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Medical students had already been biking and rafting on their visit to rural Appalachia ... the tour was part of a concerted effort to attract a new generation of doctors to rural areas struggling with health care shortages. More:
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The Canadian government announced final regulations on Friday that should cut billions of dollars from patented drug prices that are among the highest in the world, overcoming heavy opposition from pharmaceutical companies. More:
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North Carolina's state treasurer announced major state hospital systems will be in-network in the state's insurance plan for more than 720,000 teachers and state employees, bowing to provider pressure. More:
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ACEP Members 13h
First, avocados were blamed for preventing millennials from buying homes. Then they were used as fake grenades in bank robberies. Now they're responsible for thousands of emergency room visits each year. More:
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Torree McGowan 16h
17% of emergency physicians have symptoms consistent with PTSD, but seeking treatment is risky. Being diagnosed with a mental health condition can cost a physician their license and livelihood.
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A U.S. judge on Friday upheld two patents relating to Amgen Inc’s blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel, denying a challenge by Novartis AG, which is seeking to launch a copycat version. More:
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Nearly 80% of doctors have experienced a distressing patient event in the last year, and many go on to suffer from depression, anxiety & PTSD. A number of med schools & teaching hospitals are giving doctors resources to handle difficult scenarios. More:
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ACEP Members 23h
Case: • 57 y/o man • 1 week left fifth metacarpophalangeal joint swelling & pain • Tried icing, without relief • Worked as a mechanic, no recent direct trauma
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Torree McGowan Aug 24
Love this from Marcia Menezes Walker, body rads extraordinaire! When do you need contrast?
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ACEP Members Aug 24
Severe cases of West Nile virus were 25% more common than usual in 2018, and transmission patterns appeared to shift to new regions, according to a new report from the CDC. More:
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ACEP Members Aug 24
Our profession of caring takes its toll on us. It’s not easy. Compassion fatigue and physician burnout are both terms with which you are probably exquisitely familiar. More:
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ACEP Members Aug 24
New research uncovers yet another population that will be vulnerable to the heat waves that climate change is delivering with increasing frequency: people with kidney disease. More:
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ACEP Members Aug 24
The legalization of recreational ... shows America's attitude toward the drug may be changing. But the drug has changed too: Newly developed strains of marijuana are far stronger than ... the past, leading to unintended consequences. More:
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ACEP Members Aug 24
Overlake Medical Center & Clinics has, among other things, embedded state prescription monitoring program database access into the EHR, changed the Epic nursing workflow sheet for pain management, and revised the text in the after-visit summary. More:
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ACEP Members Aug 24
Patient outreach text messages helped nudge patients to access follow-up care, supporting care coordination and transitions. More:
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ACEP Members Aug 24
Case: • 3 d/o boy, “crackling” noise left shoulder & chest since discharge yesterday • Cried more when picked up • No difficulty breathing, breastfeeding well • Significant shoulder dystocia at delivery • Crepitus over left clavicle
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ACEP Members Aug 23
"In this review, we summarize the literature pertaining to use of SI across a variety of settings in the management of ED patients, in order to provide context for use of this measure in the triage and management of critically ill patients." More:
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ACEP Members Aug 23
California’s ACA exchange is not the only one benefiting from the renewed interest of insurance companies. Other states are expected to see more insurers enter or re-enter their marketplaces next year. More:
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ACEP Members Aug 23
Children without health insurance who present to the ED for mental health issues are more likely to be transferred to another hospital compared to kids with private insurance, according to a new study. More:
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ACEP Members Aug 23
Congratulations for being named one of the Top 25 Innovators in healthcare for your use of telemedicine to help advance patient care! Way to represent !
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