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November 7, 2012
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  • Analysis: Obama's win solidifies the Affordable Care Act
    President Barack Obama's re-election has secured the survival of the Affordable Care Act, but challenges to the law remain, experts say. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives is expected to try to roll back the planned expansion of Medicaid benefits to more low-income adults, and Republican governors in some states have pledged not to implement the act's state health insurance exchanges. However, "there's sort of an immediate acceptance that this law will stay in place in some meaningful way," said Chris Jennings, who was an adviser to President Bill Clinton. Reuters (11/7), The Hill/Healthwatch blog (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Nursing, Health & Medical Science 
  • Even healthy people face lifetime cardiovascular risk
    Even men and women with optimal heart health had a more than 30% chance of developing a heart condition in their lifetime, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The lifetime risk estimates for cardiovascular disease were significantly lower among women than with men, researchers said. (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Miscarriages are associated with risk of heart problems
    Women who experienced one or more miscarriages had a greater likelihood of suffering a heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis and renovascular hypertension than those who had no miscarriages, a Danish study found. The findings, based on data from more than 1 million women, were presented at the American Heart Association meeting. HealthDay News (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Older breast cancer survivors are more prone to additional cancer
    Researchers looked at data on 110,440 breast cancer survivors in the U.S. and found that older women were more likely to develop additional primary cancers in the long term than those 64 and younger. Female breast cancer survivors ages 70 to 79 faced the greatest risk of multiple primary malignancy. The findings were presented at an International Society of Geriatric Oncology meeting. Family Practice News (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Weight loss curbs inflammation markers in obese
    A study presented at the American Heart Association meeting found both low-carb and low-fat diets helped reduce inflammation markers in obese and overweight participants. However, researchers noted those who followed a low-carb diet lost 28 pounds on average, compared with 18 pounds in those on a low-fat diet. News (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Booster seats help decrease traffic deaths among children
    The use of booster seats is linked to a reduction in the rate of vehicle-crash deaths among children ages 4 to 7, according to a study by researchers with the Children's Hospital Boston and the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention. The fatality rate for 4- and 5-year-old passengers in 47 states and Washington, D.C., decreased to 4.2 deaths per 100,000 children in the years after booster-seat laws took effect, down from 5.7 deaths per 100,000 children in prior years, the study in the journal Pediatrics found. Los Angeles Times/Booster Shots blog (tiered subscription model) (11/5)
  • Maternal stress during infancy may affect teen girls' brain function
    Girls who as babies lived with highly stressed mothers had higher levels of cortisol in preschool and had weaker connections between the amygdala and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in their teen years, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers said. The study found that the heightened cortisol levels and reduced brain connectivity can lead to higher anxiety levels at age 18. (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Technologies 
  • Survey shows how patients use Web for health care
    A Manhattan Research survey revealed 54% of respondents turn to the Internet to determine the services they may need and the right health care personnel to provide them. Data also showed 79% of patients diagnosed with chronic disease in the past three months went online for their health care decisions, compared with 53% of patients diagnosed a year earlier. However, only 20% of Internet-savvy patients use the Web to choose a primary care physician, researchers said. American Medical News (free content) (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Work-Life Balance 
  • Mo. college teaches nurses about veterans' medical issues
    A Missouri Western State University conference about post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury among military personnel "truly opened everyone's eyes" to the problems faced by troops, veterans and their families, said associate nursing professor Carolyn Brose. The school's curriculum includes education about "the invisible wounds of war." The Kansas City Nursing News (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ANA News 
  • Call for Collaborators -- ANA Leadership Institute
    ANA Leadership Institute enhances the leadership abilities of nurses and encourages nurses to activate their leadership potential in health care, nursing organizations and other sectors. The institute launched in September 2012 with a webinar series on select topics. To continue to build programs and the value of the ANA Leadership Institute, ANA invites potential collaborators to submit proposals. Institutions or organizations may request a copy of the Call for Collaborators by e-mailing Proposals are due Nov. 30. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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