IRON MOM: How an app is helping women have the healthiest pregnancy possible
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 21, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Africa: What African Countries Can Do About Ensuring Safer Surgery
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has come up with plans and tools to help countries ensure safer surgery in their hospitals and clinics. These include the surgical safety checklist and safe childbirth checklist. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nursing assistants push for legislation that would address staffing levels at Oregon hospitals
Amanda Newman, a certified nursing assistant at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield, often can ’t take her lunch or rest breaks during a 12-hour shift. She routinely cares for nine or more patients during a shift, assisting them with meals, vital signs, bathing and turning. Over the years, the patients have gotten sicker and staffing levels lower, Newman told Oregon lawmakers on Tuesday. “I want to be able to hold my patients’ hands when they are upset or scared or help them to the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Wake Forest Baptist Health to open cardiovascular center in Triad city
Heart patients in the Elkin area will soon be able to be seen by physicians affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health. The Winston-Salem-based academic medical center will open Wake Forest Baptist Health Heart and Vascular, a cardiovascular clinic located at 100 Johnson Ridge Medical Park next to Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. Dr. David Kay, a cardiologist based in Mt. Airy, will lead the practice while continui ng to see patients at his home office. Kay is board certified in internal medicine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Mercy ’s nurse residency program first in SW Ohio to win accreditation
Mercy Health-Cincinnati ’s Nurse Residency Program is the first in Southwest Ohio to be accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which validates standards of excellence for hospital residency programs that transition registered nurses into new practice settings. Just 70 nurse residency transition programs nationwide have received such recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Mercy’s year-long, paid nurse… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Mercy ’s nurse residency program first in SW Ohio to win accreditation
Mercy Health-Cincinnati ’s Nurse Residency Program is the first in Southwest Ohio to be accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which validates standards of excellence for hospital residency programs that transition registered nurses into new practice settings. Just 70 nurse residency transition programs nationwide have received such recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Mercy’s year-long, paid nurse… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

UC-wide strike forces UCSF to reschedule hundreds of appointments
Research and technical workers participated in a one-day strike at UCSF on Wednesday, forcing the hospital to reschedule hundreds of appointments. The University Professional and Technical Employees-Communications Workers of America and the University of California have failed to reach agreements on issues such as pay, healthcare premiums and retirement terms, and members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees h ave also joined the picket line in solidarity. The unions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Ted Andersen Source Type: news

UC-wide strike forces UCSF to reschedule hundreds of appointments
Research and technical workers participated in a one-day strike at UCSF on Wednesday, forcing the hospital to reschedule hundreds of appointments. The University Professional and Technical Employees-Communications Workers of America and the University of California have failed to reach agreements on issues such as pay, healthcare premiums and retirement terms, and members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees h ave also joined the picket line in solidarity. The unions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ted Andersen Source Type: news

Atrium Health looks to build $18M satellite emergency department in Charlotte
Charlotte-based Atrium Health is planning for a freestanding emergency department to operate as an extension of its University City hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Florida Senate eyes hospital Medicaid payments
The Florida Senate wants to waive a requirement that the Legislature ratify medical marijuana rules. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Sexton Source Type: news

Review of osteoporosis clinical practice guidelines finds majority lack patient values
Review included countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and United States (Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 21, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Topical immunotherapy keeps skin cancer risk at bay
(Washington University School of Medicine) A combination of two topical creams already shown to clear precancerous skin lesions from sun-damaged skin also lowers the risk that patients will later develop squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. The study, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, appears March 21 in JCI Insight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mount Sinai and IBM researchers uncover key to greater efficacy in cancer treatment
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Researchers from Mount Sinai and IBM reveal that the number of mitochondria in a cell is, in great part, associated with how the cancer responds to drug therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many recovering from addiction have chronic health problems, diminished quality of life
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study from the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute shows that more than a third of individuals who consider themselves in recovery from an alcohol or other substance use disorder continue to suffer from chronic physical disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Making healthcare better connected
Wearable sensors for at-home rehabilitation or detection of an irregular heartbeat... An EU-funded project is training students to transform healthcare in today's hyperconnected world, helping them harness the power of technology to keep patients out of hospital, cut costs and even save lives. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 21, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

