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2014-07-15 12:29:15

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the 20(th) time since U.S. News and World Report started publishing a rigorous assessment of more than 5,000 U.S. hospitals, Long Beach Memorial has earned a place among "Best Hospitals." Long Beach Memorial is listed as one of the nation's best in the Diabetes and Endocrinology Category and "high performing" in 10 additional clinical categories. Fewer than 3%--just 144 of the nation's hospitals--performed well enough to...

2014-07-15 12:28:34

CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the encouragement of the patient safety community, the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) has introduced the PPAHS Patient Safety Podcast, an ongoing series of online discussions that will explore important patient safety issues at health care facilities across the U.S. Focusing on opioid safety (pain management), venous thromboembolism (blood clots), and alarm management (noise fatigue), the PPAHS Patient Safety...

2014-07-15 10:34:49

BMJ-British Medical Journal Trying to get support they need often feels 'challenging' and 'impersonal' Patients in their last year of life with co-existing illnesses struggle to cope with a bewildering array of services and treatments, which are often poorly coordinated and lack any continuity of care, indicates an analysis of patient and carer feedback, published online in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. Patients and carers frequently found accessing the support they needed...

2014-07-15 10:18:06

OSU New research suggests that use of antibiotics is still prevalent among terminal patients who have chosen hospice care as an end-of-life option, despite little evidence that the medications improve symptoms or quality of life, and sometimes may cause unwanted side effects. The use of antibiotics is so engrained in contemporary medicine that 21 percent of patients being discharged from hospitals directly to a hospice program leave with a prescription for antibiotics, even though more...

2014-07-14 23:09:54

The Procura Group of Companies is pleased to announce the promotion of Brad Caldwell to the position of Executive Vice President, North American Sales. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The Procura Group of Companies is pleased to announce the promotion of Brad Caldwell to the position of Executive Vice President, North American Sales. In his new position, Brad will be responsible for managing the sales and account management teams including the ContinuLink, Procura, and Progresa...

2014-07-13 23:03:42

Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announces an ongoing grief support group in collaboration with the Tamarack Senior Living Community in Palatine, Illinois. The group, called “New Beginnings” will be held at 10:30 A.M. on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, beginning this Wednesday, July 16th, 2014. Palatine, Illinois (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Hope Palliative & Hospice Care announced today that they will be facilitating a monthly grief support group at the Tamarack Senior Living...

2014-07-12 23:03:25

National Network of Websites Help Millions of Web Savvy Boomers and the Aging Population They Now Care For. Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 During the past century, mankind has gained more years of average life expectancy than in the last 10,000 years. Today more than 20% of the Western population is over 60 years of age, and the proportion of those over 85 is growing six times faster than the population as a whole. In the United States the eldercare community is exploding and it...

2014-07-10 23:09:59

Resident Care Systems (RCS), a senior housing web-based EHR application completes product validation and announces plans to sell the company. Delivering comprehensive care and medication management, and improved communications, RCS has been successfully tested at various Assisted Living facilities and is in use at four sites. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 RCSPros, LLC, a Colorado Springs-based company specializing in Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology for assisted...

2014-07-10 16:25:16

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congress of California Seniors, representing organizations serving hundreds of thousands of Californians, announced its endorsement of Proposition 46 today, joining proponent Bob Pack and a broad coalition of consumer groups, health care professionals, and victims of medical negligence and prescription drug abuse. "For four decades, the justice system has discriminated against California's seniors when they try to hold...

2014-07-10 12:30:55

Three-Year Grant to Support New Model of Care for Patients with Complex Cancer CLEVELAND, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a three-year grant to University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center totaling $4.7 million to support a new national model aimed at improving care for patients with complex cancer. Titled "Evidence-Conformant Oncology Care," the project will test a unique model developed at...


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  • Licking.
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This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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