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CDC Addresses Rebound of Mycoplasma Pneumonia in Kids

β€” Numbers were indeed up in the fall of 2023, but higher before the pandemic

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Death by Gila Monster; Alabama Hospital Halts IVF Treatments; E-Bike Head Traumas

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ staff

Feb 22, 2024
Opinion
Misdiagnosed: Did the Color of My Skin Play a Role?

An adapted excerpt from Blackstock's new book, Legacy

Feb 21, 2024
Potential Biomarker for Perforated Appendicitis Shows Link to Severe Sepsis

Test that can differentiate between simple and perforated appendicitis is "highly desirable"

Feb 20, 2024
FDA Approves First Drug for Severe Frostbite

Vasodilator iloprost significantly cut the risk of amputations in trial

Feb 14, 2024
Potential Biomarker for Perforated Appendicitis Shows Link to Severe Sepsis

Test that can differentiate between simple and perforated appendicitis is "highly desirable"

FDA Approves First Drug for Severe Frostbite

Vasodilator iloprost significantly cut the risk of amputations in trial

Emergency Medicine Case Studies

What Caused Boy in Rural Area to Develop High Fever and Hemoptysis?

Rural life has its hazards, as clinicians in China explain

A photo of a mother holding a thermometer and the other hand on her son’s forehead as he lays in bed.
Recurrent Facial Swelling, Itching in a Young Woman

One year after symptom onset, a salivary gland excision identifies the cause

A photo of a frightened looking woman holding her ear and jaw
Acute Extremity Pain in Patient With Cogan's Syndrome Signals Vascular Ischemia

Timely imaging, anticoagulation, and specialist consultations prevented loss of life or limb

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Exercise and COVID; Can Smells Help Depression? Car Crashes Into Hospital ED

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ staff

Feb 14, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Opinion
Child Protective Services Is Being Weaponized Against Our Black Patients

HHS must institute more oversight of medical professionals making repeated calls

Feb 13, 2024
 A photo of a female police officer and a female Child Protective Services worker interviewing a little boy.
I Never Expected to Run a Code While Running the NYC Marathon

It turns out we were all in the right place at the right time

Feb 13, 2024
A photo of runners crossing the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge during the New York City marathon.
Study: Fewer Kids in the ED Means More Missed Diagnoses

Study suggests low pediatric-volume EDs might benefit from supports to improve diagnosis

Feb 12, 2024
A photo of a male nurse talking to a boy lying in a hospital bed.
Opinion
Shaping the Future of Effective Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Testing and rating the performance of AI models used in healthcare will be key

Feb 12, 2024
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Late Tenecteplase Not Beneficial for Stroke Patients With LVOs

Lytic at least appeared safe in a selected population with many undergoing thrombectomy

Feb 09, 2024
ISC over a photo of Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ
Fast Stroke Thrombolysis Boosts Impact of Thrombectomy

Pooled trial analysis finally provides the evidence for combination approach

Feb 08, 2024
ISC over a photo of Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ
Opinion
Prenatal Care Shouldn't Begin in the ED

We must address barriers to early and appropriate care

Feb 08, 2024
A photo of a female physician typing on a laptop next to her pregnant patient.
Before Stroke Thrombectomy, Keep the Bed Flat, Trial Says

Tilting the head of the bed up during early window in large vessel occlusion hurts outcomes

Feb 07, 2024
ISC over a photo of Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ
Over 80% of Nurses Face Workplace Violence, Survey Finds

"After the gun incident we asked for metal detectors to enter the hospital," says one nurse

Feb 05, 2024
A photo of a female physician comforting a female nurse who is sitting on the floor in a hospital hallway.
FDA Advisory Panel Generally Pleased With Pulse Oximetry Clinical Trial Proposal

But some questions arose regarding number of participants, permissible variance in measurements

Feb 03, 2024
FDA ADCOMM Pulse oximeters over a photo of one on a man’s finger.
Medics Stand Ready to Aid Groundhog Day Crowds

With 30,000 people trying to catch a glimpse of Punxsutawney Phil, accidents are bound to happen

Feb 02, 2024
A photo of Punxsutawney Phil in the arms of a member of the Inner Circle on groundhog day
Health Workers Press for Federal Bill to Prevent Workplace Violence

Legislation calls for up to 20 years' federal imprisonment for certain acts of violence

Jan 31, 2024
A photo of a female healthcare worker with her blue rubber gloved hand raised in a stop gesture.
Doc Goes Missing From Shift; Patient-Centered Long COVID Research; Science Sleuth

This past week in healthcare investigations

Jan 31, 2024
INVESTIGATIVE ROUNDUP over an image of two people looking at computer screens.
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