Sending a patient to an intensive care unit after a heart attack, or a flare-up of heart failure or COPD, may sound like the best option. But it’s not always the case.
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Why do so many people, especially young adults, seek emergency care for mundane eye complaints? Researchers highlight the trend — and better options.
Opioids, tranquilizers, antidepressants and antipsychotics affect the central nervous system, and combining them can put older people at risk. But new data show concerning prescribing trends.
Already-available data can improve patient care — just one of the many innovative traumatic brain injury research ideas that the Feb. 17 Massey TBI Grand Challenge aims to fund.
Obesity is a chronic disease with proven treatments. But insurance and other issues block access to some such therapies, bariatric surgeons say.
New reports recommend Medicare consider patients’ education level, income, marital status and other health-affecting circumstances when paying or grading health care providers.