Emergency Medicine News

Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Outcomes for AMI Improved During 1995 to 2014
2011 to 2015 Saw Increase in Psychiatric ED Visits for Youth
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Young Child Goes to ED for Medicine Poisoning Every 10 Minutes
Opioid Prescriptions Dropped for New Users From 2012 to 2017
Average of 283,000 Children Have Sports-Related TBIs/Year
Troponin Assay Confusion May Cause Misdiagnosis of Acute MI
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
Mumps Causes Quarantine of Over 2,200 Immigrant Detainees
Bronchiolitis Hospitalization in Infancy Predicts More Admissions
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
CDC: 228 Measles Cases Already in 2019
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Third Leading Cause of DALYs
Children With Poorly Controlled Asthma Suffer Academically
Mumps Outbreak Reported at Temple University
Probiotic Sanitation Cuts Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitals
ACC: Long-Term Outcomes for MI Similar at ≤40, 40 to 50
2004 to 2017 Saw Increase in Fractures for Elderly Dog Walkers
About 360,000 ED Visits Were for Nonmedical Drug Abuse in 2016
Mental Health Symptoms Common After Mild Brain Injury
FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression
Heat Alerts May Come Too Late in Northern States
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Methanol Toxicity Can Result From Occupational Exposure
Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts
New York City Measles Outbreak Cases Reach 121
Antibiotic Delay Leads to Increased Risks in Seniors With UTI
HEART Care Pathway Reduces Admission, Stress Testing in ACS
AAAAI: Small Amounts of Dietary Peanuts Beneficial After Immunotherapy
Stewardship Programs Decrease Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Rx
Converting Naloxone to OTC Expected to Increase Sales
MRI Cardiac Stress Test Predicts Death From Heart Disease
Prediction Rule IDs Febrile Infants 0 to 2 Months Old at Low Risk for SBIs
Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarctions Up Among Young Women
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Opioid-Related Mortality Up From 1999 to 2016 in Eastern U.S.
Serious Medical Outcomes Reported With Kratom Exposure
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Intervention Can Reduce Orders for Inpatient Urine Cultures
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
CDC: Salmonella Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Sports Medicine Society Updates Concussion Guidelines
CDC: Severity of Influenza Season Low Through Feb. 2, 2019
FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-Like Drug for Depression
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
ASA: Opioid Epidemic Tied to Infection-Related Stroke
ASA: Intensive BP Control Lowers Bleeding Risk in Stroke Patients
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Racial/Ethnic, Income Variation ID'd in the Opioid Epidemic
Predictors of Kidney Stone Recurrence Identified
Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine
Delayed EMS Response Time Tied to Mortality After Car Accident
CDC: Heart Attack Awareness Improved Since 2008
Dialysis Staff-Initiated CPR Ups Outcomes in Cardiac Arrest
FDA: Number of U.S. Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased
Radiologists Can Help ID Intimate Partner Violence
Burden of Sudden Cardiac Death Higher in Black Men, Women
Washington State Measles Cases Now at 48 Since Jan. 1
Unrestrained Driver Predicts Unrestrained Child Passenger
Direct-to-Doctor Payments May Increase Opioid Prescribing
Medical Scribes Up Productivity for Emergency Medicine Doctors
Infective Endocarditis Related to Injection Drug Use Rising
More Severe Injuries Sustained at Jump Parks Versus Home Trampolines
Hand Hygiene Compliance Low Among EMS Providers
Older Adults With Comorbidities Identified as Frequent ED Users
NOACs Recommended as First-Line Prevention of Stroke in A-Fib
Helmet Use Low Among Standing Electric Scooter Riders
Washington State Declares Health Emergency as Measles Spreads
Comorbid Neck Injury Up for Women With Concussion
Increase Seen in Multiple-Victim School-Related Homicide Rate
Likelihood of Engaging in Choking Game Higher in Troubled Teens
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Gun Injury Hospitalization Cost Over $911 Million 2010 to 2015
Measles Outbreak Prompts Public Emergency in Washington State
Three-Week Immobilization Feasible for Some Ankle Fractures
Marketing of Opioids Linked to Increased OD Mortality
Benzodiazepine, Opioid Co-Usage Up in the United States
Canadian Syncope Risk Score IDs ED Monitoring Time Postsyncope
Antibiotics Often Inappropriately Prescribed for Bronchiolitis in ED
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Asthma Undiagnosed in One in Five Urban Adolescents
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Accidental IV Dislodgement Reported to Be Very Common
Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents
800-662-HELP Underappreciated in Media, General Population
Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations
Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding
Drug Overdose Death Rate Increasing Among Middle-Aged Women
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU
Chronic Fatigue Patients May Not Receive Proper ED Care
CDC: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
Smartphone App Can Detect Early Signs of Opioid Overdose
