Social Determinants: Buzzword or Emerging Thoughts and Actions?

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Two words are spreading in healthcare and they’re having a widespread impact — social determinants.  Social determinants of health are the “structural determinants and conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age.”1   Essentially, we’re looking at how those conditions impact your daily life.  Your health starts at home and in your neighborhood. For example, in rural America the White House … Read More

You Are Not Alone in Continence Management

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As the population in the United States ages, incontinence is an issue that is, or soon will be, impacting virtually every American household. The National Association for Continence says more than 25 million adults suffer from some form of incontinence and more than half of all homebound and nursing home residents suffer from incontinence.  These figures are driving the incontinence … Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Still Striving to Inspire and Inform

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Breast Cancer Awareness

For 12 years now, Medline has been coming together to talk about breast cancer at the Association of periOperative Nurses’ annual conference.  There is no shortage of breast cancer awareness campaigns from companies and individuals.  Yet, the World Cancer Research Fund International states breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer among women. How Far We Have Come Medline … Read More

Breaking the Mold in Research & Development with Women [Video]

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Investment in research and development is booming, especially in healthcare.  From 2013 to 2015, medical and health companies grew their R&D by more than 13 percent.1  Despite that growth, a Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association study showed men outnumber women about 6-to-1 in R&D.2  The makeup of Medline’s R&D lab is breaking the mold with more women than men on the microbiology … Read More

Patient Safety: Putting Words Into Action

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A major merger is happening in May, but the recent announcement came during a week both groups feel strongly about – Patient Safety Awareness Week.  The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) will operate under the IHI name to revitalize patient safety.  Both organizations call the issue a critical one, but believe it’s overlooked. … Read More