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Slumber aids could improve intensive care outcomes

Eye masks and earplugs could help hospital patients get a better night's sleep. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care investigated their effect on sleep quality in a simulated intensive ...

dateApr 15, 2010 in Health
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Doctor shortage? 28 states may expand nurses' role

(AP) -- A nurse may soon be your doctor. With a looming shortage of primary care doctors, 28 states are considering expanding the authority of nurse practitioners. These nurses with advanced degrees want the right to practice ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Health
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UMass Memorial health care develops fully integrated EMR

UMass Memorial Health Care is undertaking an electronic medical record integration project of incredible scope. Known as Cornerstone, the project is a multi-year, multi-entity corporate initiative to implement common patient ...

dateApr 01, 2010 in Other
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The most frequent error in medicine

The most frequent error in medicine seems to occur nearly one out of three times a patient is referred to a specialist. A new study found that nearly a third of patients age 65 and older referred to a specialist are not scheduled ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Health
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