Measles Outbreak in New York State Largest in Recent History
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Nine Cases of Wound Botulism ID'd in Injection Drug Users
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Antibiotics Prescribed for Children More Often at Nonpediatric EDs
Screening Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective
Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
About 11 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Food Allergy
Discharge One Hour After Naloxone for OD May Be Option
Pediatric Mortality Rate From Opioid Poisoning Rose 1999 to 2016
Artificial Intelligence Can Detect, Classify Acute Brain Bleeds
Child Pneumonia Rate Dropped Globally From 2000 to 2015
Study Reveals High Rate of Phlebitis Caused by IV Cannulas
Sexual-Minority Patients Prefer Nonverbal Data Collection
One in 10 EMS Encounters for Involuntary Psychiatric Holds
Many EDs Do Not Have Pediatric Area, Emergency Care Coordinator
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
More Than Two-Thirds of Drug OD Deaths in 2017 Involved Opioids
Opioid Prescribing Patterns Vary for Pediatric Patients
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis Up 2007 to 2017
EMS Treatment for Possible Heart Attack Varies by Sex
FDA: Teething Jewelry Linked to at Least One Infant Death
FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
Evidence on ED Diversion Strategies Inconclusive
Incident Concussion 5.1 Percent Per Season for Youth Football
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Hospitalizations Up for Homeless From 2007 to 2013
Fall Risk Factors Vary by Gender in Older Adults
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Follow-Up Within Seven Days of Heart Failure Discharge Beneficial
Risk for Later Suicide Up for Certain Youth Presenting to ED
Emotional Stress of Holidays Can Trigger Heart Attacks
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
CDC: More Cases in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Recalled Beef
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Influenza Hospitalization More Likely in Underweight, Obese
FDA: Some E-Cigarette Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Meds
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Considerable Morbidity, Mortality Due to Animal Encounters
Greater Patient Delays for Women With STEMI Than Men
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
CDC Identifies Drugs Frequently Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Case Numbers of U.S. Children With Polio-Like Illness Hit Record High
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
EMS Times Longer for Patients From Poorest Neighborhoods
FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug
Machine Learning Models May Predict Emergency Admissions
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Younger Patients Account for Increasing Proportion of AMI
Risk Scale Predicts Short-Term Serious Outcomes in COPD
CDC: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Appear to Have Peaked for 2018
Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
Lower Mortality Seen for Cardiac Care at Top-Ranked Hospitals
FDA: Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals
FDA: Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, but Check Labels
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Clinical Decision Support System Ups Outpatient PE Management
Probiotics Show No Benefits for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis
FDA Approves Drug for Treatment of Travelers' Diarrhea
ED Utilization Up for Pediatric mTBI After TBI Legislation
CDC Announces Acute Flaccid Myelitis Task Force
FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Better Work Environment Tied to Better Patient Safety
Major Bleeding Up With Frailty in Acute MI Patients
Even With Standing Orders, Naloxone Access Varies
Cap'n Crunch Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Scare
HIV Transmission Risk Small With Antiretroviral Compliance
ACAAI: Oral Immunotherapy Is Protective in Peanut Allergy
Opioid Misuse Varies With Sexual Orientation
Prevalence of Food Allergy 7.6 Percent in U.S. Children
AAP Updates Management of Sport-Related Concussion
Epinephrine Personal Autoinjectors Cost-Effective at $24
CDC: Increase Seen in Salmonella Illnesses From Ground Beef
Treatments Appear No Better Than Placebo for Tennis Elbow
Drug Overdose Mortality Rates Highest in United States
ACAAI: Hospital Stay, Caregiver Knowledge of Asthma Linked
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Harms ID'd With Nonoperative Management of Appendicitis
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Ahead of the Holidays
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
CDC Probe Continues as Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Rise
Repetitive Hits May Predispose Athletes to Concussion
One-Third of Peds Medication Errors Due to Usability Issues
No Efficacy Signal for Fluoxetine in EV-D68 Acute Flaccid Myelitis
CDC: Gun Deaths on the Rise in the United States
FDA Approves New Version of OTC Primatene Mist
CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Turkey
Concussion-Related Biomarkers Vary Based on Sex, Race
Possible Salmonella Prompts Duncan Hines Cake Mix Recall
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Naloxone Products Stay Effective Long After Expiration Date
Peds Firearm-Related Injuries Lead to Clinical, Financial Burden
CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness Still Increasing in the U.S.
