Monday, February 16, 2015

Patient Safety in the News January 2015

Rachael Zimlich, for Modern Medicine Network, reported that the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration is predicting a 340,000 nurse surplus by 2025.

Amy Norton, for HealthDay, reported on a study appearing in Cell, Host & Microbe which concluded that a change in stomach bacteria in young children can precede a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes by a year, aiding in diagnosing this condition.

Suzanne Russell, with My Central, reported that Dr. Anthony DelPiano, a physician practicing in Jersey City, plead guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for test referrals to Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC of Parsippany.

Steven Reinberg, for HealthDay, discussed a report from the American Cancer Society which revealed lung cancer has replaced breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer-related mortality among women in developed countries.

Michael Fleeman and Dan Whitcomb, for Reuters, reported on the introduction of legislation by California lawmakers seeking to end the right of parents in the state to exempt their children from school vaccinations based on personal beliefs.