Tag Archives: medicine

Addressing weight bias in medicine

You happen to be among the two-thirds of Americans with overweight and obesity (defined as a body mass index of 25 or greater), and you are just thrilled to go to your next doctor’s appointment, right? Wrong! Unfortunately, if you have a diagnosis of overweight or obesity, you might find the doctor’s office to be… Read More »

University of Chicago Medicine study shows need to enhance patient rest, evaluate overnight interruptions for better patient experience – Healthcare Finance News

A new study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine shows a hospital program designed to help patients get more rest for a better recovery process called SIESTA, or Sleep for Inpatients: Empowering Staff to Act, proved successful in cutting the number of times a patient was disturbed overnight and improved their experience. The program… Read More »

To fix big problems in medicine, he's thinking smaller – News@Northeastern

Life expectancy in the United States has been declining since 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thomas Webster, a chemical engineering professor at Northeastern, believes that medicine can do more to help Americans live longer. “If your system is not doing what it’s supposed to, it must be broken,” said Webster,… Read More »