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The package also extends many health programs that had expired, repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board, and adds $6 billion to address the opioid epidemic.Medscape Medical News
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(NEW YORK) — This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That’s no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level is among the highest in a decade. But it’s no worse than last week, and flu activity had been increasing each week since November. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said the number of states reporting heavy flu patient traffic also held steady at 43. “I thought I was going to die,...
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Publication date: Available online 17 February 2018 Source:Microbial Pathogenesis Author(s): Kun Li, Jinhuan Jiang, Muhammad Shahzad, Hui Zhang, Khalid Mehmood, Xiong Jiang, Xiaodong Zhao, Houqiang Luo, Xiaole Tong, Jiakui Li Diarrhea a serious disease, reported to be related with changes in microbial diversity is widely epidemic in the yaks on the Qinghai Tibet plateau. Herein, we preformed high-throughput sequencing of the parasitic diversity in 3 groups of yaks i.e. healthy adult yaks (HA), diarrheic adult yaks (DA) and diarrheic yak calves (DC) in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The results showed that 2 Phyla, ...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
When a doctor in your hospital system kills himself, the entire medical staff receives a mass email informing everyone of “Dr. So-and-So’s sudden unexpected death”. Thoughts and prayers for his family and loved ones. Perhaps a link to your Employee Assistance Program is provided, for those who may need counseling or grief assistance.  This is followed later that day with another email detailing the schedule for the final arrangements. Calling hours. Funeral. Directions to the church.Not everyone will have known the physician. So most scan the email and then go about thei...
Source: Buckeye Surgeon - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: blogs
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Source: Clinical and Experimental Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: PMTCT services increase to some extent the availability, accessibility and utilisation of antenatal care and services beyond HIV care. Vertical PMTCT programs work, when well-funded and well-managed, despite poorly functioning health systems. The beneficial synergies between PMTCT and other services are widely suggested, but there is a lack of large-scale evidence of this. PMID: 29450099 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Public Health Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rev Source Type: research
Whether or not the world really is getting worse, the nature of news will make us think that it isEvery day the news is filled with stories about war, terrorism, crime, pollution, inequality, drug abuse and oppression. And it ’s not just the headlines we’re talking about; it’s the op-eds and long-form stories as well. Magazine covers warn us of coming anarchies, plagues, epidemics, collapses, and so many “crises” (farm, health, retirement, welfare, energy, deficit) that copywriters have had to escalate to the r edundant “serious crisis.”Whether or not the world really is getting wo...
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Publication date: March 2018 Source:Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 71, Issue 3 Author(s): Tyler W. Barrett, Shawna D. Bellew
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewHeart failure is a growing epidemic. Optimal medical therapy remains the cornerstone of heart failure management but device-based therapies have been shown to contribute to morbidity and mortality reduction.Recent FindingsMultiple investigational trials had been conducted in the past decade that helped us better understand and manage heart failure. In this manuscript, we will discuss the major device related trials of year 2017 in the fields of defibrillators, hemodynamic monitoring, remote monitoring, autonomic nervous system modulation, ventricular assist devices, and device-based valvular heart ...
Source: Current Heart Failure Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
The AAFP and four other physician organizations told the President and Congress to take concrete steps to deal with gun violence as a public health epidemic.
Source: AAFP News - Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
In the aftermath of Wednesday ’s shooting that killed 17 students and staff members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., APA and four organizations representing 450,000 physicians and medical students called on President Donald Trump and Congress to take meaningful action against gun violence.Joining with APA were the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American College of Physicians.“Gun violence is a public health epidemic that is growing in frequency and lethality, and it is taking a ...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: American Psychiatric Association gun access gun violence homicide Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School suicide Source Type: research
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