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2011-10-31 17:14:00

<font size="2" face="Arial"> </font> TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pint-sized princesses, superheroes, a cowgirl and the infamous King Pig from Angry Birds invaded the hallways of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital this afternoon. Some came on foot, others arrived in wagons and wheelchairs, and all were in search of Halloween goodies. (Photo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111031/DC97054</font>) The...

2011-10-05 15:13:13

"Too busy," and "too complicated." These are the typical excuses one might expect when medical professionals are asked why they fail to use online error-reporting systems designed to improve patient safety and the quality of care. But Johns Hopkins investigators found instead that the most common reason among radiation oncologists was fear of getting into trouble and embarrassment. Investigators e-mailed an anonymous survey to physicians, nurses, radiation physicists and other radiation...

2011-10-04 08:00:00

TEMPLE, Texas, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Children's Hospital at Scott & White, the newest pediatric hospital in the state and the only stand-alone facility between Dallas and Austin, opened its doors to patients. Earlier, hospital personnel used Scott & White's state-of-the-art Simulation Center for a mock transport of "patients" from the existing Children's Hospital, which was housed in Scott & White Hospital-Temple, before moving patients to the new Children's...

2011-09-26 08:30:00

TEMPLE, Texas, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital at Scott & White, the newest pediatric hospital in the state and the only stand-alone facility between Dallas and Austin, opened its doors to the community on Saturday. The afternoon celebration included a ribbon cutting ceremony, entertainment, activities and tours of the new 148,000-square-foot facility. Children's Hospital at Scott & White will offer convenient, world-class pediatric care to families in 32...

2011-09-20 14:35:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phillip R. Bryant, D.O., joins the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as the first Chief of the newly created Division of Rehabilitation Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "Dr. Bryant's newly appointed leadership role will support the hospital's commitment to elevating CHOP's regional, national and international position in pediatric rehabilitation," said Alan Cohen, M.D.,...

2011-09-08 11:50:10

℠Sunk-cost´ mindset also keeps losers in the stock market Within hours this summer, 30 American troops died in a strike in Afghanistan and millions of American investors watched the Dow Jones Average shed an astonishing 634 points in one day. While it might be difficult to find similarities in the two events, social psychologists can detect a common theme: In each case, investments (money and human lives) were made, and those resources were painfully lost. The...

2011-09-03 07:00:00

Missouri Foundation for Health and Washington University in St. Louis launch new site designed to help schools, organizations, businesses and communities assess and update existing policies to prevent obesity and promote wellness. (PRWEB) September 03, 2011 The Missouri Foundation for Health and the Center for Obesity Prevention and Policy Research at Washington University (COPPR) have unveiled Policy Lift, a free online policy resource to help anyone create or update obesity-related policy...

2011-08-31 23:31:06

Study shows noninvasive, fast way to map heart's electrical activity in one heartbeat Just one second, one heartbeat. That's what is needed for a new, noninvasive functional imaging technology to record data for locating the source in the heart of a dangerous cardiac arrhythmia called ventricular tachycardia (VT). VT is an abnormal, fast beating of the heart, which, if ignored, can lead to ventricular fibrillation, which causes some 400,000 cases of sudden death yearly in the United...

2011-08-17 23:55:51

Every day we make thousands of tiny predictions "” when the bus will arrive, who is knocking on the door, whether the dropped glass will break. Now, in one of the first studies of its kind, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are beginning to unravel the process by which the brain makes these everyday prognostications. While this might sound like a boon to day traders, coaches and gypsy fortune tellers, people with early stages of neurological diseases such as...

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2011-08-07 06:35:43

A St. Louis hospital is testing a sensor network that allows vital signs to be tracked even as patients move about By Diana Lutz, Washington University in St. Louis A clinical warning system that uses wireless sensors to track the vital signs of at-risk patients is undergoing a feasibility study at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. When the full system is operational sensors will take blood oxygenation and heart-rate readings from at-risk patients once or twice a minute. The data will be...