Health Equipment

Equipment malfunction causes high pH levels in Westerly drinking w…

WESTERLY, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island Department of Health on Tuesday issued a warning to Westerly residents after a treatment equipment failure sent excess chemicals into the water supply. The health department said Westerly Water Department customers who haven’t used their faucets since Friday should not drink or use the water without flushing it first. Those who have used ...

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Gronk brings big spike, big donation to Maine children's …

Courtesy of Maine Medical Center | BDN Courtesy of Maine Medical Center | BDN New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski teaches a kid at The Barbara Children’s Bush Hospital to spike a football Tuesday after he donated $25,000 to health care center along with his father Gordon and his brothers Dan and Gordie. By Jake Bleiberg, BDN Staff •February ...

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Fitbit buys Twine Health in bid to become a more serious health ca…

Fitbit’s been on a bit of an acquisition spree over the last couple of years, as the company’s looked to grow its business inside the stagnating wearables category. This morning, the hardware maker announced plans to pick up Twine Health, a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based health management platform. The company hasn’t disclosed specific numbers for the acquisition, but expects the deal to ...

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Department of Health and health agencies refuse to name hospitals …

The Department of Health, the HSE and a number of State-funded health agencies have refused to say which hospitals may have used faulty maternity unit monitors which are now the subject of an investigation. The investigation into into the use at such units at 11 hospitals was ordered by the Department of Health after ‘communications’ were directed to itself, the ...

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4 ways to make sensors work for mobile health

This altimeter sensor is 3-by-3-by-1 mm, and could go into a pendant for a fall alert device. [Photo by managing editor Chris Newmarker] Healthcare systems in the U.S. and around the world are increasingly turning to mobile health – keeping people out of expensive hospitals and instead treat people’s health problems from their homes. Sensors have a major role to ...

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In rural Georgia, telemedicine provides new option for children&am…

There could be as many as 76 of Georgia’s 159 counties that have not a single licensed child psychologist, according to the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health. The department found in 2014 that about half of the state’s counties lack mental health professionals, but more recent information isn’t available. The teen suicide rate and other mental health issues faced by Georgia’s ...

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Community health centers move forward after budget battle

CHESHIRE — Representatives from the state’s community health centers breathed a collective sigh of relief following last week’s congressional vote to keep them funded. The federal budget provides $4 billion for community health centers in 2019 — up from $3.6 billion last year. Under proposed cuts, the state’s 17 health centers, including one in Meriden, would have lost $40 million in federal funding. The centers ...

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Northwestern's $400M Lake Forest hospital features privat…

A few minutes after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, nurse clinician David Chilicki explained Monday why he was excited about each room having a one-patient capacity. “Going to private rooms is one of the greatest things ever in the history of hospitals,” said Chilicki, who has worked at the hospital since 2010. “Not having ...

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How Medicaid became a go-to funder for schools

OAKLAND — Gerardo Alejandrez used to punch classmates, throw chairs and curse at his teachers, conduct that forced him to switch from school to school. “I had a lot of anger issues,” the 16-year-old said recently. Then Gerardo entered a class at Oakland Technical High School for students who have mental health or behavior issues. In that classroom, the teacher gets ...

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Aster DM Healthcare IPO Subscribed 19% On Day One. 10 Things To Kn…

The Dubai-headquartered, Kochi-based healthcare group Aster DM Healthcare launches its IPO that opens on Monday. On the first day of the IPO, the issue was subscribed a paltry 19%. Out of a total of 3.73 crore shares, Aster DM Healthcare received bids for 72 lakh shares, out of which the total bids received at cut-off prices were a mere 7.68 ...

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