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Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 — Consolidating electronic health records and practice management software allows practices to save time and money, make fewer mistakes, and reduce the risk of privacy breaches, according to an article published in Physicians Practice. Integration of medical records and practice management software can cut out duplicate efforts; if programs are not […]

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How the brain biases beliefs: Proposed neural circuit may underlie motivation to cling to desirable notions about the future

People’s motivation to cling to desirable notions about future outlooks results from interactions between prefrontal cortex regions, according to a human neuroimaging study published in JNeurosci. Bojana Kuzmanovic and colleagues uncovered circuits in the brain that support belief updating by asking participants to estimate their own and a peer’s likelihood of experiencing an adverse life […]

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Best fruits to eat during pregnancy and what to avoid

A nutritious diet plays an essential role in a person’s overall health, helping the body to function effectively and reducing the risk of some diseases. Most people are aware that a healthful diet should include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthful fats. However, they may not realize that specific fruits are […]

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Adult-child conversations strengthen language regions of developing brain: Study suggests talking with children from early age could promote language skills regardless of socioeconomic status

Young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults may have stronger connections between two developing brain regions critical for language, according to a study of healthy young children that confirms a hypothesis registered with the Open Science Framework. This finding, published in JNeurosci, was independent of parental income and education, suggesting that talking […]

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Baby who stopped breathing survived due to a cooling blanket

Baby who stopped breathing survived after a cooling blanket lowered his temperature by 4°C Baby brought back to life in the back of an ambulance after he was REFRIGERATED: Newborn stopped breathing but survived after his temperature was lowered by 4°C using a cooling blanket Simon Meanwell was on a cooling blanket in a paediatric […]