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To Curb Medical Errors, Physicians Must Be Better Trained To Admit Mistakes

Medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States, with some research suggesting that errors can cause as many 250,000 fatalities...
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Love Actually: Americans Agree On What Makes People ‘Feel The Love’

Americans may disagree on many things, but love might not be one of them. According to researchers, people in the U.S. largely agree about...
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Nurse Staffing Levels Linked To Patient Satisfaction

Patients' unfavourable views of hospital care are strongly linked to insufficient numbers of nurses on duty, rather than uncaring staff, indicates observational research published...
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Missed Nursing Care Due To Low Nurse Staffing Increases Patient Mortality

Failure to deliver complete nursing care explains why hospitals with lower registered nursing (RN) staff levels have a higher risk of patient death, a...
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ER Staff Saves The Day After Family Dog Mauls Girl’s Elf On The Shelf

When a Florida hospital manager’s dog mauled her young daughter’s Elf on the Shelf, she called on her colleagues to save the day. Jenn Thelen’s co-workers at...

Oregon company finds success in drug-free pain treatment

The message over the past year to doctors and the entire healthcare community from the government and the latest science has been clear:  Opiods...
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3 Ways Nurses Can Help Families Cope With Grief

Medical workers are no strangers to grief. Recent data shows that 63% of Americans die in hospitals, and nurses can sometimes struggle to support...
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Depression & Nurses: A Closer Look At A Common Problem No One Wants To...

Whether in a hospital or at a doctor’s appointment, nurses greet patients with a comforting warmth and kindness. Despite this, nurses are at risk...
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Supercomputers Help Identify Brain Tumors

Primary brain tumors encompass a wide range of tumors depending on the cell type, the aggressiveness, and stage of tumor. Quickly and accurately characterizing...
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A Textile Material That Keeps Itself Germ-Free?

Scientists have developed a novel weapon in the battle against deadly hospital-acquired infections - a textile that disinfects itself. And independent tests show it can...

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