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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
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
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
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
2011 to 2015 Saw Increase in Psychiatric ED Visits for Youth
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