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2014-04-03 12:30:18

TAMPA, Fla., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major research initiative to identify and assess the impact of the rapidly changing dynamics in the U.S. health care system and their potential to improve patient care through integration of medication management practices was announced today by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Foundation (AMCP). With support from Pfizer Inc., the Emerging Pharmacy Trends Assessment will also identify strategies in response to those trends to...

2014-04-03 08:31:03

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Proventix Systems, Inc., a RFID technology company of Birmingham, AL, joins its clients in celebrating 50 million monitored hand hygiene events with its nGage(TM) automated hand-hygiene monitoring system. Through the nGage system's continuous 24/7 monitoring, Proventix has collected what it believes is the world's leading database of hand hygiene and correlated workflow events. This large database provides hospitals with the robust...

2014-04-03 08:29:09

The MedVantx MedStart Connect Program Eliminates Gaps in Primary Medication Adherence SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedVantx, Inc., a leading provider of point-of-care medication adherence and direct-to-patient consumer engagement programs, today announced the Company's MedStart Connect(TM) program has reached over 4 million consumers since the program's inception. MedVantx pioneered first ever consumer access to free initial generic medication therapy in U.S....

2014-04-03 08:28:34

Patients prefer privacy-protected Mobile Health LibraryTM app system by a factor of 11 to 1 over pharma email programs DOYLESTOWN, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Adherent Health, LLC, a mobile health engagement advisory focused on medication safe-use, adherence, and health outcomes attainment, announced today the results of its 2014 Patient Preference Study which surveyed the mobile app behaviors and medication support preferences of 2,216 prescription-taking patients aged...

Brain's Inner Workings Revealed In Two New Nature Papers
2014-04-03 05:08:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online On the one-year anniversary of the formation of the BRAIN Initiative, researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science announced the publication of two new scientific papers: one detailing the creation of a high-resolution blueprint of a prenatal human mind, and another showing the wiring of a mouse brain. The 10 year, $100 million BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) initiative was launched...

2014-04-02 23:27:04

Includes Medicare Part B and Part D billing from a single system, simplifying business operations for providers offering Home Infusion and HME products. ATLANTA and ORLANDO (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Brightree, the leading provider of cloud-based clinical, billing and business management software solutions for the post-acute care industry, today will debut Brightree® Home Infusion, a new solution to address the clinical, operational and billing needs of home infusion pharmacies. The...

2014-04-02 11:24:05

UCSF-Harvard study finds tests offer limited benefit to oldest female patients Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a review of the scientific literature by experts at UCSF and Harvard medical schools. National guidelines recommend that doctors make individualized screening...

2014-04-02 11:21:42

New research highlights inadequate and uncoordinated approach Care of patients with heart failure in the UK is inadequate and has not changed in a decade, according to new research published in BMJ Open. The findings by a team at Durham University and Darlington Memorial Hospital - and funded by national charity Heart Research UK - highlight inadequacies in heart failure care as well as an uncoordinated approach to diagnosis and management of the condition between primary and secondary...

2014-04-02 11:14:07

In a personal view published today, a general practitioner says that the new targets for diagnosing dementia will lead to more harm than good The government is putting pressure on commissioners, and in turn general practitioners, to make more diagnoses of dementia, but no analysis has been done to assess the harm that these targets could cause. Dr Martin Brunet, a GP from Surrey, says that "medicine depends on a fundamental, unspoken agreement between patients and doctors […] the only...

2014-04-02 10:46:54

Complex benefits and harms of mammography require individualized approach A comprehensive review of 50 year's worth of international studies assessing the benefits and harms of mammography screening suggests that the benefits of the screening are often overestimated, while harms are underestimated. And, since the relative benefits and harms of screening are related to a complex array of clinical factors and personal preferences, physicians and patients need more guidance on how best to...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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