• 130 Lab-Confirmed Cases of Enterovirus D68 in 12 States
    On Sept. 10, 2014, the United States informed the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) about an outbreak of severe respiratory illness associated with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). As of Sept. 16, 2014, 130 laboratory-confirmed cases of EV-D68 ...More
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  • Applying High Reliability Principles to Infection Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care
    Practitioners who work in a nursing home, assisted living facility or related healthcare setting will want to view an easy-to-use, engaging e-learning tool designed for staff across all levels and disciplines, offered by the Joint Commission. Participants will learn how to ...More
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  • Loyola Offers Free HIV Testing on National HIV/AIDS Aging and Awareness Day
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults ages 55 and older accounted for 19 percent of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV infection in the United States in 2010. Sept. 18, 2014 is National HIV/AIDS Aging and Awareness Day. ...More
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  • Recruiting Bacteria to be Technology Innovation Partners
    For most people biofilms conjure up images of slippery stones in a streambed and dirty drains. While there are plenty of "bad" biofilms around – they even cause pesky dental plaque and a host of other more serious medical problems – a team at the Wyss Institute ...More
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  • Scientists Study Motion Patterns of Bacteria in Real Time
    A team of researchers at Boston University and Stanford University School of Medicine has developed a new model to study the motion patterns of bacteria in real time and to determine how these motions relate to communication within a bacterial colony. The researchers ...More
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  • Healthy Humans Make Nice Homes for Viruses
    The same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. On average, healthy individuals carry about ...More
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  • New ICD-10 Coding System May Cloud Hospital Safety
    Changes in how medical diagnoses are coded under the latest international disease classification system – better known as the ICD-10 codes – may complicate the assessment of hospital safety, say researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Their report ...More
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  • ECRI Institute's 21st Annual Conference Addresses Cost and Care Coordination of Complex Patients
    ECRI Institute’s 21st Annual Conference on the Use of Evidence in Policy and Practice will address how America’s healthcare system is changing to care for complex patients; how this care is being financed; and how and where this care takes place.  The ...More
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  • 3-D Glimpse of Feline AIDS Virus Could Inspire New Anti-HIV Drugs
    If you’re not making regular trips to the vet for your kitty these days, you may not know that cats can get AIDS too. The feline virus FIV that causes the disease in cats looks a lot like HIV, a fact that Technion scientists say could inspire new anti-HIV drugs. How ...More
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