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Patients want more imaging info -- and before their exams
How much information do patients want before imaging exams? Certainly more...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Education enlightens patients to radiologist's role Patients want radiologists reading their exams Patients want information about radiation risk What do patients really know about radiation and radiologists? Personal touch wins over patients, referring physicians (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How to be an academic without working 60 hours a week | Lucy Foulkes
A Twitter argument about how many hours academics should work promptedLucy Foulkesto seek out advice for early career researchersLast week a tweet about academics ’ working hours went viral:I tell my graduate students and post-docs that if they ’re working 60 hours per week, they’re working less than the full professors, and less than their peers.https://t.co/mapWtvmBWpContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Foulkes Tags: Science Psychology Controversies Work & careers Higher education Research Source Type: news

Member Highlights: North Pocono Public Library, Moscow, PA
NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve. Life Planning Series This community education series is designed to address difficult life planning decisions such as funeral arrangements and budgeting, important legal documents, and palliative and supportive care for the elderly. It is targeted at mid-life individuals caring for parents or older family members, older people who would like to be proactive in their planning, or mid-life individuals who...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Member Highlights Source Type: news

Abiomed touts expanded Impella heart pump indication, launches Women ’s Initiative
Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) said today it won expanded FDA premarket approval for its Impella 2.5, Impella CP, Impella 5.0 and Impella LD heart pumps, now cleared to provide treatment for heart failure associated with cardiomyopathy leading to cardiogenic shock, including peripartum and postpartum cardiomyopathy. The approval follows a previous FDA indication the Danvers, Mass.-based company won in April 2016 that cleared the device for treating acute myocardial infarction cardiogenic shock and post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock. Abiomed touts its Impella heart pumps as the only percutaneous temporary ventricular support ...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Abiomed Source Type: news

SwitchPoint Is about Health, Technology, Partnerships —and Love
February 13, 2018We love it for the inspiration we feel there, the connections we make, the performances that move us.  How do you mark time passing?My days tend to run together —a hamster wheel of wake up, go to work, come home, make dinner, play “Fast Dogs” (don’t ask) with my four-year-old, go to bed, repeat.What stands out are the extraordinary things. My wedding day, or the night my son was born, or climbing the Austrian Alps.It's about making time to show up and stand up.But then there are the unexpected moments, like the time in college when I skipped film class to see Tori Amos with my ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is Apert syndrome?
Learn about Apert syndrome, a genetic condition that causes abnormal head, hand, and foot development. We look at symptoms, treatment, and outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics Source Type: news

Info International presents a one day  
Pharma Reprints Summit
21st March 2018
Reprints from peer-reviewed medical journals help pharma engage healthcare professionals and patients – and provide the essential clinical evidence behind marketing claims – yet their use has been in decline over many years. Is technology about to disrupt the commercial content space as it did for research information over a decade ago and what are the key implications and opportunities this creates? This one day Pharma Reprints Summit brings together the key stakeholders in the medical content and marketing space to meet and to learn from one another. Presentations from stakeholders include the following topic...
Source: News from STM - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Events Source Type: news

Nurse survey launched on mental health laws and detention
Mental health and learning disability nurses are being urged by unions to offer up their views on possible changes to legislation under the Mental Health Act. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the outlook for hydranencephaly?
Learn more about hydranencephaly, a condition where a baby is born with part of the brain missing. We examine the symptoms and prognosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Mauritius:"Developing countries such as Mauritius need research to help relieve the economic burden of chronic diseases"
[L'Express] Dr Neel Heerasing, a consultant gastroenterologist with special interests in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Clinical Nutrition, was born and raised in Mauritius. Having completed his medical training in Australia, he moved to the United Kingdom in 2016 to further his training and undertook a two-year research fellowship at the Royal Devon& Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the prestigious Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pharmacogenetics Research Centre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Should Kids Be Required To Get The HPV Vaccine?
Florida is considering a bill that would make the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine mandatory for public school students. Could this be the cure for the low HPV vaccination rates shown by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Health of America Report? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is palmoplantar pustulosis?
Learn all about palmoplantar pustulosis, a condition that causes blisters to form on the palms and feet. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What happens during a testicular ultrasound?
This article explains the procedure, what to expect, and how to prepare for your scan. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRI / PET / Ultrasound Source Type: news

