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Nurses make up the largest segment of the healthcare profession, with approximately 3 million registered nurses in the U.S., and face challenges in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. A report released December 4 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing , shows significant progress over the last five years in transforming the nursing profession to adapt to an increasingly complex health care system. The report is an assessment of progress with implementing recommendations in the 2010 IOM report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health...
Healthcare innovation saves lives, saves money, promotes economic growth, and provides hope for hundreds of millions of people (both patients and care-givers) in the United States and around the world. But innovation isn’t easy. There are many roadblocks beyond those of discovery and development. The complicated and conflicting dynamics of politics, perspectives on healthcare economics, of friction between payers, providers, manufacturers, and regulators, the battle for better patient education, and the need for a more forceful and factual debate over the value of innovation all create the need for a more balanced and robust debate. The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI) is...
Astronaut Scott Kelly described the type of work underway on the International Space Station in a special satellite uplink at today's BIO International Convention luncheon. During a live interview, floating in zero-gravity, Kelly said they're working on 400 scientific projects on the station, and they hope to learn more about such things as bone loss and muscle wasting disease in space. With the latest technology, he said they're able to get plenty of data on human health performance and physiology, adding he hopes to learn "if there is a cliff out there in regards to our physiology as we go from six months to a year and longer." There are health related problems that can only be solved in...
By Kathryn L. Kelley, Chief Advancement Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, is a guest of the popular ’€œ Viewpoints of Innovative Healthcare Leaders ,’€ podcast beginning Wednesday, September 4. She spoke about the lower purchasing power of NIH research dollars now compared to 20 years ago and the great need for everyone (especially researchers) to speak out about the value of research for understanding health. The Ohio State University College of Nursing’€™s biweekly podcast series hosted by Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMH-NP, FNAP, FAAN, dean of the college and university chief wellness officer, spotlights...
By Kathryn L. Kelley, Chief Advancement Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, is a guest of the popular ’€œ Viewpoints of Innovative Healthcare Leaders ,’€ podcast beginning Wednesday, September 4. She spoke about the lower purchasing power of NIH research dollars now compared to 20 years ago and the great need for everyone (especially researchers) to speak out about the value of research for understanding health. The Ohio State University College of Nursing’€™s biweekly podcast series hosted by Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMH-NP, FNAP, FAAN, dean of the college and university chief wellness officer, spotlights...
Research Australia has released its 2013 public opinion poll which reveals strong support for funding health and medical research. The findings provide an interesting backdrop for the country’€™s parliamentary elections this year. Research Australia asked respondents their views on what priorities the Federal Government should be focusing on over the next 2 ’€“ 3 years. Three significant health issues ranked high in the results: improving the hospital and healthcare systems, more funding for health and medical research and increasing funding and programs for preventative healthcare. Australians value a wide range of research, from basic research resulting in new discoveries, to...
Research Australia has released its 2013 public opinion poll which reveals strong support for funding health and medical research. The findings provide an interesting backdrop for the country’€™s parliamentary elections this year. Research Australia asked respondents their views on what priorities the Federal Government should be focusing on over the next 2 ’€“ 3 years. Three significant health issues ranked high in the results: improving the hospital and healthcare systems, more funding for health and medical research and increasing funding and programs for preventative healthcare. Australians value a wide range of research, from basic research resulting in new discoveries, to...
By Tyler Wiechman Wiechman currently works in the cardiovascular specialty of a privately owned pharmaceutical company working with specialists and hospitals in the Central Pennsylvania Region. He withdrew from a PhD in biomedical sciences from the Penn State University Hershey College of Medicine and received his BS in Psychology from the University of Delaware in 2011. He has worked for three different labs focusing on Neurological/Psychological health and behavior. Aspiring medical scientists face increasing pressure as they aim to eradicate a disease state, find a new genetic marker for cancer or any number of neurological diseases, or create the next clinically sound pharmaceutical...
By Tyler Wiechman Wiechman currently works in the cardiovascular specialty of a privately owned pharmaceutical company working with specialists and hospitals in the Central Pennsylvania Region. He withdrew from a PhD in biomedical sciences from the Penn State University Hershey College of Medicine and received his BS in Psychology from the University of Delaware in 2011. He has worked for three different labs focusing on Neurological/Psychological health and behavior. Aspiring medical scientists face increasing pressure as they aim to eradicate a disease state, find a new genetic marker for cancer or any number of neurological diseases, or create the next clinically sound pharmaceutical...
The United Health Foundation recently released their first-ever comprehensive report on the health of America’€™s senior population. According to a statement from the authors Reed Tuckson, MD and Rhonda Randall, DO , ’€œThe report provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health rankings on both national and state levels, and it comes at a critical time. Americans are living longer but sicker lives, and America’€™s senior population is poised to grow 53 percent between 2015 and 2030.’€ This fascinating report ranks each state by the incidence of several factors, including obesity, physical inactivity, low-care nursing, and food insecurity. The United Health Foundation, a...

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The capabilities are enormous, a little bit of research can pay off quite a bit in the long run.
Paul D’ Addario, retinitis pigmentosa patient