FDA Expands Strategies for Safer Opioid Prescribing FDA Expands Strategies for Safer Opioid Prescribing
The FDA announced today that it will be enlisting several new strategies to improve provider education about opioids as well as informing patients about the risks associated with opioid use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Infographic: Cancer clinical trials
Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com? (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Burnout common amongst US doctors, study shows
Physicians with low empathy at highest risk Related items fromOnMedica Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors Better assessment of doctors in training will cut burden Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing Study shows why GPs quit patient care Over a third of nursing posts earmarked for cuts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Learn to speak up in primary care
A new e-learning module for speaking up is now available for all staff working in primary care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Would Your Reps Pass The Empathy Test?
Make no mistake about it, the role of the pharmaceutical sales representative is in flux. But, then, when has it not been?In truth, looking at today ’s small, data-fueled sales forces, it’s hard to conceive that back in the early nineties more than 100,000 pharma reps were plying their trade in the US alone.Back then, the name of the game was – in reductive terms – to flog as many blockbuster drugs to healthcare professionals (HCPs) as possible. Ok, it was always much more nuanced than that, but it never approached the complexity of today’s environment, where reps are increasingly expected to ...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ross Davies Source Type: news

Future pharmacists dedicate themselves to serving patients
The School of Pharmacy's newest cohort of PharmD students donned white coats and took the Oath of a Pharmacist at the 2018 White Coat Ceremony, committing themselves to a lifetime of learning and patient care. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Levi Gadye Source Type: news

‘A precious sense of belonging’: Learning to evaluate the communities we live in
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - September 18, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

New Program in New York Aims to Ease EMT Shortage Resulting from Replacing State Certification with National
  PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) When you need them-- you need them in seconds. "People don't call 911 because they are having great days. They call 911 at some of the lowest points in their life," said Bryse Taylor, a paramedic student. "Basically it's like bringing the emergency department to the patient now, rather than picking up the patient and running them to the emergency department," said Bruce Barry, the paramedic program director. It's alarming when you hear that there are only 113 paramedics serving five counties across the North Country-- that's over 6,500-square miles responsibl...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kelly O'Brien (WCAX) Tags: News News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

New Program in New York Aims to Ease EMT Shortage Resulting from Replacing State Certification with National
  PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) When you need them-- you need them in seconds. "People don't call 911 because they are having great days. They call 911 at some of the lowest points in their life," said Bryse Taylor, a paramedic student. "Basically it's like bringing the emergency department to the patient now, rather than picking up the patient and running them to the emergency department," said Bruce Barry, the paramedic program director. It's alarming when you hear that there are only 113 paramedics serving five counties across the North Country-- that's over 6,500-square miles responsibl...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - September 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kelly O'Brien (WCAX) Tags: News News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Non-insulin drugs for treating type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes prevents the body from responding to insulin correctly, leading to high levels of blood sugar. Some people require insulin injections, but others can manage the condition with oral or other injectable medications. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Public Library Spotlight: Erin Lewis, Acquisitions and Interlibrary Loan, McCracken County Public Library
Name: Erin Lewis Title: Acquisitions and Interlibrary loan Education: Nearing the end of my MSLS degree How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Exercise and being active plays a vital role in my life. I feel so much better when I exercise and I want to help others realize the benefits of an active lifestyle. What’s the impact that you hope to make in your community? I hope to help my community find ways to incorporate exercise into everyday life. What is your favorite health related program or outreach that you’ve done?  Pedal in Paducah. I love to ride my bicycle and was so ex...
Source: The Cornflower - September 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Bobbi Newman Tags: Public Libraries Public Libraries Spotlight Source Type: news

Medtronic Will Study TAVR in Low-Risk Patients with Bicuspid Valves
Indication is to the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) market as location is to the real estate business. Although TAVR already represents a $3 billion market globally, the leading TAVR companies say the currently approved indications barely scratches the surface in terms of the true growth potential of the space. This week, just ahead of the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting in San Diego, Medtronic announced that FDA has given the go-ahead for a single-arm study to evaluate the CoreValve Evolut TAVR system in patients with bicuspid aortic valves who are at low risk of s...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can make urination painful?
There are many possible causes of painful urination, or dysuria, including bacterial infections and health conditions that place extra pressure on the bladder. Fortunately, most of these potential causes are highly treatable. Learn more about 10 causes of dysuria here, as well as when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

