Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to improve care quality and to lower costs, according to a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The FDA has ordered three tobacco companies to stop claiming their cigarettes are "additive-free" or "natural."
Combination therapy with ambrisentan and tadalafil can significantly reduce the risk of clinical-failure events for pulmonary arterial hypertension patients compared with either drug alone.
Though epiglottic cysts are rare, it remains important for clinicians to be prepared for the management of an unanticipated difficult airway for any patient, according to a case study in Anesthesiology News.
Children in nonshockable cardiac arrest who did not receive epinephrine within 5 minutes of the event (21%) had a lower likelihood of survival than children who did (33%).
Radial endobronchial ultrasound-guided bronchoscopy appeared useful for the diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions in a region with high incident tuberculosis.
States with the most effective vaccination policies had 37.74 fewer cases of B. pertussis per 100,000 residents.
wyss dialysis
A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute has developed an improved sepsis device that cleanses pathogens and toxins from blood flowing through a dialysis-like circuit.
cell phone data
According to a study, tracking mobile phone data may aid in understanding how infectious diseases are spread seasonally.
Four patients at a veterans home in Illinois have died of Legionnaires' disease and six inmates at San Quentin State Prison in Northern California have become ill, CNN reports.
An editorial published in the Journal of Emergency Medical Services emphasizes the need for EMS personnel to be prepared for patient suctioning, should the need arise.
Measured levels of the protein NLRX1 are a sign of cigarette induced emphysema, similar to the lung destruction that is seen in patients with COPD.
Vaccines that protect against multiple flu strains are possible, but it will likely be some time before a "universal" vaccine is available for human use.
Quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life, and improved mental health.
People who sleep six hours a night or less are four times more likely to catch a cold when exposed to the virus, compared to those who sleep more than seven hours a night.
Researchers are studying how the plants in urban green spaces in the city of Granada affect the air quality, and how that air quality affects seasonal allergies.
Nearly 1-in-5 babies in Malawi are born before 37 weeks of gestation, making the country home to one of the highest rates of preterm birth in the world.
CF lab research
Scientists discover a small molecule that can substitute for a protein and restore a key cellular function related to the one missing in individuals with cystic fibrosis.
asthma COPD overlap
The effective use of clinical asthma features helped researchers diagnose asthma-COPD overlap syndrome in a group of COPD patients in a recent study.
online lung cancer
A partnership between the American Lung Association and Inspire will strengthen the Lung Cancer Survivors Community, which has over 40,000 members.