Gerontology & Geriatrics

How to check if a nursing home is up to scratch

If you've read the headlines about poor standards in Australia's nursing homes, it's only natural to be concerned about your own family or friends in residential aged care.

Ophthalmology

Third of children who need glasses aren't wearing them

It's a problem many teachers are familiar with, a student apparently struggling in class, but in fact just suffering from something that's easily fixed—vision problems—with an inexpensive pair of glasses.

Health

Bigger is cheaper when it comes to intensive care

Intensive care units cost the Australian healthcare system $2.1 billion annually, with larger units with increased occupancy associated with lower costs, according to the authors of a research letter published online today ...

Pediatrics

Training teams for timely NICU evacuation

In late August 2011, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake—the strongest east of the Mississippi since 1944—shook Washington, D.C., with such force that it cracked the Washington Monument and damaged the National Cathedral.

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