Emerald launches new Engineering, Computing & Technology portfolio
For the first time, Emerald Publishing has created an opportunity for customers to take all of the available journals that are aligned to the Engineering, Computing and Technology (ECT) fields in one comprehensive collection. Available from 2018, the ECT journal portfolio was developed through extensive research to ensure that the content is aligned to the needs and output of academic engineering and computing departments. Closely connected to industry, many titles maintain strong links to key associations and professional bodies such as the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN), International Microelectronics Assemb...
Source: News from STM - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Medical prepping: 5 ways to protect your health when SHTF
(Natural News) Medical preparedness is not usually a term associated with prepping. But if you really think about it, this knowledge should be an essential part of your survival education. You can purchase all the best first aid kits in the world, but if you have no idea what to do with them, how exactly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bristol student wins grant to take him to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
University of Bristol student Dan Bethell has been awarded a UK Sport grant enabling him to compete in the Para-Badminton programme at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 13, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, Announcements, Grants and Awards; Press Release Source Type: news

Whole-Health Assessment 2.0
In this training, health service providers expand on the intersecting issues that impact the overall physical, emotional and mental well-being of young Black men who have sex with men (MSM). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HE members to be consulted over proposed pension changes
UNISON has launched a consultation with higher education members after their employer proposed changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) pension scheme that could see staff thousands of pounds worse off. Universities UK has proposed ending any defined benefit from being earned in the future and moving to a completely defined-contribution scheme. UNISON’s higher education service group executive has concluded that members who are also members of the pension scheme are to be consulted on the proposed changes. The executive is recommending that members reject the proposals and prepare to take part in susta...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News higher education pensions universities Source Type: news

HE members to be consulted to over proposed pension changes
UNISON has launched a consultation with higher education members after their employer proposed changes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) pension scheme that could see staff thousands of pounds worse off. Universities UK has proposed ending any defined benefit from being earned in the future and moving to a completely defined-contribution scheme. UNISON’s higher education service group executive has concluded that members who are also members of the pension scheme are to be consulted on the proposed changes. The executive is recommending that members reject the proposals and prepare to take part in susta...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News higher education pensions universities Source Type: news

