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TAUB to launch STELLAR DC Acrylic at GNYDM
TAUB Products, a long-time manufacturer of dental consumable products, announced the launch of STELLAR DC Acrylic at the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting.STELLAR DC Acrylic, a dual-cure resin, is great for creating patterns for copings and models, and indexing of implants. It can be light-cured in 20 seconds or will cure on its own in 60. It provides the fastest production time of any pattern resin and acrylic, burns out completely and leaves no residue. The material can be layered, reproduces detail accurately, and grinds easily.“STELLAR DC Acrylic is a great addition to our product line,” stated Jorda...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

First CPAnet symposium identifies four key research areas for chronic pulmonary aspergillosis
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:40News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Navigating Graduate School with a Mental Illness
Psychologist Deborah Serani, Psy.D, was working with a young man who was struggling with a severe bout of social anxiety and chronic depression during his first trimester of grad school. Interacting with his classmates and giving presentations were excruciating. He considered dropping out. This is understandable. Grad school is hard enough. When you have a mental illness, it can feel impossible. Thankfully, it’s not. Below, three psychologists shared their suggestions for success. Learn about your mental illness. Working with a therapist can help you better understand your condition and yourself. What’s also he...
Source: Psych Central - November 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Disorders General Self-Help Stress Students grad students Graduate School Graduate Students Mental Health Mental Illness Self Care self-compassion success Source Type: news

Conducting clinical research in medical device studies using a quality systems approach
FDA is encouraging a quality systems approach to conducting clinical trials. The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) established the Quality by Design initiative for clinical research. Patients and those who care for them want access to new drugs, devices, and biological products as quickly as possible, while also being assured that the benefits of these products outweigh the risks. Well-designed randomized clinical trials are the most reliable way to get unbiased information to achieve this outcome. However, poor quality and inefficiency in clinical research can seriously limit the number of questions that ca...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Healthcare Policy Endangering Public
New Jersey's policies toward primary care physicians are decimating its ranks and deepening a public health crisis. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 16, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: James Doulgeris Tags: Blog Population Health Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Blog: The Chancellor ’ s budget choice is between decent services and lost services
Next week the Chancellor will be unveiling his Budget. It’s an opportunity for the government to begin reversing austerity, and start delivering real pay rises for all public service workers. But, as a recent UNISON report shows, it’s also a time when ministers could show they support local services. At the moment that’s far from what’s happening. A growing surplus on the government’s share of business rates – which is set to increase by £1.8bn in 2018/19 – is being diverted into central coffers, when it would be better spent supporting local council services. Despite what th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News budget local government Source Type: news

Inside the NICU: Shining light on the healing power of touch
Abigail underwent open-heart surgery and received care in Boston Children’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Traveling through Boston Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), you feel the warmth of natural light and a soothing sense of calm. One mom, leaning delicately over her son’s bedside, caresses his forehead and gently whispers a lullaby. Only a few steps away, a father rests in a chair with his tiny son on his chest. Lifesaving technology fills the 24-bed NICU and a reassuring team of specialized physicians, nurses and Child Life Specialists monitor, treat and embrace their delicate patients. Nea...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Our Patients’ Stories neonatal intensive care unit NICU Source Type: news

Effects of low-level laser irradiation on the rate of orthodontic tooth movement and associated pain with self-ligating brackets
ConclusionsLow-level laser irradiation applied at 3-week intervals can accelerate orthodontic tooth movement and reduce the pain associated with it. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

4 Ways Physicians Can Learn from U2
There are a few lessons that physicians and other healthcare providers can take away from understanding how the famous band has stayed relevant. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Lisa Grabl Tags: Blog Career CME Work/Life Balance Productivity Source Type: news

