Montana hospitals donate more than $80,000 for healthy babies' campaign; Geisinger changes nurse uniforms to clearly identify RNs;

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> Hospitals around Montana are donating more than $80,000 to Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies so the organization can continue an educational program to prevent shaken baby injuries and deaths after a state board decided not to renew its funding, according to the Great Falls Tribune. Article

> There is a significant decrease in the use of computed tomography (CT) scans for pediatric injury-related emergency department visits for 10 common childhood diagnoses, including seizure, concussion and appendectomy, according to the findings of a study published by the journal Pediatrics. Abstract

> By Jan. 1, Geisinger Health System's eight hospitals, clinics and nursing homes throughout 44 counties in Pennsylvania will have registered nurses wear the same color scrubs--pewter--with a sewn Geising logo to ensure patients can easily identify healthcare workers, reports The Daily Item. Article

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>The Google Flu Trends website has shut down, members of the Flu Trends team announced in a blog post last Thursday. Instead, the team now will send its flu and dengue data from its search signals directly to partners including Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Article

> A new law in Texas going into effect Sept. 1 will allow school-based telemedicine visits for children covered by Medicaid. The school-based telemedicine programs would be modeled after that of the Children's Health hospital system in North Texas. which recently expanded its program to 57 schools. Article

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