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Should elderly patients be sent home from the hospital to recover? Some doctors think so

Should elderly patients be sent home from the hospital to recover? Some doctors think so

When 86-year-old Carol Wittwer took a taxi to the emergency room, she expected to be admitted to the hospital. She didn’t anticipate being asked if she cooks for herself. If she has friends in her high-rise. Or if she could spell lunch backward. Wittwer’s care is part of a new approach to older patients as [...]

February 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Should elderly patients be sent home from the hospital to recover? Some doctors think so

Furore over naked patients in Bengal mental hospital

Furore over naked patients in Bengal mental hospital

Three women huddled on an iron cot, without any clothes. The mattress was removed to provide them respite from bed bugs. In the adjoining ward for male inmates, men crouched on the floor, naked, bereft of minimum basic living conditions. Three other men, also naked, were made to stand in a row as some members [...]

August 17, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Furore over naked patients in Bengal mental hospital

Urgent UK health warning as salad leaves two dead and dozens more in hospital

Urgent UK health warning as salad leaves two dead and dozens more in hospital

Public Health England is concerned the outbreak is being linked to supermarket salads. The outbreak has left 62 people needing 62 people across the UK. It is being linked to imported rocket salad from Mediterranean countries. GEETTY – STOCK IMAGE WARNING: Health experts are alarmed after two people die Worldwide epidemic diseases Thursday, 10th March [...]

July 26, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Urgent UK health warning as salad leaves two dead and dozens more in hospital

23 latest hospital, health system executive moves

23 latest hospital, health system executive moves

The following hospital and health system executive moves were reported by Becker’s Hospital Reviewin the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent. 1. Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, N.Y., named Eilish C. Hourihan vice president of patient care services and CNO. 2. Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System named David Tilton executive vice [...]

July 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on 23 latest hospital, health system executive moves

Hunger sending some Americans to the hospital

Hunger sending some Americans to the hospital

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 — More than half of Americans with high rates of hospitalization either don’t have regular access to healthy food or are at risk of not having enough food at home, a small study suggests. The study highlights obstacles to getting enough food, including people’s dependence on others to provide and prepare [...]

April 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Hunger sending some Americans to the hospital