Monthly Archives: October 2012

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Now Available on the iPad®

Special Public Health Systems and Services Research Issue Debuts in Digital Format at the APHA 140th Annual Conference  Philadelphia PA (October 25, 2012) – The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, the premier source of practice-based information for public health … Continue reading

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Lifting Weights Protects Against Metabolic Syndrome, Reports Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research

Population Study Shows Lower Rate of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Those Who Lift Weights Philadelphia, Pa. (October 23, 2012) – People who lift weights are less likely to have metabolic syndrome—a cluster of risk factors linked to heart disease and … Continue reading

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New Tools for Assessing the Patient’s Experience with Health Care—Progress Report

Special Issue of Medical Care Provides Update on Tools for Measuring Health Care Quality from the Patient’s Perspective Philadelphia, Pa. (October 18, 2012) – An ongoing program is developing new tools for assessing health care quality from the most important … Continue reading

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Advances in Neonatal Care Launches Journal and CE Opportunities on the iPad®

See the Journal iPad App at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses 28th Annual Educational Conference  Philadelphia, PA. (October 17, 2012) – Advances in Neonatal Care, the leading source of professional information for neonatal nursing professionals, announced today that its … Continue reading

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Less-Invasive Method of Brain Stimulation Helps Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Pilot Study in Neurosurgery Shows Safety and Benefits of Extradural Stimulation Philadelphia, Pa. (October 16, 2012) – Electrical stimulation using extradural electrodes—placed underneath the skull but not implanted in the brain—is a safe approach with meaningful benefits for patients with … Continue reading

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Programs for Treating Addiction in Doctors Pose Ethical Issues, Suggests Article in Journal of Addiction Medicine

Authors Call for Increased Oversight and National Standards for State Physician Health ProgramsPhiladelphia, Pa. (October 15, 2012) – State physician health programs (PHPs) play a key role in helping doctors with substance abuse problems. But the current PHP system is … Continue reading

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Call for Christian Nurses to Provide ‘Compassionate Care’ for All Patients

Philadelphia, Pa. (October 12, 2012)–Nurses are called upon to care for all patients including those with diversities that may be related to age, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. The Journal of Christian Nursing, the official journal of the Nurses Christian … Continue reading

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For Most Patients, Surgery Is Best Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

But Smokers Get Less Benefit from Surgery for Common Spinal Disorder, Reports Study in Spine Philadelphia, Pa. (October 9, 2012) – Nearly all groups of patients with spinal stenosis—but not smokers—do better with surgery than with nonsurgical treatment, reports a … Continue reading

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Wolters Kluwer Health Introduces CEConnection with Employer-Provided

Fulfills CE and Professional Development Needs of Hospital-Based Nursing and Allied Health Practitioners New York, NY (October 10, 2012) – Wolters Kluwer Health introduced today CEConnection for employer-provided continuing education (CE) content from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins  (LWW) supporting nursing … Continue reading

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Got Dry Eyes? Measuring Eyelid Sensitivity May Reflect the Causes

Simple Test May Help in Assessing Common Clinical Problem, Reports Optometry and Vision Science Philadelphia, Pa. (October 3, 2012) – A simple test of eyelid sensitivity may help vision professionals in evaluating one of the most common eye-related symptoms:  dry … Continue reading

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