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Health experts see an increase in maternal mortality after roe deer

Note: Select mortality data not available due to reliability and confidentiality limitations; Data: CDC; Map: Jacque Schrag / Axios The six states with the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation quickly banned abortion following the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, fueling concerns about the birth of more babies in areas with poor health …

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The new technology may revitalize the bactericidal effects of conventional antibiotics in MDR E. coli infections

A research team led by Professor Kelvin Yeung Wai-kwok of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, School of Clinical Medicine, LKS School of Medicine, University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) has designed a non-invasive technology to revitalize the bactericidal effects of conventional antibiotics in multi-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli (E. coli)– associated deep tissue infections, such as …

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The first 5 Minutes ™ Health Equity Initiative is launched in Bexar County

Aiming to improve patient care, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) launches the First 5 Minutes ™, an empathic health care initiative, on June 18 in Bexar County, Texas. The First 5 Minutes ™ focuses on: Up to 24 Texas-based practicing physicians will participate in this in-person pilot training program at the University of …

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It is hot outside and this is bad news for children’s health

Heat waves are becoming hotter and more frequent due to rising rates of air pollution, putting children’s health at risk, a new wide-ranging report finds. A June 15 article in the New England Journal of Medicine examines current research to make a large inventory of how air pollution and climate change interact to adversely affect …

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How the tiny edible QR code technology could fight counterfeit medicines and even fake whiskey

Making sure the medicine you’re about to take is genuine may soon be just a quick scan of your smartphone. Researchers in the United States and South Korea have developed an edible code that they believe could play a key role in fighting the growing problem of counterfeit drugs. The details of this new technology, …

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Improving dental care by linking medical and dental records in health Information exchange

Dental professionals require access to each patient’s complete electronic health record, including laboratory test results and current prescriptions, so that they can provide the best possible care; treatments that are safe for the patient, promote preventive management and improve the outcomes of dental treatment. This unprecedented access would help all types of dental professionals, including …

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Gradual reduction in opioids associated with increased overdose and mental health crises extending up to 2 years

Does dose reduction for patients on stable opioid therapy involve long-term overdose and mental health risks? Researchers from the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research examined the potential long-term risks of tapering the opioid dose. They found that patients on stable but higher-dose opioid therapy who had doses reduced by at least 15% …

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The legislator hires insurance companies and takes his health personally

Scott Wiener made a startling revelation in a spring legislative committee hearing: “I was in the hospital. I experienced the most severe abdominal pain I could imagine.” The Democratic state senator recalled crawling up the stairs of his landlord’s apartment last July to make a ride to the hospital. The San Francisco lawmaker also revealed …

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Patients seek mental health care from their doctor but find health plans get in the way

When a longtime patient visited Dr. William Sawyer’s office after recovering from covid, the conversation quickly switched from coronavirus to anxiety and ADHD. Sawyer, who has run a family medicine practice in the Cincinnati area for more than three decades, said he spent 30 minutes asking questions about the patient’s exercise and sleep habits, advising …

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