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Trump Administration Offers Grants to Fight Opioid Crisis

Money to be used to train health professionals, foster prescription drug monitoring programs

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59181

FDA Warns Against Children Taking Codeine, Tramadol

Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers

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18230

More Wrong-Patient Orders in NICU Versus Non-NICU Ped Units

Reduction in frequency of errors with ID reentry intervention and combined ID, distinct naming

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4.1.1

Case Report Describes Adverse Reaction to Clindamycin

Patient developed acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis after vancomycin, clindamycin use

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Doctor working on a notebook computer.

Wearable Devices Increasingly Being Used to Record Health Data

Data from wearables doesn’t always flow into EHR systems or doesn’t appear in usable format

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NYC to Raise Cigarette Prices to Highest in the United States

Price of pack to jump from $10.50 to $13.00

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SS36064

Slow Processing Speed Predicts Falls in Elderly

Processing speed could predict all fall types including costly injurious ones

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diabetes4112

Nurse-Led Intervention Helps With Diabetes Control

Education alone or with acceptance and commitment therapy tied to improvements in HbA1c

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QI Intervention Aids Medication Safety for Elderly in ER

Intervention combines education, clinical decision support, provider feedback

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Electronic Drug Administration Record App Cuts Errors

Decline in rate of medication errors in medication administration recording post-implementation

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MIC051ML

Just Over Half of MI Patients Taking Statins As Recommended

Greater education is needed on the lifesaving benefits of high-intensity treatment, researchers say

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Retinopathy Risk, HbA1c Should Guide Frequency of T1D Eye Care

New recommendations could cut need for type 1 diabetes eye exams in half over two-decade period

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First-Void Morning Urine Not Necessary for CIN2+ Detection

First-void urine also similar to physician-taken smears or brush-based self-samples

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Vertical Integration Linked to Reduction in Readmissions

Reduction in readmissions in four of six hospitals, with positive effect for limited number of conditions

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Close Up of Soda Cans in Ice with Condensation

Artificially-Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke, Dementia Risk

Consumption of artificially-, but not sugar-sweetened beverages linked to increased risk

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infectious

CDC: Salmonella Infection Prevalence Down in 2016

Tougher poultry regulations may explain 18 percent decline in food poisonings from Salmonella

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Antipsychotic Medication Use Can Be Reduced in Dementia Patients

New method helps curb undesirable behavior by recognizing dementia patients’ unmet needs

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4.1.1

Study Looks at ER Visits for Patients Injured by Police in U.S.

Substance abuse and mental illness common among those injured, researchers say

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Single hs-cTnT Measure, Non-Ischemic ECG Can Rule Out AMI

Single hs-cTnT below level of detection plus ECG can rule out acute myocardial infarction in ER

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kidneys4143

Evaluation Strategies Compared in Microscopic Hematuria

U/S + cystoscopy most cost-effective of four approaches for asymptomatic microscopic hematuria

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