SSM Health appoints new president for SLU Hospital
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital named Steven Scott as its new president, effective immediately. Scott, most recently interim COO at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, has served as SLU Hospital's interim president since January, officials said Wednesday. He will be replacing Kate Becker, who left SLU Hospital last summer to become CEO of University of New Mexico Ho spitals. Scott has over 35 years of leadership experience in health care organizations across… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Gareth Berliner health latest: Five symptoms of Coronation Street star’s deadly condition
GARETH BERLINER, who is famed for playing the character Macca Hibbs on ITV soap Coronation Street, shocked fans last week when he revealed he was taken to hospital in the middle of the night due to a life-threatening health condition. What are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SSM Health appoints new president for SLU Hospital
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital named Steven Scott as its new president, effective immediately. Scott, most recently interim COO at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, has served as SLU Hospital's interim president since January, officials said Wednesday. He will be replacing Kate Becker, who left SLU Hospital last summer to become CEO of University of New Mexico Ho spitals. Scott has over 35 years of leadership experience in health care organizations across… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Sutter Health regains contracts with Anthem Blue Cross after dispute
After a contract dispute at the beginning of the year, Sutter Health has secured new contracts with Anthem Blue Cross, the two organizations said Wednesday. Sacramento-based Sutter and Blue Cross had been in negotiations for new contracts to cover patients with Blue Cross HMO, PPO and Medi-Cal plans since last fall. The contracts were required to keep Blue Cross enrollees in-network for care at all 65 of Sutter Health's hospitals, medical groups and o utpatient surgery centers. The dispute saw… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Sutter Health regains contracts with Anthem Blue Cross after dispute
After a contract dispute at the beginning of the year, Sutter Health has secured new contracts with Anthem Blue Cross, the two organizations said Wednesday. Sacramento-based Sutter and Blue Cross had been in negotiations for new contracts to cover patients with Blue Cross HMO, PPO and Medi-Cal plans since last fall. The contracts were required to keep Blue Cross enrollees in-network for care at all 65 of Sutter Health's hospitals, medical groups and o utpatient surgery centers. The dispute saw… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Focus on: Aging and the Silver Tsunami
HIMSS Media's information brands Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Finance News, MobiHealthNews and HIMSS TV are diving into one of the most pressing issues facing healthcare today – baby boomers and their swelling demands on our system. We'll look at the challenges, opportunities, emerging technologies, and other tactics hospitals, health systems and payers are deploying to manage the needs of the aging-population wave. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Study links perimenopause to accelerated fat mass gains, lean mass losses
FINDINGSThe menopause transition, also known as perimenopause, is the time in a woman ’s life when hormonal changes lead to irregular menstruation, hot flashes and other symptoms leading up to menopause, when menstruation stops altogether. The researchers found that women undergoing perimenopause lost lean body mass and more than doubled their fat mass. The women’s lean and fat mass remained stable after the transition to menopause. The researchers also noted ethnic/racial differences in the impact of menopause on body composition.BACKGROUNDThe relationship between menopause and changes in body composition...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Unprecedented drug shortage linked to Brexit, NHS bosses say
Hospitals in England are experiencing a "spike" in medicine shortages, an NHS leader tells BBC Newsnight. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In-Hospital Flu Shot Associated With Lower Risk for MI In-Hospital Flu Shot Associated With Lower Risk for MI
Only 2% of in-patients received a flu shot in this study, but three large randomized trials are expected to report next year, which may help convince skeptics of the heart-heath benefits of flu shots.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hospitals dispute low ratings by federal agency
With a possible high score of five stars, just one hospital in the region received a four-star rating, while the majority were rated with one or two stars in the new federal Hospital Compare ratings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Drug companies urged to make vegan-friendly feeds for people battling eating disorders
The Royal College of Psychiatry, the British Dietetic Association and the charity Beat have issued a report saying more needs to be done to ensure vegans' needs are met in UK hospitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OptiScan raises $20m for bedside glucose monitoring system
OptiScan Biomedical said today that it closed a $20 million Series E round to support the commercialization of its continuous monitoring system, the OptiScanner 5000, in the U.S. The company’s device is an automated bedside blood glucose monitor designed for use in the intensive care unit. The system can measure glucose values from a micro-sample of blood without the need for calibration, according to OptiScan. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post OptiScan raises $20m for bedside glucose monitoring system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes Featured Funding Roundup Hospital Care OptiScan Source Type: news

