Hospital News

Date Posted
Article Title
11/7/2002
Fungal Infections a New Health Threat

People with weakened immune systems particularly vulnerable

11/5/2002
Staff Changes Could Save Lives in ICUs

More critical care specialists needed, study says

10/31/2002
ERs Can Prevent Emergencies, Too

It's a place to identify people at risk of stroke

10/25/2002
Study: Regular, Antibacterial Soaps a Wash

CDC urges health-care workers to use alcohol-based gels

10/24/2002
Synthetic Protein Protects Rats from Stroke

New method may be tested on humans soon

10/23/2002
How Independent Is Academic-Industry Research?

Study: Contracts often fail to meet guidelines on data integrity

10/22/2002
Nursing Shortage Can Have Deadly Consequences

High patient-to-nurse ratio linked to more deaths after surgery

10/16/2002
Editors: Reforming Doctors' Hours Won't Be Simple

Warn that fewer hours will make them 'technicians'

10/14/2002
Hospital-Acquired Infections Can Kill

Report details mistakes that led to death of patient

10/12/2002
Hospitals Are No Bargain

Data show that while stays have decreased, costs have increased

10/10/2002
Second 'Superbug' Staph Infection Appears

New case of resistance to potent antibiotic

10/2/2002
High-Pressure Oxygen Best for Monoxide Poisoning

Therapy greatly reduces brain damage, study finds

9/19/2002
Take the 'Scary' Out Of Kids' Hospital Visits

Parents, books can ease young minds

9/13/2002
Hospitals No Less Safe on Weekends

Study finds patient condition really behind higher death risk on weekends

9/9/2002
Hospital Medication Errors: 1 in 5

Typical patients exposed to two medication errors daily, new research finds

9/3/2002
Doctors Blunder When Lacking Slumber

Fatigued residents prone to mental, manual mistakes

7/23/2002
How Consumers Can Help Avoid Medical Errors

Federal agency offers patient safety tips

7/12/2002
Stroke Help Better at Experienced Hospitals

Those that frequently treat bleeding strokes more likely to save you

6/18/2002
Aggressive Use of Statins Questioned

Study says they can harm some heart attack patients

6/14/2002
Kids Have Psychological Problems After Hospital Stay

Study indicates across-the-board difficulties

6/12/2002
Nasal Antibiotic Backed for Surgery Patients

Mupirocin prevents staph without creating drug-resistant germs

6/11/2002
Nurse, I Need a Big Mac, Stat!

Survey finds leading hospitals now offer fast food

6/6/2002
Disruptive Doctors Drive Away Nurses

Survey finds 92% of respondents witnessed bad behavior by physicians

5/29/2002
More TLC Better for Hospital Patients

And registered nurses are preferred source of that care, study says

4/25/2002
Study Faults Hand Disinfectant Gels

Says gels not as effective as rinses at killing germs

4/16/2002
How to Save Thousands of Heart Attack Victims

Study: Send them to hospitals trained in opening arteries fast

4/10/2002
Drug Errors Common in Kids

Study finds the problem is under-reported

4/10/2002
Experience Counts on the Operating Table

Studies find better outcomes at large-volume hospitals

3/21/2002
As the Weather Goes, So Goes Your Health

British health officials find flu, heart attack and more influenced by climate changes

3/12/2002
Hospital 'Report Cards' Get Mediocre Grade

Study finds flaws that unfairly penalize some institutions

3/7/2002
Infection Risk a Recurring Problem for Lung Scopes

Reports they carry bacteria first surfaced in early 1990s

3/4/2002
Discontinuing Cholesterol Drugs Can Be Deadly

Those who stop statins for angina at higher death risk

2/13/2002
Staph Vaccine Shines in Difficult Test

Cuts infection rate 57% in vulnerable kidney patients

1/16/2002
Hospital Halts Liver Transplants After Donor Death

Brother dies days after giving part of organ to brother

12/7/2001
Preventable Surgical Errors Still Happening

Agency says doctors fail to follow simple guidelines

12/7/2001
Bar Codes Could Bar Medication Errors

An FDA proposal to require scanned codes on drug products may cut down on medical mistakes

12/6/2001
Emergency Rooms Not Ready for 'Major Event'

Catastrophe like 9/11 would not have been handled well, experts say

11/7/2001
Glucose Control Cuts Death Rate for Very Ill

Intensive insulin therapy produces dramatic results

9/14/2001
The High Cost of Health Goes Higher

The price of health insurance is soaring, says new study

9/5/2001
All Hospitals Aren't the Same

How to choose one carefully

8/30/2001
Study: Hospital Death Rates Higher on Weekends

Canadian research cites staff environment at facilities

8/17/2001
Philly Hospital Cited in Two Deaths

Almost 1,000 patients affected by lab error in blood-clotting test

8/16/2001
Aspirin and Clot-Blocker Shield Heart

Combination cuts risk of new problems after angioplasty or stenting, study finds

8/13/2001
St. Jude Puts Young Patients At Risk, Fired Neurologist Claims

Prestigious children's hospital denies allegations

7/24/2001
Fatal Medical Errors Overestimated, Says Study

Claims government estimates 10 times too high

7/20/2001
Baby Deaths Blamed on Arrogance, Mismanagement

British health officials promise sweeping changes

7/16/2001
Report Rips Hospitals for 'Patient Dumping'

Critics say study's conclusions are flawed

5/24/2001
Sights and Sounds of Nature Ease Pain

Soothing therapy helps patients during lung procedure

5/21/2001
Study: Antibacterial Fabrics a Washout

But critic pooh-poohs findings

5/7/2001
A 3 Percent Solution Kills Staph

Hospital bacteria can be controlled