More monitoring needed to reduce post-hospitalization urinary tract infections

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Broader monitoring of patients is needed to reduce the number of people who develop a urinary tract infection after being discharged from the hospital, new research by Oregon State University suggests. Findings were published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. The exploratory study of more than 3,000 at-risk patients showed…

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URI nursing study examines how premature birth affects health throughout life

IMAGE: URI Nursing Professor Mary Sullivan view more  Credit: URI photo KINGSTON, R.I. — June 25, 2019 — The stress premature infants experience can carry on throughout their adult life, causing cognitive limitations, social struggles at work or in school, and a greater risk of health ailments, including cardiac conditions, one of the longest-running U.S. studies…

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Why Transparency on Medical Prices Could Actually Make Them Go Higher

Image What does ready-mix concrete have to do with health care? Good question. But the comparison keeps coming up.  CreditDaniel Becerril/Reuters It makes intuitive sense — publish prices negotiated within the health care industry, and consumers will benefit. That’s the argument behind the executive order issued Monday by President Donald Trump that is intended to give…

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