Patient Safety EducationInfo Center
A New Era of Fungal Infections
The incidence of pulmonary fungal infections is on the rise. In response, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) has issued a new clinical policy statement, replacing guidelines published in 1988, for the treatment of such infections.
Of all the ways to die, motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common in the United States. For those between the ages of 5 and 34, car crashes are the leading cause of death.
If Not for Your Health, How About Mother Earth?
Costly organic fruits and vegetables are all the rage among health-conscious consumers, but does the hype live up to the facts? That may depend on which study you read.
Leveling the Health-Plan Playing Field
As state and federal lawmakers prepare to design and implement health insurance exchanges across the country as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Commonwealth Fund has issued a list of recommendations to guide the process.
The Cold War
Many Americans are not adequately protecting themselves against colds and flu this season. Are you? If not, find out how.
Flying to the Rescue
A study from the University of Rochester Medical Center reveals that the survival rate of critically injured individuals is greater for those transported to trauma centers by helicopter rather than by ground ambulance.
Don't Get Burned
For children under four years of age, scalds are the primary cause of burn injury. Five thousand US children are sent to hospital emergency rooms each year for scald injuries from hot tap water or bath water.
When severely ill patients are admitted to medical intensive care units, their families have to make difficult decisions.
Congenital defects and certain cancers are caused by malfunctioning stem cells, even before birth.
Deadly Damage from Decades Past
Whether as a result of numerous computer-tomography (CT) scans or cancer treatment, children exposed to head-and-neck radiation are at an increased risk of thyroid cancer years later.