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Libraries Transform: New Health Literacy Toolkit
NNLM and ALA have partnered through the Libraries Transform campaign to create a new Health Literacy Toolkit. The Toolkit contains key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library. Watch the webinar introducing the toolkit. Join the Libraries Transform campaign to download posters, postcards, bookmarks and other materials, get key messages and tips for using the Health Literacy Toolkit locally . Apply for a NNLM MAR Health Information Award to print campaign materials and implement health literacy programming. (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Consumer Health Funding Outreach Source Type: news

Listening to Tanner: Finding help for a functional gastrointestinal disorder
For most families, movie night is simply an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company while soaking up some mindless entertainment. But for Tanner Chung and his family, a trip to the theater was life changing. As they watched the tale of a young girl with a mysterious illness play out on the big screen, they were struck by the similarities to Tanner’s own story. The film was the 2016 drama Miracles From Heaven, which is based on the true experiences of a girl who was treated by Dr. Samuel Nurko at Boston Children’s Hospital for a motility disorder. “We had been hoping for some guidance, some help, f...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Samuel Nurko Dr. Travis Matheney functional gastrointestinal disorder Miracles from Heaven Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center Source Type: news

Color stability of lithium disilicate ceramics after aging and immersion in common beverages
ConclusionsAll groups demonstrated color changes below the clinically perceptible level ( ΔΕ4). CAD presented higher color stability compared with the nonglazed Press specimens. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

South Korean regulators change new medical device regulations
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) have made updates to two significant medical device regulations that came into force earlier in 2017, and published one draft update as well. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post South Korean regulators change new medical device regulations appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

#OpioidAwareChat
Join NIH Director Francis Collins, NIDA Director Dr. Volklow, and an expert from American Society of Addiction Medicine  in a Tweet chat. They’ll be available for a conversation about opioid use disorder: Impact on public health How the stigma against opioid use and addiction impacts recovery Methods and resources promoting prevention and recover When: Friday, September 29, 2017 . 12pm MT, 1pm CT at #OpioidAwareChat  /ch (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - September 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Blog Source Type: news

New NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator
On September 18, Erin Seger joined the staff of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, as Health Professions Coordinator. Erin has a B.S. in Community Health Education from University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and a newly awarded Master’s in Public Health from University of Illinois- Chicago. She has been a Certified Health Education Specialist since 2009. Most recently, she was a health educator embedded in the Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Health Learning Center. She has years of outreach, training and health coaching experience. As Health Professions Coordinator, Er...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: @ the RML Health Professionals Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

UPDATE: Hurricane Maria poses threat to med device hub in Puerto Rico, Medtronic closes facilities
[Image courtesy of NOAA]Updated to include information on a Medtronic facility closure. Hurricane Maria is posing a threat to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico, according to a new Bloomberg report. The island is home to facilities for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), Amgen (NSDQ:AMGN), Merck, Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) , Abbott (NYSE:ABT), Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and dozens of others, according to the report. Most of the companies created facilities in Puerto Rico due to tax incentives, Bloomberg reports. The storm...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Source Type: news

There ’s Just Been a Major Development on the Game of Thrones Prequel Front
With plans already in place for four possible Game of Thrones prequels, there’s now reportedly a fifth follow-up series under development at HBO. According to Entertainment Weekly, the additional spinoff is in the capable hands of Thrones co-executive producer Bryan Cogman and A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin — who is also co-writing at least one of the other “successor shows.” Cogman has worked on Thrones since its first season and has written several stand-out episodes, including season seven’s “Stormborn,” season four’s “The Laws of Gods and Men&rdquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized game of thrones Television TV Source Type: news

Keeping a Practice Compliant for Deaf Patients
What do you have to know about ensuring your practice is following the rules of the Practice Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 20, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Managers Administrators Law & Malpractice Compliance Source Type: news

Report: Hurricane Maria poses threat to med device hub in Puerto Rico
[Image courtesy of NOAA]Hurricane Maria is posing a threat to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico, according to a new Bloomberg report. The island is home to facilities for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), Amgen (NSDQ:AMGN), Merck, Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) , Abbott (NYSE:ABT), Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and dozens of others, according to the report. Most of the companies created facilities in Puerto Rico due to tax incentives, Bloomberg reports. The storm is poised to do massive damage to the island’s infrastruc...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Source Type: news

