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Mortality Rates at Teaching Hospitals Lower Compared with Non-Teaching Hospitals | News Brief

Patients admitted to major teaching hospitals are less likely to die compared with patients admitted to minor teaching or non-teaching hospitals, according to a large national study

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New Study Examines Child Death Rates in Motor Vehicle Crashes by State | News Brief

Researchers estimate that 1,100 pediatric deaths could be averted over 5 years with an absolute 10 percent improvement in child restraint use.

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American College of Physicians Gives 7 Recommendations to Improve American Health Care to Congress | News Brief

The American College of Physicians today released a set of recommendations aimed at providing a forward-thinking agenda for health care reform, ‘A Prescription for a Forward-Looking Agenda

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First Study Shows Tie Between Probiotic and Improved Symptoms of Depression | News Brief

Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression, as well as help gastrointestinal upset, research from McMaster University has found. In a study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology

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Comparison of Antibiotic Treatments for Cellulitis | News Brief

Among patients with uncomplicated cellulitis, the use of an antibiotic regimen with activity against MRSA did not result in higher rates of clinical resolution compared to an

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Heart Attack Risk 17-Times More Likely Following Respiratory Infections | News Brief

Respiratory infections can trigger a heart attack.

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Substantial Differences Between US Counties for Death Rates from Ischemic Heart Disease, Stroke | News Brief

Although the absolute difference in U.S. county-level cardiovascular disease mortality rates have declined substantially over the past 35 years for both ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease,

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Hypertension Before the Age of 55 Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Death | News Brief

According to a new study, diagnosis of high blood pressure at an earlier age is associated with greater risk of cardiovascular death and signifies an inherited predisposition

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Brain-Training Computer Game Helps Kids Choose Healthier Diets | News Brief

Children who played a seven-minute game devised by University of Exeter psychologists made healthier choices when asked to pick foods afterwards. The game involves reacting to images

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Less Than Half of Americans Can Recognize Anxiety | News Brief

Most people don’t know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don’t recognize prescription drug abuse as a treatable

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Two Types of Skin Cancer are on the Rise | News Brief

New diagnoses for two types of skin cancer increased in recent years, according to a Mayo Clinic-led team of researchers. Their paper, published today in Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic Provides Answers on Life Expectancy for People with Parkinson’s Disease, Lewy Body Dementia | News Brief

A new Mayo Clinic study in today’s JAMA Neurology has some answers for patients with Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia, multiple system atrophy with parkinsonism and Parkinson’s

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Hundreds of Thousands of Strokes May Be Preventable Each Year | News Brief

Four in 10 patients with Afib may not be getting necessary stroke-prevention medication.

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Team Discovers How to Overcome Gram-Negative Bacterial Defenses | News Brief

Scientists report that they now know how to build a molecular Trojan horse that can penetrate gram-negative bacteria, solving a problem that for decades has stalled the

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Common Antibiotics Linked to Increased Risk of Miscarriage | News Brief

Many classes of common antibiotics, such as macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole, were associated with an increased risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy, according to a

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Helping Clinicians Through Traumatic Events Also Helps the Bottom Line, Analysis Shows | News Brief

A peer-support program launched six years ago at Johns Hopkins Medicine to help doctors and nurses recover after traumatic patient-care events such as a patient’s death probably

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Half of All Seniors Who Went to Doctor for Common Cold Prescribed Unnecessary Antibiotics | News Brief

Nearly one in two seniors in Ontario who visited a family doctor for a non-bacterial infection received an unnecessary antibiotic prescription, according to a new study from

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Low-Sodium Diet Might Not Lower Blood Pressure | News Brief

A new study that followed more than 2,600 men and women for 16 years found that consuming less sodium wasn't associated with lower blood pressure. The study adds to growing evidence that current recommendations for limiting sodium intake may be misguided.

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Widespread Vitamin D Deficiency Likely Due to Sunscreen Use, Increase of Chronic Diseases | News Brief

Study in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association highlights risk factors, treatment protocols.

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Infographic: Our Growing Resistance to Antibiotics | News Brief

The development of antibiotics in the 20th century was revolutionary. For the first time in history, we were equipped to combat previously incurable infectious diseases such as

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