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'Code Black' documentary takes you inside the ER
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Jazz (and silence) can be good for patients after surgery
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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 heart rates when they listened to that tune and other jazz numbers.
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Raised middle-finger art exhibit expresses cancer sentiments
Modern Healthcare | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Michael Gross never planned on joining the front lines of the fight against cancer.
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Louisiana hospital newborns hear Cajun lullabies
Modern Healthcare | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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.
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Healthcare mascots wear their cause on their sleeves
Modern Healthcare | October 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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)?
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Grateful dad fundraises for Shriners with 1,900 mile bike ride
Modern Healthcare | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
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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Ig Nobel awards honor docs who found cured pork stops nosebleeds
Modern Healthcare | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Sometimes those old folk remedies really do work.
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Breast implant shortage has Venezuelan women complaining
Modern Healthcare | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.
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Lone Star tick bites cause red meat allergy in growing problem
Modern Healthcare | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick.
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Federal pot farm cranks up production 30% for 2014
Modern Healthcare | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Production will be high, so to speak, at the nation's only federally sanctioned marijuana farm this year.
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Nurse makes final round in Lay's Do Us a Flavor contest
Modern Healthcare | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The first note that hits you is the spicy wasabi, which is quickly balanced with a cooling ginger finish. But while it recalls a piece of maki sushi, it's actually a potato chip: Lay's Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger.
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Healthy eating could be a learnable habit
Modern Healthcare | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Do you hanker for deep-dish pizza or a burger with all the fixings, and push the boiled rutabaga and steamed okra to the far edges of your dinner plate? The “addictive power” of unhealthy foods may have a hold on you, say authors of a new study.
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Charities turn down money from remorseful Reddit users
Modern Healthcare | September 06, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Apparently guilt-stricken users of the website Reddit are trying to donate money to good causes, but no one seems to want their cash.
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Curious correlations populate law student's website
Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There is a freakish correlation between deaths from anticoagulants and the number of U.S. graduates to earn sociology doctorates each year.
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French hospital opening wine bar for hospice patients
Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
lf you figured a French hospital would be the natural place for a wine bar, you'd be right. Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, about 260 miles south of Paris, plans to open a wine bar this month for terminally ill patients in its palliative-care center.
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Siemens office gets unexpected visitor: a moose
Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A young male moose sauntered into an administrative office building of healthcare technology giant Siemens in Dresden, Germany, last week and got stuck behind a glass wall.
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Ice Bucket Challenge attracts doctors, healthcare executives
Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
If you've been checking out social media lately, you've probably seen a video of a friend, a stranger or Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dumping a bucket of ice water on themselves to raise cash to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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Nevada hospital runs mobile hospital at Burning Man
Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When 68,000 or so participants converge on Nevada's Black Rock Desert this week to get the Burning Man fire arts gathering raging, things could get weird. They usually do.
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Richest healthcare tycoons dominated by pharmaceutical execs
Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Who's the richest of them all? When Outliers dug into real-time data from Forbes on billionaires, some familiar and not-so-familiar names popped up in the healthcare field for the U.S.
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Ebola song by Liberian soccer star aims to raise awareness
Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
With Ebola ravaging his homeland, world-famous Liberian soccer star George Weah decided he could make a difference by singing about it.
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CT scans, 3-D printing help doc duplicate antique intruments
Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Robert Howe first learned how computerized tomography could make precise 3-D images of body parts. Then the student of music history realized the same CT scanning technology could help him study delicate musical instruments from the past.
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Obamacare advocates urge engaged couples to get health plans
Modern Healthcare | August 09, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes ... signing up for health insurance.
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White Sox slugger Frank Thomas sends love to his doctors
Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
When slugger Frank Thomas stepped to the lectern during his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, he had a lot of people to thank—138 to be exact.
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Fist bumps beat handshakes in cleanliness, study says
Modern Healthcare | August 02, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Fist bumps may be a less bacteria-laden alternative to handshakes and high-fives, according to the latest study of the comparative healthiness of some common greeting behaviors.
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Researchers use game theory in battle against cancer
Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Game theory is popular among poker players, economists and politicians. Now, oncology researchers are employing game theory to look for new ways to combat tumors.
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