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Nov

21

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NIH Blood Pressure Study Data Supports AHA/ACC Hypertension Guidelines

Posted by on November 21st, 2017 0 comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded a landmark study that supports a crucial component of the 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines put forth by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC).  The AHA and ACC guidelines state that high blood pressure should be treated earlier by changes in lifestyle… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Data, Fitness, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Research

Nov

01

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The Trouble with Drugs: Possible Solution to the Opioid Problem

Posted by on November 1st, 2017 0 comments

The opioid epidemic has become a national crisis, one that has led the White House to declare a national state of emergency. But there may be good news on the horizon about one possible solution to the rising number of overdose deaths. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that deaths from… Read More »

Posted in: Community Engagement, Consumer Health, Data, Electronic Resources, General (all entries), Public Health, Research

Aug

23

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Utilization of checklists in the clinical setting to improve patient safety

Posted by on August 23rd, 2017 0 comments

The use of checklists have been proven to increase patient safety within the clinical setting. Notable studies have shown that when clinicians utilize checklists, central line infections are dramatically decreased and surgical morbidity and mortality is reduced. [1] Types of checklist include laundry lists, iterative checklists, diagnostic checklists and more.[2]  Clinicians use these tools to… Read More »

Posted in: Bioinformatics, Blog, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Patient Safety, Research

Jun

15

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Babies Can Tell Face-Like Images Inside the Womb

Posted by on June 15th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Parents may have noticed that their babies were often more fascinated with faces than with human objects, researchers did too. But new research shows that facial recognition for babies actually starts in the womb–as early as the 34th week of pregnancy. Researchers have known that fetuses can distinguish between different shapes in the womb, but… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, General (all entries), Research

Apr

25

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A Second Cancer is Worse for a Younger Person than an Older One

Posted by on April 25th, 2017 0 comments

A new study published in JAMA Oncology finds that for those people who develop a second cancer (meaning a new cancer, not a recurrence), it’s the older patients that are more likely to survive. Previous studies have been done to learn more about second cancers, but little has been done linking age as a factor… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Research

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