Clinical

Hurricane Health Toll: Texas Doctor Taps Lessons From Katrina, Applies to Florida

Sep 07, 2017 at 05:25 pm by Staff

Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News As Dr. Ruth Berggren digests the calamity affecting her new home state of Texas, she admits to some PTSD. In 2005, she was an infectious-d.... Read More

Shedding New Light On Hospice Care: No Need To Wait For The 'Brink Of Death'

Sep 07, 2017 at 05:02 pm by Staff

Judith Graham Kaiser Health News A few weeks ago, Kathy Brandt's 86-year-old mother was hospitalized in Florida after a fall. After rushing to her side, Brandt asked for a c.... Read More

Zika Virus Kills Brain Cancer Stem Cells

Sep 05, 2017 at 09:02 am by Staff

While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer..... Read More

Why to Care About Self-Care

Sep 02, 2017 at 10:55 am by Staff

By Angelina Whalen It's no secret that those who practice healing or caregiving professions are at high risk for burnout. Spending the majority of your time "other" centered c.... Read More

The Gravity of Preventing Patient Falls and Injuries

Sep 01, 2017 at 06:52 am by Staff

By Abhinav Shashank Is it possible that despite significant efforts of your providers and groundbreaking innovation focused on improving healthcare quality and affordability,.... Read More

Pioneering Cancer Gene Therapy Gets Green Light -- And $475,000 Price Tag

Aug 30, 2017 at 11:14 pm by Staff

Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News The country's first approved gene therapy -- approved Wednesday to fight leukemia that resists standard therapies -- will cost $475,000 for a on.... Read More

Mayo Pain Expert: Holistic Approach Helps Patients Ditch Opioids

Aug 30, 2017 at 10:40 pm by Staff

Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Each year, more than 300 patients with chronic pain take part in a three-week program at the Pain Rehabilitation Center at Mayo Clinic.... Read More

Elder Abuse: ERs Learn How To Protect A Vulnerable Population

Aug 28, 2017 at 11:29 am by Staff

By Barbara Sadick Kaiser Health News Abuse often leads to depression and medical problems in older patients -- even death within a year of an abusive incident. Yet, those su.... Read More

Offshore Rush For Herpes Vaccine Roils Debate Over U.S. Safety Rules

Aug 28, 2017 at 11:23 am by Staff

By Marisa Taylor Kaiser Health News WASHINGTON -- Defying U.S. safety protections for human trials, an American university and a group of wealthy libertarians, including a p.... Read More

'Breakthrough' Leukemia Drug Also Portends 'Quantum Leap' In Cost

Aug 23, 2017 at 09:05 pm by Staff

By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News When doctors talk about a new leukemia drug from Novartis, they ooze enthusiasm, using words like "breakthrough," "revolutionary" and "a wate.... Read More

Dying At Home In An Opioid Crisis: Hospices Grapple With Stolen Meds

Aug 23, 2017 at 02:29 am by Staff

By Melissa Bailey Kaiser Health News Nothing seemed to help the patient -- and hospice staff didn't know why. They sent home more painkillers for weeks. But the elderly woma.... Read More

New White Paper Release Highlights Parrish Medical Center as National Integrated Care Leader

Aug 19, 2017 at 03:58 pm by Staff

America's premier health care accrediting and certification organization spotlights on its website Parrish Medical Center in a white paper written to help hospitals benefit f.... Read More

Florida Hospital to Launch Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

Aug 18, 2017 at 10:04 am by Staff

Florida Hospital is pleased to announce it is developing a pediatric liver transplant program, which will provide much-needed services to children in Central and North Flo.... Read More

Patient Radiation in Diagnostic Imaging

Aug 13, 2017 at 08:29 pm by Staff

By DR. WILLIAM F. SENSAKOVIC Wilhelm Roentgen serendipitously discovered x-rays in 1895. Scientists and physicians, eager to improve patient care, immediately applied the ne.... Read More

Botox Use in the Trigeminal Pain System: A Review

Aug 13, 2017 at 07:52 pm by Staff

By DR. BRIAN FUSELIER, DR. MELVIN FIELD, AND DR. BARRY LOUGHNER Abstract Following FDA approval for Botox on October 15, 2010 to treat headaches in adult patients with.... Read More

Obesity And Depression Are Entwined, Yet Scientists Don't Know Why

Aug 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm by Staff

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News About 15 years ago, Dr. Sue McElroy, a psychiatrist in Mason, Ohio, started noticing a pattern. People came to see her because they were.... Read More

Asthma, More Deadly With Age, Takes Heavy Toll On Older Adults

Aug 10, 2017 at 05:55 pm by Staff

By Judith Graham Kaiser Health News In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath.... Read More

Genomics in Acute Myeloid Leukemia - A Dynamic Landscape with Elegant Vista

Aug 08, 2017 at 09:21 pm by Staff

By PAVAN KUMAR BHAMIDIPATI, MD Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a fatal hematological malignancy commonly occurring in relatively older population with limited progress in the.... Read More

When Wounds Won't Heal, Therapies Spread -- To The Tune Of $5 Billion

Aug 03, 2017 at 06:07 pm by Staff

By Marisa Taylor Kaiser Health News PHILADELPHIA -- Carol Emanuele beat cancer. But for the past two years, she has been fighting her toughest battle yet. She has an open woun.... Read More

Depression Among Heart Attack Survivors Can Be Deadly, Yet Is Often Ignored

Jul 22, 2017 at 04:14 pm by Staff

By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News Clyde Boyce has been hospitalized 14 times in the past four years. Boyce, 61, survived two strokes and five operations to unblock arteries a.... Read More