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Nursing homes should require flu shots for all staff and patients, most older adults say

January 3, 2018

High unvaccinated rate might even affect decisions about where to seek long-term care, U-M/AARP National Poll on Healthy Aging shows

 

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CHRT publishes new one-pager on the future of new primary care models

January 4, 2018

As the U.S. health care system places a growing emphasis on improving the value of health care, many states and the federal government have increasingly invested in primary care to improve health outcomes and lower health care costs. Unlike “traditional” primary care settings, newer primary care...

Anesthesia care hand off mid-surgery associated with substantial risk

January 9, 2018

Having an anesthesiologist hand off care and leave during the middle of a surgery was associated with worse outcomes for the patient on the operating table, according to a large Canadian study.

Combined mortality, hospital readmission, and major complications within 30 days after the...

In chronic disease care, family helpers are key, but feel left out

January 12, 2018

People with diabetes, heart failure and other chronic diseases often live independent lives, without a traditional caregiver. But many have a family member or friend who plays a key supporting role in their health care.

A new study finds that many of these “health supporters” wish they...

Are antioxidants always good for you? Actually, maybe not

January 10, 2018

The world of nutrition and fitness is awash in buzzwords — but “antioxidant” may be the buzziest. Why are berries, dark chocolate, and leafy greens so good for you? Antioxidants. Why should you try this cleanse? Antioxidants. Why is this supplement superior? Well, it contains antioxidants, of...

Will medicine be the next field to face a sexual harassment reckoning?

January 10, 2018

While a revolution against cultures of sexual harassment and inequality has swept through Wall Street, Silicon Valley, Hollywood and other work environments, one field so far has escaped the reckoning: medicine.

Could that be about to change? That’s the question pondered by IHPI member...

Adolescents, young adults refill opioids at rate similar to adults

January 15, 2018

Teens and young adults who are given opioid prescriptions after surgery face about a 5% chance of becoming persistent opioid users, according to a new study.

The research raises concerns that those patients might face a higher risk of becoming opioid abusers later in life.

A team...

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