Physical therapy and occupational therapy leads to fewer hospital readmissions and lower death risk for patients with pneumonia, a new study shows.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~4 min
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More than half of patients hospitalized with suspected COVID-19 in Michigan during peak months got antibiotics. Later tests showed 96.5% didn't need them.
Aug. 31, 2020 • ~8 min
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"These deaths may not only come from those who are hospitalized, but also from those who should have been hospitalized but were not."
Aug. 27, 2020 • ~5 min
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The risk older adults will fall rises before and after a hospitalization. The research indicates that falls can be a sign of underlying health issues.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~5 min
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"Potentially inappropriate medications" can send older adults who've just left the hospital back to the ER. Changes to prescribing may fix the issue.
Aug. 5, 2020 • ~4 min
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New research on ICU beds in hospitals reveals how starkly a person's ZIP code affects access to COVID-19 care.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~8 min
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With news that the US bought almost the entire global supply of remdesivir, new research shows the drug saves more lives in places with overwhelmed ICUs.
July 8, 2020 • ~5 min
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There are big gaps between urban and rural care for strokes in the US, new research shows. In remote areas, death rates are 21% higher than in cities.
June 26, 2020 • ~8 min
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