Cardiology

Many nursing home residents not taking beta-blockers after AMI

(HealthDay)—Many nursing home (NH) residents do not initiate beta-blocker use after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a study published online Nov. 15 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Social media proves effective as a tool for antimicrobial stewardship

A new study from the University of Chicago Medicine examines the use of social media platforms to inform young physicians about proper use of antimicrobial agents such as antibiotics. Currently, as much as 50 percent of all ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rauner: Illinois doing all it can on Legionnaires' cases

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that the state is doing everything it can to prevent the spread of Legionnaires' disease at a veterans home where an outbreak last year sickened 53 people, including 12 who died.

Health

Apartment dwellers more likely to smoke: CDC

(HealthDay)—Apartment residents are more likely to smoke and less likely to have smoke-free rules than people living in single-family homes, U.S. health officials report.

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