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Top 5 Most Expensive Conditions Treated in U.S. Hospitals

Costs associated with inpatient stays constitute the largest single component of healthcare spending.  Working as a healthcare professional, you are on the frontline of...
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30 Day Readmission Rates to U.S. Hospitals

Hospital readmissions can sometimes feel like a revolving door.  Now a new study from AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) is shedding light...
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Millennials Connect With Telemedicine

Age makes a difference when it comes to knowledge and acceptance of telemedicine which is gaining attention from providers and regulators for its potential...
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How Zebrafish Are Helping Improve Bone Marrow Transplants

You read that right --zebrafish are helping reveal drugs that may improve bone marrow transplants.  Using large-scale zebrafish drug-screening models, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital...
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Project A.L.S. Spends 100% Of Donations From 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge On Promising Research

On the one-year anniversary of The Ice Bucket Challenge--an unexpected social media sensation that raised unprecedented awareness for ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease--Project A.L.S....
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What Most Chronic Pain Patients Don’t Tell You

More than half of chronic pain patients in a managed care setting reported using chiropractic care or acupuncture or both, but many of these...
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Personalized Medicine: Pharmacogenomics 101

Pharmacogenomics, the study of how genes affect the way medicines work in your body, is helping advance personalized medicine and allowing healthcare providers nationwide...

New Risk-Based Methodology For Reporting Diagnostic Lab Results

A major study of electronic medical records by researchers at Florence A. Rothman Institute (FARI) introduced a new model for reporting laboratory test results,...
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Nurse Staffing Affects Patient Safety

Having well-educated nurses with fewer patients to care for can help reduce hospital deaths, a new NIH study suggests. The findings can help hospitals...
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Federal Report Shows Drop In Preterm Births, Increase In Adolescent Depression

The number of American infants born before the 37th week of pregnancy dropped slightly in 2013, as did the percentage of children with asthma...

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