Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety: A Case Study on How Hospitals Can Eliminate Adverse Events and Improve ...
PRWeb Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:53 AM PDT
In this case study, health and patient safety expert for the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety, Michael Wong, writes about how St. Joseph/Candler Hospitals have been able to eliminate adverse events and improve patient safety, while reducing costs. 10 years ago, St Joseph/Candler Hospitals had three opioid-related events with patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with serious outcomes ...

Tim Sweeney, in Return NYC Visit, Fêted by GMHC
Gay City News Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:47 AM PDT
In marking its 30th anniversary with a Gotham Hall gala, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the world’s oldest AIDS services and advocacy group, reached back 19 years to honor a former executive director, Tim Sweeney, who for two decades held pivotal leadership posts in AIDS and LGBT civil rights work in New York before assuming his current role as head of the Colorado-based Gill Foundation.

Voice your opinions about health care in Adams County
Decatur Daily Democrat Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:47 AM PDT
Residents of Adams County and the surrounding areas may soon be receiving a survey form in their mailbox.

No injury problems ahead of Manchester derby - Fergie Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:46 AM PDT
Sir Alex Ferguson has reported a clean bill of health for Manchester United ahead of their gigantic Premier League showdown with Manchester City on Monday

1-day program at Cedars-Sinai to focus on DBS for obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression
EurekAlert! Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:46 AM PDT
( Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ) Deep brain stimulation, increasingly recognized as an effective therapy for certain cases of Parkinsons disease, dystonia and tremor, also may help patients who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder or depression that fails to respond to other treatments. A May 19 educational program for physicians and other health care professionals - particularly those who ...

Print extras in today's Milford Daily News
The Milford Daily News Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:46 AM PDT
Every day, The Milford Daily News prints items you will not find on . In today's print edition, this week's "Health Care Insider" is Lisa B. Clemente, a registered nurse in the emergency department at Milford Regional Medical Center; find out why you should head to downtown Franklin on May 19 (hint: beautification); read quick reviews of 20 recently released movies ("Lucky ...

Update: Man who picked up rabid fox has been located
Main Line Suburban Life Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:46 AM PDT
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has located the man who handled an injured red fox in the area of 400 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne on Monday, April 23. The red fox has tested positive for rabies.

Regulatory, compliance issues continue to weigh down Invacare
MedCity News Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:42 AM PDT
Regulatory and compliance issues have diverted resources at home health products supplier Invacare (NYSE:IVC) away from “critical priorities” in the company’s business, resulting in delays of new product introductions and slowing progress on a key globalization initiative. Those issues stem from negotiations with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over a possible shutdown of some wheelchair ...

Richmond Center says it’s not closing yet
The Ames Tribune Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:42 AM PDT
The Richmond Center, a community mental health center in Ames, will remain open, officials said Wednesday. Representatives from the agency strongly disputed reports from Tuesday’s Ames City Council meeting that the mental health care center would close, likely within the year.

Breastfeeding Isn't Free: Study Reveals 'Hidden Cost' Associated with the Practice
Newswise Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:42 AM PDT
Pediatricians and other breastfeeding advocates often encourage new mothers to breastfeed their babies for at least the first six months of their infants' lives based on the purported health benefits to both mothers and children. Many breastfeeding proponents also argue that breastfeeding has financial advantages over formula-feeding--breastfeeding is free, they say. But, according to a new ...

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