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Be a health leader with a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration

Be a health leader with a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

If you want to work in the health care field but not in direct patient care, or if you are already working in the health care field (e.g., as a nurse or other health practitioner) and want to move into the managerial/administrative side of health care, then a health care administration masters degree will give you the required knowledge and skills.

This page gives you information about the masters degree in health care administration, where you can study it, the prospects after completion, and more ...

 

Read more at: http://onlineanddistancelearning.com/masters-degree-in-health-care-administration


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Forget to Take Medicine? These Pills Know

Forget to Take Medicine? These Pills Know | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Startup companies are coming up with new technologies aimed at getting people to take medicine only as directed.

Taking medication haphazardly—skipping doses, lapsing between refills or taking pills beyond their expiration date—has been linked to health complications and hundreds of millions of wasted dollars for insurers and hospitals.

Health insurers and pharmacy-benefits managers like CVS have long relied on robo-calls, mailers and face-to-face meetings with pharmacists to keep patients on their dosing schedule.

Now they are evaluating a range of more cost-effective technologies, from pills and bottles with digital sensors, to data analytics software and social games that offer patients rewards.

 

Read more at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324787004578494993650743434.html


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malek's comment, May 22, 2013 4:39 AM
Health insurers and pharmacy-benefits managers like CVS are here for the long haul
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Interesting technology. Will be interested in follow up data
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Masters In Public Health Programs

Masters In Public Health Programs | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

A person with a master in public health can work in either the private sector or for some form of government - local, national, or state. Programs that are accredited by the CEPH (the Council on Education for Public Health) are rigorous and provide educational experiences that will prepare students for their new jobs.

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Know About Celiac Disease

Know About Celiac Disease | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

What is celiac disease? It is a hereditary, autoimmune disease caused by intolerance to the food protein, gluten – which is found in wheat, barley and rye. When people with celiac disease eat gluten-containing foods, the lining of the small intestine is damaged and eventually destroyed, preventing nutrients from being absorbed adequately. Untreated, celiac disease can lead to nutritional deficiencies, including anemia and osteoporosis, as well as other conditions, including other autoimmune diseases, intestinal cancers, infertility, delayed growth in children and failure to thrive in infants.

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Get a rewarding career with a Health Education Degree

Get a rewarding career with a Health Education Degree | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Most of the work done by graduates of health education focuses on planning, organizing, and directing educational programs for communities, labor unions, civic organizations, and other groups. They work alongside other healthcare professionals to establish needs, develop goals, and assess the availability of healthcare services.

Find out more about health education degree programs, where you can study it online, the career and salary prospects after completion, and more ...

 

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Dummies may help baby's heart

Dummies may help baby's heart | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Newborn babies that use dummies may have better protection against cot death because it improves their cardiac control, Australian research shows.

Associate Professor Rosemary Horne, of the Monash Institute of Medical Research says epidemiological studies have consistently shown dummy use protects against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

However, she says, how the soother does this has been unclear.

"Since 2005 there have been a number of case-controlled studies and they have all shown dummies to be protective, yet how does it work when dummies fall out 15 minutes after the baby goes to sleep," she asks.

In research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in the US, Horne and colleagues suggest the use of dummies helps improve infants' cardiac control.

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Home Health Aide Training Programs

Home Health Aide Training Programs | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Home health aide training can start you in a career in health care or nursing. This page has details of the training, where you can find it, and more ...

 

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Big boost in drug discovery: New use for stem cells identifies a promising way to target ALS

Big boost in drug discovery: New use for stem cells identifies a promising way to target ALS | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Using a new, stem cell-based, drug-screening technology that could reinvent and greatly reduce the cost of developing pharmaceuticals, researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) have found a compound that is more effective in protecting the neurons killed in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) than are two drugs that failed in human clinical trials after large sums were invested in them.

The new screening technique developed by Lee Rubin, a member of HSCI’s executive committee and a professor in Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (SCRB), had predicted that the two drugs that eventually failed in the third and final stage of human testing would do just that. (...) - By Joseph Caputo (Harvard Staff Writer), HarvardScience, April 18, 2013


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Study for a career in nursing with an Online Program for Nursing

Study for a career in nursing with an Online Program for Nursing | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Nurses are the first point of contact as regards administration of treatment and conduct of diagnostic tests, and as such, they are incredibly important in the health care profession. 

Find out about online nursing programs, what is involved, the schools where you can study them, what jobs there are, what the salary prospects are, and more ..

 

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Prosthetic Hand Controlled With iOS App [VIDEO]

Prosthetic Hand Controlled With iOS App [VIDEO] | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

A new prosthetic hand lets wearers have better control — thanks to an app.

Users of Touch Bionics' next generation "i-limb ultra revolution" prosthetic device can configure parts of the hand using the companion iOS app, as shown in the above video. The "biosim" app allows wearers to activate 24 custom grip modes, which can help with daily tasks (e.g. tying a shoe or holding a pen). It can also run diagnostics to ensure the i-limb is working correctly.

