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2013-10-23 23:20:34

Lauds Reduction in New Infections and Lowered Mortality Rate of TB; Urges More Aggressive Identification of Nearly 3 Million “Missed” New Cases of TB Annually and Greater Focus on More Virulent Strains of TB to Avert Public Health Crisis New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its Global Tuberculosis Report 2013. Ray Chambers, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria, acknowledged both...

2013-10-22 23:29:14

Career Step will be launching its new ICD-10 Physician Education and Training program at the 85th Annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, October 27-30 in booth 1509. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, will be attending and exhibiting at the 85th Annual Convention and Exhibit of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in Atlanta, Georgia, October 27 through the 30 in booth 1509....

2013-10-22 23:22:49

Payers and providers can work together to understand payment variances and minimize disruptions. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Healthcare IT testing has historically focused on compliance with electronic data interchange (EDI) file formats such as those required by HIPAA. However, when mandated changes occur that will affect provider-payer contracts, more extensive testing is necessary to understand and mitigate financial risk. A prime example is the ICD-10 mandate, which must be...

Cholera Outbreak Gripping Mexico, 171 Confirmed Cases
2013-10-21 06:41:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month, Mexico was affected by a hurricane and tropical storm that dumped heavy rain on the region, causing floods, landslides and displacement of large numbers of people. Health experts noted that the disaster may have contributed to the growing number of cholera cases that are now also affecting the region, which first became evident around the second week of September. Mexico’s Ministry of Health has reported a total of...

China Reports New H7N9 Case, US Vaccine Trial May Have An Answer
2013-10-18 06:43:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China’s National Health and Family Planning Center (NHFPC) has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of a new laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with H7N9 avian influenza A. This is the first new case to be identified since August 11, 2013. The patient is a 35-year-old man from Zhejiang Province who was admitted to a hospital on October 8 and is in critical condition. The man, with the surname Liu, tested...

2013-10-17 23:26:53

Specialty-specific training prepares physicians for more rigorous ICD-10 requirements. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 AAPC (http://www.aapc.com), the leader in advancing the business of healthcare, has launched an ICD-10 training for physicians in the final year before implementation. The 3-hour online curriculum teaches ICD-10-CM documentation requirements by medical specialty and from a provider’s perspective. AAPC’s recent study (http://bit.ly/15TU3dV) of more than...

2013-10-17 16:36:10

First time an oral cholera vaccine is proven to provide sustained protection for five years against cholera A clinical study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases shows for the first time that an oral cholera vaccine (ShancholTM) provides sustained protection against cholera in humans for up to five years. The study showed the vaccine had a protective efficacy of 65% over a five-year period. The landmark study was a collaboration between scientists from the International Vaccine...


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Bulletin of the World Health Organization
2012-06-04 20:04:03

The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is a public health journal established in 1947 and published monthly by the World Health Organization (WHO). The editor-in-chief is Adetokunbo O. Lucas. The journal aims to offer publish health policy and practice guidance based on the best evidence available, while encouraging closer links between scientific investigation and the art of helping populations to lead healthier lives. Articles are published in English and abstracts are available...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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