Blood Donations Exceeded Demand After Las Vegas Shooting
New Guidelines Issued for Patellofemoral Pain Management
Characteristics of Black AMI Patients Impact Mortality Rate
Surgery Restores Boy's Ability to Walk Post-Acute Flaccid Myelitis
AHA: Public Automated External Defibrillators Are Cost-Effective
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
U.S. Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach Record Number
Age, Racial Disparities Seen in Hospitalization for Heart Failure
AAP: More Children Visiting Pediatric EDs for Mental Health
Updated Guidelines Released for Emergency Care of Children
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
Sub-Concussive Hits May Not Be Tied to Neurocognitive Changes
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
No Drop Seen in CT Use for Pediatric Head Trauma
Novel Troponin Assay, hs-cTnI Comparable in Ruling Out AMI
Millions of ER Visits for Asthma Due to Air Pollution
Oxygen Saturation Should Not Top 96 Percent in Acutely Ill
HEART Pathway Can Safely Identify Low-Risk ER Patients
Nearly Half of Children Seen in ED for Bronchiolitis Get Radiography
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Almost One in 10 Treated in Hospital for Non-Fatal Injury
FDA Approves First New Influenza Drug in 20 Years
7 Children Dead From Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey
Health Enterprise Zone Initiative Cut Hospitalizations, Costs
Deep Neural Network Improves Detection of Wrist Fractures
High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Policy Denying Coverage for Nonemergent ED Visits Imprecise
Diagnostic Strategy Can Rule Out PE in Pregnant Women
High Uptake, Acceptability of Rapid Fentanyl Test Strips
CDC: First U.S. Case of Rat-Borne Andes Virus Diagnosed
Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
Simple Clinical Assessment in ED Best for Predicting Mortality
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Chicken
CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. Children
High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome
Change in Shelter Eligibility Policy Tied to More ED Visits
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
FDA Approves New DNA-Based Test to Verify Blood Compatibility
Eye Trauma Secondary to Falls in Older Adults Increasing
Nine Cases of Polio-Like Illness Suspected in Children in Illinois
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Polio-Like Condition in Children on Rise Again in the United States
Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles County
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
AZ Company Recalls Raw Beef Products Linked to Salmonella
Congress Passes Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis
One-Third of Older Adults Die After Emergency Intubation
No Increase in In-Hospital, Post-Discharge Death With HRRP
Morbidity, Mortality Up for Youth With CHD Presenting to ED
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
47 Percent of Emergency Doctors Have Been Assaulted at Work
CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs
Red Tide May Be Cause of Florida Beachgoers' Breathing Problems
Opioid-Related Hospital Use Up in Elderly Adults
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
Fall Risk Screening Strategy Cuts Fall-Related Hospitalizations
Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Blacks Less Likely to Receive Guideline-Based NSTEMI Therapy
Telemedicine RTI Visits Shorter When Antibiotic Prescribed
Insufficient Sleep Tied to Unsafe Behaviors in High School Students
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Prevalence of TBI 2.5 Percent Among U.S. Children
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Opioid Bill Gets Bipartisan Support
80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year
Final Update on Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Time to Defib Not Linked to Survival in Pediatric IHCA
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Lawn-Mower-Related Injuries Are Most Often Lacerations
Head CT Decision Aid Ups Parent Knowledge in Child Head Trauma
Initial Abx Feasible Alternative for Uncomplicated Appendicitis
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Interpreter Services Critical for Emergency Care
Gender Nonconformity Linked to Students' Mental Distress
Heart Failure Patients Enrolled in Hospice Use Less Health Care
Mortality for Unintentional Drug Poisonings Up Since 1979
Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak
Repeat CT Common in Peds Traumatic Epidural Hematoma
More Hurt, Killed in Shootings With Semiautomatic Rifles
