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12 Tips for Responding to Rising Healthcare IT Security Threats - About Health Degrees

12 Tips for Responding to Rising Healthcare IT Security Threats - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Everyone knows healthcare IT security is difficult. Not everyone knows how to make it easier. The recent Privacy & Security Forum, hosted by HIMSS Media and Healthcare IT News, aimed to change that by offering practical steps that healthcare organizations can take to avoid the negligent risks that lead to hacks, breaches, negative publicity and fines. These 12 tips will help HIPAA-covered entities and business associates – be they payers, providers, vendors or subcontractors – react and respond to an evolving threat landscape. 

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Wearable Tech That Reminds You To Breathe - Masters and PhDs

Wearable Tech That Reminds You To Breathe - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Within its sophisticated, sleek design, the Olive bracelet brims with impressive technology. After connecting your Olive to its corresponding app (where you can monitor your stress-reduction progress), it will leverage its high-tech sensors to track and measure your heart rate, skin conductance (i.e. moisture), motion, ambient light and skin temperature. When the Olive detects a spike in the wearer’s stress levels an LED light is activated or gentle, haptic feedback is administered. A swift swipe across the surface of the bracelet indicates the wearer’s desire to pursue or reject the suggested stress-reduction exercise.

 
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The Great Bluff That Led To A 'Magical' Pill And A Sexual Revolution - Masters and PhDs

The Great Bluff That Led To A 'Magical' Pill And A Sexual Revolution - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In the 1950s, four people — the founder of the birth control movement, a controversial scientist, a Catholic obstetrician and a wealthy feminist — got together to create a revolutionary little pill the world had never seen before.

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Clinical Psychology PhD - Masters and PhDs

Clinical Psychology PhD - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Accredited online psychology degrees provide many career opportunities in private sector, e.g., marketing, personnel management.  There are also many positions in the public sector, e.g., in teaching, social and community work, mental health care in hospitals, clinics and schools.

The number of positions in this area is growing.  The American Psychological Association says that psychology is the third fastest-growing field in America requiring a college degree.  For the best jobs you really need a doctorate in clinical psychology.

 

Find out more about clinical psychology PhD programs. This page has details of the programs, where they can be found, career prospects, and more ...

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Paint-on bandage changes color as your wound heals - About Health Degrees

Paint-on bandage changes color as your wound heals - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

An international team of researchers led by Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has come up with a unique “paint on” bandage that would eliminate the need to remove it to check oxygen levels. The bandage is impregnated with phosphors — chemicals that absorb light and then release it by glowing (think glow-in-the-dark watch). The phosphors are designed in such a way that they glow red when a wound isn’t getting enough oxygen, and green when it is.

 
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After Surgery, Predicting a Speedy Recovery - About Health Degrees

After Surgery, Predicting a Speedy Recovery - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In the study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, scientists tagged proteins in patients’ blood with isotopes and analyzed thousands of signals using a tool related to a mass spectrometer, called a mass cytometer. Changes in levels of three proteins appeared to correlate with how long it took patients to walk proficiently, recover from pain, and regain energy.

 
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A Health Care Success Story - About Health Degrees

A Health Care Success Story - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

From the beginning, physicians in the Rio Grande Valley A.C.O. analyzed data from their electronic health records to identify — and then focus on — high-risk patients. Patients who couldn’t get to the office were visited at home; those who had trouble communicating with their doctors were given cellphones.

Preventive care became a central focus. Doctors advised patients about diet and lifestyle changes that could prevent future health problems, and developed personal care plans for patients with uncontrolled diabetes. Patients who had recently had a hospital stay were scheduled for rapid follow-up visits to make sure that their recoveries were on track.

 
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BBC Panorama Born Asleep - Full Documentary 2014 - About Health Degrees

BBC Panorama Born Asleep - Full Documentary 2014 - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Every year in the UK, four thousand babies are stillborn. It’s one of the worst rates in the developed world. Panorama’s Paul Kenyon meets the clinicians who say they could save hundreds of babies’ lives a year, with cheap and simple interventions that the medical establishment appears slow to accept.

