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Lower Blood Pressure Found to Lower Dementia Risk

A new study shows that aggressively treating blood pressure to a target of 120 mmHg was associated with a lower risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia compared to a group treated to a target of 140 mmHg or less.
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Sleeping Pills Not Working? Here’s What You Need to Know

If it seems like sleeping pills aren't working for you, it’s a good opportunity to take some time to reconsider everything about your sleep situation.
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The Best Ways to Treat Seborrheic Dermatitis

The common, annoying conditions of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis are conditions that involve an increased rate of shedding of the topmost layer of the skin called the epidermis.
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How to Mitigate Risks of Sexual Harassment Allegations in Healthcare

Given the risks, heightened awareness, and increased scrutiny, healthcare practitioners and facilities are strongly encouraged to develop and consistently enforce a policy of zero-tolerance policy of sexual harassment. They should also be sure they have adequate insurance coverage in case of a claim.
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The Need to Support Students in Recovery on College Campuses

College is a time when young people begin to use or abuse substances. Collegiate recovery programs offer students in recovery organized, specialized support.
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The Burnout Burden: Why Doctors Need Help From Leadership

Placing the burden on doctors to restore their own work-life balance overlooks burnout’s structural causes over which physicians have little control.
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The Impact of Pro-Competition on Small Providers When Healthcare is Booming

US healthcare is booming. In 2017, healthcare overtook both retail and manufacture as the nation’s foremost employer– not just of physicians and nursing staff, but of administrators, custodial staff, and office workers. This boom has...
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A-List Offers Patient and Caregiver Insights into Dementia   

Data from the A-List, an online community of people & caregivers living with dementia, is being used to shape many aspects of care including drug development.
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How to Reduce Medication Errors by 82%

A hospital pharmacist describes how his hospital was able to reduce medication errors by 82% by following these five recommendations.
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Look to Your Customers to Tell The Care Experience Story

A positive care experience from the patient’s perspective requires more than achieving the desired outcome, today’s healthcare consumer also expects ease.
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Untreatable Gonorrhea Strain Has Health Officials Alarmed

When a bacterial strain becomes so advanced that it can resist most or all available antibiotics, doctors & public health officials get nervous & we should too.
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Is This New Alzheimer’s Drug Really a Breakthrough?

Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug, BAN 2401, recently showed promising results but there are outstanding questions about the study design & statistical analysis.

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