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Partners Connected Health To Consider Using iThermonitors

The iThermonitor records a child’s temperature every four seconds.

05/14/2015

Palcohol comes in a pouch and can be turned into a cocktail just by adding water. There are four different varieties: rum, vodka, cosmopolitan and "powderita." (WBZ-TV)

Controversial Powdered Alcohol Gets Government Approval

It’s known as “Palcohol” and when mixed with water, it creates an instant cocktail. And even though the federal government now says it’s OK to sell and use, a push for a nationwide ban is now underway. Dr. Mallika Marshall explains.

03/12/2015

(Photo courtesy: Boston Children's Hospital-Facebook)

Medical Study Finds Improved Communication Reduces Errors

According to a study led by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, improvements in communication between doctors during patient handoffs can reduce injuries due to medical errors by 30 percent.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/07/2014

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Study: Later Doctor’s Visits Lead To More Prescriptions

A visit to the doctor later in the day makes it more likely that a patient will walk away with a prescription antibiotic, according to a new report.

10/08/2014

Brigham and Woman's Hospital is offering Gentle C cesarean sections that allow mothers to hold and see their newborn right away.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Offering a Family-Centered Cesarean Section

A Boston hospital is trying to make C-sections as pleasant for mothers-to-be as possible, something they’re calling a “Gentle C”.

08/11/2014