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  1. At-home diagnoses the future of healthcare? 5 key points

    Digital startups are developing diagnostic tools that focus on self-monitoring, according to Medscape.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Penn Medicine wrangling big data to improve healthcare: 4 observations

    Penn Medicine in Philadelphia is using big data to advance healthcare, according to CIO.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Flu vaccine syringes meant for single use: Nurse unsafely gives shots in New Jersey

    The New Jersey Department of Health and West Windsor Township Health Department are looking into a situation in which a nurse reused syringes when administering flu shots, according to The Washington Post.   By Megan Wood -

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  1. Researchers uncover why dengue spreads quickly — 5 points

    Scientists in Brazil discovered how dengue virus binds to a human enzyme to replicate and spread rapidly in the body, according to The Health Site.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. Striking out Ebola: Tufts University biophysicist receives $1.5M grant for vaccine development

    The National Institutes of Health gave James Munro, a Tufts University School of Medicine biophysicist, a New Innovator funding award, according to Boston Business Journal.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Is prescribing antibiotics after joint surgery beneficial? 3 takeaways from a new research article

    A new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal examines the common practice of prescribing antibiotics after joint surgery.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  4. Tech savvy — 5 things to know about MU Health Care's HIMSS award

    Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society honored the University of Missouri Health Care with the HIMSS Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence, according to News-Medical.  By Megan Wood -

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  1. 75% of adults concerned about security of their healthcare data: 4 findings

    Many U.S. adults are not comfortable with their healthcare data security, according to a University of Phoenix College of Health Professions School of Health Services Administration survey.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Heavier hip, knee replacement patients have lower blood transfusion rates: 4 insights

    A new study, by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, found that overweight or obese patients were less likely to require blood transfusions when undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Tufts Medical Center wins UHC's Quality Leadership Award: 4 highlights

    The University HealthSystem Consortium honored Tufts Medical Center in Boston with the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award.  By Megan Wood -
  4. Measles on the rise in U.S. — 3 points

    Global Virus Network issued a warning concerning a disconcerting rise in the number of measles cases detected in the first eight months of 2014, according to  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. ALS disease may arise from long-ago embedded virus: 5 observations

    Avindra Nath, MD, of National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, may be a step closer to finding a cure for ALS, according to NBC News. The researchers published their findings in Science Translational Medicine.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Santa Clara County safely trashing medication— 5 points on new disposal bins

    Santa Clara County installed eight medication collection bins, so as to increase the public health environment.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Drawing comparisons — How studying one ailment may solve another

    Researchers are studying Chikungunya arthritis in hopes it will lead to treatments for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, according to  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. ASC quality report: Q2 2015 — 8 key findings

    The ASC Quality Collaboration has published data from its quality report for the second quarter of 2015.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  5. 10 things to know about antibiotic resistance

    Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing problems in healthcare today. Here are 10 things to know.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  6. Coverys insurance awards $140k in grants to hospitals, health centers: 3 things to know

    Coverys, a medical professional liability insurance provider, awarded more than $140,000 in grants to hospitals and health facilities through its Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation.  By Megan Wood -
  7. West Virginia Hospital receives federal grant for safety improvement: 4 takeaways

    The West Virginia Hospital Association in Charleston, received a federal grant to improve patient safety, according to Hampshire Review.  By Megan Wood -
  8. Phoenix nonprofit receives $3.6M federal grant for healthcare improvement: 5 notes

    Nonprofit Arizona Health-e Connection received a $3.6 million federal grant for healthcare quality improvement, according to azcentral.  By Megan Wood -
  9. Making varsity: Indiana University coaching physicians to improve care with $46M grant

    A $46.4 million federal grant will help Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis improve healthcare quality, according to Indystar.  By Megan Wood -

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