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Seniors with more continuity of care use the ER less

Seniors with traditional Medicare coverage who have more continuity of care - defined as consistently seeing the same physician in an outpatient setting - have lower chances of visiting an emergency department, according ...

Aug 24, 2016
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Early death in female popular musicians

In her 2005 memoir Pleasure and Pain: My Life, singer Chrissie Amphlett reflected on the "the dreadful scenes, the despair and remorse, the damage I did to my mind and body, and to others' minds and bodies" during her time ...

Aug 24, 2016
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Fighting the stigma of albinism

People with albinism face major health problems, including skin cancer, involuntary eye movements, and poor eyesight. According to a new study in the journal Anthropology & Medicine, many of them also suffer severe discrimination ...

Aug 24, 2016
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You want shorter ER stays? Bring in the nurses

Protocols allowing nurses to administer certain types of treatment in the emergency department can dramatically shorten length of stay for patients with fever, chest pain, hip fractures and vaginal bleeding during pregnancy, ...

Aug 25, 2016
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