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A YouTube Video Is Doctor's Secret Weapon Against Back Pain

A YouTube Video Is Doctor's Secret Weapon Against Back Pain | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
Back pain is common. Nearly all of us have at least one episode in our lives, and two-thirds of us will have it repeatedly. Exercise, though it may seem counterintuitive, is often the best medicine.
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http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/09/27/toronto-doctor-develops-or-black-box-to-catch-potentially-deadly-errors-made-during-surgeries/

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Just like a flight, most of the time everything is perfectly fine. But when something goes wrong, a tool like this could help prevent future similar events.

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Study: Preventable errors contribute to 210,000 hospital deaths a year

Study: Preventable errors contribute to 210,000 hospital deaths a year | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
It seems that every time researchers estimate how often a medical mistake contributes to a hospital patient’s death, the numbers come out worse.
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Good reason to have an advocate by your side!

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Consumer Reports, Ringful Health launch app to help patients compare drugs | mobihealthnews

Consumer Reports, Ringful Health launch app to help patients compare drugs | mobihealthnews | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
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Interesting new app for IOS.  Would you use it? 

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How Should Doctors Share Impossible Decisions with Their Patients?

How Should Doctors Share Impossible Decisions with Their Patients? | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
Doctors know all about probabilities and trade-offs, but we don’t know much about how to engage patients in decision-making…
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Shared decision making is part of the new healthcare plan.  Not as "easy" as it sounds. 

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Artificial pancreas tells your tablet when you need insulin

Artificial pancreas tells your tablet when you need insulin | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
The continuous glucose monitor -- which checks levels every one to five minutes -- works with a smartphone or tablet to calculate the amount of insulin the patient needs and delivers it via a pump.
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Amazing new developments on the horizon in healthcare!  This is just one of many coming with new technology.

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NURSES, If Florence Could See Us Now - Movie Trailer

Who knows nurses better than nurses? That was on our thought when we took on our latest project of creating a film that paints a true picture of nurses today...
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Happy Nurse Week!  

This short movie trailer does a good job to give a glimpse into what nursing is ...  complicated, compassionate, caring, essential.  

 

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New Online Tool Helps Filter Diabetes News : DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog

New Online Tool Helps Filter Diabetes News : DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
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Looks like a great tool!  Everyday I'm amazed by all that is becoming available to help us get/stay healthy.  

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Should I call the doctor?

Should I call the doctor? | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
When you are a parent, trying to figure out when to call the doctor or take your child to the hospital can seem like a delicate balancing act: How can you see
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Lost Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain

Lost Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
A study showed that participants consumed more calories and were an average of two pounds heavier after one week of sleeping only about five hours a day.
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Wishing everyone a great night's sleep.  Tonight and every night! 

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New Reasons To ‘Like’ Online Hospital Reviews – Capsules - The KHN Blog

New Reasons To ‘Like’ Online Hospital Reviews – Capsules - The KHN Blog | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
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AT&T, Numera Offer New Personal Health Gateway

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More than just a tool for when you "fall and can't get up"... it is a telehealth monitoring system.  Would you buy in?  

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The Future of Health Care: What to Expect

The Future of Health Care: What to Expect | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
Thanks to advancements in technology and transparency some expert health-care costs to drop dramatically in the coming years.
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Change is on the horizon for healthcare. 

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Happiness Gets Its Day

Happiness Gets Its Day | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
International Day of Happiness isn't about drawing smiley faces on sticky notes (which I don't do) or putting a good face on bad news (which I do sometimes), it's about hitting the "pause" button sometime during March 20 and thinking about...
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Editing Wikipedia Pages for Med School Credit

Editing Wikipedia Pages for Med School Credit | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
Students from the University of California, San Francisco, will be able to share their knowledge with the public and do research that has a life beyond the classroom.
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Mobile Technology Could Put Health In Hands of Patients

Mobile Technology Could Put Health In Hands of Patients | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
The health care gold rush is on as companies chase smarter home monitoring device technologies.
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More mobile technology could be coming to Healthcare!  

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The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare

The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
2014 is coming--are you ready for Obamacare? Join the YouToons as they walk through the basic changes in the way Americans will get health coverage and what ...
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Are you ready?  This YouTube video from the Henry Kaiser Family Foundation does a good job of preparing folks for the coming changes. 

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Americans want more mHealth options | Healthcare IT News

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How about you?  Would you use your Smartphone to help manage your health?  Would you consider using an MD or Healthcare services that help you to find apps that are tailored to your needs?

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A new sensory system

A new sensory system | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
Wireless monitoring technologies will transform healthcare |
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Not quite a "Star Trek" health scan yet.  But pretty exciting technology coming to Health Care soon!

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Health Care's 'Dirty Little Secret': No One May Be Coordinating Care - Kaiser Health News

Health Care's 'Dirty Little Secret': No One May Be Coordinating Care - Kaiser Health News | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
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This illustrates why the emerging field of Heathcare Advocacy is such an important and vital service.  Advocates provide patient focused communication to enhance caring coordination for the best outcomes.

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How crowds, not doctors or supercomputers, could diagnose rare diseases

How crowds, not doctors or supercomputers, could diagnose rare diseases | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
Startup CrowdMed is showing that the collective intelligence of the crowd can be a powerful tool in getting to the bottom of medical mysteries.
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Lots of thinkers to help solve medical mysteries.

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Eric Dishman: Health care should be a team sport

When Eric Dishman was in college, doctors told him he had 2 to 3 years to live. That was a long time ago. One rectified diagnosis and a transplant later, Dis...
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Great insights for the future of Health CARE.

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The Promise of Solar Roadways: Scott Brusaw at TEDxSacramento

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED...
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This is going to be remarkable!  I hope to drive on it someday, how about you?

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USPSTF recommends against postmenopausal vitamin D/calcium supplementation : Family Practice News

USPSTF recommends against postmenopausal vitamin D/calcium supplementation : Family Practice News | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended against vitamin D and calcium supplementation in healthy postmenopausal women, citing research showing that such supplementation increases the risk of kidney stones and does not protect...
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Interesting.  I have heard of many recent incidences of kidney stones in the last couple of years.  Maybe this has something to do with it? 

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Dr. Google: Tips for patients who diagnose online

Dr. Google: Tips for patients who diagnose online | The Best IN Health | Scoop.it
For practicing physicians, there’s a tricky balance in believing that the Internet can help save lives.
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