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Health & Wellness

C.Diff ~ THE NEXT DEADLY VIRUS
Health & Wellness  (tags: clostridium difficle, hospitals, doctors, nurses, strain, mutant, germs )

Vicky
- 1990 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
Overuse of antibiotics has allowed the germ to develop resistance in recent years, doctors said, and this is the mutant strain they're afraid of. 78% percent of cleaned surfaces were still contaminated; only bleach will kill the germ.
The Evidence Gap: Quickly Vetted, Treatment Is Offered to Patients
Health & Wellness  (tags: doctors, medicine, FDA, alternate treatments, radiation, cancer, coverup, corruption, health care, healthcare, hospital, hospitals, patients )

Blue
- 1996 days ago - nytimes.com
The F.D.A. regularly allows devices to market after only cursory review and without clear evidence they help.
When Is Enough Enough?
Health & Wellness  (tags: biological maintenance, dying, medical treatment, hospitals, doctors, Medicare, Medicaid, nursing homes, prolonging life )

RC
- 2017 days ago - nytimes.com
I think many of us share a similar fear: dying alone, incapacitated, perhaps unable to speak, to remember, to do the simplest thing for ourselves. Read this piece & share your thoughts on prolonging life when real life itself has already departed.
Terrific Chart Compares Hospital Quality
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, quality of health care, hospital data, hospital choice, medical procedures )

RC
- 2054 days ago - hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
This site provides in-depth information and comparisons of hospitals on several different levels. You can compare up to three health facilities at a time by overall care, location, specific diseases and procedures, etc. This is one to bookmark.
Teddy Bears Banned From Hospitals
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, hospitals, children, disease, infections, germs, teddy bears, toys, banned )

Jacquelin
- 2150 days ago - news.com.au
THE humble teddy bear and soft toys will be restricted in Melbourne hospitals because of fears they could harbour dangerous germs. The Royal Children's Hospital has banned donations of second-hand soft toys and restricts children from sharing toys they
The Empowered Patient: How to Protect Yourself From Hospital Errors
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, illness, medical error, negligence, death toll, avoidable, empowered patient, Julia Hallisy, hard-come-by experience, child's illness )

LucyKalei
- 2221 days ago - alternet.org
Annual no of lives lost to medical error? roughly equivalent to a WorldTradeCenter attack occurring every 2 wks. Author Hallisy became more savvy & educated the longer her child's illness went on. What every patient/patient's advocate needs to know...
Many Doctors, Many Tests, No Rhyme or Reason
Health & Wellness  (tags: patient, physicians, lab tests, technology, health care, hospitals )

Blue
- 2225 days ago - nytimes.com
In our health care system, if you have a slew of physicians and a willing patient, almost any sort of terrible excess can occur.
Hospital Superbug Deaths Rise 72% in Just One Year, Killing 6,500
Health & Wellness  (tags: MRSA, Clostridium, hospitals, sanitation, medicine, healthcare, hand washing, contagion, super bugs )

Blue
- 2239 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Deaths from a highly infectious bug have risen by almost three-quarters in a year, according to shocking official figures released today. The number of deaths involving Clostridium difficile rose by 72 per cent, the Office for National Statistics said
Health | Hospitals See Rise in Dog Bites
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, in England, see rise in dog bites, figures obtained, by the Liberal Democrats, NHS statistics, risen by more than 40%, attending A&E, after a dog attack, in the last 4yrs, The Liberal Democrats, UK, children, patients under 18, treated )

Sharon
- 2239 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The number of people treated for dog bites at hospitals in England has risen sharply,figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats.NHS statistics show the number attending A&E after a dog attack has risen by more than 40% in the last 4yrs to nearly 3,800 a yr
Private Hospital Funding Surges Past Public - Australia
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, health, hospitals, funding, private, public, government )

Chrissy
- 2267 days ago - news.com.au
GOVERNMENT spending on private hospitals is growing at more than triple the rate of funding for the public sector, a report has revealed. The Report on Government Services, prepared by a committee of officials from the commonwealth, state and territory
UK Doctors Head Our Way - Australia
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, uk, england, doctors, medics, recruiting, hospitals )

Chrissy
- 2282 days ago - news.com.au
A BLUNDER in a jobs recruitment program in the UK will result in relief 19,000km away with hundreds of doctors set to migrate to Australia to help fill staff shortages in our ailing public hospitals system. More than 5000 British medics have found themsel
States Welcome Health Funding Arrangements - Outcome - Australia
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, state, federal, government, ministers, good news, surgery, hospitals, healthcare )

Chrissy
- 2283 days ago - abc.net.au
The states and territories have welcomed a new deal with the Commonwealth to slash elective surgery waiting lists by 25,000 operations this year. The meeting of the nation's treasurers and health ministers has agreed to an immediate $150 million plan to
Paramedics Blame Ice for Drain on Resources - Victoria - Australia
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, victoria, paramedics, hospitals, methamphetamine, ice, ovedose, drugs )

Chrissy
- 2294 days ago - news.com.au
THE drug ice, or methamphetamine, caused havoc in the past year, endangering the lives of thousands of young Victorians and placing a strain on emergency services' resources. Ambulance paramedics treated more than 500 amphetamine-related cases in 2007,
Lifesaving Heart Shock Sometimes Delayed in Hospital
Health & Wellness  (tags: heart, health, hospitals, treatment, risks, humans, health )

Danielle
- 2294 days ago - cnn.com
NEW YORK (AP) -- Just because you're in the hospital doesn't mean you'll quickly get treated if your heart stops beating. About one-third of patients don't get a potentially live-saving shock within the recommended two minutes, a new study found.
Why Hospitals Are Dangerous Places for Heart Attacks
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, heart, heart attack, hospitals, humans, interesting, disease )

Danielle
- 2294 days ago - abcnews.go.com
If your heart were to stop suddenly, you'd think a hospital would be the safest place to be. Maybe not. An alarming new study, released today in the New England Journal of Medicine, says that in about a third of cardiac arrest cases nationwide, hospital
 

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