The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has developed a set of guidelines for promoting family-centered care in intensive care units to lessen the effects of post-intensive care syndrome.

In an effort to better dispense insulin to diabetics, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are developing a “smart” patch that will monitor blood glucose and release insulin when levels increase.

Disease and infection can move through a hospital, including transmission from one patient to the next one to use the same room. A study, published in The Lancet, recently found that disinfection methods using ultraviolet (UV) light decrease the transmission of infectious diseases by 30 percent.

A study, published in PLOS, shows that wearable devices can detect illness at an early stage by tracking specific vital signs.

Texting a friend is one way to pass the time while walking or running on a treamill. But according to a study published in Computers in Human Behavior and Performance Enhancement & Health, using a cell phone during everyday activities can significantly affect postural stability.