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Most Infants Susceptible to Measles by 3 Months of Age
Negative Impact Persists for Survivors of Firearm Injury
Radiation From CT Scans Linked to Thyroid Cancer, Leukemia
Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income
CDC Updates Interim Guidance on Vaping-Linked Lung Illness
~25 Percent of Adolescents, Young Adults Use Rx Opioids
Optic Nerve Ultrasound May ID Increased Intracranial Pressure
AAP: Emergency Contraception Should be Given to Sexually Active Teens
White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
AHA: Impact of Valsartan Recall Examined for Ontario, Canada
CDC: Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses Up to 2,172
12 Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Injury Described in One Hospital
About 2.7 Million ED Visits Reported for Sports Injuries in 2010 to 2016
Survey of U.S. Registered Nurses Points to Worsening Shortages
Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Efforts to Reduce
AHA: Cannabis Use Disorder Tied to Arrhythmia Hospitalization
ACAAI: Family History of Cancer Risk Factor for Childhood Asthma
CDC: Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses Tops 2,000
2009 to 2016 Saw Drop in 30-Day Mortality Tied to Emergency Care
Risk for Suicide Increased After Hospital Discharge for Self-Harm
Focus on ED Utilization Misses Whole-Person Perspective
2010 to 2016 Saw Increase in Teens Admitted to ED for Abuse
FDA: Biotin Supplements Could Affect Results of Medical Tests
Seriously Ill Medicare Beneficiaries Face Financial Hardship
Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA
One in Three Young Adults Get Meds for Opioid Use Disorder After Overdose
Risk for Death, Suicide Up in Teens Who Visit ED for Self-Harm
CDC: 1 Dead, 8 Hospitalized in Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Ground Beef
Recommendations Developed to Address Clinician Burnout
Increase Seen in Opioid-, Synthetic Opioid-Involved OD Deaths
Early Infectious Diseases Consult May Lower Sepsis Mortality
Close to 1,900 Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Reported, CDC Says
White House Launches Website to Help Those Battling Substance Abuse
CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017
CDC: Most Patients With Vaping-Related Lung Injury Report THC Use
Facebook Launches Preventive Health Tool
Racial Inequity Seen for Admission to Cardiology for Heart Failure
Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators
Doctors Mostly Dissatisfied With Electronic Health Record Systems
CHEST: Admissions, Deaths for COPD Vary by Season
CDC: Drugs Involved in Overdose Deaths Varied Regionally in 2017
AAP: Antihistamine Use for Anaphylaxis May Delay Care Seeking
Disneyland Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Measles
CDC: Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Now Top 1,600
CHEST: Blood Transfusion Practices Should Be Revisited
Risk for Life-Threatening Infections Greater With Stress-Related Disorders
Limited English Proficiency May Worsen Chronic Disease Outcome
More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year
Recommendations Updated for Nonvariceal Upper GI Bleeding
CHEST: Metoprolol Does Not Cut Time to COPD Exacerbation
Antiviral Antibodies ID'd in CSF of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases
Tranexamic Acid Within Three Hours Cuts Some TBI Deaths
NATA: Single-Sport Focus Not Good for Children
Study Looks at Pediatric Firearm-Related Eye Injuries in the U.S.
