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Dr. John Burton, MD, FACEP Chair of Carilion Clinic’s emergency department, was recently racing through the countryside north of Richmond in a 100-mile Heart of Virginia Century bike race when his fast group came upon a rider...

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Researchers of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have discovered that patients with heart failure who have anorexia are also more affected in their physical functional capacity and have worse prognosis. Factors that encourage...

source: News-Medical

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced new measures to safeguard children from serious risks of opioid ingredients contained in some prescription cough and cold products. The FDA will require label changes that limit the use of prescription opioid cough and...

source: Medscape (free login required)

Most patients or parents of children with acute uncomplicated appendicitis would choose surgery over antibiotic therapy as their preferred treatment, but "a meaningful number" would choose antibiotics alone, according to survey results published in JAMA Surgery.

source: Gastroenterology

On a cold night in Baltimore, a woman who appeared to be wearing just a hospital gown and socks was...

source: By Joan Spitrey

A tsunami of sick people has swamped hospitals in many parts of the country in recent weeks as a severe flu season has taken hold. In Rhode Island, hospitals diverted ambulances for a period because they were overcome with patients. In San Diego, a hospital erected a tent...

source: STAT

By analyzing immune cells of children who came to the emergency department with flu symptoms, researchers found that the suite of genes these early-response cells expressed was shaped by factors such as age and previous exposures...

source: ScienceDaily

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