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Problems with Bariatric Surgery, Burning Bone Fat, Food Insecurity, and More in the Obesity News Source

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Increased Facial and Head Injuries after Motorcycle Helmet Law Change in Michigan

Skull fractures and other head and facial injuries from motorcycle trauma in Michigan have doubled since that state relaxed its motorcycle helmet laws, reports a study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The new study is one of the first to focus on how helmet laws affect CMF trauma rates.

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Don’t Let These 7 Dangerous Foods Spoil Your Holiday Weekend Picnic

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ATS 2017 Wrap-Up: Rapid Sepsis Treatment, Predicting Mortality After the ICU and More

Thousands of critical care and pulmonology specialists from across the world gathered this week for the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Washington, D.C., to share research, medical developments and best practices for patient care. Here, we highlight a few standouts.

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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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Asthma, Lung Health, adult asthma, Bronchial Thermoplasty, Pulmonary, Respiratory, severe asthma, persistent asthma, asthma treatment

Bronchial Thermoplasty Helps Asthma Patients Reduce Severe Attacks, Hospitalizations and ER Visits

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In a new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference, adult asthma patients treated with bronchial thermoplasty (BT) had fewer severe exacerbations and were able to reduce their ER visits and hospitalizations in the two years following treatment. Approved by the FDA in 2010, BT is a new device-based therapy that uses a series of three radio-frequency treatments to open the airways of adults with severe, persistent asthma whose symptoms are not adequately controlled by inhaled corticosteroids or long-acting beta-agonists.

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Machine Learning May Help in Early Identification of Severe Sepsis

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A machine-learning algorithm has the capability to identify hospitalized patients at risk for severe sepsis and septic shock using data from electronic health records (EHRs), according to a study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference. Sepsis is an extreme systemic response to infection, which can be life-threatening in its advanced stages of severe sepsis and septic shock, if left untreated.

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In-Hospital COPD Mortality Shows Large Drop from 2005-2014

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While the number of hospitalizations for COPD in the United States fluctuated within a narrow range between 2005 and 2014, in-hospital deaths decreased substantially during that same time, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.

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South Highest, Northeast Lowest for Child Auto Fatalities

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The number of motor vehicle fatalities involving children under age 15 varies widely by state, but occurrences are more common in the South, and are most often associated with improperly or unused restraints and crashes on rural roads, a new review of child-related auto fatalities shows.

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Youth’s Use of Technology Drives Home Need for Evolution in Distracted Walking, Bicycling and Driving Policies

Distractions from technology have a detrimental effect on children’s crash risk as pedestrians and drivers.







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