• Climate Warming is Leading to Earlier Spring Feeding by Blacklegged Ticks
    The month of May brings many things, among them Mother's Day, tulips, and Lyme Disease Awareness campaigns. But according to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld, a disease ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y., if we want to get a leg up on tickborne ...More
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  • Research Indicates HPV Vaccine Should Not Be Delayed
    New research out of Queen's University shows early benefits from the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in young girls. The HPV vaccine, which protects against four types of HPV shown to cause cervical cancer and anogenital warts, is offered free through school-based ...More
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  • HIV Prevention and Risk Behaviors Follow Weekly Patterns
    The peak time for seeking information on topics related to HIV, such as prevention and testing, is at the beginning of the week, while risky sexual behaviors tend to increase on the weekends, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ...More
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  • Getting Back to the Heart of Healthcare
    Today’s healthcare industry has seen dramatic changes in the patient experience. The success of our advancements in healthcare and technology has created far more complex, chaotic interactions. From simple check-ups to operating room procedures, some might argue that ...More
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  • Medline Committed to Innovations that Speak to Head, Heart and Patient Experience
    Healthcare organizations and their staff know that providing a patient-centered experience is not only everyone’s role, but it is becoming a critical piece of an organization’s mission. In fact, just this month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...More
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  • CDC Issues Update on H5 Viruses in the United States
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 infections have been reported in U.S. domestic poultry (backyard and commercial flocks), captive wild birds, and wild birds. HPAI H5 detections began in December 2014 and have continued into April 2015. No human infections with ...More
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  • Finding New Life for First-Line Antibiotics
    Duke University researchers have identified a single, simple metric to guide antibiotic dosing that could bring an entire arsenal of first-line antibiotics back into the fight against drug-resistant pathogens. A computer simulation created by Hannah Meredith, a biomedical ...More
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  • Study Finds Hospitals are Not Doing All They Can to Prevent C. diff Infections
    Nearly half of American hospitals aren't taking key steps to prevent a kind of gut infection that kills nearly 30,000 people annually and sickens hundreds of thousands more - despite strong evidence that such steps work, according to a new study. While nearly all of the 398 ...More
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  • Understanding the Body's Response to Parasitic Worms and Allergies
    Research from the University of Manchester is bringing scientists a step closer to developing new therapies for controlling the body's response to allergies and parasitic worm infections. ...More
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  • Tiny Lab Devices Could Attack Huge Problem of Drug-Resistant Infections
    A Johns Hopkins engineer, supported by a major NIH grant, is leading a multi-institution team that wants to keep bacterial infections from dodging the dwindling arsenal of drugs that destroy the deadly microbes. The group’s goal is to build palm-size devices that can ...More
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