FDA: Immediate-Release Opioids Now Under REMS
(MedPage Today) -- But prescribers still not required to take training ... yet (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Kaleida lawsuit seeks new RFP process for Buffalo school nurses
As promised, Kaleida Health has filed a lawsuit against the Buffalo City School District related to the loss of a $6 million school nursing contract. The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court August 22, addresses a decision in May by the schools to reject Kaleida’s bid after the paper copy was turned in 16 minutes past the deadline four months prior. The suit targets the Buffalo City School District, Buffalo Board of Education and Superinten dent Kriner Cash as well as Supplemental Health Care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Kaleida lawsuit seeks new RFP process for Buffalo school nurses
As promised, Kaleida Health has filed a lawsuit against the Buffalo City School District related to the loss of a $6 million school nursing contract. The lawsuit, filed in State Supreme Court August 22, addresses a decision in May by the schools to reject Kaleida’s bid after the paper copy was turned in 16 minutes past the deadline four months prior. The suit targets the Buffalo City School District, Buffalo Board of Education and Superinten dent Kriner Cash as well as Supplemental Health Care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Thumb arthritis: What to know
Thumb arthritis, or basal joint arthritis, affects the joint at the base of the thumb. It can cause pain and limit the thumb ’s range of movement. Thumb arthritis is usually a type of osteoarthritis, meaning it develops due to wear and tear. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Osteoarthritis Source Type: news

These brothers run a personal training business. And it ’s fueling their next venture.
Bary and Muhssin El-Yacoubi want to help people get moving — without going anywhere. The local brothers are rolling out Send Me A Trainer, a marketplace that connects users with athletic trainers who make house calls. It’s the sequel to their in-home personal training business, Bounce Fitness, which they’ve been operating for a decade. And they conte nd their new app-based startup will more easily scale in a rapidly changing health space. “Send Me A Trainer is really a product of all of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

These brothers run a personal training business. And it ’s fueling their next venture.
Bary and Muhssin El-Yacoubi want to help people get moving — without going anywhere. The local brothers are rolling out Send Me A Trainer, a marketplace that connects users with athletic trainers who make house calls. It’s the sequel to their in-home personal training business, Bounce Fitness, which they’ve been operating for a decade. And they conte nd their new app-based startup will more easily scale in a rapidly changing health space. “Send Me A Trainer is really a product of all of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Different baby positions during pregnancy: What to know
During pregnancy, the fetus changes position often, but some positions are safer than others just before childbirth. In this article, learn about baby positions in the womb, including anterior, posterior, transverse lie, and three types of breech position. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Navigating the World of Digital Health Products
A presentation at MD&M Minneapolis aims to help medical device manufacturers and newcomers alike overcome the challenges of designing digital devices. “Scale and cost and prevalence of consumer-oriented technology like Wi fi and Bluetooth and cell phones have made possible a whole new category of health-related devices,” Bill Betten, president of Betten Systems Solutions LLC, told MD+DI. He will discuss digital health products in a talk on November 1 at MD&M Minneapolis, “Case Study: Overcoming Digital Health Product Development.” T...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Digital Health Source Type: news

Volpara receives new ISO certification
Volpara Health Technologies, the parent of breast imaging software developer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Dense breast tissue translates into higher cancer odds Volpara debuts new positioning assessment application Automated breast density assessment informs cancer risk Volpara, Mammography Educators launch training videos Volpara launches 2 new products at ECR 2018 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

E-cigarette warnings to arrive in high school bathrooms nationwide
In a new push to education the nearly 11 million youth at risk of e-cigarette addiction, the FDA announced a new campaign that will take the message into high school bathrooms. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of protein powder?
People can use protein powder to supplement their protein intake, help build muscle, aid muscle recovery, and encourage healthy weight loss. In this article, learn about these and other health benefits of protein powder. We also cover the different types of protein powder and when and how to use them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

A thief in our midst: Scientists find gut proteins that rob us of vitamins
When gut microbes decorate their cell exteriors with proteins called BtuG, they can latch onto and deprive us of essential B12 vitamins, says new Yale research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Emmanuel Macron unveils healthcare overhaul
French president pledges to lift annual cap on number of student doctors (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Burnout Starts Early, Especially in Some Specialties Burnout Starts Early, Especially in Some Specialties
Data show symptoms of burnout begin early in residents'medical careers, but burnout measures are so varied and inconsistent that few conclusions can be drawn on overall prevalence among physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Away Rotations: Quick Tips Away Rotations: Quick Tips
Here are a few quick tips for how to succeed during audition rotations.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Article Source Type: news

Two design student friends create 3D-printed PINK prosthetic breasts
Rosie Brave and Sam Jackman, both design students at Plymouth University, hope their invention will replace the 'bland' beige prosthetics dished out by the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS England encourages practices to register students for online GP services
GP practices should promote online GP services to university students, according to guidance issued by NHS England.  Thedocument, published this month, outlines how online GP services can support students and what practices can do to advertise that they offer these features. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 18, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Sen. Chris Murphy defends gains, promotes expanded health care at YSPH talk
In a Sept. 17 lecture, Murphy defended the ACA and spoke about “buttressing” its gains with legislation to make Medicare directly available to every citizen. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers find adult stem cell characteristics in aggressive cancers from different tissues
UCLA researchers have discovered  genetic similarities between the adult stem cells responsible for maintaining and repairing epithelial tissues — which line all of the organs and cavities inside the body — and the cells that drive aggressive epithelial cancers. Their findings could bring about a better understanding of how ag gressive, treatment-resistant cancers develop and progress, and could eventually lead to new drugs for a range of advanced epithelial cancers such as lung, prostate and bladder cancers. The study, led by senior authors Owen Witte and Thomas Graeber, both of the  UCLA E...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

