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6 hrs ago | Newswise

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.


Related Topix: Birmingham, AL, University of Alabama, Medicine

10 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.


Related Topix: Medicine

15 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)


Related Topix: Medicine, Heart Attack, Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, University of Kansas Medical Center, UC San Diego

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Business Journal

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Texas

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.


Related Topix: Maine Government, Maine, Medicine, US Governors, John Baldacci


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.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Medicine

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.


Related Topix: Appendicitis, Health, Medicine


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.


Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Family, Kids, Infectious Diseases

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.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Influenza, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Norfolk County, England, United Kingdom, World News,

CBS Local

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.


Related Topix: Medicine

Florida Trend


A doctor in the Florida Legislature hopes to relax Florida's strict limits on what nurse practitioners can and can't do.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine


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.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Medicine

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."


Related Topix: Medicine, Arkansas

Medical Daily

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Ibuprofen (generic), Pediatrics


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

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Rochester, NY


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

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


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