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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday.

    In one case, two New Jersey patients (one of them had he...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients with a broken hip are more likely to die after the fracture if they're discharged from the hospital early, a new study indicates.

    "Our results suggest that the continuous efforts to decrease length of stay after major surgery is ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- At least 100 patients may have been exposed to medical devices contaminated with a "superbug" at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where the devices are already believed to be responsible for seven serious infections, including two

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite some doctors' claims to the contrary, cancer patients rarely request unnecessary tests or treatments, a new study finds.

    Researchers surveyed 34 oncologists, 11 oncology fellows and 15 nurse practitioners immediately after visits with ca...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More community hospitals are giving a powerful clot-busting medication to stroke victims, improving their chances of survival and recovery, new research shows.

    These local hospitals are becoming more comfortable using the clot-busting drug tPA ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some loved ones who care for veterans with brain injuries may be at increased risk for chronic health problems, a new study indicates.

    "Traumatic brain injuries can result in devastating physical and cognitive [mental] im...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Care:

    MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have identified eight specific physical signs that strongly indicate that someone with advanced cancer is entering the last days of life.

    The investigators focused on telltale signs that a patient has, at most, just three days ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Shorter shifts for medical residents don't appear to be making any big improvements in doctors' fatigue levels or in patient care, new research shows.

    The study found that although doctors weren't less tired during their shortest shifts, an adverse...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Long-term Care:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about one in two U.S. nursing home workers gets an annual flu shot, a new study says.

    "Low staff vaccination rates put vulnerable populations at risk of contracting influenza," wrote the authors of the study in the February issue of the Am...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transfusion Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood transfusion strategy developed on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan looks like the best way to save civilians bleeding out from severe wounds, a new study reports.

    A blood transfusion "recipe" containing equal parts plasma, plat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially harmful intravenous (IV) fluids are being given to too many patients with severe heart failure, a new study suggests.

    As researchers from Yale University explained, heart failure patients in the hospital typically receive drugs called d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Advanced Practice Nursing:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delirium is a common and troubling symptom for critically ill hospital patients, and medications are often used to ease the condition. But a new study suggests that non-drug alternatives are available.

    According to the st...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't surprise many parents, a new government analysis shows that teens and young adults are the most likely to show up in a hospital ER with injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident.

    Race was another factor that raised the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of many types of hospital-acquired infections are on the decline, but more work is needed to protect patients, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

    "Hospitals have made real progress to reduce some types ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Checking the blood sugar levels of emergency department patients with heart failure can identify those at risk of diabetes, hospitalization and early death, a new study suggests.

    This increased risk was true even if patients had blood sugar (glu...Full Article