July 31, 2015 |
Featured Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital Opens Pediatric Heart Failure Intensive Care Unit
Houston, TX - Texas Children’s Heart Center and the section of Critical Care Medicine recently cut the ribbon on a new, first-of-its-kind pediatric Heart Failure Intensive Care Unit. View All Hospitals >
Featured Technology
St. Jude Medical Announces FDA Approval for Industry's Only MR-Conditional 5-Column Paddle Lead for Chronic Pain
St. Paul, MN - New MR-conditional labeling for the Penta paddle lead ensures patients in need of future MRIs can access the industry’s broadest paddle lead to support the treatment of chronic pain.  Full Story >
On The Horizon
Study Could Lead to Vaccine for Mosquito-borne Dengue Virus
Nashville, TN - Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the National University of Singapore have determined the structure of a human monoclonal antibody which, in an animal model, strongly neutralizes a type of the potentially lethal dengue virus. Full Story >
Smart Moves
Scott Rathgaber Named New CEO of Gundersen Health System
La Crosse, WI - As Gundersen Health System prepares to celebrate 125 years of clinical excellence in 2016, a new leader has been named to continue the organization’s tradition of world-class care for patients and the communities served. Full Story >
Continuing Education
UNITE HERE to Deliver Petitions Calling for End of Big Pharma Influence on Continuing Medical Education Activities
Chicago, IL – UNITE HERE delivered thousands of petitions to the Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) board meeting in Chicago on July 16. Patients, doctors, and members of the public can still sign the petition at NoMoreDrugMoney.org.  Full Story >
News Briefs
Pharma
New Evidence That Genetic Differences May Help Explain Inconsistent Effectiveness Of Anti-Hiv Drug
Baltimore, MD - Research with human tissue and cells suggests that genetic variations may account for some failures of an anti-HIV drug to treat and prevent HIV infection. Full Story >
Procedures
Lymph Node Transplant Can Provide Relief from Cancer-Related Lymphedema
New York, NY - A critical aspect of many cancer surgeries is the removal of nearby lymph nodes, but in some cases removing these lymph nodes causes a debilitating side effect called lymphedema. Full Story >
Healthcare IT
How One Struggling Hospital is on Track to Save $18M
Parkersburg, WV - The Camden Clark Medical Center had a serious financial problem. It had been cited for regularly having "poor operating performance" and was posting operating losses of more than $6 million and $15 million in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Full Story >
Featured Video
Mayo Expert: Artificial Liver Ready for Human Testing: On any given day about 15,000 Americans are on the liver transplant waiting list. It’s that kind of statistic that’s had doctors looking for alternatives for decades. Now, a new study in the Journal of Hepatology reports that Mayo Clinicresearchers may have a bioartificial liver ready to do the job for some of those patients. 
Safety First
Massachusetts General Hospital Expands Use of LiveData PeriOp Manager
Cambridge, MA - LiveData, Inc. announced that Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has expanded its deployment of LiveData PeriOp Manager™, adding LiveData OR-Schedule Board™ to its growing patient safety and operational intelligence deployments. Full Story >
Specialties
Advances in Treating a Cardiac Arrhythmia
San Diego, CA - Most of us aren’t consciously aware of our heart beat until it speeds up due to physical exertion, fear, or excitement. However, for people with a condition known as cardiac arrhythmia, the heart may suddenly start to beat too quickly, too slowly or without a regular rhythm. Full Story >
Community
Innovative Program Might Be Right for Your Hospital
Munster, IN - New grandparents review basic baby care. Learn new practices and recommendations for infant care at the Grandparents Class on Aug. 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Community Hospital Outpatient Centre, located at 9660 Wicker Ave, St. John, Indiana.    Full Story >