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2014-07-31 12:29:24

Nurses from UMass Memorial Medical Center campuses in Worcester, Marlborough Hospital and Leominster Hospital Detailed Concerns Prior to Delivering Joint Letter to UMass Memorial Health Care CEO Eric Dickson Calling for Immediate Action to Protect Patients and Improve Care (to receive a copy of the letter, email dschildmeier@mnarn.org) WORCESTER, Mass., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Registered Nurses who work at a number of UMass Memorial Health Care facilities...

2014-07-31 08:36:56

-- Panorama NIPT technology significantly reduces the number of false positives compared to quantitative NIPTs -- SAN CARLOS, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Natera, Inc., a leader in non-invasive genetic testing, today announced a study published in the August issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which demonstrates that the Panorama non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) performs consistently well in all pregnant women, regardless of their prior risk level. This is the first major...

2014-07-29 23:08:30

Noted Physician, Author, Researcher To Share Insights About Health IT and Patient Safety Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute has announced the agenda for its 7th Annual Forum & Gala, to be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The afternoon forum will feature an interactive program with Institute members discussing their recent work. During the evening gala, Robert M. Wachter, MD,...

2014-07-29 08:33:38

NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently unveiled at the annual American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology conference in Hollywood, FL, a new randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled human clinical trial conducted by The Brain Institute, at the University of Utah, found that adolescent males experienced increased motor speed and attention after supplementation of citicoline. The trial involved 75 adolescent males over a 28-day period in which the citicoline, a known...

2014-07-23 23:32:17

With God and Christ Care’s mobile, personalized medical alert device, your loved one is never alone. Help is available 24/7, at the push of a button. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The device can be worn around the neck or on a belt clip, and provides a clear, two-way voice connection to a call center staffed by trained representatives, including bilingual Spanish and English speaking representatives, and some who speak other languages. There’s even an optional fall-detection...

2014-07-23 08:32:03

EZDoctor levels the playing field for physician referrals by eliminating doctor listing fees, increasing the integrity of its physician information. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EZDoctor (https://ezdoctor.com/), the innovative leader in online medical appointment booking, announced today it is permanently eliminating fees required from doctors to be listed on its site, greatly increasing the integrity of its online physician information while offering the...

2014-07-21 10:19:04

North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System The brain network measures placebo effects in Parkinson's disease patients Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have utilized a new image-based strategy to identify and measure placebo effects in randomized clinical trials for brain disorders. The findings are published in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the...

2014-07-18 12:22:57

The eye-opening segment touches on the challenges in healthcare today, and how to be the best patient advocate for you or someone you love. CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Healthcare can be intimidating and confusing for the patient. There is an abundance of information presented, treatments to be considered, options to ponder, and the cost of all of it. Health Briefs examines the qualities patient advocates offer such as: the question asker, researcher of...

2014-07-16 23:07:42

Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging Invites Testimony from Health Safety Experts and Consumer Advocates at a Hearing Set for 10 am EDT, July 17, 2014 Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 National Patient Safety Foundation President Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, will appear Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Labor, Education & Pensions, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, at a hearing on patient safety titled, “More Than 1,000 Preventable Deaths a Day Is...

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...


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