2 hrs ago
Goodness Snakes -- as Weather Warms Up, Snakes Come Out
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - With the first warm weekend of spring, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital saw its first snakebite.
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6 hrs ago
Updates in Michigan Family Law
Children's Exposure to Marijuana
A study to be published by the Annals of Emergency Medicine shows that accidental exposures to marijuana among children under the age of nine have increased in states that have laws allowing liberalized access to marijuana.
11 hrs ago
Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Emergency Medicine...
Amal Mattu, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, and Director, Emergency Cardiology Fellowship, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, presented on Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Big Piece of the Medicolegal Pie, Rule of Cardiology, Atypical Presentations, and Guidelines The goal of this program is to ... (more)
Wed Apr 23, 2014
Austin, Houston doctors connect electronic medical record networks
Two of Texas' largest health information networks, one in Austin and one in Houston, have been connected for the first time.
Maine doctor loses appeal in civil rights case
Linda Clifford sued Dr. Scott Kemmerer and MaineGeneral Medical Center about her treatment at the Augusta hospital's emergency department on Sept.
RI Hospital physician: Legalizing medical marijuana doesn't increase use among adolescents
Parents and physicians concerned about an increase in adolescents' marijuana use following the legalization of medical marijuana can breathe a sigh of relief.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
West Kentucky News
The Good News by Dr. J.T. Parish
The Calvinist theologian had taught predestination all his life. One day he fell down the stairs.
Language problems common for kids with ADHD
You think best when the air temperature is at a level that makes you feel the most comfortable, new research suggests.
KOTA-TV Rapid City
Too much codeine still prescribed to U.S. kids
Emergency room physicians still hand out hundreds of thousands of codeine prescriptions for children every year, despite warnings that kids' responses to codeine vary wildly.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Eastern Daily Press
Temporary staffing costs at region's busiest A&E quadruple
Temporary staffing costs at the region's busiest Accident and Emergency department more than quadrupled in the space of a year, it has emerged.
Popular Health Care App Based in Denver
"We started this company about 5 A1 2 years ago under the premise that if we gave people the information a put it in their hands a they would make better health care decisions," said iTriage cofounder Wayne Guerra.
A doctor in the Florida Legislature hopes to relax Florida's strict limits on what nurse practitioners can and can't do.
Study: Codeine prescribed for kids despite risks
A new study out of UCSF is suggesting that the potent painkiller codeine is being prescribed for too many children, despite warnings that the drug can cause an accidental overdose.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
Arkansas Doctors Discover the Joys Of Concierge Care
Concierge medicine has a reputation of being limited to wealthy patients, but personal physician and former emergency room doctor Amy Beard says, "My fees are less than some people's cell phone bills."
Too Many Doctors Prescribing Codeine To Children When Less Powerful Drugs Will Do
New research shows U.S. emergency room doctors are still prescribing codeine to children in high numbers to treat injury pain, when less harmful and more effective substitutes exist.
NYEMHPA Future of EHR / Future of EM presentation
I'm honored to be presenting this afternoon at the New York Emergency Medicine Health Policy Assembly, organized by the Emergency Department at North Shore - LIJ.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'
New research shows that the brains of some football players who had the usual head hits associated with the sport, but no concussions, still had signs of mild brain injury six months after the season ended.
Most Medical Devices Approved for Kids Only Tested on Adults: Study
Most medical devices approved for use in children are not tested on pediatric patients before they are marketed, a new Harvard study finds.
Surveyed U.S. Physicians Expect Strong Uptake of Novel Oral Anticoagulants for the Treatment of VTE
Surveyed emergency room physicians and cardiologists indicate that they currently use Bayer/Janssen's Xarelto in 14 percent and 31 percent of their patients respectively, with over two-thirds of surveyed physicians increasing their use of Xarelto by 2015.
With Google Glass, the doctor can see you now
As an emergency room physician rushes to a patient, he glances at a QR code by the door to the patient's room and immediately can see the man's medical history and the nurse's notes.