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F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer
The treatment will be for adults with aggressive non-Hodgkin ’ s lymphoma when chemotherapy has failed. It re-engineers a patient ’ s own cells to fight cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Immune System Genetic Engineering Chemotherapy Cancer Tumors Food and Drug Administration National Cancer Institute Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Brigham and Women's Hospital Novartis AG Rosenberg, Steven A Kite Pharma Gilead Source Type: news

Obese Kids with Asthma at Higher Risk for Hospital Readmission
(MedPage Today) -- They also had longer length of stay (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - October 18, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

All five major banks supporting St. Michael’s Hospital fundraising gala
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - October 18, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

This medical center will start work soon on a new ER, renovations
St. Cloud Regional Medical Center plans to start construction next month on a new multimillion-dollar ER and other hospital renovations. The project, expected to be completed in fall 2018, will create a new emergency department and new main entrance with more than 14,000 square feet being added to the existing facility at 2906 17th St. The project also includes renovations to nearly 4,000 square feet of the hospital, including the main lobby and registration areas. The emergency department will… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

How Hospital Strategic Venture Investing Can Improve Returns, Reduce Risk And Improve Care
It ’s encouraging to see so many entrepreneurs dedicating themselves to the health sector, and exciting to see meaningful investments supporting those dreams. But the fact is venture investing is inherently risky business. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leonard Achan, Contributor Source Type: news

This medical center will start work soon on a new ER, renovations
St. Cloud Regional Medical Center plans to start construction next month on a new multimillion-dollar ER and other hospital renovations. The project, expected to be completed in fall 2018, will create a new emergency department and new main entrance with more than 14,000 square feet being added to the existing facility at 2906 17th St. The project also includes renovations to nearly 4,000 square feet of the hospital, including the main lobby and registration areas. The emergency department will… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

DNR Status Can Skew HF Mortality Metrics, Hurt Hospital Rankings DNR Status Can Skew HF Mortality Metrics, Hurt Hospital Rankings
Do-not-resuscitate status in heart failure varies widely among hospitals and can confound their quality measures, a study suggests. For CMS, adjusting for it"would be a step in the right direction."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Court rejects 'Hail Mary' attempt to save Boston Children's garden
A Hail Mary attempt to revive a beloved garden has failed, with a state court siding in favor of Boston Children ’s Hospital in a lawsuit over the hospital’s expansion. Advocates for the Prouty Garden filed the suit in November 2016 to protest the state’s approval of a billion-dollar project by Boston Children’s Hospital, which is building an 11-story, 575,000-square-foot building on the site of the former garden. The state approved the plans in October 2016 after a 10-month review, despite… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Court rejects 'Hail Mary' attempt to save Boston Children's garden
A Hail Mary attempt to revive a beloved garden has failed, with a state court siding in favor of Boston Children ’s Hospital in a lawsuit over the hospital’s expansion. Advocates for the Prouty Garden filed the suit in November 2016 to protest the state’s approval of a billion-dollar project by Boston Children’s Hospital, which is building an 11-story, 575,000-square-foot building on the site of the former garden. The state approved the plans in October 2016 after a 10-month review, despite… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Why Highmark, AHN are going micro with 4 of its planned hospitals (Video)
Highmark and AHN on Wednesday announced a joint venture with Emerus, a privately held hospital company based in Texas that operates about two dozen micro-hospitals west of the Mississippi River. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

How hospitals guide ultra-personal cancer care
Special hospital panels work to match individual cancer treatments to genetic mutations that seem to drive the disease (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abrazo Maryvale hospital to close; 350 employees impacted
Decline in demand for services leads to closure of this West Valley hospital (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Looking at the whole child: Coordinated care for spina bifida helps Jeffrey thrive
Jeffrey Marotz and his family may have driven to Boston Children’s Hospital from their home in New York, but it was really the boy’s feet that brought him here. Born with severe spina bifida, a complex birth defect that affects the development of a child’s spinal cord, spine and brain, Jeffrey had also been diagnosed with clubfoot, a related orthopedic condition that causes the foot to twist unnaturally. Previous surgeries hadn’t worked and the braces that had been custom made for then three-year-old Jeffrey didn’t fit correctly. “Nothing was working,” says his mom, Michelle. A tea...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories clubfoot Dr. Benjamin Warf Dr. Carlos Estrada Dr. Lawrence Karlin Dr. Terry Buchmiller Rebecca Sherlock spina bifida Source Type: news

Pay Up Now! – a serious campaign and it’s working, NEC hears
People are getting angry, seeing how much they have lost through seven years of the pay cap, UNISON’s national executive council heard at its meeting in London today. And that is because of the campaign being run by the union, general secretary Dave Prentis told the meeting. And he reminded the NEC that the Pay Up Now! campaign has two parts. These include a political campaign, including rallies and demonstrations around the company and pressure on MPs, culminating in the joint union lobby of parliament the day before, with a rally – which Mr Prentis addressed – in the evening. And then there is a an indu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article executive national executive council NEC pay up now Source Type: news