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Black Individuals at Highest Risk of Legal Intervention Injury
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Opioid Deaths 1999 to 2015 May Be Dramatically Underestimated
20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
U.S. Senate Passes Opioids Bill
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Decrease in Infant Walker-Related Injuries Since 2010
Ambient Particulate Matter Linked to Emergency Asthma Care
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful
Final CDC Update on Salmonella Linked to Backyard Poultry
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Extreme Flooding Can Up Exposure to Pathogens
CDC: Some Sexual Minorities Have Higher Sexual Risk Behaviors
Firearm Deaths Up Globally From 1990 to 2016
New Risk Score Promising for Predicting MI, Death
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Physicians Need Training for Mass Casualty Incidents
AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Tx Guidelines Updated
Highest Opioid-Related Mortality Seen in Construction Jobs
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Chest Radiograph Effective for Excluding Pediatric Pneumonia
Tai Chi Effective at Reducing Number of Falls in Older Adults
One in Five Pot Products Fails Potency, Purity Tests in California
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Shift Seen From EDs to Urgent Care for Low-Acuity, Acute Care
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Nurse-Led Call After Discharge Doesn't Cut Peds Urgent Care
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Naloxone Rarely Administered by Layperson in Opioid Deaths
Influenza Caused Emirates Flight to Be Briefly Quarantined at JFK
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
With New Persistent Opioid Use, Most Early Scripts From Surgeons
Greater CAD Incidence, Heart Mass in Firefighter Cardiac Arrests
X-Rays, Blood Tests Not Advised for Children's Concussions
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose Antidote Development
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
CDC Issues Recs on Diagnosis, Management of Pediatric mTBI
Widespread Statin Use Not Recommended in Old, Very Old
Baloxavir Superior to Placebo for Alleviating Flu Symptoms
130 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal
ED Plays Critical Role in Caring for Patients With Opioid Use Disorder
~3,000 Excess Deaths Estimated Due to Hurricane Maria
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in U.S.
Helmets May Not Protect Skiers From Traumatic Brain Injury
Ground Chuck Products Recalled by Publix Super Markets
FDA Warns of Dangers of Liquid Nitrogen in Food, Drinks
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
14.6 Percent of U.S. Adults Used Marijuana in Past Year
Pediatric Revisits, Admissions for UTI Similar With Oral or IV Meds
FDA: Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Serious Genital Infection
Many ED Visits for Antibiotic Adverse Drug Events in Children
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
Label Mix-Up Spurs Recall of Accord Blood Pressure Meds
CDC: Salmonella Outbreak in 4 States Linked to Kosher Chicken
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Laryngeal Tube Insertion Beats Endotracheal Intubation in OHCA
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Emergency Department Visits After Abortion Extremely Rare
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Medicaid Expansion Linked to Increase in Diabetes Rx Fills
FDA: Illnesses Linked to McDonald's Salads Reach 507
Education RE: Herd Immunity Can Up Readiness to Be Vaccinated
Lower Post-Op Mortality With Hip Fx Surgery on Day of Admission
Information Lacking on Effect of Prenatal Use of Marijuana
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
Lower Long-Term Survival for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Blacks
Paramedic-Led Intervention Cuts Ambulance Calls
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Teen Smoke Exposure Tied to Increase in Related Symptoms
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Patient Education Urged to Prevent Opioid OD After Sobriety
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration Dates to Tackle Shortage
Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Up Mortality
Large Number of Presumed Sudden Cardiac Deaths Are Not
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Novel hs-cTnT Protocol Better Rules Out Myocardial Infarction
Little Global Development Assistance for Adolescent Health
Declines in Life Expectancy in Many High-Income Countries
U.S. Measles Outbreak Hits 107 Cases in 21 States, D.C.
