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As ER Wait Times Grow, More Patients Leave Against Medical Advice

11 minutes ago   |   Medscape

In California, more than 350,000 ER visits in 2017 ended when patients left the hospital after seeing a doctor but before their medical care was complete. That was a 57%...
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New algorithm uses disease history to predict intensive care patients' chances of survival

1 hour ago   |   ScienceDaily

Researchers have used data on more than 230,000 intensive care patients to develop a new algorithm. Among other things, it uses disease history from the past 23 years to...
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By pushing the National Popular Vote Compact, leftists are deliberately working to ensure the "tyranny of the majority" that will overrule liberty and law

By pushing the National Popular Vote Compact, leftists are deliberately working to ensure the "tyranny of the majority" that will overrule liberty and law

1 hour ago   |   Natural News

The American Left, on a daily basis, shows anyone who cares to pay attention what authoritarianism looks like and, more importantly, how they plan to wield it if or when they...
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FDA allows marketing of first diagnostic test kit to help detect periprosthetic joint infections

1 hour ago   |   Healio

The FDA announced marketing authorization of the Synovasure Lateral Flow Test Kit by CD Diagnostics Inc. to help detect periprosthetic joint infection in the synovial fluid of...
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AI has potential to disrupt and transform cancer care, center director says

1 hour ago   |   Healio

Translating genomic and big data into clinical tools for physicians and patients with cancer is an enormous challenge that has been enthusiastically accepted by Aziz Nazha, MD...
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The Handoff: Transferring CAR T Patients Back to the Community Setting

1 hour ago   |   Healio

In this installment of In Practice, Julio C. Chavez, MD, assistant member in the lymphoma section of the department of malignant hematology at Moffitt Cancer Center, will...
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Physicians Should Warn Women Women With Dense Breasts on Cancer Risk

Physicians Should Warn Women Women With Dense Breasts on Cancer Risk

2 hours ago   |   Medindia Health

Primary care physicians were less aware of breast cancer risk for women with dense breasts or their state's breast cancer density laws, according to a new study.
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Fall Injuries Top Cause of Hospital Readmission in Elderly

2 hours ago   |   Medscape

Fall-related injuries were a top cause of hospital readmission for elderly patients, particularly those discharged home or to home care after hospitalization for a fall-related...
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Speaking the Language: Health care execs join United Rheumatology to advocate for independent practice

3 hours ago   |   Healio

In the ever-changing landscape of the United States health care system, rheumatologists need a voice. They need a voice in managing the complex web of drug pricing structures...
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Global burden of serious health-related suffering due to almost double by 2060

3 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   2 articles

New research findings show that the number of people dying with palliative care needs is set to almost double over the next four decades. By 2060, an estimated 48 million...
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Research shows doctors avoid talking to elderly patients about their mental...

Research shows doctors avoid talking to elderly patients about their mental health and just throw meds at them instead

There is nothing easy about getting older. Limited mobility, cognitive decline and the death of loved ones can leave the elderly feeling depressed and lonely. Studies have... Read more ...

Stay Safe and Well from the Summer Heat

Stay Safe and Well from the Summer Heat

Summer Health Tips: While summer months are fun and exciting, it can also lead to a few seasonal health concerns like dehydration, sunburn, heat stroke, etc. So, stay safe and... Read more ...

Weighing Yourself Daily May Help Cut Holiday Weight Gain

Weighing Yourself Daily May Help Cut Holiday Weight Gain

Stepping on the scales every day may be the key to weight loss. Engaging in daily self-weighing can help prevent people from gaining extra weight during holidays, finds a new... Read more ...

Is Bipolar Disorder Linked to Parkinson's Disease?

Is Bipolar Disorder Linked to Parkinson's Disease?

People with bipolar disorder were nearly seven times as likely to develop Parkinson's disease as people who did not have bipolar disorder, stated new study. Read more ...

Early Antiretroviral Treatment may Preserve Key Immune Responses to HIV...

Early Antiretroviral Treatment may Preserve Key Immune Responses to HIV, Says Study

Limiting the amount of HIV virus the immune system encounters can stimulate much more potent CD8 T cell responses, leading to the development of long-term immune memory... Read more ...

Dog owners are suffering hand injuries because they're holding their leads wrong

Dog owners are suffering hand injuries because they're holding their leads wrong

A single hospital - Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust - treated 30 serious hand injuries caused by 'dog lead or collar misuse' in just one year, the British Society for... Read more ...

Doctors dismissed Spanish flu as being a 'minor infection' before the 1918...

Doctors dismissed Spanish flu as being a 'minor infection' before the 1918 pandemic

Research from Queen Mary University in London found doctors were seeing Spanish flu for years before it exploded into a pandemic which infected a third of the world's population. Read more ...

New Gene Variations for Type 2 Diabetes Found

New Gene Variations for Type 2 Diabetes Found

The genes identified in the study and the proteins they encode are potential targets for new diabetes medicines, and may help improve understanding and treatment of the... Read more ...

Does Sleep Quality Really Decline With Age?

Does Sleep Quality Really Decline With Age?

One of the most common complaints people have as they age is poor quality sleep. They get less sleep than younger people, and, despite what you may have heard, their sleep... Read more ...

62,000 pounds of beef recalled over E. coli concerns days before Memorial...

62,000 pounds of beef recalled over E. coli concerns days before Memorial Day weekend

The recall, issued on Wednesday, involves short ribs, brisket, ribeyes, and more. It comes days after a top hot dog vendor recalled 2,000 pounds of frankfurters after finding... Read more ...