Neha Misra Brings Light —and Power—into the Lives of Women around the World
November 15, 2017Neha Misra embodies the notion that unexpected combinations can create unexpected good —a theme that inspires our annual SwitchPoint conference. Meet Neha below and get your tickets to hear her speak atSwitchPoint 2018.Neha Misra is a social entrepreneur, poet, and visual folk artist with a deep belief in the power of human imagination and action to create new realities. She is the co-founder and chief collaboration officer of Solar Sister and a global champion for improving sustainable energy access by advancing women ’s leadership.In 2017, Misra was named a Presidential Leadership S...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Danny ’s journey to a biventricular heart
The first hint that something wasn’t quite right with Danny Sanchez-Garcia’s heart came at his mom’s six-month prenatal visit. “There was a little blip on the ultrasound, but then it was gone on the next one, so they didn’t think it was anything and I didn’t worry any more about it,” says Danny’s mom, Cynthia. Cynthia was overjoyed when Danny was born at her local hospital seeming perfectly healthy. But as the hospital staff monitored Danny overnight, they noticed his oxygen level was lower than normal and decided to run more tests. His doctors believed the tests pointed to a...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Biventricular Repair Complex Biventricular Repair Program congenital heart valve program double outlet right ventricle Dr. Christopher Baird Dr. Roger Breitbart ECMO Pulmonary atresia tetra Source Type: news

Terminating Physicians for Bad Attitudes and Behavior
If you're drafting up provisions in a physician contract dictating his conduct, here are five things to consider. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Compliance Contracts Source Type: news

ImmunoPET: the future of lung scans in aspergillosis?
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:48News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Minimum unit pricing in Scotland will make life better for thousands of people, says charity – and calls for Westminster to step up
The Supreme Court in Scotland today (15 November) delivered its judgement that minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol is legal, a step which charity Alcohol Concern says will improve the health and wellbeing of thousands of people. Harmful drinking is the biggest avoidable cause of death for people aged 15-49 in the UK. It also costs the NHS £3.5 billion a year. The decision in Scotland comes after a long and protracted legal challenge led by the Scotch Whisky Association and follows the recent announcement by the Welsh Government on its plans to introduce minimum alcohol pricing in Wales. Alcohol Concern, along with...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - November 15, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Julie Symes Tags: News minimum unit pricing Source Type: news

Blog Post: Supreme Court makes momentous decision on Minimum Unit pricing in Scotland
Today the Supreme Court has ruled that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol is legal. This is a momentous decision, following five years of legal challenge led by the Scotch Whisky Association. It means that the Scottish Government can now implement MUP and allow a potentially game-changing alcohol policy to finally be introduced. After years of public debate on the merits and politics of MUP, we may lose sight of the basic principle behind it. MUP establishes a minimum price below which a unit of alcohol can be sold. It is not a new tax on alcohol, and – unlike alcohol taxes – it applies equally regardless o...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - November 15, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Julie Symes Tags: News minimum unit pricing Source Type: news

Kudos launches solution to illegal sharing of copyright content
http://blog.growkudos.com/2017/11/15/kudos-solution-illegal-sharing-copyright-content Kudos, the award-winning service for maximizing the reach and impact of research publications, has announced the launch of its shareable PDF solution, which helps publishers prevent copyright infringement and reclaim lost usage from sharing of research articles on scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs). Authors of articles published by the American Thoracic Society, Emerald Publishing, FASEB and The IET can now use Kudos to create summary PDFs of their articles, for uploading to sites like ResearchGate and Academia.edu. The summary PDFs...
Source: News from STM - November 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Leaving the Center in Good Hands
In this blog post, Dr. Josephine Briggs reviews her time as Director of NCCIH and discusses the Center’s focus on pain research. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 14, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

Sexual Harassment and Your Medical Practice
Asset protection for physicians takes many forms. Recent events involving sexual harassment are a risk every doctor must protect against. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Career Risk Management Patient Relations Source Type: news

Clinical survival of chair-side generated monolithic lithium disilicate crowns:10-year results
ConclusionDue to the small amount of technical complications and failures, the clinical performance of monolithic lithium disilicate crowns was completely satisfying.Clinical relevanceThe insertion of chair-side fabricated monolithic lithium disilicate crowns can be recommended for long-term use in the posterior region. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How Does a Negative Review Cost Your Practice?
Training your staff to prioritize patient service is a great way to protect your online reputation. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Alex Mangrolia Tags: Blog Training Technology Patient Relations Performance Source Type: news

