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July 25, 2011

Experts work on iPhone-based glucose monitoring app Researchers at Northeastern University in Boston are developing an iPhone application designed to monitor blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes without the standard finger-pricking. The technology makes use of fluorescent nanoparticle solutions injected into the skin and an iPhone in a modified case that tracks changes in the level of fluorescence, revealing the amount of sodium or glucose present... READ MORE at MobilHealthNews

Kentucky to Implement More Stringent Criminal Background Checks for Caregivers The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is charged with administering the National Background Check Program (NBCP), created under Section 6201 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This agency is under the US Department of Health ... READ MORE at iSurf

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma CE During the 2010 Kentucky Legislative Session, the Nursing Continuing Competency requirements were amended to include a requirement for all nurses to participate in a one-time educational program on pediatric abusive head trauma or "shaken baby syndrome”. By mandate, the Board is requiring all present and future licensees to complete a one-time training course of at least one and one-half (1.5) hours covering the recognition and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma.
  • Nurses licensed before July 15, 2010 must complete the course by December 31, 2013.
  • Nurses licensed on or after July 15, 2010 must receive the education within three (3) years of their initial licensure dates or by December 31, 2013, whichever is later.
This CE will be offered as a part of KCNPNM’s 2012 conference.

Lexington: Most Inactive City in the Nation If sitting on your bum was award winning, Lexington, Kentucky would get a medal. Men's Health Magazine names it the most inactive city in the nation. Men's Health Magazine ranked 100 cities to see which is the most sedentary and which is ...READ MORE at

Be careful: Copying, pasting can create false EHR data Relying on copying-and-pasting materials within a patient's electronic health record (EHR) could lead to the insertion of false information in the record, concludes a group of researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in a recent issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. "Previous research has shown that copying and pasting fragments of notes is common in EMRs. However, it was not knownWorse, yet, more than half of Americans a... READ MORE at FierceEMR


Bristol/Pfizer stroke prevention data wow market A blood thinner developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Pfizer Inc proved superior to and safer than warfarin in preventing strokes in patients with dangerously irregular heart rhythms in a key… READ MORE at Reutuers

New use for Lyrica? FiercePharma As Motley Fool notes, the Pfizer drug just passed a trial for neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury. No detailed data was released, but beating out placebo at reducing pain may just nab Lyrica another use. And another use can only be a good thing ... READ MORE at FiercePharma


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