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
Honey May Protect Children Who Swallow Button Batteries
FDA Approves First Generic EpiPen
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
CDC: Brucellosis in Dogs Remains a Public Health Risk
Doctors Remove Contact Lens Embedded in Eyelid for Years
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Rate of Pediatric Emergencies in Ambulatory Practices Identified
Integration of Opioid, Infectious Disease Treatment Needed
Completing Sepsis Bundle Within an Hour Cuts Pediatric Mortality
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Many Sexual Assault Victims Don't Complete Evidence Kits
Trauma Surgery Association IDs Steps to Curb Firearm Violence
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
AAP Provides Safety Precautions to Prevent Drowning
CDC: More Than 400 Sickened by McDonald's Salads
Sedation Level Doesn't Impact Delirium Risk After Hip Fx Repair
Eye Examination Can Help Detect Abuse in Children
CDC: EMS Administration of Naloxone Up From 2012 to 2016
Bundling Doesn't Cut Medicare Payments for Medical Conditions
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Military-Civilian Trauma System Partnership Developed
ACS Briefing Discusses Use of Lessons From Combat Care
Teen Sudden Cardiac Death Causes Often Not ID'd on Screens
Sexual Minorities Have Lower Health-Related Quality of Life
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Measles Case Reported in Minnesota
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
One-Third of Canadian Patients Get Hip Fx Repair Within 24 Hours
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
HIV, Syphilis Screening Low With ED-Diagnosed PID in Adolescents
New Tick Species Spreading in the United States
Death Records Estimate 1,139 Deaths Due to Hurricane Maria
Many Youths Believe Gun Control Would Decrease Mass Shootings
About Half of Child Caregivers Use Cellphones While Driving
Fewer Cervical Spine Injuries Seen With Motorcycle Helmet Use
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Ultra-Early Neurological Deterioration Common in Stroke
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks in 44 States Linked to Backyard Poultry
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
AHA Introduces Heart Failure Certification Program
New York City 2013 Measles Outbreak Proved Costly
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Update on Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad
Dog's Saliva Caused Bacterial Infection Leading to Amputations
Tamsulosin Does Not Appear to Promote Urinary Stone Passage
Inpatient Volume Greater Driver of Ambulance Diversion
High-Sensitivity Blood Test May Help Rule Out Intracranial Injury
Odds of Death Up With Medium-, Large-Caliber Firearms
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Better Care Quality Needed for Universal Health Coverage
Teen Boy Suffers Serious Burns After 'Hot Water Challenge'
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Fatal Child Drownings in Open Water Areas Are Increasing
CDC: Homicides by Firearm on the Rise in the United States
Readmission Rate 19.2 Percent After Acute Exacerbation of COPD
2002 to 2014 Saw Hike in AMI Rate in Pregnancy, Puerperium
FDA: Whey Powder Behind Recent Salmonella-Linked Recalls
Use of 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Would Increase HTN Prevalence
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
CDC: Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak Appears to Be Over
Prehospital Plasma Cuts Mortality Risk in Hemorrhagic Shock
Guidance Provided for Reporting Foodborne Illness
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
Steroid Abuse Put 60-Year-Old Bodybuilder in the Hospital
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Lowering Default Number of Pills Can Reduce Prescribed Opioids
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Salmonella Spurs Recall of Swiss Rolls, Bread
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
Salmonella Spurs Recall of Ritz Crackers
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
Few HIV Tests Given to Black Men Who Have Sex With Men in South
FDA Warns Against Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Epinephrine Ups Survival in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought
Salmonella Outbreak in 26 States Linked to Raw Turkey Products
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad
Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
FDA: Some Rx Drugs May Become Available Without Seeing a Doctor
Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Serious Car Accidents
Shared Decision-Making Approach to Zika Best for Travelers
FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
Brief Safety Plan Intervention in ER Can Cut Suicidal Behavior
Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates
FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Smallpox
FDA: Illnesses Tied to Fresh Crab Meat Imported From Venezuela
E. Coli Found in Water at Tennessee Ziplining Facility
eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Factors Identified That Affect Resuscitation Teams' Success
Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Inappropriate Prescribing of Abx High in Urgent Care Centers
Two-Thirds of Parents Report Their Child Has Had Headache
Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Data Support FDA Restrictions on Child Cough and Cold Medicines
100 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal
Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
Many Non-Emergency Medicine Trained Physicians in ER Care
AAP: Lawnmowers Pose Serious Injury Risk to Children
AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans
2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care
Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs
Basal Insulin Analogs Don't Cut Hypoglycemia-Linked ER Visits
Parental Incarceration Linked to Unhealthy Behaviors in Teens
Asthma, Uncontrolled Asthma Associated With Risk of A-Fib
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for ABI for PAD Screen in Asymptomatic
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Nontraditional CVD Risk Factors
FDA Requires Safety Label Changes for Fluoroquinolones
CDC: Nearly One-Third of Injury Deaths Occur at Home
AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging
U.S. Surgeon General Urges More Americans to Carry Naloxone
Pelvic Exam in ER Doesn't Help Predict STI for Young Females
Any Opioid Use Tied to Involvement in Criminal Justice System
Recent Years Have Seen U.S. Military Reinventing Trauma Care
Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition-Assisted Notes
High Rates of Salmonella Contamination ID'd in Kratom
CDC: Wildfire Smoke Poses Health Risks
Red Cross Issues Nationwide Call for Blood Donations
Higher Visceral Fat Ratio Seen With Recurring Urolithiasis
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
Occupational Exposure Limits for Heat Stress Often Exceeded: CDC
Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on the Rise in the United States
Hospitals Face $218B in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028
Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach
NIH Warns of Increased Risk of Heat-Related Illness for Seniors
Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
1996 to 2013 Saw Large Increase in Diabetes Spending
Anticonvulsants Seem to Be Ineffective for Low Back Pain
U.K. Campaign Hasn't Aided Patient Presentations for TIA, Minor CVA
AMA Urges Caution With Use of Wire-Bristle BBQ Grill Brushes
Vegetable Trays Tainted With Cyclospora Put Seven in Hospital
American Academy of Pediatrics Warns Against Using Fireworks
Pediatric Hospitalization for Gun Injuries Higher in Urban Areas
Ophthalmologists Warn About Eye Injury Risk With Fireworks
Irrigation Water Likely Cause of Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak
Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients
Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
Most Bleeding Events in Non-CVD Patients Are GI-Related
Missed Opportunities for HIV Diagnosis Among Those at Risk
AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
For Pediatric Patients, Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator Safe
Cannabis Use Prevalence Up Across Adult Age Groups
New Hospital-at-Home Care Model Tied to Better Outcomes
AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency
Parents Urged to Ask Playdates If There Is a Gun in the Home
Stress Echo Safe for ER Triage of Patients With Chest Pain
Poison Control Center Data Detail Peds Exposure to Buprenorphine
U.S. High School Students Report Sport-Linked Concussion
Risk of OD Highest for First Days of Opioid + Benzodiazepine Use
Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus
Outpatient Care Less Efficient for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
ACA Provisions Tied to Change in Profile of Frequent ER Users
Educational Strategies Could Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes
70 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak
Florida Teen First Human Case of Another Mosquito-Borne Virus
Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
Increased Risk of MI, Ischemic Stroke After COPD Exacerbation
Tattoo-Linked Complications ID'd in Immunosuppressed Female
One-Third of U.S. Children, Teens Use Dietary Supplements
AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care
Meds for Opioid Use Disorder May Reduce Mortality in OD Survivors
Increase in VA Legionnaires' Disease Rates From 2014 to 2016
CDC: Many High School Students Engage in Health-Risk Behaviors
Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk
FDA Approves First Generic Under-the-Tongue Suboxone
Children Can Drink Clear Fluids Until One Hour Before Anesthesia
AMA President Calls Physicians to Lead in Addressing Gun Violence
Illicit Opioid Trade Up With Restrictions on Hydrocodone
IV Fluid Specs Do Not Influence Neuro Outcomes in Kids w/DKA
APA: Suicide Prevention Should Be a Public Health Priority
60 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak
How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?
