Hospitals
Freestanding emergency departments increase local market spending on care  NEWS MEDICAL · 9 hours
Rather than functioning as substitutes for hospital-based emergency departments, freestanding emergency departments have increased local market spending on emergency care in three of four states' markets where they have entered,... more
Freestanding emergency departments increase local market spending on emergency care  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
Rather than functioning as substitutes for hospital-based emergency departments, freestanding emergency departments have increased local market spending on emergency care in three of four states' markets where they... more
When a freestanding emergency department comes to town, costs go up  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Rather than functioning as substitutes for hospital-based emergency departments, freestanding emergency departments have increased local market spending on emergency care in three of four states' markets... more
Combination of more hospitalizations and brain pathologies linked to faster cognitive decline  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Older people who experienced more hospitalizations and also had more Alzheimer's pathology in their brain experienced the fastest rates of cognitive decline, according to... more
More brain pathology and hospitalizations associated with faster rate of cognitive decline  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Older people who experienced more hospitalizations and also had more Alzheimer's pathology in their brain experienced the fastest rates of cognitive decline, according to... more
Hospitals Around The World Have A Dire Shortage Of Blood  NPR · 19 hours
The first global analysis of blood supply and demand finds that many developing countries are relying on risky emergency donations. more
Higher air pollution days trigger cardiac arrests and hospitalizations  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
New data released today by King's and UK100, a network of local leaders, shows that hundreds of children and adults are suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrests or being sent to hospital... more
Support coaches for smoother transitions to home care and postoperative recovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
With healthcare being an ever-changing landscape, bundled payments are becoming a more popular option for hospitals since it allows physicians to allocate a set amount of... more
UChicago Medicine installs hands-only CPR kiosk in the Center for Care and Discovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Each year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital, and almost 40% of those occur in public places. more
Unnecessary opioid prescribing after cesarean delivery remains high  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Nearly 90% of women who did not use opioids in the hospital after cesarean delivery were nonetheless discharged with a prescription for opioids, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019... more
Naloxone distribution increases rapidly after availability of kits at Ontario pharmacies  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The distribution of naloxone kits in Ontario increased rapidly after they were made available free of charge through community pharmacies and reached almost 68,000 people in... more
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and IAEA team up to combat childhood cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The International Atomic Energy Agency and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are joining forces to combat childhood cancers in developing countries, where... more
VHA psychiatric units have lower rates of patient safety events than general hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Inpatient psychiatric units at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical centers have lower rates of adverse events and medical errors, compared to psychiatric... more
Suit: Hospital mishandled infection that killed 3 babies  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The parents of a newborn who died in a Pennsylvania hospital's neonatal intensive care unit allege in a lawsuit that hospital officials failed to protect their son from a lethal bacterial infection... more
Study compares costs, outcomes of surgeries at teaching and non-teaching hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
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Researchers to study efficacy of RESHAPE program to reduce stigma of primary care providers  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
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Leading children's hospitals to use multi-year federal grant to scale up genomics research collaboration  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
With a shared vision of accelerating genomic discovery and improving patient outcomes, leaders from Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of... more
‘Fear of falling’: How hospitals do even more harm by keeping patients in bed  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Dorothy Twigg was living on her own, cooking and walking without help until a dizzy spell landed her in the... more
Medstar Washington Hospital Center now offers innovative technology to diagnose lung conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
MedStar Washington Hospital Center became first in the Mid-Atlantic region to offer a new innovation designed to allow physicians to diagnose small peripheral lung... more
UA researcher focuses on preventing health-care-associated infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
On any given day in the United States, about 1 in 31 hospital patients has at least one health-care-associated infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
Indiana hospital system notifying patients after data breach  ABC NEWS · 7 days
A hospital system in northwestern Indiana is informing more than 68,000 patients that their personal information may have been exposed during a data breach earlier this year more
High self-harm rates among detained asylum seekers prompts calls for action  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Rates of self-harm among asylum seekers in detention are more than 200 times the Australian community rates for hospital-treated self-harm, according to new research. more
UH Rainbow awarded $3 million to establish Pediatric Disaster Care Center of Excellence  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response awarded $3 million to University... more
