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Weighing the Risks of Hormone Therapy

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It's time to clear up the confusion and debunk the false reports surrounding the potentially serious health risks of Hormone Therapy.

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For Patients with Brain Tumors, Insurance Status Linked to Differences in Patient Safety and Quality of Care

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Patients that are on Medicaid or uninsured have higher rates of reportable patient safety and quality of care issues during hospitalization for brain tumors, reports a study in the March issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Curb Overuse of Antibiotics to Reduce Drug-Resistant Superbug

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An aggressive campaign to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics has helped cut the rate of infection with a dangerous drug-resistant bacteria at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, by nearly 40 percent.

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Studies Find Emergency Doctors and Paramedics Commonly Misinterpret Documents for End-of-Life Care Choices, Reports Journal of Patient Safety

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Emergency care providers vary in their understanding of a type of medical order intended to communicate seriously ill patients' choices for life-sustaining treatments, according to a pair of studies in the March Journal of Patient Safety. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Warning on Use of Drug for Children's Sleep

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Sleep researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning doctors and parents not to provide the drug melatonin to children to help control their sleep problems.

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With Generic Drugs, Eye Patients Are More Likely to Take Medicine as Directed

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When patients with glaucoma switched from a brand name drug to its generic counterpart, they were more likely to take their medication as directed compared to those who remained on the brand name drug, according to a new study.

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Depth and Rate of Chest Compressions During CPR Impact Survival in Cardiac Arrest, UTSW Researchers Find

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The depth of chest compressions and the rate at which they were applied make a significant impact on survival and recovery of patients, a review of research by UT Southwestern Medical Center Emergency Medicine physicians shows.

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Does Getting “Expensive” Drug Affect How Much Patient Benefits?

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People’s perceptions of the cost of a drug may affect how much they benefit from the drug, even when they are receiving only a placebo, according to a new study of people with Parkinson’s disease published in the January 28, 2015 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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New Treatments Haven't Lowered Anesthesia Risks for Children with Pulmonary Hypertension, Reports Anesthesia & Analgesia

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Despite effective new treatments for their disease, children with pulmonary hypertension (PHT) are still a high-risk group for serious complications and death related to anesthesia and surgery, reports a study in the February issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia.

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Researchers Make Breakthrough on New Anesthetics

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For the first time since the 1970s, researchers are on the verge of developing a new class of anesthetics. According to a study published in the February issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), a new approach to identifying compounds may lead to the next generation of anesthetics.