PTSD Linked to Early Incident TIA, Stroke in Young Veterans
Suicide, Homicide Rates Up Among Youth Aged 10 to 24
Opioid Crisis Cost United States $631 Billion Over Four Years
Decrease Seen in Football Practice-Related Concussions
Black Patients With Diabetes Have Higher 30-Day Readmission Rates
Increase in Suicide Attempts Seen for Black Adolescents
CDC Releases Clinical Guidance on E-Cigarette Lung Injury
CDC: Seasonal Influenza Viruses Circulating in Southern Hemisphere
Close to 1,300 Cases of Vaping-Linked Illness Now Identified
Anaphylactic Reactions Tied to PICC Insertion With Magnetic Tip
Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised
2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments
Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature
Pediatric Firearm Injury Prevention Research Underfunded
Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated
Testosterone, Estradiol Levels May Play Role in Sex Differences in Asthma
OTC Meds Often Used in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts in Youth
Data Suggest Viral Etiology for Pediatric Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Guideline for Community-Acquired Pneumonia Updated
North Carolina Outbreak of Legionnaires' Traced to Hot Tub Display
Survey: Many U.S. Adults Not Planning to Get Flu Vaccine
United States Will Keep Measles Elimination Status
Cases of Serious Vaping-Linked Lung Injury Now Top 1,000
Ligelizumab Safely, Effectively Treats Hives
Three-Drug Single Inhaler Treats Uncontrolled Asthma in Adults
Medicare Spends More Than $6 Billion on Secondary Fractures
Gradual ACS Symptom Onset Linked to Delay in Presentation for Acute Care
Only Half of Ear, Nose, Throat Infections Receive Recommended Antibiotics
Juul Halts Funding for San Francisco Vaping Ballot Initiative
Asthma-Related ED Use Up for Children With Anxiety, Depression
Food Insecurity Prevalent Among Medicare Enrollees
North Carolina Legionnaires' Case Count Climbs to 79
CDC Says People Can Contract Tuberculosis From Deer
Eight Touchpoints May Predict Opioid Overdoses
Sports Specialization Ups Injury Risk, Especially in Girls
Cases of Legionnaires' Disease Tied to NC State Fair Rise to 25
CDC: THC May Be to Blame for Most Vaping-Related Illnesses
Mental Health Service Use Up After Bariatric Surgery
Average Annual Premium for Workers Increased in 2019
More Than 800 Cases of Vaping-Linked Illness Reported in 46 States
Deep Learning Models Classify Disease From Medical Imaging
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Persist in the U.S.
Vaping-Related Death in Kansas Brings National Total to Nine
Girls Take Longer to Recover From Concussion Than Boys
Protected Health Info Breaches Compromise Sensitive Data
Emergency Departments Need to Up HIV Testing, Linkage to Care
11 Percent of Cancers Detected Via Emergency Department Visit
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Underestimated in Patients With Mental Illness
Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Claims Eighth Life
CDC: Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Rise to 530 Across 38 States
Few Trauma Patients Assessed for Effects of PTSD, Acute Stress
Many Hospitals, Practices Not Screening for Social Needs
Medical Students Not Ready to Provide Nutritional Care
12.6 Million in U.S. Could Benefit From Tx to Prevent Active TB
Pharmacist in ED Cuts Time to Tx to Reverse Anticoagulation
Nonphysician Providers Rarely Interpret Diagnostic Images
Pharmaceutical Treatments for Opioid Abuse May Benefit Teens
Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Claims Seventh Victim
Initiating Empirical Tx for Sepsis Reduces Blood Culture Sensitivity
Optimized AED Placement Might Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes
No New U.S. Measles Cases Reported Last Week
Continued Use Low Three Months After ED Opioid Rx for Acute Pain
ED Openings, Closures May Affect Tx, Outcomes for Acute MI
Suicide Rates Increasing for Male, Female Youths in U.S.
CDC Revises Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses to 380
FDA to Assess First Drug Meant to Prevent Peanut Allergy
Women With Heart Attack Do Present With Typical Symptoms
Helmets Are Underutilized by Cyclists in the United States
VA May Have to Pay Billions for Veterans' Emergency Care Claims
HIV Infection May Raise Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
Risk for Long-Term Opioid Use Up in Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Mild Cognitive Impairment Incidence Higher for WTC Responders
EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals
President Pushing for Nationwide Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes
New Tool Measures Patients' Perceptions of Stroke Care
Poverty Rate Drops, but Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance
AMA: Do Not Use Electronic Cigarettes
Gun Owners, Nonowners Support Strengthening U.S. Gun Laws
Studies Look at E-Cigarette Use Linked to Pulmonary Illness
Racial/Ethnic Variation Found in ED Destination of EMS Transport
Hearing Aid Use Tied to Lower Risk for Dementia, Depression, Falls
Racial, Ethnic Underrepresentation Found in Med School Matriculants
1999 to 2016 Saw Increase in Suicide Rates Across the U.S.