 
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Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells - Masters and PhDs

Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

In our bodies, newly divided cells constantly replenish lungs, skin, liver and other organs. However, most human cells cannot divide indefinitely–with each division, a cellular timekeeper at the ends of chromosomes shortens. When this timekeeper, called a telomere, becomes too short, cells can no longer divide, causing organs and tissues to degenerate, as often happens in old age. But there is a way around this countdown: some cells produce an enzyme called telomerase, which rebuilds telomeres and allows cells to divide indefinitely.

 
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"Collateral" death toll expected to soar in Africa's Ebola crisis - About Health Degrees

"Collateral" death toll expected to soar in Africa's Ebola crisis - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Deaths from infectious diseases like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia are likely to soar in West African countries where a vast outbreak of Ebola has crushed health systems and killed nurses and doctors.

Specialists on deadly diseases say deaths from malaria alone, which even before the Ebola crisis killed around 100,000 a year in the West Africa region as a whole, could increase four-fold in Ebola-hit countries as people miss out on life-saving treatments.

 
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DoD and Tech Firms Face Daunting Health-IT Challenge - About Health Degrees

DoD and Tech Firms Face Daunting Health-IT Challenge - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

The U.S. government is about to embark on a major information technology program dealing with personal health records. The program is being launched by the U.S. Department of Defense, which issued a request for proposals to health IT providers late last month.

 
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Fibromayalgia, Meditation, and Neuroscience – Working Together To Provide Relief - Natural Medicine Remedies and Therapies

Fibromayalgia, Meditation, and Neuroscience – Working Together To Provide Relief - Natural Medicine Remedies and Therapies | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Fibromyalgia has notable physical symptoms that attack the body: wide-spread pain, chronic fatigue, and notable tender spots in the upper body. Common treatments include physical therapy and medication to help treat the overall symptoms. New studies show that combining neuroscience and meditation may offer a new direction in treating Fibromyalgia.

 
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Nurses need education on advance health care directives - About Health Degrees

Nurses need education on advance health care directives - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

An educational program for nurses can help address knowledge gaps related to advance health care directives (AHCDs) -- thus helping to ensure that patients' wishes for care at the end of life are known and respected, reports a paper in the October/December Journal of Christian Nursing, official journal of the Nurses Christian Fellowship.

 
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4 Alternatives to Offering Paid Healthcare Benefits - About Health Degrees

4 Alternatives to Offering Paid Healthcare Benefits - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

The Affordable Healthcare Act mandates that companies with 50 or more full-time employees provide health coverage. However, small businesses and startups don’t have to take the same route.

Though this new law might make healthcare more expensive to employers, Healthcare.gov does provide many affordable options for individual and family plans. For example, if an employer does not offer coverage, the individual may be eligible for a tax credit.

 
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WalMart raises healthcare costs, cuts benefits for some part-timers - Online And Distance Learning

WalMart raises healthcare costs, cuts benefits for some part-timers - Online And Distance Learning | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Walmart doesn’t settle for second place: The nation’s #1 retailer just said it wants to be the #1 health care provider in the retail industry, too.

The company’s statement came on Monday, alongside an announcement about Walmart’s new health insurance initiative.

 

And then – in a strange way to be the #1 health care provider: WalMart said on Tuesday that its 1.3 million workers would have to pay more for healthcare and it would end benefits for some part-time staff in a move that could prompt other companies to follow suit ...

 
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The Future of Genomic Medicine - Anne Wojcicki, Richard Lifton and Eric Green - About Health Degrees

The Future of Genomic Medicine - Anne Wojcicki, Richard Lifton and Eric Green - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

A closing symposium for the exhibition – Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code – that explores the potential of genomics to prevent, diagnose, treat, and cure diseases in individuals, their families, and global populations. Panelists: Anne Wojcicki and Richard Lifton. Moderator: Eric Green. More: http://www.genome.gov/27558981

 
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Harvard's Douglas Melton creates functional insulin-producing human beta cells - About Health Degrees

Harvard's Douglas Melton creates functional insulin-producing human beta cells - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Xander University Professor Douglas Melton and colleagues have figured out how to turn stem cells into beta cells – the sugar-sensing, insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas that are missing in Type 1 diabetics.

