Amy Novotney

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Molecule found to prevent wound healing

Researchers have identified a molecule that may explain why wound healing is impaired in people with diabetes. The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine investigators also offer a possible new target for therapies that could improve healing.

Smokers not informed of ways habit can affect wound healing

Smokers not informed of ways habit can affect wound healing

Exposure to smoke from just one cigarette decreases blood flow to chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers. A new study shows the habit's impact on healing is rarely discussed with patients.

Incentives seen as a spark for EHR expansion in field

Electronic health record use in nursing homes is at an all-time high, but health information technology adoption in long-term care is still lagging behind other healthcare sectors, according to a study led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College at Cornell University.

Weak IT system brings first HIPAA provider settlement

Weak IT system brings first HIPAA provider settlement

A first-of-its-kind HIPAA settlement demonstrates that long-term care needs to be vigilant about updating software and other basic security tasks, officials say.

Compression therapy coverage endorsed

Compression therapy is considered the gold standard for the treatment of lymphedema and the treatment and prevention of venous leg ulcers, but Medicare has yet to cover provider-prescribed compression therapy supplies.

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