Man Accused in Plot to Behead Conservative Blogger Will Stand Trial
(BOSTON) — A Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller for ISIS is going on trial in federal court. Authorities say 27-year-old David Wright, of Everett, plotted with Rhode Island resident Nicholas Rovinski and another man in 2015 to kill Geller, who is from New York. The plot was never carried out. Rovinski, of Warwick, pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges last year. Wright faces charges including conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries. Gel...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Courts Massachusetts onetime Source Type: news

How to manage family life when your child has cancer
Valerie, with husband Doron, son Evan and daughter Ruby When our daughter, Ruby, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at one and a half years old, my husband and I were immediately transformed from working parents with two young children, to parental caregivers for a child with cancer. Between hospital stays, medications and appointments, there was so much to keep track of. It can be overwhelming at times, but there are ways to manage life after your child is diagnosed with cancer. Settle into to this new normal. It can be easy to stay in crisis mode when something like a cancer diagnosis interrupts y...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Valerie Graf Tags: Diseases & Conditions Parenting Cancer Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Source Type: news

Short dental implants: A scoping review of the literature for patients with head and neck cancer
ConclusionsShort dental implants (6 mm to 8 mm) can be used successfully to support single or multiple fixed reconstructions or overdentures in atrophic maxillae and mandibles. The use of short dental implants lessens the need for advanced and complicated surgical bone augmentation procedures, which reduces complications, costs, treatment time, and morbidity. Short implants could be an alternative in the rehabilitation of patients with cancer. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Russian regulators changing medical device, IVD regulations
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group The Russian government has indicated that it may loosen some rules for registration of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic products (IVDs) but also increase regulatory reviews of more substantial registration changes in the coming months. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Russian regulators changing medical device, IVD regulations appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Employment Opportunity: All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator
The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). The National Library of Medicine has initiated a new program with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator will work within NY, NJ, PA and DE and in collabo...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: @ the RML Employment News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Working with IMARC: Your compliance partner
Our latest guide is an in-depth look at how IMARC can work with you to ensure compliance throughout the Clinical Trial Lifecycle, including case studies within the following areas of service: Monitoring, Auditing, Project Management, Safety Management, Training and Consulting. Here is a short preview of what’s in the guide: Tips for a successful compliance partnership A sponsor’s job is much easier when they have a strong partnership with a compliance-minded CRO. Sites are engaged in the study and hit their milestones for start-up, enrollment and completion. Study data is entered, monitored, cleaned and locked ...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Blog: Lillie McNaughton was one of those special people
Our union is made up of so many special people, who dedicate their lives to their friends, their communities and our movement. Lillie McNaughton was one of those people. A brilliant trade union activist, Lillie was police convenor for many years in the Strathclyde regional council branch of UNISON, and later became an active member of the Strathclyde Police and Fire branch. Active in the union until her 80s, she represented retired members with distinction and determination at a branch, Scottish and UK-wide level, “wee Lillie” will be missed by all those who knew her. Yet it is a testament to the kind of person...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 19, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Physicians Designing Unique APMs for MACRA
Doctors are taking it upon themselves to create new payment models to better align with how they administer care. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: David Raths Tags: Blog MACRA Finance Payers Physician Productivity Physician Compensation Source Type: news

Fentanyl, carfentanil and the opioid crisis: where do we stand now?
3.5 out of 5 stars Controversies and carfentanil: We have much to learn about the present state of opioid poisoning. Cole JB, Nelson LS. Am J Emerg Med 2017 Aug 24 [Epub ahead of print] Reference I have argued — both in a post on this blog and a column in Emergency Medicine News — that the idea of a “heroin overdose” is a completely outdated concept that is never coming back. The fact is, when a patient comes in today with a history of shooting or snorting heroin, none of us have any firm idea about exactly what drug or drugs were involved. The chance that such a patient was exposed only to heroin i...
Source: The Poison Review - September 19, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical carfentanil fentanyl opiates opioids Source Type: news

Emergency Access Initiative
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Harrowing Diagnosis Brings out Best in Physician
For this doc, reacting to and treating a patients potentially life-threatening diagnosis brings out the best in her. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jennifer Frank, MD Tags: Blog Career Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

A guide to childhood brain tumors
There are many different types and classifications of pediatric brain tumors, based upon cell structure, composition, rate of growth and location. A child’s tumor may have the same microscopic appearance to an adult tumor, but the mutations that cause its growth are completely different. Learn about the six most common types of childhood brain tumors. var metaslider_28538 = function($) { $('#metaslider_28538').flexslider({ slideshowSpeed:3000, animation:"fade", controlNav:true, di...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 19, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: brain tumors Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Source Type: news

