hospitals

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Catheters Are Causing Serious Problems in Hospitals

Around a third of people catheterized will develop bacteria in their urine, and a quarter will develop symptoms of a catheter-associated UTI.
Jane Feinmann
11.13.18
Comics!

'Biopsy Part Five,' Today's Comic by Rebecca Kirby

After finding out she doesn't have cancer, Rebecca celebrates by assigning herself a new birthday.
Rebecca Kirby
11.9.18
Comics!

'Biopsy Part Four,' Today's Comic by Rebecca Kirby

While waiting for a call from her doctor, Rebecca gets stoned with a friend.
Rebecca Kirby
11.8.18
Comics!

'Biopsy Part Three,' Today's Comic by Rebecca Kirby

While waiting for the results of her recent procedure, Rebecca is forced to grapple with the idea that she might have cancer.
Rebecca Kirby
11.7.18
Comics!

'Biopsy Part Two,' Today's Comic by Rebecca Kirby

After her surgery, Rebecca is still pretty out of it.
Rebecca Kirby
11.6.18
Comics!

'Biopsy Part One,' Today's Comic by Rebecca Kirby

In the first part of this five-chapter comic, we meet a young girl who is getting ready to go under the knife.
Rebecca Kirby
11.5.18
Stress

Social Workers Are the Unsung Heroes of Healthcare

Even the best medical care may fail if it is not well integrated into the patient’s life.
Richard Gunderman
9.25.18
healthcare

The Average Nurse Makes Barely More Than They Did in 2005

Meanwhile, doctors and medical center CEOs saw much bigger increases.
Jesse Hicks
8.29.18
reproductive rights

This Catholic Church Policy Has Been Harming Women for 50 Years

How the unpopular Catholic ban on birth control, "Humanae Vitae," made its way into the public sphere, and how it's getting even more help under the Trump administration.
Susan Rinkunas
7.26.18
antibiotics

Untreatable Infections Are Likely Killing More People Than Doctors Thought

The parents of one 27-year-old who died are speaking out.
Virgie Townsend
4.11.18
pain

Hospitals Are Struggling to Manage People’s Pain Amid a Shortage of Injectable Opioids

Hospitals and surgical centers scrambling to find enough injectable morphine, Dilaudid, and fentanyl, which can leave patients languishing in pain and raise the risk of dosing mistakes.
Pauline Bartolone, California Healthline
3.19.18
Health

The Corruption I Saw Working for a Greek Public Hospital

Giving money to a doctor before surgery is a no-no, but after the operation, it's a "thank-you present."
Anna Nini
1.12.18
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