Health

Urgent care visits increase as emergency room visits fall

Treatment for new health problems, or acute care visits, encompass over one-third of all ambulatory care delivered in the United States. Given the high costs of emergency departments, many insurance plans have created incentives ...

Medications

Antibiotics often prescribed for veterans with ARIs

(HealthDay)—Though antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) varies greatly among providers, veterans with ARIs commonly receive antibiotics, according to a study published in the July 21 issue of the ...

Medical research

More doctors means more competition and more antibiotics

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two million people become infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria each year, leading to at least 23,000 deaths. And these infections cost a lot – US$20billion ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US clinics say not best place to check for Ebola

The deadly virus' arrival in the U.S. has put the spotlight on weak spots in American hospitals, but those facilities are not the only ones who have suddenly found themselves on the front lines against Ebola.

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