TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Every year, anywhere from 700,000 to 1 million people fall while in U.S. hospitals, and this often triggers a downward health spiral. Little has been shown to make a dent in those numbers. Until now. Enter Smart Socks, which are wired with sensorsContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure — and that alone more than doubles their odds of being hospitalized if they are infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a new study revealed. This was true even in people whoContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — U.S. hospitals became much safer places for patients over the past decade, with medical errors and adverse events declining significantly across the nation, federal government data show. Between 2010 and 2019, patient safety dramatically improved among the four types of conditions for whichContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Toking up increases your risk of landing in the hospital, a new study reports. Recreational marijuana use was associated with 22% greater odds of needing to visit an emergency room or be hospitalized, Canadian researchers found. The study showed physical injuries, lung ailmentsContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Since January 2021, hospitals have been required to list online the prices for 300 common medical services, but new research has found that only 32% of hospitals have been fully compliant when it comes to knee and hip replacements. “Although pricing information wasContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The COVID-19 pandemic and the isolation it imposed took a dramatic toll on kids’ mental health, increasing the demand for services in an already overburdened system. As a result, many kids found themselves being “boarded” in emergency departments as they awaited care, accordingContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — U.S. hospitals are running low on contrast dye injected into patients undergoing enhanced X-rays, CT scans and MRIs. The fluid, which makes the routine but potentially life-saving scans readable, helps doctors identify clots in the heart and brain. The shortage is expected toContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Nurses can be trained to detect postpartum depression in new mothers and could be crucial in spotting the condition early, researchers report. Postpartum depression affects about 15% of new moms and can cause persistent sadness, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, and troubleContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If you’re unlucky enough to need hospitalization for COVID-19, it won’t really matter which variant you’re infected with: The same level of care is required for patients with either Delta or Omicron, a new study reveals. This is true even though people infectedContinue Reading