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Latest Emergency Care News


'Surprise Billing' Laws Will Gut Emergency Care, Predicts Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

Congressional Republicans, led by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), are reportedly tacking a "surprise billing" provision onto a budget bill. This amounts to federal price-fixin...
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Stanford Children's Health opens new inpatient cancer center and outpatient heart center--boosting capacity for specialty care

Stanford Children's Health opens new inpatient cancer center and outpatient heart center--boosting capacity for specialty careThis month two new patient care areas opened at L...
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Researchers Say 30% of Patients Taking Opioids Experience Adverse Drug Interactions

Patients who do not disclose use of other medications are at higher risk of adverse drug interactions and addiction, according to new research in The Journal of the American O...
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Building A Better Flu Shot

Each year millions of Americans become sick with the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands die. Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infe...
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Choking Deaths In U.S. Children Drop By 75 Percent In Past 50 Years

Children’s deaths from choking on small objects dropped by 75 percent from 1968 to 2017, according to a report published in JAMA. Various choking hazard regulations enacted du...
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Gut Microbes Alter Characteristics Of Norovirus Infection

The highly contagious norovirus causes diarrhea and vomiting and is notorious for spreading rapidly through densely populated spaces, such as cruise ships, nursing homes, scho...
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New Hospital Tech Disrupts Doctors' And Nurses' Jobs, Forces Improvisation To Ensure Patient Safety

Doctors and nurses must adapt their routines and improvise their actions to ensure continued patient safety, and for their roles to be effective and to matter as new technolog...
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Potent Antimicrobial Found That Shows Promise In Fighting Staph Infections

Research led by scientists from McMaster University has yielded a potent antimicrobial that works against the toughest infectious disease strains. The find could be the beginn...
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New Flu Drug Drives Drug Resistance In Influenza Viruses

On January 31, 2019, an 11-year old boy in Japan went to a medical clinic with a fever. The providers there diagnosed him with influenza, a strain called H3N2, and sent him ho...
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Injection Of Magnetizable Fluid Could Extend Trauma Patients’ Survival Time

Inspired by their use in mechanical systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are testing a magnetically-actuated fluidic valve to use in trauma patients suff...
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Genteel: For Those With Diabetes, Painful Blood Sugar Checks Are A Thing Of The Past

In observance of National Diabetes Month, Genteel LLC is excited to announce that its patented, painless vacuum lancing device is now more accessible to people living with dia...
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Probing The Role Of An Inflammation Resolution Sensor In Obesity And Heart Failure

After heart attack injury, several fatty-acid-derived bioactive molecules — including one called resolvin D1 — play an essential signaling role to safely clear inflammation an...
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Virtual And Mixed Reality Inferior To Traditional Learning In Anatomy Education

A study from McMaster University has shown that traditional ways of learning anatomy remain superior to those that rely on digital media. The research suggests that virtual ...
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High School Students Can Save Lives Too

Severe bleeding from traumatic injuries during disasters or accidents can lead to death in as little as five minutes. People can save lives if they act fast to stop the bleedi...
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People With Type 1 Diabetes Still Struggle With Blood Sugar Control Despite Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Some continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) alarm features and settings may achieve better blood sugar control for people with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published in ...
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Study: Sepsis Survivors Require Follow-Up Support

Survivors of sepsis--a life-threatening response to an infection--have expressed a need for advocacy and follow-up support, according to a study authored by professors at the ...
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Think Twice About Vaping

Since vaping and e-cigarettes have become more popular over the last several years, many patients—particularly during conversations about quitting smoking—have asked me, “Is v...
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Study Sheds Light On Differences In Hospitalization-Related Care And Outcomes For Urgent Cardiovascular Conditions Among Homeless Individuals

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death among homeless adults, with mortality rates that are substantially higher than the general population. However, little is know...
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Keeping Allergies And Asthma At Bay Is The Best Holiday Gift

If you’re wondering what to get the loved ones in your life for the holidays, consider the gift of health – or at least the offer of relief from allergy and asthma symptoms. ...
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ATS, CDC, ERS And IDSA Publish New Clinical Guideline For The Treatment And Prevention Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

The American Thoracic Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, European Respiratory Society and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have published an offici...
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Beating Diabetes

Every five minutes, someone in Australia is diagnosed with diabetes. It’s Australia’s fastest growing chronic condition, but as its prevalence grows more people are adding die...
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Survey Offers Insight Into Strategies To Reduce Unnecessary Tests, Treatments In Critical Care Settings

A national survey of acute and critical care nurses finds that measures to reduce unnecessary testing and treatments are increasingly being integrated into clinical practice, ...
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Predictive Science, Inc. Releases Influenza Predictions

San Diego-based Predictive Science, Inc. this week released their first forecast for the 2019-2020 influenza season, which typically runs from November through March. “The cu...
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Teens And Vaping: What Parents Need To Know

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked vaping to over 1,600 cases of lung injury and 34 deaths throughout the United States. There have been 34 r...
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Woman Suffers Severe Spinal Cord Injury, Finds Relief At Danbury Hospital

A freak accident left Katherine (Kathy) Wenning unable to move her upper body. She knew she needed medical attention, but she was at her country getaway in Washington, Connect...
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