Driving Medical IoT Concepts with Force-Sensitive Resistor Technology
The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a growing wave of change that brings several new challenges to design engineers across all industries and markets. While it is a somewhat nebulous concept, IoT is broadly defined as a network of smart devices that communicate with one another wirelessly, with little-to-no direct human interaction. In general, physicians and patients are becoming more accepting of medical treatment methods that offer the best opportunity for patients to live a normal life. Human contact will always be an important part in all medical treatment, but the development of smart medical devices, systems, an...
Source: MDDI - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Rob Podoloff and  Andy Dambeck Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

The beam of light that heals bed sores and ulcers  
Doctors in Salford have built a special lamp with 32 different bulbs, which emit infrared, red or ultraviolet light — together they are thought to speed up healing through different mechanisms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

152 severe bedsores reported at Nova Scotia long-term care facilities
The Department of Health ordered all long-term care homes to report pressure ulcers. The data comes as police investigate the case of Chrissy Dunnington, who died with a severe bedsore. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Expert says pressure injuries such as bedsores are preventable
While police investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Chrissy Dunnington at a long-term care facility in Halifax — expert Corrine McIssac says that the type of sores she had on her body are preventable. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Police investigate after woman, 40, dies of complications from bedsore in long-term care facility
Police are investigating if criminal negligence played a role in the death of a woman who was a resident at a long-term care facility in Halifax. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Death of woman hospitalized for 'horrific' bedsore sparks criminal investigation
Police are investigating if criminal negligence played a role in the death of Chrissy Dunnington, 40, a resident at a long-term care facility in Halifax. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Standard Textile product could save hospitals millions, study finds
Bedding linens distributed by Standard Textile significantly reduced bed sores in patients during a recent clinical trial, leading to a potential cost savings of millions of dollars for a hospital. Reading-based Standard Textile developed the patented DermaTherapy system in partnership with the Precision Fabrics Group of North Carolina. DermaTherapy, which Standard Textile said is the first and only silk-like therapeutic bedding linens to receive FDA 510(k) clearance as a Class I medical dev ice,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

The Proven & Unproven Health Benefits Of Honey
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Honey Source Type: news

Local hospitals penalized by Medicare
Several hospitals in the Pittsburgh region were among 751 nationwide that received lower Medicare payments for a year. Kaiser Health Network said that the lowered payments came out of the Affordable Care Act and included rates due to hospital-acquired infections, bed sores, wound ruptures and others. In the Pittsburgh region, the hospitals impacted were: You can read more in the Kaiser Health News story here. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Three local hospitals are slapped with Medicare penalty
Three local hospitals face a Medicare penalty for preventable complications, such as bed sores and infections, The Kansas City Star reports. The penalty is part of the Affordable Care Act and will cut the hospitals' Medicare payments by 1 percent.   Affected area hospitals are the University of Kansas Hospital, Truman Medical Center, and Blue Valley hospital, an outpatient surgical center in Overland Park.  Spokesmen for KU Hospital and Truman pointed out that the penalty disproportionately affects… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all lots of Naturally HL Bedsore Cream, Pretat by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel, & All Naturally HL Hemorrhoid products due to manufacturing concerns at the facility
Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally voluntarily recalls all lots within expiry of Naturally HL Bedsore Relief Cream, Extra Strength PreTAT by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel and Extra Strength Naturally HL Hemorrhoid Numbing with Lidocaine. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - November 9, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all lots of Naturally HL Bedsore Cream, Pretat by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel, & All Naturally HL Hemorrhoid products due to manufacturing concerns at the facility
Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry of Naturally HL Bedsore Relief Cream, Extra Strength PreTAT by TAT Balm Carbomer Free Gel and Extra Strength Naturally HL Hemorrhoid Numbing with Lidocaine manufactured by Ridge Properties dba Pain Relief Naturally, Salem, Oregon to the consumer level. These products are being recalled after an FDA inspection found significant violations of current good manufacturing practice regulations. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 3, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Symptoms of Protracted Dying
The patient was stubborn and exceptional in life, so her family believed she would be exceptional in beating her prognosis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SARA MANNING PESKIN, M.D. Tags: Death and Dying Elder Care Hospitals Bed Sores Blood Clots Nursing Homes Source Type: news

There Are Better Ways to Mourn
On a crisp fall day in Vienna, Austria, I received a private tour of the crypt below Michaelerkirche (St. Michael’s Church). Bernard, the young Austrian man who led me down the steep stone staircase, had perfect English delivered in an inexplicably deep Southern accent. “Aye’ve been told my ax-sent is straynge be-fore,” he drawled, like a Confederate general. Bernard explained that during the Middle Ages, when the members of the Hapsburg court attended St. Michael’s, there was a cemetery located directly outside, in the courtyard. But, as so often happened in larger European cities, the cemete...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Caitlin Doughty Tags: Uncategorized Books Source Type: news

