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Health warning as babies catch measles

Two infants with measles probably acquired the infection in Sydney, health authorities say. NSW Health on Tuesday issued its 15th measles warning for the year after two babies too young to be vaccinated became infected in mid March. An eight-month-old likely contracted the disease in the Haymarket area and was infectious while visiting a Strathfield… Read More »

Cerner EHR alert helps Missouri provider reduce blood transfusion rate, save $1 million

Blood transfusion can be lifesaving, but it is not widely known that up to 40-50 percent of blood transfusions in the U.S. are unnecessary, according to the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2017. When used inappropriately, they can harm patients, generate excessive costs, and waste an important, limited resource. THE PROBLEM University… Read More »

5 reasons why sugar is bad for you

Sugars are a type of simple carbohydrate that occur naturally in some foods and drinks. They are also an additive in certain foods and drinks. Consuming too much sugar can lead to health problems, such as increasing the risk of weight gain, diabetes, tooth cavities, and more. Many healthful food products, such as dairy products,… Read More »