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Yesterday | HON

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Rochester, NY

Thursday | HON

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.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law, Medicine, Marketing

Thursday | Sys-Con Media

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology

Thursday | ComputerWorld

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Nursing

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Doctors turned lawmakers oppose medicaid expansion

They're both physicians who became lawmakers. GOP Congressman Larry Bucshon is a heart surgeon.


Related Topix: Medicine, US Governors, Mike Pence

Health Express Walk-In Urgent Medical Care Opens in Plymouth

Health Express Walk-in Urgent Medical Care held a ribbon-cutting event on Tuesday, April 15 for it's new location in Plymouth at 59 Long Pond Road.


Related Topix: Plymouth, MA, Medicine

Tue Apr 15, 2014

POP City

Science fiction or future of emergency medicine?

Suspended animation sounds like something out of a science fiction movie. That's why the investigative team at UPMC Presbyterian describes the lifesaving technique they are ready to perform on humans for the first time ever as "Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation" or EPR.


Related Topix: Medicine, University of Pittsburgh


Ledge Light to host prescription drug abuse panel

The Ledge Light Health District will host a prescription drug abuse panel discussion at 7 a.m. April 29 in Baker Auditorium at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.


Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Norwich, CT


Public Health Burden of Sudden Cardiac Death in the United States [Original Articles]

From the Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA ; and Knight Cardiovascular Institute , Department of Pathology , and Department of Emergency Medicine , Oregon Health and Science University, Portland.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Cedars Medical Center, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Oregon Health & Science University

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.


Related Topix: Medicine

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Alexa Ray Joel collapses on cabaret stage

An emergency room doctor concluded that Alexa Ray Joel, 28, experienced vasovagal syncope, a common cause of fainting that "is usually harmless and requires no treatment," Joel rep Claire Mercuri said.


Related Topix: Medicine, Public Relations, Entertainment

Alabama Live

Not 'OK' to die for Americans? Expert on death and dying to address One Huntsville

Huntsville Hospital emergency room physicians Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy and her husband, Dr. Kristian Murphy, co-wrote a book about end of life decisions, 'It's OK to Die.'


Related Topix: Huntsville, AL, Medicine

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Daily Free Press

Beth Israel uses Google Glass for emergency care

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center announced Wednesday the expanded use of Google Glass to its entire emergency department, becoming the first hospital in the United States to do so.


Related Topix: Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Nursing, Boston, MA

The Orlando Sentinel

Florida Hospital plans to move rehab services

Florida Hospital has announced plans to close its Winter Park cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation center May 1 and will move those services to the hospital's downtown Orlando campus.


Related Topix: Winter Park, FL, Orlando, FL, Apopka, FL, Medicine, Jacksonville, FL

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Young doctors still pulled to specialties

This year, 57 percent of Maryland graduates will begin residencies in non-primary-care fields, the same percentage as last year's graduating class and slightly more than the class of 2012, of which 51 percent chose non-primary-care fields.


Related Topix: Medicine

Fri Apr 11, 2014


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.


Related Topix: Medicine

Daily Press & Argus

Stars come out in the backyard

Like many people, Robert Fields likes to spend his spring evenings sitting in his yard gazing up at the heavens.


Related Topix: Medicine, Astronomy, Science

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Business Journal

Florida Blue to open urgent-care center near Winter Park Trader Joe's

A new urgent-care facility created by a Florida Blue related entity is set to open in the fall in Winter Park.


Related Topix: Florida, Medicine

Marblehead Author Holding Book Signing at Spirit of '76 Saturday

The following information was submitted by Rob Sisti: It's been quite an adventurous road leading up to today for Marblehead-resident Dr. Irv Danesh.


Related Topix: Marblehead, MA, World News, Mexico, Royal Pains, Entertainment, Television, Medicine, Drama


Poots addresses emergency care summit

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing