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Hour-Long Home Coaching Greatly Decreases Re-Admission And Health Care Costs For Medicare Patients

Stefan Gravenstein, MD, of University Hospitals Case Medical Center, co-author of study in Journal of General Internal Medicine reporting that an hour-long educational coaching session and two or three follow-up phone calls after a hospital stay reduced re-admission odds by 39% among Medicare patients.
Source: UH Case Medical Center

A new study in Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that an hour-long educational coaching session and two or three follow-up phone calls after a hospital stay reduced re-admission odds by 39% among Medicare patients. The study also found that the average cost of care was reduced by $3,700 per patient for those patients who [...]

Patient’s Twenty-Pound Tumor Sheds Light On Liposarcoma – A Rare Form Of Soft Tissue Cancer

Thanks to life-saving surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center to remove a 20-pound liposarcoma, Frank Bollettieri of Staten Island was able to return to a favorite hobby: building model airplanes. Source: Joshua Bright

It caught 75-year-old Franklin Bollettieri by complete surprise. After all, how many individuals carry around a 20-pound tumor and not even know it?  But such was the case for the retired Staten Island resident, husband, father and grandfather. Lingering pain from a fall last winter prompted Mr. Bollettieri to visit his local primary care physician, [...]

SIDS Risks Vary By Infant Age: Bed Sharing Remains Greatest Risk Factor For Sleep Related Infant Deaths

Feet of newborn baby sleeping.
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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant mortality have several known risk factors, but little is known if these factors change for different age groups. In a new study in the journal Pediatrics, “Sleep Environment Risks for Younger and Older Infants,” researchers studied sleep-related infant deaths from 24 states from 2004-2012 [...]

‘Mississippi Baby’ Now Has Detectable HIV, Researchers Find

The child known as the "Mississippi baby" -- an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was reported as a case study of a prolonged remission of HIV infection in The New England Journal of Medicine last fall -- now has detectable levels of HIV after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence of virus, according to the pediatric HIV specialist and researchers involved in the case.
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The child known as the “Mississippi baby” — an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was reported as a case study of a prolonged remission of HIV infection in The New England Journal of Medicine last fall — now has detectable levels of HIV after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without [...]

Injectable Foam Could Prevent Fatal Blood Loss In Wounded Soldiers

The Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students who devised the miltary wound treatment are, from left, Austin Jordan, Divya Kernik, Allie Sanzi, Sydney Rooney, Katie Hochberg, Logan Howard, Ernest Scalabrin and Jeff Knox.
Source: Will Kirk/JHU

Without prompt care, a badly wounded soldier can easily bleed to death while being transported to a distant medical station. Two traditional treatments—tourniquets and medicated gauze pads—often cannot stop the blood loss from a deep wound at the neck, shoulder or groin. To give these soldiers a fighting chance at survival, Johns Hopkins undergraduates have [...]