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FDA sends warning to food firm in Chicago over violations at their bakery facility

FDA sends warning to food firm in Chicago over violations at their bakery facility

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As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are not issued until a company
USDA advice clears Turkey confusion before Thanksgiving

USDA advice clears Turkey confusion before Thanksgiving

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This week, many will enjoy a delicious meal on Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. Taking the necessary steps toward safe food handling and sanitation will help protect you and your loved ones this year.  With social media abounding in misinformation and confused cooks with strong opinions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released
TNF Receptor 1 May Drive Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Phenotype

TNF Receptor 1 May Drive Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Phenotype

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New data reported in a presentation at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual meeting showed that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor 1 (TNFR1) rather than TNFR2 is responsible for TNF-mediated pulmonary endothelial and stromal pathology that causes pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), in a mouse model of connective tissue disease-associated PAH. In this exclusive MedPage
Countries share actions to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Countries share actions to tackle antimicrobial resistance

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Nations have highlighted the role of the food sector and risk of resistant infections as part of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week. World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022, which began Nov. 18 and runs to Nov. 24, focuses on the actions needed to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites no longer respond
New biofeedback-driven health support app could alleviate burnout

New biofeedback-driven health support app could alleviate burnout

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The new Mindfulness in Motion exercise prompting system being researched at Ohio State uses biofeedback to trigger program prompts to smartphones – enabling wearers to engage in mind-body interventions that have proven to reduce healthcare workforce burnout. WHY IT MATTERS The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) awarded the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Wexner
Let’s Focus on Caring, Not Coding

Let’s Focus on Caring, Not Coding

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Risk adjustment is a statistical method used by health plans to predict an individual's use of health care services and the associated cost of care. Unlike traditional fee-for-service Medicare, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans receive a flat monthly payment for the individual beneficiary's cost of care, with payments partially based on risk score. Higher risk scores
Lomi Black Friday Sale 2022: This Editor-Favorite Smart Composter Is Up to $200 Off Right Now

Lomi Black Friday Sale 2022: This Editor-Favorite Smart Composter Is Up to $200 Off...

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This is not a drill: Fellow eco-conscious friends, the Lomi Black Friday sale is on, and you can save up to $200 of your precious dollars on our favorite smart, small-space-friendly composter for a limited time. I received a Lomi machine earlier this year and loved it so much that I penned a love letter to
Al Roker Hospitalized for Multiple Blood Clots Amid ‘Today’ Absence

Al Roker Hospitalized for Multiple Blood Clots Amid ‘Today’ Absence

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Today show weatherman Al Roker shared an update on his health with his Instagram followers Friday morning. He posted a picture of a bouquet of flowers and wrote, “So many of you have been thoughtfully asking where I’ve been. Last week I was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in my leg, which sent some
CDC’s Updated Opioid Guidelines Are Necessary, but Not Sufficient

CDC’s Updated Opioid Guidelines Are Necessary, but Not Sufficient

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Before the CDC suffered a loss of trust over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency had fumbled its response to the overdose crisis. Under its leadership, overdose deaths have continued to spiral, as people living with pain have lost access to vital medications. One of its key missteps was the formulation and implementation
Can virtual nursing help ease clinician burnout?

Can virtual nursing help ease clinician burnout?

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No hospital or health system is immune from the challenges of the nationwide nursing shortage. As organizations look for ways to reduce the administrative burden on nurses and improve engagement and satisfaction, virtual nursing is one consideration. Many tasks performed by nurses in the inpatient setting are repetitive – a virtual nursing unit allows nurses