Archive for the ‘Respiratory’ Category

Student Inventors Win More Than $71,000 At Bench-to-Bedside Competition

University of Utah students competing in the Center for Medical Innovation’s Annual Bench-to-Bedside Competition were awarded nearly $72,000 in prize money at the Utah State Capitol. Twelve student teams garnered top honors from a field of more than 40 for inventing medical devices that may soon change the marketplace and improve modern medicine. Winning teams [...]

Study: Flu Drugs May Not Be Worth Stockpiling

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Tamiflu, commonly used to reduce flu symptoms, may not work as well as the federal government believed when it spent more than $1.3 billion stockpiling it. The Cochrane Collaboration, a nonprofit network of health practitioners, researchers and patient advocates, recently analyzed 46 clinical study reports on Tamiflu and another influenza drug called Relenza to determine [...]

Doctors Make Millions Off Of Medicare

Some doctors are making millions of dollars off of Medicare, with a handful collecting multi-million payments annually. One ophthalmologist from West Palm Beach, Fla., collected nearly $21 million, while a cardiologist from Ocala, Fla., received $18 million in 2012. Seven doctors pulled in more than $10 million in payments, while nearly 4,000 are Medicare millionaires. [...]

Talking to Children About Violence

As the details surrounding the multiple stabbings at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania unfold and the media coverage continues, I thought it would be appropriate to provide the following resource for families and healthcare professionals to talk to children about violence. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has compiled [...]

Is It Just A Cold Or Is It Allergies?

One of the problems that parents may have during the springtime is deciphering whether their children’s sneezing is due to a cold or allergies. “Runny, stuffy or itchy noses, sneezing, coughing, fatigue, and headaches can all be symptoms of both allergies and colds but when parents pay close attention to minor details they will be [...]