Healthcare News & Insights

Benefits of implementing robotics in care facilities

A significant portion of a healthcare facility executive or decision maker’s responsibility is ensuring optimal patient care. While there’s no shortage of new technologies and services claiming to optimize a facility’s efficiency and the care it provides, not all of them live up to their hype. In this guest post, Dr. Eric Dusseux, CEO of a robotics […] [MORE]

Study links depression to higher risk of stroke

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that people with depression, or even symptoms of depression, have a higher risk for stroke. If you’re thinking you already knew that, here’s something you probably didn’t know: Even if depression symptoms go away, the risk for stroke doesn’t. 

Keys to recognizing, treating strokes in inpatients

Hospitals are known to have trouble recognizing heart attacks in inpatients who have been hospitalized for another illness. Now there’s another significant medical condition that’s proving tough for facilities to treat: stroke. 

New study: Faster stroke care = Better recovery

A new study found that hospitals that emphasize faster stroke care, including giving a clot-busting medication within the first hour of arriving at the facility, send more patients straight home. 

Texting may help hospitals treat and diagnose strokes

Text messaging has become an essential method of communication among friends and family members. But it can also be effective in saving lives in hospitals, as demonstrated by research involving stroke victims.

Study: Hospital-based care transition programs may have better patient outcomes

A new study finds that hospital-based programs for care transition may play a role in shortening patients’ hospital stays and improving their outcomes overall.

Magnet therapy aids in recovery for stroke patients, according to study

New research shows that using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to stimulate nerve cells in the brain may aid in recovery for stroke patients. 

Verdict: Fall prevention efforts aren’t working

Hospitals’ efforts to keep at-risk patients from falling may be for naught: New research indicates that most falls aren’t preventable.

Study: Black stroke victims reluctant to call 911

New research: Most African-American stroke victims call a friend before 911 when they start to have symptoms.

Strokes on the rise among the young

A dramatic increase in strokes among the under-50 set — and even 20-somethings — is as troubling as it is puzzling.