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Here's how OSHA injury and illness data rules apply to your business
The Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA) passed regulations that became effective Jan. 1, 2017 requiring certain employers to submit their injury and illness data electronically. Many employers are already required to keep injury and illness records, but did not have to submit the data electronically. Since January, the rule has been challenged by employers in court, leaving employers wondering when (or even if) they must submit the data, or whether there will be additiona l amendments. Originally,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ray Chishti Source Type: news

Looking to change medicine one bacteria at a time
Paul Garofolo has been staying busy at the helm of Research Triangle Park-based Locus Biosciences in 2017. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Thanksgiving notes, the cost of rationed care, mysterious space object discovered from Hawaii
If you ’ve ever set aside time to talk to one of our reporters, appear one of our panels or roundtables, or pose for a photograph for PBN ... thank you! (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: A. Kam Napier Source Type: news

Cover Story: Meet North Carolina's best-run public companies
Evaluating North Carolina's best-run companies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

DIA's smoking policy lands airport on CDC health list
Denver International Airport, and its smoking lounge in Concourse C, has landed on a list of smokey airports on government health watch list. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday released its "Smoke-Free Policies in the World’s 50 Busiest Airports," with 14 of North America's 18 major airports credited with having a "smoke-free" policy. DIA isn't one of them: The airport still has the Timberline smoking lounge, opera ted by Smokin’ Bear LLC on Concourse C. Three other DIA smoking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Largest Phoenix-area Hospitals
Surveyed list ranked by the number of patient days in the hospital's most recent fiscal year, as reported to the state of Arizona for its Uniform Accounting Report. Other items of information include number of physicians on staff, total number of employees, number of licensed beds, parent company, top local executive and year founded. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Largest Health Systems and Hospitals in the Philadelphia region
List of the largest health systems and hospitals in the greater Philadelphia region ranked by the number of locally licensed beds. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Largest hospitals in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley's largest hospitals ranked by patient census days in 2016. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hospitals
on this list are in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer or Yolo counties. Information was provided by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and by hospital representatives. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Largest Pittsburgh-area Hospital Organizations
Information was obtained from firm representatives and the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council could not be independently verified by the Pittsburgh Business Times. In the case of ties, companies are listed alphabetically. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medicare's 10 Free Preventive Care Services
by Dena Bunis, AARP, November 21, 2017|Comments: 0. free medical test. Istock . People who have had Medicare Part B for longer than 12 months are eligible for a free wellness exam. The phrase “there is no free lunch” certainly applies to Medicare. While the federal program pays the lion's share of medical costs, ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cambios al Medicare en el 2018
Lo último en las primas mensuales de las Partes B y D... y los costos de Medicare Advantage. por: Dena Bunis, fuente: AARP, Noviembre 22 de 2017. Agrandar Texto; Imprimir. Correo ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A tenacity for challenging the status quo: Mike Rodgers
Mike Rodgers seems to enjoy nearly all the moments related to leading innovation efforts both within Wisconsin ’s largest health care system and beyond Aurora in the state’s startup community. His latest assignment will further increase Rodgers’ profile as Aurora’s external innovation master. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Barbra Streisand Concert Movie Debuts on Netflix
by Tim Appelo, AARP, November 22, 2017|Comments: 0. Barbra Streisand Netflix special. Jeff Fusco/Getty Images. Barbra Streisand is the only singer with chart-topper albums six decades in a row. Not a 75-year-old star alive has a voice as nearly intact as Barbra Streisand, maybe because she took a 27-year break from  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Watch Out For These Holiday Scams
Fight Back Against Scammers. Check out the AARP Fraud Network for tools and resources to detect the latest scams and a hotline to report the ones you recieve. Fraud Watch Network  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ProHealth Care operating income up in 2017
With a slight increase in revenue combined with a small decrease in expenses, ProHealth Care recorded a 46 percent hike in operating income for its latest fiscal year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Obamacare Enrollment Still Strong Despite Trump's Tight Sign-Up Window
Nearly 2.3 million Americans have selected Obamacare plans through Nov. 18 in a much shorter open enrollment period that Donald Trump cut in half to Dec. 15. In the past, Americans could sign up through January of the following year. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CNC NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Congress should work together on health care
Congress has an opportunity to shift from repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act to other pressing health care topics. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Doug Jones forced to defend record on crime in wake of Trump criticism
The Alabama Senate candidate has a long history of prosecuting crimes. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Politics Source Type: news

Patient's Ricin Claim Untrue, Fayetteville Authorities Say
Authorities say hazardous materials crews responded to a hospital in Fayetteville after a patient arrived at the facility and said he'd been poisoned by ricin. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

3 Current Age Discrimination Lawsuits to Watch
1 day ago ... “There are many reasons why an employer might not want to hire people who exceed the minimum qualifications for a job, but they shouldn't be ruled out arbitrarily,” says Laurie McCann, who as a senior attorney at AARP Foundation Litigation is part of the legal team representing Kleber. To win , they'll ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A New Book of Virtues
by Christina Ianzito, AARP, November 21, 2017|Comments: 0. Everday Virtues Authors. Spellman Photography. James and Rick Autry's new book is intended to be read aloud by parents and grandparents. Father-and-son authors James and Rick Autry have been talking together for nearly 20 years about writing a book that  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

December is the Best Month for Job Hunting
by Brandon Gobel, AARP, November 21, 2017|Comments: 0. Find a job in December. Stocksy. Now might be your chance to get ahead in your job search. Finding a job, or switching to a second career, can be a challenge. Most people on the job market know you have to look for every little opportunity to get your foot in the  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Air Pollution Can Lead to Osteoporosiss in Older Adults
by Patrick Kiger, AARP, November 21, 2017|Comments: 0. Pollution Bone Density. Getty Images. Pollution particles are small enough to penetrate deep into lung tissue and absorbed into the bloodstream. While being hard on your lungs, air pollution apparently makes your bones more fragile. New research published in the  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