New electrodes in the updated i-limb model enable users to better control the strength of their grip; this feature is useful for performing a wide range of tasks. The device also features a powered rotating thumb that improves dexterity.

 Read more and view the video at: http://mashable.com/2013/04/22/touch-bionics-i-limb-prosthetic-hand/

 

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Dietetics Degree Programs and Careers

Dietetics Degree Programs and Careers | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Because the public has become more aware of the importance of proper nutrition, new jobs have been created in food manufacturing, marketing, and advertising.  In these fields, dietitians prepare literature, analyze foods, and review the nutritional content of recipes and vitamin supplements. 

Find out about what is involved in a dietetics degree, where you can study it, and the careers and salary prospects after completion...

 

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Scientists Save Healthcare (But They're Not From Med School)

Scientists Save Healthcare (But They're Not From Med School) | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Dr. Data is IN...

 

The technology that’s already increased retail revenues and made law enforcement more effective could enhance healthcare providers’ business, by improving patient outcomes and lowering costs.

 

What’s the future of big data in healthcare?

 

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, using data to better predict the healthcare needs of the U.S. population could save between $300 and $450 billion.

 

Read more at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/netapp/2013/04/17/healthcare-big-data/


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Check out these Nutrition Degree Programs

Check out these Nutrition Degree Programs | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Degrees in nutrition focus on the utilization of food that is for human growth and its metabolism, in regard to both the normal and dysfunctional states. The programs cover biochemistry, food science, dietetics, physiology, biotechnology, food and nutrition studies, clinical sciences and biophysics.

Find out about nutrition degree programs, where you can study them, and the careers and salary prospects after completion ...

 

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Video game aims to help young cancer patients

Video game aims to help young cancer patients | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
In the battle against cancer, one video game is taking the deadly disease head-on. And some young patients are the winners.

"Re-Mission 2" is a collection of online minigames designed to get teen and young-adult cancer patients involved in understanding more about their conditions and how the body benefits from sometimes unpleasant treatments.

A 2008 study into the effectiveness of the "ReMission" idea found that, for patients from 13 to 29, sticking to a treatment regimen when managing chronic illness was a significant problem. Playing the game greatly improved treatment adherence and understanding of that treatment in that age group, according to the study.

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Credibility Questioned - Real Food

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Credibility Questioned - Real Food | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Due to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics deep ties with the food industry, including such corporate giants as Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, Nestlé, and PepsiCo, their genuine credibility as a nutritional organization is called into question.

As this report will show, the food industry’s deep infiltration of the nation’s top nutrition organization raises serious questions not only about that profession’s credibility, but also about its policy positions. The nation is currently embroiled in a series of policy debates about how to fix our broken food system. A 74,000-member health organization has great potential to shape that national discourse – for better and for worse.

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Angelina Jolie's cancer decision highlights row over genetic technology

Angelina Jolie's cancer decision highlights row over genetic technology | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Concerns that firms' rights to hold patents on genes linked to breast cancer is pushing up cost of testing for disease.

Beore the end of next month the US supreme court will issue a landmark decision in a case brought against the biotech firm Myriad Genetics, which is based in Utah, by the Association for Molecular Pathology.

The firm owns a patent on the BRCA1 gene, which Jolie carries and which is believed to carry a high risk of causing breast cancer. It also owns a patent on the similar BRCA2 gene.

It means that Myriad has the exclusive right to develop diagnostic tests for those genes – a fact that has implications for other firms, who thus might be prevented from developing innovations in the field.

 

Read more at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/may/19/angelina-jolie-cancer-row-genetic-technology

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A firm in the US owns the patent to my genes?  This is absolute disgusting nonsense.  Wake up Supreme Court and get common sense back into decision making.

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About Prescriber Checkup, a tool for comparing health providers

About Prescriber Checkup, a tool for comparing health providers | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Tool makes it easy to search for health providers who are active in the Medicare prescription drug program.

 

 What’s the purpose of Prescriber Checkup?

 

A. We’ve made it easy to search for doctors and other health providers who are active in Medicare’s prescription drug program, called Part D. You can find out how many prescriptions each wrote and which drugs were prescribed. You can compare your doctor with others in his or her specialty and state. And you can check out the drugs you are taking or any that your doctor recommends.

 

Is this new information?

 

Until now, the identities of doctors and which drugs they prescribed in Medicare Part D have not been public. ProPublica obtained the data under the Freedom of Information Act and investigated prescribing patterns. We are making the data available to help consumers stay informed.


