The high costs of healthcare is forcing some Americans to roll the dice on health care coverage, opt out of insurance Beth Fouhy, Associated Press NEW YORK — Call it a health care gamble: the decision by some people to opt out of health insurance, paying cash for routine care while playing the odds that an accident or catastrophic illness won't plunge them into financial ruin.
Hospitals are opening drive-thrus and drive-up tent clinics to screen and treat swine flu patients. Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer Fast-food places have them. Banks and pharmacies do, too. Now hospitals are opening drive-thrus and drive-up tent clinics to screen and treat a swelling tide of swine flu patients.
By Ron Stoker Although their effects can be devastating, percutaneous injuries from syringes and scalpels have historically been considered as an acceptable occupational hazard by surgical personnel. Everyone has been aware of the potential for injury and yet there have been few attempts to reduce the risk of such injuries.
Think Slow Not too long after setting up shop in this town, I shared a tough case with one of my favorite intensivists. (By way of diversion, I'll add there were only two of them at the time, and they were both my favorites. Practical and canny, surgical-patient-wise, they were a pleasure to work with.
Healthcare providers learn green practices and earn continuing education credit Draper, Utah—September 28, 2009— More than four million tons(1) of general waste is produced annually by U.S. health care facilities(2). To support the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Inc's.
Company offers new information resource for patients seeking active role in recovery An estimated 6.8 million fractures happen annually in the USA, resulting in 14 million visits to emergency rooms or medical facilities at a cost of around $21 billion(1). One in every 100 people experience a broken bone each year and up to 10% may suffer from delayed healing, preventing them from regaining their lives quickly.
MetLife Foundation awards $250,000 to help pediatricians promote childhood obesity prevention CHICAGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announces that it has been awarded a $250,000 grant from MetLife Foundation, to promote community and regional approaches to obesity prevention.
Emergency Department at the University of Arizona College of Medicine uses GlideScope® Video Laryngoscope to perform first 'telebation' BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Emergency Medicine at The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, led by Dr. John C.
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Inguinal hernias are common presentations to general surgery clinics to be reduced and emergency units when they incarcerate or strangulate. While elective surgery for inguinal hernia has a low mortality rate of less than 1 death per 10,000 operations, the risks of post-operative complications following emergency surgery are high.
When a patient spends more than a few days in the hospital, the room often takes on his or her personality. For a while, the patient and family have a space — four walls, a bathroom, a window — that becomes their own. Frequently, I feel like a visitor as I enter such a room. When I walk the halls, my memory stirs as I link specific rooms with particular patients and their stories … read more .
WAYNE, N.J., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Cardiovascular announces that Johannes Bonatti, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Director of Coronary Surgery and Advanced Coronary Interventions at the University of Maryland Heart Center in Baltimore, has completed the first use of the MAQUET Minimized ExtraCorporeal Circulation (MECC) system in the United States during a successful robotic and fully endoscopic heart surgery.
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- JHP Pharmaceuticals, LLC ("JHP") announces that it has developed, and received approval by the FDA for Dantrium@ IV (dantrolene sodium for injection), a rapidly mixing product. Dantrium@ IV now reconstitutes in approximately 20 seconds, which is 4 times faster than before, saving valuable time and effort during a malignant hyperthermia (MH) emergency.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Thousands of kidney patients in the United States start dialysis without first being told of kidney transplants that would be cheaper and lead to longer lives, according to a four-month newspaper investigation published Sunday. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reviewed records from the U.
House Democrats considering insurance tax Erica Werner,Associated Press Writers Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are considering a tax on high-cost insurance plans to help pay for health care overhaul that tops President Barack Obama's domestic agenda.