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Jul 24, 2014, 09:49 ET
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Prevent Tipping Furniture From Injuring or Killing Young Children

The nation's emergency physicians handle tragic situations too often, but few things are more upsetting than the sudden death of a child —...

Jul 23, 2014, 12:54 ET

American Indian College Fund and United Health Foundation Award $100,000 in Scholarships to American Indian Students Pursuing Health Careers

The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) announced that $100,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 18 academically excellent students...

Jul 23, 2014, 09:25 ET
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Ketamine Can Be A Wonder Drug for ER Patients And Their Physicians

 For critically ill patients arriving at the emergency department, the drug ketamine can safely provide analgesia, sedation and amnesia for...

Jul 21, 2014, 09:00 ET

MetLife Premier Client Group Chooses The American College's FSCP® Program For Product And Skills Training

The American College of Financial Services announced today that the MetLife Premier Client Group has selected the Financial Services Certified...

Jul 15, 2014, 10:45 ET

Community Colleges To Advance Innovative STEM Programs Through MentorLinks

 Ten community colleges have been selected as the latest cohort to participate in an initiative that advances STEM (science, technology,...

Jul 15, 2014, 00:05 ET

Community Colleges are Committed to Access, Success for All Students

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), on behalf of more than 1,100 community colleges, commends the recent report by the...

Jul 14, 2014, 09:00 ET

Real World Advice Serving America's Diverse Financial Planning Needs: The American College Introduces Redesigned Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) Designation

Americans' financial planning needs are more complex and dynamic than ever before, creating new demand for financial advisors who can serve clients...

Jul 11, 2014, 09:02 ET
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Text Message Medicine: Texts from the ER Can Reduce Binge Drinking

Young adults who screened positive for a history of hazardous or binge drinking reduced their binge drinking by more than 50 percent after...

Jul 09, 2014, 09:00 ET

New Clinical Informatics Curriculum Prepares Future Pathologists

The widespread adoption of the electronic health record (EHR), spurred in large part by meaningful use and related federal programs, is changing...

Jul 08, 2014, 11:20 ET
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Emergency Physicians Save More than Lives

 "We are all a heartbeat away from needing emergency care" is one of key messages of the Saving Millions campaign of the American College of...

Jul 07, 2014, 12:29 ET
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Of Non-Marijuana Drug Users in the ER, Nearly All Are Problem Drug Users

Of emergency patients who reported any drug other than marijuana as their primary drug of use, 90.7 percent met the criteria for problematic drug...

Jul 07, 2014, 09:45 ET
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Nearly 12 Million Kids Visit the ER Each Year For Injuries

Fun outdoors this summer can turn downright dangerous and result in a trip to the emergency department for kids and parents who are not...

Jul 02, 2014, 04:11 ET

One in Six Adolescents in the ER Has Experienced Dating Violence

Of adolescents visiting the emergency department for any reason, one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past...

Jun 30, 2014, 16:51 ET

American College of Surgeons and Iowa Health Care Leaders Unite to Focus on Improving the Quality of Surgical Care in Rural Communities

On Friday, June 27, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Iowa, featuring a panel of health care...

Jun 27, 2014, 09:24 ET
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Homeless Alcoholics Typically Began Drinking as Children

A phenomenological study offers detailed insights into homeless, alcohol-dependent patients often stigmatized by the public and policymakers as...

Jun 26, 2014, 12:17 ET

Cosmetic Foot Surgery: Fashion's Pandora's Box?

Getting excited over a snazzy pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos is one thing—having your feet surgically altered to wear them is another. As...

Jun 24, 2014, 09:11 ET
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Many ER Patients Test Positive for HIV While in Most Infectious Stage

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening for emergency patients at an institution with a large number of ethnic minority, underinsured and...

Jun 19, 2014, 11:43 ET

James Bartley, MD, PhD; FACMG, Evan Jones, MBA; Matthew Rabinowitz, PhD; and David A.H. Whiteman, MD Elected to ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Board of Directors

The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine (www.acmgfoundation.org) recently announced that four new directors have been elected to join...

Jun 19, 2014, 07:16 ET

American College of Cardiology Partners with Bronx Community on Health Equities

As national health data and government research indicate a widening gap in health disparities between the underserved population and the general...

Jun 17, 2014, 08:00 ET
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New Guidelines Warn of Liver Dangers from Herbal Supplements, OTC and RX Drugs

New clinical guidelines on the diagnosis and management of idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (DILI) appear in the July issue of The American...

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