Falling Behind in Care
October 19, 2011 Tags: None
Americans die far more frequently than their counterparts in other countries as a result of preventable or treatable conditions, such as bacterial infections, screenable cancers, diabetes and complications from surgery.
In 2006-07, the U.S. recorded 96 preventable deaths per 100,000 people.
More of a Marketing Tool?
October 17, 2011 Tags: None
Use of a robotic assistant called the Da Vinci Surgical System has quadrupled in the last four years, and the machine now helps with incisions and sutures in 2,000 hospitals around the world.
Vanderbilt Setting the Record
October 13, 2011 Tags: None
People didn’t even have to stand in line Wednesday during Flulapalooza as Vanderbilt University set a new world record for flu vaccinations.
The 12,647 who bared their arms easily surpassed the existing record of 6,215 flu shots given in an eight-hour period, but the results still have to be certified by the Guinn
The Mind's Eye
October 11, 2011 Tags: None
Often when a person loses vision because injury or disease, the broken component is either the detection device — the eyes — or the wiring that carries images detected by the eyes to the brain’s visual cortex.