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Jamie Ponter, a nurse at Magee Women's Hospital, saved the life of Francis Kush, a doctor, when she performed CPR on him after seeing him collapsed in a park, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Pennsylvania, Florida, and West Virginia.
CMS says it added measures to the inpatient rehabilitation facility and long-term care hospital compare websites regarding facility onset of Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, patient outcomes for facility-onset Clostridium difficile infection, and influenza vaccination rates among patients and staff.
Much has been said about the so-called "man flu"—when men appear to experience respiratory viruses more severely than women—and a lighthearted research review in the BMJ Christmas issue suggests the phenomenon might exist outside internet memes.
Gary Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital, says, "The findings of this study confirm that children continue to die from strangulation on window blind cords," which is "unacceptable."