Tag Archives: During

“Heroes Work Here:” Never More True at Angel Medical Center Than During the Pandemic Year

Karen Gorby By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE It’s May, and as we enjoy a beautiful spring — as well as the chance to get out and about more since we have been fortunate to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine — it promises to be quite different than last year’s. Twelve… Read More »

‘There’s a danger that drinking has got much worse during Covid lockdowns’

The word “spike” has become ­so familiar to us in the last year due to spikes in Covid-19 ­infections and admissions to hospitals. But there have been other ones running in parallel – spikes in alcohol deaths. Especially between April and September last year. And the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal… Read More »

3D Printed Shields Protect Guts During Radiotherapy

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and MIT have developed 3D printed shields to protect the gastrointestinal tract from the side effects of radiotherapy. Using CT scans, the devices can be custom printed to suit each patient’s anatomy. The materials they’re made of contain high atomic number elements that help to shield tissues from gamma… Read More »

Cancer survivor creates curly wigs after not being able to find any during chemo

Loading the player… Diane Austin shared with PEOPLE the inspiration behind her hair company, Coils To Locs, and opened up about her journey through cancer and motherhood. Read More: Dr. Jackie urges women to screen for cervical cancer Austin revealed a nervousness to share with her now 23-year-old daughter Paige her cancer diagnosis. At the… Read More »

Bacterial STI rates rose in the year before starting PrEP, but not during PrEP, Australian study finds

A study of gay and bisexual male participants in the first large implementation study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Australia has found that although rates of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were high, they did not increase in the two years after starting PrEP. In contrast, they increased significantly in the year before men… Read More »