Digital versus conventional implant impressions for partially edentulous arches: An evaluation of accuracy
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Published online:September 16, 2017AbstractStatement of problemTo the authors ’ knowledge, while accuracy outcomes of the TRIOS scanner have been compared with conventional impressions, no available data are available regarding the accuracy of digital impressions with the Omnicam and True Definition scanners versus conventional impressions for partially edentulous arche s.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the accuracy of digital implant impressions using 2 different intraoral scanners (IOSs) with that of conventional impressions for partially edentulous arch...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Indian Health Service Publishes Paper on Child Obesity
Blog post from the Indian Health Service (IHS) on its recently releasedarticle in the American Journal of Public Health which found that the prevalence of overweight and obesity among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children aged 2-19 may have stabilized. However, the prevalence of obesity is still higher among AI/AN children than the general U.S. population of children. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - September 19, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How Renowned Makeup Artist Pat McGrath Is Changing the Face of Beauty On Her Terms
Under the glowing red lights and crystal chandeliers of a banquet room tucked in the back of China Chalet — a Chinese restaurant by day, dance club for New York’s cool kids by night — the legendary Amanda Lepore shimmies on the dance floor alongside downtown ‘It girl’ and model Paloma Elsesser. Nearby, Gwendoline Christie (otherwise known to the world as the inimitable Brienne of Tarth) gets a drink at the bar while Teyana Taylor dances atop a table and club kid Sussi holds court at a banquette teeming with downtown’s pretty young things waiting to get their faces made up by the hordes o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized beauty fashion makeup Newsfeed Pat McGrath photography Source Type: news

Coordinator Retiring
One of the stalwarts of the NNLM MCR is retiring. Who am I referring to? See if you can guess. She started in 2003 as our Network Membership Liaison and led a pilot on consortium licensing. We decided that there was a more crucial issue for her to tackle and she began our efforts in supporting and teaching members how to advocate for themselves. She developed tools for them to use such as the value calculators and the toolkit for hospital librarians. Her “Whooo Says” column has provided advice for over 9 years on topics including networking, employing business skills, learning the organization, and fantasy foot...
Source: MCR News - September 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Blog Source Type: news

3M, Patterson Dental Open Doors to Digital Dentistry
ST. PAUL ‚ Minn. – (Sept. 14, 2017) – 3M Oral Care and Patterson Dental have signed a distribution agreement for 3M’s True Definition Scanner. The agreement brings Patterson’s customers the opportunity to explore digital dentistry via an open platform and a trusted partner. With the 3MTM True Defin ition Scanner, oral care professionals are choosing a digital hub that gives them an unrestricted entry point into traditional crown& bridge work with any lab, advanced implant solutions, clear aligners, in-office milling and more.“Distributors have enjoyed putting the True Definition Scan...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The journey to better health care requires a holistic view
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today ’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view. Views represented here may not be those of PhRMA, though they are no less key to a healthy dialogue on issues in health care today.We are pleased to share a blog post from Dieter Weinand, Member of the Board of Management and President, Pharmaceuticals, Bayer. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - September 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Guest Contributor Tags: Value PhRMA Member Company health care spending Value-Driven Health Care Source Type: news

CCleaner Malware Hack: What to Know and How to Protect Yourself
If you use a software tool called CCleaner to keep your Windows PC humming smoothly, keep reading: the utility was just indicted by Piriform, the British company that makes CCleaner, in a troubling blog post. In short, it seems a recent version of CCleaner — as well as related product CCleaner Cloud (the online version) — were infiltrated by hackers and weaponized with malware of the sort that harvests and transmits user data for nefarious purposes. The activity was discovered on September 12, and while Piriform says it’s already patched CCleaner Cloud, users running CCleaner will need to upgrade immediat...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Peckham Tags: Uncategorized avast ccleaner malware Software Source Type: news

Ada County Paramedics Launches New Website
BOISE, ID, September, 12, 2017 – Ada County Paramedics recently unveiled a newly designed website to provide a more-seamless online experience for patients, Ada County residents and Ada County Paramedics employees alike. Ada County Paramedics’ Communication Specialist, Hadley Mayes, who managed the redesign, said being forward-thinking in healthcare as well as in the organization’s online presence is important for a public safety agency like Ada County Paramedics. “We’re always striving for excellence, whether it be our patient care or through our many interactions with the community,” M...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Ada County Paramedics Launches New Website
BOISE, ID, September, 12, 2017 – Ada County Paramedics recently unveiled a newly designed website to provide a more-seamless online experience for patients, Ada County residents and Ada County Paramedics employees alike. Ada County Paramedics’ Communication Specialist, Hadley Mayes, who managed the redesign, said being forward-thinking in healthcare as well as in the organization’s online presence is important for a public safety agency like Ada County Paramedics. “We’re always striving for excellence, whether it be our patient care or through our many interactions with the community,” M...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

LDV, Inc. Reinforces Commitment to Mobile Medical Vehicle Market
Burlington, Wis. -- LDV, Inc., an industry-leading specialty vehicle manufacturer, deepened its commitment today to the mobile medical vehicle (MMV) market through the creation of a MMV-specific team of employees and a dedicated blog on the company’s website. Leveraging 40 years of technical knowledge, product integration expertise and consultative skills in the specialty vehicle industry, the mobile medical team will primarily focus on delivering durability, reliability and aesthetics for an optimal patient experience. LDV, Inc.’s monthly blog updates will highlight best practices and serve as a source of know...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: LDV, Inc. Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

LDV, Inc. Reinforces Commitment to Mobile Medical Vehicle Market
Burlington, Wis. -- LDV, Inc., an industry-leading specialty vehicle manufacturer, deepened its commitment today to the mobile medical vehicle (MMV) market through the creation of a MMV-specific team of employees and a dedicated blog on the company’s website. Leveraging 40 years of technical knowledge, product integration expertise and consultative skills in the specialty vehicle industry, the mobile medical team will primarily focus on delivering durability, reliability and aesthetics for an optimal patient experience. LDV, Inc.’s monthly blog updates will highlight best practices and serve as a source of know...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: LDV, Inc. Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

LDV, Inc. Reinforces Commitment to Mobile Medical Vehicle Market
Burlington, Wis. -- LDV, Inc., an industry-leading specialty vehicle manufacturer, deepened its commitment today to the mobile medical vehicle (MMV) market through the creation of a MMV-specific team of employees and a dedicated blog on the company’s website. Leveraging 40 years of technical knowledge, product integration expertise and consultative skills in the specialty vehicle industry, the mobile medical team will primarily focus on delivering durability, reliability and aesthetics for an optimal patient experience. LDV, Inc.’s monthly blog updates will highlight best practices and serve as a source of know...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 18, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: LDV, Inc. Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

A Novel Approach to Fighting Fungal Infection
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:12News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

When transplant isn ’t the only option
Nine-year-old Ariana Dufane is happiest when she’s tumbling, whether she’s launching herself off the ground for a cartwheel or practicing how to perform the perfect split. In that moment, the fourth-grader focuses on nothing but strength and balance, a skill she has refined, not just in gymnastics but in life. Born with intestinal pseudo-obstruction — a disorder of abnormal intestinal motility function that may cause the body to go into intestinal failure — Ariana’s first few months were spent in and out of emergency rooms. Her symptoms began with a distended belly and an inability to hav...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Boston Children's Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Center Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant Program intestinal transplant Leonel Rodriguez pseudo-obstruc Source Type: news

Read this if your teen wants a tattoo
Your teenager bugging you to get a tattoo? New medical guidelines help parents navigate the risk (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/White Coat, Black Art/Blog Source Type: news

The Keys Post-Irma: Hot Meals, Hope and Compassion
Written by Donna Morrissey, Red Crosser deployed to Florida On Saturday, September 16, my friend and fellow Red Cross volunteer, Cynthia Gutierrez-White and I made it to the Florida Keys ... The... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Beth Pullias Tags: Disaster Florida Keys red cross Source Type: news

From the Blogs: New Zoster Vaccine Worth Waiting For / Benefits & Risks of Curbside Consults (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hospital-Doctor Clawback Provisions in Employment Contracts
Watch out for aggressive language in hospital employment agreements requiring physicians to recoup all payments to insurance companies. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 17, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Martin Merritt Tags: Blog Employment Law & Malpractice Compliance Contracts Source Type: news

