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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.
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The FDA has ordered three tobacco companies to stop claiming their cigarettes are "additive-free" or "natural."
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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.
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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.
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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%).
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Radial endobronchial ultrasound-guided bronchoscopy appeared useful for the diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions in a region with high incident tuberculosis.
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States with the most effective vaccination policies had 37.74 fewer cases of B. pertussis per 100,000 residents.
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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.
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According to a study, tracking mobile phone data may aid in understanding how infectious diseases are spread seasonally.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life, and improved mental health.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The effective use of clinical asthma features helped researchers diagnose asthma-COPD overlap syndrome in a group of COPD patients in a recent study.
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A partnership between the American Lung Association and Inspire will strengthen the Lung Cancer Survivors Community, which has over 40,000 members.