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2014-05-20 16:25:40

Early Mobility Improves Outcomes, Shortens Length of Stay for Patients SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Data presented today at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) annual meeting in San Diego, Calif., highlights a major gap in patient care in intensive care units (ICU) around the country. Research has demonstrated that patients in the ICU achieve significantly better outcomes when the process of "early mobility" - having patients sit, stand and move their bodies early in...

2014-05-20 12:34:36

Other New Features Include Profiles for Pets, Upgraded 'Med Cabinet' to Manage all Medications in One Place, Redesigned User Interface; Branded Versions Add SMS& Email Reminders - MediSafe Now a True Platform HAIFA, Israel, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- www.MediSafeProject.com MediSafe version 3.0 launched today on iOS and Android, allowing doctors to increase care quality between office visits by sending "automatic prescriptions" with take-as-directed instructions directly to patients...

2014-05-20 10:46:25

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Simulations find improved outcomes but suggest less frequent screening may be as beneficial One of the first studies to analyze the effectiveness of screening survivors of childhood cancer for early signs of impending congestive heart failure (CHF) finds improved health outcomes but suggests that less frequent screening than currently recommended may yield similar clinical benefit. The researchers, in a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine,...

2014-05-20 08:34:42

Actor Announces Investment in Crowdsourced Medical Diagnosis Platform SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdMed, an online crowdsourced medical diagnosis platform that helps solve even the world's most difficult medical cases, today announced that actor Patrick Dempsey has made an investment in the company. Almost one in 10 Americans - and 350 million people globally - are affected by the approximately 7,000 different types of rare or difficult-to-diagnose medical...

2014-05-19 23:11:13

Perth Based technology entrepreneur, Nathan Buzza today announced that he had joined the board of Alcidion Pty Ltd, a leading edge health informatics company specializing in Clinical Decision Support. (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Buzza was well known for his CommtechWireless business, which developed clinical middleware solutions that were deployed globally. In 2008, Buzza divested CommtechWireless to Amcom Software, which was acquired by USA Mobility for $USD163.8m. Most recently, Buzza had...

2014-05-19 23:06:25

The American Hospital Association (AHA), which serves 5,000 healthcare organizations, surveyed hospital CEOs to learn how they were planning to adapt their organizations to the new healthcare environment. LifeWings Partners understands the need to be fully prepared for these changes and are already developing new processes and tools which are saving hospitals millions of dollars. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 The American Hospital Association (AHA), which serves 5,000 healthcare...

2014-05-19 09:59:29

Duke University Medical Center When it comes to treating kidney stones, less invasive may not always be better, according to new research from Duke Medicine. In a direct comparison of shock wave lithotripsy vs. ureteroscopy – the two predominant methods of removing kidney stones – researchers found that ureteroscopy resulted in fewer repeat treatments. The findings were published May 16, 2014, in the journal JAMA Surgery, coinciding with presentation at the annual meeting of the...

2014-05-16 12:27:07

TIANJIN, China, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital (hereinafter referred to as "TEDA") successfully performed the cryoballoon ablation surgery of atrial fibrillation (AF) on two AF patients. It is reported that extremely few hospitals in China can make such operation and it is also the first time in Tianjin. The 61-year-old Granny Zhang, a paroxysmal AF patient who lives in the Tanggu district of Tianjin, has received the surgery....

2014-05-15 23:02:28

John Q. Sherman Awards recognize excellence in patient engagement. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Today, winners of the inaugural John Q. Sherman Awards for Excellence in Patient Engagement were honored in award ceremonies at the 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress in Orlando, FL. Dr. Nasia Safdar, hospital epidemiologist for the University of Wisconsin Hospital, was recognized with the individual award of excellence. The OpenNotes Collaborative won the award for institutional...

2014-05-15 16:29:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospitals are leading the movement to improve the quality of care delivered to U.S. patients, outpacing improvements in other settings, according to two national reports issued today by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Three-quarters of hospital quality measures showed significant improvement, compared with 60 percent for home health and nursing home care, and about half for ambulatory settings. The U.S....


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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