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Bringing the Himalayas to the Hospital

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Medical researchers are testing trekkers and Sherpas from the Himalayas to discover why some people recover from oxygen deprivation, while others suffer organ failure and may even die. They hope to transfer this knowledge to hospital patients.

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Classes in Hospitals

Classes in Hospitals

Xinhua News Agency (Aug. 31, 2012) — Three years ago, the program "Let's learn at the hospital" began in Veracruz state hospitals in Mexico, such as the High Specialty Regional Hospital of Veracruz and the Regional Hospital "Valentin Gomez Farias" of Coatzacoalcos. The program is for children patients who attend elementary school to receive classes even when they are hospitalized, so that they would not fall behind in their studies.
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Adorable Mini-Horses Visit Sick Kids in Hospital

Adorable Mini-Horses Visit Sick Kids in Hospital

AP (Dec. 4, 2014) — Two miniature horses named Mystery and Lunar are bringing comfort and joy to sick children at a Chicago hospital. Animal therapy, usually using dogs, is a growing trend in hospitals that may help in the healing process. (Dec. 4) Video provided by AP
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Cost Pressure in Hospitals: Staff Shortages and an Influx of Patients

Cost Pressure in Hospitals: Staff Shortages and an Influx of Patients

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 6, 2013) — Profit orientation, cost efficiency - terms familiar from the private sector. But how does a hospital function as a commercial enterprise? The Giessen and Marburg University Hospital provides an example: more patients, more treatment, more revenues - but also more work for nursing staff.
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Conjoined Twins Separated at Dallas Hospital

Conjoined Twins Separated at Dallas Hospital

AP (Aug. 29, 2013) — Hospital officials say conjoined boys born last month in Dallas have been safely separated and are doing well. Officials at Medical City Children's Hospital say Owen and Emmett Ezell are in stable condition.
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