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November 26, 2012
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  • CDC projects significant diabetes burden among youths
    CDC researchers project a considerable diabetes burden among U.S. youths in 2050, with prevalence of type 1 diabetes reaching 203,382 if incidence remains the same over time and 587,488 if it increases. For type 2 diabetes, prevalence would reach 30,111 under the first scenario and 84,131 under the second. Researchers reported the data in Diabetes Care. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (11/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Mammograms don't reduce late-stage breast cancer cases
    An analysis of U.S. data on breast cancer incidence and survival rates from 1976 to 2008 and survey data estimating how many women get mammograms indicated that mammography has been effective in detecting early-stage breast cancer but has not led to fewer cases of more serious, advanced cancer. Researchers estimated that 1.3 million women who received mammograms during the period were overdiagnosed. The study appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine. HealthDay News (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Nurses boost vaccination rates, study shows
    Giving nurses the responsibility of administering vaccinations was significantly linked to an increase in the number of at-risk adults and older people getting flu or pneumonia shots, a study found. Along with call and text vaccine reminders, researchers said that nurse-led intervention was among the most effective vaccination-promoting methods. The findings appear in the Annals of Family Medicine. Reuters (11/25)
  • Eating soy products doesn't ease menopausal symptoms
    Consumption of dietary phytoestrogens and fiber, commonly found in soy products, did not prevent most women from experiencing menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, according to a study in the journal Menopause. Researchers said that Asian women were less likely to report vasomotor symptoms than Hispanic or black women. HealthDay News (11/22)
  • Adenotonsillectomy may ease sleep problems in Prader-Willi syndrome
    Almost 90% of children with Prader-Willi syndrome who suffered from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea slept better after adenotonsillectomy, according to a small study in the Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. However, researchers found that the procedure only aided 50% of patients with severe forms of sleep apnea. Healio/Endocrine Today (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • ONC envisions 1,000 rural hospitals achieving MU in 2 years
    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT aims to have 1,000 rural hospitals demonstrating meaningful use of health IT by the close of 2014. To encourage sharing of best practices and accelerate HIT adoption, the agency has set up the Rural Community of Practice to oversee pilot programs, with subcommittees to track the key issues faced by rural hospitals. Healthcare Informatics online (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • HHS expands Rx coverage in rules for exchanges
    The HHS on Tuesday issued rules for health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act that expand requirements for prescription-drug coverage from a previous proposal. Plans must cover the same number of prescription medicines as the benchmark plan in their states, said CEO Dan Mendelson of analysis firm Avalere Health. "This makes the exchange offerings more consistent with what employers offer," Mendelson said. The Washington Times/The Associated Press (11/20), The Wall Street Journal (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FDA OKs first seasonal flu vaccine made using animal cell cultures
    The FDA has approved the use of Novartis' seasonal influenza vaccine for people ages 18 and older. The vaccine, which will be marketed under the brand name Flucelvax, is the first seasonal flu vaccine produced using animal cell cultures instead of the traditional chicken egg method, which allows for a faster production process. Reuters (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Learning Voyage on Quality & Technology starts Tuesday!
    Gather together your team of nurses, managers and administrators to take part is this 3-part Learning Voyage that covers the use and application of health care informatics programs. Build the skills and understanding of how you can use technological advances to streamline health care processes and free nurses to spend more time on patient care and advocacy, research, and quality measurement and management. This three-part series will help your organization save both time and lives. Register now! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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