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Hepatitis A is on the Rise, But It’s Preventable

By: Dwight Spencer. When there is a rise in cases of any disease concentrated in a particular area or demographic, eyebrows raise. Diseases exist – that is the fact of life. How we contract, handle, and prevent them is what … Continue reading

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Preventable Injury-Related Deaths

What can you accomplish in ten minutes? Maybe you can wash the dishes or walk the dog. But you might not know that, in just ten minutes, more than three persons will die from an accidental (preventable) injury-related death in … Continue reading

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THERE ARE OTHER CULPRITS THAN GUNS: Failing to Prevent a Preventable Massacre….

THERE ARE OTHER CULPRITS THAN GUNS: Failing to Prevent a Preventable Massacre. Read more detail on Recent Law Professor posts –

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Development of Potentially Preventable Hospitalization Measures for Home Health Agencies Panelist Nominations Due 9/22

Nominations are due February 22, 2018 for a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) to develop potentially preventable hospitalization/readmission measures for Home Health Agencies (HHAs) including standardized items and specifications such as inclusion/exclusion criteria, and patient and facility characteristics–factors associated with outcome … Continue reading

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Bedsores Preventable With Better Mattresses

A recent study at the University of Toronto determined that better mattresses can be cost-effective for hospitals because they will prevent health problems such as pressure ulcers (bedsores) in the elderly. The study determined that slightly more expensive mattresses in … Continue reading

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