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Is overprescribing really to blame for antibiotic resistance?

The World Health Organization recently released a report regarding antimicrobial resistance and how it's being found in every part of the world. According to the WHO, the cause of this resistance is overuse and abuse of antibiotic medications,...

source: By Lauren Swan
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To avoid liver damage, Roberta Solar, a 71-year-old cancer patient, has to take a medicine called ursodiol, perhaps for the rest of her life. Next year her annual out-of-pocket costs for the drug will jump from $93 to $1,878...

source: Los Angeles Times

Doctors say schoolchildren are beginning to show up at clinics and hospitals with the telltale signs of influenza – cough, fever, body aches. “The virus is starting to percolate through the schools,” said Randy Bergen, a pediatric infectious disease specialist...

source: The Fresno Bee

With only hours left before picket lines formed in front of Sharp hospitals countywide, the union representing about 4,800 of the health system’s registered nurses canceled its walkout notice Sunday evening. John Cihomsky, Sharp’s vice president of public affairs,...

source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

California grabbed the first opportunity to expand Medicaid and ran with it, helping cut the number of uninsured people in half in a few short years. Thanks in part to billions of dollars in federal funding, a third of California’s...

source: California Healthline

A new article by Wanda Phipatanakul, M.D., M.S., of Boston's Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, and coauthors examined that question in a study that included 284 students (ages 4 to 13) enrolled at 37 inner-city schools in the northeastern United States....

source: Medical Xpress

Technology has the power to link physicians and COPD patients to accelerate collection of valuable information and improve patient care. Smartphone applications are now available to empower COPD patients to better monitor and manage their condition, allowing a clinical care...

source: Modern Medicine


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