Hospital News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/19/2006
Breast-Feeding Eases Baby's Pain During Tests

It may prove useful during newborn needle-stick blood screens

7/12/2006
Adding New Hospital Beds Speeds Ambulance Times

It will also raise new revenue for the hospital, study finds

7/10/2006
Performance Measures May Lead to Overuse of Antibiotics

One in five elderly patients gets the drugs before pneumonia diagnosis, study suggests

7/10/2006
Fish Oil Fat Could Shield IV-Dependent Infants

It helps them avoid liver damage linked to this type of nutrition, researchers say

7/5/2006
Hospital Ratings Don't Fully Reflect Patient Outcomes

Specific interventions help, but don't explain variations in heart attack survival, researchers say

6/26/2006
Women's Heart Care Varies Widely By Hospital

New survey finds a 40% difference between best, poorest performers

6/20/2006
Most Lung Disease Patients Don't Get 'Ideal' Care

Study shows only 33% with COPD got 'ideal' treatment

6/15/2006
Topical Antiseptic Cuts Chances of Pneumonia

Study shows a decrease of 65% in patients on ventilators

6/14/2006
U.S. Emergency Medicine on the Critical List

Three reports find the system barely coping day-to-day

6/9/2006
Repeat Corticosteroids in Pregnancy Cuts Preemie Illness

Study shows a benefit, but experts remain cautious

6/6/2006
Special Care Keeps Nursing Home Residents Out of Hospital

Canadian program, focusing on pneumonia, could save U.S. millions, study says

6/2/2006
Doctors, Patients Take Different View on Tough Medical Choices

But both perspectives are necessary and valuable, study shows

5/25/2006
Computer System Could Alert Docs to Domestic Abuse

Women who checked off specific categories could then be assessed, experts say

5/23/2006
New Guidelines Focus on Preventing Chemo's Side Effects

Antiemetic drugs can prevent nausea, vomiting, experts say

5/22/2006
Common Painkillers Linked to Increased Admissions for Heart Failure

Older patients taking NSAIDs showed a 30% higher risk, U.K. study finds

5/22/2006
Study Shows Best Treatment for Lung Injury Patients

Less fluid, a shorter catheter improve results for acute respiratory distress syndrome

5/17/2006
Newborn Hearing Tests Keep Kids' Language Skills on Track

Screening spots problems early, so they can be overcome, study finds

5/17/2006
New Antibiotic Could Battle Hospital Infections

Compound found in South African soil disabled antibiotic-resistant staph germ

5/17/2006
Weight-Loss Surgeries Safe at Teaching Hospitals

Academic medical centers have less than a 1 percent post-surgery death rate, study finds

5/12/2006
Well-Rested Docs Mean Better Care For Patients

Shortening resident physicians' hours improves hospital care, study finds

5/11/2006
Statin Drugs Help Heart Patients Survive

Giving the cholesterol-busters to cardiac patients saves lives, study suggests

5/10/2006
Experts Point to Best Centers for Heart Attack Care

Hospitals that adhere to guidelines boost patient outcomes

5/9/2006
Women Benefiting Less From Improved Heart Disease Care

Cardiovascular death rate falling faster for men, study shows

5/9/2006
U.S. Hospital Bill for Alcohol Abuse: $2 Billion

Study finds 210,000 Americans received care in 2003 linked to problem drinking

5/8/2006
Lesson From Katrina: Fighting for the Tiniest Survivors

As floodwaters rose, medical staffs performed small miracles to keep preemies alive

5/8/2006
Computerized Drug Dosing Protects Young Patients

It adjusts for their age, size and metabolism, experts say

5/8/2006
Lesson From Katrina: A Crippled Health-Care System

Barely enough doctors left to care for survivors in New Orleans, those remaining say

5/6/2006
Protecting Your Medical Privacy

A federal law, called HIPAA, is designed to safeguard patient rights

5/5/2006
Radiation Dose During Routine Scans Could Be Lowered

Study finds a much smaller dose also brings good results

5/5/2006
Nurses Give Surgeons Poor Grades on Teamwork in OR

Study suggests culture of intimidation might jeopardize patient safety

5/3/2006
Hospital Computer Keyboards May Spread Danger

They're a reservoir for bacteria that staff could pass to patients, study finds

5/2/2006
Most U.S. Hospital ERs Lack Specialists

Too many are being asked to work for little or no pay, experts say

5/1/2006
Repeat After Me: Simple Change Cuts Medical Errors

Having doctor's orders repeated back ensures patient safety, study finds

4/25/2006
Survival Rises When Hospitals Heed All Heart Attack Guidelines

But one out of four hospitals aren't adhering completely, study finds

4/24/2006
Blood Protein Spots ICU Patients at Risk

C-reactive protein pinpoints those most vulnerable to infection, researchers say

4/19/2006
Cases of 'Wrong-Site Surgery' Are Rare

Such mistakes happen at rate of one in 113,000 operations, study finds

4/18/2006
Sexism Keeping Women From Surgical Careers

Many are turned off by the O.R.'s 'male culture,' study finds

4/14/2006
Shopping for a Doctor or Hospital? Try the Internet

Increasingly, Web tools will help consumers compare prices and quality

4/3/2006
U.S. Hospital Medical Errors Keep Rising: Report

Safety incidents linked to these mistakes topped 1.2 million by 2004

3/31/2006
Making the Hospital a More Kid-Friendly Place

From stuffed animals to playing doctor, program seeks to remove the fear factor

3/30/2006
System Keeps Scan Results From Going Astray

Lost or misdirected MRI, CT scans can have devastating consequences for patients

3/29/2006
Pneumonia Vaccine Saving Lives

Study finds big drop in infection-linked death in hospitalized patients

3/29/2006
Guided Imagery Helps Children Facing Surgery

The technique eases anxiety and lessens pain, study says

3/21/2006
Billing Records Help Assess Care for Heart Patients

The best hospitals produce the best results, study finds

3/14/2006
Test to Predict Heart-Attack Risk Underused

Younger, healthier patients who would benefit don't get the exam, study says

3/13/2006
Women, Minorities Less Likely to Get Best Heart Attack Care

White male patients are most often transferred to high-quality medical centers, study finds

3/7/2006
No Pending Physician Shortage: Study

Better use of existing doctors will meet nation's needs

3/6/2006
Community-Acquired Staph Infections Pose Growing Threat

Many Americans carry the germ that is becoming resistant to antibiotics

3/6/2006
Pediatric End-of-Life Care Lacking

Parents recommend six areas of importance, reports study

3/1/2006
Antibiotic Can Cause Life-Threatening Blood Sugar Problems for Older Patients

Despite new label warning, researchers think Tequin shouldn't be prescribed at all