Med Schools’ Business Model Is Officially Dead

Milton Packer describes the slaughter of "academic" medicine Click here to read more

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AHA: Autoimmune Response in Type 1 Diabetes May Lead to Heart Disease

Keeping type 1 diabetes under tight control through medication may help prevent people with the disease from developing an immune reaction to their own bodies, one that specifically attacks the heart, according to new research. Click here to read more

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Kids Born in August More Likely to Have ADHD Diagnosis

Immature but age-normal behaviors may be taken for ADHD symptoms Click here to read more

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CPAP or Surveillance Device?

You snooze, you lose personal information to insurers.... Click here to read more

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New Guidance Recommends Minimal Oxygen for Most Inpatients

Supplemental oxygen is not always indicated for acutely ill patients and may contribute to mortality, according to new recommendations published onlineOctober 24 in the BMJ. Click here for full article

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Embolism Recommendations Not Followed by Many Hospitals

SAN ANTONIO — Almost no hospitals in the California Veteran's Administration system adhere to national guidelines that recommend the use of a clinical decision rule and a D-dimer test before patients with pulmonary embolism are referred for CT pulmonary angiography, new research shows. Click here for full article

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C diff Spores on Bedsheets Survive Hospital Laundering

Conventional laundering methods for hospital bedsheets left 60% of Clostridium difficile spores behind, increasing the risk of contaminating other bed linens and patients, new data show. Click here for full article

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MRSA Contamination of Hospital Privacy Curtains Common

Two weeks after being hung, 87.5% of hospital privacy curtains were contaminated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), even though none of the patients in those rooms had the infection, a small study found. Click her for full article

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Fewer Concussions After Football Rule Change

Moving kickoffs up 5 yards led to fewer returns and, thus, fewer high-speed collisions... Read entire article here

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Safety: How Many Pain Pills Do Patients Really Need?

Research has shown that patients will take the number of pills they're prescribed. Read entire article HERE

By | October 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Safety: How Many Pain Pills Do Patients Really Need?