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Study: Widespread Vitamin D Deficiency in Thyroidectomy Patients

A new study from researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit finds widespread vitamin D deficiency among patients who undergo a thyroidectomy, potentially putting them at greater risk for developing dangerously low blood calcium levels after...
25-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Study: Pain Keeps Surgery Patients Awake, Extends Hospital Stay

Pain can make it difficult for some patients to get a good night’s rest while recovering in the hospital following certain surgical procedures, often resulting in longer hospital stays, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
24-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Professional Recommendations Against Routine Prostate Cancer Screening Have Little Effect

The effect of guidelines recommending that elderly men should not be routinely screened for prostate cancer “has been minimal at best,” according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.
18-Sep-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Vitiligo Treatment Holds Promise for Restoring Skin Pigmentation

A treatment regimen is safe and effective for restoring skin pigmentation in vitiligo patients, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. “Our findings offer patients with vitiligo worldwide a renewed hope for a bright future in the treatment...
15-Sep-2014 5:30 PM EDT

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


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


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


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

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Few Doctors Have Adequate Training to Effectively Treat Chronic Pain Patients


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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