By the Numbers: You Call That a Bedsore?
(MedPage Today) -- Hospitals rarely agree on presence of injuries, study finds (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 4, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

When Loved Ones Die At Home, Family Caregivers Pay The Price
    Are you forgetful?   Research Study enrolling Patients with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s. Help now.       Increasingly, people are dying at home, which sounds like a good thing. For years, Americans have told researchers and anyone else who would listen that this is how they want to go: surrounded by loved ones in the familiarity of their own house. But is dying at home really best for everyone? About one-quarter of all U.S. deaths now occur at home. That reflects a 29.5 percent increase from 2000 to 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There's A Strong Chance You Are Paying For Expensive Medical Billing Mistakes
Medical bills are the gift that keeps on giving. Having lost my husband in January, I can attest that not even death puts an end to the steady stream of bills for his care that I still get in the mail. Balance billing, services not covered, out-of-network doctors ― they all come back to haunt you in the form of bills ― including a good number from doctors you’ve never met or heard of, and who you don’t when or why even saw your loved one. The bills? I expected them. What I didn’t expect was to learn that medical bills notoriously contain errors ― big errors. While there are no comprehensive statisti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasa Mars probe being used to detect bed sores
Using electronics adapted from those installed in the Phoenix spacecraft (pictured), which landed on Mars in 2008, the wireless probe is able to detect painful bed sores before they are visible. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study defines global burden of skin disease
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A study published today in JAMA Dermatology combines the prevalence of skin diseases around the world with their likelihood of creating disability across the lifespan to define the following 10 most challenging conditions (arranged in order of decreasing 'disability-adjusted life years'): dermatitis, acne, hives, psoriasis, viral skin diseases, fungal skin diseases, scabies, melanoma, pyoderma, cellulitis, non-melanoma skin cancer, decubitus ulcer, and alopecia areata. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 1, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vitamin D Status at ICU Admission May Predict A-Fib and Bedsores Vitamin D Status at ICU Admission May Predict A-Fib and Bedsores
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

In hospital error report, a lot of lost samples
One of the most common "adverse events" tracked by Minnesota hospitals is a simple one: Losing track of tissue samples from patients. The Star Tribune crunches the numbers from the latest state report on hospital errors, which increased slightly overall from 2015. Hospitals use the data to spot areas where they can improve care and avoid basic mistakes. The biggest categories this year were mistakes causing pressure ulcers (aka bedsores) and falls, but the relatively new category of lost biological… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Stop Telling Me How To Be A Widow
Before you start tossing around the “H” word ― hussy, the brazen variety ― let me assure you that I deeply loved the man I was married to. But 10 days after his death last month, I became that cliche: The new widow who runs out and buys a hot red car. This car, she’s a beauty. She came fully equipped with all those high-tech bells and whistles; she listens to my voice and actually does what I tell her ― something my late husband, rest his soul, never did with any regularity. She has a panoramic sunroof that highlights the red in my hair and hell, she even parallel parks herself so that I won&rs...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Efforts To Prolong My Husband's Life Cost Him An Easy Death
For the past seven months, I’ve carried around my husband’s advance medical directive in my purse. During this time, I’ve shown this lawyer-prepared and notarized document to dozens of doctors, nurses, ambulance crews, surgeons, dialysis center teams, hospital emergency room workers and administrators, intake staff, nurse practitioners, nursing home staff, medical transportation drivers, and others. I’m an expert in summarizing its contents, and my 11-second elevator pitch goes like this: Do not resuscitate. No heroic measures. A gentle and peaceful death, pain-free and with dignity. Please. Af...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin cells'crawl' together to heal wounds treated with unique hydrogel layer
Scientist have demonstrated for the first time that their peptide-hydrogel biomaterial prompts skin cells to'crawl'toward one another, closing chronic, non-healing wounds often associated with diabetes, such as bed sores and foot ulcers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Skin cells 'crawl' together to heal wounds treated with unique hydrogel layer
(University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science& Engineering) A team led by Professor Milica Radisic in U of T Engineering has demonstrated for the first time that their peptide-hydrogel biomaterial prompts skin cells to 'crawl' toward one another, closing chronic, non-healing wounds often associated with diabetes, such as bed sores and foot ulcers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Please, Family Caregivers Do NOT Need Coloring Books
A publicist, attempting to link her client to National Family Caregivers Month, just sent me a pitch asking that I write about how an adult coloring book is a way “to relieve caregiving stress.” May I just say this? Family caregivers don’t need coloring books. What we need is help and money. Physical help, and real-life green dollar bills. We need someone to drive our loved ones to the doctor for us so we can go to work, to sit with us while we wait endless hours in hospitals, to bring over some meals or offer to fetch our kids from the school bus. We need professionally trained nurses to do what we are e...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sheffield pensioner who was found sobbing in her wheelchair dies from infected bed sores
Mabel Massey, from Sheffield, had been left in her wheelchair without foot supports. An investigation into her care by social services later concluded she had been the victim of 'institutional neglect'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Rules To Reinventing Yourself
This article first appeared on www.cylviahayes.net. Cylvia Hayes Love this post? Please share it (and a little kindness) on Facebook. Thank you! -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five Stars For CMS, A Federal Agency Standing Up For Healthcare Transparency
Yesterday I met a lovely, gracious woman who I’ll call Deborah. She confided a deeply distressing story about her experience in a hospital. Deborah’s mother was admitted for a minor procedure and, after suffering a cascading series of errors, ended up with bedsores so severe the bones were exposed. These are called stage 3 or stage 4 pressure ulcers—formally classified as“never events”—extremely dangerous, extraordinarily painful and often deadly wounds that are virtually 100% preventable. Deborah’s mom died shortly thereafter. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leah Binder Source Type: news

