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Cuomo Moves to Stop the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus

Yesterday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo stated that nursing homes are of special concern to him because of the tragic deaths of nursing home residents in Washington State. So, “we are putting additional requirements on nursing homes,” he says. The Governor announced during a novel coronavirus briefing that in an effort to protect frail residents of…

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CMS Moves to Assist Providers to Combat COVID-19 Virus

With the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quickly moves to protect patients in hospitals and residents in nursing facilities by ensuring health care facilities have up-to-date information to adequately respond to the spread of the virus while making it clear to providers that as always, CMS will hold them…

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Using Smart Bandages to Heal Chronic Wounds

For the first time, faculty in the biomedical engineering department—a shared department with the UConn School of Dental Medicine, School of Medicine, and School of Engineering— designed a wirelessly-controlled, or “smart,” bandage and corresponding smartphone-sized platform that can precisely deliver different medications to the wound with independent dosing. This Smart bandage, developed by Dr. Ali…

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Taking a Look at Medicare Patients in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Two few Medicare patients, women and non-white patients, participated in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack or acute heart event or surgery, says findings in a recently published study in American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. This observational studies and identified the populations and regions most at risk for suboptimal cardiac rehabilitation.…

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Researchers Identify Next Generation Wound Gel Treatments to Prevent Infections

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden announce the development of a new hydrogel-based on the body’s natural peptide defense, noting that it has been shown to prevent and treat infections in wounds. The formulation kills multiresistant bacteria, something that is increasing in importance with antibiotic resistance growing globally, they say. “The ability to effectively heal…

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The Aging of Women’s Blood Vessels is Faster Than Men’s

According to researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC), women are not simply ‘catching up” to men in terms of the aging of their blood vessels, they are exceeding them.  The study’s research findings, published in a recent issue of the journal JAMA Cardiology, explains why woman tend to develop different types of cardiovascular disease with different…

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Drink Tea and Live a Longer and Healthier Life

Don’t pass up that cup of tea, it may just lead a longer and healthier life, say Chinese researchers. “Habitual tea consumption is associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease and all-cause death,” said first author Dr. Xinyan Wang, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China, in a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive…

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