Washington, DC - New data posted today and gathered through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) gives patients a first look at how their local hospitals are doing at preventing Clostridium difficile infections (deadly diarrhea) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections.
Washington, DC - One month after the start of open enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, a new survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center shows that many American consumers now feel more confused about the law, the insurance marketplaces and how the ACA will impact them.
Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - The holiday season can be an especially important time of year to take a closer look at the physical and cognitive health of family and friends.
Yuma, Arizona - (NAPSI) - If there were a vaccine to prevent a cancer that kills 4,000 women each year, would you get it for your children? Libby Malphrus’ personal battle against cervical cancer convinced her how important it is to protect her own daughter.
Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - Many seniors will be glad to learn that there are steps they can take to protect against vision problems starting with an eye exam. A regular exam is key for seniors because some eye conditions and diseases do not show warning signs.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - X-rays transformed medicine a century ago by providing a noninvasive way to detect internal structures in the body. Still, they have limitations: X-rays cannot image the body’s soft tissues, except with the use of contrast-enhancing agents that must be swallowed or injected, and their resolution is limited.