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February 18, 2013
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  • Diabetes patients show improvements in disease care
    Nineteen percent of diabetes patients in 2010 met or exceeded three measures of good disease care, compared with only 2% in previous decades, according to a study in Diabetes Care. Researchers found nearly 53% of patients attained an A1C of less than 7%, while 51% were able to achieve their blood pressure goals and 56% met their cholesterol goals in 2010. U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Research ties income inequality to hospital readmissions
    States with the highest level of income inequality had an additional 40,000 hospital readmissions over three years compared with other states, a study in BMJ found. Researchers found no evidence that greater divides between rich and poor were substantially linked to increased mortality risk. HealthDay News (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • IVF doesn't increase women's cancer risk, study finds
    In vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments yielded similar odds of developing breast or endometrial cancer, according to a study in the journal Fertility & Sterility. Researchers found that exposure to IVF treatments were linked to a slightly raised risk of ovarian cancer, but the difference wasn't large enough to rule out chance as a cause. Reuters (2/17)
  • CDC: Flu activity continues downward trend
    CDC data from the week ending Feb. 9 showed that flu activity in many states continued to drop. Eleven states and New York City reported high levels of flu activity, and 10 states reported moderate activity. Adults aged 65 and older account for more than half of total flu-related hospitalizations, and 64 children have died so far this flu season, the CDC said. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hemodiafiltration may improve kidney patients' survival
    Researchers tracked 906 patients with advanced kidney disease for three years and found that those who received hemodiafiltration had a lower mortality rate than those on standard dialysis. Patients on hemodiafiltration had lower rates of death due to infection and heart disease. The study appeared online in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Reuters (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study ties maternal obesity to excessive birth weight
    Black women who were obese before they got pregnant and those who gained excess weight during pregnancy were at greater risk of having babies with macrosomia, according to a study in the journal Obesity. Researchers noted that mothers with a BMI of more than 31 had twice the risk of delivering large babies. HealthDay News (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Water-tubing injuries send more people to EDs
    More than 7,200 people in the U.S. were sent to emergency departments in 2009 for water-tubing injuries, up from less than 2,100 in 1991, according to a study in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. Children and teens were more likely to have head injuries and get injured due to contact with another individual, while adults were at greater risk for knee injuries, sprains or strains, and to be injured due to water impact, researchers said. HealthDay News (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Group issues assessment to gauge hospital safety, quality
    The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has introduced the 2011 ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment for Hospitals meant to help health care facilities evaluate drug practice safety, pinpoint improvement opportunities and compare outcomes with similar hospitals. BeckersASC.com (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • HHS offers grants to boost prenatal care
    HHS on Friday introduced an initiative, Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns, aimed at lowering the number of premature births under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Communities with high rates of premature birth will be given funding to improve prenatal care. The Hill/Healthwatch blog (2/15)
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