USPSTF: No to ECG Screening to Prevent CVD in Low-Risk Adults
Active Failures Seen in Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment
CDC: Invasive MRSA More Likely Among Injection Drug Users
Public Support Only Moderate for Opioid Harm Reduction Strategies
Erectile Dysfunction Independently Tied to CV Events
Synthetic Cannabis May Increase Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Risk
1999 to 2016 Saw Increase in Suicide Rates Across Most States
Respiratory Pathogens May Up Treatment Failure Risk in Asthma
Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed
CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
FDA: Opioid Antidote Naloxone Recalled
Post-Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico Underestimated
Studies ID Impact of U.S. Opioid-Related Mortality, Rx Patterns
CDC Says E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Improves Care Delivery
ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
Tighter Alcohol Policies Cut Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths
Parents Have Concerns Over Food Allergy Precautions at Schools
Severe Hyponatremia Described After Drinking Horsetail Juice
Gaps in Care Post Discharge for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Babies of Adolescents in CPS Care More Likely to Be Taken Into Care
CDC IDs Outbreak Trends Tied to Treated Recreational Water
Mortality Still High After Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects
Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients
Social Isolation Tied to Worse Heart Failure Outcomes
Delay of Lactate Draws in Sepsis Ups Risk of In-Hospital Death
Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality
Rising Fatal Drug Overdoses Linked to Years of Life Lost
AAP: Congress Urged to Act to Prevent Firearm Deaths
Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training
Dupilumab Reduces Rate of Severe Asthma Exacerbations
Post-Surgical Readmissions Higher Among Homeless Veterans
Increase in Pediatric ADHD Meds Exposures from 2000 to 2011
Procalcitonin Assay Doesn't Cut Antibiotic Use in Lower RTI
2003 to 2014 Saw Rise in Diabetic Ketoacidosis Admissions
Moral Distress for Docs Providing Emergency-Only Hemodialysis
CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017
Patterns of Potential Misuse Help Assess Risk of Opioid Overdose
Rivaroxaban Linked to Low VTE Recurrence in Active Cancer
Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care
Adding Chiropractic to Usual Care Beneficial for Low Back Pain
Confirmatory Testing Follows ER Use of Ultrasound
Budesonide-Formoterol Used As Needed Beneficial in Mild Asthma
Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down
Alteplase Good for Ischemic Stroke With Unknown Onset Time
New Rabies Test Could Radically Change Testing, Treatment
Suicide Ideation, Attempts Increasing Among U.S. Children
Hyoscyamine Helps in A-Fib With Slow Ventricular Response
Asthma Mortality Inversely Tied to Deprivation in English Young
Rate of Deaths From Falls in Seniors Up From 2007 to 2016
Hemorrhage Control Training Is Beneficial for Laypersons
Initiative Cuts Overuse of Tests, Treatments for Bronchiolitis
Recent Oral Antibiotics Use Tied to Higher Risk of Nephrolithiasis
Peds Fasting Duration Not Tied to Adverse Sedation Outcomes
Marijuana Use Not Linked to Risk of Arrhythmias After Acute MI
At Low Temps, Air Pollution May Up Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs
Evidence Lacking for Impact of PDMPs on Drug Overdoses
High Number of Years of Life Lost Due to Police Violence in U.S.
