Pneumatic Tubes: Keeping Health Systems Running Smoothly

As we know, hospitals must run efficiently to keep up with demand – learn how pneumatic tubes are keeping health systems running smoothly.

Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Priscilla Chan Give $75 Million to Hospital Where She Completed Residency

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have just announced a huge donation to San Francisco General Hospital. The couple is giving $75 million to the hospital, which is called The General, to expand the size of the ER and…

Hospital Leaked Patient’s Syphilis Diagnosis on Facebook, Claims Lawsuit

I’d imagine that being told you have an STD isn’t pleasant, but I’m pretty sure that it would be twice as awful if that news was made public – plastered all over Facebook, for instance. That’s what one Cincinnati woman…

Obamacare: The End of Insurance As We Know It?

In the early days of the Obamacare debate, before the ACA was codified and passed, there was mention of and support for things like a “public option”, and even “Medicaid for all”. These possibilities sought to remove for-profit insurance companies…

Hospital Infections: Still Problem Despite Progress

Did you know that 1 in 25 people with infections actually get them while at a hospital receiving treatment? This shocking statistic comes by way of a new study that was published n the New England Journal of Medicine on…

Tonsillectomy Surgery Leads to Brain Dead Diagnosis

What started as a typical tonsillectomy for thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath ended in a mother’s worst nightmare. Due to complications, McMath bled during the surgery and suffered cardiac arrest. On December 12, 2013, the teenager was declared brain-dead. Two physicians (a…

Nurse Stabbed, Yet Remembered for Being a Good Nurse

Gail Sandidge was working at Good Shepherd Ambulatory Surgical Center in Longview, Texas, when 22-year-old Kyron Templeton moved about the hospital wielding a hunting knife. At 7 in the morning, Templeton ran through the hospital screaming, “You’re not going to…

Hospitals Refusing to Hire Smokers a Growing Trend

As of July 1, two Philadelphia hospitals, the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, will join dozens of healthcare systems nationwide in refusing to hire smokers. The move has generated criticism from many quarters. Civil liberties…

George H.W. Bush Still in Hospital, Could be Discharged as Soon as This Week

Former President George H.W. Bush has been in the Houston-area Methodist Hospital for nearly two months now, battling an illness which included a constant fever. Around Christmas Bush was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) so that hospital staff…

George H.W. Bush “Alert” and “in Good Spirits” in ICU

Former President George H.W. Bush is still in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Houston-area Methodist Hospital, but a Bush family spokesperson today announced that the former president’s condition is improving. The spokesperson expressed hope that Bush will make…

Ex-President Bush Now in Intensive Care

Former President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit of the Houston-area Methodist hospital. Bush has been in the hospital for more than a month now, battling what is reported to be a constant fever. According…

Medicare: More Patients Being Kept for Observation

Medicare patients are being kept for observation at hospitals more often than they’re being admitted, thanks to pressure from the federal government. According to a recent study, the number of individuals who have been kept for observation has risen dramatically…

Kinect Is Being Used To Prevent Old People From Falling, Help Stroke Patients Regain Movement

Microsoft may really be onto something with the Kinect. Not only has it been a big hit with the gaming crowd, an area where the company is flourishing thanks to its Xbox brand, but the device is proving to have…

QR Codes and Mammograms: Better Health Through Technology

If you ask most people, I’m sure that they would tell you that the health care field can greatly benefit from the rapidly growing tech sector. Whether it is better machinery, more organized record keeping or doctors having accessibility to…

Mayo Clinic Launches Center For Social Media

Mayo Clinic said today it is launching a Center for Social Media to create broader and deeper engagement by hospitals, doctors and patients.

"Mayo Clinic believes individuals have the right and responsibility to advocate for their own health, and that it is our responsibility to help them use social media tools to get the best information, connect with providers and with each other, and inspire healthy choices," said Mayo Clinic president and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D.