Posts Tagged Newspapers

MRSA Almost Destroyed in Pittsburgh

Some very positive steps are being taken in one Pittsburgh hospital, notable because they were taken on the intiative of the hospital and not because a gun was being held to the head of the decision-makers. This article from the NY Times makes me stand up to cheer. It tells about the efforts of the […]

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Doctors are Human, too

A report from the AP last week, and reported by the Washington Post, Fox News and others, describes a survey of more than 3,000 doctors in both the US and Canada about their reactions to their own mistakes. The survey was developed and issued by the Joint Commission (JCAHO), the body that accredits hospitals and […]

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Lymphoma Patients’ “Secret” Option

Before you read this blog post, I’ll beg you to be patient with me. Having been diagnosed with lymphoma myself, and reading the article I’m about to cite, my disgust and anger can’t be bridled… If you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, there may be a cure for you that your oncologist hasn’t even […]

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Microchipping for Better Human Health?

The AP issued an article this week (picked up in many pubs, I’m sure — here’s a link) about injecting microchips into humans, in part to improve their healthcare. The idea is that there are a number of problems we human beings could solve if we just had a microchip implanted in our arms. For […]

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Maybe Hospitals Need Continuitionsists, Too

Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal provided an article by Laura Landro about the use of “proceduralists” in hospitals. This is an idea whose time has come… and we almost have to wonder what on earth took them so long? Landro defines a proceduralist as a medical specialist who is highly skilled in one or two skill-specific […]

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