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The Crisis in Medicine

The “secret life of a medical professional” - missed family gatherings, soccer games, dinners, disappointments, complete frustration with bureaucracy, low self-worth and utter exhaustion. A recent survey in Medical Economics reported that more than one third of physicians who responded...

Pediatric Bariatric Surgery

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has broken new ground in its multi-faceted approach to treating juvenile obesity by debuting a surgical response – gastric sleeve resection.

Sanford study reveals fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevalence in U.S.

Nearly 5 percent of U.S. children may be affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, according to a new study co-authored by Sanford Research’s Gene Hoyme, MD, and Amy Elliott, PhD, and published by Pediatrics.

New Equipment Maintenance Rules Will Require More Hospital Time, Money and Staff

New regulations and standards for medical equipment maintenance were recently announced by the Joint Commission (TJC)...

Complementary Therapies

Infrared saunas, which use infrared light to raise the body’s core temperature, have been used medicinally in Eastern medicine for centuries. Some of the benefits attributed to infrared therapy include detoxification, lower blood pressure, stress relief, reduced joint pain, skin improvements, better circulation, and even weight loss.

Estate Plan: End of the Year Checklist

With the end of the year at hand, it is an appropriate time to review your estate plan. Failing to keep a plan up-to-date can frustrate any goals you may have for your estate plan and run up costs for your estate. Here are some simple, categorical items to consider as you dust off your plan.

Avera Health Receives Federal Funding for eEmergency Network

Avera has been awarded $400,000 through the Evidence-Based Tele-Emergency Network Program to develop the Midwest Rural eEmergency Access and Research Network.

Upsides and Downsides of Medical Device Hacking

Is there an upside to hacking?

Sioux City Hospitals Provide Over $31 Million in “Community Benefit”

Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City provided $17.8 million in community benefit and UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s another $13.2 million in community benefit in 20143 according to a recently completed assessment by Iowa Hospital Association (IHA).

5 Key Tactics to help Engage Your Patients with Social Media

According to IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, around 70% of adults use the internet to find information about their healthcare. At the same time, 42% of adults use social media to find out about a healthcare issue.

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