'Darkest Hour': Gary Oldman Wins WWII
. An inspiring patriotic epic brings back Winston Churchill and puts Oldman at the peak of the Oscar pack. by Tim Appelo, AARP, November 22, 2017|Comments: 0  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

With Mission Bay and South S.F. filling up, biotech developers look to San Carlos
Alexandria Real Estate Equities' recent purchases of San Carlos property could signal a new era for biotech in the area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Oregon Obamacare signups running ahead of last year
From Nov. 1, the first day of open enrollment, to Nov. 18, 42,834 Oregonians cumulatively selected plans at HealthCare.gov. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Elderwood owners to acquire Weinberg Campus
The deal is the largest yet by Post Acute Partners in Western New York since the company acquired the Elderwood system. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

With Mission Bay and South S.F. filling up, biotech developers look to San Carlos for expansion
Alexandria Real Estate Equities' recent purchases of San Carlos property could signal a new era for biotech in the area. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

GE Healthcare ups marketing for Waukesha-developed software that cuts MRI scan times
GE Healthcare ’s Waukesha engineering team played a major role in developing the company’s new magnetic-resonance-imaging technology that reduces scan time by 30 percent to 50 percent. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

California's uninsured rate hits lowest level ever
The number of people with health insurance hit a record high in the California this year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this week. California’s uninsured rate dropped from 7.2 percent in 2016 to 6.8 percent from January to June — outpacing the federal rate for states supported by the federal insurance marketplace, Healthcare.gov. “It was nice to see that California also had good company among states dramatically reduci ng their uninsured population,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Antoinette Siu Source Type: news

How Moffitt could play a role in finding a treatment for ovarian cancer
A California biotechnology company has signed an agreement with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to do the research and development work for a potential immunotherapy to treat ovarian cancer. ITUS Corp. (NASDAQ: ITUS), based in San Jose, California, will pay Moffitt about $1.2 million over two years, as part of a cooperative research and development agreement, Amit Kuman, president and CEO of ITUS, said in a conference call Tuesday. Leading the work will be Dr. Jose Conejo Garcia, a M offitt researcher… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: New Swedish chief appoints COO, fills out C-suite
Swedish Health Services' new CEO Dr. Guy Hudson has added four new executives to his leadership team. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Proposed Cuts in Foreign Aid Could Cause Malaria Resurgence Proposed Cuts in Foreign Aid Could Cause Malaria Resurgence
If U.S. President Donald Trump cuts 44% of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) funding, a significant proportion of the global budget for malaria control, there would be a worldwide resurgence of malaria, British researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

SURVEILLANCE SUMMARIES: Abortion Surveillance — United States, 2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Visits to Office-Based Physicians by Adults Aged ≥18 Years for Diabetes Mellitus, by Sex and Age —National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Erratum: Vol. 66, No. 16
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Erratum: Vol. 65, No. 36
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication — Pakistan, January 2016–September 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Public Health Economic Burden Associated with Two Single Measles Case Investigations — Colorado, 2016–2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC Grand Rounds: Improving the Lives of Persons with Sickle Cell Disease
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Smoke-Free Policies in the World ’s 50 Busiest Airports — August 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

FDA approves first implanted lens that can be adjusted after cataract surgery to improve vision without eyeglasses in some patients
FDA approved the RxSight Inc. Light Adjustable Lens and Light Delivery Device, the first medical device system that can make small adjustments to the artificial lens ’ power after cataract surgery so that the patient will have better vision when not using glasses. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Water divining is bunk. So why do myths continue to trump science? | Philip Ball
The use of dowsing by major water companies shows that the appeal of natural magic needs to be understood – and, where needed, confrontedThe news that manywater companies use dowsing to locate underground water has prompted outraged demands from scientists that they desist at once from wasting time and money on “medieval witchcraft”. They are right to call this practice deluded. But it reveals how complicated the relationship is between scientific evidence and public belief.When thescience blogger Sally Le Page highlighted the issue after her parents spotted an engineer dowsing for Severn Trent Water, the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Philip Ball Tags: Science Utilities Severn Trent Physics Business UK news Water bills Consumer affairs Source Type: news

US Navy Plane With 11 Aboard Crashes into Pacific; 8 Rescued
TOKYO (AP) — Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The C-2 "Greyhound" transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles (925 kilometers) southeast of Okinawa as it was bringing passengers and cargo from Japan to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, the Navy said in a statement. The Reagan was operating in the Philippine Sea during a joint exercise with Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force when the twin-propeller plane crashed at 2:45 p.m. Japan time. The cause of the crash was not immediately cl...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

$1.3M project seeks to move endoscopy rooms to new ambulatory surgery center
Kernersville Endoscopy Center has filed a request with the state to move two gastrointestinal endoscopy rooms from a location in Winston-Salem to a new ambulatory surgery center in Kernersville.   The project, which would shift the rooms from the Piedmont Endoscopy Center, would cost more than $1.3 million, according to the certificate-of-need application.  Kernersville Endoscopy said in its application that the project is not competitive and has asked for expedited review.  (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

In one of the state's busiest emergency rooms, urgency takes various forms
Handling as many as 52,000 people in a hospital emergency room every year may sound like a heavy load, but it's expected at one of the state's busiest emergency rooms. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

Filling the gap: Allied health openings among hardest to fill
Health care providers in western Pennsylvania are finding it difficult to hire and retain allied health workers and are getting increasingly creative in how they go about recruitment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news