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Doctor Curmudgeon®: Burn, Baby, Burn! | Medical Blog

Doctor Curmudgeon has found the perfect way to file paperwork: simply set it on fire.   The fire is warm and lovely to look at…at least to

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Hospital Map

Healthgrades Names America’s Top Hospitals for 2017 | Feature

See which hospitals made the cut for the top 50 and top 100 in the country. Healthgrades recently released its America’s Best Hospitals for 2017, naming America’s

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What Is the Future of Healthcare Under President Trump? | Feature

The future of healthcare under President Trump and how healthcare providers can have a say in it.   Physician’s Weekly, along with Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP,

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Gender-Stress-AMI-Feature

Infographic: Female vs. Male Nurses and Their Salaries | Feature

The prevalence of female nurses isn’t anything new in the United States. There are currently 3.2 million active professional female nurses across the country. According to a

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CROI2015-Feature

Conference Highlights: CROI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at CROI 2017, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from February 13 to 16 in Seattle. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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asthma-inhaler-elderly-woman

Late‐Onset Asthma & Cardiovascular Disease Risks | Feature

Asthma is a heterogeneous syndrome in which presentations can vary significantly between patients. Although it is not usually recognized as such, there are different clinical subtypes of

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AdvCancer-PatientDiscussions_Feature

CME/CE – Advanced Cancer: Analyzing Patient Discussions | Feature

Patients with advanced cancer who have recent or ongoing discussions about their prognosis and life expectancy appear to have a better understanding of the nature of their illness, according to a study. Having these conversations may help patients make more informed end-of-life care decisions.

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pneumonia-diagnosis

New Guidelines: Managing Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia & Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia | Feature

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society have released joint clinical practice guidelines on the management of adults with hospital-acquired pneumonia, or HAP,

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4.1.1

Postpartum Depressive Symptoms Fell in 2004 to 2012 | Feature

Prevalence highest among new mothers age ≤19, 20 to 24 years; unmarried mothers; postpartum smokers

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18172

Patients With Opioid Addiction Benefit From Tx Initiated in ER | Feature

Giving drugs to reduce cravings appears to be effective option, researchers find

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59205

Readmission Common After Hospitalization for Heart Failure | Feature

Cardiac causes are most common etiology of readmissions, accounting for nearly half of them

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aids34

HIV-1 Variants Are Specific for Transmission Route | Feature

Intrauterine transmission selects for infant variants with shorter, less-glycosylated V1 loops

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4.1.1

AAN: Repeat Head Injuries Do Not Affect Motor Skills in NFL Players | Feature

Study aimed to see if former pro football players faced the same fate as many professional boxers

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Hands Of Woman Deformed From Rheumatoid Arthritis

Baricitinib Associated With Significant Improvement in RA | Feature

Findings versus placebo, adalimumab in patients non-responsive to methotrexate

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hospital_walker929

Depression, Anxiety Prevalent in Hospice Caregivers | Feature

Younger age and poorer self-rated global health are risk factors for both depression and anxiety

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albacore on ice background

Increase in Foodborne Disease Outbreaks Tied to Imported Food | Feature

Aquatic products responsible for 55 percent of outbreaks, produce accounts for 33 percent

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40049

OD Risk Up in Children Whose Mothers Are Prescribed Opioids | Feature

Second study finds opioids stored unsafely in many households with children

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Insurance Status Linked to Patient Safety in Lumbar Fusion | Feature

Medicaid, self-pay patients more likely to experience patient safety indicators

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Obesity-Child-Feature

Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents | Feature

According to published data, severe obesity affects about 4.5 million children and adolescents in the United States, and another 22 million are classified as being overweight. With

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AAA-Repair-Feature

CME/CE: AAA Repair – Comparing Techniques & Mortality | Feature

A preliminary report has found that outcomes for both open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair appear to depend on hospital-level factors. The safety of these AAA repair techniques may depend on appropriate patient selection and adequate access to multidisciplinary care.

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