SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Attention, wizards, rocket scientists, game theorists and stats nerds: There's a physician in Los Angeles who wants to give you $3 million.
All you have to do is design an elegant math model that accurately identifies which of 100,000 patients from an actual 2009 database required an unplanned hospital admission in 2010.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Joan Diamond knows what it’s like to lose the security of a familiar workplace. When she was a staff nurse at another hospital, her unit moved to gleaming new quarters. Instead of elation, though, Diamond felt only doubt. Her comfortable routine had come apart and she had no one to turn to for reassurance.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- When pregnant women need medications, there is often concern about possible effects on the fetus. Although some drugs are clearly recognized to cause birth defects (thalidomide being a notorious example), and others are generally recognized as safe, surprisingly little is known about most drugs' level of risk.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Instead of television, Stanford Hospital is offering some patients a more high-tech form of entertainment: iPads.As part of a pilot program, the hospital has outfitted its catheterization and angiography laboratory with five of the tablet computers.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- There is never a bad time to stop smoking, but if you want to take the step toward a healthier life, there's no time like the present."The most important thing you can do to avoid lung cancer is to never start smoking. And if you do smoke, it's never too late to quit,"
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Liz Di Bernardo