Cardiology

Directly measuring function in tiny hearts

The amount of blood that the heart pumps in one minute (cardiac output) can be directly measured safely in newborns by monitoring changes in blood velocity after injecting saline, indicates a paper published online Dec. 17, ...

Health

Home hospital reduces costs, improves care

The home hospital model of care—in which select patients receive hospital-level care for an acute illness from the comfort of their own home instead of in a traditional hospital—has become increasingly popular across ...

Health

Training the brain to quit smoking

In many ways, the decline of smoking is one of America's great public health success stories. Before the Surgeon General released a damning report on smoking and health in 1964, more than 40 percent of American adults smoked. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers carry out simulation of a hospital outbreak

"Genomics of a Mock Outbreak" was a stress test on the ability to identify and characterize multidrug-resistant bacteria isolated from patients and the hospital environment. The results, released on European Antibiotic Awareness ...

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