Day two of Dentsply Sirona World: Better than Imagined
Grammy-winning band Imagine Dragons concluded the second day of the Ultimate Dental Meeting with a show-stopping concert after an eventful day of educational courses and extracurricular activities LAS VEGAS, N.V. (Sept. 16, 2017) –Day two of Dentsply Sirona World was chockfull of top-notch educational content and speakers, exhilarating activities and outstanding entertainment for the thousands of event attendees.BeachbodyTM Super Trainer Joel Freeman kicked the morning into gear for hundreds of guests with his MMA-styled workout session, which was sponsored by ClearCorrect. The energizing workout was followed by...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Seminary Cancels Talk by Priest Who Urges Compassion for LGBT People
(NEW YORK) — Citing a social media backlash, the seminary at the Catholic University of America has canceled a talk by a popular Jesuit priest whose latest book advocates for more compassion for gays within the church. In a rare public rebuke, the university’s president said Saturday that he opposed the seminary’s decision. The Rev. James Martin, editor at large at the Jesuit magazine America and author of several books on Catholicism, said he had planned a seminary talk on Jesus, not his recent book on LGBT people, “Building a Bridge,” which has been backed by two U.S. cardinals and three bis...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Zoll / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW onetime Religion Source Type: news

Blog Post » Suicide Prevention: Next Steps
September is National Suicide Prevention month; focusing on the benefits of collaborations, Dr. Gordon outlines recent research results as well as future directions. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Family Planning Information for All: Addressing Myths and Misconceptions about Family Planning
September 15, 2017Join HIFA for a thematic discussion on how to meet the family planning and contraception information needs of the general public, health workers, and policymakers in low- and middle-income countries.  Join us!  Back in the early 1990s, the  International Planned Parenthood Federation asked me to research and write about maternal mortality. It was a true eye-opener: the daily tragedy of maternal deaths—in huge numbers. I learned that most of these deaths are preventable, and many are the consequence of unintended pregnancies, due largely to lack of availability of modern cont race...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Opening day of Dentsply Sirona World exceeded expectations
After much anticipation, the first day of the second annual Ultimate Dental Meeting concluded with high praiseLas Vegas, N.V. (Sept. 15, 2017) –After months of anticipation, Dentsply Sirona World 2017 has officially begun! This three-day event is the industry ’s only educational festival, and those in attendance have now experienced the Dentsply Sirona difference.The day started with the magnificent Opening General Session. With a ballroom submerged in darkness, LED light dancers wowed the audience with incredible illusions and captivating choreography. Immediately following, Group Senior Vice President of the ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Hurricane Harvey – Financial Assistance
As we continue to provide food, shelter and comfort for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the American Red Cross is delivering financial assistance into the hands of people who need ... The post... {This is a content summary only. Click the blog post title to continue reading this post, share your comments, browse the blog and more!} (Source: Red Cross Chat)
Source: Red Cross Chat - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Disaster Financial Assistance Hurricane Harvey Source Type: news

HRS releases CIED lead extraction guidelines
The Heart Rhythm Society this week released its guidelines on device lead management and extraction for implantable cardiovascular electronic devices. The new guidelines are the result of a collaboration amongst 10 international organizations, according to the HRS. Included contributing organizations are the HRS, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, European Heart Rhythm Association, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Latin American Hearth Rhythm Society, Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society and the Society o...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog Heart Rhythm Society Source Type: news

Narrow implants (2.75 and 3.25 mm diameter) supporting a fixed splinted prostheses in posterior regions of mandible: one-year results from a prospective cohort study
ConclusionsWithin the limits of this study, preliminary short-term data (1 year post-loading) suggested that narrow-diameter implants (2.75 to 3.25 mm) can be successfully used as a minimally invasive alternative to horizontal bone augmentation in the posterior mandible. However, larger and longer follow-ups of 5 years or more are needed. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Announcing Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018: a Patients Included health research conference
Cochrane, a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health will be holding the 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland from 15th to 18th September 2018. It will be hosted by Cochrane UK.The theme of the Colloquium will be:‘Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions’This will be a Colloquium for everyone. It will welcome newcomers to Cochrane from all parts of the world and from all backgrounds. One of the key aims is to increase the involvement of patients, carers and family...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Brain surgery for a cavernous malformation gets Timmy back to being a kid
Eight-year-old Timmy LaCorcia was having a bad day. He didn’t feel well and had to leave school early. It was frustrating — he usually had perfect attendance — but not alarming. After all, it was March, a time when children often struggle with colds and other illnesses. “We just thought he had a stomach bug,” says his mother, Gina. But a week later, he still felt sick. This time, his head hurt. At home, Gina got him settled on the sofa and gently pulled a blanket over him as he dozed. Several minutes later, she checked back in on him and noticed that his foot was twitching. Turning him over, s...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories cavernous malformations Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center Dr. Edward Smith Source Type: news