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Month: August 2012

10 Atrial Fibrillation Facts That May Surprise You

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. To help spread the word, StopAfib.org presents these 10 afib facts and figures, a few of which will probably surprise even some healthcare professionals:  1. Afib affects lots of...

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NY Hospital Installs Hand-Washing Cam

Doctors and nurses in the ICU at Long Island’s North Shore University Hospital are being watched by 39 video cameras in an effort to increase compliance with hand washing. According to a report, hand-washing compliance is up...

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International AIDS Society 2012 Meeting

New research was presented at AIDS 2012, the 19th International AIDS Conference, from July 22-27  in Washington, DC. The features below highlight just some of the studies that emerged from the conference. Multiple Benefits With...

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Looking at Alcohol Use Disorders Among Surgeons

The prevalence of substance use disorders in the United States has been well documented in published research. Nearly 8% to 12% of Americans aged 12 and older meet criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence, with men being twice...

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Investigating Referrals for ICDs

The American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Heart Rhythm Society have published guidelines that provide patient selection criteria for the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) as primary...

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