Text attributed to Richard Johnson, Outdoor Life Abnormally wet fall weather in many parts of the U.S. has resulted in an unanticipated increase in snake bites. Venomous snakebites are sometimes erroneously viewed as not all that serious, because most victims survive. Rarely reported is the physical devastation that some survivors endure after envenomation.
According to a new study presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), high-risk melanoma patients who are treated with radiation after surgery have a significantly lower risk of their cancer returning to the lymph nodes (19 percent), as those who do not (31 percent).
According to a recent release from the Infectious Diseases Society of America, authors of a study that found N95 respirators were better than surgical masks at preventing the flu have retracted many of their findings. After a re-analysis prompted by questions from reviewers, the findings were no longer significant, said Holly Seale, PhD, of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Will Weissert, AP The 83-year-old ex-president wrote in state-controlled newspapers on Saturday that many of Cuba's early cases of the virus were visitors from the United States. “We had the strange case where the United States, on one hand, authorized more trips for a large number of people carrying the virus, and on the other prohibited us from obtaining equipment and medicine to combat the virus,” Castro said.
Cheered by President Barack Obama, House Democrats rolled out landmark legislation Thursday to extend health care to tens of millions who lack coverage, impose sweeping new restrictions on the insurance industry and create a government-run option to compete with private insurers David Espo, AP Special Correspondent October 30, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered by President Barack Obama, House Democrats rolled out landmark legislation Thursday to extend health care to tens of millions who lack coverage, impose sweeping new restrictions on the insurance industry and create a government-run option to compete with private insurers.
A recent study shows lack of health insurance may have led or contributed to nearly 17,000 deaths among hospitalized children in the U.S. in less than two decades October 30, 2009 BALTIMORE, Oct. 30 (AScribe Newswire) -- Lack of health insurance might have led or contributed to nearly 17,000 deaths among hospitalized children in the United States in the span of less than two decades, according to research led by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
A company helps to provide solutions to meet new criteria with closed flash containers October 30, 2009 In response to recent updates to the Joint Commission’s policy regarding use of flash sterilization, Millennium Surgical Corp., a surgical instrument supplier, has been fielding hundreds of inquiries from hospitals and surgical centers as to what is needed and how to comply.
A company expands its commitment to education with new blog format to discuss prevention of decubitus ulcers October 30, 2009 Hagerstown, MD, USA, October 30, 2009: Action Products, Inc. has created blog.actionproducts.com, a social media forum to discuss the prevention of decubitus ulcers.
Doctors at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine got a glimpse into the future of women's health with the presentation of endoscopic gynecologic surgery performed for the first time using "4K" technology, a recent article reported. Steven F. Palter, MD, an obstetrician, gynecologist, reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist performed the world's first 4K super high-definition (HD) laparoscopy at Syosset Hospital, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and presented images from that surgery on October 20 at the 65th annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
According to a recent report, participation in the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® quality improvement program can significantly improve a hospitals’ adherence to evidence-based therapies and reduce gender and age-related disparities in the care of coronary artery disease patients.
When Mark Blinder was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, doctors at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital gave his parents three agonizing options: amputate the affected arm at the shoulder, irradiate the tumor and risk a second malignancy, or try a limb-preserving surgery that had never been attempted in a toddler.
Clinical trial results published in this week’s Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) describe six-month outcomes for patients using the Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve from Medtronic, Inc. The valve is implanted through a catheter procedure instead of open-heart surgery in patients with congenital heart disease affecting the function of their pulmonary valve.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday the swine flu vaccine “is coming out the door as fast as it comes off the production line.” But at the same time, she acknowledged delays in getting a sufficient supply for all those demanding it. “We were relying on the manufacturers to give us their numbers and as soon as we got numbers we put them out to the public.
New technologies aim to give physicians a clearer picture with high-definition (HD) October 27, 2009 Several studies presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastrenterology this week reveal recent advances in colonoscopic technology, with some technologies faring better than others at improving detection of potentially pre-cancerous growths in the colon known as adenomas.
Michael Liedtke, AP Google wants to answer your mobile phone calls when you can't or just don't want to talk. In its latest bid to become a bigger player in telecommunications, the internet search leader is giving people a chance to send calls to their cell phones into a free voice mail service unveiled earlier this year.