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Can Virtual Reality Help Prevent Falls In The Elderly And Others?

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before...
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Can A Chat With A Nurse Really Persuade Patients To Quit Smoking?

A short talk with a knowledgeable nurse could be the difference between a smoker stopping for cigarettes or stopping for nicotine gum on her...
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How do I deal with a non-English speaking patient?

  If you think you’re frustrated trying to communicate with a non-English-speaking patient, just imagine how scared and overwhelmed he must feel. He’s sick, vulnerable—and...
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Healthcare Organizations Lag Behind In Digital Health Strategy

According to a recent global survey, most healthcare organizations have yet to implement or successfully launch a digital health strategy. Digital health is information technology,...
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Implantable Wireless Devices Trigger, and May Block, Pain Signals

Building on wireless technology that has the potential to interfere with pain, scientists have developed flexible, implantable devices that can activate -- and, in...
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Patient Beware: Researchers Diagnose Crowdsourced Hospital Ratings

Consumers can go to Google, Yelp and Facebook for crowdsourced insight about the experiences they'll have at a hospital, but they shouldn't expect foolproof...
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How We Recall The Past

When we have a new experience, the memory of that event is stored in a neural circuit that connects several parts of the hippocampus...
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Paralyzed Men Move Legs With New Non-Invasive Spinal Cord Stimulation

Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy that non-invasively delivers electrical stimulation to...
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Smart Food Choices Fight Heart Disease & Other Cardiometabolic Diseases

As a nurse, you already know that diet is linked to overall health, especially our heart health. What we eat on a daily basis...
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Listening To Music During Surgery Reduces Pain And Anxiety

A new study confirms listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people’s pain, anxiety and need for painkillers. Led by Queen Mary...

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