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Acetaminophen: Is It As Safe As We Think?
Acetaminophen: Is It As Safe As We Think?
Whether in your handbag, a drawer at home, or your desk at work, chances are you have acetaminophen on hand, just in case headache or back pain strikes. It is the most widely used pain relief medication in the United States, and it is also considered o...
Hospitals Feeling Pinch in States That Don't Expand Medicaid
Hospitals Feeling Pinch in States That Don't Expand Medicaid
While most hospitals have seen a stark decrease in uncompensated care costs related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion, some hospital groups have not substantially benefited from the change.
Trampoline Parks Tied to Jump in Emergency Room Visits
Trampoline Parks Tied to Jump in Emergency Room Visits
As trampoline parks are becoming more common in the U.S., so are emergency department visits for injuries that happen at these recreational facilities, a new study suggests.
Delirium Often Seen in Cancer Patients in Emergency Departments
Delirium Often Seen in Cancer Patients in Emergency Departments
Delirium is fairly common, yet often missed, in advanced cancer patients who visit emergency departments, according to a study published in Cancer.
Doctors Wrestle With Mixed Messages When Deciding Whether To Prescribe Painkillers
Doctors Wrestle With Mixed Messages When Deciding Whether To Prescribe Painkillers
Steve Diaz, an emergency medicine doctor at Augusta’s Maine General Health, says he knows what patients want when they come to him in pain. Drugs. And preferably strong ones.
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...
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Gymnast
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Gymnast
Primary care providers often are responsible for the initial evaluation and management plan of young patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mild TBI, also called concussion), and need to be familiar with new protocols and how to incorporate them in...
Fentanyl-Laced 'Norco' Is Lethal, Report Warns
Fentanyl-Laced 'Norco' Is Lethal, Report Warns
A street drug sold illegally as the prescription painkiller Norco is much stronger and more dangerous than the real medication, researchers warn.
Increase revenue growth by capturing the managed Medicaid Care market
Increase revenue growth by capturing the managed Medicaid Care market
One of the largest opportunities for medical practice revenue growth in the next few years is the Managed Medicaid Care market. Nearly 93 million individuals will be eligible for Medicaid by 2024, and the vast majority of them are likely to enter manag...
'Microhospitals' Fill Some Emergency Room Needs
'Microhospitals' Fill Some Emergency Room Needs
With an eye on fast-growing urban and suburban markets, some health care systems are opening tiny, full-service hospitals with comprehensive emergency services but often with fewer than a dozen inpatient beds, according to a report from Kaiser Health N...
How Hospitals Prepare for the Worst
How Hospitals Prepare for the Worst
Last month, the tragic mass shooting in an Orlando nightclub rattled our nation. In all, 49 people lost their lives, with many others injured. But fortunately, the trauma teams, first responders and the staff of the Orlando Regional Medical Center were...
What parts of the Affordable Care Act are nationally embedded?
What parts of the Affordable Care Act are nationally embedded?
Since its enactment, the Affordable Care Act has been rife with opposition on both sides of the aisle, and it has undeniably created sweeping changes to the landscape of American healthcare. If the latest data can be believed, the law seems to have mad...
CDC: One-Fifth of Americans Visit ER Once a Year
CDC: One-Fifth of Americans Visit ER Once a Year
While emergency rooms are known for being busy, new national research shows the level of patients in the five most populous states does not vary widely - though they make up more than one-third of all emergency room visits in the United States.
80 Percent of ER Providers Hesitant To Ask Patients About Gender, Sexual Orientation
80 Percent of ER Providers Hesitant To Ask Patients About Gender, Sexual Orientation
For emergency medicine clinicians who learned to defer to patients' privacy on sexual orientation and gender identification, asking questions is a major culture change.
Naloxone Eases Pain of Heroin Epidemic, But Not Without Consequences
Naloxone Eases Pain of Heroin Epidemic, But Not Without Consequences
A woman in her 30s was sitting in a car in a parking lot here last month, shooting up heroin, when she overdosed. Even after the men she was with injected her with naloxone, the drug that reverses opioid overdoses, she remained unconscious. They called...