Bet Your Toilet Seat Can & #039;t Do This!
Every now and then we come across a technology that just begs the question: How on Earth did they think of that? Case in point, a toilet seat designed to detect heart failure by measuring a patient's biometrics during "natural" processes.  A team of researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) are responsible for the idea, which is intended to lower hospital readmission rates by alerting doctors of a patient's deteriorating cardiovascular condition before the patients even realize they have symptoms. The idea is for hospitals to buy the seats and issue them to heart failure patie...
Source: MDDI - March 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Practices for Reducing COPD Hospital Readmissions Explored
Communication emphasized as well as consideration of readmission as proxy for other health factors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

National investigation launched after baby death
A national investigation into how well NHS staff recognise seriously ill and deteriorating infants has been launched, following the death of a three-month-old baby who had been sent home from hospital. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mercy Health inks sponsorship deal for Ohio sports championships
Mercy Health disclosed Wednesday the statewide hospital system has scored a three-year sponsorship deal with the Ohio High School Athletic Association. As OHSAA’s “official health care partner,” Mercy Health will have signage at all playoff and championship games and also provide educational materials to the athletic association's more than 1,600 member schools. Mercy won’t treat athletes at OHSAA events unless one of the hospital system ’s partner schools is participating, in which case… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Questions Surround Case of South Carolina Patient ’s Death
ORANGEBURG, SC (WRDW/WAGT) - Questions continue to surround the case of a man who was killed while walking down Interstate 95 in Orangeburg County last year. Those questions surround an EMT and a paramedic who treated Paul Tarashuk before he was released from their care and into the care of an Orangeburg County deputy. That deputy dropped Tarashuk off 18 miles away at a closed gas station. The paramedic is allowed to keep working after South Carolina ruled she and the other EMT abandoned Tarashuk instead of taking him to a nearby hospital. It started with a few 911 calls on Sept. 9, 2018. 911 Caller: There is a man naked r...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Questions Surround Case of South Carolina Patient ’s Death
ORANGEBURG, SC (WRDW/WAGT) - Questions continue to surround the case of a man who was killed while walking down Interstate 95 in Orangeburg County last year. Those questions surround an EMT and a paramedic who treated Paul Tarashuk before he was released from their care and into the care of an Orangeburg County deputy. That deputy dropped Tarashuk off 18 miles away at a closed gas station. The paramedic is allowed to keep working after South Carolina ruled she and the other EMT abandoned Tarashuk instead of taking him to a nearby hospital. It started with a few 911 calls on Sept. 9, 2018. 911 Caller: There is a man naked r...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Mercy Health inks sponsorship deal for Ohio sports championships
Cincinnati-based Mercy Health disclosed Wednesday that the statewide hospital system has scored a three-year sponsorship deal with the Ohio High School Athletic Association. As OHSAA’s “official health care partner,” Mercy Health will have signage at all playoff and championship games and also provide educational materials to the athletic association's more than 1,600 member schools. Mercy won’t treat athletes at OHSAA events unless one of the hospital system ’s partner schools is participating,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

UMMS board member defends engineering contract with health system
A University of Maryland Medical System board member is pushing back against concerns that his company was improperly awarded a contract from the hospital system. James A. Soltesz, CEO of Soltesz Cos., is one of four board members that were asked to take a leave of absence on Tuesday as UMMS investigates concerns about deals worth hundreds of thousands of dollars that some of its board members have with the nonprofit system. In a statement released Wednes day morning, Soltesz said the engineering… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Iannetta Source Type: news

FDA Approves Cambridge Company ’s Groundbreaking Drug For Postpartum Depression
(CNN) — For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug specifically indicated for the treatment of postpartum depression, which experts say offers new hope to women and physicians. On Tuesday, the FDA announced the approval of an intravenous infusion of the drug brexanolone, which will be sold as Zulresso. It has been shown in clinical trials to work within hours to treat the symptoms of postpartum depression, a serious mental illness that impacts 1 in 9 new mothers after childbirth. The first drug to treat postpartum depression was approved by the FDA Tuesday. In the U.S., ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN FDA Postpartum Depression Source Type: news

