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How to Make Your Hospital Stay More Comfortable

How to Make Your Hospital Stay More Comfortable

A long stay in the hospital usually isn’t pleasant. But, with some planning and preparation, it can be a relatively decent time off. You should come with all of your favorite pastimes and be sure to get the most out of the professionals at your disposal. Prepare a bag. You will need a large bag of luggage to carry all of the things with you that can make your stay comfortable. If you know that there is a high likelihood…

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7 Tips to Relieve Information Overload During a Hospital Stay

7 Tips to Relieve Information Overload During a Hospital Stay

Anyone admitted to a hospital faces stress and anxiety, often in tandem with pain and trauma. Add into this mix a bombardment of information and instructions from a sea of strangers, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. How can patients and their loved ones keep track of everything they need to know? The exchange of important information between health care team members and patients and their loved ones carries a heightened responsibility when it’s combined with urgency over a patient’s…

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Preventive health care for unhealthy could save billions

Preventive health care for unhealthy could save billions

‘Focus on illness treatment has made illness and disease a growth industry,’ says study authorThe Canadian Press    Jun 19, 2013 Billions of dollars could be saved in Canada’s health-care system with the introduction of preventive programs that focus on those individuals in poor health, says a study by the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary.“Canadian medicare with its focus on illness treatment has made illness and disease a growth industry,” lead author Herb Emery told reporters Wednesday.“It’s…

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Vancouver hospital first in Canada to use bug-killing robot armed with UV light

Vancouver hospital first in Canada to use bug-killing robot armed with UV light

JAMES KELLER / THE CANADIAN PRESS      FEBRUARY 1, 2013 VANCOUVER – When Trudi the robot is plugged in and armed, it sounds more like a space shuttle launch system than a germ-killing machine. “Disinfecting will commence in 15 seconds; please leave the room,” Trudi — as staff at Vancouver General Hospital have named it — calls out in a digital monotone from inside a treatment room. “Disinfecting process started,” it continues, as its thin, vertical bulbs blast out…

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