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ARCADIA Trial Will Test Link Between Stroke and a Common Heart Condition

A new clinical trial led by investigators at NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and Weill Cornell Medicine aims to identify and treat what may be a common underlying cause of recurrent strokes.

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Hartford Consensus, active shooter, Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Most People Expect Physicians and Nurses to Protect Them From Harm in the Hospital

Hospitals are not off limits to tragic shooting events, and with these incidents on the rise in public places, more than half of the general public expects that physicians and nurses will protect them from harm if an active shooter event erupts while they’re in the hospital.

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Study Finds Stark Increase in Opioid-Related Admissions, Deaths in Nation’s ICUs

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Since 2009, hospital intensive care units have witnessed a stark increase in opioid-related admissions and deaths, according to new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's (BIDMC) Center for Healthcare Delivery Science. Published online today ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, the study is believed to be the first to quantify the impact of opioid abuse on critical care resources in the United States.

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Opioid Addiction, opioid abuse, ICU, Critical Care, opioid overdoses , Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Crisis Impacts ICUs with More Admissions, Deaths

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The opioid crisis in the United States is resulting in increased admissions to hospital intensive care units and in increased numbers of ICU deaths from opioid overdoses, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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dog bite prevention, Dog Bites, dog bites to children

The Medical Minute: Preventing and Treating Dog Bites

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Many of the 4.7 million dog bites that take place each year happen in the summer, when both dogs and children are outdoors and interacting more.

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Obese Heart Surgery Patients Require Significantly More ICU Resources

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After heart surgery, obese patients tend to require additional intensive care unit (ICU) services and longer recovery times when compared to non-obese patients. This results in more expensive, more labor-intensive care.

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College Grad's Return Flight From Thailand Lands Her in the Hospital

Julie Park graduated this year from Rowan University, but she almost didn’t make it to graduation. Last January, she sprained her ankle. A week later, she flew from her South Jersey home to Thailand for vacation. Although her ankle hurt during the trip, she didn’t think it merited going to a hospital while out of the country. What she didn’t realize at the time was that such indecision could have cost her life.

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New CDC Funding for U-M Injury Center Probes Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic and Injuries Nationally

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Injuries are a leading cause of death — and completely preventable. To bolster research in this area, the U-M Injury Center just received new federal funding.

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Grounding Technique May Improve Health Outcomes of Babies in the NICU

A technique called electrical grounding may moderate preterm infants’ electromagnetic exposure in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and improve their health outcomes, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Receive American College of Cardiology Awards for Heart Attack Treatment

Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel and Ocean Medical Center in Brick have received the American College of Cardiology's NCDR ACTION Registry - Get with the Guidelines Platinum Achievement Award for outstanding care for cardiac patients.







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