The healthy holiday guide for families
Holiday gatherings are for family, friends and … food. No matter which holidays you celebrate, they’re sure to include delicious treats — some healthy, most not. It may seem nearly impossible to always practice healthy eating habits, but there are some things you and your kids can do to stay on course this holiday season. Plan ahead Prepare healthy items for parties at home and for potlucks, bring your kids’ favorite vegetable dish or search online for “holiday vegetable and fruit platters.” There are lots of fun recipe ideas on Google and Pinterest, like a turkey-themed platter of ve...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 14, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Amanda Rauf, Abigail Seibert and Sharon Weston Tags: Health & Wellness Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program Source Type: news

Brazilian regulators propose easier market pathway for low-risk medical devices and IVDs
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Medical device and IVD regulators in Brazil plan to loosen market access for low-risk devices and IVDs by introducing a notification-only registration system for these products. 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 Brazilian regulators propose easier market pathway for low-risk medical devices and IVDs appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

Wolters Kluwer ’s Lippincott Journals Recognized for Excellence in Editorial and Digital Media
Wolters Kluwer Health announced today that its Lippincott medical and nursing journal portfolio won five awards and earned Honorable Mention nominations in eight categories at the 2017 FOLIO: Eddie & Ozzie Awards. The awards represent one of the industry’s largest and most prestigious competitions for magazine and digital editorial and design excellence. The Eddie & Ozzie awards are the most recent recognition of each Lippincott team’s dedication to publishing the comprehensive, clinically relevant information clinical professionals need to use in their practice. In all, there were 800 finalists from wh...
Source: News from STM - November 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Showing Value at MCMLA (final)
Several staff members from the NNLM MidContinental Region attended the 2017 MCMLA conference in Columbia, Missouri. On the final day, we hosted a “Show Me Value” session to gave participants an opportunity to use their creativity, eloquence, tech know-how and energy. Working in small groups, with a 20 minute time limit and a table full of art supplies, they developed a message that could get library stakeholders to think about the value of libraries and librarians. This week, we are showcasing a completed object created for this session that illustrates the statement: Because routine shouldn’t be lif...
Source: MCR News - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Blog Health Sciences Source Type: news

Health Information in American Sign Language & More
The Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information page from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers reliable links to help health professionals learn how to serve culturally diverse populations.  The page covers topics like: Cultural competency Health literacy Limited English proficiency Data related to minority health and health disparities Funding opportunities related to minority health and health disparities Law, policy, and standards related to multicultural health Health resources in multiple languages New sections and resources were recently added to the Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Inform...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals K-12 Outreach Source Type: news

SPM MEMBERS PUBLISHED: Fall ’ 17
Please alert us to articles published by SPM members recently or not so recently. Include a citation and a link anyone can access. If the article is behind a paywall, please note that. Seven Elements of Effective Clinical Communication by Liz Boehm. Contributions by SPM members Regina Holliday, Annette McKinnon, Danny Sands, and Danny van Leeuwen Engaged in My Health Journey-An Experiment of One A guest blog post in EngagingPatients.org by Danny van Leeuwen Changing the Lens: Bringing Medical Records to the Patient Bedside A guest blog post for The Beryl Institute by Grace Cordovano, PhD So a Neuroscientist, a Computer Ha...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

HIGHLIGHTED COMMUNITIES: Fall ‘17
The Open forum topic with the most posts explored the connection between inflammation and nutrition and offered research resources. Engagement Education and Training Team: For work on creating a scalable model for training patients and caregivers in engagement techniques. Compiling a list of resources so as not to reinvent the wheel. Just looking at the resources now as I’m not a member of that community. The list is now on my to-do’s to explore. Join the community, learn and contribute. Sounding Board for Writers: This community is for those who wish to write blog posts or do other medical writing to share th...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

SPM in Real Life: Fall ‘17
NEW MEMBERS: Fall ‘17 Brief bios/plugs for new members (extracted from the Introduce Yourself Connect Community) After returning to school to become an OR surgical tech, Mary Mack’s heart health declined, and she quickly learned to become a strong advocate for herself. Feeling that no one was into her participatory style, Mary believes a radical change in medical student education is necessary to change the culture of medicine. She is passionate about helping to make that change happen. Her other interests include playing the guitar and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Jim Skinner created the Smart Patient Academy a...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