To save rural hospitals, Georgia requires classes for CEOs  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Alarmed by a rash of recent hospital closings, Georgia lawmakers are requiring rural hospital executives to receive training on subjects including financial management and strategic planning more
Home surpasses hospital as the most common place of death for CVD patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Despite their wishes, many patients die in hospitals or other facilities. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death both globally and... more
Live-cell, genetically engineered pig skin used for temporary closure of a burn wound  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Burn specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital announced today they have successfully used live-cell, genetically engineered pig skin (xenograft) for the temporary closure... more
University Hospitals supports HHS' efforts to modernize rules and improve value-based care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
University Hospitals, one of the largest health systems in Northeast Ohio that cares for 1.3 million patients annually, offers the following statement in reaction... more
Researchers develop customized drug treatment to bypass patient’s unique mutation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An unprecedented case at Boston Children's Hospital shows that it's possible to do something that's never been done before: identify a patient's unique mutation, design a customized drug... more
Seminal delirium prevention program for older patients stands poised for major expansion  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A seminal program for preventing delirium (the medical term for abrupt, rapid-onset confusion or altered mental state, affecting millions of older adults annually) and... more
Women being mistreated during childbirth in Ghana, Guinea, Myanmar and Nigeria  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study led by the World Health Organization (WHO), published in The Lancet on October 9, 2019, reveals that women in four poorer countries are... more
The Latest: Trial delayed against California hospital chain  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Opening arguments in antitrust trial against one of California's largest hospital systems delayed due to jury absences more
Fetal gut has more well-developed immune capabilities than previously thought  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Most biology textbooks explain that the fetal immune system is largely undeveloped and that it learns after being exposed to the world at birth. New research from the... more
A Lego-like approach to enhance nature's own ability to attack bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers antibiotic resistance one of the most urgent public health threats, one that affects communities worldwide. The ramifications of... more
A Lego-like approach to improve nature's own ability to kill dangerous bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers antibiotic resistance one of the most urgent public health threats, one that affects communities worldwide. The... more
Nanostructured surfaces can minimize bacterial adhesion  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are one of the main causes of hospital-acquired infections. These pathogens are particularly problematic because they can form highly robust biofilms on both natural and artificial surfaces and are very difficult to remove. more
Irish researchers choose Shimmer's Verisense technology to study fatigue in breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Shimmer Research, a global leader in wearable technology for research applications, today announced that a team of researchers from Letterkenny Institute of... more
California hospital chain going to court over high prices  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
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VCU Health will halt patient lawsuits, boost aid in wake of KHN investigation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
VCU Health, the major Richmond medical system that includes the state's largest teaching hospital, said it will no longer file lawsuits against... more
β-blockers could regenerate infant heart muscle, mitigate effects of congenital heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Surgery can mend congenital heart defects shortly after birth, but those babies will carry a higher risk of heart failure throughout the rest of... more
Most CVD patients die at home than at any other location  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Despite their wishes, many patients die in hospitals or other facilities. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death both globally and in the U.S.,... more
Melatonin may not help prevent delirium following major cardiac surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Delirium is observed in approximately 15% of hospitalized older adults, and it is more common in the critically ill and in those undergoing major surgery, such as heart... more
McLean Hospital receives grant through NIH HEAL Initiative to address national opioid crisis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As part of its efforts to reverse the opioid crisis that continues to grip the nation, the National Institutes of Health has... more
Hong Kong's undercover medics reveal hidden toll of protests  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An underground medical network is treating injured protesters in Hong Kong who fear arrest if they go to government hospitals, underscoring the level of fear and indicating the injury toll... more
Peripherally inserted central catheters associated with serious allergic reactions in patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) that use a magnetized tip to guide insertion were associated with serious allergic reactions in patients, according to a study published... more
'Housing First' model significantly reduces homelessness over the long term, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The longest running study of its kind on the "Housing First" model has found that it significantly reduces homelessness over the long term compared... more
Antipsychotic use associated with higher accumulation of hospital days in Alzheimer's patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
People with Alzheimer's disease who used antipsychotic drugs had a higher number of accumulated hospital days than people with Alzheimer's disease who did not... more
