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How physicians use VR to train for emergency care

Recreating the sights and sounds of a trauma bay is a challenge for doctors in training. Without witnessing it firsthand, residents may have trouble fully understanding what treating a trauma patient can entail. Some schools are turning to virtual reality technology...

source: By Chelsea Adams
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A new alternative for the EpiPen has recently been approved by the FDA. The emergency allergy medicine, which has made Mylan dominate the market, now has a cheaper competitor. The Food and Drug Administration approved Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp.'s product, which is anticipated...

source: Counsel & Heal

Hospitalizations and emergency room visits for opioid-related issues have skyrocketed over the past decade, including in Oregon, a new report shows. Nationwide, the rate of hospitalization for opioid dependence, abuse and overdose rose more than 60 percent between 2005 and...

source: The Oregonian

A vaccine jab that prevents heart attacks could be imminent after promising early research shows how the immune system can be directed to lower cholesterol. Patients have already been enrolled into a phase one trial to see if the approach,...

source: The Guardian

Acting like miniature trees that soak up sunlight and release oxygen, photosynthetic bacteria injected into the heart may lighten the damage from heart attacks, a new study in rats suggests. When researchers injected the bacteria into...

source: Science News

The world's largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients. The study found acupuncture was as effective as pain medicine in providing long-term...

source: RMIT University via ScienceDaily

The study's lead author, Sayeh Nikpay assistant professor of health policy at Vanderbilt University, said the impact of Medicaid expansion varied greatly depending on the state. For instance, Kentucky, where most childless adults were...

source: Healthcare Dive

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