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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Adam Hochron
The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa is showing no signs of slowing down. As a result, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the United States would be getting even more directly involved in the effort to contain the outbreak and prevent it from spreading any further.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Less than half of all Americans got a flu shot last year, so U.S. health officials on Thursday urged that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for the coming flu season. "It's really unfortunate that half of Americans are not getting the protection from flu they could get," said Thomas Frieden, MD, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a morning news conference.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Strategies are presented to help physicians lower their tax burden in an article published Sept. 2 in Medical Economics.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
By Andrew Smith
New questions about the risks of flying and the responsibilities of airlines have followed reports of anaphylaxis cases on two international flights in less than a month.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
According to an analysis of various scenarios, racial and ethnic factors may contribute to care and behavior in post-spinal cord and brain injury care.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Scientists have uncovered a key factor to explain why antibiotic-resistant bacteria can thrive in a hospital setting. These findings have published in the Sept. 17 issue of Science Translational Medicine.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Use of electronic medical record systems is associated with considerable loss of free time per clinic day, according to a research letter published online Sept. 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By HCPLive staff
Researchers have developed a math model that can accurately predict the progression from nephritis to interstitial fibrosis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Adverse drug events involving psychiatric medications are not uncommon in emergency departments, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
By Catherine Kolonko
Review by a German commission also found major benefits in patients who had not responded to prior treatment with other medications.
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As Scotland moves forward from its rejection of independence, Eric Anderson, MD, profiles a physician who's made a name for himself playing a uniquely Scottish instrument -- the bagpipes.
A bill introduced in Congress this week would shorten the 2015 reporting period for the US Department of Health and Human Services' Electronic Health Records incentive program.