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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

Get Some Good Sleep to Stop the Brain to ‘Eat Itself’

Get Some Good Sleep to Stop the Brain to ‘Eat Itself’

Sleep deprivation is a serious problem. It not only results in headaches, irritable mood, lack of concentration, etc, but several other serious health consequences too. Sleep deprivation is one of the most pressing concerns of the current generation, which unfortunately for the lack of its severe physiological manifestation has not been taken as seriously as [...]

May 31, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Get Some Good Sleep to Stop the Brain to ‘Eat Itself’

Blackstone Unit Finds Some Health Nudges Just Don’t Work

Blackstone Unit Finds Some Health Nudges Just Don’t Work

A major health-services company is revamping the employee wellness and care-management programs supplied to its clients after a yearslong study of who actually benefits from calls offering health advice. Equity Healthcare, owned by private-equity giant Blackstone Group, helps shape the health benefits of around 280,000 people. It is sharply cutting back phone calls meant to [...]

August 23, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Blackstone Unit Finds Some Health Nudges Just Don’t Work

What’s in a name exchange? Politics, some at George Mason college worry

What’s in a name exchange? Politics, some at George Mason college worry

WASHINGTON — For years, students and college at George Mason university paid little attention as Charles G. Koch and other conservatives helped transform their once sleepy commuter school within thesuburbs of the country’s capital right into a main producer of free–marketplace scholarship. The attempt,after all, changed into focused on some specific departments like economics and [...]

April 29, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on What’s in a name exchange? Politics, some at George Mason college worry

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

Retail gasoline prices showing some stability

Retail gasoline prices showing some stability

WASHINGTON, April 12 — A high level of supplies on the U.S. market helped push retail gasoline prices lower despite a rally in crude oil prices, motor club AAA reported. AAA reports a national average retail price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at $2.05 per gallon, a slight increase from Monday, but relatively [...]

April 13, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Retail gasoline prices showing some stability

Some truly useful tech: A sensor for your child’s car seat

Some truly useful tech: A sensor for your child’s car seat

A Washington Post Magazine story about children accidentally left in cars has haunted me for years. The story, called “Fatal Distraction” and published in 2009, centered on the horrifying mistake that can lead to a child’s death. What’s more confounding is that this is a relatively new problem. It goes back to the ’90s, when [...]

April 7, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Some truly useful tech: A sensor for your child’s car seat

Wearable ‘defibrillator-in-a-vest’ may help some heart patients

Wearable ‘defibrillator-in-a-vest’ may help some heart patients

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 — A vest containing a defibrillator may be an option for some heart patients who can’t use an implantable defibrillator — the device that can shock the heart back to a proper rhythm if needed. That’s the conclusion of the first science advisory on the devices just issued by the American [...]

March 29, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Wearable ‘defibrillator-in-a-vest’ may help some heart patients