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'Code Black' documentary takes you inside the ER

'Code Black' documentary takes you inside the ER

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 18, 2014

Life and death struggles aren't the only battles raging in emergency departments. There's also the less visible war between doctors' ideals and the challenges of practicing medicine in today's political and economic healthcare environment.

Jazz (and silence) can be good for patients after surgery

Jazz (and silence) can be good for patients after surgery

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 18, 2014

Listening to Dave Brubeck perform the Hoagy Carmichael classic “Stardust” may not become standard procedure in surgery recovery rooms, but researchers at Penn State Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center found that elective hysterectomy patients had significantly lower post-surgery...

Louisiana hospital newborns hear Cajun lullabies

Louisiana hospital newborns hear Cajun lullabies

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 11, 2014

Lafayette (La.) General Medical Center lies in the heart of Acadiana, the home of the Cajuns who settled in southwest Louisiana in the 18th century.

Healthcare mascots wear their cause on their sleeves

Healthcare mascots wear their cause on their sleeves

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 04, 2014

Sure, McDonald's may have Ronald McDonald and Geico has that gecko. But can they really compete with an enormous urine cup on legs called Petey P. Cup? Or Mr. Testicles, a giant set of, well, testicles (or at least someone walking around in a plush costume approximating said body part)?

Grateful dad fundraises for Shriners with 1,900 mile bike ride

Grateful dad fundraises for Shriners with 1,900 mile bike ride

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 27, 2014

A Tennessee father whose 4-year-old daughter is facing years of treatment for a spinal deformity has biked more than 1,100 miles to raise funds for the Shriners Hospitals for Children system that's treating her.

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