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Wound Recovery Efforts to Help Faster Healing

Faster wound recovery

What if there was a way to help heal wounds faster? Some wounds fester, taking a long time to heal, and chronic wounds often simply don’t disappear. There are new products and methods being developed that can help with fast and better wound recovery. And of course, there are the age-old methods for helping to…

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New Jersey Hospitals to Institute No Violence Interventions

New Jersey hospitals

A New Jersey law has recently been signed that requires some New Jersey hospitals to institute interventions to help curb the cycle of violence in the state.  New Jersey hospitals have an important opportunity Unfortunately, research has shown that crime victims have a greatly increased risk of becoming  a victim again or even becoming a…

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Not Enough Medicare Education

We need more Medicare education

The results of a recent survey show that Americans don’t really know a whole lot about Medicare. As “Medicare for all” is becoming a hot-button issue, especially with the Democratic National Primaries coming up, it’s unsettling to imagine that millions of US citizens might be persuaded to have opinions about an issue that they so…

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Can Obesity Help in Stroke Recovery?

can obesity help stroke recovery?

A new study is turning standard results about the effects of obesity on their heads – it showed that stroke patients who were obese had a much higher stroke recovery rate than those of regular weight, and those of the lowest weight bracket had the worst survival rates. Doctors are trying to make sense of…

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Hospitals Look Forward to New Medicaid Regulations 

new Medicaid Regulations

Hospital administrations have complied with what they deem inefficient and costly Medicaid regulations for decades with no respite. Recently, CMS, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, asked hospitals to weigh in on how they can make their services more efficient, and hospital administrators came out with some strong suggestions for how to lighten their…

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Telemedicine is a Growing Skill Among US Doctors

telemedicine is growing

Telemedicine is gaining popularity as an option for getting professional medical help quickly and at low cost. It’s fairly exploded, growing 260% from 2015 to 2017, and it continues to move upwards. What is telemedicine? Telemedicine is the ability to get professional medical help over the telephone, a virtual medical appointment. Simple enough. But as…

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“SpinCare,” a Breakthrough in Wound Care

SpinCare for wound care

A specialized gun that shoots threads to form a shield on top of a wound is the newest innovation in wound care. The gun, reminiscent of a standard glue gun, may revolutionize the wound care industry, with its ability to protect a wound and let it heal more effectively than traditional wound bandages and dressings.…

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Blood Pressure Medication for Alzheimer’s Care?

Blood pressure and Alzheimer's care

A new study finds that blood pressure medication increases blood flow in the veins leading to the hippocampus, the first part of the brain where Alzheimer’s disease strikes. Although the study isn’t far-reaching and doesn’t prove that this drug helps fight Alzheimer’s, the authors say it is encouraging and further research may show it to…

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Technology for Better Post-Acute Care

Advances in post-acute care

As insurance companies and government health organizations become increasingly aware of influencing factors in healthcare, they are in turn becoming more savvy about how to allot payments for these factors. One example is post-acute care. Much research has shown that if patients are not well-take care of in the immediate time post-op, hospital readmissions greatly…

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