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You Need to Talk to Your Patients About Money

— It might be difficult, but it's necessary

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MedPod Today: Anti-DEI Rep at Med Meeting; Private Equity Probe; Delayed Rankings

app reporters offer further insights into these recently covered topics

Apr 12, 2024
Justice Department Issues Final Rule to End the 'Gun Show Loophole'

"If you sell guns predominantly to earn a profit ... you must conduct background checks"

Apr 11, 2024
Opinion
A Few Phrases I Never Say to Patients

Preparing patients for pain is an art that's often botched

Apr 09, 2024
Senator Scrutinizes Physician Staffing Firms and Their Private Equity Owners

Homeland Security Committee Chair asks for information on physician staffing and patient safety

Apr 08, 2024
Opinion
A Few Phrases I Never Say to Patients

Preparing patients for pain is an art that's often botched

Senator Scrutinizes Physician Staffing Firms and Their Private Equity Owners

Homeland Security Committee Chair asks for information on physician staffing and patient safety

Emergency Medicine Case Studies

Mysterious Acute-Onset Neck Mass in a Young Man

Among many diagnostic options for a rare condition, be aware of potential pitfalls

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What Caused Boy in Rural Area to Develop High Fever and Hemoptysis?

Rural life has its hazards, as clinicians in China explain

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Recurrent Facial Swelling, Itching in a Young Woman

One year after symptom onset, a salivary gland excision identifies the cause

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Attacks on Emergency Room Workers Prompt Debate Over Tougher Penalties

Lawmakers search for ways to deter violence

Apr 07, 2024
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Despite Pushback, Anti-DEI Congressman to Speak at Medical Meeting

ACEP maintains it values "a diverse and representative emergency physician workforce"

Apr 05, 2024
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AI Sepsis Diagnostic Tool Gets FDA Authorization

EHR-embedded software algorithm uses biomarkers, clinical data

Apr 03, 2024
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Patient Stabs ED Worker; Campus Building Tied to Cancer; Your Gut and Heart Disease

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by app staff

Apr 03, 2024
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Flu Vaccine Uptake Tripled With Simple Promotion

Just asking ED patients whether they wanted a flu shot doubled uptake

Apr 02, 2024
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Extra Measures to Secure Kids' Peripheral IV Catheters Cuts Failures

Researchers also found lower healthcare costs

Apr 01, 2024
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Culprit Lesion PCI Before Diagnostic Angiography for Faster STEMI Reperfusion

Strategy for shorter needle-to-balloon time appeared safe in preliminary data

Mar 29, 2024
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Oral Corticosteroids Ease Preschoolers' Acute Wheeze

Benefit appeared limited to kids with prior wheeze or moderate-to-severe cases

Mar 28, 2024
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Diagnostic Adjuncts Could Reduce Overdiagnosis of Cellulitis

Thermal imaging and ALT-70 prediction score the "latest step in a quest for improved diagnosis"

Mar 27, 2024
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Texas Medical Board Doesn't Specify Abortion Ban Exceptions in Proposed Rules

Critics call for further clarification around medical exceptions of Texas abortion ban

Mar 25, 2024
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Opinion
Using an Interpreter Is Great, but It Also Needs to Be Documented

Here's yet another example of how automation can help us

Mar 25, 2024
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FDA Settles Ivermectin Case; When AI Makes a Medical Error; $97,000 Air Ambulance

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by app staff

Mar 25, 2024
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Medicare $$ Needed to Help State-Licensed Emergency Centers Survive, Lawmakers Told

"This model doesn't work" without it, says emergency center CEO

Mar 19, 2024
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Algorithm May Help Determine Oxygen Targets for Mechanically Ventilated Adults

If results are "true and generalizable, then the consequences are staggering," editorialist says

Mar 19, 2024
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