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September 2018

Study finds indoor HEPA filters significantly reduce pollution indoors.

Outdoor air pollution is a major contribution to air pollution. This study found high-efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA) used in the home significantly reduces fine particulate matter in the air compared to non-HEPA air filters. In this study, researchers monitored air quality for 12 weeks in homes enrolled patients who have respiratory issues. HEPA filters were found to reduce fine particulate matter by 55% and outside pollution coming inside reduced by 23%. Fine particulate matter is defined as small airborne particles often found in areas with heavy air pollution. When inhaled they can lead to respiratory difficulty, heart attacks, or exacerbate symptoms of COPD or asthma. The study was partially done in response to patients who had asked their doctor what they could do to protect their lungs during poor air quality days (Carlton, 2018).

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Gender Non-conformity (GNC) Creates Mental Distress in Youth

GNC or gender non-conformity has become a real issue in our schools today. A study conducted of 6082 high school students said GNC was associated with feeling sad and hopeless as well as suicidal. This leads to an increase in peer harassment and violence as well as increase exposure to child abuse. this exposure also has led to an increase in substance abuse as well as an increase experience of mental distress (Lowry et al, 2018).

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Why You Really Need A Toy Safety Checklist

Toy Safety Checklist

Every three minutes a child is rushed into a U.S. emergency room for treatment due to a toy-related injury according to research. The toy safety checklist and other resources in this article will enable parents to minimize the risk of accidents for their children based on the latest research available.

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What Are the Benefits of Medical Billing and How Does It Work?

Medical billing benefits

The medical billing industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% by 2023 according to market research analysis predictions. Medical billing and coding specialists offer a wealth of medical billing benefits to both the medical professional and the patient. In this article, we will examine many medical billing benefits.

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Researchers Make Progress in Treatment of Glioblastoma

Technological advances have increased tremendously our understanding of molecular characteristics and genetic drivers for a variety of brain tumors. Although targeted therapies have had a considerable impact on patients outcomes, GBM remains an exception. the identification of targetable driven mutations in GBM has opened new potential treatment options for affected patients. On the basis of these findings, the efficacy of new targeted agents is currently being investigated in clinical trials (Ippen et al, 2018).

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Lyme Disease: Cause, Transmission, and Geography of Concern

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia transmitted by the bite of a tick of the genus Ixodes. the is transmitted by ticks infected with various diseases in both Europe and North America. Both places are affected by a similar species of genus of bacteria. It is a spirochete belonging to B. burgdorferi sensu stricto are primarily found in America while in Europe it is Ixodes ricinus. the time needed to transmit the disease is usually within 12 hours of attachment. This is why it is so important to remove ticks as soon as found and to treat our pets with flea and tick preventative (Sertour, 2018).

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Why The New Salonpas Pain Relief Patch LARGE Is Bigger and Better

Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch

In a recent press release, the Hisamitsu America division of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., announced the availability of the Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch LARGE. The SALONPAS® product line is the only FDA-approved, over-the-counter pain relief patch on the market, and the new Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch LARGE is the only FDA-approved pain reliever labeled to “relieve mild to tougher, moderate pain.”

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Even the Best Facilities Need to do More to Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) can be reduced by up to 55% by systematically implementing evidence-based infection prevention and control strategies. HAI come at a considerable expense to patient and families but also cost the US healthcare system an estimated $9.8 billion each year. This study found healthcare institutions have a responsibility to improve the quality of patient care and reduced infection rates by effectively implementing customized multifaceted strategies and improved patient outcomes (Schreiber et al, 2018).

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Revolutionize Your Bedtime With These Easy-peasy Better Sleep Tips

Better Sleep Tips

There is a bad bedtime habit that 90% of Americans are guilty of practicing according to the Sleep Foundation. The term “glamping” was coined to describe the common habit people practice when they binge on social media late at night. Sleep expert and co-founder of sustainable sleep bedding company Cloudten, Zack Holland, joins us today with some easy-peasy better sleep tips.

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Probiotics: Uses to Treat Intestinal, Immune, and Other disorders

Cocktail with probiotics yogurt

Important factors that may contribute to both etiology and treatment and are increasingly being explored as targets for alternative treatment development. Diet and nutrition are important factors of disease. Many dietary compounds are transformed by the microbiome that can change the etiology of illness. Thus, the use of targeted probiotics has shown promise in the treatment of illnesses in humans.

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