Mayor Robert Palmieri of Utica, N.Y., honored nursing pioneer Dr. Loretta Ford, the country's first nurse practitioner, during the celebration of the Annual Nursing Teaching Day at the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome. Ford talked about how health care is changing, with new technology that is putting tests in the hands of patients. Palmieri declared April 24 as Loretta Ford day in Utica.
The ban on utility-scale wind turbines in Litchfield, N.Y., will stand after a group of companies ended their appeal of a state Supreme Court ruling. The court had rejected a legal challenge to the ordinance in December.
Stanford University scientists applied electrodes across fish skin cells to mimic the electrical field that forms around wounds and found that whole cells moved toward the positive electrode while fragments of cells moved in the opposite direction. Creating electric currents at injury sites could improve wound healing, one researcher said. The findings were published in the journal Current Biology.
Piedmont Newnan Hospital's new Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center offers advanced wound treatment, including vascular testing, compression therapy, negative pressure therapy, advanced dressings and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.