Majority of U.S. Doctors Believe ACA Has Improved Access to Care
Health Officials Close in on Culprit in Vaping Lung Injury Cases
ESC Guidelines Updated for Diagnosis, Treatment of PE
Second Possible Death Reported in U.S. From Vaping-Related Lung Illness
Poll: Not All Older Adults Prepared for Emergency Situations
Decreased Humoral Immunity to Mumps Seen in Young Adults
Officials Say New York City Measles Outbreak Over
Pediatric Flu Vaccine Guidelines Updated for 2019-20 Season
As Lung Injury Cases Rise, CDC Advises 'Do Not Vape'
eScooter-Related Injuries Have Increased Over Time
NFL Seasons of Play, Playing Position Affect Mental Health
CDC: January to July 2018 Saw Decrease in Opioid Deaths
Plasma Marker May Help Detect Traumatic Brain Injury
Millions of Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles Recalled
Tourist With Measles Visited Southern California Attractions
In-Store E-Cigarette Marketing Influences Use in Young People
Peds Mortality Down for Presentation at ED With Higher Readiness
As-Needed Inhaler Use an Option for Children With Mild Asthma
Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak Characterized
Opioid Addiction Treatment Used More in States That Expanded Medicaid
Some Cities in Texas Susceptible to Measles Outbreaks
Tuberculosis Rates for U.S. Children Are Low and Declining
Mobile Stroke Unit Speeds Access to Intraarterial Thrombectomy
Taking Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder May Up Other Med Compliance
Certain Dietary Supplements Tied to Dysphagia, Choking in Seniors
Association for Diabetes, Stroke Risk Varies by Age, Race, Sex
Extreme Risk Protection Orders May Help in Averting Shootings
New Antibiotic Approved for Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
Hypoglycemia Up With Intensive Glucose-Lowering Therapy
Pediatric Cannabis Exposure Up After Medical Legalization
Cases of Severe Lung Injury After Vaping Reported in Three States
Recommendations Developed for Management of Lyme Disease
Up to Half of Patients Do Not Disclose Imminent Threats to Physicians
Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research
Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing
'Miracle Mineral Solution' Is No Miracle Cure, FDA Warns
Type 1 Diabetes Misdiagnosed in One-Fourth of Children, Adults
Ultrasound Aids IV Line Placement in Children
One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt
Few at Risk for Diabetes Report Being Informed by Provider
Perfusion Assessment Key for Critical Limb Ischemia Diagnosis
High Temps May Up Admissions, Deaths in End-Stage Renal Disease
Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs
Warnings Issued to Companies Illegally Selling E-Liquid, Hookah Products
FDA Reports More Seizures Among Vapers
Persistent Inflammation After Sepsis Linked to Higher Mortality
Younger CRC Patients More Likely to Present With Abdominal Pain
Patient Who Caught Legionnaires' Disease at Atlanta Hotel Dies
Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015
High-Intensity Lipid Lowering May Aid Very Elderly After ACS
2012 to 2018 Saw Substantial Rise in Naloxone Dispensing
Infant Suffocation Deaths in Bed Increased From 1996 to 2016
Electric Fans Help in Hot, Humid Conditions but Not Hot, Dry Ones
Vaping Likely to Blame for 14 Hospitalizations in Two States
0.49 Percent of U.S. Population Reports Current Sesame Allergy
U.S. Air Force Orders Day Off Training to Focus on Suicide Epidemic
Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market
Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada
Recommendations Decreased for Cough, Cold Medicine in U.S.
10.6 Percent of Seniors Estimated as Current Binge Drinkers
Hot Pavement Can Burn Feet in Seconds
Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians
$70 Million Settlement Reached in Generic Drug Delay Case
Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Linked to Atlanta Hotel
National Norms Developed for Assessing Medical School Empathy
Serious Falls Pose Risk to People Living With HIV
Consumer Products Tied to Three-Fourths of Youth Brain Injuries
Most Pediatric In-Flight Medical Events Handled by Crew
Increase in Rates of Medical Imaging in Pregnancy in U.S., Canada
FDA Approves First Noninjection Glucagon Therapy
Senate Bill Would Reduce Drug Costs for Seniors
Initiating Stroke Tx 15 Minutes Earlier Can Improve Outcomes
State-Level Firearm Ownership Linked to Domestic Firearm Homicide
Supply of Opioids Predicts Long-Term Use in Injured Workers
Recovery From Concussion Longer for Athletes With ADHD
Transfers Up for Mental Health Disorders in Uninsured Children
People Living With HIV Have Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Medical Marijuana Laws May Not Impact Opioid Use
Safety Practice Violations ID'd in Septic Arthritis Outbreak