Intermittent fasting can cause weight loss in just weeks  
Researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children in Ontario found mice who are fed a normal diet for two days followed by 24 hours without food shed a substantial amount of weight in just six weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allegheny Health Network to build hospital in Wexford
Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network unveiled $700 million in construction and expansion for the next five years, including a 160-bed hospital AHN will build in Wexford and four smaller neighborhood hospitals. The Wexford hospital will be located in Pine Township next to the AHN Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion that opened in 2014. It will be a full-service hospital that will break ground the middle of next year and be up and running in 2018. It also announced a joint venture with Emerus… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Southern Health prosecuted for third time
A third prosecution will be brought against Southern Health Foundation Trust after a patient was found dead in a hospital in Southampton five years ago. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Safe for Adult Women: Study
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2017 -- Vaccines that ward off the cancer-linked human papillomavirus (HPV) are safe for adult women, according to a study of more than 3 million Scandinavians. The researchers, who used Danish and Swedish hospital data to track... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dementia assessment and improvement framework
This evidence-based framework contains eight standards to support and enable directors of nursing and medical directors to achieve'outstanding'care standards for those living with dementia during their stay in hospital. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay
NHS England has announced hospitals will get financial incentives in 2018/19 if they implement new guidelines to reduce obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. The guidelines include 80% of confectionery stocked do not exceed 250Kcal, 75% of pre-packed sandwiches and savouries contain 400kcal or less, and 80% of drinks stocked must have less than 5g of added sugar per 100ml. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New chair for hospital trust following Sir Ian Carruthers' departure
A challenged acute trust has appointed a new chair after Sir Ian Carruthers left this summer. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Just one hospital in England hits targets in the past year
Growing demand is leaving the NHS struggling to serve patients, with Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust in Bedfordshire the only service to have achieved its goals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OptiScan ’s glucose monitoring system for the ICU wins 510(k) clearance
OptiScan Biomedical said today that its OptiScanner 5000 glucose monitoring system won 510(k) clearance. The device is the first of its kind, providing physicians with trending and tracking information to manage their patients’ blood glucose levels in surgical intensive care units. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post OptiScan’s glucose monitoring system for the ICU wins 510(k) clearance appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: 510(k) Diabetes Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Regulatory/Compliance OptiScan Source Type: news

NHS co-operation sees nurse receive cancer treatment in US
A Lancashire nurse is back at work just months after undergoing a ground-breaking cancer treatment that will soon be offered at hospitals in the UK. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Kenya:204 Hospitals Added to NHIF Accredited List
[Nation] The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has added 204 public, private and faith-based hospitals and dispensaries to its list of accredited facilities, offering Kenyans more places to access healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medicare Officials Back Off a Proposal to Make Hospital Inspection Reports Publicly Available; CLIA Inspections of Medical Laboratories Are Still Not Public
The Joint Commission opposed the Medicare proposal while patient advocate groups say it is a setback for hospital transparency Powerful interests arrayed against greater transparency in the performance of hospitals, physicians, and medical laboratories have stopped a proposed Medicare program that would have allowed the public to see the results of hospital inspections. Stopped in […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 18, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing American College of Surgeons CDC centers for disease control and prevention centers for medicare and medic Source Type: news

Cygnet named in new care model despite serious failings at hospital
NHS England named Cygnet Health Care as a partner in a new care model for young people’s mental health 10 days after inspectors found serious failings at its hospital in Woking that led to the temporary closure of its adolescents’ psychiatric intensive care unit. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Second private hospital stops taking new patients after CQC concerns
A second mental health unit run by Cygnet Health Care closed to new admissions in July after the Care Quality Commission raised serious concerns, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Another Wave of Medicine Shortages Hits State Hospitals
[New Era] Windhoek -There is a shortage of various medicines, including allergex syrup, an antibiotic medicine used to treat children, at various state facilities countrywide, New Era learned this week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK
Hospital performance slumps across UK with doctors warning hitting key targets now an 'impossible job'. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital waits worsen across UK
Hospital performance slumps across UK with staff warning hitting key targets now an 'impossible' job. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust spends £2m to convert storage rooms into new bed space
More than £2m is being spent by the University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust to create 45 new hospital beds to help tackle its 133 bed shortage. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chief inspector warns of DTOC target risk to elderly
The focus on short term targets for reducing delayed transfers of care from hospital could put elderly people at risk, the Care Quality Commission’s chief inspector of social care has warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Care New England hospital closure to play role in Partners deal talks
Partners HealthCare said the acquisition discussion it is having with Rhode Island-based Care New England hasn ’t changed, despite the announcement that Care New England would effectively shutter one of its hospitals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Certain older adults don't get to the hospital soon enough when experiencing a heart attack
(Wiley) For individuals experiencing a heart attack, delays in getting to the hospital can have life-threatening consequences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity may exacerbate asthma in children
(Wiley) In a Pediatric Allergy& Immunology study of children hospitalized for asthma, obesity was a risk factor for repeated hospital admissions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One step closer toward a treatment for Alzheimer's disease?
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital, in collaboration with colleagues at the University California, San Diego, have characterized a new class of drugs as potential therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease and discovered a piece in the puzzle of how they would work. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

From Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde of cancer immunotherapy
(University of Bonn) Novel immunotherapies can strengthen the body's own defenses against cancer cells. Treatment of patients with advanced disease can promote partial and complete tumor regressions. However, such strategies also frequently fail. The underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. An international research team led by the University Hospitals of Magdeburg and Bonn has now discovered a previously unrecognized braking mechanism that limits the efficacy of cancer immunotherapies. The results provide a scientific basis to further develop cancer immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

St. Michael’s Hospital Angel Ball gala: one of Toronto’s most inspiring parties
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - October 18, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Care New England hospital closure to play role in Partners deal talks
Partners HealthCare said the acquisition discussion it is having with Rhode Island-based Care New England hasn ’t changed, despite the announcement that Care New England would effectively shutter one of its hospitals. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Allegheny Health Network Hosts Conference on Combating the Opioid...
National experts and AHN addiction medicine specialists are gathering today at Allegheny General Hospital for a one-day conference, “Drug User Health: Promoting Health and Reducing Harm in Medical...(PRWeb October 18, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14812521.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Government must act on rising clinical negligence costs
Urgent action needed to reduce cost and stress burdens of unjustified litigation on GPs and the NHS Related items fromOnMedica Get much tougher on clinical negligence claims, government urged Defence body calls for early help to cut GP legal costs Clinical negligence claims against hospitals almost double in a year NHS clinical negligence claims up by 14% Cost of clinical negligence claims against GPs could soar (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 18, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

There's a hospital ship waiting for sick Puerto Ricans -- but no one knows how to get on it
Sammy Rolon is living in a makeshift clinic set up at a school. He has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and is bedridden. He's waiting for surgery that was scheduled before Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico. Now, he can't even get the oxygen he needs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vincent Gray questions contract with United Medical Center operator
D.C. Councilman Vincent Gray, D-Ward 7, has filed a disapproval resolution on a proposed contract with Veritas of Washington LLC, the vendor overseeing operations at the District-owned United Medical Center. The proposed contract of nearly $4.2 million for hospital management and operator services was submitted by the hospital earlier this month. Gray was joined by Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Council members Mary Cheh, D-Ward 3, David Grosso, I-At large, Elissa Silverman, I-At large, and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Hospital targets missed en masse as performance slumps
Doctors concerned as BBC analysis shows growing waits in A&E, cancer care and for operations. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amgen and Boston Children's Hospital to identify new targets for pain syndromes
Amgen has entered a neuroscience research collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital to find new genes and drug targets for severe pain syndromes based on human genetic analyses. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vincent Gray questions contract with United Medical Center operator
D.C. Councilman Vincent Gray, D-Ward 7, has filed a disapproval resolution on a proposed contract with Veritas of Washington LLC, the vendor overseeing operations at the District-owned United Medical Center. The proposed contract of nearly $4.2 million for hospital management and operator services was submitted by the hospital earlier this month. Gray was joined by Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Council members Mary Cheh, D-Ward 3, David Grosso, I-At large, Elissa Silverman, I-At large, and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Why schizophrenia leads to social isolation
Michael Green, neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA, has been fascinated with the human brain, behavior and mental illness since his undergraduate days.In graduate school at Cornell University, he worked in a state hospital with people who had schizophrenia. While working with them, Green noticed he could be having an ordinary conversation one moment, and then suddenly the conversation would shift dramatically, erasing the common ground they had established.“I have never encountered a condition so perplexing, both scientifically and clinically,” said Green, who is a seni...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Recovery Coaches Help Opioid Addicts Stay Clean After Treatment
FALMOUTH (CBS) – Many families caring for a loved one with an opioid addiction will tell you that one stay in a rehab facility rarely solves the problem. Relapses are common and heartbreaking. Related: Opioid Addiction Recovery Resources But a new approach is helping some addicts stay sober once they leave the safety and security of an inpatient facility. Mike Riordan of Falmouth is one of those success stories. He has been clean for three years. “I was just using drugs and was a shell of a person. I would have died on the street,” he said, recalling his life addicted to opioids. Riordan credits his ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Chris McKinnon Confronting The Crisis opioid crisis Recovery Coaches Source Type: news

Massachusetts General introduces novel postpartum depression screen with free app
A new iPhone app launched for free by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) looks not only to bring convenient postpartum depression (PPD) screening to more expecting and postpartum women, but also looks to redefine the gold standard for post-partum depression diagnosis. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news