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Hospital work environment associated with all EHR usability outcomes

In the decade since the federal government's electronic health record (EHR) initiatives first became law, nearly all U.S. hospitals have adopted some form of EHR technology.
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Sweat shows promise for noninvasive health monitoring

Making a revolutionary biosensor takes blood, sweat and tears. And saliva, naturally.
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Seattle VA hospital on Beacon Hill expands with a showcase building housing researchers and mental health services

This is the first major expansion since 1985 for the Seattle VA hospital, which is part of a Puget Sound Healthcare network that now serves more than 100,000 veterans
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MSU professor wins prestigious award for brain research

Some electrical engineers design the giant dynamos and transmission lines that power society. Others apply their prowess to electronics in cars and televisions, or -- still smaller -- the microprocessors in phones and watches.
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Few heart care recommendations are based on rigorous study

Less than 10 percent of the treatment recommendations U.S. doctors rely on to manage care for heart patients are based on evidence gained from multiple large, randomized clinical trials -- the gold standard for obtaining scientific data.
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Veterans more likely to have heart disease at a younger age, finds study

After the war is over, veterans face a new threat. They are more likely to have heart disease at a younger age than nonveterans, and this could herald a new health crisis on the horizon.
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BU medical students receive award for study on eliminating transportation barriers for patients

Two medical students from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have received the Lancet Global Health Award for Best Student Poster for their presentation, "Uber Health: A Novel Method of Eliminating Transportation Barriers To Care Among Urban OBGYN Refugee Women."
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Sobering news for egg lovers: Higher dietary cholesterol linked to heart disease risk

Cancel the cheese omelet. There is sobering news for egg lovers who have been happily gobbling up their favorite breakfast since the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans no longer limited how much dietary cholesterol or how many eggs they could eat.
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Catheter ablation better than drug therapy for reducing AFib episodes, but not for reducing death

Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia that affects an estimated 30 million people worldwide. New research shows that catheter ablation, a common cardiovascular procedure, appears no more effective than drug therapy to prevent strokes, deaths and other complications in patients with atrial fibrillation.
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A call for more comprehensive research models to study different aspects of puberty

Puberty is much more than just a time of biological overdrive, propelled by sexual maturation. Progress in developmental science has greatly broadened the perspective of this critical maturational milestone.
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Researchers develop new technique that could pave way for next generation of optical tweezers

Scientists have developed a pioneering new technique that could pave the way for the next generation of optical tweezers.
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Investigation can’t find source of food-borne illness outbreak at Beaumont baby shower

Too many kinds of food were prepared by too many different people for health officials to determine what exactly is to blame for 33 people getting sick after a baby shower in Beaumont in January. The Riverside County Department of Public Health reached that conclusion after analyzing information from 27 people who attended the shower — 18 who said they got sick and nine who remained well — about what they ate. Additionally, the environmental health agencies in San Bernardino and Los Angeles coun...
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What do the Challenger disaster and medicine have in common?

On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger disintegrated shortly after liftoff, resulting in the death of the entire seven-person crew. The subsequent investigation revealed that a joint in the right solid rocket booster failed during liftoff, which occurred due to the inadequacy of the O-ring seals. It was about 28-degrees on the morning of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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A Subtle Friendship Lesson from Gintama

If you ask Gintama fans on what arc was one of the most emotional to them, it was the Mitsuba Okita arc. It’s still one of my favorite Gintama stories ever as I even wrote about it years ago. That... More after the jump!
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People with chronic periodontitis have higher risk for dementia

Gum disease that goes untreated can become periodontitis. When this happens, the infection that affected your gums causes loss in the bone that supports your teeth.
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5 Mental Shifts to Stop Caring What People Think of You

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu We carefully pick out what we wear to the gym to make sure we look good in the eyes of the other gym goers. We beat ourselves up after meetings running through everything we said (or didn’t say), worried that coworkers will think we aren’t smart or talented enough. We post only the best picture out of the twenty-seven selfies we took and add a flattering filter to get the most likes to prove to ourselves tha...
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Light physical activity may lower risk of cardiovascular disease in older women

Light physical activity such as gardening, strolling through a park, and folding clothes might be enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among women 63 and older, a new study has found.
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Yesterdays powder

To those of you who do not ski or snowboard, I just cannot tell you how much fun I had skiing yesterday!:D: Wednesday was one of the very best powder days I've ever had.:thumb:
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New proteomics-based test could aid in early detection of ovarian cancer

Fewer than half of ovarian cancer patients survive until five years after diagnosis. According to the American Cancer Society, this is because only about one-fifth of ovarian cancer cases are detected early, when the chances of successful treatment and recovery are highest.
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New research opens possibility of using sperm taken from testicles to overcome infertility

Scientists have found that sperm DNA from the testicles of many infertile men is as good as that of ejaculated sperm of fertile men. This may explain a major cause of male infertility and opens the possibility of using sperm taken directly from the testicles of these men; to overcome their infertility
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Promising gene therapy could restore vision in humans

It was surprisingly simple. University of California, Berkeley, scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, they were navigating around obstacles as easily as mice with no vision problems.
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Scientists find new proof that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered autoreactive cells in persons suffering from narcolepsy.
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Researchers use MRI and AI techniques at birth to predict cognitive development at age 2

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine used MRI brain scans and machine learning techniques at birth to predict cognitive development at age 2 years with 95 percent accuracy.
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Reduce food waste with your new best friend Meal Prep Mate

In a world filled with convenient fast-food wherever you go and a focus on instant gratification, it can be a serious challenge to eat healthily and keep your food waste to a minimum. For many of us, our busy lives cause us to make daily food decisions that fill our diets with highly processed foods, which are often wrapped in single-use packaging. But there is a way you can not only eat healthily, but you can reduce food waste while saving time and money, too. The answer is meal prep. In an ef...
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Understanding 6 trends shaping health care through gastroenterology

If you throw a pebble today, it’s likely to land on an article that talks about how artificial intelligence and its brother — machine learning — are changing health care. Yes, I get it broadly. But I was curious to explore how exactly health care’s trends are shaping a single medical specialty. I chose gastroenterology […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ The karma of cutting Medicare

Like those of his recent predecessors, President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts in October will not be adopted by Congress. Still, a presidential budget plan is an important indicator of the administration's priorities.
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EU-funded project is developing new tools for diagnosing cancer

Proteins are the basis of cellular and physiological functioning in living organisms. The physical and chemical properties of proteins determine how they act and work within cells.
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USP15 enzyme could potentially lead to new treatments for breast, pancreatic cancer

Researchers at the George Washington University Cancer Center found that the enzyme USP15 could potentially lead to new treatments for breast and pancreatic cancer. Their findings were published in Nature Communications.
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Routine cardiovascular screenings identify diabetes, high cholesterol in middle school kids

A pilot study of 45 middle school kids shows that more than a third of those screened had abnormal levels of blood sugar or high cholesterol. Two had blood sugar levels in the diabetes range.
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EPA bans consumer sales of paint stripper linked to deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is banning consumer sales of a paint stripper after personal appeals by families of men who died while using the product. The final rule announced Friday bars the manufacture and import of consumer products containing methylene chloride. The products have been popular with do-it-yourselfers. The U.S. Centers for […]
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