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How to Become a Certified Nurse Midwife

Throughout the course of history, midwives have been a key component in successful child births. Despite all the advances of modern medicine and the...

Study: Sleep-Deprived Nurses More Likely to Regret Clinical Decisions

Lack of sleep and on-the-job fatigue are taking a toll on nurses, leaving them at greater risk of making errors or regretting decisions while...

Hospitals Using Obesity Suit to Better Understand Patients

Employees at two hospitals have been donning a specialized suit as a learning tool in how to treat obese patients safely and with respect. The...

Survey: Most Organizations are “Very Concerned” About Controlling Cost of Healthcare

Individuals aren’t the only people who are carefully monitoring healthcare costs. According to findings from the “State of Employee Benefits in the Workplace” survey...

Medicare Releases Best and Worst Hospitals for Replacing Joints

Hip and knee replacement surgeries are common in hospitals across the United States, and Medicare has begun examining how well patients fared afterward. There were...

About Half of Hospital Executives Plan to Implement Accountable Care Organization

Growing numbers of hospital executives plan to implement accountable care organizations (ACO) in 2014, according to one study, but a second study revealed that...

Florida Healthcare Systems Team Up to Maximize Resources and Save Money

A 2010 decision by two large Florida healthcare systems to form a regional collaboration to share resources and trim costs is paying off, according...

Luxury Hospitals Offering Hotel-like Amenities to Patients

Flat screen televisions, room service meals and massage services are amenities available at many hotels, but these luxurious perks are also starting to appear...

CDC Calls Attention to Specific Antibiotic-resistant Pathogens

Within the last five years, surgical-site infections have dropped by 20% and bloodstream infections from central-line contamination is down by over 40%, according to...