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Study finds Insomnia tied to higher risk of coronary artery disease and stroke

By Specialty Hospital Staff | September 12, 2019

Data obtained from more than a million people found that genetic liability to insomnia may increase the risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, primary associated with an increased risk of large artery stroke, according to a new …

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LTCH Facilities Give Better Care, Improved Outcomes

By Specialty Hospital Staff | September 6, 2019

Last year, researchers reported that long-term care hospitals (LTCH) provide superior outcomes for the most severely ill patients than any other post-acute care setting “Post-acute care plays a significant role in our health care system,” explains George Kyriacou, MSPH, president …

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Taking a Look at Post Surgical Complications for Patients with Sleep Apnea

By Specialty Hospital Staff | September 3, 2019

According to a study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in May, patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly higher risk of medical complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after …

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Study Findings Assists Surgeons to Counsel Seniors, Help Hospitals to Intervene with Patients in Certain Situations

By Specialty Hospital Staff | August 27, 2019

Findings from a research study will help surgeons to counsel seniors before an operation and enable hospitals to intervene when these patients have a history of a fall, malnutrition, delirium or decubitus. The researchers noted that older patients have a …

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GWU Study Finds Collagen Effective in Wound Closure

By Specialty Hospital Staff | August 23, 2019

Researchers at the George Washington University (GWU) say that collagen powder is just as effective in managing skin biopsy wounds as primary closure with non-absorbable sutures.  The finding from this first-of-its-kind study was published last month in the Journal of Drugs …

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Study Says Fitness for an Operation Might Be Determined by Screening for Fitness

By Specialty Hospital Staff | August 23, 2019

Researchers say that frailty, a decline in function and resistance to short-term stress that typically occurs in your later years, is linked to more medical complications occurring after an operation among adults of all ages, according to researchers of a …

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Maintaining Well-Being Through Stressful Times

By specialty-hospital-user | August 22, 2019

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Scottish Researchers Announce New Study to Develop Sensor to Manage Wound Care

By Specialty Hospital Staff | August 14, 2019

This week Engineers at Heriot-Watt University (HWU) announce a new study with the goal of developing a sensor that will help patients, physicians and nurses manage how wounds heal.  The funding announcement comes as the Edinburgh, Scotland-based university celebrates its …

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Can nutrient therapy boost your energy?

By specialty-hospital-user | August 14, 2019

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Sleep Index, Wakefulness Maybe predictors When Patients Are Able to breathe on Their Own

By Specialty Hospital Staff | August 13, 2019

University of Toronto (UT) researchers predict that critically ill patients are more likely to be successfully weaned from a mechanical ventilator, or breathing machine, if they have higher levels of wakefulness and both their right and left brains experience the …

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