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Zika: CDC Monitors 270 Women Who Have Tested Positive For Virus
Zika: CDC Monitors 270 Women Who Have Tested Positive For Virus
More than 270 pregnant women in the United States and its territories have tested positive for the Zika virus, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among the 157 women in the U.S. with the virus, only 49 percent re...
'Street Medicine' Can Cut Down On ER 'Super-Users'
'Street Medicine' Can Cut Down On ER 'Super-Users'
Street medicine — essentially making house calls to the homeless — is apparently an effective way for hospitals to cut costs regarding the patients most likely to make repeat visits to the emergency room, according to the Associated Press. ...
Anemia Negatively Affects Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injuries
Anemia Negatively Affects Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injuries
Approximately half of patients hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries are anemic, according to recent studies, but anemia's effects on the recovery of these patients is not clear. Now, researchers have found evidence that anemia can negatively infl...
New Surgical Tool for Mitral Valve Repair Demonstrates Success in First Human Clinical Study
New Surgical Tool for Mitral Valve Repair Demonstrates Success in First Human Clinical Study
Researchers investigating a novel device to repair the mitral heart valve report 100 percent procedural success in a safety and performance study, the first such study done in humans. The image-guided device, based on technology developed at the Univer...
A More Sensitive Blood Test to Diagnose Heart Disease: the Dawn of a New Era?
A More Sensitive Blood Test to Diagnose Heart Disease: the Dawn of a New Era?
Heart attacks are a major cause of illness and death in the United States. According to 2013 Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates, about 116,793 people die of a heart attack every year in the United States. Someone has a heart attack eve...