Monthly Archives: November 2010

When Pharmacists Join the Health Care Team, Patients Win

Philadelphia, PA(November 29, 2010) — – Including pharmacists on patient-care teams improves key health outcomes-including lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and better control of diabetes, reports a review in a recent issue of Medical Care. The journal is published by … Continue reading

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Wolters Kluwer Health Reaches Agreement to Acquire Pharmacy OneSource

Philadelphia, PA (November 29, 2010) — Wolters Kluwer Health today announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has entered into an agreement to acquire Pharmacy OneSource, a leading healthcare Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider that helps hospitals manage the complex challenges of … Continue reading

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Suicide Warnings Have Led to Decreased Use of Antidepressants in Children

Philadelphia, PA(November 23, 2010) — An FDA warning regarding increased suicide risk in children and teens taking antidepressant drugs has led to an overall decrease in antidepressant prescribing for young patients, reports a study in the November issue of Medical … Continue reading

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Do You Think Your Doctor Would Tell You if a Medical Error Occurred?

Philadelphia, PA(November 23, 2010) — People who believe their doctor or hospital would inform them if a medical error occurred are “far more forgiving” than those who doubt their health care provider would disclose the error, reports a study in … Continue reading

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New Platelet Rich Plasma Study Shows Promise for Knee Osteoarthritis

Philadelphia, PA(November 19, 2010) — The first American study that positions Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) as a viable means in managing knee osteoarthritis, appeared today in the December issue of the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AJPMR). … Continue reading

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Education and Rule Enforcement Reduce Neurological Brain and Spine Injuries in Rugby

Philadelphia, PA(November 17, 2010) — A comprehensive program combining education and rule enforcement has been effective in reducing the high rate of brain and spinal cord injuries among rugby players, reports the November issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the … Continue reading

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Publication Alert: AAN Launches New Medical Journal to Help Doctors Best Treat Patients

November 2010 — Continuing its mission to help neurologists best treat their patients, the American Academy of Neurology has launched Neurology: Clinical Practice, a new medical journal aimed at providing doctors with the latest information on how to improve outcomes … Continue reading

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In Ice Hockey Players, 'Resisted Sprints' Increase Sprint Speed

Philadelphia, PA(November 9, 2010) -A brief resisted-sprint exercise significantly increases skating sprint speed in ice hockey players, reports a study in the November issue of The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, official research journal of the National Strength and … Continue reading

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What Are the Most Important Fitness Measures for Firefighters?

Philadelphia, PA(November 8, 2010) –Two physical fitness measures-aerobic fitness and resistance to muscle fatigue-are key to firefighters’ ability to pass a standard test of firefighting skills, reports a study in the November issue of The Journal of Strength and Conditioning … Continue reading

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