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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
Bystander Resuscitation Attempted Less Often for Women in Cardiac Arrest
Non-Rx Fentanyl Up in Urine Tests Positive for Other Drugs
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Dupilumab Cuts Exacerbations in Late-Onset Asthma
Mometasone, Tiotropium Do Not Top Placebo in Mild Asthma
Millennial Parents Found More Likely to Drive Distracted
DDW: Ingested Button Battery Can Cause Gastric Injury
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Pool Chemical Injuries Led to ~13,500 ED Visits in 2015-2017
CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry
Heroin Overdose ED Visits Decreased From 2017 to 2018
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Cannabis Legalization Not Tied to Higher Health Care Utilization
FDA: Tattoo Inks Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination
Risk for Repeat Concussion Quantified for Pediatric Patients
CDC: U.S. Measles Cases in 2019 Reach 839
Fournier Gangrene Is Safety Concern With SGLT2 Inhibitors
Fatal Overdoses Reduced With Pharmacist Dispensation of Naloxone
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Suicide Attempts by Self-Poisoning Have Increased in Teens
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
Prehospital Tx Guidelines May Improve Outcomes in Severe TBI
Model Predicts Counties at Risk for Measles Outbreak
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
Alteplase Seems Beneficial at 4.5 to 9.0 Hours After Stroke
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Scientology Cruise Ship Passengers, Crew Still Under Quarantine
Alcohol Consumption Per Capita Increasing Among Adults
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
Radiology Residents Often Miss Child Abuse
Combat Application Tourniquet Suitable for Use in Children
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Gentamicin Appropriate Second-Line Therapy to Ceftriaxone for Gonorrhea
CDC: Number of Measles Cases in the United States Reaches 764
FDA: French Soft Ripened Cheese Possibly Contaminated
U.S. Energy Drink Consumption Rose From 2003 to 2016
CDC: Foodborne Infections Increased From 2015 to 2018
Vascular Surgery for Gun Injuries Carries Higher Mortality Risk
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Cocaine-, Psychostimulant-Involved Death Rates Increasing
FDA Approves Dengue Vaccine for Endemic Regions
Measles Case Leads to Quarantine of Cruise Ship in St. Lucia
FDA Puts Tough Warning Label on Ambien, Lunesta, Other Sleep Aids
CDC: 704 Measles Cases Reported in U.S. Through April 26, 2019
Combo Nicotine Replacement Tx Ups Success in Quitting Smoking
Confidence in Inhaler Technique Poor Proxy for Correct Use
Most Pediatric Residents Report Caring for Gun Injuries
12 Percent of Caregivers Have Pediatric Flu Vaccine Hesitancy
Psychostimulant Use Pervasive in Young Adults' Fatal Strokes
CDC: First Confirmed ID of 'Kissing Bug' in Delaware
Hundreds Quarantined for Measles at Two Los Angeles Universities
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Up Allergic Reaction Risk
FDA Announces New Steps to Reduce Risks Tied to Surgical Staplers
Interdisciplinary Care Pathway Helps Manage Frail, Elderly Trauma Patients
Stroke Patients Infrequently Screened, Treated for Bone Loss
Emergency Medical Diseases Account for About Half of Mortality
U.S. Death Rate From Drug Poisoning Up for Teens, Young Adults
CDC: Number of U.S. Measles Cases Reaches New High
CDC Provides Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Guideline
New York City Measles Cases Increase to 390
Some Children With Asthma Miss Critical Step in Inhaler Use
Los Angeles County Measles Outbreak Under Investigation
Outcomes Worse for Cancer Patients Seen at Noncancer EDs
CDC: United States Set to Break Measles Cases Record
FDA Approves First Generic Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
CDC: Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Seven States
iADL Dependency May Up Mortality in Hematologic Cancers
One in Three U.S. Adults Aged 35 to 44 May Have Drinking Problem
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Abnormal Romberg Test Predicts Prolonged Concussion in Children
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
CDC: 555 Confirmed Measles Cases in U.S. Since Jan. 1
Foreign Body Ingestions Increasingly Common in Young Children
Prevalence of Extragenital STDs High in Men Who Have Sex With Men
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
CDC: Still No Source As E. Coli Outbreak Grows to 96 Cases
FDA Warns of Consumer Devices That Claim to Diagnose Concussion
CDC: Measles Cases Reach 465 This Year in the United States
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
Suicide-Related ED Visits Increased in Children From 2007 to 2015
Ten Infant Deaths Linked to Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleepers
Alcohol, Drug Misuse Tied to Long-Term Health Problems
Seniors Less Likely to Receive or Have Timely PCI for Acute MI
Model Can Predict Sepsis Risk for Emergency Medical Admissions
State Texting-While-Driving Bans Cut Crash-Related ED Visits
CDC: Violence Against Seniors on Rise, Especially Among Men
FDA: High Levels of Heavy Metals Found in Kratom Products
FDA Issues Warning on E-Cigarette Liquids Resembling Cough Syrup
FDA Reports Cases of Seizures Among Young Vapers
Many ICU Workers Contaminated With Drug-Resistant Bacteria
U.S. Measles Cases Already Top Last Year's Total
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Best Practices Developed for Diagnosing, Managing MINOCA
Discharge, Interhospital Transfer Varies With Insurance Status
Rates of CPR Before EMS Arrival Increased From 2000 to 2017
Three Interventions Involved in Decrease in Combat Mortality
CDC: 2017 to 2018 Saw Increase in Enterovirus D68 Detection
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
$775 Million Settlement Reached in Xarelto Lawsuits
U.S. Measles Cases Hit 314 This Year
Blindfolding Leader Improves Pediatric Resuscitation Training
ED Visits in Colorado More Frequent for Inhaled Versus Edible Cannabis
Risk for Miscarriage Increased With Night Work During Pregnancy
Avocados Recalled by California Company
Mumps Outbreak at Temple University Reaches 74 Cases
Aspiration Noninferior to Stent Retriever for Clot Removal
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Recent Increase Reported in Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl
DG/health NATURALS Cough Syrup + Mucus for Infants Recalled
Three Factors Predict Psych Events With Drugs for Smoking Cessation
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Daily Cannabis Use May Up Risk for Developing Psychotic Disorder
Novel Checklist Can Distinguish Anthrax Exposure From Other Illnesses
Female Emergency Physicians Paid Less Than Males
Multiple Layers of Protection Recommended to Prevent Drowning
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
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