Improving care quality for hospitalized socially at-risk patients

IMAGE: J. Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing at Penn Nursing. view more  Credit: Penn Nursing PHILADELPHIA (July 12, 2019) — Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. Now, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing…

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New technology improves atrial fibrillation detection after stroke

A new method of evaluating irregular heartbeats outperformed the approach that’s currently used widely in stroke units to detect instances of atrial fibrillation. The technology, called electrocardiomatrix, goes further than standard cardiac telemetry by examining large amounts of telemetry data in a way that’s so detailed it’s impractical for individual clinicians to attempt. Co-inventor Jimo…

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“His Acts Are Despicable”: Key Moments in the Case Against Jeffrey Epstein

The sex-trafficking charges filed against Jeffrey Epstein this week in Manhattan underscored the long scope of the investigation into accusations that he engaged in sexual acts with girls, some as young as 14, in both his Upper East Side townhouse and his residence in Palm Beach, Fla. The allegations against Mr. Epstein stretch back to…

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Medical News Today: What to know about amitriptyline

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It’s Easy to Hate Selfies. But Can They Also Be a Force for Good?

This month, when earthquakes rocked Southern California on back-to-back days, it was a visceral reminder that we may one day experience the “Big One,” a quake with the power to kill and destroy. A few people saw something else: a photo opportunity. Tourists flocked to a large crack in a highway to see evidence of…

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Trump’s Efforts to Rein In Drug Prices Face Setbacks

President Trump’s plan to lower prescription drug prices hit two major obstacles this week. He killed a proposal on Thursday that would have reduced out-of-pocket costs for older consumers out of concern that it would raise premiums heading into his re-election campaign. And a federal judge threw out a new requirement that drug companies disclose…

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Marlon Brando’s Rolex From ‘Apocalypse Now’ Resurfaces

Every art form has its lost masterpieces. Watches are no different. The Omega Speedmaster that Buzz Aldrin’s wore on the Apollo 11 moon shot vanished on its way to the Smithsonian. The Patek Philippe reference 2499/100 chronograph that John Lennon wore on his 40th birthday (was it a gift from Yoko?) has not been seen.…

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ELLE.com Editors Agree: Visors Are the Best Summer Accessory

Paper Braid Visor SCALA amazon.com $25.99 «On recent trip to Paris during a heatwave—temperatures hit 100°F!—I felt assaulted by the sun. It was strong, hot, and didn’t set until 10PM. Like a good beauty editor, I try to avoid sun exposure at all cost. I walked into a store and bought a visor basically identical…

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Andrew Dibner, Medical Alert Pioneer, Is Dead at 93

Andrew Dibner, a psychologist who launched a new segment in the health care industry when he invented a medical alert system that let elderly and disabled people call for help when they cannot reach a telephone or knock on a neighbor’s door, died on Saturday in a memory care facility in Peoria, Ariz. He was…

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