National Preparedness Month: Check Your Coverage
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a reminder to prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This year’s theme focuses on planning: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Each week of NPM focuses on a specific aspect of the overarching theme, to help individuals, families, communities and organizations consider how they plan and prepare for disasters, and offer opportunities to learn and become involved. The theme for this week of National Preparedness Month is Check Your Coverage. Insurance is the first line of defense; check your insurance coverage and review the Document and In...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Source Type: news

Enabling Genomics-Guided Precision Medicine
Download this eBook from Qiagen to learn more about the promise of precision medicine and how QCITM Interpret can help deliver better care with better knowledge. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 18, 2018 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist Sponsored eBooks Source Type: news

Librarians and Research Data Management Services: Branching Out Into Big Data
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course, to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Rose Fredrick, Digital Repository Librarian, Health Sciences ...
Source: MCR News - September 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List Data Science Source Type: news

Regulator reveals expert panel to oversee troubled London trust
NHS Improvement has announced the panel of experts to oversee a London teaching trust’s ongoing efforts to sort out its “dysfunctional” cardiac surgical service. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

These Are the Four Big Personality Types, According to Science
Personality tests are beloved by high school guidance counselors and self-help book authors — but less so by many scientists. There’s controversy among them over whether clear-cut personality types exist at all. A large new study published in Nature Human Behavior, however, provides evidence for the existence of at least four personality types: average, reserved, self-centered and role model. Each one is based on the extent to which people display five different major character traits, including neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness. “It seemed like personality traits we...
Source: TIME: Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Medtronic launches study for bicuspid TAVR in low-risk patients
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it’s launching a study of its CoreValve Evolut replacement heart valve in a low-risk patient population with a genetic form of heart disease, following a pair of FDA decisions about the treatment. The Fridley, Minn.-based medtech titan said the FDA granted an investigational device exemption for a single-arm trial of the CoreValve Evolut transcatheter aortic valve replacement in low-risk patients born with two leaflets instead of three. Separately, the federal safety watchdog revised the valve’s labeling to remove a warning about treatment of intermediate-or-greater-risk bic...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Replacement Heart Valves Medtronic Source Type: news

'High-yield' farming costs the environment less than previously thought – and could help spare habitats
New findings suggest that more intensive agriculture might be the " least bad " option for feeding the world while saving its species – provided use of such " land-efficient " systems prevents further conversion of wilderness to farmland. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

Union launches annual national staff and patient safety survey
Nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, students, ambulance workers and other members of Unison are being asked to record how their shift goes today for the union ’s annual staff safety survey. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Many Middle, High Schoolers Report E-Cigarette Cannabis Use
TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 -- Nearly one in 11 U.S. middle and high school students used cannabis in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in 2016, according to a research letter published online Sept. 17 in JAMA Pediatrics. Katrina F. Trivers, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Super-fit soldier's brutal army training triggered a 10 in a MILLION condition
While on a daily four-mile drill, 21-year-old Amber Jameson, from North Port, Florida, began experiencing agonising tightness in her lower legs. Doctors initially dismissed it as shin splints. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Can Community Organisations Lead in Taking Sexual Health Education to Rural Areas?
[Nigeria Health Watch] As the nation's seat of power, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is usually associated with splendour. This opinion about the city is often formed by the images of wide roads and beautiful structures in the city centre and Abuja's plush neighbourhoods and from images on social media. But for some who live in Abuja and care to go beyond the city limits to visit communities on the outskirts of Abuja, there is more to Abuja than initially meets the eye. Some of the communities are less than an hours drive f (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An interview on consumer involvement in research with Simon Denegri, NIHR
For this year ’s Patients IncludedCochrane Colloquium, Richard Morley interviewed Simon Denegri, National Director for Patients, Carers and the Public, UK National Institute of Health Research. Simon talked about patient/consumer involvement in research, co-production, the role of researchers in meaningfully involving stakeholders, and what challenges he might set for Cochrane.Learn more about consumer involvement in CochraneTuesday, September 18, 2018 (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Super-fit soldier's brutal army training triggered a 10 in a MILLION condition
While on a daily four-mile drill, 21-year-old Amber  Jameson, from North Port, Florida, began experiencing agonising tightness in her lower legs. Doctors initially dismissed it as shin splints. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to keep your brain young - just keep moving, says Celia Dodd
Researchers at the University of Canberra in Australia found that regular aerobic exercise dramatically improved cognitive abilities such as thinking, reading, learning and reasoning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Coping With ADHD
-- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) makes it difficult for a person -- most often a child -- to pay attention and stay focused. A child with ADHD can be a more impulsive, which can lead to issues with learning and maintaining... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Delayed NaF-PET enhances coronary plaque detection
In life, timing is everything. With sodium fluoride (NaF) PET, interpreting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? CMS again declines coverage for NaF-PET scans ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events NaF-PET/CT beats scintigraphy, SPECT/CT for bone metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news