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UVA aims to help patients with cancer make complex care decisions

(University of Virginia Health System) UVA is developing a tool to help patients with prostate cancer better understand the potential risks and rewards of their treatment options. The tool could help patients with other forms of cancer as well.

How to Detach Emotionally From Work

3 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Sometimes it’s better to care a little less.

Sip on 5 Fresh Holiday Cocktails, Coffee, and More (Booze Optional)

Image care of Suja It’s time to think outside the box when it comes to holiday drinks. Whether you’re looking for a new latte to replace that pumpkin spice standby or something better (and slightly less boozy) than Christmas punch, these simple crowd-pleasers offer the perfect simple solution. Show More Summary

What States Can Learn From One Another on Health Care

Some have made large improvements in certain areas. What have they done to get better?

As If Our Mental Load Wasn't Heavy Enough, Here Come The Holidays

A mother's brain is not a pretty place. Sure, it seems like it would be, given the fact that our primary job is to make things better and life lovely for the people we take care of. But behind the scenes – behind all those sweet lunchbox...Show More Summary

10 Money Goals You Should Set for the Holidays

The holidays are here today, gone tomorrow — and it's easy to get caught up in a tinseled tornado of financial distress if you're not careful. Avoid that fate this season with these self-imposed goals on how to better manage your holiday budget. It'll help you start the New Year financially...

Workers in Fastest-Growing Jobs Have Trouble Getting By

Those hoping to repair bicycles or fight forest fires will have good luck finding work over the next decade, but home health and personal care aides will fare even better, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics ' list of America's fastest-growing jobs. The US is expecting 0.7% job...

New tool could let patients contribute to doctors' notes

(Reuters Health) - In theory, patients might be more engaged with their care and better able to inform doctors about any health issues if they could directly contribute to their own electronic medical records, a small U.S. study suggests.

Parental Medicaid expansion translates into preventive care for their children

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) When low-income parents enroll in Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) state expansion program, their children have considerably better odds of receiving annual preventive care pediatrician visits. Show More Summary

Parental Medicaid Expansion Translates into Preventive Care for their Children

When low-income parents enroll in Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) state expansion program, their children have considerably better odds of receiving annual preventive care pediatrician visits. This "spillover effect" demonstrates that the potential benefits of Medicaid expansion extend beyond the newly covered adults.

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

Post Bulletin, Nov. 6 Assuring safety in child-care centers is paramount No one would disagree that aggressive background checks are needed for child care providers. The tougher, the better, most … Click to Continue »

Tell Your Loved Ones 'Eye' Care By Doing This

For better or for worse, we all work on our computer screens for hours a day; many of us with... The post Tell Your Loved Ones ‘Eye’ Care By Doing This appeared first on Lifehack. F.lux takes away the harmful blue light to which we are overexposed every day. Try it out for free on your computer and see if you rest easier.

3 steps to a better health care system

A friend recently asked me, “Where do we go from here?” The friend was referring to our impasse with health care in America. The Democrats have failed to repair the Affordable Care Act, and the Republicans have failed to repeal or replace it. With the status quo, I can understand our health care system providing lower […]

To My Mom Who Chose Drugs, I’ve Done It All Without You

I finally found my person. I found someone who is kind, loving, supportive, and caring. Someone who makes life better in the best possible ways you can imagine.

Inside One iOS App Developer’s Quest To Get Onstage At Apple’s WWDC

For ambitious app developers, trying to get stage time with Apple can be a careful dance of heady highs, heartbreaking lows, and sudden death. It’s better than any advertisement, social campaign, or press write-up. Appearing onstage at an Apple press event is the dream of every iOS developer. Show More Summary

6 Reasons Why Healthcare Needs The Internet of Things (IoT)

Editor’s Note: Abhinav Shashank is the CEO & Co-founder at Innovaccer Inc., a datashop integrating complex data across multiple distributed sources to give healthcare organizations greater insights to provider better care. Technology can never replace humans because the ultimate decision-making authority always lies with the individual. Show More Summary

RNs can play key role in identifying medication issues to improve nursing home care

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Amy Vogelsmeier, associate professor of nursing, found that registered nurses are better equipped to identify medication discrepancies that could cause nursing home residents harm.

Freestanding ERs and retail clinics: Do they create a more efficient health care system?

I have written about both issues before: freestanding ERs and retail clinics. Two recent studies continue to show how useless they both are in helping create a better more efficient health care system. The freestanding ER study  examined the number of these facilities and population characteristics where they locate. They identified 360 freestanding ERs, mostly in Texas, […]

Xbox One X Review: Unremarkably remarkable

Reviewing the Xbox One X is weird. At a basic level, all there is to say is that it’s an Xbox One with much better, 4K ready graphics graphics. If you don’t have a 4K TV or you generally don’t care about graphics, there’s little reason to purchase a One X. Show More Summary

Why Should I Give a Fuck About… Goblin?

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Why should you still care about legendary Italian horror-film composers/prog-rock gods Goblin? Let us explain. by Dave Segal Italians do it better—when it comes to diabolical dirges and demonic disco. Years Active: 45 (with sporadicShow More Summary

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