Top News: #Healthcare

Here are the top read news for #healthcare:


A Surgery Standard Under Fire:

What she wanted, the patient told the geriatricians evaluating her, was to be able to return to her condominium in Boston. She had long lived there on her own, lifting weights to keep fit and doing her own grocery shopping, until a heart condition worsened and she could barely manage the stairs. Read more




Inside the Cleveland Clinic’ Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, a patient is assessed by a team including a neurologist via live-streaming video and other telemedicine technology en route to the hospital. A Fast Track to Treatment for Stroke Patients:

After a stroke, timing is everything in the race to save the brain, yet many patients aren’t diagnosed and treated quickly enough to prevent permanent disability or death. Now many hospitals are adopting new strategies to speed up care, which studies show improves the odds for patients who have a stroke caused by a clot obstructing blood flow to the brain. Using technologies such as video conferencing and mobile robots, neurologists are able to order and review tests, evaluate patients remotely, and start critical procedures, in some cases while a potential stroke patient is still en route to the ER. Read more


Medicating Women’s Feelings:

WOMEN are moody. By evolutionary design, we are hard-wired to be sensitive to our environments, empathic to our children’s needs and intuitive of our partners’ intentions. This is basic to our survival and that of our offspring. Some research suggests that women are often better at articulating their feelings than men because as the female brain develops, more capacity is reserved for language, memory, hearing and observing emotions in others. Read more





A man surfs the Web searching for hospital ratings.What’s A Patient To Do When Hospital Ratings Disagree?:

When you face a choice about hotels, restaurants or cars, the chances are you head to the Web for help. Online ratings have become essential tools for modern consumers. Health care is no exception to the ratings game, especially when it comes to hospitals. Read more




If Patients Only Knew How Often Treatments Could Harm Them:

If we knew more, would we opt for different kinds and amounts of health care? Despite the existence of metrics to help patients appreciate benefits and harms, a new systematic review suggests that our expectations are not consistent with the facts. Most patients overestimate the benefits of medical treatments, and underestimate the harms; because of that, they use more care. Read more