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ARKON receives Medical Design Excellence Awards at 17th Annual MDEA Ceremony

ARKON receives Medical Design Excellence Awards at 17th Annual MDEA Ceremony

Spacelabs Healthcare's Anesthesia Delivery System, ARKON™, received the Medical Design Excellence Awards Silver Winner in Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products at the 17th Annual MDEA Ceremony earlier this month. [More]
Heavy drinkers at greater risk of developing pneumonia and ARDS

Heavy drinkers at greater risk of developing pneumonia and ARDS

Heavy drinking damages the body in many ways. In addition to liver failure, alcoholics are at a much greater risk of developing pneumonia and life threatening acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), for which there is no treatment. [More]
Children's of Alabama extends its commitment to Allscripts Sunrise EHR solutions

Children's of Alabama extends its commitment to Allscripts Sunrise EHR solutions

Allscripts has announced that Birmingham-based Children's of Alabama has extended its commitment to Allscripts Sunrise™ electronic health record (EHR) through 2023 and will leverage a suite of Allscripts open platform solutions to support its efforts to meet regulatory requirements, manage population health and improve patient outcomes. [More]
Videoconferencing with family helps reduce stress for pediatric patients

Videoconferencing with family helps reduce stress for pediatric patients

To ease isolation during extended hospitalizations, UC Davis Children's Hospital offers secure videoconferencing for patients and families. While anecdotal accounts have suggested the Family-Link program enhances quality of life during long hospital stays, clinicians wondered if the technology also offered clinical benefits. [More]
Ethnic background of father can influence child's birthweight

Ethnic background of father can influence child's birthweight

A father's ethnic background can influence a child's birthweight, a new study has found. [More]
Foreign medical graduates face difficulties in obtaining residency positions in US, Canada

Foreign medical graduates face difficulties in obtaining residency positions in US, Canada

Foreign-trained physicians feel there are not enough residency positions for them in countries such as Canada and the United States and this information was not communicated to them before they emigrated, a new study has found. [More]
AHA honors two Mount Sinai Health System experts as "Heart and Stroke Lifesavers"

AHA honors two Mount Sinai Health System experts as "Heart and Stroke Lifesavers"

The American Heart Association has honored two Mount Sinai Health System experts as "Heart and Stroke Lifesavers" for going above and beyond the call of duty in support of the AHA's mission to build lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. [More]
Research roundup: Role of primary care in reducing readmissions; air transport for wounded soldiers; hospital prices

Research roundup: Role of primary care in reducing readmissions; air transport for wounded soldiers; hospital prices

Follow-up with a primary care provider (PCP) in addition to the surgical team is routinely recommended to patients discharged after major surgery despite no clear evidence that it improves outcomes. [More]
Motivational interviewing reduces secondhand smoke exposure among children living in households

Motivational interviewing reduces secondhand smoke exposure among children living in households

A Johns Hopkins-led research team has found that motivational interviewing, along with standard education and awareness programs, significantly reduced secondhand smoke exposure among children living in those households. [More]
Research: TB infection among people taking corticosteroid pills may be underestimated

Research: TB infection among people taking corticosteroid pills may be underestimated

Tuberculosis infection among people taking corticosteroid pills may be underestimated, new research suggests. [More]
Study questions whether health system, government policies can meet needs of people aging with HIV

Study questions whether health system, government policies can meet needs of people aging with HIV

As the first people with HIV grow old, a new study from St. Michael's Hospital questions whether the health care system and other government policies are prepared to meet their complex medical and social needs. [More]
Women are 10% more likely to use mental health services than men

Women are 10% more likely to use mental health services than men

Women with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to use mental health services than men with similar illnesses; they also seek out mental health services six months earlier than those same men, according to new study from St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). [More]
AACN conference addresses educational, professional development goals for progressive care nurses

AACN conference addresses educational, professional development goals for progressive care nurses

AACN Progressive Care Pathways, presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, is the only conference to address the distinct educational and professional development goals for the growing number of nurses who care for high acuity patients who are not in the ICU but require highly skilled nursing care. [More]
Good news for adults who suffer from insomnia

Good news for adults who suffer from insomnia

There's good news for the 30 per cent or more of adults who suffer from insomnia--difficulty falling asleep, waking up for prolonged periods during the night or unwanted early morning awakenings. [More]
Yoga exercise program developed for patients living with pulmonary hypertension

Yoga exercise program developed for patients living with pulmonary hypertension

A first-of-its-kind yoga exercise program has been developed by Henry Ford Hospital for patients living with pulmonary hypertension, a chronic lung disease that afflicts women at least two times more than men. [More]
Working together - Starkstrom and the West Hertfordshire hospitals NHS Trust

Working together - Starkstrom and the West Hertfordshire hospitals NHS Trust

Operating room and critical care area specialist, Starkstrom, recently completed a major project with the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, involving the Trust’s hospitals at Watford and St Albans. [More]
Educational sleep program increases sleep duration in preschoolers

Educational sleep program increases sleep duration in preschoolers

Taking part in an educational sleep program resulted in a 30-minute average increase in sleep duration at a one-month follow-up for preschoolers, according to a new study from the University of Michigan. [More]
Five specific tests commonly performed in anesthesiology may not be necessary

Five specific tests commonly performed in anesthesiology may not be necessary

Proving that less really is more, five specific tests or procedures commonly performed in anesthesiology that may not be necessary and, in some cases should be avoided, will be published online June 16 in JAMA Internal Medicine. [More]
Canola bread diet experiences reduction in blood glucose levels and LDL cholesterol

Canola bread diet experiences reduction in blood glucose levels and LDL cholesterol

Canola is Canada's oil and new research from St. Michael's Hospital suggests it should also be one of the oils of choice for people with Type 2 diabetes. [More]

VA audit finds 57,000 vets have been waiting for more than 3 months for care

The examination also uncovered difficulties in scheduling appointments and a culture in which employees were pressured to change data. [More]