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Viewpoints: Hospitals Come Up Short By Failing To Treat Opioid Use Disorders; Warnings About How Medical Professionals Could Operate In States With Assisted Dying Laws

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Stat: Hospitals Are A Missing Link In Easing The Opioid Crisis Nearly half a million individuals with opioid use disorders are hospitalized each year in the United States. While they are in the hospital, medical providers often treat complications of this disorder, such as bloodstream… Read More »

Syringes, IV tubing, saline bags, packaging: Canada’s hospitals couldn’t function without single-use plastics

A few years ago, researchers at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh decided to look at the environmental impact of performing the second most common major surgery for women in the U.S. and Canada: a hysterectomy. The study involved 62 surgeries. Immediately following each one, researchers went into the OR and carefully collected, sorted, labelled and weighed… Read More »

Appalachian Regional Healthcare rolls out tele-ICU across 12 hospitals

Lexington, Kentucky-based Appalachian Regional Healthcare is deploying new tele-ICU capabilities across all of its dozen hospitals in Kentucky and West Virginia. WHY IT MATTERSWorking in partnership with vendor Advanced ICU Care, which provides telemedicine technology and services, the health system kicked off the implementation this week at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center in Kentucky, with… Read More »