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Withings Smart Body Analyzer - Here’s How It Performs

Withings Smart Body Analyzer - Here’s How It Performs | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Withings has built quite a name for itself since launching its first Wi-Fi Body Scale in 2009, and the new Withings Smart Body Scale is perhaps the biggest update yet released for its original connected scale tech. The new hardware monitors and tracks not only weight, but also body fat percentage, blood pressure and environmental air quality. I tested the Smart Body Analyzer over the course of the past week, so if you’re looking to invest in one of the newly available scales, here’s how it performs.

 

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Using IFTTT with the Jawbone UP

Using IFTTT with the Jawbone UP | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

The Jawbone UP fitness tracker is a lot more useful now that Jawbone has opened the API to third-party developers. One of the most exciting companies tapping into the UP platform is online automation tool, IFTTT. In the article below, I will talk a little bit about connecting your UP to IFTTT and then list some of my favorite recipes.

IFTTT is an automation tool that allows you to setup tasks that happen at a certain time or in response to a certain event. It uses a trigger event ("If this happens") to initiate an action ("then do that"). Within the IFTTT framework, you create what are called recipes to select the trigger event and its resulting action. For example, you can create a recipe that uses a date/time trigger to send you an email at the same time each day.

 

Read more at: http://www.tuaw.com/2013/05/03/using-ifttt-with-the-jawbone-up/


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DRISS – could this be the answer to the rural dentist shortage?

DRISS – could this be the answer to the rural dentist shortage? | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

For many years residents in rural remote areas of Australia have been grappling with the scarcity of dental services and professionals in their midst. Could the Dental Relocation and Infrastructure Support Scheme (DRISS) be the answer?

The DRISS is a government sponsored grants program that seeks to encourage more dentists to move their practices or establish new practices in remote rural areas. Any dentists interested in establishing such a practice which will help the government fulfil its promise to improve and diversify dental services in remote areas will benefit from a sizeable grant that will cater for infrastructure and other relocation essentials.

 

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News from the Front in War on Cancer--Mission Not Accomplished

News from the Front in War on Cancer--Mission Not Accomplished | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Genetic sequencing has dumped a mountain of data into researchers' laps, but it hasn't yielded a silver bullet to cure cancer

This spring, a massive international collaboration doubled the number of known genetic regions associated with the risk of breast, prostate or ovarian cancers. The genetic markers are signpost that researchers can follow to better understand the biology of these cancers. Only a few of the 74 newly identified markers are shared by more than one type of cancer, underscoring cancer's complexity. Yet exactly how the findings can inform public health recommendations remains to be discovered. Each marker is associated with small modifications of risk, but the effects add up. The findings could lead to more accurate cancer screening and hint at ways cancers could be caught before the disease becomes aggressive. Only further study, however, will show where to draw the lines between risk percentages that tell patients "not to worry" or "get tested now."

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Patients don’t matter as much as payment in our system

Patients don’t matter as much as payment in our system | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

The reality is that EMR systems are designed to finesse the payment system more than they are for patient care.  That is because the thing we call “health care” refers to the payment system, not to actual patient care.  My frustration with my current EMR system is not that it doesn’t do it’s job well (it still is better than my old one … I think), it’s that it is grown on a planet where the honor being a healer is being consumed by the curse of being a provider.  Patients don’t matter as much as payment in our system, so EMR systems will follow those priorities.  Those who don’t will not succeed. 

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Teen Moms at Greater Risk for Later Obesity

Teen Moms at Greater Risk for Later Obesity | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it
Women who give birth as teenagers more likely to become overweight or obese later in life, study finds.

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Internet Helps Boston Bomb Hero Pay for Health Insurance

Internet Helps Boston Bomb Hero Pay for Health Insurance | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Jeff Bauman, who lost two legs in the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this week and helped identify the attackers, is without health insurance... and the Internet wants to help.

Bauman has become a national hero for helping authorities identify the suspects involved in the attacks. From his hospital bed, he was able to pinpoint the suspects at large — one of which looked at him just minutes before a bomb went off.

But now, news has surfaced that the 27-year-old is without health insurance to pay for his care, an online funding campaign has been set up in his honor.

 

Read more at: http://mashable.com/2013/04/19/boston-bomb-jeff-bauman-donate/


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Can smartphones solve the healthcare crisis? 4 startups say yes

Can smartphones solve the healthcare crisis? 4 startups say yes | Health Studies Updates | Scoop.it

Demo Mobile kicked off this morning with presentations from four mobile health startups. Each of these companies is applying mobile technology to the medical field to give people more control over their bodies, or to streamline the clinical process for physicians.

“Mobile computing is just getting bigger and bigger,” said Demo’s executive producer Erick Schonfeld in an interview before the event. “In health, it started with quantified-self applications, but now we are seeing real medical applications for patients and doctors that are really dedicating to improve alienate and doctor outcomes. They show mobile devices could be a partial answer to the healthcare crisis.”


Read more at:  http://venturebeat.com/2013/04/17/can-smartphones-solve-the-healthcare-crisis-4-startups-say-yes/

 

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