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Posts from Month: January 2014

Smartphone Apps For the ED

Mobile technology is taking over the world, the emergency department included. With the majority of people carrying smartphones or tablets these days, it makes sense that the health care industry would make use of this valuable trend, as well. Hospitals can utilize smartphone applications to improve a patient’s experience while in the ER and to…

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Laryngoscope Contamination Studies

As concern regarding cross-contamination becomes more prevalent in light of resistant bacteria strains, the laryngoscope handle falls into focus. SUNY Upstate Medical University Study A 2009 study published in Anesthesia & Analgesia sampled 60 laryngoscope handles from the operating rooms of SUNY Upstate Medical University. The hospital recognized their lack of regulations regarding the disinfection…

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Urgent Care Centers Are Filling a Void

There has always been a question about urgent cares centers and their impact on the health care landscape. A recent study by the Center for Studying Health System Change found they do indeed matter. HSC is a Washington, D.C. based nonpartisan agency dedicated to researching health care policies and providing focused analysis. Their recent findings…

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The Ultroid Hemorrhoid Management System

About 75 percent of all people experience hemorrhoids at some point in life, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Over half of individuals over the age of 50 have some form of this disease. For those who suffer from painful inflammation, a nonsurgical option like the Ultroid Hemorrhoid Management System offers…

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