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Saccaro to start at Hill-Rom

Saccaro to start at Hill-Rom

James "Jay" Saccaro will begin as Hill-Rom's senior vice president and chief financial officer on Dec. 30.

Pushing my buttons: A 'shocking' study and patient-directed care

Pushing my buttons: A 'shocking' study and patient-directed care

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Here's the scenario: You're going to receive an electric shock. It's part of a study, and you're willing to undergo the highly unpleasant shock for the sake of science. Before you get started, the researcher in charge gives you the option of pressing a button, to end the shock 10 seconds earlier than it would otherwise last. Do you press the button?

Researchers discover women feel higher levels of pain

Women with chronic ailments experience more intense pain than men, according to a new study. Results and further research could eventually lead to more accurate pain-medication prescribing for both men and women, experts say.

Rheumatoid arthritis treatments for seniors called 'unacceptable'

More than one-third of 93,000 Medicare managed care enrollees who received care for rheumatoid arthritis in recent years did not receive recommended drugs, according to researchers. In addition, the quality of drug treatments varied among geographic areas, socio-economic groups and health plans. Study results appeared in Wednesday's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.