Do we have an epidemic? Enhancing disease surveillance using a health information exchange

How do public health officials know if there is a disease outbreak and where that outbreak has occurred? Surveillance is the cornerstone of public health practice, yet while disease surveillance has shifted toward greater use of electronically transmitted information to decrease the reporting burden on physicians, the challenge of getting the right information to public health officials at the right […]

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Many EDs Do Not Have Pediatric Area, Emergency Care Coordinator

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 — Many emergency departments do not have a pediatric area or pediatric emergency care coordinator (PECC), but an intervention can increase use of PECCs, according to three studies published in the December issue of Academic Emergency Medicine. Alexandra Camargo, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues surveyed all 5,273 U.S. emergency departments to characterize emergency […]

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Busy Philipps on Emailing Santa & the One TV Reboot She Might Do

We’re pretty sure it’s been proven statistically impossible not to love Busy Philipps — mom, actor and badass, from our ‘90s teen dreams to today. I mean, just in 2018, she’s launched a new talk show, published a memoir, gotten her first-ever tattoo — what else could she possibly fit in before the year ends? Well, some serious giving back, for […]

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This New Ketosis Testing Breathalyzer Will Change the Way You Do Keto

The keto diet is, well, complicated. Though it can help you lose weight, the high-fat, low-carb regimen can also be very restrictive. Plus, it’s hard to know whether your body is actually in ketosis and is actively torching fat instead of carbs. (Getting to a state where you burn fat rather than carbs for energy is what makes the keto diet so unique.)  But […]

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PTSD Patients Do Best When They Choose Their Treatment

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 — When people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) choose their own treatment — be it medication or counseling — they respond better, a new study finds. The study included 200 adult patients, including military veterans and survivors of sexual assault, seen at outpatient clinics in Seattle and Cleveland. They were asked if they preferred treatment with […]

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