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The Man Who Saw Inside Himself

The Man Who Saw Inside Himself | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
For years, Larry Smarr has used a supercomputer to monitor his health and peer at his organs. Recently, he used his knowledge to help direct his own surgery.
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There are many challenges facing hospitals and healthcare in the modern world we are living in. I've created this curation collection to save articles that help me understand what modern health in society is.  The articles here are general in nature and placed here to promote discussion. We advise that you talk with your health professional before changing any of your medication or treatment options.  Any of the online courses listed here may (or may not) be open for access or enrolment. Most are free to browse, some may charge a small fee if you wish to receive a certificate or record of learning.   Every effort is made to ensure that these links are up to date and be aware that some of these articles may be behind a 'paywall'. If you can’t get into an article, email me and I may be able to assist.  Views are my own.
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Shien had to wait two years to see a dentist — by the time she got in, it was too late

Shien had to wait two years to see a dentist — by the time she got in, it was too late | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Mother-of-two Shien Sligar is 31 and needs dentures. Long wait times in the public system, and high prices at private clinics made getting an appointment difficult — now she's paying a hefty personal cost.
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Why health needs to engage the guys with guns

Why health needs to engage the guys with guns | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
A University of Melbourne expert has called on the health sector to step up engagement with armed forces to stem disease outbreaks and other health challenges.
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Anti-vaxxers officially one of top 10 threats to global health by World Health Organisation

Anti-vaxxers officially one of top 10 threats to global health by World Health Organisation | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Countries where measles was nearly eradicated have now seen outbreaks of the disease.
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Activity sharpens even dementia-affected brains, report suggests

Activity sharpens even dementia-affected brains, report suggests | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Moving more and strong motor skills seem to help cognitive prowess, results show
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How Do People Communicate Before Death?

How Do People Communicate Before Death? | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Insights into the little-studied realm of last words
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A Device That Gives Parents of Stillborn Babies Time to Say Goodbye

A Device That Gives Parents of Stillborn Babies Time to Say Goodbye | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
The CuddleCot helps preserve the body of a deceased newborn for days, allowing parents to hold them and take pictures.
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Taking the Pain Out of Children’s Shots

Taking the Pain Out of Children’s Shots | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Pediatric pain specialists believe that reducing the pain associated with needles can lead to better health care.
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Want to Live Longer? Stop Sitting for Just 30 Minutes a Day

Want to Live Longer? Stop Sitting for Just 30 Minutes a Day | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
A new study says trading sitting for any level of physical activity for just 30 minutes a day could help you live longer.
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Tips For Managing Stress In Nursing

Job stress can be one of the most challenging and difficult conditions to deal with, especially when it occurs during working hours. Nurses are known to work in emotionally draining environments with long hours and heavy workloads. So it comes as no surprise that members of this profession can end up feeling overwhelmed and stressed out on a daily basis.

However as a buildup of stress can negatively affect mood and work performance, nurses need to be aware of techniques which they can use to cope and resume work with a healthy mind-set, especially as their well-being can have a direct impact on their patients.
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Junior doctors strike today: Thousands of surgeries deferred as 3300 staff walk off job nationwide

Junior doctors strike today: Thousands of surgeries deferred as 3300 staff walk off job nationwide | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
From 7am tomorrow hospitals nationwide are without 3300 junior doctors for 48 hours.
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Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Alzheimers NZ represents people affected by dementia at a national level by raising awareness, providing information, advocacy and promoting research
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Hospitals Must Now Post Prices. But It May Take a Brain Surgeon to Decipher Them. - USA

Hospitals Must Now Post Prices. But It May Take a Brain Surgeon to Decipher Them. - USA | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
The Trump administration’s order was intended to force transparency and price competition, but with opaque and inconsistent data, the rollout is turning into a fiasco.
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Insulin is a lifesaving drug, but it has become intolerably expensive. And the consequences can be tragic.

As the cost of insulin skyrockets, some desperate diabetics are taking to rationing — and risking their lives.
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Drones swoop in to deliver life-saving vaccines to remote Vanuatu villages

Drones swoop in to deliver life-saving vaccines to remote Vanuatu villages | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
What once seemed like a mad fantasy is now a welcome reality in Vanuatu, with an Australian developed product flying necessary medicines into hard-to-reach locations where one in five children don't get all the vaccines they need.
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Vaccines cannot and do not cause autism — there's no debate

Vaccines cannot and do not cause autism — there's no debate | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
There is no reasonable plausibility of vaccines causing autism.
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Blister fluid test could cut burn depth and severity diagnosis time from weeks to hours

Blister fluid test could cut burn depth and severity diagnosis time from weeks to hours | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
The liquid inside those painful bubbles gives clues to the depth of the burn below, helping clinicians make the graft-or-not decision much earlier.
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Mental health royal commission: submissions flood in

Mental health royal commission: submissions flood in | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Victorians have flooded a major inquiry into the state's mental health system with submissions about the crisis in services for people suffering mental illness, including those at risk of suicide.
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Finding Open-Minded Health Care Abroad

Finding Open-Minded Health Care Abroad | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
For women and L.G.B.T.Q. people, finding friendly medical care away from home can be a challenge. There are resources they can turn to.
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Rest homes investigation: bedsore deaths, expired medication, hungry residents

Rest homes investigation: bedsore deaths, expired medication, hungry residents | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Since 2015, 161 rest home complaints received by the ministry have been substantiated. Issues included unexplained injuries, rough handling of residents, family communication, food quality, medication and pain management, and a strong smell of urine at facilities.
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Using Sports Psychology for Childbirth

Using Sports Psychology for Childbirth | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
I wanted to face childbirth with an athlete’s strength, confidence and determination. So I turned to sports psychology for advice.
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The proudest day of Grace’s life was graduating as a doctor. Then she began treating patients by Isabel Hanson and Safdar Ahmed

The proudest day of Grace’s life was graduating as a doctor. Then she began treating patients by Isabel Hanson and Safdar Ahmed | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Healing alone: the story of a first-year doctor and a widower in hospital
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Extra meal saves frail patients

Extra meal saves frail patients | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it

Hospitals cut the number of deaths among elderly patients with a fractured hip by half simply by appointing a staff member to give them extra food.

A pilot scheme at five NHS trusts in England and one in Scotland involved an extra junior member of staff for each ward who was given the job of keeping patients well fed. They were given a target of boosting intake of food by 500 calories a day, equivalent to about one meal.

Since the trial began two years ago the proportion of elderly patients who died within 30 days of a hip fracture has fallen from 11 per cent to 5.5 per cent.

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Commonwealth great Dick Tayler reveals brush with suicide

Commonwealth great Dick Tayler reveals brush with suicide | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Olympic medalist Dick Tayler has revealed how he has battled depression and had suicidal thoughts after a cardiac arrest two years ago.

Tayler, who was best known for winning the 10,000-metres gold medal at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, told The Country's Jamie Mackay his heart stopped for 5 minutes, damaging his brain.
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When to Start With a Gynecologist?

When to Start With a Gynecologist? | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Cervical cancer screening starts at age 21. But there are reasons to start seeing a gynecologist earlier.
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Want to breastfeed? These five things will make it easier

Want to breastfeed? These five things will make it easier | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Most women want to breastfeed, but many struggle to start and to continue. Here are five ways to make it easier.
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