Geisinger on Thursday announced the launch of a surgical redesign program aimed at expediting healing, improving pain management and reducing opioid use.
The study assigned 47 patients who were diagnosed with a chronic disease to visit with a second-year medical student for 45 minutes after seeing their physician. That one-on-one session measurably improved patients' attitudes and abilities in self-managing their care.
The chemical process used to sterilize most medical products was evaluated during committee hearings in Springfield, Ill., this week, due to cancer risks associated with ethylene oxide emissions.
An American Heart Association conference over the weekend revealed a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.