARE

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Mar 16, 2016

Oliver Wyman announced today the results of a new survey on consumers’ experiences with alternative sites of care, such as retail health clinics, urgent care centers, and telehealth. The report, entitled “The New Front Door to Healthcare is Here,” found that more consumers across a...

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cyberbullying How can I protect my child? CYBERBULLYING HOW CAN I PROTECT MY CHILD?

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Mar 15, 2016

In our technologically driven society, today’s bully can taunt children not only on the school yard, but also in cyberspace, where the harm can be even more far-reaching.

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Seizure First Aid SEIZURE FIRST AID

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Mar 14, 2016

Do you know what to do if someone around you has a seizure?

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Cleaning Up the Myths About Common Cleanses CLEANING UP THE MYTHS ABOUT COMMON CLEANSES

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Mar 12, 2016

This time of year, cleanses are a hot topic. We talked to our experts about some of the most popular ones and you may be surprised to hear the results! During a master cleanse, weight loss can be expected, but it’s mostly water weight. It is likely that the weight will be gained back since it&...

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We Are Health WE ARE HEALTH

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Mar 11, 2016

At UW Health, we're proud to offer a variety of programs and services to support environmental sustainability and the health and wellness of our employees, patients and families. Here is a sampling of the ways we're doing this

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Does your child have asthma? DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ASTHMA?

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Mar 08, 2016

Many infants and toddlers experience occasional episodes of wheezing caused by respiratory tract infections, but that doesn’t mean they suffer from asthma. Common asthma symptoms: Wheezing, Shortness of Breath, Chest Tightness, Labored Breathing, Low Energy, Poor Feeding

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Sugar statistics SUGAR STATISTICS

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Mar 04, 2016

A sugar baby is a type of female who dates wealthy, older men, while receiving cash and expensive gifts in exchange for being in the relationship.[1] The practice is known as sugaring.

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I I'M READY TO HAVE THIS BABY! WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?

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Mar 03, 2016

Babies need ar least 39 weeks to grow before they are born. Sometimes inductions are medically necessary. But many births are being scheduled early for non-medical reasons.

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Preventing Colon Cancer PREVENTING COLON CANCER

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Mar 02, 2016

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if the cancer had been found in the early stages. Learn more about virtual and optical colonoscopy and ask your primary care doctor for a referral to the UW Health Digest...

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Halloween safety tips HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

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Mar 02, 2016

Following a few simple precautions can make it a safe and happy holiday. Older children trick-or-treating on their own should: Carry a cell phone, if possible. Go in a group and stay together. Only go to houses with porch lights on and walk on sidewalks on lit streets. Know to never go into stranger...

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CEREBRAL DESATURATION. COMMON. COSTLY. DEBILITATING. CEREBRAL DESATURATION. COMMON. COSTLY. DEBILITATING.

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Feb 25, 2016

Common... Patients experience CEREBRAL OXYGEN DESATURATION. Costly… INCREASED LENGTH OF STAY Cerebral desaturation costs approximately 3,300 per day 4,000 per day with mechanical ventilation. DEBILITATING… CABG surgery patients who experienced prolonged desaturation. Are 12x More likel...

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Stages of Alzheimer STAGES OF ALZHEIMER'S

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Feb 25, 2016

1. Normal: At this point, there are no memory problems or other detectable symptoms. 2. Normal Aged Forgetfulness: Minor memory problems may become noticeable to the person affected but may be overlooked by friends, family and physicians.

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Caregiving and the Holidays CAREGIVING AND THE HOLIDAYS

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Feb 24, 2016

Along with warm memories of holidays past, the holiday season brings concern and stress to both caregivers and loved ones needing care. Executive smmary of results of a 2013 survey of 1,000 adult Americans commissioned for Sunrise Senior Living and conducted by GFK Public Affairs & Corporate Com...

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Hospital Choice: Your life may depend on it HOSPITAL CHOICE: YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT

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Feb 23, 2016

Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, today released America’s 50 and 100 Best Hospitals™ for 2016, along with a new digital infographic entitled “Hospital Choice: Your life may depend on it,” that outlines the...

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How can I help my child live a heart-healthy life? HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD LIVE A HEART-HEALTHY LIFE?

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Feb 20, 2016

Most children are born with healthy hearts, both structurally and functionally. By making small lifestyle choices to encourage healthier eating and daily physical activity, you can help your children maintain healthy hearts throughout their lives.

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Accolade Consumer Healthcare Experience Index ACCOLADE CONSUMER HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE INDEX

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Feb 11, 2016

As consumers assume a larger share of healthcare costs and responsibility, a new survey reveals where they are having difficulty taking charge of their health and what can help them become more savvy consumers of healthcare. Accolade, an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans, he...

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The Sunrise Energy Commitment THE SUNRISE ENERGY COMMITMENT

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Feb 11, 2016

Find out how our energy-saving choices are making a difference for future generations.

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Green STEPS GREEN STEPS

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Feb 10, 2016

UW Health's Green STEPS efforts - Simple Things, Eco-Positive Solutions - aim to enhance indoor and outdoor spaces, recycling practices, waste management and more, with the goal of sustaining a healthy environment in and around our spaces, and within the community.

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The safer, smarter path with infusion device interoperability THE SAFER, SMARTER PATH WITH INFUSION DEVICE INTEROPERABILITY

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Feb 08, 2016

St. Vincent Healthcare, located in Billings, MT, embarked on a safety journey in May 2014 by successfully implementing AlarisTM EMR interoperability throughout their facility. With this solution, they hoped to systematically improve outcomes by realizing the following goals: reduce medication errors...

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Healthy Swaps for the Big Game HEALTHY SWAPS FOR THE BIG GAME

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Feb 06, 2016

As football fans, game day often surrounds us with pizza, beer, and more wings than we can count. It’s tempting to enjoy the greasy treats with your friends and family, but in the anticipation during the game, a few chips can turn into a whole bag in the blink of an eye. If you made a resoluti...

