How Hospitals Can Go Green

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Hospital operating rooms produce thousands of tons of greenhouse gases each year, but changing the type of anesthesia used in surgery can help lower those emissions, researchers report. For the study, investigators assessed the carbon footprint of operating rooms at three hospitals: Vancouver General Hospital in Canada; University…

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Are Good Kidneys Going to Waste?

THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Despite long waiting lists for kidney donation, a new study finds that one kidney from a deceased donor is transplanted while the other kidney is often thrown away. In the United States, about 5,000 people die each year while waiting for a kidney transplant, the researchers said. Despite…

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