Barbara Ortutay, AP U.S. cell phone users have contributed more than $5 million in $10 increments to the Red Cross for Haiti disaster relief, by far the largest outpouring of support via mobile devices in history. The response to the devastating earthquake produced the highest amount of mobile donations that we have ever seen, said Jenifer Snyder, executive director of mGive Foundation, the nonprofit group that is working with the Red Cross and wireless carriers to channel the donations.
New research casts doubt on increasingly popular blood-based injections reportedly used by Tiger Woods and other athletes to speed recovery after orthopedic surgery. In a small study at a hospital in The Netherlands, the treatment worked no better than salt water injections in patients with Achilles tendon injuries.
Lindsey Tanner, AP The nation's obesity rate appears to have stalled, but the latest numbers still show that more than two-thirds of adults and almost one-third of kids are overweight, with no sign of improvement. According to government data from the years 2007-08 published this week, the obesity rate has held steady for about five years.
Maria Cheng, AP For more than a quarter of a century, Linda De Croock lived with constant pain from a car accident that smashed her windpipe. Today, she has a new one after surgeons implanted the windpipe from a dead man into her arm, where it grew new tissue before being transplanted into her throat.
A new law is taking effect that will require New Hampshire hospitals to report avoidable mistakes to the public. It’s something the family of Carol Scaison, a 57-year-old mother from Danville, NH who spent the last days of her life as a paraplegic and blind, belief is over due. The family's attorney alleges her condition resulted from a mistake at a local hospital.
The sixth annual report of adverse health events released by the Minnesota Department of Health saw a patient given the wrong medicine, resulting in serious disability, a woman inseminated with the wrong sperm, serious falls and a patient-against-patient sexual assault. In a knee replacement, surgery on the wrong leg was caught in time, but not before the wrong leg was given regional anesthesia.
The endoscopic portion of a left thyroid lobectomy is performed by Dr. Ron Kuppersmith using the daVinci Surgical System via the transaxillary approach. No neck incisions are used in this procedure, which was performed at the Texas Institute for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.
Using water- and energy- efficient washers and sterilizers, this hospital is working to reduce water and energy consumption, as well as reduce the hospital's overall waste.
The medical team that separated the conjoined Bangladeshi twins Krishna and Trishna describe the 31-hour surgical procedure.
About a month ago, I was running on the treadmill at my local gym when the TV screen in front of me displayed the ad slogan: “30 minutes on a treadmill, forever in a landfill.” I looked over at my plastic bottle of water—guilty as charged.
Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces the Repair Tracker™, the company’s scope repair tracking tool which provides internet-based tracking of your scope throughout the repair process. According to the company, the service offers: Confidential customer access to the repair progress, with detailed repair history and search capabilities—by model, serial number, or purchase order number.
The ExAblate System uses Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound to perform uterine procedures without incisions. January 13, 2010 InSightec Ltd. announced today that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has approved the company's ExAblate® MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) system for the treatment of women with uterine fibroids.
High-acuity care automation solutions are set to help the facility promote patient safety and boost efficiency. January 13, 2010 Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey, England has successfully implemented Picis integrated surgical, anesthesia, recovery room and critical care software solutions.