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Violence against nurses caps off National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week is a time of fun, festivities, celebrations and socialization. However, this past week's news of tragic, violent situations surrounding nurses and healthcare workers brings much-needed attention to the dirty little secret of violence against healthcare...

source: By Joan Spitrey
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Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are often left in place despite US Food and Drug Administration recommendations that they be removed when they are no longer needed. Now research is suggesting that the longer they're...

source: TCTMD

Surgeons at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute recently became the first in the United States to place the HAART 300 Aortic Annuloplasty Device, an aortic valve repair device invented by Heart and Vascular Institute...

source: WVU Medicine

Thanks to immersive new technology called the Stanford Virtual Heart, medical trainees and physicians are able to transport themselves inside one of the most complex organs in the body. The virtual heart allows healthcare providers to practice surgery as many times as they...

source: Seeker

Intravascular ultrasound devices are used on a regular basis to break up blood clots. These devices deliver high frequency ultrasound energy from a side facing transducer, shaking up clots and opening up blood vessels. Because of engineering...

source: Medgadget

A simple-to-use nomogram can predict five-, 10-, and 15-year survival among adults undergoing coronary artery calcium scoring (CACS), according to a study published online June 14 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Researchers developed and validated a simple-to-use nomogram...

source: HealthDay News

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed S.B. 1014 into law. The new legislation, which becomes effective on Sept. 7, allows PAs to work with "collaborating" rather than "supervising" physicians, expands PA prescriptive authority for Schedule III medications to 30 days...

source: AAPA

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