Pushing Out a New Gown Design To Help Improve Patient Satisfaction

(DGIwire) – Patients are admitted to the hospital for all kinds of reasons—from CAT scans to organ transplants to labor and delivery. No matter what the reason for admittance, one aspect of each visit is typically the same—the basic hospital gown. Being admitted to the hospital can leave patients in a vulnerable state. When the […]

Arrhythmia? Here’s What to Know

(DGIwire) – In adults, a normal resting heart rate is 60 to 100 beats a minute, according to the Mayo Clinic. When the heart beats irregularly—whether too fast or too slow—a person is experiencing an arrhythmia. There are numerous types of arrhythmias, each with their own potential causes. Here are a few very basic questions […]

The BEST Present at Every Baby Shower

(DGIwire) — Baby showers are exciting—at first. The ooh-ing and ahh-ing game is strong for the first five presents or so. Every gift is the best gift and everyone acts like it’s the first time they’ve seen diaper genies or burping cloths. Everyone is paying attention to the future mommy and waiting for the next […]

President’s Forceful Climate Plan Focuses on Technology

(DGIwire) — It’s no secret that the United States is a major contributor to global emissions. In fact, as of late 2014, the United States was second only to China with regard to pollution, according to an article in The Guardian. Surveys show that many Americans are simply not willing to give up the lifestyles […]

Labs: Choose the Right Supplier

(DGIwire) — When looking for quality lab equipment for a medical research laboratory, it’s imperative to have a list of reliable equipment suppliers. In fact, choosing the right supplier is just as important as finding the right equipment. To stay on the cutting edge of science, lab managers need to stay on the front lines […]

Outfitting the Life Sciences with the Tools of the Trade

(DGIwire) — The word “hospitality” literally means “the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors or strangers.” We tend to think of hospitality in terms of staying at a hotel or eating in a restaurant. Many times, though, we forget about the actual root of the word—hospital. Usually, if we find ourselves in […]

Seniors & Drugs: An Abuse Epidemic

(DGIwire) — When we think about drug addiction, seniors are certainly not the first age group that comes to mind. But here’s the reality: one quarter of the prescription drugs sold in the United States are used by the elderly, often for problems such as chronic pain, insomnia and anxiety, according to ModernMedicine.com. According to […]

Power Up Your Brain: Eat This

(DGIwire)    What do berries, avocados, nuts, seeds and deep water fish like salmon have in common?  They are all natural foods delivered by Mother Nature and have been shown to be very healthy foods for our brains. Strong scientific evidence exists that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits has beneficial effects on […]

Spice Things Up

(DGIwire)  Adding a variety of spices to your diet might not only add some variety and taste, they will even improve your health. Herbs and spices are the best way to add flavor and dimension to a dish without adding fat, salt or calories.  If that isn’t good enough, consider this: All herbs and spices […]

Warning: Don’t Ignore These Signs of Opioid Dependence

(DGIwire) — The road to opioid addiction is sometimes paved with good intentions. Maybe someone had a bad skiing accident and broke his leg. The surgery went well, but the surgeon suggests that the patient stay in the hospital for a little while, just so they can ensure proper healing. However, the patient in constant […]

Charting New Territory in Laboratory Automation

(DGIwire) — It’s been about 15 years since the first total laboratory automation solutions were introduced into clinical laboratories in the United States. The trend actually started in the mid-1990s, when several commercial laboratory companies and a handful of hospital laboratories took the plunge and installed total laboratory automation systems in their core high-volume labs. […]

A Push to Treat Opioid Addiction as Heroin Trade Surges

(DGIwire) – The flood of heroin coming into and out of New York City has surged to the highest levels in more than two decades, according to The New York Times. A recent article noted the amount of heroin seized in investigations involving the city’s special narcotics prosecutor, Bridget G. Brennan, has already surpassed last […]

A New BEMA of Light in the Cloud of Chronic Pain

NEW YORK – (DGIwire) — Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than six months, such as migraines or back or joint pain. For those with chronic pain, life can seem like a never-ending cycle of drug treatments to find relief. Chronic pain might originate from a particular event, such as a car […]

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