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03 Jun 2017 - 05 Jun 2017
07 Jun 2017 - 09 Jun 2017

Patient Care

Image: A new study shows powered stretchers could reduce injuries to paramedics (Photo courtesy of Applied Ergonomics).

Powered Stretchers Could Reduce Paramedics Injuries

Paramedics with access to stretchers with battery-powered hydraulic systems and assisted ambulance-loading experience significantly fewer musculoskeletal injuries, according to a new study. More...
04 May 2017
Image: Video cameras my soon be used to monitor preemies (Photo courtesy of EPFL).

Wireless Camera System Monitors Premature Babies

Premature babies kept warm in neonatal incubators could soon be medically monitored using cameras rather than with sensors attached to their skin. More...
27 Apr 2017
Fluke Biomedical
Image: A new study shows medical expenses have the potential to drive uninsured Americans into financial ruin (Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto).

Majority of Uninsured Trauma Patients Face Economic Hardship

A new study concludes that 70% of uninsured patients admitted for trauma care in the United States will face medical debt that could drive them into destitution. More...
21 Apr 2017
Image: Research indicates second opinions can change the course of disease treatment (Photo courtesy of Bigstock).

Second Opinions Reveal Extent of Diagnostic Error

A new study reports that as many as 88% of patients referred for a second opinion receive a refined diagnosis that can change their care plan, and potentially their lives. More...
20 Apr 2017
Image: The Samsung Gear Oculus VR headset creates a virtual reality (Photo courtesy of Samsung).

Virtual Reality Helps Decrease Hospitalized Patient’s Pain

Experiencing calming video content in virtual reality (VR) can significantly reduce pain for hospitalized patients, according to a new study. More...
11 Apr 2017
Image: A novel electrical stimulation armband patch could alleviate migraines (Photo courtesy of Theranica).

Electrical Stimulation Patch Could Alleviate Migraine

A wireless neurostimulation patch that blocks pain signals to the brain may one day replace drugs for the treatment of migraine, according to a new study. More...
17 Mar 2017
Image: A new study shows a transparent heating pad could prevent thermotherapy burns (Photo courtesy of ACS).

Transparent Heating Pad Helps Prevent Thermotherapy Burns

A new study describes an innovative transparent thermotherapy pad (TTP) that allows users to see through it to monitor skin color, thus preventing potential injuries. More...
10 Mar 2017

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