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Hospital Quality Data Available

Posted by on November 30th, 2016 0 comments

The Joint Commission has released its 2016 annual report on America’s hospitals. The report contains data contributed by more than 3,300 hospitals nationwide. Extensive changes were made to the metrics collected in past years. Several measures previously included were dropped from the data collection process because hospital performance was consistently high and considered to no… Read More »

Posted in: Patient Safety

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Surgeon General Releases Landmark Report Regarding Addiction in America

Posted by on November 29th, 2016 0 comments

In a landmark report, the United States Surgeon General issued a report on alcohol, drugs and health. The report comes at a time when many organizations are calling for action in the U.S.’s opioid epidemic. “With this report, I’m calling our country to action around one of the most underrecognized and underaddressed public health issues… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Nov

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Meet Me Monday: Katelyn Helberg, UT-Austin iSchool

Posted by on November 28th, 2016 0 comments

Katelyn Helberg is a second year MSIS student at the UT-Austin iSchool. Prior to graduate school, Katelyn worked as a Pre-K Teacher and Assistant Director before working in circulation for the Harris County Public Library system. Since beginning her Masters program, she has held a variety of student positions and internships, also gaining experience in… Read More »

Posted in: Meet Me Monday

Nov

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Study Suggests Women Who Have Kids Later Are More Likely to Live Longer

Posted by on November 22nd, 2016 0 comments

According to an article on MedlinePlus, a study, which is the first of its kind, suggests women who have children at 25 and older are more likely to live to the age of 90. The research also found that these women were more likely to be married, have college degrees and have a higher income…. Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

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Three New Mexico Counties See Shigellosis

Posted by on November 17th, 2016 0 comments

The New Mexico Department of Health just reported Tuesday that counties Lea, Chaves, and Eddy have all seen an outbreak of bacterial disease shigellosis. Shigellosis is a diarrheal disease that causes about 500,000 cases of diarrhea annually. Other symptoms include fever, nausea, vomiting, cramps and toxemia. Oftentimes, diarrhea will contain blood or mucus. Since May… Read More »

Posted in: New Mexico, Public Health

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