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Emergency Medicine News

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection typically heals without stents, AHA says<p>Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) in stable patients is …

Consolidation Nation: Where Will the Hospital Industry Stand After the Tenet-Vanguard Merger?

July 24, 2013 | Print | Email<p>One of the most consistent drumbeats heard in the hospital industry over the past several years has been a crescendo of …

5 Habits of Naturally Slim People You Should Steal

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in 15+ years of private practice, it’s that weight management is about far more than calories in, calories out. In …

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Concussion is a type of brain injury. It occurs when the brain moves quickly enough to interrupt its function. Most concussions result in full …

How Personalized Will Medicine Get?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Predicting The Future.<p><b>About Nina Tandon's TED Talk</b><p>Wouldn't you rather test to see if those cancer drugs you're going to take are going to work on your cancer?<p>Call it extremely personalized medicine. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon explains how in the future, we'll be …

How the Dynamics of Physician Alignment Are Changing

Population health and accountable care models continue to gain traction as the industry shifts away from the traditional fee-for-service provider …

Phobias Slideshow: What Are You Afraid Of?

Older Age May Mean Fewer Hangovers

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some good news for anyone who's ever woken up fuzzy-headed and bleary-eyed after a night of heavy …

Charges for emergency room visits often based on incorrect assumptions

UCSF study shows using discharge diagnoses to determine the validity of ER visits could have serious implications<p>Visits to the ER are not always for …

The Apps Clinicians Are Using, and How They're Streamlining Care Delivery

August 30, 2013 | Print | Email<p>The majority (51 percent) of physicians who own smartphones now use clinical apps in their daily work, according to a …

How Value Gives Healthcare Providers an Edge

As competition for volume increases among hospitals and health systems, employers are seeking high-value partners.<p><i>This article appears in the</i> …

After A Decade, Congress Moves To Fix Doctors' Medicare Pay

Hear the words health care and Congress, and you think fight, right?<p>And you'd be forgiven, particularly because the House has now voted some 40 times in the past two years to repeal or otherwise undo portions of the Affordable Care Act.<p>But something unusual happened just before Congress left for …

Insured or Not, Lack of Access Drives... : Emergency Medicine News

SoRelle, Ruth MPH<p>Emergency Medicine News: September 2013 - Volume 35 - Issue 9 - p 1,29–29<p>doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000434472.29580.1b<p>Breaking News<p>Those …

RAND Study Highlights Evolving Value of Emergency Medicine

The Secret to Weight Loss Might Be Poop Transplants From Skinny People

As unlikely as it might seem, fecal transplants are actually turning out to be the stuff dreams are made of. And apparently, this magical poop …

CMS’s ED Survey is One Step Closer to Reality

From the EDPMA (excerpted from the September 2013 Advocacy Newsletter):<p>In late November 2012, CMS released a “Request for Information” (RFI) to …

Few Options for Working Poor in States that Block Medicaid Expansion | Federal Poverty Line, Rejected Medicaid Expansion, Ineligibility for Federal Subsidy

<b>Adults earning below the federal poverty level who live in the 26 states that have either rejected Medicaid expansion or have yet to commit to it</b> …

‘Young Invincibles’ Jingle Keys to Health Reform

Credit: Hernán Freschi/hjf2010 on Flickr, under Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)<p>(WOMENSENEWS)–Younger Americans turned out in force to elect …

Billing for NPPs: "Incident to", Split/Shared, and More

Healthcare reform, disgruntled physicians, and an aging population usually get the blame for current and expected physician shortages, not to mention …

FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Some seniors think Medicare made a mistake. Others are stunned when they find out that being in a hospital even for a …

Lyme Disease’s Staggering New Numbers

No aspect of the bitter and enduring debate about Lyme disease—which I addressed in the magazine a few weeks ago—has been more contentious than the dispute over how many people actually become infected each year. Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that thirty …

How Teamwork Can Save Primary Care

<b>A shift away from fee-for-service and toward a population management model of healthcare wouldn't involve nurse practitioners and physician</b> …