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Oxygen wristbands: an interview with Dr Gillian Lowrey

Oxygen wristbands: an interview with Dr Gillian Lowrey

Oxygen is delivered with variable flows that administer different concentrations. National guidelines were published in 2009 that provide recommendations about prescribing the oxygen and titrating it to certain target ranges. [More]
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital wins Texas Award for Performance Excellence

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital wins Texas Award for Performance Excellence

The Quality Texas Foundation has awarded Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital the Texas Award for Performance Excellence. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is one of just three organizations in the state to be given this prestigious award recognizing strong dedication to quality and high performance. [More]
Simultaneous use of hormones and statins can protect women from heart disease after menopause

Simultaneous use of hormones and statins can protect women from heart disease after menopause

Hormones may not protect women from heart disease or stroke after menopause, but when combined with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, they may help protect women from these killers, shows a population study from Sweden to be published in the April issue of Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. [More]
AACN to award ICU Design Citation to ICUs at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

AACN to award ICU Design Citation to ICUs at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses will present the ICU Design Citation to the intensive care units at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during the 2015 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, San Diego, May 18-21. [More]
Kennedy Funding Financial completes $3.5 million loan for Lifestyle Real Estate I

Kennedy Funding Financial completes $3.5 million loan for Lifestyle Real Estate I

Kennedy Funding Financial LLC has completed a $3.5 million loan for Lifestyle Real Estate I, LP, announced Gregg Wolfer, COO of the Englewood Cliffs, NJ-based direct private lender. The borrower is an affiliate of Lifestyle Healthcare Group (LHG), and the collateral is a 10.31-acre tract of vacant land in Bensalem Twp., Bucks County, PA. LHG has received approval from the township for a $185 million medical office campus. [More]

New initiative launched to educate nurses, physicians to improve health and health care

The University of Michigan, University of California Los Angeles, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University have teamed up to launch a new initiative to educate nurses and physicians together to serve as leaders, researchers and change agents in health care, community health and public policy. [More]
CUMC researchers identify mechanism of kidney transplant tolerance

CUMC researchers identify mechanism of kidney transplant tolerance

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have pinpointed the immune system mechanism that allows a kidney transplant to be accepted without lifelong immunosuppressive drugs, a significant step toward reducing or eliminating the need for costly and potentially toxic immunosuppressant drugs and improving long-term transplant success. [More]

Apollo Medical Holdings expands in the San Francisco Bay Area

Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc., an integrated patient-centered, physician-centric healthcare delivery company, today announced the expansion of its hospitalist and post-acute care services to the San Francisco Bay Area. [More]
Loyola's Bridget Boyd suggests ways to handle diaper rash

Loyola's Bridget Boyd suggests ways to handle diaper rash

Diaper rash may not be a serious condition, but it can be extremely painful. It is common and causes concern for many parents trying to comfort their child. [More]
New NCCN Guidelines for Smoking Cessation published

New NCCN Guidelines for Smoking Cessation published

Tobacco-related diseases are the most preventable cause of death worldwide; smoking cessation leads to improvement in cancer treatment outcomes, as well as decreased recurrence. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2015, nearly 171,000 of the estimated 589,430 cancer deaths in the United States--more than 25 percent--will be caused by tobacco smoking. [More]
New study finds no connection between hip width and efficient locomotion

New study finds no connection between hip width and efficient locomotion

Among the facts so widely assumed that they are rarely, if ever studied, is the notion that wider hips make women less efficient when they walk and run. [More]
Health information presented in accessible format can influence people's level of understanding

Health information presented in accessible format can influence people's level of understanding

The font type of written text and how easy it is to read can be influential when it comes to engaging people with important health information and recruiting them for potentially beneficial programmes, new research by The University of Manchester and Leeds Beckett University has found. [More]
TRMC expands use of capnography to monitor patients during moderate sedation

TRMC expands use of capnography to monitor patients during moderate sedation

Tillamook Regional Medical Center recently strengthened patient safety measures by expanding its use of capnography to monitor patients during moderate sedation. Sedation is commonly used during procedures such as colonoscopies and in some instances can suppress breathing. [More]
Avalon Assisted Living receives prestigious national quality award

Avalon Assisted Living receives prestigious national quality award

Avalon Assisted Living at Bridgewater was recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living as one of only four NCAL members in the country to receive this prestigious national quality award. [More]
One World Cannabis, Sheba Academic Medical Center ink collaboration agreement

One World Cannabis, Sheba Academic Medical Center ink collaboration agreement

OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp.'s wholly owned subsidiary One World Cannabis Ltd. signed a collaboration agreement with Sheba Academic Medical Center, the largest hospital in Israel and in the Middle East. [More]
Advanced clinical decision support tools reduce mortality for pneumonia patients

Advanced clinical decision support tools reduce mortality for pneumonia patients

A new study by Intermountain Medical Center researchers in Salt Lake City found that using advanced clinical decision support tools reduces mortality for the 1.1 million patients in the Unites States who are treated for pneumonia each year. [More]
Researchers find that weight-loss strategies sorely lacking for individuals with neurological disabilities

Researchers find that weight-loss strategies sorely lacking for individuals with neurological disabilities

A review of nutrition and weight-loss interventions for people with impaired mobility found strategies are sorely lacking for people with neurological disabilities, according to a team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic. [More]
2U, Yale University partner to launch online Master of Medical Science degree for PA

2U, Yale University partner to launch online Master of Medical Science degree for PA

2U, Inc., today announced that it is partnering with Yale University to launch an online Master of Medical Science (MMSc) degree for aspiring physician associates (PA), pending approval of the online program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant and various state licensing agencies. [More]
Tourette syndrome patients may face second psychiatric disorder during their lifetimes

Tourette syndrome patients may face second psychiatric disorder during their lifetimes

A new study of Tourette syndrome (TS) led by researchers from UC San Francisco and Massachusetts General Hospital has found that nearly 86 percent of patients who seek treatment for TS will be diagnosed with a second psychiatric disorder during their lifetimes, and that nearly 58 percent will receive two or more such diagnoses. [More]
Advanced clinical decision support tools help reduce mortality for pneumonia patients

Advanced clinical decision support tools help reduce mortality for pneumonia patients

A new study by Intermountain Medical Center researchers in Salt Lake City found that using advanced clinical decision support tools reduces mortality for the 1.1 million patients in the Unites States who are treated for pneumonia each year. [More]
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