Depression Is More than a Stigma
Manoj K. Pandey is Lecturer in Economics, Australian National University; Vani S. Kulkarni is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania; and Raghav Gaiha is (Hon. ) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of ManchesterBy Manoj K. Pandey, Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav GaihaCanberra, Philadelphia and Manchester, Mar 20 2019 (IPS) Depression is often distinguished from other non-communicable diseases or NCDs (e.g., cancer, diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, hypertension) because of the stigma attached to it. Among other consequences, those suffering from depression are often denied access...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Manoj K. Pandey - and Raghav Gaiha Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Can High-Potency Pot Make You Psychotic?
As many as 1 in 5 newly diagnosed cases of psychosis might be linked to daily cannabis use, according to data gathered from 11 hospitals across Europe. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Primex Pharmaceuticals and Nordic Group Sign a Strategic Partnership to Commercialise OZALIN(R) in France
PARIS and ZUG, Switzerland, March 20, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Nordic Group, a pharmaceutical company focusing on the development and commercialisation of hospital and orphan products, and Primex Pharmaceuticals AG, an innovative ... Biopharmaceuticals Primex Pharmaceuticals, Nordic Group, OZALIN (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Practices for Reducing COPD Hospital Readmissions Explored
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Communication, implementation of guidelines, and improved identification of risk factors may help reduce chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) hospital readmissions, according to a report published in the February... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CQC upgrades teaching trust to 'outstanding'
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trust has been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bus in Fatal Virginia Crash Swerved like a ‘Roller Coaster’
KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — A survivor described a bus swerving "like a roller coaster" and tumbling "five or six times" as it overturned early Tuesday along a Virginia interstate, killing two passengers and injuring others aboard. JEMS: Two Dead, Several Injured in Charter Bus Crash in Virginia Bus driver Yui Man Chow of Staten Island, New York, has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the crash, Virginia State Police said in a news release. The Tao's Travel Inc. bus traveling from Florida to New York with 57 people aboard rolled when it ran off the left side of an Interstate 95 e...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

$22M therapy center set to open south of Dayton
Advanced Therapy Center at Chesterwood Village, a $22 million facility for post-hospital rehabilitation, is set to open next month in Butler County. The center in West Chester Township, which will encompass 110,000 square feet, is intended for inpatients, outpatients and community wellness initiatives such as public yoga and tai-chi classes. A grand opening is scheduled for April 11. The building includes 75 patient rehabilitation suites as w ell as 50 long-term nursing suites on the opposite end… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

2 UMMS board members resign, 4 asked to take leave amid concerns about business contracts
Two University of Maryland Medical System board members have resigned and four more have been asked to take a leave of absence after concerns were raised about their business relationships with the hospital system. John W. Dillon of Dillon Consulting and Robert L. Pevenstein, a tech entrepreneur and president of consulting firm Princeville Partners, have both resigned from the board. Chairman Stephen A. Burch has also asked four members that currently have business deals with the system to take… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Iannetta Source Type: news

Triad health system names two nurses to hospital presidents roles
Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem has named two women to two key leadership roles.   Cathleen Wheatly, senior vice president and system chief nurse executive, will become president of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Wheatly will retain her current role and lead the health system’s flagship hospital. She'll also oversee Brenner Children’s Hospital and N.C. Baptist Hospi tal-based clinics. Wheatly joined WFBH in 2014, and has an extensive background as a health care executive  In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Algae could prevent limb amputation
A new algae-based treatment could reduce the need for amputation in people with critical limb ischaemia, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation, published today in the journal npj Regenerative Medicine. Researchers at St Thomas' Hospital and King's College London have made small capsules from brown algae which hold macrophages, a type of white blood cell. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Leaders of 1199SEIU, URMC Urge Restoration of Cuts to Teaching Hospitals
Leaders of the 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East, which represents nearly 1,500 employees at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), will join the medical center ’s CEO in urging state leaders to restore a proposed budget cut that would cost URMC $4.1 million next year. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

South Africa: Celebrating 365 Days of Hope - Micro-Premature Baby Turns 1
[News24Wire] In her pink fairy princess birthday outfit, miracle baby Hope Daniels was the belle of her birthday ball when she returned to Netcare Kuils River Hospital on Tuesday to celebrate her milestone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Report: 'Patients dying in hospital waiting for community care'
Terminally-ill patients are “needlessly dying in hospital” because they are waiting too long for specialist care packages, according to a charity’s new report. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NRHA Announces Top Rural Community Hospitals
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) released its 2019 list of the top 20 rural prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals. Rural community hospitals were evaluated based on quality, financial stability, patient viewpoints, and other factors and will be recognized at the NRHA Rural Hospital Innovation Summit. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 20, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news