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Academy Member Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, is quoted. Ah, summer, those warm days of outdoor ad­ven­ture and relaxation. Not to dampen your enthusiasm, but as you bask in the summerness of it all, there are some health issues — beyond sunburns —...

source: The Washington Post

Federal health officials, troubled by the increase of hospital visits and poison control calls related to liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes, are considering new warning labels and child-resistant packaging for the products.

source: The Washington Post

The agency said there are 16 kinds of drops, known as otic products that claim to relieve ear pain, infection and inflammation, but contain ingredients that have not been approved as safe and effective, including benzocaine and hydrocortisone

source: The Hill

Compared with average noise levels below 55 decibels, levels above 60 decibels were associated with higher rates of hospital admissions for stroke — 5 percent higher among people 25 to 74 and about 9 percent higher among those over 75.

source: The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

The Food and Drug Administration says it's taking a closer look at the safety of giving codeine to kids as a cough suppressant.

source: NBC News

CMS is transitioning existing Physician Quality Reporting System accounts to a new management system in July. Please avoid making changes to your existing PQRS account or creating a new account until the transition is complete on July...



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