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Texas Children’s Hospital Opens Houston’s First ‘Zika Clinic’ For Expectant Mothers

Texas Children’s Hospital Opens Houston’s First ‘Zika Clinic’ For Expectant Mothers

August 18, 2016

Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women has opened the state’s first Zika Clinic which caters specifically to pregnant patients. The facility officially launched in August and operates on a weekly basis.

US C-Section Stats Compared To Other Places In The World Are Sky High

US C-Section Stats Compared To Other Places In The World Are Sky High

August 9, 2016

Women in the United States are giving birth by Cesarean Section twice more than the World Health Organization’s recommended rate. According to WHO, only 10 - 15 percent of births medically require a C-section. However, recent data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a large increase in Cesarean births by 32.2 percent, a rate that has drastically risen over time from 5 percent in 1970 and 20 percent in 1996.

U.S. Government Issues Guidance Document on Ransomware

U.S. Government Issues Guidance Document on Ransomware

August 8, 2016

In response to the rising number of online health records being made available on the black market, the US Department of Health and Human Services for Civil Rights has released a guidance document outlining the risks and preventive measures needed to combat the threat of ransomware.

New Smart Thread Gathers Diagnostic Data

New Smart Thread Gathers Diagnostic Data

August 2, 2016

The new “smart” thread consists of nano-scale sensors, electronics, and micro fluids connected to wireless electronic circuitry. Thanks to the material’s flexibility, the team was able to both suture and administer the thread in vitro into rat tissue.

Polish Doctors Develop New Portable Fetal Heart Monitor

Polish Doctors Develop New Portable Fetal Heart Monitor

July 28, 2016

Known as the Pregnabit, the handheld fetal monitor measures fetal heart rate, muscle contractions of the uterus, fetal movement and includes a pulse oximeter. The device itself is the same size as a smartphone and can fit inside a small case along with its sensors.

BD Reaches 100 Mark with Infusion Pump Operability

BD Reaches 100 Mark with Infusion Pump Operability

July 26, 2016

Leading global medical technology company, BD, recently announced that over 100 hospitals and healthcare institutions have integrated the company’s electronic medical record (EMR) interoperability solutions for its Alaris™ System intelligent infusion pump platform.

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