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Congo Ebola Outbreak: Health Care Providers Should Review Response Plans

With an Ebola outbreak underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo, experts say health care providers should review their Ebola response plans now to avoid repeating past mistakes.

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Medical Researcher: Summer Activities Increase Risk of Parasite Infections

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Safe Space for Illegal Drug Consumption in Baltimore Would Save $6 Million a Year

A new cost-benefit analysis conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and others suggests that $6 million in costs related to the opioid epidemic could be saved each year if a single “safe consumption” space for illicit drug users were opened in Baltimore.

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Is Big Data Eclipsing the Role of Randomized Controlled Trials?

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ISPOR hosted its third and final plenary session this morning focusing on the usefulness of big data in health care policy decisions at ISPOR’s 22nd Annual International Meeting in Boston, MA, USA.

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Hospitals Vary Widely in Transitioning From Treatment to Comfort Care After Stroke

Hospitals vary widely in how often they transition people with strokes from active treatment to comfort or hospice care within 48 hours after they get to the hospital, according to a new study published in the May 24, 2017, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Recreational Cannabis, Used Often, Increases Risk of Gum Disease

Recreational use of cannabis—including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil—increases the risk of gum disease, says a study by Columbia University dental researchers.

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Patients in Rural Hospitals Can Save Thousands of Dollars if Local Hospital Is Part of Tele-Emergency Room Network

Patients in small towns can save thousands of dollars in health care costs by avoiding transfer to a larger facility if their local rural hospital is part of a tele-emergency room network, according to a new study from the University of Iowa.

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Zika Reached Miami at Least Four Times, Caribbean Travel Likely Responsible

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With mosquito season looming in the Northern Hemisphere, doctors and researchers are poised to take on a new round of Zika virus infections. Now a new study by a large group of international researchers led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) explains how Zika virus entered the United States via Florida in 2016—and how it might re-enter the country this year.







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