Double-Booked: When Surgeons Operate On Two Patients At Once

Jul 13, 2017 at 02:44 am by Staff

Sandra G. Boodman Kaiser Health News   The controversial practice has been standard in many teaching hospitals for decades, its safety and ethics largely unquestioned.... Read More

DNA Links Deadly Germs, Tainted Heart Surgery Devices To German Factory

Jul 13, 2017 at 02:21 am by Staff

JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News Contamination at a German factory that makes crucial machines used during open-heart surgery is the likely source of a global outb.... Read More

The Value of MESH

Jul 12, 2017 at 06:38 pm by Staff

By BILL THOMAS, MD When most people think about independence in the context of aging, they connect it to issues related to medical diagnoses and treatment. In fact, the ex.... Read More

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as Adjunct Treatment for the Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Jul 11, 2017 at 09:51 am by Staff

Patrice Muse, ARNP, CWOCN There are approximately 26 million diabetic people in the United States ?, with a 15% likelihood of developing a foot ulcer ?. Complications of diab.... Read More

Amount Of Opioids Prescribed In U.S. Has Been Falling Since 2010

Jul 08, 2017 at 11:32 pm by Staff

Vickie Connor Kaiser Health News   Ryan Hampton was sitting at his computer at work when he began sweating, feeling sick and unable to concentrate. He went to the bath.... Read More

New On The Streets: Drug For Nerve Pain Boosts High For Opioid Abusers

Jul 06, 2017 at 09:38 am by Staff

Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Kaiser Health News   On April 5, Ciera Smith sat in a car parked on the gravel driveway of the Rural Women's Recovery Program here with a choi.... Read More

Hospitals Ramp Up Hyperbaric Therapy For Diabetics, Despite Concerns

Jun 29, 2017 at 08:26 pm by Staff

Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News   The Villages Regional Hospital did not sweat its decision to add hyperbaric oxygen therapy in 2013. Hyperbaric treatment, increasi.... Read More

Insect Venom Shortage Stings Allergy Sufferers This Summer

Jun 29, 2017 at 08:15 pm by Staff

JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News   As summer begins, signaling peak time for insect stings, allergists across the U.S. are warning of a shortage of a little-known but.... Read More

Responding to Physician Burnout, AMA Adopts Policy to Improve Physician and Medical Student Access to Mental Health Care

Jun 25, 2017 at 04:19 pm by Staff

CHICAGO - With increasing evidence that physicians and physicians-in-training are facing increased burnout, depression and suicide, the AMA adopted policy today aimed at.... Read More

The New War On Sepsis

Jun 22, 2017 at 01:06 pm by Staff

Anna Gorman Photos by Heidi de Marco Kaiser Health News   Dawn Nagel, a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., knew she was going to have a busy day, with.... Read More

Mandibular Advancement Devices Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Jun 20, 2017 at 08:49 am by Staff

Let's face it some patients either cannot or simply will not wear their CPAP machine. Most understand the importance of treating their condition, but for a number of reason.... Read More

Leaving Hospital, Older Patients Resist Home Help At Their Peril

Jun 20, 2017 at 06:58 am by Staff

Judith Graham Kaiser Health News The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital:.... Read More

Dyspnea Self-Management Program Uses Confidence to Help Patients Breathe Easier

Jun 15, 2017 at 12:42 pm by Staff

By MICHAEL SHAPIRO, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care   A unique protocol implemented throughout Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Car.... Read More

Treating Cancer: Hope Vs. Hype

Jun 14, 2017 at 02:53 am by Staff

Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News In the past four years, Bruce Mead-e has undergone two major surgeries, multiple rounds of radiation and chemotherapy to treat his lung cancer..... Read More

AMA Wants New Approaches to Combat Dangerous Synthetic and Injectable Drugs

Jun 12, 2017 at 09:18 pm by Staff

Responding to the health and safety threat posed by the abuse of new designer drugs that are synthesized and marketed to circumvent drug laws, the American Medical Association.... Read More

Pacemakers and MRI Safety

Jun 07, 2017 at 06:40 pm by Staff

JEREMY R. BURT, MD   Having been involved with research in the field of MRI and pacemakers/defibrillators (P/Ds) for many years, I'm very excited to announce that many.... Read More

Journey of the Egg and the Sperm

Jun 07, 2017 at 05:27 pm by Staff

BRUCE I. ROSE, PhD, MD SAMUEL BROWN, MD     Everyone knows that a man and a woman produce a baby using their eggs and sperm. This is a miraculous process shroud.... Read More

Social Egg Freezing - No Longer an Experimental Insurance Policy

Jun 07, 2017 at 05:16 pm by Staff

By COREY BURKE Women are increasingly waiting later in life to have children and start a family. While delaying having children is potentially helpful in building a career.... Read More

Health Care Team Experience with Integration of Behavioral Health Services into a Patient-Centered Medical Home

Jun 07, 2017 at 04:07 pm by Staff

CERISSA BLANEY, PhD JONATHAN C. MITCHELL, PhD MARIA CANNAROZZI, MD   Over the past two years at UCF Health, UCF's College of Medicine Practice, a major effort has be.... Read More

As Government-Funded Cancer Research Sags, Scientists Fear U.S. Is 'Losing Its Edge'

Jun 04, 2017 at 12:12 pm by Staff

Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News   Less and less of the research presented at a prominent cancer conference is supported by the National Institutes of Health, a developmen.... Read More