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Unlocking the Secrets of Ebola

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Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease. The results come from one of the most in-depth studies ever of blood samples from patients with Ebola.

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Nutrition-Focused Medical Exams Result in Increased Reimbursement for Health Care Systems

A new pilot project has been developed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that trains registered dietitian nutritionists to perform a nutrition-focused physical exam that is used to diagnose malnourished hospitalized patients. According to a new article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, proper identification of malnutrition can increase revenue from reimbursement to facilities.

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Ebola, Virus, Sierra Leone, Virology, Medicine, Health, Public Health

In the Heart of Devastating Outbreak, Research Team Unlocks Secrets of Ebola

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In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, published today (Nov. 16, 2017) in Cell Host and Microbe, a scientific team led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison has identified signatures of Ebola virus disease that may aid in future treatment efforts.

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National Rural Health Day, Rural Health, Rural Health Care, Rural Health Services, Physician Shortage, Telemedicine, Flu Season

Medical Expert : “Need a Doctor? Find One While You Still Can. What One Medical School Is Doing to Address the Shortage for Rural America.”

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Smoking, vaping, Great American Smokeout, American Cancer Society, Anesthesia, CRNAs, aana, Bruce Weiner, nurse anesthetists

Vaping 'No Better' than Smoking when Surgery is Needed

Many proponents of vaping argue that it's a healthy alternative to tobacco cigarettes; however, when it coming to surgery and interacting with anesthesia, neither is safe.

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Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health

Birthing New Findings

A team led by Penn Medicine’s Mary Regina Boland, PhD, an assistant professor of Informatics in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, looked at previously documented associations between specific diseases and being born at a certain time of the year, probing deeper to pinpoint the links between them.

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opiod dependancy, Opioids, Addiction, Addiction identication, addicting drugs, Addiction Medicine, addiction treatment, NYU, Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, Methadone, Methadone Treatment, Vivitrol, Suboxone

Although Their Introductions as Treatment Are Different, Two Top Medications for Opioid Addiction Are Equally Effective

a new study concludes that two of the top medications available for outpatient, office-based treatment, once initiated, are equally safe and effective in curtailing opioid use, relapse, treatment drop-out and overdose.

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Medicaid Coverage, Methadone maintenance, Use of opioid agonist therapy among pregnant women, Public Health, Medical Care journal

Medicaid Coverage for Methadone Improves Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

Pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) are more likely to receive evidence-based treatment with an "opioid agonist"—usually methadone—in states where those medications are covered by Medicaid, reports a study in the December issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer and Health Data Management Examine Strategies for Optimizing Use of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Wolters Kluwer Health announced today its Chief Technology Officer, Jean-Claude Saghbini, will join industry experts in an examination of emerging artificial intelligence (AI) offerings, helping healthcare executives best assess, acquire and apply cutting-edge solutions as part of their health IT strategies. Hosted by Health Data Management and sponsored by Wolters Kluwer, “Cutting-edge AI – should you take a chance?” is designed for those with an interest in understanding how to apply AI in healthcare.

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neighborhood safety, Childhood Obesity, Public Health, social context, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine

Neighborhood Safety Plays Role in Youth Physical Activity

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An observational study conducted by a University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher shows evidence that physical environment and safety play a major role in how active children and adolescents can be.







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