PIP breast implant scandal: A story that triggered change
In the healthcare industry, stories of patient harm can sometimes be the impetus for positive change. This was the case with the PIP breast implant scandal, where cost-cutting decisions that resulted in injuries eventually led to major regulatory updates.  In 1965, plastic surgeon Henri Arion introduced breast implants to France.  Jean-Claude Mas, a former butcher turned medical sales representative, and Henri Arion worked together in this field; following the death of Arion in a plane crash, Mas went on to launch Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) in 1991. It was the beginning of a company that would produce approximat...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

MouthWatch, LLC Showcasing Teledentistry for Urban and Suburban Private Practices During the Greater New York Dental Meeting
Metuchen, NJ – November 13, 2017 – MouthWatch, LLC a leader in intraoral imaging, digital case presentation and teledentistry solutions, will be showcasing private practice applications of its TeleDent ™ teledentistry platform at booth #3430 during the Greater New York Dental Meeting.According to MouthWatch CEO Brant Herman, “For the past few years, our TeleDent™ all-in-one teledentistry platform has been proving itself on the front lines of public health and other innovative care delivery models of dentistry. The Greater New York meeting is an ideal place to introduce TeleDent ™ to...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cervical cancer deaths: a blind spot in global women ’s health
Research articleCervical cancer deaths: a blind spot in global women ’s healthNovember 13, 2017Originally published in The Lancet Global Health BlogAuthor :  Claire FotheringhamClaire Fotheringham is a medical doctor and specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, working with Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières in the Women’s Health Unit based in Sydney, Australia.  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

How precision medicine turned Jesus ’ unique tumor into an operable one
On a hot, August day in a Boston park, Jesus Apolinaris Cruz cooled off with a water squirt gun fight with his mother and sister. As he nimbly ran and dodged their aim, he twisted around to sneak shots of water back in their direction.  Peals of laughter rang out from the group as Jesus landed a jet of water on his sister. It’s hard to imagine that just weeks earlier, Jesus, 13, had undergone surgery near his hip to remove an unclassified tumor, so-described because it couldn’t be categorized as any specific kind of cancer. “We had been praying for months that the surgery would go well,” says M...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 13, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation Cancer clinical trials Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Dr. Katherine Janeway Dr. Steven DuBois Experimental Therapeutics Program pediatric cancer precision medicine sarcoma Solid Tumors C Source Type: news

How Tax Reform May Impact Charities
As tax reform continues to be front and center on Capitol Hill, the American Red Cross and other  organizations have taken a closer look at how proposed legislation may impact ... The post How Tax... {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 - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Development charitable giving proposed tax reform tax deductions tax reform and charities Source Type: news

From the Blogs: Time to Get Rid of Food Tongs? / Vacation Cultures in U.S. vs. U.K.
Take a look at what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking about right now: HIV and ID Observations: Dr. Paul Sax offers up his... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Payer Enrollment Tips for Small Practices
When it comes to payer enrollment, small practices often lack the necessary time or resources, here are some things to consider. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 12, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Neeraj K. Sharma Tags: Blog Health IT Technology Payers Source Type: news

The Answer To Life, The Universe — And Everything? It's 63
Over time, the expansion of the cosmos and the passage of light has unlocked 63 orders of magnitude to us, each one a new opportunity for novelty and complexity, says guest blogger Caleb Scharf.(Image credit: ESO) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Caleb Scharf Source Type: news

Helping Your Researchers: Journal for Publication
Recent activity from NIH focuses on researchers and their selection of journals for publishing their research. The Statement on Article Publication Resulting from NIH Funded Research recommends publishing in credible journals and provides resources that can help researchers determine whether a journal is credible. Librarians are included! Blog postings in Extramural Nexus and NLM Musings from the Mezannine also recommend librarians for assistance. You may want to take advantage of this flurry of activity to send  your researchers the NIH statement and remind them that you’ve got the expertise to help them s...
Source: MCR News - November 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