How Academic Health Department Partnerships Can Support PHAB and CEPH Accreditation
February 28, 2018 from 1-2pm EST. Explore how academic health department partnerships - formal partnerships between health departments and academic institutions - can support achieving and maintaining accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) for health departments and Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for academic institutions (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI)
IHMI supports a continuous learning environment to enable interoperable technology solutions and care models that evolve with real-world use and feedback. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aetna Foundation to Support States in Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic
The Aetna Foundation announced that it will provide grants totaling $6 million to fund projects combating the opioid epidemic. These will be projects that state and local leaders have identified as promising. The first $1 million grant will be awarded to the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition's (NCHRC) Rural Opioid Overdose Prevention Project, which distributes naloxone and provides education in five rural North Carolina counties. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 13, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Health Professions Student Loan Program and Nursing Student Loan Program Administrative Requirements
Pre-publication notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing their intent to continue collecting information as part of the Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) and Nursing Student Loan (NSL) Programs, which provide long-term, low-interest loans to students pursuing eligible degrees. Information will be collected through the Deferment Form (HRSA Form 519) and Annual Operating Report (HRSA Form 501), and is used to determine borrowers' deferment status and monitor program operations and financial activities. Comments regarding the need and use of the information collecting activities must...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 13, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: IHS: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
Pre-publication notice from the Indian Health Service (IHS) requesting OMB approval to continue collecting information as part of the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application process. Collected information is used to determine applicants' eligibility for the IHS LRP, which repays all or part of eligible health professionals education-related debt in exchange for an initial two-year service commitment to practice full-time at an eligible IHS facility. Comments regarding the proposed information collection extension must be submitted within 30 days of final publication in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for Febr...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 13, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Quantum for all
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Through a Cottrell Scholar Award, Nathaniel Craig will formalize a learning assistants' program in a key upper-division physics course. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quality Toolkit Improves Care in Indian Hospitals
(Northwestern University) A simple toolkit of checklists, education materials and feedback reporting improved the quality of care, but not outcomes, in a group of 60 hospitals in south India, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Compound repairs features of Alzheimer ’s disease in mice
Researchers found that a compound called an NAD+ precursor helped mice with features of Alzheimer ’s disease perform better on learning and memory tests. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Educated natural killer cells show dynamic movement of the activating receptor NKp46 and confinement of the inhibitory receptor Ly49A
Educated natural killer (NK) cells have inhibitory receptors specific for self major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules and kill cancer cells more efficiently than do NK cells that do not have such receptors (hyporesponsive NK cells). The mechanism behind this functional empowerment through education has so far not been fully described. In addition, distinctive phenotypic markers of educated NK cells at the single-cell level are lacking. We developed a refined version of the image mean square displacement (iMSD) method (called iMSD carpet analysis) and used it in combination with single-particle tracking to...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - February 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Staaf, E., Hedde, P. N., Bagawath Singh, S., Piguet, J., Gratton, E., Johansson, S. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Here ’s Why Eating More Slowly May Help You Lose Weight
People looking to lose weight might try all kinds of ways to eat fewer calories. Now, a study in BMJ Open sheds some light onto which of those strategies actually work: Based on data from nearly 60,000 people, three behaviors—eating slowly, cutting out after-dinner snacks and not eating within two hours of going to bed—were linked to lower obesity rates and smaller waistlines. The study looked specifically at people in Japan with type 2 diabetes who had one to three health check-ups between 2008 and 2013. During those appointments, people were asked about their eating and sleeping habits, including how fast the...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Weight loss Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Ultrasounds Don ’ t Cause Autism; Kids Benefit From Activity Before School
BOSTON (CBS) – There has been some concern that prenatal ultrasounds could increase the risk of autism in children but a new study suggests otherwise. Researchers at Boston Medical Center looked at more than 400 kids born at the hospital and found that the mothers of those with autism had no more prenatal ultrasounds and no greater duration of ultrasound exposure than moms of kids without autism. In fact, the kids with autism had on average less ultrasound exposure during the 1st and 2nd trimesters than the other children. The study did raise one question. Does the depth of the ultrasound scan make a difference? The ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Autism Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Ultrasound Source Type: news

WATCH: 'GMA' Hot List: Johnny Manziel says he was 'self-medicating with alcohol'
Plus, meet the teacher who adopted her student and his little brother, and "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman discusses why it's important to have movies about black superheroes. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Jason Crawford named the Singer Associate Professor
Crawford develops and applies genome sequence-guided methods for the discovery of genetically encoded molecules from mutualistic and pathogenic microorganisms. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

EMR Knowledge Management and Training Coordinator
DepartmentLanguage English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rosanna Perri Source Type: news

Doctors Learn How to Talk to Patients About Dying Doctors Learn How to Talk to Patients About Dying
Clinicians can be so focused on fixing problems and saving lives that they often avoid talking to patients about their prognosis.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Time to Register, Reactivate Open Payments Account
Physicians and teaching hospitals can submit data to CMS'Open Payments system until March 31; beginning in April, they can preview data others have entered about them. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Ergonomics Education Rare in U.S. Surgical Training Programs Ergonomics Education Rare in U.S. Surgical Training Programs
Only a quarter of U.S. surgical-training programs include some type of surgical-ergonomics education (SEE), while 1.5% offer formal SEE, a new survey shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

How to make sensors work for mobile health
This altimeter sensor is 3-by-3-by-1 mm, and could go into a pendant for a fall alert device. [Photo by managing editor Chris Newmarker]Healthcare systems in the U.S. and around the world are increasingly turning to mobile health – keeping people out of expensive hospitals and instead treat people’s health problems from their homes. Sensors have a major role to play in enabling the shift. Sensor technology can help make up for the lack of well-trained staff available to operate equipment in a healthcare setting, said Pete Smith, TE Connectivity‘s senior manager of product knowledge and training for s...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: mHealth (Mobile Health) MD&M West teconnectivity Source Type: news

