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CE: The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

According to current estimates, the number of prescription opioid overdose deaths in the United States quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, and this increase occurred in parallel with

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prescription-rx-subscribe-doctor-physician

CDC Report: Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship

The Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship provides a framework for antibiotic stewardship for outpatient clinicians and facilities that routinely provide antibiotic treatment. This report augments existing

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car-crash-accident-drinking-driving-drive-drink

Missing 1-2 hours of sleep same as driving over legal alcohol limit

Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according

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Attempted Suicide Rates, Risk Groups Mostly Unchanged

Men more often resort to violent means, while women turn to poisoning, drowning

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chd-stag-youngadults-women_feature

CME: Coronary Heart Disease: Stagnation in Young Adults & Women

A study has found that coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality rates are falling rapidly in older people but not in younger adults, particularly young women. A greater emphasis on providing primary prevention approaches is necessary to reduce the burden of CHD.

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CME: Decision Making Matters in Appendicitis

Patients and families who choose an initial non-operative management strategy can avoid surgery for acute uncomplicated appendicitis, according to a study.

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Benefiting from Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams | Feature

Patients with massive or sub-massive pulmonary embolisms (PEs) often face poor survival odds—not necessarily due to the severity of their disease, but because their treatment is often

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Four ER Visits for Adverse Drug Events Per 1,000 People | Feature

Anticoagulants, antibiotics, diabetes agents implicated in estimated 46.9 percent of ER visits

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wound-cut-bandage-older-elderly-geriatric

Why wounds heal more slowly with age | Feature

Older bodies need longer to mend. This reality of aging has been documented since World War I, with the observation that wounds heal slower in older soldiers.

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CME: Examining Medication-Related Pediatric ED Visits | Feature

A study has found that about one of every 12 ED visits by pediatric patients is medication related. These patients are more likely to be admitted to hospitals and have a longer length of stay than other patients, but many of these visits are preventable.

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affordable-care-act-obamacare-ACA

Trump & The Unlacing of the Affordable Care Act | Feature

Harvard analysts ponder changes across the American and global landscapes.

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blame-pointing-fingers-fault

A tube misconnection and a death: a medical whodunit | Feature

Here’s what we know. In September 2016, a 72-year-old former member of the Australian national soccer team suffered what must have been an extremely painful death when

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5 Steps to Maintaining an Online Reputation | Feature

The author of this article is Manish Kumar Chauhan, a digital marketing manager at myPracticeReputation.

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Nurses’ Scrubs Often Contaminated | Feature

Bad bugs readily spread from patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) to nurses’ scrubs and the room, according to research being presented at IDWeek 2016™. The

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Conference Highlights: CHEST 2016 | Feature

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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dentist-dental-tooth-teeth

Can regular dental visits prevent pneumonia? | Feature

Recent research from IDWeek 2016 examines the benefits of twice-yearly trip to the dentist in over 26,000 people. Nearly one million Americans become ill with the infection

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Medicare-Prescribing-Painkillers-Feature

E-Prescribing Increases Medication Adherence | Feature

Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) decreases prescription errors and enhances coordination between physician and pharmacist, but what has remained unclear is how it affects patient behavior. Now a new

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Readmissions After Emergency General Surgery | Feature

With hospital readmission rates following surgery being increasingly used as a marker of quality of care and used in pay-for-performance metrics, efforts to reduce these rates has

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When-Patient-Visit-Gets-Dangerous-feature-image

When the Patient Visit Gets Dangerous | Medical Blog

"Patients walk into our exam rooms off the streets. They do not go through metal detectors or get asked to search their bags."

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