First-Mile Family Planning Can Help More Women Avoid Unintended Pregnancies
November 10, 2017In the global health community, we often talk about reaching the “last mile”—generally those who live in the hardest-to-reach places of the world, farthest from the health services they need. But from the point of view of those families, the last mile is in fact the first mile.The global information and communications technology community seems to understand this more than we do in health. Studies  such as this look directly at first-mile issues—that is, “how connectivity looks, feels, and behaves from the subscriber's perspective. ” And researchers have done&n...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

How compliant are dental practice Facebook pages with Australian health care advertising regulations? A Netnographic review
ConclusionsThis study found that compliance with the National Law by the Facebook pages surveyed was poor. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Rural Health Week begins on Monday, November 13! Wondering how you can participate?...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Reena ’s story: A bright future with short bowel syndrome
She’s just 16, but Reena Zuckerman knows exactly what she wants to be doing in another 10 years. “My dream is to play on the press team in the annual Women’s Congressional Softball Game,” says the aspiring political journalist. Since 2009, the event has pitted members of Congress against the press corps, raising nearly a million dollars for charity. “When I’m not doing schoolwork or watching TV, I’m listening to political podcasts and NPR,” Reena confesses. It’s an impressive goal, but one that’s no doubt attainable for this driven teen, who’s been pushing h...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 10, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation Dr. Tom Jaksic G-tube short bowel syndrome (SBS). volvulus Source Type: news

Four Way Physicians Can Avoid Fitness Tech Traps
Technology can be used as a modern convenience, but it can also spur laziness and unhealthy behavior. Here are ways to avoid this fate. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 10, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jeff Davidson Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Work/Life Balance Source Type: news

Blog: Time to stop FE cuts and invest in education
There are few things that can benefit someone more than education. To learn, gaining fresh experience and knowledge, is something that benefits both the learner and the whole of society. An educated society is one that can do more together. In our education system, further education (FE) plays a vital role. It supports both young people and adult learners through a huge range of qualifications in a variety of different subjects and skills. FE colleges are more likely to educate pupils with special educational needs, take on more students who receive free school meals and often cater for those who haven’t achieved th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 10, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Equipping the Red Cross with the Resources it Needs: A Q & A with our Partner Grainger
Red Cross partners like Grainger help us instill hope to individuals and families nationwide. We sat down with Fred Costello, vice president and president, Grainger International, to find out why... {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 - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: American Red Cross Tags: Disaster Annual Disaster Giving Program Grainger Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Irma Hurricane Maria philanthropy Red Cross Partner Volunteerism Source Type: news

NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay
16 October 2017 Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 250 calorie limit on confectionary sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and other outlets. Hospital chiefs will have to ensure that four out of five items purchased on their premises do not bust the limit, which is an eighth of a woman ’s and a tenth of a man’s recommended daily intake, or lose out on funding ring-fenc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Concierge Medicine Keeps Morale High
Keeping morale high is often difficult in medicine. Concierge medicine can help, according to this healthcare expert. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 9, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Wayne Lipton Tags: Blog Employment Work/Life Balance Operations Practice Models Source Type: news

Unravelling the pharmacokinetics of triazole antifungals in snakes
Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:50News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Thinking About Keeping Over-payments? Think Again
Keeping overpayments can end up costing a healthcare organization dearly. Here's what you need to know. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 9, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Finance Law & Malpractice Healthcare Reform Physician Compensation Source Type: news

Why you should only use antibiotics if truly necessary
Let’s be honest: most parents feel better when their sick child is prescribed an antibiotic. There’s just something so reassuring about having a prescription. It’s hard to feel like all you can do is wait and give your child TLC; it feels better to do something. Even when the doctor says that your child has a virus, and explains that antibiotics treat bacteria, not viruses, it’s common for parents to think: but what if there is even a little chance that there is a bacterial infection along with — or instead of — the virus? It can’t hurt to be safe, right? But that’s the thing...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Claire McCarthy Tags: Ask the Expert Health & Wellness antibiotics Claire McCarthy MD Source Type: news