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November 12, 2012
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  • Hip replacement patients at greater risk of stroke
    Adults who underwent a total hip replacement had a higher risk of suffering an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke two weeks after the procedure than those who didn't get the surgery, a Dutch study found. Researchers noted that antiplatelet therapy following discharge was associated with lower odds of ischemic stroke in the six weeks after the procedure. The findings were published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. MedPage Today (free registration) (11/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Nursing, Health & Medical Science 
  • Study ties excess sitting to pericardial fat buildup
    Researchers looked at CT scan data on 504 older Americans and found that prolonged sitting was significantly linked to buildup of pericardial fat around the heart, even among those who exercise regularly. The more time a person spends sitting, the bigger the area of fat deposited around the heart. The study was presented at an American Heart Association meeting. HealthDay News (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Risk of death higher with rheumatoid arthritis and depression
    People who were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis as well as depression had double the risk of dying compared with those without depressive symptoms, according to a study presented at a meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. Depressed male patients were twice as likely to die compared with their female counterparts, researchers said. HealthDay News (11/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Flu, prolonged fever during pregnancy linked to autism
    Mothers who reported having the flu or experiencing a fever for a week or more were more likely to have children with autism spectrum disorder than those without such conditions, Danish researchers found. The study in the journal Pediatrics found that common infections such as respiratory ailments, colds and urinary tract infections were not significantly linked to increased autism risk. The Huffington Post (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Studies: Egg allergies can be tolerated
    U.S. researchers looked at 36 children with a hen-egg allergy and found that 56% of them were able to tolerate baked eggs. Another study involving 40,104 children showed that those with milk and egg allergies were more likely to develop tolerance compared with those with other food allergies. Both studies were presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology meeting. News (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Technologies 
  • EHR incentives reach $8.36 for Medicare, Medicaid providers
    The CMS has paid a total of $8.36 billion in EHR incentives to 165,800 doctors and hospitals through October. Medicare payments to eligible providers during October amounted to $435 million, while Medicaid incentives paid to professionals and hospitals for adopting, using and upgrading EHRs were $210 million. The most recently available data shows 22% of providers that are Medicare-eligible are meaningful users of EHRs. Healthcare IT News (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Cellphone use for health data searching increased, survey finds
    Growth in the use of cellphones to search for health information has been observed in a recent survey conducted by Pew Internet Research. The poll participated by 3,014 American adults indicated that 31% of cellphone owners have used their phone for such purpose, compared with only 17% in 2010. Pew Internet Research also found that 19% of respondents who own smartphones have at least one health application on the mobile device. Healthcare Informatics online (11/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Visit ANA's Career Center to find the latest openings
    Employers from leading hospitals and health care companies regularly post new openings for nurses at all stages of their career -- from staff nurses to CNOs. Simply create your profile, post your resume and apply for jobs at no cost. Get started here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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