Wed November 28, 2012

Safety Grades Rise For Colorado Hospitals: One-third Garner 'A's; None Fail

Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, one of the hospitals that improved their grade
Jeffrey Beall Creative Commons


Tue October 30, 2012
Shots - Health News

Superstorm Sandy Takes Toll On New York Hospitals

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 12:41 pm

Ambulances line up outside New York University Langone Medical Center to evacuate patients after backup generators failed when Sandy knocked out power in Lower Manhattan Monday.
John Minchillo AP

When a storm hits, people count on the local hospital to be ready — no matter what.

But when Sandy slammed into New York City, one of Manhattan's biggest hospitals buckled. After the power went out in Lower Manhattan, New York University Langone Medical Center's backup power generators failed, too.

That led to the evacuation of more than 200 patients to other hospitals, including Mount Sinai Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Patients were still being moved Tuesday morning, the Huffington Post reported.

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Wed October 24, 2012

44% Of Coloradans Use ER For Non-Emergencies

Stephen Swofford

A survey of 10,000 Coloradans has found that 44 percent of visits to the emergency room are for ailments that could be treated by a regular doctor.

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Fri October 5, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

In-Depth Genome Analysis Moves Toward The Hospital Bed

Originally published on Fri October 5, 2012 3:47 pm

Rapid whole genome sequencing could provide timely treatment options for infants in intensive care.

Whole genome sequencing has become an essential tool for researchers. But slow speeds and high costs have helped keep the technology from becoming a routine diagnostic test for doctors.

But that's starting to change. And results from two studies published this week suggest that in-depth personalized genome sequencing could be inching closer to clinical reality.

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Wed October 3, 2012