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Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children aged 1 to 4 years

AAP Provides Safety Precautions to Prevent Drowning

Drowning is leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children aged 1 to 4 years
The number of confirmed cases of a parasite-caused illness linked to McDonald's Fresh Express Salad Mix is now 436 in 15 states

CDC: More Than 400 Sickened by McDonald’s Salads

Multistate outbreak of Cyclosporiasis linked to McDonald's Fresh Express Salad Mix
For older patients undergoing hip fracture repair

Sedation Level Doesn’t Impact Delirium Risk After Hip Fx Repair

In subgroup analysis, heavier versus lighter sedation doubled risk of delirium in low comorbid states
Eye examination is helpful for detecting abnormalities that could indicate abuse in children

Eye Examination Can Help Detect Abuse in Children

Physicians have a responsibility to consider abuse in the differential diagnosis of pediatric eye trauma
The rate of naloxone administrations by emergency medical services providers increased 75 percent from 2012 to 2016

CDC: EMS Administration of Naloxone Up From 2012 to 2016

Monitoring non-fatal overdose events from EMS data may aid in developing emergency response
The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted a policy on augmented intelligence

AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence

Will promote development of high-quality AI that is transparent, aims to address bias, safeguards privacy
A growing partnership between the Military Health System and permanent civilian trauma institutions is being fostered

Military-Civilian Trauma System Partnership Developed

Partnership being fostered that will allow surgeons to retain skills between periods of conflict
The American College of Surgeons hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the successes and challenges of combat casualty care in Iraq and Afghanistan by the U.S. military

ACS Briefing Discusses Use of Lessons From Combat Care

Techniques from the battlefield have been used to save civilian lives, including tourniquet to stop bleeds
Among adolescent soccer players in the United Kingdom

Teen Sudden Cardiac Death Causes Often Not ID’d on Screens

Most sudden cardiac deaths of teen soccer players due to cardiomyopathies not identified on screening
Sexual minority women and men are more likely to be unemployed and uninsured and have worse health-related quality of life than heterosexual individuals

Sexual Minorities Have Lower Health-Related Quality of Life

Sexual orientation-linked HRQL disparities not attenuated after controlling for job status, insurance