Experts from Facebook, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, and More Join IntraHealth International ’s SwitchPoint Council
SwitchPoint Advisory Council member Roya Mahboob presents at SwitchPoint 2017. Photo by IntraHealth International.February 12, 2018 Chapel Hill, NCIntraHealth International announces its inauguralSwitchPoint Advisory Council, which brings together leading experts from a mix of backgrounds and sectors to guide SwitchPoint —IntraHealth’s signature annual event and ongoing collaborative platform. Council members, listed below, will serve two-year terms and meet six times per year to advise on SwitchPoint themes and discuss partnership opportunities for social good.IntraHealth, a global health organization active...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Heart Health Information Resources webinar
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 1pm MT/2pm CT Discover NLM Resources and More series Registration and login information Dive into heart health resources from the National Institutes of Health with Annette Parde-Maass, NNLM MCR Education and Outreach Coordinator. She will focus on resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and how they can help you and the people you serve. She’ll provide an overview of each site, demonstrate some sample searches, and show you where to find educational and outreach materials, including multilingual or multicultural pi...
Source: MCR News - February 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Public Libraries Webinars and Training Source Type: news

Cultural Competence for Information Professionals webinar
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10am MT/11am CT Breezing Along with the RML series Registration and login information According to the National Association of Social Workers, cultural competence is “a congruent set of behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable a person or group to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.” This webinar will provide an introduction to cultural competence, discuss why it is important and how it applies to the work of information professionals. Guest Speaker: Shaundra Walker, PhD, Interim Library Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - February 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Webinars and Training Source Type: news

How One Top Hospital Is Using Virtual Reality
Mainstream use of virtual reality (VR) headsets began about two years ago. In that time, the devices, which transport the user into a different world, have been used for entertainment, teaching, and healthcare. VR is another tool that can be used to help reduce patients pain. Currently, opioids are the standard treatment for pain relief. However, according to data from the CDC, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, and prescription opioids are a known driving factor in these deaths Last week, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, one of the earliest adopters of VR in a healthcare setting, gave an update on the im...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Software Digital Health Source Type: news

New, forward-looking report outlines research path to sustainable urban systems
Find related stories on NSF's Environmental Research and Education (ERE) programs at this link. In 1950, fewer than one-third of the world's people lived in cities. Today more than half do. By 2050, urban areas will be home to some two-thirds of Earth's human population. "This scale and pace of urbanization has never been seen in human history," states a new report, (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Training the Trainers to Ensure Customer Satisfaction
Medical device manufacturers have a thorough understanding of the science behind their products, every indication of use, and the cost savings or patient benefit when the device is used in practice. And they should, given the hundreds or thousands of hours in clinical verifications and trials required to receive regulatory clearance. As brochures are made for educating decision makers on the features and benefits of a device and instructions for use (IFUs) are produced for customers to reference before and during use, a manufacturer training program needs to be reproducible while still accommodating the preferences of...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Business Source Type: news

Student nurses at four London universities to get job offer guarantees
Student nurses from universities in north central and east London are to be the first in the city that are guaranteed an offer of employment at local NHS trusts, under a new initiative. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 12, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Did you solve it? The joy of grids
The solutions to today ’s puzzlesOn my puzzle blog earlier todayI set you the following three problems about this grid:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Education Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are sugar alcohols?
Learn all about sugar alcohols, a substitute for sugar. We look at their uses, possible benefits and risks, and how they differ from standard sugars. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Researchers develop novel immunotherapy to target colorectal cancer
A Yale-led research team has developed an antibody that blocks tumors in animal models of colorectal cancer. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT)
June 26-27, 2018; Atlanta, GA. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patient bedside education: Time to modernize?
Hurried conversations, paper brochures, and other long-standing approaches to patient education often fall short of their goals, so it ’s little surprise that researchers are eyeing digital technologies as a potential solution. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news