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Dec 17, 2014, 11:33 ET

Rx Drugs, "Bath Salts," Fake Pot and Laundry Pods Lead Millions to Call Poison Centers

 National Poison Control Center data from 2012 show that poisonings from prescription drugs are the leading cause of injury death in the United...

Dec 10, 2014, 14:43 ET
(L to R): Dr. John Agar, Immediate Past President, American College of Prosthodontists (ACP); Dr. Robert Gottlander, VP of Global Prosthetic Solutions, Henry Schein, Inc. and Honorary Member of ACP; Dr. Frank Tuminelli, ACP President

Henry Schein Vice President Dr. Robert Gottlander Becomes Lifetime Honorary Member of the American College of Prosthodontists

Robert Gottlander, DDS, has become a lifetime honorary member of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). He was recognized during the 44th...

Dec 08, 2014, 14:36 ET

La desconfianza a la Policía es la Máxima Razón por la cual los Latinos No Llaman al 9-1-1 por paro Cardíaco

El miedo a la policía, las barreras lingüísticas, la falta de conocimiento de los síntomas de paro cardíaco y las...

Dec 08, 2014, 00:01 ET
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Urgent Care or ER for Holiday Injuries? New Poll Says Some Patients Get It Wrong

 With the holidays approaching — along with increases in decorating injuries, falls from ladders and illnesses related to rich food...

Dec 04, 2014, 09:56 ET

Distrust of Police Is Top Reason Latinos Don't Call 9-1-1 for Cardiac Arrest

 Fear of police, language barriers, lack of knowledge of cardiac arrest symptoms and financial concerns prevent Latinos – particularly...

Dec 03, 2014, 09:00 ET

Stress Fractures and Other Foot Injuries Increase in Winter Weather

 As temperatures dip across the United States, the prospect of a long winter and slippery conditions is at the forefront of everyone's mind....

Dec 03, 2014, 09:00 ET

Crash Course Needed: Four out of Five Americans Fail When Quizzed on How to Make their Nest Eggs Last

 Just 20% of retirement-age Americans can pass a basic quiz on how to make their nest eggs last throughout retirement.  In fact, a large...

Dec 03, 2014, 06:00 ET

Community Colleges Vital To Building Resilient Communities

 Technical and community colleges are the key education partner for communities seeking to build cleaner, safer, healthier and economically...

Nov 25, 2014, 10:14 ET

One in Four Americans Have Diabetes and Don't Know It

Diabetes is a growing problem in the United States and it is currently the 7th leading cause of death in the country. Alarmingly, a significant...

Nov 20, 2014, 10:42 ET
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ER Visits at Record High, 96 Percent Needed Medical Care within 2 Hours

The nation's emergency departments saw more than 136 million patient visits in 2011, the highest number ever recorded, compared with 129.8 million...

Nov 14, 2014, 08:00 ET

ACMG Releases Member Survey Results on Secondary Findings and Reinforces Earlier Recommendations in New Policy Statement on Secondary Findings

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has just released two documents "online ahead of print" in its peer-reviewed...

Nov 12, 2014, 10:30 ET

American College of Cardiology Joins with 1776 to Identify, Support Innovative Health Startups

 The American College of Cardiology is partnering with 1776, the global incubator and investment fund, as an association partner in addition to...

Nov 10, 2014, 17:47 ET

ACR: Medicare Lung Cancer Screening Coverage A Lifesaver for Seniors

 New Medicare computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening coverage provides high-risk seniors with access to care that can save more lives...

Nov 06, 2014, 18:28 ET
Idina Menzel headlines the entertainment at the American Indian College Fund 25th Anniversary New York City Gala and invites up the young American Indian College Fund supporters in the audience to help her sing her hit singles on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at Pier Sixty in New York City. Credit: American Indian College Fund

American Indian College Fund Raises More Than $1 Million At 25th Anniversary Gala in New York City

The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) kicked off its 25th anniversary celebration and fundraising efforts with a black-tie gala that...

Nov 05, 2014, 14:52 ET
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GIQuIC Colonoscopy Quality Registry Surpasses 1 Million Colonoscopy Cases

The GI Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd. (GIQuIC), a joint initiative of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for...

Nov 05, 2014, 10:09 ET

NFP Life Joins The American College's Cary M. Maguire Center For Ethics As Corporate-Level Member

 The American College of Financial Services, the nation's only non-profit, accredited college devoted to financial services, announced today...

Nov 05, 2014, 10:00 ET

Public Universities & Veterinary Medical Colleges Groups Announce Creation of Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture

 The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) today...

Nov 03, 2014, 10:54 ET

Medicare CT Screening Coverage Can Make This the Most Effective Lung Cancer Awareness Month Ever

Lung Cancer Awareness Month this year is different and may be the most significant in history. By Nov. 10, Medicare must rule on coverage for...

Oct 30, 2014, 15:53 ET

Final Gainful Employment Regulations Fail Students, Institutions And The Public

 The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) believes that the U.S. Department of Education's final gainful employment (GE)...

Oct 30, 2014, 14:15 ET

Surgeons Employ Two New Computer Imaging Approaches to Accurately Measure Breast Tumors and Chronic Wounds

 Surgeons are tweaking existing computer technologies to enhance their visualization of cancerous tumors and persistent wounds according to two...