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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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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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Should Your Practice Consider Telehealth? | Feature

Investors are pouring money into digital health companies, with $5.8 billion invested in 2015 alone, according to CBInsights. Of the several subcategories of digital health, telehealth continues

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Surveying OTC Drug Use Perceptions | Feature

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, about 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, an incidence rate that is higher than the combined number of

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There Is No Such Thing as Too Much TV in This Doctor’s Office: A Different Approach to Patient Engagement | Feature

A recent Accenture report found that patients in the United States are increasingly accessing their electronic health records (EHRs), with rates rising from 27% in 2014 to

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Guidance on Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis | Feature

Experts from societies and associations around the world have joined forces to update guidelines on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis treatment.

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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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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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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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Managing Adult Respiratory Syncytial Virus | Feature

While it is often thought of as a disease in children, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections cause significant illness and death in older adults every year. Clinicians

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Assessing Pediatric Post-Extubation Upper Airway Obstruction | Feature

Data indicate that subglottic edema is among the most common complications experienced by children who require mechanical ventilation. Observational studies suggest that post-extubation upper airway obstruction (UAO)

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E-Cigarettes & Cough Reflex Sensitivity | Feature

Researchers have found that a single session of electronic cigarette (e-cig) use, approximating nicotine exposure of one tobacco cigarette, appears to significantly inhibit cough reflex sensitivity.

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Examining Medicare Prescribing of Painkillers | Feature

Recent data show that opioid prescribing for Medicare Part D patients is a widespread practice. Efforts to curtail opioid overprescribing must address a broad group of prescribers to be effective.

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Making the Case for Increasing DSME/S Use | Feature

Diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/S) is critical to improving ongoing care for patients with type 2 diabetes. A new position statement provides the evidence and strategies for providing DSME/S when managing adults with the disease.

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Active Surveillance Trends for Prostate Cancer | Feature

According to current estimates, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer. About 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each

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Defibrillator Use After Myocardial Infarction in Older Adults | Feature

A study has found that fewer than 10% of eligible patients who suffer a myocardial infarction (MI) with low ejection fraction receive an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) within 1 year after their MI. These findings occurred despite ICD implantation being linked to a lower mortality risk at 2 years.

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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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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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