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January 8, 2013
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  • Report finds continued decline of cancer deaths in U.S.
    Cancer mortality rates among men, women and children up to age 14 dropped every year from 2000 to 2009, continuing the downward trend that started in the 1990s, a report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed. New cancer diagnoses dropped in men and remained unchanged in women, but pediatric cancer diagnoses rose by 0.6% during the study period. WebMD (1/7), HealthDay News (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Better PCI outcomes seen in diabetes patients
    Diabetes patients today may have a reduced risk of heart attack and stroke following percutaneous coronary intervention than in previous decades, according to a study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Researchers also noted fewer negative hospital-related outcomes in patients. DailyRx.com (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Paternal mental health may influence child behavior at age 3
    Children born to fathers who were highly distressed, depressed or anxious at week 17 or 18 of gestation had a greater likelihood of displaying emotional and behavioral problems at age 3, Norwegian researchers found. The findings, based on almost 32,000 children living in Norway, appear in the journal Pediatrics. USA Today (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pay may predict blood pressure risk, study finds
    In a study of wages, earning twice as much was associated with a 16% reduction in the likelihood of hypertension, according to a report in the European Journal of Public Health. Workers with the lowest pay, particularly women and adults aged 25 to 44, were more likely to have an elevated blood pressure than high earners, researchers at the University of California, Davis found. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (1/7)
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  • Health care spending may be poised to accelerate, report finds
    Data from a CMS report showed U.S. spending on health care grew by 3.9% in 2011, marking the third year in a row of relatively small increases in spending. However, the report suggests spending growth may pick up in the coming years as the economy rebounds. The report appears in the journal Health Affairs. Reuters (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Reminders from health departments raise vaccination rates
    Timely reminders about the vaccinations of preschool children are more efficient in boosting immunization rates when provided by local and state health departments than primary care practices, according to a study in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers said the findings indicate that practices and public health departments should work together to recall children who need vaccinations. Healthcare Informatics online (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  From the Patient's View 
  • Many people don't know all risks of obesity, survey shows
    More than 70% of people surveyed correctly identified heart disease and diabetes as two serious consequences of obesity, but only about 15% mentioned arthritis and 7% said cancer, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey showed that about 25% of people said it is possible to be healthy while very overweight, and 52% said they had talked with a physician about the health risks of being overweight. TBO.com (Tampa, Fla.)/The Associated Press (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • One month until ANA's Nursing Quality Conference
    Join ANA and hundreds of nursing leaders in Atlanta next month, for the 7th Annual Nursing Quality Conference. From integrating new technologies into quality improvement programs to translating evidence and research into practice, this conference will equip you with the tactics you need to improve patient outcomes. Take three days in February to learn how to make a real impact on the quality of care at your hospital. Register now before time runs out! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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