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Infectious Disease

How has United Airlines done since the doctor was manhandled? | Feature

  Three months ago I blogged about the doctor who was dragged off a United plane in Chicago and the airline’s response to the incident. The CEO

An unusual cause of shoulder pain | Medical Blog

  A woman in Montréal underwent a total hysterectomy for ovarian cancer back in March, and from the moment she woke up from anesthesia, had shoulder pain

The Paradigm Shifts Needed in Healthcare | Medical Blog

There’s a lot wrong with healthcare today. Especially the medications they have now a days and all the side effects. Just like the prescription xarelto, check out

Nurse’s Drug Diversion Causes Infection Outbreak at Wisconsin Hospital | News Brief

Opioid diversion led to an outbreak of Serratia marcescens at a Wisconsin hospital, researchers have found. Five patients admitted to five different wards at UW Health’s University

Body Parts on a Chip | News Brief

It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine — the hard part is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained

The Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows | News Brief

Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off. That’s the takeaway finding from a new study from the

15 Books Every Healthcare Professional Should Read | Medical Blog

  by Emily Walters Do you want to offer your patients better care, increase your own industry understanding, and improve your own understanding of your field? Reading

Youth Tobacco Product Use, Including E-Cigarettes, Drops During 2015-2016 | News Brief

The number of middle and high school students who say they are current tobacco users – defined as having used a tobacco product in the past 30

Flu Shot Less Effective for Obese Adults | News Brief

Although influenza vaccines are currently the best forms of protection to safeguard people against getting the flu, they are not effective in all cases. A study from

Many Children With Reported Penicillin Allergy Are Not Allergic | News Brief

Follow-up of 100 children found none were allergic to penicillin

“Brazilian butt lift” takes another life | Medical Blog

Last year I blogged about a cosmetic surgeon in Florida named Osak Omulepu who had several bad patient outcomes resulting in the Florida Board of Health prohibiting

CME/CE – New Guidelines: Managing Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia & Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia | Medical Blog

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society have released joint clinical practice guidelines on the management of adults with hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Conference Highlights: IAS 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at IAS 2017, the biennial International Aids Society Conference on HIV Science, from June 23 to 26 in Paris. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

CME/CE: Updated Guidance on Invasive Aspergillosis | Feature

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has released an updated guideline for treating invasive aspergillosis that stress the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to improve clinical outcomes.

New Lyme Disease Map Outlines Where Ticks are on the Rise | Feature

New research offers veterinarians a forecasting map that tells them which parts of the country are most at risk of Lyme disease infections in dogs, which could also help track and predict Lyme disease in people.

“Am I dying?” The honest answer. | Feature

Matthew O’Reilly is a veteran emergency medical technician on Long Island, New York. In this talk, O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks

Ablation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

Despite concerted clinical and research efforts, recurrence is still common and problematic.

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The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Medical Blog

Republicans are trying to cut health care spending. But hacking away at Medicaid, weakening coverage requirements and replacing Obamacare’s subsidies with a convoluted tax credit will not deal

Patients in Health Care Facilities at Risk for Legionnaires’ Disease | News Brief

Safe water and water management programs can reduce Legionella in health care facilities.

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