Teen Sexting Linked to Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Abuse
Child Secondhand Pot + Tobacco Exposure Ups Risk for ER Visits
Low Neighborhood Walkability Increases Risk of Asthma in Kids
Many Organizations Not Meeting Trial Reporting Requirements
High Incidence of Sudden and/or Arrhythmic Death in CHD
Five Strategies to Reduce Acute Care for Cancer Patients ID'd
Unit-Dose Packaging Cuts Accidental Peds Opioid Exposures
Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants Is Complex
Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees
Synthetic Opioid Involvement in Opioid-Related Deaths Up
Timely Receipt of PCI in STEMI Up With Hospital Bypass Policy
Flu Vaccines Have High Impact, Even With Relatively Low Efficacy
High Risk of Death After Major Diabetes-Related Amputations
ALS by Physician May Improve Traumatic Arrest Outcomes
Tenecteplase Appears Superior to Alteplase After Ischemic Stroke
Saturday Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
People With Opioid Use Disorder Have High Suicide Rate
Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online
Black Men More Likely to Die From Firearm Homicide
Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits
Pediatric Exposures to Liquid Nicotine Down From 2015 to 2016
Opioids Tied to Adverse Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients
Triple Therapy Tied to Reduced Rate of COPD Exacerbations
Caffeine Does Not Appear to Be Linked to Risk of Arrhythmia
USPSTF: Exercise Interventions Prevent Falls in Seniors
UTI Calculator Predicts Risk of Infant Urinary Tract Infection
Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine
Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $500 Billion Annually
Number of Drinks Predicts Teens' Other Risky Behaviors
Youth With Gender Nonconformity Vulnerable to Adversity
Increased Pollution Exposure Ups Health Care Visits for Acute URI
FDA Cracks Down on Caffeine-Loaded Dietary Supplements
Recent Years Saw Increase in Burden of Prior Authorization
CVD Burden Decreased From 1990 to 2016 Across U.S.
Civilian Prehospital Tourniquets Linked to Reduction in Mortality
Smoke Exposure Tied to Higher CV, Cerebrovascular ER Visits
Sleep Deficiency Leads to Higher Number of Motor Vehicle Crashes
TBI Associated With Increased Risk of Subsequent Dementia
Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level
Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs
Whole Body CT Doesn't Cut Mortality in Peds Blunt Trauma
Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood
U.S. Providers Fix Complications From Medical Tourism Procedures
Child Opportunity Index Linked to Pediatric Acute Care Use
ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for Chronically Ill
Online Doc Reviews Don't Reflect Patient Satisfaction Surveys
New Map Improves Emergency, Trauma Care Referrals
Medicare Program Narrows Racial Disparities in Readmissions
Marijuana Legalization May Reduce Opioid Use
Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions
CDC: Overdose Deaths Up Across Drug Categories in 2015 to 2016
Pre-Op Chronic Opioid Use Ups Poor Outcomes Post Spinal Fusion
Grief Symptoms Similar in Donor vs Non-Donor Decision Families
After Hockey Win, Fans' Heart Attack Risk Rises
Scale of Online Marketplace for Marijuana Increasing
Non-Targeted HIV Testing in ER Acceptable to Patients
Traumatic Brain Injury Rare for Children With Isolated Vomiting
Novel Interstitium Has Been Identified in Human Tissues
EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events
Condition Readmission Measures Don't Reflect Overall Quality
Geographic, Social Variances Tied to Higher Drug-Related Mortality
Children's Hoverboard, Skateboard Injuries Are Similar
Ethical Duties ID'd for Short-Term Global Health Experiences
Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers
Time to Epinephrine Tied to Survival in Non-Shockable OHCA
Unique Risks Associated With Texting Medical Orders
Home-Based Primary Care Ups Access in Rural Areas
Higher Myocardial Infarction Care Payments Improve Mortality
High-Flow O2 Therapy Feasible for Infants With Bronchiolitis
Blueprint Being Developed to Address Physician Burnout
Adjuvant Long-Acting Muscarinic Antagonist Improves Asthma
HIV Incidence Down in All Except Men Who Have Sex With Men
Personal Health Info Found in Recycling at Five Hospitals
In-Flight Transmission of Respiratory Diseases Low
Prior Authorization Negatively Impacts Clinical Outcomes
Risk of Suicide Up for Teens, Young Adults After Self-Harm
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