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Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients

Under the threat of financial penalty, hospitals are always on the lookout for ways to reduce their 30-day readmissions. For heart attack patients in particular,conducting a simple mobility test might be the best means of forecasting which patients are likely to return. Close to 20 percent of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack… Read More »

Relief For Pain Patients: CDC Makes Bold Clarification About Opioid Care In NEJM

Patients with chronic pain who need opioid treatment as a life-line have seen some very exciting developments within the span of just two weeks.  Quick backstory: Starting in 2016, many patients who were benefitting from opioids for the treatment of intractable pain were being told by their long-trusted doctors that their doses needed to be… Read More »

‘Superbugs’ Hang Out on Hospital Patients

FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you weren’t already worried enough about what germs lurk in hospitals, a new study shows ‘superbugs’ are common on patients and the things they touch. Even worse, these bacteria are resistant to multiple antibiotics, the researchers added. “Hand hygiene narrative has largely focused on physicians, nurses and… Read More »