Healthcare Articles

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November 5, 2013 – 848 views
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Medical errors are quite common today. About 2 to 3 percent of all children discharged from hospitals in the US are victims of medical errors according to a pediatric study. This is a major cause for concern. Another study showed that critical care units in the UK have almost a 15 percent error rate. While most of the errors are minor like wrong prescriptions, a good number of them are life-threatening... Full Story 
October 30, 2013 – 1,006 views
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For several years, Texas has had strict regulations supporting the use of hidden cameras in nursing homes. Recent events in Oklahoma have sparked the implementation of a similar law in the state, allowing the installation of undercover cameras in nursing homes. The state has had a reputation of being one of the worst in terms of the quality of nursing home care. In fact, Families for Better Care, a non-profit elder advocacy group, conducted a study and gave an a rating of... Full Story 
October 29, 2013 – 907 views
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It is quite clear that workplace violence refers to the violence or aggression that a person at work faces. It has been identified as one of the major hazards of the health care industry. It has been defined as a threat or act of physical violence, aggressive behavior, harassment, disruptive behavior or intimidation that a worker faces while performing his/her work... Full Story 
October 23, 2013 – 951 views
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Alhambra, Los Angeles saw the personal information of hundreds of thousands of citizens stolen. The suspect is 36 year old Christopher Lee Brown, a transient who was caught on camera while he stole two password protected laptops carrying this information. The private records of over 700,000 patients were on these two laptops, which is the major concern of this theft. The information included the phone numbers, emergency numbers, driving license details and home addresses of many of these patients... Full Story 
October 21, 2013 – 871 views
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ICD is a diagnostic tool for health management and medical purposes, along with the study of the causes and effects of medical conditions within a defined population. ICD stands for the International Classification of Diseases. The ICD is a globally recognized standard that records statistics for morbidity and mortality in populations... Full Story 
October 16, 2013 – 877 views
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Simon Fraser University is going to start a new nursing project where nurses will be matched with disadvantaged pregnant women with the aim of increasing their families' health, economic stability, and safety. The US already has such a program - the Nurse-Family Partnership. It has been working well for the last 30 years and has shown tremendous success in lowering rates of foster care, child maltreatment and even school test grades. This is the first time... Full Story 
October 11, 2013 – 888 views
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The Sunshine Act obligates drug, device, medical supply, Medicaid, children’s health insurance and biological product manufacturers to make clear statements and reports as per US law. Any entity involved in the process of transferring, storing or marketing and distributing such products also come under the... Full Story 
October 9, 2013 – 1,005 views
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Have you been avoiding taking flu shots because you are allergic to eggs? Was it making you feel helpless every time you got down with flu? Well, you don’t have to bear with it anymore because you can finally immunize yourself from flu. No, we are not telling you to get those flu shots that are made from eggs. Instead there is a new and better option for those with egg allergies... Full Story