Jan 16, 2015

Laparoscopy death rate at Gunma hospital quadruple nationwide average

Laparoscopic surgery patients who have their livers removed at Gunma University Hospital are dying at quadruple the national average, three medical societies said in a recent report. The Japan Surgical Society, the Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery and the National Clinical Database said fatalities ...

Short-staffed hospitals laud Vietnam trainees

Dec 22, 2014

Short-staffed hospitals laud Vietnam trainees

by Kisaku Seno

Amid an acute labor shortage, well-trained nurses from several Asian countries are bringing favorable changes to hospitals here. “They gave us the power to tackle our sense of stagnation,” Sayaka Fujita, a 41-year-old nurse at Sodegaura Satsukidai Hospital in Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture, said of ...

Dec 3, 2014

U.S. officials designate 35 hospitals for Ebola care

Health officials have designated 35 hospitals across the United States as Ebola treatment centers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the list of hospitals on Tuesday. Most are clustered in metropolitan areas like New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Washington ...