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Even Brief EMS Delay Can Cost Lives After Car Crash

Even Brief EMS Delay Can Cost Lives After Car Crash

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — How fast emergency medical help arrives at the scene of a car crash plays a significant role in patient survival, a new study finds. Reviewing U.S. collisions between 2013 and 2015, researchers blamed 14 percent of fatalities in cities […]

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MS Drug Costs Skyrocket After Medicare Rule Change: Study

MS Drug Costs Skyrocket After Medicare Rule Change: Study

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medicare rule changes could trigger a spike in out-of-pocket drug costs for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Due to rules that restrict access and require patients to cover more of the cost, those without low-income subsidies can expect to spend almost $6,900 a year out […]

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New Antibiotic Treats Pneumonia, Skin Infections

New Antibiotic Treats Pneumonia, Skin Infections

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An updated version of an old antibiotic works well against pneumonia and serious skin infections — giving doctors a new option for some common ills, researchers say. In two trials, researchers found that the drug — called omadacycline — worked […]

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Patient Tested for Ebola at Philadelphia Hospital

Patient Tested for Ebola at Philadelphia Hospital

Preliminary results from a patient being tested for Ebola suggest that the patient has another condition, say officials at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Latest Infectious Disease News “Proper protocols and precautions will remain in place to ensure the safety of all of our patients and staff,” Dr. PJ Brennan, Penn […]

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Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar) Symptoms, Levels, Diet and Causes

Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar) Symptoms, Levels, Diet and Causes

Source: Getty Images What should you know about high blood sugar (hyperglycemia)? The medical definition of hyperglycemia or high blood sugar, is an abnormally high blood level in the blood. Hyperglycemia is a hallmark sign of diabetes (both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes) and prediabetes, and diabetes is the most common cause of […]

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Cablivi Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder

Cablivi Approved for Rare Clotting Disorder

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cablivi (caplacizumab-yhdp) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP), a rare and deadly disorder that causes blood clotting. Latest Chronic Pain News “Patients with aTTP endure hours of treatment with daily plasma exchange, which requires […]