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ADA releases 2018 diabetes care guidelines

December 8, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Many of the new care recommendations involve adults with hypertension or cardiovascular disease as well as diabetes.

Lyft expands healthcare offerings

December 8, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The rideshare company announced its latest partnership with startup company Circulation to expand non-emergency medical transportation options. 

Flu activity could be earlier, worse than last year: CDC

December 7, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The 2017-2018 flu season is just beginning, but experts hint that it could ramp up earlier and be more severe than usual.

End-of-life wishes by video

December 6, 2017  |  Judith Graham, KHN
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More physicians are warming to the idea of video-recorded advance care wishes. Does your facility offer this ability to residents?

The secret to reducing hospitalizations: APRNs

December 6, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A Missouri skilled nursing program reduced unnecessary hospitalizations by nearly 50 percent by using full-time APRNs, according to a CMS report.

Over-the-counter pain relievers work as well as opioids

December 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new study finds acetaminophen and ibuprofen relieve pain as effectively as Percocet, Vicodin or Tylenol No. 3, suggesting a pain management option without risk of addiction.

FDA approves, CMS proposes coverage for extensive cancer genomic test

December 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The FoundationOne CDx (F1CDx) is a diagnostic test that can detect gene mutations for cancer, and its potential to help patients has spurred the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to pay for qualifying beneficiaries to be screened. 

Treat hypertension earlier and keep it lower, new guidelines say

December 5, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The first new high blood pressure guidelines in a decade suggest keeping blood pressure lower than previously recommended in order to improve cardiovascular and kidney health in later years.

TENA upgrades to breathable materials

December 5, 2017  |  newswire
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TENA's premium incontinence products, made by Essity, are getting a makepover in breathable materials for better skin health.

U. Pitt, HERL develop waterproof, battery-free wheelchair

December 4, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Look, Gramma—no batteries! This new wheelchair operates using pressurized air instead of heavy batteries and electronics and recharges in just 10 minutes.