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Tool cuts wait times at pediatric hospital’s after-hours clinics

Parents looking to bring sick children to one of five pediatric after-hours clinics run by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are leveraging online scheduling to avoid long waits. In fact, the software has cut in half the waiting times at Children’s Hospital’s five after-hours locations. The tool, called Skip the Wait from patient… Read More »

Gel made from birch bark reduces skin scarring from cuts and burns

Is bark best for burns? Jim Brandenburg/ Minden Pictures/Getty By Alice Klein A naturally-occurring chemical in birch bark helps skin wounds mend faster with less scarring, a clinical trial has found. The bark of birch trees has long been known for its healing properties. This inspired German pharmaceutical company Birken AG – now owned by… Read More »