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March 1, 2013
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  • Study ties coronary calcium levels to risk of stroke
    Strokes were three times more common in people with high levels of coronary artery calcification, according to a study of almost 4,200 people in Germany. "Stroke risk is tightly aligned with coronary atherosclerosis, showing the closely related nature of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease," the study's lead researcher said. The findings were published in the journal Stroke. HealthDay News (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Birth defects are common in Prader-Willi syndrome
    Researchers from Argentina monitored 180 children with Prader-Willi syndrome for over 13 years and found that these children were 5.4 to 18.7 times more likely to have at least one birth abnormality compared with the general population. While most of the birth defects were detected in the first month of life, others were spotted following the diagnosis of Prader-Willi syndrome. The findings appear in the journal Pediatrics. DailyRx.com (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Small first-born babies can increase risk of future SGA babies
    Women who gave birth to small-for-gestational-age babies in their first pregnancy were more than six times more likely to have SGA babies during their second pregnancy, a Dutch study showed. The findings, based on 259,481 pregnant women, were published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. DailyRx.com (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CDC: 1 in 5 adult smokers have tried e-cigarettes
    The number of U.S. adult smokers who have tried electronic cigarettes rose from about 10% in 2010 to about 21% in 2011, according to a CDC study released on Thursday. Current smokers were more likely to use the devices than nonsmokers, researchers said. "There is still a lot we don't know about these products, including whether they will decrease or increase use of traditional cigarettes," CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said. U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • App delivers fetal heart rate data to providers
    A mobile app, called Essentris Fetal, was launched by CliniComp International to deliver information from fetal heart monitors to the mobile devices of health care providers. The app will be used at the Daughters of Charity Health System in California and integrated into its EMR system. It can also deliver data on blood oxygen levels and contraction frequency. San Diego Business Journal (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Employees lose weight using diet, work-site counseling
    Tufts University researchers said workers lost an average of 18 pounds over six months when they participated in a program that included behavioral counseling at their work site. Study participants used a reduced-calorie diet and had weekly lunchtime counseling sessions that focused on menu planning, stress and portion control. BusinessNewsDaily.com (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Public health, medical research to suffer from sequestration
    Sequestration will have a major impact on public health and medical research, both of which have been restricted by years of underfunding and cuts. "These cuts are going to have a real impact," Washington state Health Secretary Mary Selecky said. "In the next six to eight weeks, we're going to have to say we're closed on Fridays or we can't provide this or that service anymore." Researchers who depend on NIH grants have also expressed concern that their work will have to be scaled back. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  ANA News 
  • What is nurse coaching?
    Simply put, nurse coaching applies the practice and expertise of registered nurses to the field of health and wellness coaching. ANA's latest publication provides the foundation for any RN interested in extending their practice by becoming a nurse coach. The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider's Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies explains how professional nurse coaches can implement holistic health-promoting and evidence-based strategies with clients and support behavioral and lifestyle changes to enhance growth, overall health and well-being. Learn more and order your copy of The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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