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  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 -

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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. 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 -
  4. 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 -

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  1. 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 -
  2. 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 -
  3. No virus is safe from all-detecting new test: 6 key facts

    A new virus test called ViroCap can spot all known viruses in humans, according to UPI.  By Megan Wood -
  4. CDC & FDA issues alert to healthcare facilities — 4 notes

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a health alert for facilities to review their procedures for device reprocessing, according to APIC.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  1. The Joint Commission releases new sentinel event alert: 6 quick facts

    The Joint Commission released a new sentinel event alert focusing on patient falls.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. The California Quality Collaborative appoints new medical director — 5 facts

    The California Quality Collaborative appointed Bart Wald, MD, as medical director.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  3. Lourdes Medical Center honored for patient safety: 4 observations

    Lourdes Medical Center in Pasco, Wash., received the Healthgrades 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award, according to NBC.  By Megan Wood -
  4. Contaminated surgical tools at Seattle Children's leads to HIV, hepatitis testing: 5 key facts

    Seattle Children's Bellevue clinic discovered surgical tools that may have been contaminated, and more than 3,000 children and teens were tested for HIV and hepatitis, according to The Seattle Times.  By Megan Wood -
  5. Possible link between bovine leukemia virus and breast cancer risk — 5 things to know

    Researchers tested the breast tissue of 240 U.S. women for traces of bovine leukemia virus, often found in cattle herds through the United States. The findings indicate a potential link between the BLS virus and the risk of breast cancer in women, according to Philly Voice.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  6. LifePoint Health selected to continue improvements in patient safety: 5 observations

    LifePoint Health is among 17 hospital associations and health systems to continue reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions, through Partnership for Patients.  By Megan Wood -
  7. 5 things to know about how soft tissue allows H1N1 virus to spread

    Researchers from MIT and the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases discovered the soft tissue at the back of the mouth enables the H1N1 virus to easily spread, according to dna.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. GE Foundation launches Safe Surgery 2020 Initiative; commits $25M: 4 things to know

    The GE Foundation launched the Safe Surgery 2020 Initiative and committed $25 million over the next three years.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  9. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Colorado, Script Adviser to connect patients with infectious disease physicians: 4 key notes

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield partnered with Script Adviser, a Denver-based infectious disease medical practice, to offer patients in Colorado access to infectious disease specialists via telemedicine.    By Megan Wood -

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