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Proposals to overhaul the approach to obtaining patient consent lack detail, contain advice that is non-specific, and might prevent doctors from making major changes to their practice warns an editorial in this week's BMJ.
Despite the implicit risks of any surgical procedure, the devastating news of a medical mistake is every patient or families worst nightmare. Everyday, millions of patients trust Surgical Teams to successfully handle their lives with the utmost care. Yet the echo of media reports highlighting preventable mistakes consistently exemplifies the necessity for a TIME OUT.
Without real patient controls and compensation for misused data, American medical records are extremely vulnerable to being lost or stolen from these systems.
Summer is right around the corner, and whether you plan to spend lazy days by the pool or crazy days crammed with activities, experts agree it's important to stay hydrated. So don't let the heat take the sizzle out of your plans ... stay cool and hydrated with iced tea this summer, and enjoy more than just a cold drink. With National Iced Tea Month upon us, June is the perfect time to take note of the multitude of benefits this powerhouse drink has to offer.
The Advanced Wound Management Division of Smith & Nephew's negative pressure wound therapy products will be available in nine of the ten designated metropolitan areas included in the first phase of the competitive bidding program administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services program.
As warm weather and vacations take people outdoors more often, DSHS officials remind people that they can reduce the chances that they, their children or others will be bitten by a dog.
Despite job-security worries stemming from current economic conditions, it appears that US employees are just as concerned about the possibility of losing their ability to earn an income due to an unexpected illness or injury.
Personalized medicine, which uses genetic information to tailor treatments to specific individuals, is a revolutionary healthcare option, filled with potential but also containing serious challenges for average patients.
A survey of Medicare beneficiaries suggests that more regional spending on medical care does not improve patients' perceptions of the medical care they receive.
Try to avoid shaded areas where mosquitoes may be resting. Also try not to schedule any outside events around dusk or dawn, as mosquitoes are more likely to be active during these times.
Health Department's website allows Medicare patients to compare hospitals nationwide. More than 1000 local hospitals in U.S. already rated by Medicare patients.
Bring your best game to the tennis court this summer - and all year round - while preventing injury. The HSS Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Department brings you the following tips to optimize your performance and walk off the court feeling as good as you did when you walked on:
1. Make sure you have the proper equipment. Wear supportive, properly fitted tennis shoes. Use a tennis racket with the proper grip size that is not too heavy or strung too tightly.
the much-anticipated Google Health has been released at Google Factory Tour of Search. Patients need to be able to better coordinate and manage their own health information.
As the summer travel season begins, many vacation and business travelers will beat jet lag with the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet developed at US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.
While a lot of thought goes into planning a vacation, the survey found that potential illnesses don't enter the minds of 44 percent of U.S. adults, yet nearly one out of five has had at least one vacation impacted by travel-related illness.
Swimming pool season is almost here, and while nothing can beat the heat like a refreshing dip, nothing can ruin the fun faster than picking up an illness at the pool. The week prior to Memorial Day, May 19 through 25, 2008, has been designated National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week to highlight the importance of healthy swimming behaviors in preventing illnesses. As part of this health observance, the Tennessee Department of Health is urging Tennesseans to practice healthy swimming behaviors.
Americans have tipped the scale. For the first time, a majority of the insured population is being treated for a chronic medical condition, raising serious concerns about the health of the nation.
Muscle-derived stem cells may provide effective treatment for Urinary Incontinence effectively reparing Sphincter damage to restore continence.
Patients with metabolic syndrome disorders, including diabetes and high cholesterol, may be more likely to develop uric-acid stones than other type of calculi.
Involving patients in decisions about their own health care by using decision aids - tools designed to help people better understand the risks and benefits of different options - during the patient-physician consultation appears to improve patient satisfaction and involvement.
The patient-physician relationship is strengthened when patients see themselves as similar to their physicians in personal beliefs, values and communication style.