Flu vaccinations fall short among Massachusetts healthcare workers; CRE rates on the rise in Southeast;

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> Flu vaccinations among Massachusetts healthcare personnel did not meet the state Department of Public Health's target during the 213-2014 flu season, according to Boston.com. Article

> Two studies find being overweight may reduce the chances of death by cardiovascular causes, according to Medical News Today. Article

> Community hospitals in the Southeast saw cases of the drug-resistant bacteria carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae increase fivefold, according to a study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Study abstract

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> The number and length of hospitalizations, as well as hospital charges all significantly declined when rural and underserved heart failure patients were remotely monitored, according to research published online this month in Telemedicine and e-Health. Article

> Socioeconomic status, age and sex are some of the biggest predictors when it comes to U.S. residents' use of the Internet for healthcare. For instance, adults who are of lower socioeconomic status, older and male are some of the least likely people to engage in their healthcare activities online, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Article

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