•St. Charles Health System and Institute for Healthcare Improvement recently announced they have formed a partnership to improve health and health care within Central Oregon. St. Charles has committed to using IHI’s Triple Aim of better health, better care and better value to define its strategic direction. The partnership provides ways of increasing organization efficiency and improving quality and safety outcomes. Experts from the Cambridge, Mass.-based nonprofit will work with St. Charles for the next 17 months.
The reality: That is not true, said Dr. Richard Koller, a Bend neurologist. A sneeze does increase the pressure inside the skull a little bit, he said. People have worried that sneezes may kill brain cells because other things that increase pressure on the brain, such as some types of stroke, can lead to brain cell death or even the death of the person. However,… ... more