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Newswise: FSU Research: Male and female firefighters have different problems with protective suits

FSU Research: Male and female firefighters have different problems with protective suits

Florida State University

When female firefighters put on the protective suits they need for their work, they’re often using gear that has been designed for a male body.Because of that mismatch, the suits don’t fit as well as they should, and their mobility is impaired. Firefighters working in gear that restricts their movement must work harder to move around in a stressful and physically demanding environment, which puts them at greater risk of overexertion and heart attacks, the leading cause of on-duty deaths.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Gender Issues, In the Workplace, Men's Health, Patient Safety, Women's Health, All Journal News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 10:40 AM EST
Newswise: Don't let winter sports injuries freeze your fun

Don't let winter sports injuries freeze your fun

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

For many people, dropping temperatures mean it's time to bundle up and head outdoors for their favorite winter activities. Whether you're a sports enthusiast hitting the ski slope, a casual skater heading to the local rink or a parent ready to tackle the nearby sledding hill with your child, great times and memories await. However, it's important to make sure your fun winter day isn't spoiled by an accident or injury.

Channels: Patient Safety, Public Health, Sports,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 9:35 AM EST
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Reduced Inhaler Use is Safe for Infants with Bronchiolitis

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Bronchiolitis, a lung infection that is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations in young children, is most prevalent during the winter months and is usually treated with albuterol delivered via inhalers, despite evidence showing no benefit in most patients. A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) redesigned the hospital’s standard treatment for the infection and reduced albuterol use without compromising care.

Channels: Children's Health, Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Patient Safety, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 1:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Hospital Critical Care Resuscitation Unit Improves Patients' Chances of Survival

Hospital Critical Care Resuscitation Unit Improves Patients' Chances of Survival

University of Maryland Medical Center

Patients with acutely life-threatening health conditions who were treated in the innovative Critical Care Resuscitation Unit had better health outcomes, including a 36 percent lower risk of dying, than those who were transferred from a hospital’s emergency department then evaluated and treated in a traditional intensive care unit.

Channels: Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, Patient Safety, All Journal News,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
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New AACC Guidance Document Outlines How Healthcare Professionals Can Prevent the Widespread Supplement Biotin From Interfering With Medical Tests

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Biotin’s upsurge in popularity has led to a parallel rise in incidents of this health supplement interfering with critical medical tests. A new guidance document from AACC urges clinicians and laboratory experts to collaborate to prevent this potentially harmful test interference, and to ensure that patients taking biotin receive high quality care.

Channels: Healthcare, Patient Safety, Pharmaceuticals, 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, All Journal News,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 12:15 PM EST
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Recovering from a Broken Bone

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

A new review article published in the January issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) sheds light on immobilization cast options.

Channels: Bone Health, Children's Health, Family and Parenting, Healthcare, Patient Safety, Surgery, All Journal News,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
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Significant underreporting in safety data found on Nursing Home Compare website

University of Chicago Medical Center

Research from the University of Chicago shows some data used by Nursing Home Compare, the go-to resource for many families researching nursing home options for their loved ones, may be highly inaccurate.

Channels: Aging, Healthcare, Nursing, Patient Safety, Seniors, Trauma, All Journal News,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 1:10 PM EST
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Newswise: Trial Suggests Babies in Intensive Care Can be Better Protected From Parental Bacteria

Trial Suggests Babies in Intensive Care Can be Better Protected From Parental Bacteria

Johns Hopkins Medicine

For sick or prematurely born babies spending their first days of life in a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the soothing voice and gentle touch of a loving parent can have a tremendous impact toward a positive outcome — that is, unless mom or dad’s visit leaves the infant with something extra: a dangerous bacterial infection.

Channels: All Journal News, Grant Funded News, Children's Health, Clinical Trials, Family and Parenting, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Patient Safety,

Released:
31-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST
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Newswise: U-M Approach Could Improve the Accuracy of Cancer Clinical Trials

U-M Approach Could Improve the Accuracy of Cancer Clinical Trials

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

An innovative approach to analyzing the medical scans of patients in clinical trials could help ensure the accuracy of trial results while reducing the workload for busy oncologists, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center.

Channels: Cancer, Clinical Trials, Healthcare, Patient Safety, Technology, National Cancer Institute (NCI), All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
26-Dec-2019 10:10 AM EST
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Questions to ask before surgery

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A surgeon from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center discusses the questions you should ask before you have surgery.

Channels: Healthcare, Patient Safety, Surgery,

Released:
20-Dec-2019 12:45 PM EST
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