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Diabetes epidemic: Obesity weighing down public health
More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, up from the previous estimate of 26 million in 2010, and another 86 million have prediabetes, according to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency warns that without weight loss and...[MORE]
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Article 1946 TJC alerts industry to prevalence of unsafe injection practices
Patients visiting a clinic for an injection to relieve their pain or for chemotherapy don’t expect to leave with a new condition such as hepatitis, but unfortunately thousands of patients have been adversely affected in this way when they received an injection at their doctor’s office or in the ...[MORE]
Article 1945 Hospitals working to reduce infections
An initiative headed by the American Hospital Association has prevented hospital-caused complications in 69,000 patients at 1,600 hospitals and saved more than $201 million in its first two years compared to rates from the recent past, reports HealthLeaders Media. The success was reported ...[MORE]
Article 1944 Hospital adds pharmacists to ER
Children’s Medical Center in Dallas has added 10 full-time pharmacists to its emergency department in an effort to reduce medication errors, according to a recent story in FierceHealthcare. “Pharmacists at Children's review nearly 20,000 medications and prescription orders a week for ...[MORE]
Article 1943 Weekly emails helped in infection control
Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami achieved success in combating the spread of the highly resistant organism Acinetobacter baumannii after its medical director of infection control began sending weekly emails to hospital leadership with specific details of the outbreak. “The emails ...[MORE]
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