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Durable, Simple, & Effective New Surgical Mask

The surgical masks people wear to stop the spread of diseases don’t work well — that isn’t what they’re designed for. Pathogens like influenza are transmitted in aerosol droplets when we cough or sneeze. Masks trap the droplets but the virus remains infectious. New Surgical Mask – Scientists took on the challenge of improving the […]

Future of Prosthetic Limbs

Future of Prosthetic Limbs Like everyone in New England’s close-knit climbing community, Jim Ewing knew all about Hugh Herr, the young man who lost both legs below the knee to a 1982 Mount Washington ascent that killed one of his climbing partners. Herr not only returned to climbing, but he created bionic limbs that pushed the […]

Reducing Hospital Readmissions

Reducing Hospital Readmissions Great job reducing hospital readmissions (but it’s about to get harder) Reducing Hospital Readmissions – If unnecessary hospital readmissions are, as some suggest, the low-hanging fruit in the pursuit of better healthcare, hospitals should get ready to pluck less and less. Hospital administrators have had years—four since Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program […]

Anesthesia Safe in Young

Anesthesia Safe in Young Anesthesia is safe in the young, study finds Anesthesia Safe in Young – A single exposure to general anesthesia poses no cognitive risk to healthy children under age three. A critical time in brain development. According to a multicenter study led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian/Morgan […]