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To fight antibiotic resistance, we need to fight bad prescribing habits

June 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
To fight antibiotic resistance, we need to fight bad prescribing habits

By John Gums Conversation.com May’s announcement that a strain of bacteria with genes conferring resistance to colistin, our antibiotic of last resort, was identified in the United States, is just the latest report highlighting the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is driven by many factors, the most significant of which is inappropriate prescribing. This is when […]

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Health effects of egg donation not well studied

June 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Health effects of egg donation not well studied

By Sandra G. Boodman Kaiser Health News Maggie Eastman considers it the worst decision she ever made. In 2003, beset by $30,000 in tuition debt and imbued with a burst of altruism, Eastman, a college senior, decided to donate her eggs to help an infertile couple have a baby. Over the next decade she donated […]

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Can doctors learn to perform abortions without doing one?

June 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Can doctors learn to perform abortions without doing one?

By Carrie Feibel, Houston Public Media Kaiser Health News Abortion is one of the more common procedures performed in the U.S., more common even than appendectomy. But as clinics in Texas close, finding a place in the state where medical residents training to be OB-GYNs can learn to do abortions is getting harder. “There are […]

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Virtual Tour: Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas

June 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Virtual Tour: Allen Mouse Brain Connectivity Atlas

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Joint Commission denies Virginia Mason full accreditation after discovering safety issues —

June 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Joint Commission denies Virginia Mason full accreditation after discovering safety issues —

From Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality “A string of bad news at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle continues this week as the Joint Commission denied the hospital full accreditation after a surprise review in May revealed noncompliance with 29 standards, according to The Seattle Times. The accreditation announcement follows news of a possible […]

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House Republicans unveil long-awaited plan to replace health law

June 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
House Republicans unveil long-awaited plan to replace health law

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Six years after promising a plan to “repeal and replace” the federal health law, House Republicans are finally ready to deliver. The 37-page white paper, called “A Better Way,” includes virtually every idea on health care proposed by Republicans going back at least two decades. It would bring back […]

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Rates of prescription opioid abuse doubled over 10 years

June 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Rates of prescription opioid abuse doubled over 10 years

Rates of nonmedical prescription opioid use and opioid use disorder double in 10 years From the National Institutes of Health Almost 10 million U.S. adults report misusing prescription opioids in 2012-2013. Nonmedical use of prescription opioids more than doubled among adults in the United States from 2001-2002 to 2012-2013, a government study had found. Nearly […]

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Feed Me, Pharma: More Evidence That Industry Meals Are Linked to Costlier Prescribing

June 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Feed Me, Pharma: More Evidence That Industry Meals Are Linked to Costlier Prescribing

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica Evidence is mounting that doctors who receive as little as one meal from a drug company tend to prescribe more expensive, brand-name medications for common ailments than those who don’t. A study published online Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine found significant evidence that doctors who received meals tied to specific drugs […]

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More colleges offering ‘Sober Dorms

June 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
More colleges offering ‘Sober Dorms

By Teresa Wiltz Stateline Ryan had a pattern: He’d enroll in college with the best of intentions, start drinking and drugging, then drop out. Three years ago, as he prepared to enroll at the University of Miami, his fifth school, he had what he called a “white light moment.” “I realized there was absolutely no […]

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Your doctor will see you in the telemedicine kiosk

June 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Your doctor will see you in the telemedicine kiosk

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — On the day abdominal pain and nausea struck Jessica Christianson at the office, she discovered how far telemedicine has come. Rushing to a large kiosk in the lobby of the Palm Beach County School District’s administrative building where she works, Christianson, 29, consulted a […]

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