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Second person denied AZ transplant coverage dies
A second transplant candidate denied coverage because of state budget cuts has died, and hospital officials say the...
US sees drop in dangerous hospital staph illnesses
Aggressive, drug-resistant staph infections caught in hospitals or from medical treatment are becoming scarcer, another...
Arsenal of antibiotics not being restocked
We have come to expect that modern medicine can cure just about any infection. But bacteria are finding ways to evade...
Hospital infections: The hidden epidemic
Going to the hospital puts you in harm's way. Hospitals know this and avoid talking about it. And until now, the...
Chronic illnesses driving up MI’s healthcare costs
Chronic illnesses, such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease, are costing Michigan big bucks, according to a study...
Electronic surveillance is key to HAI investigation
Electronic surveillance is becoming a critical tool in an infection preventionist's arsenal of tools with which to...
Medical examiners use differing criteria to tally heat-related deaths
It's nature's stealth killer. It's not always the medical examiner's prime suspect. And the deadly toll it exacts often...
Baylor heart hospital has lowest readmission rate in the U.S. for second straight year
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, for the second year in a row, had the lowest readmission rate for heart...
Doctors reconsider old antibiotics despite risks
More than half a century ago, when antibiotics were transforming modern medicine, a now almost forgotten drug was...
Preparing more care of elderly
With a nudge from the new health care law and pressure from Medicare, hospitals, doctors and nurses are struggling...