Hospitals are dangerous places and the danger is even greater over the holidays, when staffing is cut to the bone, temps are relied on more than usual, and the most experienced doctors and nurses are not around.
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Thirteen of the 20 cities in which a clinical trial was conducted for an artificial blood substitute had minority populations greater than that of the nation as a whole.
Sixty-four percent of California registered voters support health care legislation proposed by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Studies examine rising demands on community health centers, pay-for-performance initiatives, comparative effectiveness research.
Reducing the gap between the development of new drugs and treatments and their implementation in the developing world could save thousands of lives each day.
Senate Republican Conference called to stress health care issues to help win over independent voters in their attempt to regain a majority in 2008.
Inadequate disaster preparedness plans resulted in many people with chronic diseases having difficulty finding daily medications and physicians to manage their conditions after Hurricane Katrina.
Hospitalists -- physicians who provide general care to patients in hospitals in place of traditional general practitioners and internists -- reduce the average inpatient stay.
US could reduce health care spending over 10 years by $1.5 trillion, in part through accelerated adoption of health care information technology.
Mozambique launched the first phase of an initiative that will conduct microbicide research at Manhica Health Research Center.
Researchers have identified a molecular switch that, when blocked, may help reverse necrotizing enterocolitis.
Escalon Medical' Drew Scientific subsidiary received clearance from FDA to market the D3 Hematology System.
FDA has approved CV Therapeutics' language for the product labeling for Ranexa which describes the ability of ranolazine to inhibit the late sodium current at therapeutic levels.
Editorials address recent developments in the presidential campaign related to health care.
A new study shows an association between severe psoriasis and a significantly increased risk of death.
Overwhelming majority of Tracleer patients enrolled in Sure Steps find the patient support program valuable, and feel that their knowledge of pulmonary arterial hypertension and Tracleer have improved due to the program.
Although psychiatrists are among the least religious physicians, they seem to be the most interested in the religious and spiritual dimensions of their patients.
The compendium highlights more than a dozen legislative proposals introduced by the 110th Congress that focus specifically on addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care.
As the number of Hispanics in rural areas increases, care providers are re-examining how they deliver health services and trying to find ways to overcome cultural and language barriers.
US over the next 10 years could reduce health care costs by $1.5 trillion, expand health insurance to more residents and improve quality of care.
Editorials discuss two trends in health insurance.
Several companies have launched Web sites that encourage consumers to post comments about their experiences with health care providers in the insurers' networks.
Consumers Union has filed a petition with the FDA requesting it require all advertisements for implantable devices carry a warning about the possibility of dangerous infections or failures of the devices once they are in the body.
PARI Hydrate received 510(k) clearance FDA and will be marketed by PARI Innovative Manufacturers for ventilator applications. PARI Innovative Manufacturers, a leading manufacturer of aerosol nebulizers and compressors, developed the PARI Hydrate to revolutionize the way gases are heated and humidified with the aim to reduce contamination risk for patients and give clinicians greater control and understanding of humidification.
Using robotic teleconferencing to monitor patients after urologic surgery appears to result in similar patient outcomes and satisfaction as traditional bedside rounds.
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