“Check Up: Unbroken ICU sleep lessens delirium”

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This April 6, 2014 “The Inquirer” article on the Philly.com website talks about a recent study where an order was given to allow patients in ICU 4.5 hours of uninterrupted sleep and the results seemed to indicate that even that short amount of time spent in uninterrupted sleep was able to decrease the number of days patients suffered from delirium and in many cases decreased their length of stay.

This image shows a Intensive Care Unit.

This image shows a Intensive Care Unit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Critics rap Pa. on medical rides”

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This April 6, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about concerns being raised about people who would typically qualify for Medicaid being enrolled in private insurance who may lose the ability to make it to needed appointments due to a lack of transportation.

English: Coat of arms of the city of Pittsburg...

English: Coat of arms of the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania On a field Sable, a fess chequy Argent et Azure, between three bezants bearing eagles rising with wings displayed and inverted Or. For crest, Sable a triple-towered castle masoned Argent. Category:Images of Pittsburgh Category:Official seals of places in Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Mental Health Groups Split on Bill to Overhaul Care”

 

Tim Murphy stops by

Tim Murphy stops by (Photo credit: openprivacy)

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This April 2, 2014 New York Times article talks about the division within the mental health community caused by Rep. Tim Murphy’s Mental Health reform bill.

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