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High achievers may be more prone to product dissatisfaction, study finds

People who constantly strive to be better are generally less satisfied with products they purchase, according to a new study from Northwestern University.

Potential new weapon against MRSA discovered

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Researchers have discovered a way to increase the potency of antibiotics against deadly bacterial diseases that have afflicted seniors especially hard. The key is something called inhibitor compounds, which have been developed by structural biologists and chemists.

Lutheran Home to pilot SwipeSense

Lutheran Home to pilot SwipeSense

Lutheran Home in Illinois announced it will be piloting SwipeSense, a new system that monitors hand washing rates remotely and compiles analytics about frequency rate.

'Teachback' as a tool in rehospitalizations

'Teachback' as a tool in rehospitalizations

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When I was a child, I had various non-life-threatening medical problems. Any treatment involved a lengthy discussion with my healthcare provider. Which is why I started laughing when I came across an example Mark V. Williams, M.D., a professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, uses to explain "teachback.

EHRs tied to better treatment of high-risk heart patients

EHRs tied to better treatment of high-risk heart patients

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Doctors' letters sent after employing electronic health records led to a higher prescription rate for cholesterol-lowering medication and lower long-term cholesterol levels for patients with high-risk cardiovascular disease, according to Northwestern University medical researchers.

Musical training heads off age-related hearing difficulties, study finds

Lifelong musical training — particularly when continued late in life — can help overcome age-related hearing loss, a new study finds.

Nearly 60% of paid home caregivers make medication errors, study finds

Nearly 60% of paid home caregivers make medication errors, study finds

One-third of paid caregivers who work for clients who live in their own homes had difficulty reading and understanding health-related information and instructions. Furthermore, 60% of them made medication errors involving their clients, according to Northwestern University researchers, who say the study is the first of its kind.

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