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Elevated Blood Lead Levels in America Being Missed by Pediatricians

Elevated Blood Lead Levels in America Being Missed by Pediatricians

In 23 of 39 reporting states, pediatric care providers identified fewer than half of children with EBLL.

Family-Centered Rounds Checklist Benefits Quality of Care of Patients

Family-Centered Rounds Checklist Benefits Quality of Care of Patients

Implementing checklists improves the delivery of FCRs, while impacting quality and safety of care.

Companies Selling Fraudulent Cancer Treatments, FDA Warns

Companies Selling Fraudulent Cancer Treatments, FDA Warns

The unapproved products are often advertised as 'natural' and labeled as supplements.

Possible Underestimation of Opioid-Related Mortality Rates in America

Possible Underestimation of Opioid-Related Mortality Rates in America

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label opioids as a possible cause.

Blood Pressure Screening Recommended for Pre-eclampsia During Pregnancy

Blood Pressure Screening Recommended for Pre-eclampsia During Pregnancy

Grade B recommendation is suggested for substantial net benefit in screening for pre-eclampsia.

Q&A: An Eye-Opening Interview on Consumer-Driven Health Care

Q&A: An Eye-Opening Interview on Consumer-Driven Health Care

An exclusive interview with one of the top researchers on consumer-driven health care in the country, Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH.

Increasing Number of Female Neurosurgeons Seen in the US

Increasing Number of Female Neurosurgeons Seen in the US

The number of female neurosurgeons in academic leadership positions remains low.

Most Patients Willing to Provide Sexual Orientation Information to Physicians

Most Patients Willing to Provide Sexual Orientation Information to Physicians

However, ER providers expected most patients to refuse to provide this information.

Grants to Combat Opioid Crisis Offered by Trump Administration

Grants to Combat Opioid Crisis Offered by Trump Administration

The money will train health professionals and foster prescription drug monitoring programs.

The Strangest of Wake-Up Calls: A Doctor's Take on Rural Health

The Strangest of Wake-Up Calls: A Doctor's Take on Rural Health

Presenting to the ER with another MI had become so routine for them that it was almost like just "another day at the office."

Public Health Expert Warns of Threat to Vaccination System Under Trump Administration

Public Health Expert Warns of Threat to Vaccination System Under Trump Administration

"It is foreseeable that in the coming weeks, challenges to our vaccination system will come from three directions at once."

Salmonella Infection Rates Decreased in 2016, Says CDC

Salmonella Infection Rates Decreased in 2016, Says CDC

Tougher poultry regulations may explain the 18% decline in food poisonings from Salmonella.

Lower Readmissions Associated With Vertical Integration of Hospitals

Lower Readmissions Associated With Vertical Integration of Hospitals

There was a reduction in readmissions in 4 of 6 hospitals, with positive effects for a limited number of conditions.

Should We Be Thinking About PTSD During Labor?

Should We Be Thinking About PTSD During Labor?

Addressing these psychological issues during and after delivery can help women, their newborns and family relationships.

Police-Related Injuries Account for Roughly 50,000 ER Visits Annually

Police-Related Injuries Account for Roughly 50,000 ER Visits Annually

Substance abuse and mental illness were common among those that were injured, researchers say.

Review of Benefits and Risks of Physicians Using OpenNotes With Patients

Review of Benefits and Risks of Physicians Using OpenNotes With Patients

Benefits include improved patient engagement, while risks may include avoidance of writing candidly.

Policy Experts Applaud New Resident Work Hour Policy for Being Based on Evidence, Not Opinion

Policy Experts Applaud New Resident Work Hour Policy for Being Based on Evidence, Not Opinion

"The recent ACGME rules are based on stronger evidence that ought to inform policy of such reach."

Pre-Operative Training Program Improves Patient Outcomes

Pre-Operative Training Program Improves Patient Outcomes

The program provides physical, nutritional, and psychological guidance for pre-op patients.

Inconsistent Statin Guidelines Leave Many Clinicians Uncertain About Appropriate Use

Inconsistent Statin Guidelines Leave Many Clinicians Uncertain About Appropriate Use

Doctors and patients are often confused by conflicting advisories on statin use.

Q&A: How To Obtain Informed Consent From Medical Research Participants

Q&A: How To Obtain Informed Consent From Medical Research Participants

Despite being a relatively new concept in the US, informed consent of study participants in medical research is ethically essential.

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