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Researchers call for investment in cancer control in low- and middle-income countries where most of the world’s cancer deaths occur RESEARCHERS CALL FOR INVESTMENT IN CANCER CONTROL IN LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES WHERE MOST OF THE WORLD’S CANCER DEATHS OCCUR

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Feb 02, 2016

Investments in cancer control — prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care — are increasingly needed in low- and, particularly, middle-income countries, where most of the world’s cancer deaths occur, a paper published in The Lancet recommends.

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Evidence-based wellness: A solid foundation builds trust and guides healthier behaviors EVIDENCE-BASED WELLNESS: A SOLID FOUNDATION BUILDS TRUST AND GUIDES HEALTHIER BEHAVIORS

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Feb 02, 2016

We see it every day: health information on the internet. From credible news stories on the Zika virus to the latest trending diets on Twitter. it can be overwhelming to process. And if you’ve ever Googled a symptom – you know it can also be downright terrifying! That’s where health...

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A Provinical Clinical Care Pathway for Major Head and Neck Cancer Surgery A PROVINICAL CLINICAL CARE PATHWAY FOR MAJOR HEAD AND NECK CANCER SURGERY

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Feb 01, 2016

The treatment and neck cancer is complex, resource intensive and technically demanding. Over 600 new head and neck cancers are diagnosed each year in Alberta, with approcimately 200 patients requiring Major Head and Neck Cancer Surgery with Free Flap Reconstruction.

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Safe Health IT: SAVES LIVES SAFE HEALTH IT: SAVES LIVES

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Jan 26, 2016

Unique opportunity to find out where health IT can unexpectedly contribute to patient harm. Did you know? Poorly designed or implemented health IT can contribute to patient harm. Health IT-related patient safety events can go undetected. As health IT adoption becomes more widespread, the potential f...

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Health inequalities and alcohol dependence HEALTH INEQUALITIES AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE

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Jan 21, 2016

Although the volume of alcohol consumed is a clear indicator of potential harm to health, other factors affect the relationship.

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All types of alcohol can cause cancer ALL TYPES OF ALCOHOL CAN CAUSE CANCER

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Jan 21, 2016

The new guideline on alcohol consumption produced by the CMO warns that drinking any level of alcohol increases the risk of a range of cancers

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Alcohol misuse damages health ALCOHOL MISUSE DAMAGES HEALTH

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Jan 21, 2016

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) published new alcohol guidelines that state drinking any level of alcohol regularly carries a health risk for everyone. Men and women should limit their intake to no more than 14 units a week to keep the risk of illness like cancer and liver disease low

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Effects of harmful drinking EFFECTS OF HARMFUL DRINKING

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Jan 21, 2016

The effects of harmful drinking on individuals, their families and communities are wide-ranging and require a response at a national and local level.

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Safety Smarts for Seniors SAFETY SMARTS FOR SENIORS

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Jan 21, 2016

Create a safer living environment with these helpful tips. Smart Furniture. Furniture should be easy to lean on and strategically placed so it can be used for balance. Avoid buying furniture that has sharp - and potentially dangerous - corners.

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The end of the Ebola epidemic THE END OF THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC

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Jan 14, 2016

The UK Government contains a number of ministries known mainly, though not exclusively as departments. These are politically led by a Government Minister who is often a Secretary of State and member of the Cabinet (the executive of the parliament chosen by the prime minister). He or she may also be ...

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NHS Health Check - recent research NHS HEALTH CHECK - RECENT RESEARCH

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Jan 14, 2016

NHS Health Check: recent research CURRENT ACTIVITY 7.4 million people have been invited for an NHS Health Check 15 million people will be eligible for an NHS Health Check between 2015 &2018 . . . . . [ More people of an M older age, with a W A W higher risk of disease, " I I I from south Asian ethni...

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Get Heart Smart – 5 Tips for a Healthy Heart GET HEART SMART – 5 TIPS FOR A HEALTHY HEART

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Jan 13, 2016

With over 30 years of experience caring for seniors, Sunrise knows that the combination of healthy diet, exercise and smart lifestyle choices can create stronger bodies and a longer life. Here's to healthy living and a healthy heart!

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The Infection Prevention and HAI Portal THE INFECTION PREVENTION AND HAI PORTAL

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Jan 10, 2016

The Infection Prevention and HAI Portal includes resources from: The Joint Commission, Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, Joint Commission Resources.

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Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response INFLUENZA PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

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Jan 06, 2016

The timing, nature and severity of the next influenza pandemic cannot be predicted with any certainty. Preparedness planning is imperative to lessen the impact of a pandemic!  Pandemics can cause severe disease and excess mortality in both healthy and high risk groups.

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Speak Up: X-rays, MRIs and other medical imaging tests SPEAK UP: X-RAYS, MRIS AND OTHER MEDICAL IMAGING TESTS

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Jan 06, 2016

Medical imaging tests help diagnose health problems. Some tests use radiation. Radiation is useful, even life-saving, but too much can be harmful. Included in this infographic are easy- to- understand definitions for X-rays, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear sca...

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Boston Scientific Urology The power of one BOSTON SCIENTIFIC UROLOGY THE POWER OF ONE

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Jan 04, 2016

The numbers speak volumes about Boston Scientific’s commitment to urology. And our ability to help you meet the challenges of constant change across five urology subspecialties – more than any other company. By evolving urology together, we can advance patient outcomes, reduce procedure ...

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ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH LONG TERM CONDITIONS ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH LONG TERM CONDITIONS

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Jan 04, 2016

People aged over 85 years are more likely to be living with a long term condition including frailty. % of population in England aged over 85 years. People might be living with more than one long term condition. Of the people who report that they live with long term conditions; 24% have two long term...

