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ER visits, wait times up for US psychiatric patients

(HealthDay)—One in five emergency physicians polled said they've had psychiatric patients who needed hospitalization who had to wait two to five days before being assigned an inpatient bed. The findings from the survey ...

Oct 18, 2016
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Elder abuse under-identified in US emergency departments

Elder abuse affects approximately 1 in 10 older adults in the United States and has far-reaching negative effects on physical and mental health. Victims of elder abuse, like other vulnerable populations, tend not to receive ...

Oct 18, 2016
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New AMA module helps identify physician distress

(HealthDay)—A new resource has been developed to help physicians identify distressed colleagues and help them to access care, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

Oct 04, 2016
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Pediatric workforce must address opioid crisis

In late August, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) called on providers who care for youth to offer the same treatments routinely offered to adults - including medications like buprenorphine (commonly known by its brand ...

Oct 03, 2016
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Drop in use of digital rectal examination, PSA testing

(HealthDay)—Following U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations against routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening, there has been a decrease in utilization of digital rectal examination and PSA ...

Sep 20, 2016
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A physician, medical practitioner, doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathic medicine, or medical doctor practices medicine, and is concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and injury. This is accomplished through a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, diseases and treatment — the science of medicine — and its applied practice — the art or craft of medicine.

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