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New Report Targets Homecare Patient Safety

IHI - 2018, July 31 - 00:16
This article summarizes the findings and recommendations from IHI’s report, No Place Like Home: Advancing the Safety of Care in the Home.

5 Guiding Principles to Improve Home Health Safety

IHI - 2018, July 30 - 23:56
This article summarizes five strategies to improve the safety of care in home health setting, as detailed in a new report from IHI.

IHI Innovation System

IHI - 2018, July 30 - 20:38
Drawing on IHI's nearly 30 years of experience with innovation, this white paper provides a detailed description of IHI’s innovation system, including 90-Day Learning and Testing Cycles, and describes how a health care organization might create its own internal innovation system that focuses on improving health care delivery.

Torticollis: A Consequence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome?

Medscape Today - 2018, July 27 - 04:06
The observation that infants with a history of neonatal abstinence syndrome often developed torticollis led to a study of this potential link.
Medscape Pediatrics

Pricey Pee: Time to Regulate Vitamin and Dietary Supplements

Medscape Today - 2018, July 26 - 03:57
Multiple studies show that dietary supplements result in little more than expensive urine and in some cases may even cause harm. Melissa Walton-Shirley thinks it's high time they were better regulated.
theheart.org on Medscape

'Gaming Disorder' Is Now Official

Medscape Today - 2018, July 26 - 03:57
In the latest iteration of ICD, gaming disorder falls under the umbrella of addiction.
Medscape Internal Medicine

Institute for Healthcare Improvement: 5 Considerations for Making Home Healthcare Safer

IHI - 2018, July 25 - 21:35
In this interview on IHI's No Place Like Home: Advancing the Safety of Care in the Home report, Tejal Gandhi discusses how health care poses its own patient safety challenges that need to be addressed.

Are TV Docs Bad for Our Image?

Medscape Today - 2018, July 25 - 03:50
Readers debate the pros and cons of TV medical dramas.
Medscape Family Medicine

Are Clinicians Reluctant to Prescribe Weight Loss Drugs?

Medscape Today - 2018, July 24 - 03:42
Despite a national obesity crisis, a recent survey shows that clinicians aren't using all available tools to help patients lose weight.
Medscape Internal Medicine

Treating Alcoholic Liver Diseases

Medscape Today - 2018, July 24 - 03:42
Dr Rowen Zetterman on how promoting early alcohol abstinence, looking for comorbidities, and implementing other techniques may keep a bad situation from getting worse.
Medscape Gastroenterology

'Really Good' New Guidelines for T2 Diabetes

Medscape Today - 2018, July 24 - 03:42
Dr Anne Peters applauds the latest changes to guidelines that put cardiovascular risk at the forefront of type 2 diabetes management.
Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology

Paying the Piper: Marijuana Now, Psychosis Later

Medscape Today - 2018, July 21 - 03:04
Teens who used cannabis were followed for symptoms of psychosis. The findings are concerning.
Medscape Internal Medicine

From Nearly Dead to Medical School Graduate

Medscape Today - 2018, July 20 - 02:53
Alex Lake was robbed and beaten, and nearly died. He was told to reconsider medical school but chose not to listen. This is his incredible story.
Medscape Med Students

Herpes or Bacterial Infection? Testing and Treating Young Infants

Medscape Today - 2018, July 20 - 02:53
Which symptomatic infants should be empirically treated for possible herpes simplex infection? New data help to narrow it down.
Medscape Pediatrics

HHS Proposes New Ambulatory Surgery Center Safety Database

IHI - 2018, July 19 - 23:24
Commentary from Tejal Gandhi is included in this Modern Healthcare piece examining the new ambulatory surgery center safety database proposed by HHS.

Signal or Noise? Navigating Health Care Policy - Part 2

IHI - 2018, July 19 - 23:17
This article in NEJM Catalyst contains a video and transcription from part two of a two-part series on the policy roundtable discussion that took place at the 2017 IHI National Forum.​

Yet Another Cancer Screening Recommendation. This Time: Colon

Medscape Today - 2018, July 19 - 02:44
The American Cancer Society now suggests beginning screening for colorectal cancer at age 45. Is that a good idea?
Georgetown University Family Medicine

Affluence and Liver Cancer: What's the Connection?

Medscape Today - 2018, July 19 - 02:44
Rising rates of liver cancer mortality parallel another health issue in the US--obesity.
Medscape Internal Medicine
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