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What Do You Think? –Mandatory Flu Vaccines For Health Care Workers

A recent study about mandatory flu vaccines for health care workers caught our attention. The multi-institutional study found that mandatory flu vaccines improved participation...
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Patient Prejudice: New Survey Finds Bias Toward Doctors, Nurses

A majority of doctors (59%) say they confront bias from patients, including offensive remarks about gender, age, race and ethnicity, according to a new...
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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...
"Flowers and candy"

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...
"Patient and walker"

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...
"Hospital Bed"

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...

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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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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What Are The Most Effective Operating Room Infection Control Practices?

While hospitals grapple with what OR infection control procedures work best, a new study of Texas hospitals has determined two areas that stand out:...

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