Health News

Surgical Drug Shortage Raises Concerns
U.S. doctors are grappling with a shortage of anesthesia medications, which has become increasingly common over the last decade. The lack of drugs could potentially have a serious impact on patient care and safety.
Scheduling Your Operation?
Despite previous concerns about doctor fatigue, new findings suggest that the risk of mortality during elective surgical procedures is not impacted by the time of day for the operation.
Pfizer to Acquire Excaliard Pharmaceuticals
Pfizer Inc. and Excaliard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Excaliard, a privately owned biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel drugs for the treatment of skin fibrosis, more commonly referred to as skin scarring. The acquisition is expected to close before the end of the year.
Pills Could Save Millions
When it comes to saving money in hospitals, a key may be medication form. Switching hospitalized patients from IV drugs to pill versions of the same medications could result in saving millions.
Who Gets CT Scan After Brain Injury?
There are documented racial disparities in health care that might extend to treatment of children as well. Pediatric minority patients are less likely to be given a CT scan after minor head trauma.
Race May Play Role in Trauma Patient Deaths
Race may play a role in surviving severe trauma. Hospitals that primarily serve minorities appear to have higher death rates when it comes to treating trauma patients.
Running Backs Aren't Running Fast Enough
Most high school football teams completed their “two-a-days” which usually includes full pads every day in the August heat. Ivy league is rethinking that notion.
Getting Your Bell Rung
With football season in full swing, it's time to get reacquainted with concussions: what to expect, how to treat and when to return to action.
Tribal Running Takes on New Strides
Occasionally, an athlete chooses to take on the track with nude feet. Barefoot running clubs are springing up all over the country. Whether this is advantageous or not is a point to debate for podiatrists.
Skull Reconstruction Helps With Deformities
After tumors or accidents, the skull may be so damaged that a helmet is required to protect the brain because few other options are available. Now a new surgical technique provides complex skull reconstruction.