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CDC Whistleblower Claims Agency has been Using Wrong Zika Test | Feature

In the midst of the fight to control Zika, the top public health agency in the United States has been engaged in an intense internal debate about

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social-media-apps-applications-mobile-tablet

13 apps to help nurses improve patient care | Feature

Nurses play a crucial role in improving the care of a hospital’s patients. As technology comes increasingly into play, health apps may be particularly beneficial to improve

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids | Feature

The introduction of abuse-deterrent opioids and the withdrawal of propoxyphene appear to have led to substantial decreases in both prescription opioid dispensing and overdose. Opioid formulation changes may be a viable option toward reducing abuse of these drugs.

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

CME: The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids | Feature

The introduction of abuse-deterrent opioids and the withdrawal of propoxyphene appear to have led to substantial decreases in both prescription opioid dispensing and overdose. Opioid formulation changes may be a viable option toward reducing abuse of these drugs.

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meeting-conference-chairs-discussion-presentation-board

Superbug crisis: World leaders meet as threat grows | Feature

It is only the fourth time the general assembly has held a high-level meeting for a health issue. The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said antimicrobial resistance

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CME: Chest CT & Blunt Trauma Cases | Feature

A study has found that use of chest CT scans for ED patients with blunt trauma could be reduced without compromising the detection of major injuries. The research team developed and evaluated decision-making tools that may help avoid unnecessary diagnostic imaging and reduce medical costs, patient stays, and exposure to radiation.

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sinusitis-sinus

Expert recommends best practice to treat adult sinusitis | Feature

An article in the New England Journal of Medicine, is a pragmatic, evidence-based approach to best practice in treating sinus infections in adults, recommended by SUNY Downstate Medical

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FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps | Feature

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be

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Dietary-Supplement-Use-FEATURE-IMAGE

CME: Dietary Supplements & ED Visits | Feature

A study has found that more than 23,000 ED visits occur each year in the United States for adverse events associated with dietary supplements. Findings of the study may help target interventions to reduce these risks in the future.

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chestct-blunttraumacases-feature

Chest CT & Blunt Trauma Cases | Feature

A study has found that use of chest CT scans for ED patients with blunt trauma could be reduced without compromising the detection of major injuries. The research team developed and evaluated decision-making tools that may help avoid unnecessary diagnostic imaging and reduce medical costs, patient stays, and exposure to radiation.

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Zika: Two Billion at Risk in Africa and Asia, Study Says | Feature

More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia, according to scientists writing in The Lancet Infectious

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Dietary-Supplement-Use-FEATURE-IMAGE

Dietary Supplements & ED Visits | Feature

A study has found that more than 23,000 ED visits occur each year in the United States for adverse events associated with dietary supplements. Findings of the study may help target interventions to reduce these risks in the future.

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clock-time

Capture the Critical Driver of Your Practice’s Financial Success: Physician Time | Feature

Pop Quiz: What were you doing during the financial presentation at your last board meeting?

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Strategies for Physician Succession & Retirement | Feature

Due to the busy nature of many medical practices, planning for future events like physician succession or retirement often takes a back seat to other pressing priorities.

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blood-donation

Breaking News: FDA advises testing for Zika virus in all donated blood | Feature

As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated

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Minorities & Adnominal Pain Care in EDs | Feature

Acute abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons for patients to visit the ED, but few studies have examined if there are racial and ethnic

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A Program to Rapidly Test for Hepatitis C | Feature

An ED screening and diagnostic testing program found a high prevalence of hepatitis C. Results suggest that continued efforts are needed to develop and evaluate policies for

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PhysicalActivityHF-Prevention-Feature

Physical Activity & HF Prevention | Feature

Current guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and other groups for adults recommend a minimum of at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity (PA)

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aug zika cases

CDC August Update: Zika Case Counts in the U.S. | Feature

Laboratory-confirmed Zika virus disease cases reported to ArboNET by state or territory (as of August 24, 2016) Zika virus disease and Zika virus congenital infection are nationally

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Post-OpCDI-VHA-Patients-Feature

Post-Operative Clostridium difficile Infection Among Veterans Health Administration Patients | Feature

Recent research has shown that Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a growing cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and is associated with longer hospital

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