Hospital News

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1/7/2014
Labeling Food With 'Stop' or 'Go' Colors Might Spur Healthier Diet

Cafeteria items marked green for healthy or red for junk food led to shift in buying habits, study found

1/4/2014
No Harm Done From 'Scoop and Run' Police Transport Policy: Study

Survival of gunshot, stabbing victims similar whether they're moved by police or EMS

1/2/2014
Medicaid Use May Boost ER Visits, Study in Oregon Suggests

Expansion of public insurance plan unlikely to reduce urgent care, researchers say

12/19/2013
Old-Age Specialists May Boost Recovery Among Injured Seniors

Consultation with geriatrician in hospital linked with greater return to independence in study

12/11/2013
Dangerous Bacteria Can Lurk Inside Nose, Study Finds

People who carry staph can transmit life-threatening infections in hospital setting

12/9/2013
Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts

Either safety straps aren't working or adults don't use them properly, researchers say

12/8/2013
Study Challenges Myths About Frequent ER Users

They're likely to have chronic health conditions, rather than mental illness or substance abuse, authors say

12/4/2013
Morphine, Blood Thinner Plavix a Bad Mix for Heart Attack Victims: Study

Painkiller appeared to slow, diminish anti-clotting effect of heart drug

12/3/2013
Drug Abuse By Young Anesthesiologists Is Rare But Sometimes Deadly

Study finds rates approached 1 percent during doctors' training program

11/25/2013
Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study

Survival odds increase with early administration of drugs such as oseltamivir, researchers say

11/20/2013
Higher Spending on Poor Leg Circulation May Not Pay Off

Amputation rate for peripheral artery disease was similar despite wide variance in treatment costs between regions

11/19/2013
Women More Likely to Die in Hospital After Heart Attack

And white men more likely than women to undergo procedures to open up blocked arteries, study finds

11/18/2013
Program Helps Heart Patients Stick With Meds After Leaving Hospital

Study found more took their pills as directed if they got personal attention from a pharmacist, reminders

11/18/2013
Transfusions During Hospital Transport May Help Trauma Patients Survive

Study compared short-term survival in severely injured patients

11/13/2013
Even Non-Surgical Hospital Patients Often Get Powerful Narcotics: Study

Researchers looked at more than 1 million U.S. admissions

11/12/2013
Soaring Prices, Not Demand, Behind Massive Hike in U.S. Health Spending

Major survey of U.S. health care trends yields surprises

11/8/2013
Non-Delivery Hospital Stay May Raise Clot Risk During Pregnancy

Risk remained for 28 days after discharge; highest when hospitalization was for 3 or more days, study suggests

11/7/2013
Adjust the Lights, Hold the Morphine?

Closer-to-normal lighting in hospital patient rooms linked to less pain in study

11/6/2013
Hospital Stay May Improve When Doctor Takes Time to Connect

When patients know a little bit about their caregiver, they report more satisfaction with their care

11/5/2013
Tired Surgeons May Not Be Error-Prone

Study compared gallbladder surgery results for same doctors with and without enough sleep

11/4/2013
Hospital Costs From Gun Injuries Topped $16B Over 9 Years

U.S. study found many victims were young, male, black, uninsured

10/30/2013
Thyroid Levels of Older Hospital Patients May Be Linked to Survival

Low levels reflect weakness, increased vulnerability, study finds

10/29/2013
Medical Interns May Need to Brush Up on Bedside Manners

Study found courtesy gaps in their conversations with patients

10/29/2013
Breast Cancer Diagnosed at Later Stage in Rural Patients: Study

These women also more likely to undergo a mastectomy, researchers say

10/28/2013
Childhood Gun Injuries, Deaths on Rise in U.S., Study Finds

Researchers find link between firearms in the home and gunshot wounds among kids

10/28/2013
Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds

Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says

10/28/2013
Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Up Among Hospitalized Kids: Study

More cases seen of children affected by musculoskeletal MRSA

10/23/2013
New Research May Help Spare Patients 'Accidental Awareness' During Surgery

Study found certain type of brain activity signals the brain has gone 'to sleep'

10/23/2013
Seniors With Serious Injuries Often Don't Receive Specialized Care

Elderly patients treated in regular emergency rooms have higher mortality rates after release

10/18/2013
Urinary Tract Infection Often Puts Older Men in Hospital

Pinpointing high-risk patients could improve treatment, save health care dollars, researchers say

10/18/2013
When Buying Insurance on the Exchanges, It Helps to Have Help

New online marketplaces don't do enough to let consumers weigh their options, experts say

10/17/2013
Nosebleeds Common But Seldom Serious, Study Finds

Most patients hospitalized for heavy bleeds need only minor treatment

10/17/2013
Surgical Implements Too Often Left Behind in Patients: Report

Breakdowns in surgical team communication often at fault, watchdog group says

10/14/2013
Nonprofit Hospital CEOs Earn $600K on Average: Report

Patient satisfaction, more than quality of care, appears to determine income, study suggests

10/14/2013
Bullet Wounds Kill 8 Percent of U.S. Kids Treated at ERs

That's a higher level of serious injury and death than any other cause, even car accidents, study finds

10/11/2013
Poultry Plants Linked to Salmonella Outbreak to Remain Open: USDA

Owner has made 'immediate substantive changes to slaughter and processing,' agency says

10/10/2013
History of Falls Linked to Post-Surgery Complications in Seniors

Researcher suggests improving 'preoperative risk assessment'

10/9/2013
Antibiotic Resistance Ups Salmonella Hospitalizations: CDC

Furloughed agency workers called back to aid investigation into California chicken farm

10/9/2013
Efforts to Improve Intensive-Care Outcomes Produce Mixed Results

Studies found statins, different IV fluids made little difference, but beta blocker may protect heart during severe septic shock

10/7/2013
ICU Gloves, Gowns Might Reduce MRSA Infection, Study Says

Review of health care workers showed drop in 'superbug' spread

10/2/2013
Long Periods of Delirium in ICU May Raise Risk of Mental Impairment

Study found these patients suffered problems similar to those seen with brain injuries, early Alzheimer's

10/2/2013
Surgical Complications Greater for Minority Seniors: Study

Researchers say pre-existing medical conditions make a difference

9/30/2013
Many More Kids Visiting ER for Sports Concussions, Study Finds

Better awareness of traumatic brain injury may be reason, experts say

9/26/2013
Risks for Kidney Donors Decline, Study Finds

Post-donation hospital stays are shorter too

9/26/2013
Severe Blood Infections During Childbirth on Rise in U.S. Women

Sepsis-related deaths also increased sharply over decade, researchers say

9/25/2013
Bacterial Infection's Spread Occurs Beyond Health Care Settings: Study

Review of C. difficile suggests most transmission takes place outside of hospitals, nursing homes

9/24/2013
New Tool May Help Identify Deadly Brain Bleed

Goal is to help ER doctors make accurate diagnosis

9/23/2013
'Superbug' MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping in Children: CDC

While overall rates still low for kids, study finds infants and black children face higher risk

9/20/2013
Mental State Influences Readmission After Heart Failure Treatment, Study Says

Memory problems, use of antidepressant linked to early hospital return

9/20/2013
Overlooked Delirium Worsens Hospital Course for People With Dementia

Study found these patients declined mentally and physically