U.S. Drug OD Deaths Fall for First Time in Three Decades
Intranasal Sufentanil Cuts Acute Trauma Pain Treated in the ED
Subclinical Cardiovascular Dz May Up Fall Risk in Older Adults
1999 to 2017 Saw Increase in Unintentional Injury Death Rates
Race, Neighborhood Impact Bystander CPR in Pediatric OHCA
Opioids Commonly Prescribed in Emergency Department for Gout
Firearm-Related Pediatric Mortality Down With Stricter Laws
Rabies Warning Issued for Walt Disney World Resort Area
CRP-Guided Testing Cuts Antibiotic Use in COPD Exacerbations
U.S. Health, Economic Burden of Uncontrolled Asthma Projected
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Kratom Use Associated With Significant Toxicities
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
Rimegepant Shows Promise for Relief From Migraine Attacks
PE, Death Not Reduced With Early Vena Cava Filter Placement
High Incarceration Rates Tied to More Drug-Related Deaths
About 12 Percent With Ankle Sprain Fill Opioid Prescriptions
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
CDC Updates Data on Cases Meeting Criterion for Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Neuropsychiatric Morbidity Up With Synthetic Cannabinoid Use in Teens
IL-6 Level May Predict Symptom Duration in Concussed Athletes
DOJ Asks Congress to Permanently Classify Fentanyl-Like Drugs
Most U.S. Adults Are Concerned About Antibiotic Resistance
Lack of Evidence for Treating Chronic Pain in Children
Interventions Linked to Drop in Unvaccinated Kindergartners
Flesh-Eating Bacteria Claims Life of Florida Woman
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
Combo of Mental Disorders and Physical Illness Ups ED Visits
Stewardship Intervention Can Cut Inappropriate Rx by a Third
High-Sensitivity Troponin Levels Can Predict MI Risk
Infections Tied to Subsequent Risk for Acute Ischemic Stroke
CT Use to Evaluate Suspected Urolithiasis Significantly Increased
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Mortality Not Higher With Transfusions From Female Donors
FDA Warns Two Kratom Marketers About False Claims
Smoking Confers Greatest Risk for Major Heart Attack for Women
Greater Long-Term Decline in Stroke Seen Among Older Adults
Anxiety With Type 2 Diabetes Tied to High-Cost Health Care Use
2018 to 2019 Influenza Season in U.S. Was Longest in 10 Years
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Outpatient Office Visits Increased With Access to Patient Portal
Sudden Death Can Occur in Full Spectrum of Epilepsies
Surgeons' Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk
Suicide Rates Peaked for Teens, Young Adults in 2017
High Temperature Records Will be 'Smashed' in Coming Century
Many Young Children Treated in ED for Injuries From Personal Care Products
Feelings of Powerlessness Tied to Delays in Seeking Care for Acute MI
Recommendations Developed to Prepare Children for Camp
Head, Facial Injuries From Motorized Scooters on the Rise
More Aggressive Statin Tx Needed After Heart Attack in Young Patients
Opioid-Sparing Strategy Still Provides Good Pain Control
Drug, Alcohol, and Suicide Deaths Up Among Millennials
Long-Term Opioid Prescribing Up Among Older Cancer Survivors
Gabapentinoids Linked to Increased Risk for Significant Adverse Outcomes
CDC: Wildlife Rabies, Especially in Bats, Poses Risk in U.S.
Prescription Opioid Use Up Among Binge Drinkers
Pertussis Risk Up for Undervaccinated, Unvaccinated Children
Diagnostic Testing, Antibiotics Overused in Pediatric CAP
Targeting Barriers to Self-Care Benefits Seniors With Asthma
Naloxone Available in One in Three Philadelphia Pharmacies
Misuse of Alprazolam Common in the United Kingdom
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
App Helps Pediatric Asthma Patients, Parents Self-Monitor
Dietary Supplements May Up Risk for Severe Medical Events
2000 to 2016 Saw Mortality From Falls Increase for Seniors
Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Rate Up in Sexual-Minority Youth
Zerbaxa Approved for Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
Number, Rate of Detergent Pod Exposures Modestly Declined
Noncompliance Common in Teens Prescribed STI Treatment in ED
More Opioids Given Than Prescribed in Emergency Department
Excess Cause-Specific Mortality Tied to Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Use
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Rate of Opioid Prescribing High for Teens, Young Adults in ED
Postdischarge Fall-Related Injury a Top Readmission Diagnosis
Most Patients at High Risk of Opiate Overdose Do Not Receive Naloxone Rx
U.S. Lawmakers Say WHO Opioid Guidelines Too Lax
High-Deductible Health Plans May Be Harmful for Patients With COPD
Firearms Leading Cause of Death Among Young Adult Men
Classification System Developed for Cardiogenic Shock
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