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Sep

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Connecting with Caregivers from the American Psychological Association

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

According to estimates from the National Alliance for Caregiving, during the past year, 43.5 million Americans, young and old, are family caregivers for relatives or friends who may be ill, disabled or frail. They provide care for both children and adults. The network of family caregivers encompasses a diverse group of individuals spanning various ages, racial and… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

Aug

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Center for Health Progress Uses Storytelling to Connect

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Center for Health Progress believes the “only way to create an equitable health care system is to ensure that all voices are heard and considered in its design.” From their site: “Storytelling exists in many forms—novels or essays, one-on-one sharing, spoken word poetry, graphic art, video, audio, data visualizations, dance, and so on. They… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health, Websites

Jul

19

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Study Finds Mistakes with Medications are on the Rise at Home

Posted by on July 19th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

When people take medicine at home, mistakes happen. Some people end up taking the wrong dose of a medication or the wrong pill. Sometimes, they don’t wait long enough before taking a second dose. Other times, it’s a health professional who’s at fault. A pharmacist might have dispensed a medication at the wrong concentration, for… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Health Information Literacy

Jul

19

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“All of Us” Research Project Article Highlights Precision Medicine and Director Dishman

Posted by on July 19th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

About a year ago, National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the All of Us initiative, a large-scale research program that NIH hopes will make possible precision medicine: the design of health care tailored for each individual. Directing this research project is Eric Dishman whose remarkable story is perhaps eclipsed by the audacity of the All of Us initiative… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General

Jul

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NIH News in Health, July 2017 Issue

Posted by on July 7th, 2017 0 comments

Check out the July issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. July’s topics are: Biosensors and Your Health: What’s Your Body Trying to Tell You? Struggling to Sleep? Don’t Let Apnea Steal Your Sweet Dreams The Health Capsules include: Why… Read More »

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Jun

23

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Creating Engaging Health Care App Design

Posted by on June 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Human-centered design is particularly important when designing health care apps. This article discusses the process of designing successful and engaging products, including understanding the problem designers are seeking to address, and designing from “multiple points of view, and in the context of the chaos and complexity of everyday life.” To learn more, please see: https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/5lcy

Posted in: Articles, General

Jun

23

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TOXMAP Now Includes Updated Coal Plant Data, Congressional Districts

Posted by on June 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The TOXMAP beta now includes The TOXMAP beta now includes 2016 coal emissions data published by the US EPA’s Clean Air Markets program. Data was obtained from the Air Markets Program Data (AMPD) tool, a publicly-available data system for searching and downloading data collected as part of EPA’s emissions trading programs. Political boundaries for the U.S. 115th congressional districts reflect… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Environmental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health

Jun

23

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Opioid Epidemic Swamps Hospitals – Latest Data

Posted by on June 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The opioid epidemic swamped hospitals with 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year, according to data released from the AHRQ. The 2014 numbers, the latest available for every state and the District of Columbia, reflect a 64 percent increase for inpatient care and a 99 percent jump for… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Health

May

25

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How Drug Marketing May Influence Prescriptions

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Drug companies often promote products during events or sales visits to doctors. This type of marketing is known as detailing because doctors learn details about drug benefits and side effects. Doctors may also receive gifts such as meals and free samples. Some academic medical centers have begun to restrict detailing. But little is known about… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

May

25

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Association Between Teaching Status and Mortality in U.S. Hospitals

Posted by on May 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

In an observational study of approximately 21 million hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries, adjusted 30-day mortality rates were significantly lower at 250 major teaching hospitals compared with 894 minor teaching and 3339 non-teaching hospitals overall (8.3% vs 9.2% and 9.5%) as well as for several individual common medical and surgical conditions. Read more here: https://news.nnlm.gov/bhic/to3n  

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

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