By Editor on July 30, 2012
An estimated 39 million Americans provide hours of unpaid care to someone aged 65 or older* each day. Often, there is no respite from this labor of love.
By Editor on July 9, 2012
For spinal cord injury patients ‘fear’ is a part of everyday life, especially the fear that they may never have the life they once enjoyed. As a quadripertic Daniel Curtis faces that fear daily from his wheelchair, but trust in a recently installed rehabilitation system at the Seton Brain & Spine Recovery Center has displaced the fear and drives him on a mission to walk once again.
Posted in Central Texas, Featured, Patient Care | Tagged Daniel Curtis, Health News Texas, Lone Star Paralysis Foundation, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Newsoom Ink, quadripertic, rehabilitation, Seton Brain and Spine Recovery Center, Seton Healthcare Family, spinal cord injuries, ZeroG | 4 Responses
By Editor on July 2, 2012
As you consider treatment facilities for your child, keep the nation’s 10 best children’s hospitals in mind.
By Editor on March 14, 2012
Medical errors and mistakes in delivery of care harm or kill patients while costing hospitals billions each year. “Learn How to Be Safe While Receiving Medical Care” is new safety education poster program delivering critical education information directly into the hands of patients and their families and requires no staff time or training.
Posted in Corporate Health, Featured, Patient Care | Tagged Center for Disease Control, Ed Lallo, Health News Texas, hospitals, Kimberly-Clark, Newsroom Ink, Patient, QR (Quick Response) Code Patient Safety Education Program, Safe Care Campaign, safety | Leave a response
By Editor on March 6, 2012
As anyone who has been a patient or a visitor at a hospital knows, they’re often confusing, chaotic places. By the time you learn the routines and the rules, with any luck you’re recovered and on your way out the door.
By Editor on February 19, 2012
With the news surrounding the death of Whitney Houston, the question arises “Why didn’t she just quit?” Quitting the use of drugs and alcohol is not always medically safe.
Posted in Featured, Patient Care | Tagged Ambulatory Detox, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Detoxification programs, Health News Texas, Newsroom Ink, Susan Hanna, The Right Step—Woodlands, Whitney Houston | Leave a response
By Editor on February 19, 2012
Next time you go to an emergency room, be prepared for this: If your problem isn’t urgent, you may have to pay upfront.
By Editor on February 13, 2012
Medicare’s first public effort to identify hospitals with patient safety problems has pinpointed many prestigious teaching institutions around the nation, raising concerns about quality at these places but also bolstering objections that the government’s measurements are skewed.
Posted in Featured, Patient Care | Tagged Boston Globe, government's measurements, Health News Texas, Kaiser Health News, Medicare, patient safety, safety problems, teaching hospitals, Washington Post | Leave a response
By Editor on February 8, 2012
Fourteen Texas teenagers got the chance to be themselves and spend time with others on the slopes snowboarding and skiing at Winter Park’s National Sports Center for the Disabled. The group was amputee patients from the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.
Posted in Featured, Patient Care | Tagged American Airlines, children, disabled, Health News Texas, National Sports Center for the Disabled, skiing, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Winter Park | Leave a response
By Editor on February 6, 2012
When the oversized postcard arrived last August from Provena St. Joseph Medical Center promoting a lung cancer screening for current or former smokers over 55, Steven Boyd wondered how the hospital had found him.