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Telehealth and Telemedicine Technologies Foster  Access, Power Population Health TELEHEALTH AND TELEMEDICINE TECHNOLOGIES FOSTER ACCESS, POWER POPULATION HEALTH

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Jan 01, 2016

With millennials to Medicare beneficiaries strapping on fitness trackers, visiting specialists via video, and monitoring chronic conditions at home, telehealth and telemedicine services are redefining the boundaries of healthcare delivery.

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How can I help my child handle stress? HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD HANDLE STRESS?

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Jan 01, 2016

Stress is the way our bodies and minds react to a particular challenge or situation. By recognizing the signs and symptoms of stress, you can help your child learn to manage his or her responses in a healthier way.

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Reach for the Stars REACH FOR THE STARS

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Jan 01, 2016

Our Reach for the Stars solutions are designed to help you meet CMS Star Ratings attached to Medicare Part D plans, retain and grow your health plan relationships and find new innovative business opportunities.

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The state of IV compounding It’s time for a new standard THE STATE OF IV COMPOUNDING IT’S TIME FOR A NEW STANDARD

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Jan 01, 2016

Historically, manual IV compounding practices have left gaps for error that compromise patient care and generate costly waste. Today’s healthcare facilities must analyze current strategies to enable better control of medication safety, efficiency, inventory optimization and documentation.

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DIABETIC FOOT CARE CLINICAL PATHWAY DIABETIC FOOT CARE CLINICAL PATHWAY

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Dec 31, 2015

Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) are creating improvements within focused areas of health care.To get the most out of our  health care system, AHS has developed networks of people who are  passionate and knowledgeable about specific areas of health, challenging them to find new and innov...

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I have prostate cancer. What are my treatment options? I HAVE PROSTATE CANCER. WHAT ARE MY TREATMENT OPTIONS?

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Dec 30, 2015

Today, there are many options for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer – from active surveillance to robotic prostatectomies and hormone therapy. We’ll help you sort through the facts of a few of these treatment options.

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DIABETES INPATIENT MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE DIABETES INPATIENT MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE

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Dec 23, 2015

Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) are creating improvements within focused areas of health care. To get the most out of our health care system, AHS has developed networks of people who are passionate and knowledgeable about specific areas of health, challenging them to find new and innovative ways ...

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3 Heart and Vascular Conditions You Don’t Want for Christmas This Year 3 HEART AND VASCULAR CONDITIONS YOU DON’T WANT FOR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR

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Dec 22, 2015

Would you believe there are actual medical conditions called Christmas Disease, Nutcracker Syndrome, and Grinch Syndrome? We promise, we’re not being naughty and making it up. Although they’re rare, these conditions are real, and they affect the blood, heart, and blood vessels, causing s...

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The Healthy evolution of new Year THE HEALTHY EVOLUTION OF NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS.

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Dec 22, 2015

We surveyed Fitbit Device users who joined in January 2015 to learn what goals they set for themselves, and found that using a Fitbit Tracker and the Fitbit app had a big effect on those with health and fitness resolutions.

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The healthy evolotion of new year THE HEALTHY EVOLOTION OF NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

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Dec 22, 2015

We surveyed Fitbit device users who joined in January 2015 to learn what goals they set for themselves, and found that using a Fitbit tracker and the Fitbit app had a big affect on those with health and fitness resolutions.

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Holiday Heart Attacks: What You Need to Know HOLIDAY HEART ATTACKS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Dec 14, 2015

The number of heart-related deaths in the U.S. increases by 5 percent during the December and New Year holidays, according to a study from University of California, San Diego and Tufts University researchers. Daily visits to hospitals for heart failure can increase by 33 percent during the four days...

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Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2014/15 MONITORING THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT IN 2014/15

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Dec 10, 2015

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England. CQC's aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, whether that’s in hospital, in care homes, in people’s own homes, or elsewhere.

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How antibiotic resistance occurs HOW ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE OCCURS

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Dec 10, 2015

Antibiotics are unlike many other drugs used in medicine, as the more we use them the less effective they become against their target organisms. With antibiotics, overuse or inappropriate use allows bacteria to develop resistance.

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We all have a role to play WE ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY

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Dec 10, 2015

The situation is becoming critical. In the next few years, people could start dying of everyday infections that have become untreatable. We can ill afford to lose the power of antibiotics to treat infections.

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What is fuelling antibiotic resistance WHAT IS FUELLING ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

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Dec 10, 2015

A third of the public believe that antibiotics will treat coughs and colds. 1 in 5 people expect antibiotics when they visit their doctor. GPs commonly express concerns that they feel pressurised by patients asking for antibiotics. For example, people asking on behalf of a child to treat infections ...

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The scale of the problem THE SCALE OF THE PROBLEM

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Dec 10, 2015

Antibiotics are unlike many other drugs used in medicine, as the more we use them the less effective they become against their target organisms. With antibiotics, overuse or inappropriate use allows bacteria to develop resistance.

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Concussions: How Knowledgeable Are Americans? CONCUSSIONS: HOW KNOWLEDGEABLE ARE AMERICANS?

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Dec 04, 2015

A study was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of UPMC in April among over 2,000 U.S. adults, and the recently released results are very surprising. Despite most Americans 85% saying they feel at least somewhat knowledgeable about concussions, this does not seem to be the case. Unfortunately, the re...

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5 Types of Mental Illness 5 TYPES OF MENTAL ILLNESS

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Nov 30, 2015

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that more than 45 million Americans have a mental illness in any given year, with only about half seeking treatment. These illness can drastically alter a patient’s life, as well as the lives of their loved ones.

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Does my child have pneumonia? DOES MY CHILD HAVE PNEUMONIA?

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Nov 29, 2015

Pneumonia is an infection of one or both lungs that is caused by viruses, bacteria or chemical irritants. Sometimes children with an upper respiratory infection (the common cold) can later develop pneumonia, which affects the lower areas of the airways and can cause severe symptoms.

