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AAP: Emergency Contraception Should be Given to Sexually Active Teens
Pediatricians should provide education, prescription, and/or supply of emergency contraceptive pills for future use
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
Government officials say the objective is to encourage competition and reduce costs
Monday, November 18, 2019

CDC: Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses Up to 2,172
Meanwhile, Apple has removed 181 vaping-related apps from its mobile App Store worldwide
Friday, November 15, 2019

About 2.7 Million ED Visits Reported for Sports Injuries in 2010 to 2016
Analgesics were given or prescribed at 63.9 percent of ED visits; percentage increased with age
Friday, November 15, 2019

Survey of U.S. Registered Nurses Points to Worsening Shortages
Problem likely will be exacerbated with one in five nurses saying they will retire in the next five years
Thursday, November 14, 2019

CDC: Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses Tops 2,000
Cases have been reported in every state except Alaska; nine fatalities across 24 states, D.C.
Thursday, November 7, 2019

FDA: Biotin Supplements Could Affect Results of Medical Tests
Agency particularly concerned about biotin interference causing a falsely low result for troponin
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2010 to 2016 Saw Increase in Teens Admitted to ED for Abuse
Numbers increased from 6.93 to 11.97 admissions per 100,000 children younger than 18 years
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA
Hahn is chief medical executive of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston
Monday, November 4, 2019

CDC: 1 Dead, 8 Hospitalized in Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Ground Beef
States affected include Colorado, California, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Texas
Monday, November 4, 2019

One in Three Young Adults Get Meds for Opioid Use Disorder After Overdose
Type of medication for opioid use disorder received appears to be associated with age
Monday, November 4, 2019

American Academy of Pediatrics, Oct. 25-29

Friday, November 1, 2019

Close to 1,900 Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Reported, CDC Says
The related death toll has also risen by three during the past week, to 37 fatalities
Thursday, October 31, 2019

White House Launches Website to Help Those Battling Substance Abuse
FindTreatment.gov will allow Americans with substance abuse and mental health issues to better access care
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017
Report shows decrease in age-adjusted death rates, increase in age-adjusted death rate from overdose
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Facebook Launches Preventive Health Tool
Tool created in partnership with American Cancer Society, American College of Cardiology, AHA, CDC
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

American College of Chest Physicians, Oct. 19-23

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

CDC: Most Patients With Vaping-Related Lung Injury Report THC Use
No single compound or ingredient used in e-cigarette, vaping products has emerged as cause of EVALI
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators
Mortality and emergency hospitalization rates higher in Medicare beneficiaries with FAP exposures
Monday, October 28, 2019

AAP: Antihistamine Use for Anaphylaxis May Delay Care Seeking
Odds of delay seeking medical care up with administration of antihistamines to child with anaphylaxis
Friday, October 25, 2019

Disneyland Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Measles
Person with measles was at the theme park and at a Starbucks in Los Angeles
Thursday, October 24, 2019

CDC: Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Now Top 1,600
Related death toll has also risen to 34 fatalities, spread across 24 states
Thursday, October 24, 2019

CHEST: Blood Transfusion Practices Should Be Revisited
Study looks at transfusion practices of intensive care providers in a typical tertiary hospital
Thursday, October 24, 2019


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