Early discharge after lung surgery benefits patients without raising readmission risk

PHILADELPHIA — When hospitals implement programs to optimize patients’ recovery from surgery, healthcare costs fall and patients show improved outcomes. One major benefit of the programs–known as enhanced recovery pathways–include shorter hospital stays. But thoracic surgeons are often reluctant to discharge patients on an accelerated timeframe for fear early discharge might harm their patients and…

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Alana gift to MIT launches Down syndrome research center, disability technology program

IMAGE: Center Co-Director Li-Huei Tsai (standing) works an MIT lab with Senior Alana fellow Hiruy Meharena. view more  As part of MIT’s continued mission to help build a better world, the Institute announced the creation of the Alana Down Syndrome Center, an innovative new research endeavor, technology development initiative, and fellowship program launched with a $28.6…

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Instagram Wants to Be Your Mall

Image Zara is among the brands that will be shoppable in-app on Instagram. Instagram has introduced a tool designed to shore up its hold on shopping. The company announced today that it will be rolling out an in-app checkout function to users in the United States, a secure and, Instagram hopes, friction-free method for purchasing…

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