Hospital News

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7/19/2017
Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study

Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

7/18/2017
Reducing Repeat Hospitalizations Doesn't Harm Patients: Study

Obamacare guidelines may mean better follow-up after discharge, researchers suggest

7/13/2017
Study Spots Cause of Global Outbreak of Infections Tied to Heart Surgeries

Bacteria traced to heating-cooling units used on operating rooms caused cases in multiple countries

7/6/2017
Blood Shortage Prompts Call for Donations

American Red Cross says declines seen in summer leading to dangerously low supply

6/21/2017
Opioid-Linked Hospitalizations Rising Fastest for Women: Study

U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females vs. 55 percent for males over a decade, study finds

6/19/2017
Why Patients Leave the Hospital Against Doctor's Orders

It's a growing problem, and patient age and insurance status is often key to this unhealthy decision, study finds

6/19/2017
Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER

It's a safe alternative to addictive opioid pain relievers, Australian researchers say

6/16/2017
Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized

Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in-patient psychiatric care

6/15/2017
U.S. Hospitals Still Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics: Study

1 in 5 patients experiences side effects from the drugs, which often aren't necessary

6/14/2017
Hospitals Get Good News About Fighting Staph Infections

Resistance to key antibiotic treatments decreased -- a rarity, experts say

6/9/2017
Depression Can Slow Hospital Patients' Recovery: Study

Screening for the mood disorder is important for successful healing, psychiatrist says

6/7/2017
Teen Boys Treated for Assault Often Want Mental Health Care, Too

Support can help adolescents recover and get back to school, researcher says

6/6/2017
Legionnaires' Hiding in Hospital, Nursing Home Plumbing Systems: CDC

Effective water management, sanitation programs can reduce the risk of exposure to this deadly bacteria

6/2/2017
Overcharging Common in U.S. Emergency Rooms

Minorities and uninsured are most often victims of 'price gouging', study contends

6/1/2017
Advocating for a Loved One

The many facets of caregiving

5/30/2017
Costs of ER Treatments a Mystery to Many Docs

Just 4 in 10 could accurately estimate charges for patients, study finds

5/28/2017
5 Essential Tips for Hospital Patients and Their Visitors

Start by keeping hands clean, health experts say

5/25/2017
Hospitals Vary in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort or Hospice Care

Study found doctors more apt to suggest it sooner for older, white, female and uninsured patients

5/24/2017
Can Tracking Germs in One Hospital Make All Hospitals Safer?

Study mapped history of bacteria, viruses and fungi to understand how diseases spread among patients

5/24/2017
Death Rate Drops for Americans Hospitalized With COPD

Better technology may help patients survive complications of the respiratory disease, researchers say

5/24/2017
Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection

Study finds faster treatment leads to lower risk of dying from sepsis

5/23/2017
At Major Teaching Hospitals, Lower Death Rates

Researchers assess 30-day survival for older patients

5/22/2017
Overcrowded ERs Risky for Some Seriously Ill Patients

People with sepsis had to wait almost an extra hour for antibiotics in busy hospitals, study finds

5/19/2017
ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices

States should limit the number of days these drugs can be given, study suggests

5/17/2017
Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist

They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

5/17/2017
Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care

Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was younger

5/16/2017
For Inflamed Pancreas, Eating Right Away May Be Best Medicine

Contrary to long-held belief, it does not seem to worsen infection, researchers report

5/16/2017
Odds for C-Section May Depend on Hospital

Consumer Reports finds rates vary from 7 to 64 percent across U.S.

5/12/2017
Ransom-Seeking Hackers Targeting Hospital Data

Medical information a vulnerable target for those planning 'ransomware' attacks, doctor warns

5/12/2017
Blood Vessel-Clearing Procedure Riskier on Weekends: Study

Though low overall, the odds of dying are doubled if angioplasty is done on Saturday or Sunday

5/10/2017
Heart Failure Patients Do Better When Sticking With Same Hospital

Continuity of care may be more important than speedy treatment, researchers say

5/10/2017
Body Cooling May Help Brain After Cardiac Arrest

Ask if your loved one qualifies, new guideline suggests

5/8/2017
Hear This! Keep Cotton Swabs Out of Kids' Ears

An estimated 12,500 U.S. children are injured every year after cleaning mishaps, researchers say

5/8/2017
Not All Hospitals Equal When It Comes to Pancreatic Cancer Care

Academic medical centers that perform more tumor surgeries had better patient outcomes, study found

5/2/2017
Half of U.S. Docs Get Payments From Drug, Device Industries: Study

At the high end, these include stock options and research fees; at the low end, pizzas

4/24/2017
Most Patients Not Shy About Revealing Sexual Orientation

This information is important and people feel it's relevant to their health, researchers report

4/24/2017
Travelers Bring Malaria Back to U.S., With High Costs

Study finds it leads to more hospitalizations than other travel-related illnesses

4/21/2017
When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency

Instead of shots, some ERs are giving patients medicine through the nostrils, researchers say

4/21/2017
Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care

As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say

4/19/2017
Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs

Bigger, more powerful machines seem to cause more severe traumas, researchers report

4/13/2017
New Meds Make Inroads Against Crohn's Disease

Study finds fewer patients now end up in hospital as drugs keep illness at bay

4/11/2017
Nurse! What's Taking So Long?

Study at a children's hospital evaluates response time to bedside alarms

4/10/2017
More Younger Americans Are Suffering Strokes: Study

Researchers cite rise in blood pressure and diabetes, but one specialist questions the findings

4/6/2017
Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors

Danger is greatest for people in areas where extreme rain shortages are uncommon, researchers find

3/23/2017
Fewer Patients Die During Hospital Inspection Weeks: Study

Slight differences in death rates were possibly due to increased vigilance by staff, researcher suggests

3/21/2017
Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Hospitals Nearly $7 Billion Over 9 Years

Total price tag may be much higher, research suggests

3/20/2017
Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes

Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

3/14/2017
'No One Dies Alone' Program Offers Comfort at Life's End

For patients without loved ones, volunteers fill in when death approaches

3/13/2017
Higher Spending by Docs May Not Buy Better Health

No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments, study finds

3/8/2017
Winter a Chilling Time for Heart Failure Patients

Studies found hospitalizations, deaths among these patients highest during that season