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Anchor lead: A new technology may help doctors identify resistant organisms more quickly, Elizabeth Tracey reports When a critically ill person has an infection, determining the right antibiotic and starting it right away is crucial. Yet culturing organisms and determining …

February 8, 2019 – Earlier Info Read more »

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Anchor lead: Can a simple decision tool help reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions? Elizabeth Tracey reports Antibiotics are overused. That’s clear. Can a new decision tool calling for four points of decision developed by Pranita Tamma, an infectious disease expert at …

February 7, 2019 – Antibiotic Decisions Read more »

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Anchor lead: Even paying people to make more healthful choices may not work, Elizabeth Tracey reports Paying people who are at risk to develop diabetes, are overweight or who smoke cigarettes to make lifestyle changes to reduce their health risks …

January 18, 2019 – Incentivizing Healthy Choices Read more »

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Anchor lead: Engineering may help older adults simply live better, Elizabeth Tracey reports A bioengineering approach to rehabilitation may soon help older folks who’ve experienced events like falls return to their previous level of functioning faster and better, but may …

December 24, 2018 – Beyond Rehab Read more »

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Anchor lead: Education helps make sure people receive medicines to prevent blood clots, Elizabeth Tracey reports Blood clot prevention is extremely important in hospitalized persons, but more than 10% of the time doses of medicines to prevent them are missed. …

December 19, 2018 – Blood Clot Education Read more »

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Anchor lead: Why do patients in the hospital refuse blood clot prevention medicine? Elizabeth Tracey reports Blood clots are a big problem for hospitalized patients, and can result in death. Yet in more than one in ten circumstances medicines to …

December 18, 2018 – Blood Clot Prevention Read more »