Cincinnati Children's receives NIH grant renewal for collaborative research into eosinophilic disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has received a 5-year, $7.57 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health to continue leading a consortium... more
Hospital where 3 preemies died seeking source of bacteria  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Officials say a Pennsylvania hospital is trying to determine the source of a waterborne germ that appears to have infected at least eight infants in the neonatal intensive care unit more
Osaka University Hospital begins clinical research for prostate cancer diagnosis using PET imaging  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Osaka University Hospital began Japan's first clinical research for diagnosis of prostate cancer using PET (positron emission tomography) scan results in September... more
Coordinated care model leads to decreases in unscheduled, preventable hospitalizations  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Oregon Medicaid enrollees are less likely to make unscheduled trips to the hospital following the implementation of the state's accountable-care model, new research shows. more
Human Skull Dimensions Follow Golden Ratio: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The Golden ratio principle is present in the architecture and evolution of the human skull, suggests a new study by researchers from... more
Hospital: 3 infants dead after bacterial infection  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A Pennsylvania hospital is transferring some infants after a bacterial infection in its neonatal intensive care unit that affected eight newborns, three of whom have died more
Chinese activists protest the use of traditional treatments—they want medical science  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the West, the number of people challenging scientific authority has been growing in past decades. This has, among other things, led to a decline in... more
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital earns Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center certification  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is one of only two Michigan hospitals to earn a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that... more
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Multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disorder, is known to be driven by "helper" T cells, white blood cells that mount an inflammatory attack on the... more
Major global health initiative could save hundreds of thousands of babies in Africa  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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New technology helps providers implement AAP's updated ADHD guidelines  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A web-based technology that helps pediatricians, parents and educators improve the quality of care for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is being offered for free to pediatric primary care practices nationwide by Cincinnati... more
Preventing hypoglycaemia in diabetic patients could dramatically reduce hospital stays  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Preventing in-patients with diabetes from developing hypoglycaemia could dramatically reduce the length of time they spend in hospital - according to new research from the University of East... more
Hypoglycaemia prevention could cut hospital stays  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research shows that preventing in-patients with diabetes from developing hypoglycaemia could dramatically reduce the length of time they spend in hospital, and reduce mortality rates. more
Cheap, quick test identifies pneumonia patients at risk of respiratory failure or sepsis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have now identified specific fragments of genetic material that play a role in the development of respiratory failure and sepsis in... more
Study examines daily distribution of drugs at major U.S. children's hospital  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Too many hospitals provide medications according to the practicalities of their staffing schedules rather than the ideal dosing times for their patients, according to a new... more
Vitamin C therapy linked to better survival rates after sepsis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research suggests that patients with sepsis and septic lung injury could have a better chance of survival and recover more quickly when treated with vitamin C infusions.... more
Brazilian researchers identify new species of parasite in fatal case of visceral leishmaniasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Brazilian researchers believe they have identified in patients treated at the University Hospital (HU) in Aracaju, state of Sergipe, a new species... more
New round of Medicare readmission penalties hits 2,583 hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Medicare cut payments to 2,583 hospitals Tuesday, continuing the Affordable Care Act's eight-year campaign to financially pressure hospitals into reducing the number of patients who return for a second stay... more
Deaths from heavy monsoon rise to nearly 140 in eastern India  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The death toll in eastern India from torrential late monsoon rains has risen to nearly 140, officials said Tuesday as hospitals and schools were inundated with... more
New data science method explores citizens’ access to hospitals, walk-in health clinics  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
UBC researchers have developed a data science method that analyzes how easily citizens can access hospitals and walk-in health clinics - and it's a... more
VCU awarded federal grant to lead study of traumatic brain injuries in military personnel  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Virginia Commonwealth University has been awarded a $50 million federal grant to oversee a national research consortium of universities, hospitals... more
16 Indianapolis students mistakenly injected with insulin  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
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Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, opened its newest full-service hospital. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Buda, the System's first... more
