Archive October 2010

Medical Error Prompts Doctor to Push for Safety Measures

Oct31

San Antonio, TX (Vocus) November 1, 2010In 2009, Dr. Jose Gonzalez, the medical director for the Texas Medicaid/State Children’s Health Insurance Program, discovered the devastating results of a medical error in a very personal way. When his niece Kaelyn Sosa, then 18 months old, was brought into a Miami hospital after receiving a bump on […]

[IDA]-Updates by Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP

Oct31

UpdatesBy Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, Division of Infectious Diseases; Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Section Editor, Updates; Section Editor, HIV, is Associate Editor for Infectious Disease Alert.H1N1 in HIV InfectionSource: Perez CM, et al. Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in HIV-infected patients. AIDS. 2010; 24: Epub ahead of […]

[IDA]-Pertusis Prevention

Oct31

Pertusis PreventionSpecial FeatureBy Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Stanford, Associate Chief of Infectious Diseases, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, is Editor for Infectious Disease Alert.The introduction of accellular pertussis vaccines represented an important advance in public health, but developing a vaccine is not synonymous with protecting a population. The latter involves convincing […]

Pryor, Lincoln, Snyder Announce $846K for Resident Training at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Oct31

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 The office of Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., issued the following news release:U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln and U.S. Representative Vic Snyder (AR-02) today announced that Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock will receive an $846,992 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to support medical education programs that train […]

DEFENSE DEPARTMENT DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

Oct31

BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Physical Therapy (PT) Department recognized National Physical Therapy Month with an open house Oct. 28.The NHB PT staff held the open house for the rest of the command as well as patients with interactive stations, static displays and demonstrations to showcase what is available in their department."Our goal with […]

Experts Assess Impact of Health Reform on Mental Health Coverage

Oct31

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 1 The American Psychiatric Association issued the following news release:Implementation of the health care reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), holds promise as well as potential challenges for people needing mental health care. A special section of three articles in the November issue of Psychiatric Services addresses key […]

Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder Announce $846K for Resident Training at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Oct31

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 The office of Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., issued the following news release:U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and U.S. Representative Vic Snyder (AR-02) today announced that Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock will receive an $846,992 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to support medical education programs that train […]

Inspectors’ Verdict on Aberdeen Royal

Oct31

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 1 The Scottish government issued the following news release:The general standard of cleanliness at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital is good, according to a report by the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate.The inspectors’ report, published today, found that staff at NHS Grampian had made progress in their efforts to protect patients from infection. The […]

Hospital Media Drive a Big Success in Lone Tree

Oct31

LONE TREE, Colo., Nov. 1 The city of Lone Tree issued the following news release:From July through October, the Lone Tree Youth Commission took on the philanthropic project of collecting new and gently used children’s, youth and young adult books and DVDs intended for Sky Ridge Medical Center located within the City. With generous donations […]

Congressional Documents and Publications

Oct31

Washington – U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln and U.S. Representative Vic Snyder (AR-02) today announced that Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock will receive an $846,992 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to support medical education programs that train pediatric resident physicians to care for young patients."This funding will help resident […]