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  1. Dr. James B. Dale's StrepAnova vaccine set for clinical trial to fight strep: 6 things to know

    The Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise, a national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, is working with Vaxent in Memphis, Tenn., to conduct a clinical trial of StreptAnova.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Imprivata releases PatientSecure solution to increase patient safety: 5 observations

    Imprivata, a healthcare IT security company in Lexington, Mass., created Imprivata PatientSecure.  By Megan Wood -
  3. 5 things to know about Inspira Health Network's 5 new VPs

    Inspira Health Network, a nonprofit healthcare organization in Woodbury, N.J. named five new members to vice president positions, according to SNJ Today.  By Megan Wood -

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  1. 4 things to know about wide variation seen in California's healthcare quality, resource use

    A report, published by the nonprofit Integrated Healthcare Association, has shown wide variation in healthcare quality and resource use across California.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. 5 observations on CDC urging medical centers to decrease infections

    The CDC emphasized the need for medical centers to focus on decreasing antibiotic-resistance infections, according to Herald Media.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Concord Hospital's new monitoring system improves patient safety: 5 notes

    Concord (N.H.) Hospital introduced AvaSys Video Monitoring System in June to increase patient safety, according to New Hampshire Union Leader.  By Megan Wood -
  4. Researchers discover potential way to stop adenoviruses from replicating — 3 notes

    Researchers from Saint Louis University and Utah State have discovered a strategy that could keep adenoviruses from replicating and causing sickness in humans, according to Medical Xpress.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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  1. No new cases in Bronx Legionnaires' outbreak — Health officials declare it's over

    The Legionnaires' outbreak in the Bronx, which started in early July, is over, according to The New York Times.  By Megan Wood -
  2. Equipment washing issue exposed at Washington Kadlec clinics: 5 things to know

    Kadlec outpatient clinics in Richland, Wash., are under fire after the Join Commission found safety issues, according to NBC Right Now.  By Megan Wood -
  3. Walgreens & Providence Health collaborate to improve patient care: 6 points

    Walgreens and Providence Health & Services in Renton, Wash., a nonprofit Catholic healthcare ministry, will enter a clinical collaboration to coordinate patient care and improve patient access in Oregon and Washington.  By Megan Wood -
  4. CAUTI costs for healthcare facilities: 4 statistics

    The costs of catheter-associated urinary tract infections can set healthcare facilities back several thousand dollars.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. Illinois confirms first case of West Nile virus — 4 facts

    Health officials confirmed the first human case of West Nile in Illinois this year, according to  By Mary Rechtoris -
  2. What are the long-term effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy? 5 insights

    A study published by JAMA Surgery examined the long-term effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on obesity-related comorbidities.  By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Nearly 50% of Hispanics believe antibiotics treat colds — 5 things to know

    A large portion of U.S. adults, including nearly half of Hispanics, believe antibiotics will ease the symptoms of a cold, according to Medical Daily.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  4. Investigation ongoing for possible Yosemite plague case

    Health officials are investigating whether a person who recently visited Yosemite National Park contracted the plague, according to Fox News.  By Megan Wood -
  5. What causes pediatric safety events in out-of-hospital emergent care?

    Certain factors result in pediatric safety events in out-of-hospital emergent care situations based on a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, according to News Medical.  By Megan Wood -
  6. Expression of gene enables growth of hepatitis C — 6 things to know

    Scientists recently found the expression of a single gene allows them to readily grow hepatitis C virus in the lab, according to Medical Xpress.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  7. An unlikely asset: Bloodthirsty spiders could help fight malaria — 4 key points

    A recent study found a jumping spider, called Evarcha culicivora, can help in the fight against malaria, according to The Washington Post.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  8. Medical College of Wisconsin receives $20M grant — 5 things to know

    The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee was awarded a five-year grant totaling $20 million from the National Institutes of Health, according to Pulse.  By Mary Rechtoris -
  9. Texas bill requires better transparency for drug costs & coverage — 5 facts

    A new bill requires insurance companies operating in Texas to make costs and coverage more readily available for consumers online, according to the Houston Chronicle.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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