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Congressional Budget and American Health Care Act Threaten Health Initiatives

Congressional Budget and American Health Care Act Threaten Health Initiatives

The repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act has stirred concern with a number of national health initiatives.

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Congressional Budget and American Health Care Act Threaten Health Initiatives

Congressional Budget and American Health Care Act Threaten Health Initiatives

The repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act has stirred concern with a number of national health initiatives.

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Expert Interview

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Expert Interview

An interview with David E. Newman-Toker, MD, PhD, on reducing the frequency of misdiagnoses.

Sexism Continues to Persist in Modern Medicine: Q&A

Sexism Continues to Persist in Modern Medicine: Q&A

An interview with Elise Barney, DO on sexism in the medical workplace.

How Can Physicians Overcome the Challenges of Medical Liability Reform?

How Can Physicians Overcome the Challenges of Medical Liability Reform?

Two new bills for the reform of existing medical liability laws have been brought to the United States Congress.

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive use in the month prior to conception through the third month of pregnancy resulted in an increased risk for congenital heart defects.

Q&A: Health Law Expert on Medical Malpractice and Malpractice Reform

Q&A: Health Law Expert on Medical Malpractice and Malpractice Reform

Medical malpractice expert Michelle Mello, JD, PhD, talks malpractice reform in a changing political landscape.

Major Health Organizations Concerned Over Lack of Negative Clinical Trial Data

Major Health Organizations Concerned Over Lack of Negative Clinical Trial Data

Health organizations like WHO, FDA, and NIH have raised ethical challenges about the way clinical trial data is reported.

ACA: How To Improve Health Care for Medicaid Consumers

ACA: How To Improve Health Care for Medicaid Consumers

Widespread challenges make it difficult to provide optimal health care for all people using Mediciad.

HIPAA Fines and Corrective Action Plans: Protecting Patient Privacy

HIPAA Fines and Corrective Action Plans: Protecting Patient Privacy

In cases of serious HIPAA breaches, corrective action plans often accompany hefty fines levied by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent From Participants in Medical Research

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent From Participants in Medical Research

Despite being a relatively new concept in the US, informed consent of study participants in medical research is ethically essential.

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Kawasaki Disease: Updated AHA Guidelines

Kawasaki Disease: Updated AHA Guidelines

The AHA's statement focused on the epidemiology, genetics, pathogenesis, and long-term outcomes of Kawasaki disease.

Preeclampsia Screening: Updated Recommendations From USPSTF

Preeclampsia Screening: Updated Recommendations From USPSTF

Pregnant women should be screened for preeclampsia by measuring blood pressure at each prenatal care visit.

Dementia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Increases With Delayed Anticoagulation

Dementia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Increases With Delayed Anticoagulation

The delayed start of anticoagulation treatment for atrial fibrillation has been linked to an increase risk for dementia.

Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators Safe, Effective for Pediatric Patients

Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators Safe, Effective for Pediatric Patients

All arrhythmic episodes were successfully converted, and no deaths were reported.

Implantable Cardiac Devices, Abandoned Leads Pose Little Risk in MRI

Implantable Cardiac Devices, Abandoned Leads Pose Little Risk in MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging appears to be safe in patients with implantable cardiac devices and abandoned leads.

Sudden Cardiac Death/Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Sudden Cardiac Death/Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

The annual risk of sudden cardiac death/ventricular arrhythmias was higher in patients with atrial fibrillation vs patients without atrial fibrillation.

Single High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Measurement Could Rule Out Acute Myocardial Infarction

Single High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Measurement Could Rule Out Acute Myocardial Infarction

Sensitivity of the acute myocardial infarction risk classification ranged from 87.5% to 100%, and the pooled sensitivity estimate was 98.7%.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Improves Diagnosis in Cardiac Arrest Survivors

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Improves Diagnosis in Cardiac Arrest Survivors

Cardiac magnetic resonance was superior to transthoracic echocardiogram in identifying a pathologic substrate in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Do Non-Selective NSAIDs Increase Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Risk

Do Non-Selective NSAIDs Increase Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Risk

Researchers found that use of NSAIDs like naproxen and ibuprofen were linked to increased out-of-hospital cardiac arrest risk.

ACC Updated Criteria: Coronary Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

ACC Updated Criteria: Coronary Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

Revised coronary revascularization criteria rated whether coronary interventions are appropriate in tables organized according to practice patterns.

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