A group of six countries to vigorously develop and implement standardized protocols related to patient safety solutions over the next five years.
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Possibly the biggest flaw with the health care system is that patients in most cases aren't sophisticated enough to make an independent judgment about the medical services they require.
Chris Dodd announced a proposal to improve health care and disability benefits for veterans.
The House voted to approve legislation that would extend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act through fiscal year 2017.
Diseases caused by obesity, tobacco use and alcohol abuse account for a whopping 16 percent of the $12.8 billion that the military's managed-care plan spends annually on the health of the nation's defenders under age 65 and their dependents.
Anoka County's Allina Medical Transportation has participated in a seven-city study on the impact of new CPR techniques.
NIAID has awarded eight contracts to strengthen and expand its nationwide group of institutions conducting clinical trials of promising candidate vaccines and therapies for infectious diseases.
Los Angeles Times published two articles about health clinics that specialize in care to minority populations.
Summaries of news coverage of health care proposals in Missouri and New Mexico appear below:
Genetic tests to help people determine whether they have higher risks of developing a variety of conditions are becoming more widely available on a direct-to-consumer basis.
MGB Endoscopy, AltaSens announce the groundbreaking MD-V camera, a high definition (HD) video surgical instrument
A patent "Laser Imaging Apparatus Using Biomedical Markers That Bind to Cancer Cells" was issued to Imaging Diagnostic Systems by the Chinese government.
The new genomics-based test is designed to help determine a tumor's origin so that tissue-specific management can begin.
OrthoGlide Medial Knee Implant of Advanced Bio-Surfaceshas been implanted in more than 300 patients in the USA.
Supporters of health care reform, each time they offered new proposals, expected popular clamor to drive elected officials to end the national embarrassment of millions of uninsured.
Smart, wireless, RFID skin patches for identification and diagnostic applications are now being manufactured by Frank Sammeroff to reduce medical errors.
Physicians who consistently refer patients to themselves or members of their own specialty for imaging studies, rather than to radiologists, are more likely to order such studies for a variety of medical conditions.
CMS announced final rules for Medicare outpatient hospital care and physician reimbursements.
Patty Murray called promises by President Bush to provide adequate health care to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Harvard University economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw -- a former adviser to President Bush, who currently is advising presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) -- on Sunday in a New York Times column discussed "true but misleading statements about health care that politicians and pundits love to use to frighten the public."
California Governor is urged to address racial and ethnic health disparities in his universal health plan.
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) on Wednesday signed into law a bill that requires hospitals to file quarterly reports with the state on patient infection rates, types of infections and plans to control infections, the AP/Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The information will be posted publicly on a state Web site, according to the law (Hester, AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/1).
Summaries examine several recent developments in the presidential campaign related to health care.
Editorials discussed recent developments related to medical malpractice in three states.
Patients awaiting liver transplantation who also suffer from coronary disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, connective tissue disease or renal insufficiency may face poorer survival after liver transplantation.
Returning to play too soon can have catastrophic consequences for athletes who have suffered a concussion.
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