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13 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Acetyl Fentanyl, Up To 15 Times More Powerful Than Heroin, Is Being...

Doctors worrying about increasing rates of overdoses from heroin and painkillers, may actually be dealing with a drug known as acetyl fentanyl, which can be five to 15 times stronger than heroin.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, University of North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

19 hrs ago | P&T Community

Quasi-Legal Drug Fifteen Times Stronger Than Heroin Hides in Plain Sight

Emergency physicians should expect "an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses," but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl fentanyl, an opiate that is mixed into street drugs marketed as heroin.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine

Yesterday | The United States Army

Civilian ER docs help New York Guard medics hone emergency medical skills

CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard medical Soldiers turned their training up a notch Aug. 5, when they got some hands-on instruction from experienced emergency room doctors.


Related Topix: Medicine, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Lee Center, NY

Mon Aug 18, 2014


American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Release:...

The looming threat of another unregulated quasi-legal drug is detailed today online in Annals of Emergency Medicine .


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine

Sat Aug 16, 2014

BioMed Central

Have 'new' methods in medical education reached German-speaking Central Europe: a survey

Simulation-based-training in the education of health professionals is discussed as an effective alternative for knowledge and skills enhancement as well as for the establishment of a secure learning environment, for learners and patients.


Related Topix: Medicine

Fri Aug 15, 2014


milnacipran, Savella

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Gastroenterology, Medicine, Internal Medicine, Texas, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, University of Texas Medical Branch

The Post-Standard

Upstate Medical criticized for using live pigs to train emergency doctors

Upstate Medical University has come under fire for using live pigs to train doctors how to make incisions, insert needles and perform other procedures.


Related Topix: Non-Profit, Agriculture, Science, Medicine

With Health Law, ERs Still Packed

Experts thought if people bought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, they would find a private doctor and stop using hospital emergency rooms for their primary care.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Health Insurance, Health, Philadelphia, PA, Allentown, PA

Thu Aug 14, 2014


Your Next Blood Test Could Cost $10,000

That's how much one Cal. hospital charges for a routine cholesterol test. Others charged as little as $10 for the exact same assay We're used to comparison shopping, and we know where we can get a better deal on the exact same box of cereal or the same pair of sneakers.


Related Topix: Medicine, us Travel, North America Travel, Russia Travel, Travel, UC San Francisco, Europe Travel, San Francisco, Russia Travel, San Francisco Travel

MCW provides emergency medicine training to Belize's busiest ER

A team of doctors, nurses, and EMT personnel from the nation of Belize has completed two weeks of intensive training with emergency medicine specialists in Milwaukee to strengthen the capabilities and response development of Belize's busiest emergency department.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Milwaukee, WI, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County, WI

DC Military

Virtual, Field Training Offer Unique Experience for USU Students

Surgical cut suits, like the ones worn by the actors laying on the ground, allow the medical students to perform invasive life-saving procedures on human patients.


Medical News

More than A1 2 of emergency department patients age 65 and older are malnourished

More than half of emergency department patients age 65 and older who were seen at UNC Hospitals during an 8-week period were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition .


Related Topix: North Carolina, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Medicine, Nursing, Health

Wed Aug 13, 2014


Plasma Levels of Nitric Oxide Metabolites Are Markedly Reduced in...

From the Department of Emergency Medicine , Second Department of Internal Medicine , and Department of Public Health , School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan; Department of Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan ; and Laboratory of Clinical ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Japan,


PosturePulse fpr Keeping Your Back Straight

Now a new device called PosturePulse has found its way to KickStarter and the design team behind it is raising funds to help bring it to market.


Related Topix: Anesthesiology, Medicine, Dermatology, Neurological Surgery, Ophthalmology

Tue Aug 12, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Why seniors don't eat: It's complicated

More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of access to health care, critical illness or dementia.


Related Topix: Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, Depression, Health, Health Insurance


New Bandage Material Wraps Around Every Wrinkle

These are basically spun in a blender with water to break them up into tiny pieces, resulting in a nanosheet shake.


Related Topix: Anesthesiology, Medicine, Dermatology, Neurological Surgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Business Journal

FDA wants more details on Venaxis' new ER diagnostic technology

Venaxis Inc. needs to submit more information about its appendicitis diagnostic device to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration , which could delay regulatory approval of it in the U.S. A delay isn't expected to push back the domestic debut of the Castle Rock medical device company's Appy1 device by more than a few weeks, the company said Monday.


Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Appendicitis, Health, Medicine

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Expert offers safe splinter removal tips

The carefree barefoot days of summer can increase your risk of getting a splinter -- pieces of wood or other foreign bodies that are partially or fully stuck in the skin.


Related Topix: Medicine

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Iowa hospital system, county to share records

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that UnityPoint-Allen Hospital and Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center will share electronic patient records, starting Jan. 1. The agreement will make records available online to physicians, reducing the time needed to treat patients who aren't able to tell emergency room doctors what medicines they're ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Merced, CA

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Altoona Mirror


Dr. Christopher Hughes, former chief resident of Conemaugh Memorial's Emergency Medicine program, is returning to Conemaugh to continue his career in emergency medicine.


Related Topix: Medicine, Osteopathy