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With Emergency Rooms, the Busier May Be the Better
Surviving a life-threatening illness or injury may be more likely when treated at a busy emergency department instead of one that handles fewer patients, according to a new study published online July 16 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Legal Risks for Providing Financial Assistance to Patients
Physicians need to be aware of the ramifications of providing financial assistance to patients, according to an article published July 8 in Medical Economics.
Complex Clinical Ethics in Thyroid Disease Management
Though physicians routinely weigh therapeutic benefits against risks, several clinical ethics issues are unique to thyroid disease management.
Editor's Letter
True Today, False Tomorrow: Controversies in Clinical Nutrition
Disproven medical theories and practices can be slow to change, and nowhere is this truer than in the field of clinical nutrition.
Major League Baseball Considers Banning Smokeless Tobacco
For as long as baseball has been America’s pastime Major League Baseball (MLB) players have been taking the field with mouthfuls of chewing tobacco and spewing the resulting liquid all over the place, from the dugouts to the outfield.
Mortality Up with Low Body Mass Index After Coronary Revascularization
After coronary revascularization procedures, the risk of mortality is highest among patients with a low body mass index. In addition, body composition (lean mass index and body fat) may account for the inverse J shape of the mortality curve with increasing BMI. These findings were published online July 16 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Messaging, Phone Encounters Up Primary Care Visits in Diabetes
For patients with diabetes in the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) health care delivery system, electronic messaging and telephone encounters increase primary care office visits, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Risk Factors for Sleep-linked Deaths Vary with Infant Age
Risk factors for sleep-related infant deaths vary with infant age, according to a study published online July 14 in Pediatrics.
Nurses Expand Outpatient Care for Chronically Ill Adults
Team care involving nurse-managed protocols is one model that may improve outpatient care for adults with chronic conditions, according to research published in the July 15 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Testicular Cancer Rising in Young Hispanics in the United States
Incidence rates of testicular germ cell tumors have been increasing among young Hispanics in the United States, according to research published online July 14 in Cancer.
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