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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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hospital-emergency

One in 4 ER Visits for Eye Problems Aren’t Actually Emergencies | News Brief

University of Michigan researchers envision ways to reduce inappropriate and costly emergency visits, including telemedicine and after-hours appointments. Pinkeye isn’t a medical emergency. Neither is a puffy

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Chest2015-Feature

CME/CE: Conference Highlights – CHEST 2016 | News Brief

New research was presented at CHEST 2016, the annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 22 to 26, 2016 in Los

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doctor-patient-physician-talking-exam-elderly-geriatrics

Drug & Dietary Supplement Use Among Seniors | Feature

With older adults increasingly using multiple medications and supplements, efforts are needed to improve the safe use of these therapies to reduce preventable adverse drug events. Published

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pulmonary-embolism

Gender Disparities in Acute Pulmonary Embolism | Feature

Previous studies have suggested that the incidence of acute PE is higher in women than men among those aged 55 and younger, but research is still lacking

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stethoscope-gavel-malpractice-lawsuit

Stronger Malpractice Laws Don’t Reduce Complications | Medical Blog

A study of over 890,000 Medicare beneficiaries shows that states with malpractice environments unfavorable to physicians do not see improved postoperative outcomes for 11 different types of

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Depression Among Resident Physicians | Feature

According to previous research, resident physicians experience higher rates of depression than the general public. Beyond the effects of depression on the individual, resident depression has also

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heart-rhythm.1.454238423

Aspirin, Anticoagulants, & Atrial Fibrillation | News Brief

Previous research shows that aspirin is not as beneficial as oral anticoagulant agents for reducing thromboembolism risk. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia worldwide

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Burnout & Satisfaction: Examining Trends | Feature

Burnout has been defined as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of ineffectiveness. “Burnout has profound implications for physicians, patients, and their families,” says Colin

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Obesity & Orthopedic Trauma | Feature

Studies have shown that the prevalence of obesity in the United States has increased substantially over the past 2 decades. Obesity is associated with many other disease

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Emergency--Management-of-Sepsis

5 Things to Know for New Sepsis Treatment Guidelines | News Brief

In January, the Surviving Sepsis Guidelines updates were released and published.   Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that affects more than 1 million patients a year in

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Starting Palliative Care in the ED | Feature

Initiating palliative care in the ED for patients with advanced cancer appears to improve quality of life and does not shorten survival, according to a study. The

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chest-pain-heart-attack-cardiology-cardiac-cardiovascular

An Effective Emergency PCI Protocol | Feature

According to recent estimates, about 250,000 people in the United States suffer a ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), which is the most severe type of heart

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

Researchers Identify Factors Associated with Stopping Treatment for Opioid Dependence | News Brief

Components of race, ethnicity, employment play a role in opioid use disorders. Individuals with opioid use disorder who are treated with buprenorphine, a commonly prescribed drug to

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Metabolic-Syndrome

Millions of People with Metabolic Syndrome May Need More Vitamin E | News Brief

Surveys estimate that 92% of men, 96% of women in the U.S. fail to get an adequate daily intake of vitamin E. New research has shown that

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PreopStatins-AAA-Repair-Feature

Experts Urge for Wider Prescription of Statins in Treatment and Prevention | News Brief

The link to diabetes is questionable and inconsequential. World-renowned researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University as well as Harvard Medical

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malaria

Malaria Infection Depends on Number of Parasites, Not Number of Mosquito Bites | News Brief

For the first time, researchers have shown that the number of parasites each mosquito carries influences the chance of successful malaria infection. The new findings, from scientists

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Why Lyme Disease is Common in the North, Rare in the South | News Brief

Heat and the humidity play an important role with Lyme Disease. Lyme disease sickens an estimated 300,000 Americans a year, according to the US Centers for Disease

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Social, Economic, Personal-Care Factors Play Role in Readmission Risk | News Brief

Hospitals find that social determinants of health and disability raise readmission risk. Once a patient is released from a hospital, the caretakers do not want to see

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marijuana

Comparing Heroin-, Opioid-, and Marijuana-Related Overdoses | News Brief

Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from these drugs, but marijuana has not caused a single death. According to the website, newsindata.com, deaths caused by

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