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'Dead' hospital patient wakes up to doctors preparing to remove organs
The Huffington Post
VideoBrief In 2009, Colleen S. Burns was on a hospital table. She had been pronounced dead, and doctors were preparing to remove her organs. Then she woke up.

The Syracuse Post-Standard recently obtained a report about the St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center incident under New York's Freedom of Information Law. The report revealed a number of mistakes in caring for Burns, including the fact that one nurse suspected she was improving, alerted doctors and was ignored.

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Survey: 70 percent of providers try to cut costs in face of healthcare reform
EHR Intelligence
Healthcare providers are doing their best to trim their budgets in preparation for costly healthcare reform, according to a new survey by Provista. In a poll of 359 ambulatory surgery centers, cancer centers, home health agencies and physician practices, 70 percent of participants were tightening their belts ahead of key provisions of the Affordable Care Act and other initiatives on the horizon, and a nearly equal number of providers were confident that they have the ability to adapt to the new healthcare landscape.
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Osteoporosis management guidelines updated for women and men
Medscape Medical News
The National Osteoporosis Guideline Group has updated its 2009 guidelines on the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men at least 50 years of age in the United Kingdom. The new recommendations were published online June 17 in Maturitas.
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Top 5 responsibilities physicians and patients have to each other
By Dr. Jonathan Kaplan
If you've ever been in a hospital, you may have noticed placards or posters that talk about the hospital's responsibility to the patient and the patient's responsibilities while at the hospital. Most of these center around treating the patient with respect and privacy and conversely with the patient treating the hospital and its employees with respect. But I think there is also a code of responsibility between the physician and patient in the clinic setting, outside of the hospital. Something more personal than just patient and hospital. I'm talking about the oft-referenced patient-physician relationship.
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Ultrasound patch may heal venous ulcers
Imaging Economics
Wound healing breakthrough: a novel ultrasound patch may heal venous ulcers. If validated in future studies, the new patch could significantly accelerate tissue repair and reduce costs for chronic wound management.
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When doctors tell patients what they don't want to hear
The New Yorker
Will our patients still like us if we tell them things they don't want to hear? The challenge of communicating unpleasant, possibly profoundly upsetting information to patients is timeless. What has changed, however, is that physicians are now being judged, and compensated, based upon their ability to do it.
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FDA to consider regulatory amendment for national breast density notification
Imaging Technology News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added consideration of a regulatory amendment to address breast density reporting, which could mean standardized nationwide notification in the "lay" letter women receive after their mammograms.
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