Health Costs Still Being Measured 10 Years After 9/11 Attacks The World Trade Center disaster exposed nearly half a million people to hazardous chemicals, environmental toxins and traumatic events. According to research published in the December 2011 issue of Preventive Medicine , this has resulted in increased risk of developing physical and mental health conditions.
Maria Cheng, AP When David Evans needed a hernia operation, the 69-year-old farmer became so alarmed by the long wait that he used an ultrasound machine for pregnant sheep on himself, to make sure he wasn't getting worse. It was only after repeated calls from himself, his doctor and his local member of parliament that the hospital performed the surgery, nearly a year after it was first requested.
STERIS Corporation and Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. have formed an alliance to offer advanced vascular, cardiovascular, pediatric and neurosurgical hybrid surgical suites to healthcare systems seeking the latest patient-focused interventions. These advanced suites will work to blend the contributions of both medical device companies.
(PRNewswire-USNewswire) Prem Rabindranauth, MD, a heart surgeon at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, is using a technique that continues to grow in popularity amongst surgeons. Referred to as minimally invasive coronary surgery (MICS), uses a very small three-inch cut between the ribs in performing a heart bypass, as opposed to the long cut through the breast bone that is needed with traditional open heart surgery.
Hospitals are working harder than ever to prevent hospital-acquired infections, but a nationwide survey shows few are aggressively combating the most common one – catheter-associated urinary tract infections. In the survey by the University of Michigan Health System and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare Center, as many as 90 percent of U.
Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), a procedure that removes the unaffected breast in patients with cancer in one breast, provides only a modest increase in life expectancy, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
A Queen’s University (located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada) infectious disease expert has collaborated in the development of a disinfection system that may change the way hospital rooms are cleaned, as well as stop bed bug outbreaks in hotels and apartments. Dick Zoutman, who is also Quinte Health Care’s new Chief of Staff, says his disinfection technology is getting interest from a major hotel chain because of its potential to save millions of dollars in lost revenue and infected furniture.
Emery P. Dalesio, AP A woman on probation for performing buttocks-enhancing injections that left three women with kidney failure in 2008 has been charged with allegedly injecting an exotic dancer's backside with a disfiguring potion. Lauretta Cheek, 42, of Greensboro, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with one misdemeanor count of practicing medicine without a license, Guilford County Sheriff's Detective Craig Cotten said.
By Jon Minnick Let me set the scene for you. It’s the mid-90s before the dot-com burst, so everyone is embracing the Internet and its infinite possibilities. Angela Bennett (played by Sandra Bullock in this movie) goes to the hospital to check in on her friend Dr. Alan Champion (played by Dennis Miller).
The number of young people becoming registered nurses has grown sharply since 2002, a trend that should ease some of the concern about a looming nursing shortage in the United States, according to a new study. The number of people aged 23 to 26 -- primarily women -- who became registered nurses increased by 62 percent from 2002 to 2009, approaching numbers not seen since the mid-1980s.
PHILADELPHIA -- A new case-control study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, shows that women who participated in at least three screening mammograms had a 49 percent lower risk for breast cancer mortality. "Our study adds further evidence that mammography screening unambiguously reduces breast cancer mortality," said Suzie Otto, Ph.
German researchers have determined that epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)—a flavonoid found in green tea—inhibits the hepatitis C virus (HCV) from entering liver cells. Study findings available in the December issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggest that EGCG may offer an antiviral strategy to prevent HCV reinfection following liver transplantation.
/PRNewswire/ -- Mistaking an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain has serious consequences when the foot does not heal correctly. The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons reminds patients to seek correct diagnosis to ensure proper recovery, especially in the cold-weather months when most ankle injuries occur.
Marilynn Marchione, AP New research casts doubt on a popular treatment for breast cancer - a week of radiation to part of the breast instead of longer treatment to all of it. Women who were given partial radiation were twice as likely to need their breasts removed later because the cancer came back, doctors found.
December 6, 2011 Codman & Shurtleff, Inc. (Codman), recently launch their CODMAN® CERTAS Programmable Valve, a shunt used in the treatment of congenital or acquired hydrocephalus, an excess accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain. It represents the latest offering in the company's portfolio of products for the treatment of hydrocephalus, and provides surgeons with another choice when determining the appropriate course of treatment.