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'Downton Abbey' hound could have better luck today

'Downton Abbey' hound could have better luck today

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 21, 2015

Fans of “Downton Abbey,” the soapy drama about English aristocrats struggling to adapt to the early 20th century, know the Crawley family got some bad news recently.

It may sound fishy, but this dressing could speed healing

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 21, 2015

When it comes to options for healing wounds, there may be plenty of fish in the sea. But bandages derived from tilapia skin could surface as a prize catch, according to a preliminary study that finds collagen from the skin of that popular food fish led to speedier wound healing in rats.

Thrifty Vermonter leaves rich surprise for his local hospital

Thrifty Vermonter leaves rich surprise for his local hospital

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 14, 2015

To his neighbors in Brattleboro, Vt., Ronald Read was a man of modest means known for extreme frugality. So when the former gas station employee and janitor died at 92, residents of the town of 12,000 in the Green Mountain state's southeast corner were shocked to learn he'd left $6 million to the...

A condom quandary in South America

A condom quandary in South America

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 14, 2015

Too much or not enough? It's a matter of supply, demand and geography in two South American countries where condoms are making news.

Colorado hospital's ambulances add bike racks

Colorado hospital's ambulances add bike racks

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 31, 2015

Bicyclists in one Colorado city won't have to leave their ride behind if they have an accident. Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins has outfitted all 14 of its ambulances with bike racks so patient and bike can travel together to the hospital.

Michigan medical school programmer wins on 'Jeopardy!'

Michigan medical school programmer wins on 'Jeopardy!'

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 24, 2015

Who is $104,500 richer? The answer is John Schultz, 29, a computer programmer with the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor, and a five-time champion on the “Jeopardy!” television quiz show.

Music helps children with post-surgery pain

Music helps children with post-surgery pain

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 17, 2015

Adults aren’t the only ones whose post-surgical pain can be alleviated by listening to music. Children can benefit, too—but they want to control the playlist.

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