The man was infected with vibrio vulnificus, a bacteria that can cause the flesh-eating phenomenon called necrotizing fasciitis, and his immune system was weakened from cancer, his daughter said, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
WakeMed Health & Hospitals "pioneered" the use of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for heart surgery with dramatic results: ICU stays and readmissions fell, and the system estimates it has achieved significant cost savings, Maria Castellucci reports for Modern Healthcare.
While some argue that extending health coverage to undocumented immigrants satisfies a human right to access health care, others categorize it as a handout and say government resources should be used to help U.S. citizens. Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli recaps a recent development in the debate and what to expect on this front going forward.
Having a primary care doctor is important, but searching for one can be a daunting task, Mara Gordon, a physician, writes for NPR's "Shots." Here's how Gordon advises patients to start the search, and what she says they should be looking for.
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Evidence shows that urinary tract infections (UTIs) are becoming increasingly resistant to the routine course of antibiotics, leading to more serious illnesses, increased hospitalizations, and "prolonged discomfort" for patients, Matt Richtel reports for the New York Times.