Enfermeras especializadas se encargan de detectar la peligrosa infección a tiempo en pacientes hospitalizados, para prevenir desenlaces fatales.
Armed with strict guidelines and motivated by sheer urgency, a specialized team of nurses makes the rounds, seeking to thwart the No. 1 killer in U.S. hospitals.
The state ranks near the top in children’s health but near the bottom in terms of their overall economic well-being, according to a study released Tuesday.
A 22-year old man from Orange County, Calif., alleges in a lawsuit that his health insurer stopped paying for a crucial — and expensive — immunotherapy drug, leading him to become seriously ill. Treatments for patients with similar conditions are increasingly denied or interrupted, experts and patient advocates say.
Health care workers and families are trying new ways of greeting people in two neonatal intensive care units at UCLA, hoping to reduce infections and protect fragile babies.
“I feel like I am in a bad dream,” said Sen. Ed Hernandez, who chairs the state Senate Health Committee.
Legislation would require minimum staffing levels, longer intervals between patients and more frequent state inspections.
Los médicos y los investigadores reconocen cada vez más que el cuidado de las personas con demencia compromete la salud física y mental de los cuidadores.
Free, daylong sessions run by UCLA teach caregivers how to keep their loved ones safe and engaged, while minimizing the stress in their own lives. Similar programs exist in other states.
A bill pending in California’s Legislature, sponsored by an influential health care union, would require hospitals and clinics to pay minimum wage to student trainees.