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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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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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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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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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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.
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Students from the University of Northampton's School of Health are working with COPD patients to offer singing sessions, which may have positive health benefits.
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Researchers found that 36% of e-cigarette users surveyed neither locked up e-liquid bottles nor used childproof caps.
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Raptor Pharmaceutical has signed an agreement with Tripex Pharmaceuticals to acquire Quinsair, which is approved to manage chronic pulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis patients.
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A study reveals that different bacterial populations in regions of the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients descend from the same bacterial strain, suggesting diverse bacteria exist in each region.
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According to University of York researchers, more than a quarter of a million people die each year from using smokeless tobacco.