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IMPACT OF THE 2015 MEDICARE OUTPATIENT REIMBURSEMENT CHANGES IMPACT OF THE 2015 MEDICARE OUTPATIENT REIMBURSEMENT CHANGES

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Nov 16, 2015

Inpatient: Patient may be formally admitted to an inpatient bed when they meet severity of illness admission criteria, and treatment is expected to require a stay in the hospital lasting at least two midnights. Documentation: The physician’s expectation for an inpatient stay must be based on m...

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The true economic impact of reusable digital scopes THE TRUE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF REUSABLE DIGITAL SCOPES

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Nov 15, 2015

How much does a typical hospital really spend to acquire, repair, sterilize, reprocess, prepare and manage ureteroscopes? These numbers speak volumes about the true total cost of ownership.

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Promoting Healthy Behaviors: The Impact of Incentives PROMOTING HEALTHY BEHAVIORS: THE IMPACT OF INCENTIVES

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Nov 11, 2015

70% of companies are investing in health and wellness incentives to improve their employees’ health, help lower claim costs and increase productivity. However, employees that participate in these wellness programs desire choice, but what’s ideal? Too many options can confuse or overwhelm...

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LotusTM Valve System What is Severe Aortic Stenosis LOTUSTM VALVE SYSTEM WHAT IS SEVERE AORTIC STENOSIS

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Nov 10, 2015

Aortic Valve Stenosis (AS) is the process of thickening and stiffening in the valve, which can result in an abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve opening and reduction in blood flow. AS affects 2-7% of the population. 65 years old in Europe and North America.  Approximately 1.2 million patient...

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Eating Seafood During Pregnancy EATING SEAFOOD DURING PREGNANCY

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Nov 06, 2015

Proper nutrition is always important, but even more so during pregnancy. One aspect of this healthy diet is fish - but misinformation causes many pregnant mothers to shy away from this food group. In reality, it is safe to consume between 8 and 12 ounces of most types of fish per week.

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Bariatric Recovery Meal Plans BARIATRIC RECOVERY MEAL PLANS

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Nov 04, 2015

Bariatric surgery is a huge step in the direction towards a healthy life – but it doesn’t happen all at once. Recovery from bariatric surgery happens one notch at a time, which can be discouraging if you don’t have a plan in front of you. From clear liquid to pureed diet, all the w...

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Debunking myths about autism DEBUNKING MYTHS ABOUT AUTISM

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Nov 02, 2015

This past October was Canadian Autism Awareness Month. While studies show as many as one in every 165 Canadians has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), many people do not understand the disorder.

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Nov 01, 2015

Cardinal Health, Inc. is an American Fortune 500 health care services company based in Dublin, Ohio. The company specializes in distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical products, serving more than 100,000 locations.

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10 Reasons You Might Have High Blood Pressure 10 REASONS YOU MIGHT HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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Oct 29, 2015

About 1 in 3 adults in the US have prehypertension, which means you are on the cusp of having high blood pressure. Even further, African Americans develop high blood pressure more frequently than whites or Hispanics, with African American women developing the condition most often. This isn’t s...

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Eliminating Barriers to Health Care in Denver ELIMINATING BARRIERS TO HEALTH CARE IN DENVER

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Oct 29, 2015

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response syste...

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Great American Smokeout GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT

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Oct 29, 2015

UW Health Smoking Cessation staff in Madison, Wisconsin, includes physicians, clinical psychologists and registered nurses trained in the best ways to help you quit smoking. Do you want to quit smoking and tobacco? Here's why you should

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It IT'S LEARNING DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH!

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Oct 27, 2015

It’s Learning Disabilities Awareness Month! Take a peek at our interactive infographic and learn more about the different types of learning disabilities and the work of SickKids Learning Disabilities Research Program.

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Every 15 Minutes: Facts on Congenital Heart Disease EVERY 15 MINUTES: FACTS ON CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE

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Oct 27, 2015

Thanks to improvements in diagnostic imaging and care, many congenital heart defects can be detected before ababy is born. But not always. The Children’s National Health System's Cardiology team created a Congenital Heart DiseaseScreening Program, promoting the use of pulse oximetry to det...

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BONE AND JOINT HEALTH STRATEGIC CLINICAL NETWORK BONE AND JOINT HEALTH STRATEGIC CLINICAL NETWORK

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Oct 27, 2015

Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) are creating improvements within focused areas of health care. To get the most out of our health care system, AHS has developed networks of people who are passionate and knowledgeable about specific areas of health, challenging them to find new and innovative ways ...

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Weather treating treating yourself, or acting as a caregiver for a loved one, keep the focus on quality care WEATHER TREATING TREATING YOURSELF, OR ACTING AS A CAREGIVER FOR A LOVED ONE, KEEP THE FOCUS ON QUALITY CARE

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Oct 27, 2015

Cardinal Health has created a series of medical tools designed especially for nonprofessionals taking care of someone, or themselves, at home.

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Stroke Aftermath Issues STROKE AFTERMATH ISSUES

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Oct 23, 2015

A stroke occurs when blood flow and oxygen to the brain is interrupted. This loss of blood and oxygen causes two million brain cells to die every minute, so time is of the essence. The longer a stroke goes untreated, the higher the odds of permanent brain damage, disability, or death.

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Choose the right hospital and doctor for you CHOOSE THE RIGHT HOSPITAL AND DOCTOR FOR YOU

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Oct 20, 2015

Transparency in healthcare means having facts about cost and quality. As costs rise and provider networks narrow, it’s crucial that consumers have access to transparent information to make informed decisions when selecting the right hospital and the right doctor for their care.

