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January 2015
Research Improves Accuracy of Heart Disease Diagnosis in Women

Diagnosing coronary heart disease in women has become more accurate through gender-specific research that clarifies the role of both obstructive and non-obstructive coronary artery disease as contributors to ischemic heart disease in women, according to ...

Last Updated: January 15, 2015 | Posted on: June 18, 2014
Ability to Balance on One Leg May Predict Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Struggling to balance on one leg for 20 seconds or longer was linked to an increased risk for small blood vessel damage in the brain and reduced cognitive function in otherwise healthy people with no clinical symptoms, according to new research in the ...

Posted on: January 06, 2015
December 2014
Naperville, Ill.-Edward Achieves 3rd Magnet Designation

$0$0Edward Hospital has achieved designation for the third time as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).  Edward, which employs 1,200 nurses, was originally recognized as a Magnet hospital in ...

Posted on: December 25, 2014
Illinois - Advocate Facilities Recognized by March of Dimes

$0Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Advocate Sherman Hospital and Advocate South Suburban Hospital were ...

Posted on: December 11, 2014
Readiness Bundle Improves Cardiac Surgery Outcomes for Patients

A quality improvement initiative improved the outcomes of patients undergoing cardiac surgery at select medical centers in northern New England, according to a study in the December issue of Critical Care Nurse (CCN), a bi-monthly journal of the American ...

Posted on: December 08, 2014
Emergency Response Teams Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Patients

A coordinated emergency response by healthcare teams to treat heart attack patients meant faster care that was associated with improved survival, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014.The ...

Posted on: December 03, 2014
November 2014
Joliet, Ill.- Presence Cancer Care Begins Lymphoma Clinical Trial

$0Presence Cancer Care is the first and, currently, the only IRB-approved site to offer a phase 1 clinical trial evaluating a new medication for Relapsed or Refractory Follicular or diffused Large B Cell Lymphoma. $0$0The first patient enrolled in this ...

Posted on: November 27, 2014
'Pacemaker for the Tongue' Offers New Treatment for Sleep Apnea

In the past people have opted out of undergoing sleep surgery because of the pain involved, but now a new procedure using a hypoglossal nerve stimulator can treat sleep apnea with significantly less pain for patients.The hypoglossal nerve stimulator, ...

Posted on: November 10, 2014
Kansas City, Mo.-Three Healthe at Cerner Clinics Honored by HIMSS

$0Three Healthe at Cerner Clinics were honored by HIMSS with its Stage IV award for operating in a paperless environment.$0$0Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory Adoption Model provides a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic ...

Posted on: November 06, 2014
October 2014
NIH Study Explores Prevention of Heart Disease in People With HIV

The National Institutes of Health has launched a clinical trial to assess the effects of aspirin and cholesterol-lowering drugs, or statins, on preventing cardiovascular disease in people with long-term HIV infections. This group includes people on ...

Posted on: October 29, 2014
Brain May Hold Clues to Preventing Cardiovascular & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Future prevention and treatment strategies for vascular diseases may lie in the evaluation of early brain imaging tests long before heart attacks or strokes occur, according to a systematic review conducted by a team of cardiologists, neuroscientists, ...

Posted on: October 23, 2014
PCORI Grant Funds Efforts to Smooth Transition Home for Stroke Patients

Stroke patients and their family caregivers often find the transition from hospital to home difficult. However, a new $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will help Michigan State University researchers look at ...

Posted on: October 13, 2014
Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Fails to Detect Brain Injury, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins researchers have added to evidence that continuous electronic fetal heart rate monitoring, widely used during maternal labor, has so many false positive readings that it is unable to reliably identify fetal brain injury caused by oxygen ...

Posted on: October 08, 2014
Lack of Social Support Linked to Poor Health in Young Heart Attack Survivors

Having few friends, family and a general lack of social support is associated with poor health and quality of life and depression in young men and women a year after having a heart attack, according to new research in the Journal of the ...

Posted on: October 02, 2014
September 2014
Insurance Plans Limit Heart & Stroke Care Access for Many, AHA Study Shows

A new study released by the American Heart Association on the inclusion of cardiovascular and stroke providers by exchange health plans reveals that access to specialty physicians and facilities can vary widely based on a consumer's plan and ...

Posted on: September 29, 2014
Stroke Patients Given Statins in Hospital More Likely to Survive, Study Shows

Patients who were treated with a statin in the hospital after suffering from a hemorrhagic stroke were significantly more likely to survive than those who were not, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology. This study was conducted by the ...

Posted on: September 23, 2014
U.S. Hospital First to Enroll Patient in Global Brain Aneurysm Study

Florida's Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville this week became the first hospital in the world to enroll a patient in an international study that is assessing a new way to treat brain aneurysms.Baptist Jacksonville is one of 20 sites globally that will ...

Posted on: September 16, 2014
AWHONN Names Five Nurses Winners of Fetal Heart Monitoring Award

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) has awarded five recipients with the Fetal Heart Monitoring Instructor Recognition Award for the first quarter of 2014.Each year, the AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring ...

Posted on: September 12, 2014
Excessive Sodium Consumption Puts U.S. Children at Risk for Hypertension

More than 90% of children ages 6-18 years in the U.S. eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease ...

Posted on: September 10, 2014
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Names New Cardiopulmonary Manager

Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has selected Jessica Garcia, BS, to serve as the cardiopulmonary manager.In this new role, Garcia will be responsible for ensuring high-quality respiratory service and weighing opportunities to enhance services.Garcia has ...

Posted on: September 03, 2014
 

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