Emergency Medicine

Home Emergency Medicine
A policy change to Massachusetts' shelter eligibility was tied to increased pediatric emergency department visits for homelessness and substantial health care costs

Change in Shelter Eligibility Policy Tied to More ED Visits

ED visits for homelessness at children's hospital increased 4.5 times after policy was enacted
A rare but devastating polio-like virus appears to have made itself at home in the United States

CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. Children

127 cases reported in 22 states so far this year with 62 confirmed as acute flaccid myelitis
Dietary supplements often include active pharmaceuticals

Active Pharmaceuticals ID’d in >700 Dietary Supplements

More than 20 percent of the 776 adulterated products contained more than one unapproved ingredient

American College of Gastroenterology, Oct. 5-10

The American College of Gastroenterology's 83rd Annual Scientific Meeting The annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology was held from Oct. 5...
Doing without medical care is much more common among low-income residents of states that have not expanded Medicaid than among low-income people in other states

Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care

Seventeen states have not expanded Medicaid, and expansion is an election issue in several states
Eye trauma as a secondary admission diagnosis is increasing

Eye Trauma Secondary to Falls in Older Adults Increasing

Incidence of eye trauma as secondary diagnosis increased from 14.5 to 19 per 100,000 population
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the ID CORE XT DNA-based test to help doctors verify blood compatibility before a transfusion.

FDA Approves New DNA-Based Test to Verify Blood Compatibility

Assay can be used to determine blood donor and patient non-ABO red blood cell types
Nine recent cases of a rare

Nine Cases of Polio-Like Illness Suspected in Children in Illinois

Five possible cases reported in Washington state; 14 confirmed cases reported in Colorado
A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved

Aetna-CVS Merger Approved

Under the approval, Aetna must sell off its private Medicare drug plans
Minority residents describe burdens associated with race/ethnicity

Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity

Residents describe daily barrage of microaggression, bias; being tasked as race/ethnicity ambassadors