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How to Prevent Senior Malnutrition HOW TO PREVENT SENIOR MALNUTRITION

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Oct 20, 2015

Not only do seniors have different nutritional needs than younger adults, they also take more medication, have higher rates of chronic medical conditions-such as diabetes and heart disease-and are more likely to live alone; all of which contribute to the rising numbers of older Americans who are ser...

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Maine Children’s Cancer Program MAINE CHILDREN’S CANCER PROGRAM

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Oct 20, 2015

Medical Care: after diagnosis, a patient is assigned to a medical team (physician, nurse and social worker), and the team remains constant throughout treatment. This team follows the patient from the outpatient clinic in Scarborough to the BBCH inpatient unit.

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State of Care 2014/15 STATE OF CARE 2014/15

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Oct 15, 2015

Your information helps us decide when, where and what to inspect. Let's make care better together.

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Working Together to Address Mental Health WORKING TOGETHER TO ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH

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Oct 15, 2015

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response syste...

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Health Market 2.0: The Leadership Imperative HEALTH MARKET 2.0: THE LEADERSHIP IMPERATIVE

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Oct 14, 2015

Four forces are shaping the future health market. The following infographics illustrate the fourth major force at work: The Leadership Imperative.

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Health Market 2.0: Population Health & Value-Based Care HEALTH MARKET 2.0: POPULATION HEALTH & VALUE-BASED CARE

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Oct 12, 2015

Four forces are shaping the future health market. The following infographics illustrate the first major shift underway: Population Health & Value-based Care.

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Health Market 2.0: The Empowered Consumer HEALTH MARKET 2.0: THE EMPOWERED CONSUMER

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Oct 12, 2015

Four forces are shaping the future health market. The following infographics illustrate the second major shift underway: The Empowered Consumer.

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SYNERGY Stent Investigator-Sponsored Research SYNERGY STENT INVESTIGATOR-SPONSORED RESEARCH

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Oct 12, 2015

Boston Scientific is not responsible for the collection, analysis or reporting of the investigator-sponsored research output which is the sole responsibility of the investigators. Boston Scientific’s involvement in investigator-sponsored research is limited to providing financial support for r...

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How parents are stepping it up HOW PARENTS ARE STEPPING IT UP

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Oct 08, 2015

Fitting fitness into a life with kids. We surveyed Fitbit users to find out how parents fit fitness into their busy schedules, and to provide insights for other moms and dads looking to do the same.

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Reducing Childhood Obesity in Denver REDUCING CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN DENVER

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Oct 06, 2015

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response syste...

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Five Facts about Fibroids FIVE FACTS ABOUT FIBROIDS

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Oct 01, 2015

Fibroids are growths, or tumors, that form inside the wall of the uterus. They can be as small as an apple seed or as big as a grapefruit. Usually benign, these growths can cause pain and heavy bleeding. Fibroids can be treated with hormone therapy, such as birth control, uterine fibroid embolizatio...

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TRAVEL RISK 2016 TRAVEL RISK 2016

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Oct 01, 2015

A travel warning, travel alert, or travel advisory is an official warning statement issued by a government agency to provide information about the relative safety of travelling to or visiting one or more specific foreign countries or destinations.

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What’s the Best Way to Treat a Concussion? WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO TREAT A CONCUSSION?

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Sep 30, 2015

When it comes to concussion, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all model for treatment. All concussions are treatable when managed properly. Any suspected concussions should be treated by a medical provider specifically trained in concussion management and treatment. This survey was conducted online...

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SIGNS OF TROUBLE: CONCUSSIONS SIGNS OF TROUBLE: CONCUSSIONS

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Sep 30, 2015

The signs of a concussion may include: memory problems. confusion. drowsiness or feeling sluggish. dizziness. double vision or blurred vision. headache. nausea or vomiting. sensitivity to light or noise.  A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or b...

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Reducing Tobacco Use in Denver REDUCING TOBACCO USE IN DENVER

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Sep 30, 2015

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response syste...

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Improving Dental Health in Denver IMPROVING DENTAL HEALTH IN DENVER

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Sep 30, 2015

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response syste...

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Preventing and Managing Diabetes in Denver PREVENTING AND MANAGING DIABETES IN DENVER

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Sep 30, 2015

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response syste...

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How can I help my child with IBS? HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD WITH IBS?

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Sep 30, 2015

IBS can be embarrassing or even frightening to children, so it is important for parents to learn about IBS and help their child cope with symptoms. What is IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder of the digestive system and is a common cause of recurrent abdominal pain in children....

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How can I protect my child from dehydration? HOW CAN I PROTECT MY CHILD FROM DEHYDRATION?

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Sep 30, 2015

Dehydration is a very common heat-related condition, and can be a dangerous consequence of diarrhea, vomiting and fever. Dehydration occurs when the body loses more water and salts than it replenishes.

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What we can do: Public Health England WHAT WE CAN DO: PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND

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Sep 15, 2015

Across the population, we’ll do more to tackle health inequalities if we’re able to reduce smoking rates in more disadvantaged groups. We’ll also address the unacceptably high numbers of people dying from smoking related diseases: 78,200 in 2013. This resource sets out the actions ...

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POSTOPERATIVE DELIRIUM. COMMON. COSTLY. DEADLY. POSTOPERATIVE DELIRIUM. COMMON. COSTLY. DEADLY.

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Sep 14, 2015

COMMON. 37-46% of all surgical patients are affected by postoperative delirium. COSTLY. In-hospital delirium costs the U.S. healthcare system $164 BILLION per year and perioperative delirium costs $8,373 PER PATIENT.

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7 Child Passenger Safety Tips 7 CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY TIPS

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Sep 09, 2015

Every year, car accidents kill or seriously injure thousands of children in the U.S. What’s more, car crashes rank as a leading cause of death for children ages 13 and under, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which offers several resources for parents seeking to ...

