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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.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
For patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery, Clostridium difficile infection is associated with longer, more expensive hospital stays, and increased mortality, according to a study published in the Sept. 1 issue of Spine.
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
A simple urine test can routinely spot human papillomavirus, according to research published online Sept. 16 in The BMJ.
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.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
More than one-quarter of hospital medicine services were rated by ordering physicians as at least a partially defensive order, according to a research letter published online Sept. 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Neither parents' nor adolescents' knowledge about human papillomavirus vaccines predicts vaccination compliance, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in Pediatrics.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Household income is tied to significant differences in hospitalizations for ambulatory-care-sensitive respiratory conditions, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Monday, September 15, 2014
The new consumer retail market in U.S. healthcare is necessary and will benefit consumers, and as consumers take on more costs of care, access to information to help them make informed decisions is crucial, according to a recent white paper published by Vitals.
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