hospitals

body

Catheters Are Causing Serious Problems in Hospitals

Around a third of people catheterized will develop bacteria in their urine, and a quarter will develop symptoms of a catheter-associated UTI.
Jane Feinmann
11.13.18
Stress

Social Workers Are the Unsung Heroes of Healthcare

Even the best medical care may fail if it is not well integrated into the patient’s life.
Richard Gunderman
9.25.18
healthcare

The Average Nurse Makes Barely More Than They Did in 2005

Meanwhile, doctors and medical center CEOs saw much bigger increases.
Jesse Hicks
8.29.18
reproductive rights

This Catholic Church Policy Has Been Harming Women for 50 Years

How the unpopular Catholic ban on birth control, "Humanae Vitae," made its way into the public sphere, and how it's getting even more help under the Trump administration.
Susan Rinkunas
7.26.18
antibiotics

Untreatable Infections Are Likely Killing More People Than Doctors Thought

The parents of one 27-year-old who died are speaking out.
Virgie Townsend
4.11.18
pain

Hospitals Are Struggling to Manage People’s Pain Amid a Shortage of Injectable Opioids

Hospitals and surgical centers scrambling to find enough injectable morphine, Dilaudid, and fentanyl, which can leave patients languishing in pain and raise the risk of dosing mistakes.
Pauline Bartolone, California Healthline
3.19.18
healthcare

We're Working Nurses to Death

"Every time you're at work, it’s a bad day. There isn’t a chance of having a light day anymore.”
Jason Silverstein
11.28.17
Race

White Kids Are More Likely to Be Given Antibiotics They Don't Need

This is both good and bad news for kids of color.
Ed Cara
9.5.17
Fighting Words

Hospitals Generate an Incredible Amount of Waste

And many of them aren't even trying to go green.
Kunal Sindhu
7.26.17
healthcare

People Treated by Younger Doctors Are Less Likely to Die

According to a new study of 730,000 patients.
Jesse Hicks
5.16.17
Still a Thing

You Know Who's Bizarrely Good For People's Health? Clowns.

No, not the doctors; actual Bozos.
Mark Hay
5.2.17
feels

You’d Be Surprised at the Lengths Doctors Will Go for Dying Patients

Cigarettes, prostitutes, and ritualistic slaughters.
Shayla Love
4.14.17