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What Your Body Shape Says About Your Health WHAT YOUR BODY SHAPE SAYS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

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Sep 01, 2015

Body shape can help doctors decide what possible health risks you could face. Waist measurement, bust size, and hips can play a huge role in your overall health. Many doctors believe when it comes to your health, your waist measurement is important. Body mass index (BMI) is one way to investigate ho...

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Does my child have a learning disability? DOES MY CHILD HAVE A LEARNING DISABILITY?

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Sep 01, 2015

Learning disabilities are neurologically-based processing difficulties in reading, writing and/or math that impact a child’s ability to achieve at a level that would be expected for his or her developmental age and general abilities. The most common learning disability is dyslexia. 4-6% Percen...

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Hydration 101: What You Need to Know HYDRATION 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Aug 13, 2015

As the temperature increases, so does your risk of getting dehydrated. We asked Ron DeAngelo, Director of UPMC Sports Performance, for his top hydration tips. Check out the infographic below to find out why you should stay hydrated.

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Travel insurance: the Great Getaway Gamble TRAVEL INSURANCE: THE GREAT GETAWAY GAMBLE

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Aug 13, 2015

Our new infographic encourages British nationals to make travel insurance an essential part of their holiday preparations.

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The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital THE BARBARA BUSH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

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Jul 25, 2015

We are Pediatric Specialists in the areas of: cardiac surgery, oncology, endocrinology & diabetes, gastroenterology, genetics, neonatology, nephrology, epileptology, neurosurgery, urology, rheumatology, pulmonology, and infectious disease.

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Children and young people CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S SURVEY 2014: WHAT YOUNG PATIENTS SAID

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Jul 17, 2015

Nearly 7,000 young people aged 8-15 took part in the survey. We asked these young patients for their views, and added some extra questions for their parents and carers. We also sent questionnaires to the parents and carers of children younger than 8 years old. We received responses from over 12,000 ...

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5 Easy Lower Body Exercises 5 EASY LOWER BODY EXERCISES

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Jul 16, 2015

For many athletes, the summer is a perfect time to work on maintaining strength, conditioning, and agility. Knee, leg, and other lower body injuries are very common in sports. One of the best and most proven ways to minimize the risk of a traumatic knee injury from happening is to strengthen the mus...

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CONCUSSION FACTS & STATISTICS CONCUSSION FACTS & STATISTICS

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Jul 14, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) there are as many as 3.8 million reported concussions per year in the United States.  Though that number is high the concussion experts at UPMC want people to know a few things about concussion are true: No two concussions are the same, Concuss...

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A Heads up on preventing Sport Injuries A HEADS UP ON PREVENTING SPORT INJURIES

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Jul 13, 2015

UPMC develops and delivers life changing medicine by working at the apex of healthcare and technology, translating science and research into accessible cures, and consistently working to accelerate the pace of innovation worldwide.

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How Healthcare HOW HEALTHCARE'S NEW FRONT DOOR IS OPENING UP OPPORTUNITIES

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Jul 01, 2015

For decades, the main front door to the healthcare system has been a provider-centric blend of primary care, specialty care, and the ER.  All bricks and mortar, almost always on the provider’s schedule, and a cold first encounter. In the past few years, providers, retailers, consumer tech...

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ONE PLACE. ONE TEAM. ONE DAY: THE ONE STOP CLINIC ONE PLACE. ONE TEAM. ONE DAY: THE ONE STOP CLINIC

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Jul 01, 2015

A rare study of 11,000 women with cause for concern who visited Gustave Roussy’s One stop clinic over 8.5 years shows one of a kind same day diagnoses results.

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Head and Neck Cancers HEAD AND NECK CANCERS

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Jun 30, 2015

Have you checked your head and neck health recently? If you haven’t, now is the time. With over 20,000 cases per year in the U.S., head and neck cancers are not something to be overlooked. These cancers start in the tissues and organs of the head and neck, which include your thyroid, larynx, t...

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Burns and Other Holiday Dangers BURNS AND OTHER HOLIDAY DANGERS

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Jun 30, 2015

Fireworks, barbecue picnics and outdoor fun are key ingredients of Fourth of July festivities. But declarations of safety are also important on Independence Day and year round, says Ricardo Castrellon, M.D., plastic surgeon and a burn specialist at South Miami Hospital and other Baptist Health entit...

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Insight From Evolent Health INSIGHT FROM EVOLENT HEALTH'S 2014 FALL SUMMIT

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Jun 30, 2015

Evolent Health supports progressive health care systems lead, build and own the path to value-based care. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, we are backed by: The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Plan, and TPG Growth. We integrate the people, p...

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How can I protect my child from sundamage? HOW CAN I PROTECT MY CHILD FROM SUNDAMAGE?

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Jun 30, 2015

Sunscreens protect the skin by blocking the absorption of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, but additional caution should be taken. The sun emits two main types of rays: UVA (ultraviolet A) and UVB (ultraviolet B). UVA rays penetrate the outer layer of skin, damage skin cells and are the primary cause of ...

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HISTORICAL MILESTONES in Coronary Artery Stents HISTORICAL MILESTONES IN CORONARY ARTERY STENTS

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Jun 26, 2015

The Stent is Conceptualized: “The Father of Intervention,” Charles Dotter, describes coronary angioplasty using an implantable prosthetic device. Investigational Implantation Begins: Ulrich Sigwart and Jacques Puel implant the first investigational stent in a human coronary artery.

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Health Benefits of Almond Milk HEALTH BENEFITS OF ALMOND MILK

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Jun 25, 2015

It may be fairly new to the U.S. health food scene, but almond milk is already creating a buzz, touting benefits like better vision, weight loss, stronger bones, and heart health. Almond milk also helps to build strong muscles, assists in maintaining healthy blood pressure, and improved kidney funct...

