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Partnership Commits to Doubling Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate by 2028

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), every year more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur across the nation.  Cardiac arrest is a life-threatening condition with about a 10-minute life expectancy without immediate CPR from a bystander, leading to hospitalization and death. With emergency medical service (EMS) providers, on average, arriving on scene in about seven minutes following …

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Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey Celebrates National Hospital Week

Murphy’s law is a popular adage that typically states, \”Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.\” Yes, accidents happen beyond our control. Illnesses happen, too.  As they occur, there’s one place you can rely on in good times and bad— Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey. By providing quality treatments to medically complex patients, through …

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Brown University Researchers Say Heart Patch Could Limit Muscle Damage After Heart Attack 

Brown University Researchers have utilized computational models to design a new viscoelastic patch to reduce damage to heart tissue after a heart attack. They utilized a special blend of starch to help provide mechanical support to the heart tissue, which typically stretches after heart attack and results in poor heart function. The investigators developed computational …

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Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey Celebrates 2019 National Nurses Week

During National Nurses Week, from May 6-12, the Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey celebrates the professionalism and significant contributions of the Long Term Acute Care Hospital’s (LTACH)  registered nurses to the quality of care provided to our patients. According to the American Nurses Association, nurses comprise the largest group of health care professionals in the …

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UHF Says Better Information, Fewer Regs, Needed to Help Patients Make Better Care Decisions 

With one in five hospital patients across the nation requiring continuous medical care after discharge – a number likely to grow with the graying of the population and the burden of chronic illnesses rises – a multipronged approach is essential to helping these patients and their families make the best possible medical decision about post-hospital …

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Overuse of Prescribing: Antibiotic Stewardship in the Outpatient Setting

Patients seen in emergency departments were twice as likely to receive an antibiotic only when needed, compared to patients seen in outpatient clinics, according to a news study to appearing in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) in May 2019.   The researchers …

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Latest Medicare Trustee Report Warns of Insolvency in Seven Years

The Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will have sufficient funds to pay full benefits until 2026, according to the latest annual report from the Medicare Board of Trustees. That’s unchanged from last year’s report, which projected that the Medicare trust fund would become insolvent three years earlier than they previously expected – in part because …

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AHRQ Project Designed to Increase Use of Cardiac Rehab After Coronary Events

Days ago, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced a $6 million, 3-year project designed to save lives by increasing the patient’s participation in their cardiac rehabilitation after cardiovascular events such as heart attacks, heart failure, angioplasty, or heart surgery. Cardiac rehabilitation programs designed to help patients return to an active lifestyle through …

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Light Activity Appears to Reduce Heart Disease of Older Women

Simple outdoor activities, including gardening, strolling through a park, and even folding your clothes might be just enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among women age 63 and older, says a recently released study in the journal JAMA Network Open. The researchers noted that light physical activity appears to reduce the risk …

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New Guidelines Issued for Taking Low-Dose Aspirin

Two weeks ago, a commonly followed medical prevention strategy goes by the wayside.  The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) primary recently released its prevention guideline announcing that it no longer recommended that low-dose aspirin be used to help prevent heart attacks and stroke in people without known cardiovascular disease. The …

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