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Can Health Care Be Cured Of Racial Bias? A growing body of research suggests that doctors' racial biases and other prejudices continue to affect the care patients received. Medical educators say self-awareness is an important first step.
'Lung In A Box' Keeps Organs Breathing Before Transplants For decades, doctors have transported donor organs chilled on ice in a plain old cooler. But a company is trying to come up with a better way to carry the lifesaving organs. The experimental machines keep hearts beating and lungs moving outside the body.
A Tale of Two Drugs Today’s medicines can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. The story of how two companies set prices for their costly new drugs suggests that the way we determine the value of such treatments will help decide the future of our health-care system.
Healthcare Source: Technology Review
Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013, 11:36am Rating: | Views: 283 | Comments: 0
Treatments of physical and mental health are coming together Physicians and therapists traditionally haven't collaborated much when treating the same patient, but the federal healthcare law is spurring a change.Many days, the sheer weight of Iszurette Hunter's clinical depression becomes more than she can lift. She clings to her bed in her South Los Angeles home. Important obligations slide away, including keeping appointments with doctors who are trying to control her asthma and high blood pressure.
Health Source: L.A. Times
Monday, Jun 10, 2013, 8:04am Rating: | Views: 113 | Comments: 0
Healthcare Source: Stanford University Medical Center
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013, 11:45am Rating: | Views: 426 | Comments: 0
Study finds copper reduces 58 percent of healthcare-acquired infections New research has revealed that the use of Antimicrobial Copper surfaces in hospital rooms can reduce the number of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) by 58% as compared to patients treated in Intensive Care Units with non-copper touch surfaces. In the United States, 1 out of every 20 hospital patients develops an HAI, resulting in an estimated 100,000 deaths per ye
Healthcare Source: Kellen Communications - NY
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013, 4:30pm Rating: | Views: 65665 | Comments: 5
What you eat before surgery may affect your recovery According to a new study, the last few meals before surgery might make a difference in recovery after surgery. Fat tissue is one of the most dominant components that make up the body, and fat tissue is always traumatized during major surgery.
Healthcare Source: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Friday, Mar 22, 2013, 12:30pm Rating: | Views: 527 | Comments: 0