Kingston University’s award-winning rehabilitation program receives national recognition  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An award-winning programme created by a Kingston University, London and St George's, University of London professor to help people with chronic hip and knee pain has received national recognition - after cutting... more
Medical News Today: Hospital data breaches could lead to identity theft, financial fraud  MNT · 3 weeks
New research looks at what kind of personal information gets leaked in the majority of hospital data breaches, and at some of... more
Study finds increasing risk of heart valve infections in hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
People with heart disease or defective or artificial heart valves are at increased risk of developing a potentially deadly valve infection. more
Your energy-efficient washing machine could be harboring pathogens  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
For the first time ever, investigators have identified a washing machine as a reservoir of multidrug-resistant pathogens. The pathogens, a single clone of Klebsiella oxytoca, were transmitted repeatedly to newborns in a... more
Washing machine could be a reservoir of multidrug-resistant pathogens  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
For the first time ever, investigators have identified a washing machine as a reservoir of multidrug-resistant pathogens. The pathogens, a single clone of Klebsiella oxytoca, were transmitted repeatedly to newborns... more
Stem cells lost in freezer malfunction: hospital apologizes and offers full support  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Los Angeles hospital has apologized and offered full support after stem cells perish in fridge malfunction. more
Researchers identify genetic variants related to starting point of Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona, Hospital Clínic and the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute have identified a group... more
Lumpectomy is less invasive surgery and requires no hospitalization, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
It is well established that breast conservation, which involves the removal of a breast cancer along with a small rim of normal breast tissue around it... more
Study: Universal screening tool for autism is less accurate than shown in previous studies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In the first large, real-world study of universal screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in toddlers, researchers at Children's Hospital... more
Study shows miRNAs in semen as non-invasive biomarkers for prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers of the Human Molecular Genetics group at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, led by Dr. Sara Larriba, in collaboration with Dr. Francesc Vigués and Dr.... more
For hospitalized patients with fungal infections, specialists save lives  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Fungal bloodstream infections are responsible for the deaths of more than 10,000 people every year. New research shows that the death rate can be reduced by 20% if infectious disease... more
Meet the health officials who alerted the world to the alarming vaping illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Dr. Lynn D'Andrea knew something was amiss when three teenagers with similar mysterious, dangerous lung injuries came into the Children's Hospital of... more
New study can benefit children facing developmental challenges  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In a first-of-its-kind study, Children's Hospital Los Angeles researchers piece together a road map of typical brain development in children during a critical window of maturation. more
Study: Infectious disease specialists can reduce mortality rate in hospitalized patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Bloodstream infections caused by the fungus Candida are among the most common and deadly infections in hospitals, with 25,000 such cases seen annually in the U.S.... more
New studies highlight relationship between air pollution and mental health in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Three new studies by scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Cincinnati, highlight the relationship between... more
Large-scale enhanced recovery program after bariatric surgery improves patient outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A large-scale implementation of a protocol to improve recovery of patients after weight-loss operations was found to reduce rates of extended hospitalization by almost half at 36 participating... more
Study identifies factor essential for tendon growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) is essential for allowing tendons to adapt to physical activity and grow properly, according to basic science research by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery. more
Large-scale enhanced recovery program improves outcomes for bariatric surgery patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A large-scale implementation of a protocol to improve recovery of patients after weight-loss operations was found to reduce rates of extended hospitalization by almost half at 36 participating... more
Using 'Trojan horse' strategy to kill deadly antibiotic-resistant pathogens  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a dangerous bacterium that causes infections in hospital settings and in people with weakened immune systems. more
New research uncovers specific data leaked through hospital breaches  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
When hospitals are hacked, the public hears about the number of victims – but not what information the cybercriminals stole. more
Here's the kind of data hackers get about you from hospitals  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
New research has uncovered the specific data leaked through hospital breaches, sounding alarm bells for nearly 170 million people. more
NHS: Old-fashioned decor to help patients with dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
As more elderly patients with dementia are increasingly making use of hospital care, the NHS is responding in a kinder, gentler manner by changing its wards into places that evoke the décor... more
Mayo Clinic wins top award again for high-quality patient care  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Three Mayo Clinic hospitals have received the Vizient 2019 Bernard A. Birnbaum, M.D., Quality Leadership Award for high-quality patient care. more
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