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9 NEW THINGS WE 9 NEW THINGS WE'VE ADDED, JUST FOR TRUSTS AND PROVIDERS

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Jun 25, 2015

This stream will look at the challenge of delivering new waiting time standards for mental health to support parity of esteem. There will also be keynote discussion on the economic case for greater investment in mental health and how we act on the evidence.

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A Heads Up on Preventing Sports Injuries A HEADS UP ON PREVENTING SPORTS INJURIES

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Jun 24, 2015

On professional and amateur levels, head injuries, including concussions, are common sports injuries. Athletes of all ages and abilities wear helmets as a safety mechanism to protect against head injuries ranging from trauma resulting from crashes to minor bumps and bruises. While helmets can provid...

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Benefits of Coconut Milk That May Surprise You BENEFITS OF COCONUT MILK THAT MAY SURPRISE YOU

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Jun 22, 2015

Coconuts – including coconut water and coconut milk – have recently risen in popularity due to a variety of health benefits. While coconut’s popularity in the U.S. is fairly new, many island populations around the world have been using the coconut in cooking, skin and hair care, an...

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How Do Your Sleep Habits Stack Up? HOW DO YOUR SLEEP HABITS STACK UP?

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Jun 18, 2015

Fitbit users awake or restless 25.5 minutes every night on average. On average, Women sleep 25 minutes longer each night than men. Users who are obese or overweight get 70 Minutes less sleep per week.

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A NEW RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES OF KIDS WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE A NEW RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES OF KIDS WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE

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Jun 17, 2015

Almost 1 in every 110 children born in the United States will have a congenital heart defect. I That’s 40,000 babies a year. ii St. Jude Medical and Mended Little Hearts wanted to help make a difference, so the organizations collaborated to create the Mended Little HeartGuide—an essentia...

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STAT MedEvac: Your Help From Above STAT MEDEVAC: YOUR HELP FROM ABOVE

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Jun 16, 2015

Twenty-four-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, there’s always a crew ready to fly, at any of STAT MedEvac’s 17 bases throughout western Pennsylvania. When a call comes in, the flight team, which consists of a pilot, flight nurse, and flight paramedic, can be in the air within a matter of mi...

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RESPIRATORY COMPROMISE= RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY, ARREST AND FAILURE RESPIRATORY COMPROMISE= RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY, ARREST AND FAILURE

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Jun 16, 2015

HOW MANY IN THE LAST MONTH...? RAPID RESPONSE CALLS? NALOXONE ADMINISTRATIONS? ICU BOUNCE BACKS? COMMON…. Cases of respiratory compromise are expected to INCREASE 31% by 2019. COSTLY… Inpatient stays related to respiratory compromise surpassed $7 billion annually in the U.S. in 2007 an...

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What You Need to Know About Heart Failure WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HEART FAILURE

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Jun 13, 2015

Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is weakened and cannot pump enough to meet the body’s need for blood and oxygen. According to the American Heart Association more than 5 million people in the U.S.

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Danger: Driving While Dehydrated DANGER: DRIVING WHILE DEHYDRATED

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Jun 08, 2015

That’s because driving while dehydrated can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated, according to a new study.

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What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Health? WHAT DOES YOUR TONGUE SAY ABOUT YOUR HEALTH?

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Jun 01, 2015

Open your mouth and look at your tongue. That may sound strange, but your tongue can tell a lot about your health. For example, a black and hairy looking tongue can signal poor oral hygiene, or diabetes. If your tongue is bright red like a strawberry, it could signal a deficiency in folic acid, vita...

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Bridging the gap: SickKids researchers work to bring traumatic brain injury research to the bedside BRIDGING THE GAP: SICKKIDS RESEARCHERS WORK TO BRING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY RESEARCH TO THE BEDSIDE

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Jun 01, 2015

It’s the number 1 cause of death in children in Canada, yet Dr. Jamie Hutchison, Research Director in Critical Care Medicine and Senior Scientist in Neurosciences & Mental Health at SickKids, says there is still a long way to go before we fully understand how to translate research on traum...

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SickKids researchers work to bring traumatic brain injury research to the bedside SICKKIDS RESEARCHERS WORK TO BRING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY RESEARCH TO THE BEDSIDE

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Jun 01, 2015

It’s the number 1 cause of death in children in Canada, yet Dr. Jamie Hutchison, Research Director in Critical Care Medicine and Senior Scientist in Neurosciences & Mental Health at SickKids, says there is still a long way to go before we fully understand how to translate research on traum...

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Health Benefits of Eggs HEALTH BENEFITS OF EGGS

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May 29, 2015

If you enjoy breakfast food, you’re probably a fan of eggs. They’re cheap, delicious, and can be prepared in dozens of ways! Beyond their convenience, eggs also pack a powerful punch of nutrients.

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Epilepsy Causes and Risk Factors EPILEPSY CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS

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May 28, 2015

Epilepsy is often misunderstood. Mostly, because people know so little about it. For example, did you know that it can be more than just shaking violently on the ground, as it’s often depicted in movies? Sometimes, a seizure can just involve brief episodes of staring or daydreaming. It also af...

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Utilization of Mobile Health Technologies over Time UTILIZATION OF MOBILE HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES OVER TIME

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May 28, 2015

The most common uses of mobile health technologies will shift over the next five years as technological advances catch up to the personal and professional health needs and demands of patients, payers and providers. That's the consensus of 144 health care executives surveyed by The Economist Intellig...

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Comparing 3 Common Digestive Disorders COMPARING 3 COMMON DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

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May 21, 2015

Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome are among the most common digestive disorders. In all three cases, the cause is unknown and, if diagnosed, they often require lifestyle changes. The best way to manage these disorders is to be aware of the symptoms and factors that ...

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Tackling Substance Abuse in Denver TACKLING SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN DENVER

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May 20, 2015

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response syste...

