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New Targeted Radiosurgery Technology Provides Highly Accurate Treatment, Greater Patient Comfort

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A new stereotactic radiosurgery system provides the same or a higher level of accuracy in targeting cancer tumors – but offers greater comfort to patients and the ability to treat multiple tumors at once – when compared to other radiation...
16-Sep-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Study: Role of Emergency Contact Is Mistaken for Advance Directive

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More than 95 percent of patients treated in an Emergency Department mistake their emergency contact as the designated medical decision maker for end-of-life care, according to a new study by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
9-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Mandatory Policy Boosts Flu Vaccination Rates Among Health Care Workers

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Hospitals can greatly improve their flu vaccination rate among health care workers by using a mandatory employee vaccination policy, according to a Henry Ford Health System study. Citing its own data, Henry Ford researchers say the health system...
6-Sep-2014 6:15 PM EDT

Study: Deaths Rise with Shift From In-Hospital to Outpatient Procedures for Common Urology Surgeries

As hospitals have shifted an array of common urological surgeries from inpatient procedures to outpatient, potentially preventable deaths have increased following complications.
14-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Henry Ford Hospital Replaces Heart Valve Outside the Heart

For the first time in the United States, doctors at Henry Ford Hospital used a minimally invasive procedure to replace a failing, hard-to-reach heart valve with a new one – and placed it just outside the heart.
13-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Robot-Assisted Surgery for Prostate Cancer Controls the Disease for 10 Years

Robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for 10 years, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.
16-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Antibiotic Therapy Reduces Mortality by 68 Percent in Hemodialysis Patients

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An antibiotic therapy known to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients has been shown for the first time to reduce mortality, according to a Henry Ford Health System study.
2-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Henry Ford Seeks Tinnitus Patients for Vagal Nerve Stimulation Clinical Trial

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Henry Ford Health System, in collaboration with Wayne State University, is one of four sites worldwide involved in a clinical trial that will test a device that uses nervous system stimuli to rewire parts of the brain, in hopes of significantly...
24-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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Few Doctors Have Adequate Training to Effectively Treat Chronic Pain Patients

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Pain is the most common reason a patient sees a physician but few physicians have received adequate training to help their patients, according to a Henry Ford Hospital article published in the Journal of American Osteopathic Association. An...
12-Aug-2013 12:00 PM EDT

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