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5 improvements needed to modernize the American hospital landscape

Over the past 40 years, the number of U.S. hospitals declined by 12 percent, from more than 7,100 in 1975 to 6,200 in 2017, according to the latest American Hospital Association survey. And, yet, despite shuttering nearly 1,000 facilities, hospitals remain the nation’s largest source of health care spending, accounting for $ 1.1 trillion annually (or 33% of all national… Read More »

Mayo Clinic to introduce cutting-edge medical technology to UAE hospital

A partnership between US non-profit Mayo Clinic and UAE healthcare network Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) is planned to bring world-class specialist care to Shaikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC). According to a Mayo Clinic news release, it will introduce the latest healthcare technologies to the 741-bed hospital in Abu Dhabi, including robotic surgery, which will… Read More »

Novelist Doctor Skewers Corporate Medicine In ‘Man’s 4th Best Hospital’ – NPR

Enlarge this image “The profession we love has been taken over,” psychiatrist and novelist Samuel Shem tells NPR, “with us sitting there in front of screens all day, doing data entry in a computer factory.” Catie Dull/NPR hide caption toggle caption Catie Dull/NPR “Don’t read The House of God,” one of my professors told me… Read More »

Vaping Landed 14 Young People in the Hospital in 2 States

According to administrators from the Department of Health Services in Wisconsin and the Department of Public Health in Illinois, a total of 14 teens and young adults were recently hospitalized for lung damage and breathing problems most likely related to vaping, CNN reports. E-cigarettes are often advertised as a healthier substitute to traditional cigarettes. But… Read More »

Pregnant mother, 36, died after collapsing in a hospital car park DAYS before she was due

Tragedy as nine-months pregnant woman, 36, dies after collapsing in hospital car park – but doctors manage to SAVE her baby girl Rachel Molloy was rushed to hospital with stomach pains at nine months  Her and her husband, Nick, 35, believed she was going into labour She collapsed from a ruptured aneurysm in the artery… Read More »