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6 Common Sleep Disorders 6 COMMON SLEEP DISORDERS

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May 17, 2015

Are you constantly feeling tired despite going to bed at a reasonable hour each night? Getting quality sleep is as important as getting enough hours of shut-eye. If you’re struggling to fall asleep or staying asleep, or get blamed for snoring a lot, you could be one of the millions of American...

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UW Health Transplant Program UW HEALTH TRANSPLANT PROGRAM

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May 08, 2015

As one of the nation’s most active transplant centers, the UW Health Transplant Program has completed more than 11, 278 organ transplants. Recently, the United Network for Organ Sharing released data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. This infographic highlights UW Health&...

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What’s the Most Active Day of the Year? WHAT’S THE MOST ACTIVE DAY OF THE YEAR?

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May 05, 2015

With 365 days in the year, you have to wonder which ones end up being the most active. Check out this list to find out when fitbit users tend to hit a slump and when they're really stepping up.

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What happens when ureteral stents are forgotten? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN URETERAL STENTS ARE FORGOTTEN?

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Apr 28, 2015

13OUT OF 100 ureteral stents will be forgotten. 10 OF THESE 13 will become encrusted, resulting in increased risk of infection and obstruction. Requiring an average of 2 SURGICAL PROCEDURES for stent removal. When a digital tracking tool is used, forgotten stents are DRAMATICALLY REDUCED TO Fewer th...

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Pancreatic Cancer PANCREATIC CANCER

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Apr 26, 2015

Pancreatic cancer is caused by abnormal growth of the cells in the pancreas, a glandular organ behind the stomach. It is estimated that pancreatic cancer will affect one in 67 people in the U.S. in 2015. Due to the location, it is sometimes hard to diagnose in the early stages, making this one of th...

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Cancer Screenings by the Decade CANCER SCREENINGS BY THE DECADE

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Apr 16, 2015

Centegra’s Associates commit to serving with genuine respect, passionate caring and a joyful spirit. These values drive our culture and we demonstrate them in the ways we care for our community members and for each other. Join the Centegra Health System team to achieve personal and professiona...

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Common Sports Injuries COMMON SPORTS INJURIES

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Apr 15, 2015

It is well known that staying active is highly beneficial for your body and mind, and playing sports can be a fun way to do that. However, as with any physical activity, there are risks of injury. Whether you play recreationally or are an athlete it is important to be aware of the most common sports...

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6 Deadly Heart Disorders and Conditions 6 DEADLY HEART DISORDERS AND CONDITIONS

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Apr 01, 2015

Does your heart flutter sometimes? Do you always feel really tired? Most people have had heart palpitations, been lightheaded, or felt short of breath at one time or another. Sometimes, a little chest discomfort is nothing to worry about - but sometimes, these symptoms can be signs of serious, life-...

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UK Pharmaceutical Sector Strength & Opportunity 2014 UK PHARMACEUTICAL SECTOR STRENGTH & OPPORTUNITY 2014

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Mar 26, 2015

An essential cluster of specialist suppliers supports the medical biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors in the UK. Does not include: non-life science companies.

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UK Medical Technology Sector Strength & Opportunity 2014 UK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SECTOR STRENGTH & OPPORTUNITY 2014

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Mar 26, 2015

Over 2009 to 2014 a sample of over 1400 medical technology companies grew employment by 18,500 or an annual cumulative growth rate (CAGR) of 9% over the same period these companies grow revenues at 6% CAGR.

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UK Medical Biotechnology Sector Strength & Opportunity 2014 UK MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY SECTOR STRENGTH & OPPORTUNITY 2014

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Mar 26, 2015

Over 2009 to 2014 a sample of over 250 medical biotechnology companies showed CAGR trend of less than 0.1% increase in employment while the revenue trend was 4% CAGR.

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Breast Cancer BREAST CANCER

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Mar 24, 2015

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. It also happens to be the second deadliest cancer among women.

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Executive Insights on Health Care Transformation EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS ON HEALTH CARE TRANSFORMATION

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Mar 20, 2015

Employee Plan Performance Employee Plan Performance Medicare Advantage Inpatient Admissions Medicare Advantage Skilled Nursing Facility Days Health Plan Revenue Medical Loss Ratio Year.

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Protecting Kids From Household Poisons PROTECTING KIDS FROM HOUSEHOLD POISONS

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Mar 17, 2015

Children and the dangers of household products are the centerpiece of the 2015 National Poison Prevention Week, which takes place March 15-21.

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‘Too much’ inequality across health and social care, finds CQC ‘TOO MUCH’ INEQUALITY ACROSS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE, FINDS CQC

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Mar 13, 2015

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and adult social care in England. CQC's aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, whether that’s in hospital, in care homes, in people’s own homes, or elsewhere.

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Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury RECOGNIZING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

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Mar 10, 2015

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have many faces. Depending upon where a blow to the head strikes or if a person suffers a closed brain injury or an object penetrates the skull, these factors and more can determine the severity of the injury and how it impacts the person over the course of time. T...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Facts and Stats DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT) FACTS AND STATS

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Mar 05, 2015

Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, is a blood clot in a vein deep in your body. DVT is treatable, but can be very dangerous and lead to life-threatening or fatal events, like a stroke or heart attack, if left unchecked. Some medical conditions, habits, and events can raise your risk of blood clots. For e...

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The Serious Side Effects of Sleep Apnea THE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS OF SLEEP APNEA

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Mar 04, 2015

Obstructive sleep apnea OSA afflicts more than 22 million adults in the United States. The American Sleep Apnea Association estimates that, of the Americans who suffer from moderate to severe OSA, as many as 80 percent are undiagnosed and untreated.

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How to store breast milk (Infographic) HOW TO STORE BREAST MILK (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Feb 25, 2015

Stores safely in a freezer compartment inside a refrigerator ( variable temperature due to the door opening frequently) for up 2 weeks.

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