Pressure Sores
(Bedsores) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

5 minutes with Jon Winer, CEO of Tollos Inc.
Jon Winer Company: Tollos Inc. Title: President and CEO Where he grew up: Philadelphia Education: Bachelor's from Haverford College; Doctorate of law from Columbia Law School Jon Winer and his company, Tollos Inc., are trying to make health care easier. The Owings Mills company makes robotic patient lifts that hospitals can use to help nurses move patients from one location to another, assist them in using the bathroom and flips them in the hospital bed to prevent bed sores. Having one of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 11, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jonathan Munshaw Source Type: news

How Marijuana Can (Potentially) Help Fight Against Alzheimer's
This study had led the scientists to discover the beneficial effect of endocannabinoids like THC. Although these results are only the beginning to finding a way to successfully fight Alzheimer's, the data from other existing research involving marijuana and Alzheimer's support these findings and make this a plausible treatment in the near future. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Retired matron died from infected bedsores that Lichfield care home staff failed to notice
Myfanwy Osborne, 83, had gone into Beechfields Nursing Home in Lichfield, West Midlands, to recover after treatment for bowel problems. Her family has been awarded £20,000 following her death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Getting the Best Health care? Evidence Says: Maybe Not
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery
Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Nursing, Oncology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery
Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cancer, Seniors' Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery
Researchers find falls, broken bones, bed sores more likely in older patients (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injuries and other health concerns are more common in older people after certain cancer surgeries
Older people who undergo cancer surgery are more likely than their younger counterparts to experience injuries and health issues such as falling down, breaking bones, dehydration, bed sores, failure to thrive and delirium. These age-related issues may lead to longer hospital stays, increased health care costs and a greater risk of death, a UCLA study found. These problems can occur in addition to  post-surgery complications, making them much more challenging to handle and more difficult for people to recover from. The study also found that they are especially frequent in people who undergo major abdominal surgery for ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Injuries and other health concerns are more common in older people after certain cancer surgeries
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Older people who undergo cancer surgery are more likely than their younger counterparts to experience injuries and health issues such as falling down, breaking bones, dehydration, bed sores, failure to thrive and delirium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Providing patient centered pressure ulcer care
A pressure ulcer (pressure sore, bed sore, decubitus ulcer) is a “localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear”, Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - July 23, 2015 Category: Nursing Authors: Kerrie Schofield Tags: Wound care Source Type: news

Decubitus ulcers and ligature marks as evidence in a homicide case - Cuculic D, Sosa I, Petaros A.
When abuse, maltreatment and neglect are suspected, a proper physical examination is essential. This is even more important at autopsy, when there is no possibility to gain information from the alleged victim and where the forensic pathologist has to link ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ultrasound accelerates skin healing – especially for diabetics and the elderly
Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the Universities of Sheffield and Bristol have found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 13, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, School of Biochemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Ultrasound accelerates skin healing, especially for diabetics and the elderly
Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists have found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ultrasound accelerates skin healing -- especially for diabetics and the elderly
(University of Sheffield) Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scheme to improve patient safety is on track to save 6,000 lives
This figure far exceeds the campaign’s target to get 180 organisations to sign up in its first year. It means that Sign up to Safety is in a strong position to reach its aim of saving up to 6,000 lives over three years through the reduction of preventable harm such as medication errors, blood clots and bed sores. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 25, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

GE Scientists Develop Multi-Sensing Handheld Probe To Assess And Prevent Pressure Ulcers From Forming During Hospital Stays
A multi-disciplinary team of scientists at GE Global Research, the technology development arm for GE, have combined a stunning array of sensing and analytical capabilities, including motion analysis, thermal profiling, image classification/segmentation, 3D object reconstruction, and vapor detection into a single medical sensing device to assess and monitor the progression of pressure ulcers, or bed sores. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - March 23, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Smart Bandage Detects Bed Sores Before They are Visible
Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing a new type of bandage that does far more than stanch the bleeding from a paper cut or scraped knee. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San Francisco, have created a new "smart bandage" that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes - and while recovery is still possible. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 22, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Devices Source Type: news