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The Most Googled Health Concerns Fueling Your State’s Paranoia

MedicareHealthPlans – Posted July 10, 2017 “We’ve all been there: You feel an unfamiliar pain, notice an odd bump or discoloration, or come down with a strange cough that doesn’t go away. The thought turns into worry, which leads you to Google, and down the rabbit hole you go. Just a couple of decades ago, before…

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Brain-Infecting Parasite Has Now Spread To 5 More Florida Counties

Posted on Delish: http://www.delish.com/ If you live in (or are taking a trip to) Florida, listen up. You have a new reason to be squeamish around rats and snails—they could be carrying a life-threatening parasite. A new study found that rat lungworm, a brain-infecting parasite, is spreading throughout the Sunshine State, according to the Huffington Post. Rat…

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! From, The Team at Galileo Search

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Healthcare organizations warned of risk of Man-In-The-Middle Attacks

In its April cybersecurity newsletter, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights advised covered entities and their business associates to use the Secure Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTPS) to ensure protected health information is not left unsecured. While HTTPS has been adopted by many covered entities to protect communications from man-in-the-middle attacks,…

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Binge watching has long-term impact

Research from The University of Queensland Older Game of Thrones fans planning a marathon recap before the new TV season premieres might want to reconsider binge-watching their favourite show. Research from The University of Queensland has found the amount of time older adults spend watching TV now could have an impact on their health in…

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E. coli research could prevent unnecessary beach closings

Posted on Medical Xpress: https://medicalxpress.com/ New research may give health officials more accurate tools when deciding whether to close beaches. One of the longstanding methods officials use for those decisions is the measurement of E. coli bacteria levels. Higher levels can lead to beach closings because it’s a warning sign of recent fecal pollution, which may…

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Scientists call for immediate halt to consumer use of two widespread antimicrobial chemicals

Posted on Medical Xpress: https://medicalxpress.com/ A pair of chemicals—prized for their antimicrobial properties—rose to become superstars in industry. Triclocarban is used in various soaps, while triclosan additionally appears in thousands of items of daily use in the United States and around the world, including pencils, clothing, toiletries, toys and yoga mats. But a growing chorus of…

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Surgeons admit to mistakes in surgery and would use robots if they reduced the risks

by Anjali Jaiprakash, Jonathan Roberts And Ross Crawford, The Conversation How good are humans at performing manual surgery? Major surgical errors must be reported and there has been research into the attitudes of surgeons in how they report such errors. But there is no requirement or legislation in place to report minor unintentional damage, and…

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Healthcare Data Breach Costs Fall to $380 Per Record

Posted by HIPAA Journal Healthcare data breach costs have fallen year-over year according to the latest IBM Security/Ponemon Institute study. However, for the seventh straight year, healthcare data breach costs were higher than any other industry sector. This year, the Ponemon Institute calculated the average healthcare data breach costs to be $380 per record. The…

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Healthcare Quality: Certified Professionals Get Noticed and Go Further!

As a company working with the best and highly specialized healthcare professionals in the Quality, Performance Improvement, Accreditation, Compliance, Risk Management and Patient Safety arena – one of the questions we routinely hear is; “Should I become certified?” The short answer is; yes, healthcare certifications are an excellent way to stand out among your professional…

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