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Younger HIV Patients More Likely to Skip Treatment: Study

Younger HIV Patients More Likely to Skip Treatment: Study

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Young HIV-infected adults tend to skip hospital visits for medical care more than elderly patients, a study said Wednesday. A research by a team from Boramae Medical Center run by Seoul National University Hospital showed that of the adults needing regular antiretroviral therapy (ART) for their human immunodeficiency virus [...]

Father’s Personal Experience Drives Hospitals to Improve Patient Communication

Father’s Personal Experience Drives Hospitals to Improve Patient Communication

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — After experiencing the challenges that come with communicating with friends and family from during his daughter’s chemotherapy treatment for a rare disease, Nathan Loding, 34, of Grand Rapids thought there had to be a better way to keep friends and family updated on his daughter’s condition and [...]

Cost of MRI Brain Scans to Fall by 570,000 Won

Cost of MRI Brain Scans to Fall by 570,000 Won

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting next month, patients getting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of their brains will be paying just one-fourth what others have been paying until now. The Ministry of Health and Welfare revealed yesterday that the ministerial committee that has the final say in implementing health policies had reviewed the [...]

Over 60 pct of S. Koreans Back ‘Passive Euthanasia’: Poll

Over 60 pct of S. Koreans Back ‘Passive Euthanasia’: Poll

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — More than six in 10 South Koreans favor euthanasia for terminal patients when life support is deemed meaningless, a poll showed Friday. In the survey conducted by Seoul National University Hospital, 66.5 percent of 1,241 citizens said they are in favor of removing life support from patients when there [...]

More Medical Institutions Involved in Hospice Sector

More Medical Institutions Involved in Hospice Sector

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting this month, the government is expanding a trial run of allowing more medical institutions to join the hospice industry. According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, 14 new hospice institutions providing either home or consultation hospice services were given [...]

Nearly Half of Heart Attack Patients Unable to Quit Smoking

Nearly Half of Heart Attack Patients Unable to Quit Smoking

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has revealed that nearly half of South Koreans who suffer from heart attacks resulting from clogged or narrowed blood vessels were unable to quit smoking even after receiving medical treatment for their acute illness. The death rate for smokers with continuous smoking habits was 1.6-times greater [...]

Big S. Korean Hospitals Prepare Meals for Foreign Patients

Big S. Korean Hospitals Prepare Meals for Foreign Patients

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s major hospitals are serving special meals for foreign patients as a growing number are receiving treatment in the country, observers said Friday.  Kyunghee University Hospital in Gangdong, southeastern Seoul, held a gathering Friday showcasing a different variety of meals for Russian patients that featured menus for diabetic [...]