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Deaths May Be Linked with Enterovirus: Why Some Kids Recover, Others Don't - Masters and PhDs

Deaths May Be Linked with Enterovirus: Why Some Kids Recover, Others Don't - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

The deaths of four children, possibly linked to their infections with enterovirus D68, are still puzzling to experts.


A girl in Rhode Island died last week after she developed both an infection with the enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) and also a rare infection with staph bacteria, according to a report from the Rhode Island Department of Health. Enterovirus D68 is a virus that causes flulike symptoms and has now sickened hundreds of people across the United States.

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Want A Job In The Future? Go Into Health Care - Masters and PhDs

Want A Job In The Future? Go Into Health Care - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it
If you're worried about finding a job in the future, health care may be a safer bet than most. Certainly the government thinks so, too. These charts, creat
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Ebola: Woman saves three relatives from death - About Health Degrees

Ebola: Woman saves three relatives from death - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

CNN: Fatu Kekula nursed her entire family through Ebola. Her father. Her mother. Her sister. Her cousin. Fatu took care of them all, single-handedly feeding them, cleaning them and giving them medications. And she did so with remarkable success. Three out of her four patients survived. That’s a 25% death rate — considerably better than the estimated Ebola death rate of 70%.

 
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The Reinvention Of Medicine: Dr. Algorithm V0-7 And Beyond - About Health Degrees

The Reinvention Of Medicine: Dr. Algorithm V0-7 And Beyond - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Vinod Khosla: “Technology will reinvent healthcare. Healthcare will become more scientific, holistic and consistent; delivering better-quality care with inexpensive data-gathering techniques and devices; continual monitoring and ubiquitous information leading to personalized, precise and consistent insights. New medical discoveries will be commonplace, and the practices we follow will be validated by more rigorous scientific methods. Although medical textbooks won’t be “wrong,” the current knowledge in them will be replaced by more precise and advanced methods, techniques and understandings.

 
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Looking To Transform Healthcare? - Ask A Nurse - Masters and PhDs

Looking To Transform Healthcare? - Ask A Nurse - Masters and PhDs | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

According to Teri Lynn Kiss, President of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), “Studies confirm that empowered nurses provide the best patient care.”

Bolstering the case for that claim, in 2012, AACN began a national rollout of their Clinical Scene Investigator (CSI) Academy, a 16-month, hospital-based nurse leadership and innovation training program with teams of staff nurses from 42 hospitals in six regions.  The program’s goal is to empower bedside nurses as clinician leaders and change agents whose initiatives quantifiably improve the quality of patient care and hospital bottom lines.

 
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Rishi Manchanda: What makes us get sick? Look upstream - Online And Distance Learning

Rishi Manchanda: What makes us get sick? Look upstream - Online And Distance Learning | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it
Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream” factors like a poor diet, a stressful job, a lack of fresh …
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Virtual Reality Wearables Improve Surgery - About Health Degrees

Virtual Reality Wearables Improve Surgery - About Health Degrees | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

Orthopedic surgeons at the European Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris recently used a head mounted GoPro Dual Hero system during hip surgery to capture a stereotactic 3D video that they could then load into a virtual reality system, such as the Oculus Rift. The whole purpose: to improve the quality of surgical training and make trainees – your future surgeons – better at what they do.

 
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The US military is developing a soft robot suit for soldiers - Online And Distance Learning

The US military is developing a soft robot suit for soldiers - Online And Distance Learning | Perspectives on Health & Nursing | Scoop.it

It’s no secret the US military is looking to enhance soldiers of the near-future with the kind of gear and weaponry seen usually in sci-fi (see the TALOS “Iron Man” project as one prime example). But its latest project is based on something more familiar: the human body. As announced today, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has issued a $2.9 million contract to researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering to develop a flexible robotic exoskeleton that can be worn by soldiers — and eventually civilians — to make them stronger and more resilient. The suit could even help people with mobility issues and paralysis to move again.

 
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