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Few families call nurse triage before visiting the Emergency Department

Parents are urged to take advantage of the free Nurse on Call service to get advice when their children are mildly ill. ...

Police Officers Face Risk of Traffic Injuries Under Many Conditions, Including When Cars Are Stopped

Police officers face an elevated risk of being injured in a collision when they are sitting in a stationary car as compared ...

Turbocharging medical translation

Jeff Karp’s diverse multidisciplinary team brings novel solutions to a wide array of health challenges. ... Full story

Lowering sugar-sweetened beverage intake by children linked to more favorable HDL-C changes

Potential health benefits identified for children of reducing SSB intake over 12 months ... Full story

Length of Stay in Emergency Department Makes No Real Difference in Trauma Patient Mortality, SLU Study Finds

ST. LOUIS -- The amount of time a trauma patient stays in the emergency department (ED) makes no real difference in the patient's mortality, researchers at Saint Louis University found in a recent study. ... Full story

Study finds only 44% of people in England capable of getting to work by walking or cycling

Most people in England could not get work without motorised modes of transport, according to new research by the University of Leeds. ... Full story

Manipulation of food structure could lead the way to a healthier diet

A new study led by scientists at King’s College London shows that preserving the natural structure of dietary fibre during food production can help to slow the rise in blood sugar levels after a meal. ... Full story

Meningitis B vaccination programme gets under way

A new vaccine which helps prevent meningitis B is being offered to babies from today [1 September] as part of the routine childhood vaccination programme. ... Full story

Use of Observation Stays Over Hospital Admissions Drives Up Costs for One in Four Medicare Patients, Penn Study Finds

Increasing Use of Observation Stays May Lead to Financial Liability for Medicare Patients ... Full story

Medicare ACOs continue to improve quality of care, generate shared savings

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued 2014 quality and financial performance results showing that more Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to generate financial savings while improving the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries by fostering greater collaboration between doctors, hospitals, and health care providers. ... Full story

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