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2014-05-22 23:08:55

Real-time Clinical Surveillance Web Software Easily Configured for Early Detection Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 VigiLanz, a digital healthcare technology company headquartered in Minneapolis, announced today that its real-time clinical surveillance and quality software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform is now configured to help U.S. health care providers and clinicians combat the Middle East Respiratory (MERS) virus. The first case of MERS in the United States was confirmed on May 2,...

2014-05-22 08:30:27

Superbug-slaying robot eliminates 99.9 percent of pathogens PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palos Community Hospital has added TRU-D SmartUVC(TM) to its patient safety and infection control arsenal and will be using the UV disinfection robot in patient rooms as well as surgical suites to eliminate harmful pathogens after traditional cleaning routines are carried out. "The acquisition of this technology is simply another way we are working to protect the integrity...

2014-05-22 08:29:31

Health system will add RL6:Infection to its suite of RL6 patient safety software TORONTO, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - RL Solutions, creators of innovative and easy to use healthcare quality and safety software, announced today that Trillium Health Partners of Mississauga, Ontario, has selected RL to provide automated infection surveillance throughout its organization. RL Solutions' infection prevention software, RL6:Infection, will complement the health system's existing infection...

2014-05-21 10:53:21

The Lancet In this Review, researchers led by Dr Brian McCloskey, who coordinated the Health Protection Agency's seven year preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games, report that although no major public health incidents arose during the Games, the biggest challenge was reassuring the organizing committee, government, media, and the public that there were no health-protection concerns. The authors point out that although the overall risk of public health problems, including...

2014-05-20 12:33:52

OTTAWA, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The United States, Canada and Mexico have adopted a set of principles and guidelines on how the three countries' governments will share in advance public information and communications products during health emergencies of mutual interest. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Canada's Minister of Health Rona Ambrose and Mexico's Secretary of Health Mercedes Juan signed a Declaration of Intent, formally adopting the principles and...

2014-05-20 12:33:04

GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium brings together global leaders in field of medicine and hand hygiene AKRON, Ohio, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is holding its 41(st) Annual Conference June 7-9. GOJO Industries, the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions, is hosting at APIC, the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium: The Present and Future of Hand Hygiene Compliance...

2014-05-19 23:04:10

Pro-Recovery Group Believes that Communication is Key in Families when Talking About Substance Abuse Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 As reported by Desert National News in their article, Derailing Kids: Alcohol and Drugs Send Children As Young As 10 Off-Course (5/18), experts gave their opinion on the importance of communication when it comes to parents educating their kids about drugs at an early age. The article spoke about how young children often imitate the actions of their...

2014-05-19 12:42:01

Henry Ford Health System A vast majority of so-called "super-frequent user" patients who seek care in the Emergency Department (ED) have a substance abuse addiction, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. A patient is considered a super-frequent user who visits the ED at least 10 times a year. ED physicians have long theorized that patients who frequent the ED for their care have a substance abuse addiction. Few studies have actually measured the rate of addiction of these...

2014-05-16 16:24:54

Bringing Canada's perspective to global health challenges like maternal and child health OTTAWA, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will be in Geneva next week to participate in the 67(th) World Health Assembly (WHA). The WHA is an opportunity for World Health Organization Member States to discuss proposals to address global health challenges, review progress and share information. Minister Ambrose will deliver a statement to the plenary on...

2014-05-16 16:22:19

Pool Chemical Safety Video Offers Practical Tips to Reduce Pool Chemical Accidents WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) new report on pool chemical accidents: "We agree with the CDC that pool chemicals are necessary to help prevent germs from spreading among swimmers. Swimming pool disinfectants, for example, help destroy...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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