Hospital News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/26/2003
New Therapy Helps Preemies' Lungs

Nitric oxide cuts death and risk of chronic lung disease

11/25/2003
Experience Counts with Risky Surgery

Study finds death rates much lower at high-volume hospitals

11/24/2003
Statins More Effective When Begun in Hospital

Patients given them during treatment likelier to stay on them

11/19/2003
Doctors Can Predict Heart Failure Death

Study stratifies risk depending on other factors

11/18/2003
Tracking of Medication Errors Rising

Report finds elderly most at risk in hospitals

11/14/2003
Studies Urge Soothing Pain in Babies

Preemies often don't get drugs they need to ease it

11/12/2003
Jump in Heart Attacks Seen After 9/11

New York City hospital had increase in patients for two months following terrorist attacks

11/11/2003
Wee Hours Deadliest for Heart Attacks in Hospital

Survival lowest during overnight hours, study shows.

11/5/2003
Palliative Care at a Palatable Cost

Specialty hospital units offer better, more affordable care for terminally ill

11/3/2003
Emergency Room Etiquette

Bring your medications with you

10/16/2003
Getting the Best Odds for Vascular Surgery

Hospital experience important, surgeon's experience more so

10/7/2003
Hospital Injuries Kill 32,000 in U.S. Each Year

Many of the errors are likely preventable, experts say

10/7/2003
Is Medical Malpractice Academic?

Where a doctor attended school may predict future suits

9/23/2003
Patient Safety Tied to Nurses' Education

The more schooling, the better, a study finds

9/18/2003
Music Soothes the Pain of Labor

Researchers find calming tunes reduce stress of childbirth

9/17/2003
When to End Life Support Not Set in Stone

'Patient-centered' movement taking hold in ICUs

8/20/2003
Which Hospital Is Best for Heart Attack Victims?

Danish study favors major centers for angioplasty

8/13/2003
Study Finds Shallow Pool of Organ Donors

Only half of brain-dead people provide organs

7/30/2003
Keeping a Tight Rein on Deadly Diseases

Stringent infection-control measures best way to fight spread, study finds

7/23/2003
Preventive Blood Clot Therapy Underused

Studies find hospitals don't use low-cost measures in high-risk patients

7/8/2003
Conjoined Twins Die in Risky Surgery

Experts debate whether it will be tried on other adults

7/7/2003
Antibiotic-Coated Catheters Cut Risk of Bacterial Illnesses

The infections pose threats to intensive-care patients

7/2/2003
Epinephrine Doesn't Work on Very Young

Kids under 1 with lung infections get no help from inhaled medication, study finds

6/24/2003
Hospital Stay Wisdom

Cut costs by getting out as soon as you can

6/18/2003
Managing Blood Sugar in Hospitals

New protocol reduces infection rates in critically ill patients

6/11/2003
Lack of Enzyme Cripples Fungal Infection

Mouse study shows it might make many hospital infections less deadly

6/4/2003
Study: ERs Getting More Crowded

Visits up 20% in the last decade, CDC says

5/28/2003
VA Health Care Improving, Study Says

But concentrating services means fewer angiographies

5/21/2003
Potent Pneumonia Drug Treats TB, Too

Zyvox called promising against tough cases of disease

5/20/2003
Improving the Odds Against Rectal Cancer

Study finds better outcomes for patients at high-volume hospitals

5/12/2003
Watch for Signs of Mini-Strokes

Survey finds many people unaware of symptoms and risks

4/28/2003
Staph's Deadly Method of Attack

Study reveals how common hospital infection dismantles immune response

4/25/2003
Hip Replacement Safe for Oldest Patients

It can provide people 90 and older improved quality of life, study finds

4/18/2003
Targeting Most Likely Candidates for Staph Infections

Study identifies people most at risk for disease

4/9/2003
Hospitals Not Always Good for the Elderly

Older adults risk decline after stays, study finds

3/16/2003
Deadly Respiratory Illness Prompts U.S., Global Alerts

WHO issues emergency travel advisory, CDC alerts state and local health officials as fatalities from mystery illness increase in growing number of nations.

3/15/2003
Global, U.S. Health Alerts Go Out for Mystery Respiratory Illness

WHO issues emergency travel advisory, CDC alerts state and local health officials as list of nations reporting respiratory syndrome cases continues to increase.

2/26/2003
You Are What You Wear

Hospital garb may keep you there longer

2/25/2003
Doctors, Patients At Odds on Disclosing Errors

How to tell and be told a strain on both

2/19/2003
Consent Forms Deemed Too Dense to Inform

Study finds them hard for people to understand what they're signing

2/5/2003
The ER and Cocaine

Patients can be released after 12 hours if heart tests are OK

2/4/2003
Hospital Rx for Alcoholics: Hair of the Dog

Teaching facilities serve liquor to prevent or treat DTs

1/27/2003
Avoiding Medical Mistakes With Children

Fact sheet offers tips on preventing errors

1/17/2003
The Hazards of Hip Fractures

Study finds huge health risks for patients discharged from hospital too soon

1/17/2003
Depression Stalking Younger Women

It's the second-leading cause of hospitalization

1/15/2003
Medicine Mixups Common Among Kids in Hospitals

Critically ill children are most at risk, study finds

1/9/2003
ER Pains

Satisfaction with emergency room visits

1/7/2003
Money Matters in the ER

Waiting times longer in hospitals in poorer neighborhoods

1/6/2003
Language a Barrier to Child's Health

Translation errors translate into poor medical care

12/18/2002
Discharging Babies Early Not Necessarily Harmful

New research suggests early hospital discharge doesn't harm babies' health