Grilled About Deadly Superbug Outbreaks, Execs At Scope Maker Olympus Take Fifth

Dec 19, 2016 at 10:33 pm by Staff

By Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News Three senior executives at scope maker Olympus Corp., which is under federal investigation for its role in superbug outbreaks, repeatedly in.... Read More

After-Hours ER Care May Come With A Doctor's Surcharge

Dec 18, 2016 at 01:13 am by Staff

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News If an emergency department is open 24 hours a day, why would patients be charged extra for coming in "after hours"? Good question, say e.... Read More

The Throwaway Scope: A Way To Ditch Superbugs?

Dec 18, 2016 at 01:04 am by Staff

By Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News In response to a series of superbug outbreaks around the country, some doctors and hospitals are trying out disposable scopes to combat the.... Read More

The Power of the Patient

Dec 14, 2016 at 10:43 am by Staff

By ELAINE VAIL In the not-so-distant past, patients looked to their doctors and healthcare professionals as experts. There were rarely, if ever, questions like, "How much w.... Read More

Good Nutrition is a Good Prescription

Dec 07, 2016 at 08:48 pm by Staff

As we are becoming a more health conscious society everyone wants to know what is really in their food, and what does "organic" really means. One way to be certain of what is.... Read More

Environmental Services: It Makes a Difference

Dec 05, 2016 at 11:12 pm by Staff

Dominick Clayton and Odessa Betancourt Why is choosing the right environmental services company so important? Cleanliness is just not a luxury in the medical field. Medical fa.... Read More

Dementia Rates Decline Sharply Among Seniors

Nov 22, 2016 at 10:18 pm by Staff

Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News A new study finds that the prevalence of dementia has fallen sharply in recent years, most likely as a result of Americans' rising educational lev.... Read More

Deadly Superbug Linked To Four Deaths In The U.S.

Nov 07, 2016 at 11:46 pm by Staff

Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News A deadly new drug-resistant fungus has been linked to the deaths of four hospital patients in the U.S., according to a report released Friday from.... Read More

Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: Diagnosis, Management and Treatment

Nov 06, 2016 at 05:36 pm by Staff

By SRINIVAS SEELA, MD Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) is a digestive condition that occurs when the duodenum is compressed between two arteries (the aorta and the s.... Read More

Researchers Unlock Mystery Of How Zika Spreads In Human Cells

Oct 20, 2016 at 08:15 pm by Staff

Rachel Bluth Kaiser Health News Researchers have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how the Zika virus spreads in human cells and neutralizes the body's defenses. A study by.... Read More

Play, Autism, and The PLAY Project

Oct 20, 2016 at 08:01 pm by Staff

By Rick Solomon, MD Just today in the New York Times there was an opinion piece by Paul Tough entitled To Help Children, Coach Their Parents about research on young children.... Read More

Are Blues' Plans Benefitting Unfairly From Program To Offset Cost Of Sicker Patients?

Oct 18, 2016 at 10:40 pm by Staff

Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News Some health insurers say they're paying too much to rival Blue Cross Blue Shield plans under a key pillar of the federal health law designed to.... Read More

The Importance of Preparation for Organized Wound Care

Oct 12, 2016 at 10:25 am by Staff

By DOT WEIR, RN, CWON, CWS The specialty of wound management is one that the average lay person is not going to know even exists. Beginning as a young child, we expect that.... Read More

Got Zika? For Pregnant Women, Lab Constraints Mean It's Often Hard To Know

Oct 11, 2016 at 07:54 pm by Staff

Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Houston-based Legacy Community Health Services, a federally qualified health center, is trying hard to fight the Zika virus. It's screening p.... Read More

Early Lung Cancer Detection May Save Lives

Oct 02, 2016 at 05:02 pm by Staff

Rebecca Desir, MPH Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States. The five-year survival rate for lung cancer patients is a d.... Read More

Large Danish Study Links Contraceptive Use To Risk Of Depression

Sep 28, 2016 at 10:57 pm by Staff

Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Kaiser Health News Aside from pesky side effects like nausea and headaches, hormonal contraceptives are generally considered quite safe and effectiv.... Read More

In Battle Against Zika, Researchers Seek Foolproof Test For Infection

Sep 20, 2016 at 10:38 pm by Staff

John Pope Kaiser Health News NEW ORLEANS -- The Zika virus has struck fear throughout the Americas, but determining whether people have been infected can be difficult. Here's.... Read More

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Advances Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Sep 14, 2016 at 05:05 pm by Staff

After more than 10 years of clinical trials, the Food and Drug Administration last fall approved the use of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to treat prostate cancer..... Read More

GuideWell's Take on Cancer and the Conference Experience

Sep 14, 2016 at 04:29 pm by Staff

By BETH RUDLOFF - Healthcare Executive in Residence for Health Innovators and COO Emeritus of UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health Late August, GuideWell's Innovation Cent.... Read More

CDC Deploys New Rapid Response Teams To Fight Zika

Sep 14, 2016 at 12:23 pm by Staff

Virginia Anderson Kaiser Health News ATLANTA -- It was a call that public health officials were dreading, but for which they had prepared. An elderly man in Salt Lake City die.... Read More

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