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Feb 24, 2015, 09:14 ET
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Emergency Physicians Call for Action to Prevent Firearms Injuries

 Leaders from eight professional health organizations, including the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the American...

Feb 19, 2015, 09:00 ET

Foot Care During Childhood Requires Specialized Consideration, Approach

 The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) calls for a renewed effort in diagnosing and treating pediatric foot conditions....

Feb 19, 2015, 09:00 ET

Advances in Bunion Surgery Lead to Faster, Less Painful Recovery

More than one in five adult Americans currently suffer from bunions, and upwards of two-thirds will develop a bunion in their lifetime. For those...

Feb 18, 2015, 09:00 ET

For Diabetics, Treatment with Stem Cells May Avert Amputation

 According to data presented at the 73rd Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), advances in...

Feb 10, 2015, 16:05 ET
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Congressional Leaders Focus on Improving Patient Care and Reducing Costs through Federal Medical Liability Reform

 Medical liability reform for physicians who practice in emergency departments is essential to improving the delivery of patient care, saving...

Feb 05, 2015, 20:30 ET

Expanded Carrier Screening in Reproductive Medicine: New Joint Statement is Released in ACOG's Obstetrics & Gynecology

 Carrier screening for inherited genetic disorders is an important part of preconception and prenatal care for the nearly 4 million women who...

Feb 05, 2015, 18:03 ET

Medicare CT Lung Cancer Screening Coverage A Victory for Patients

Medicare's final decision to cover  computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening gives seniors at high-risk for the disease access to care...

Feb 05, 2015, 09:07 ET
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Emergency Rooms Prepared For Measles Outbreak

The nation is dealing with the worst measles outbreak in more than a decade.  Once again — and reminiscent of the recent Ebola crisis...

Jan 26, 2015, 12:55 ET
American College of Cardiology names Kevin Fitzpatrick Chief Innovation Officer.

Kevin Fitzpatrick Named Chief Innovation Officer of the American College of Cardiology

Kevin Fitzpatrick has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of the American College of Cardiology, a move that signals...

Jan 21, 2015, 09:00 ET

For Diabetics, Dangerous Foot Trauma Can Be Avoided with Proper Care

 For nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes, there is a debilitating and often preventable foot condition that is underdiagnosed and...

Jan 15, 2015, 10:00 ET

The American College of Corporate Directors to confer 34 Professional Director Certifications

 The Professional Director Certification, the "Gold Standard," original, most recognized and respected, and most challenging public company...

Jan 09, 2015, 00:01 ET

AACC Applauds President Obama's America's College Promise Proposal

 The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) enthusiastically welcomes President Obama's bold proposal to eliminate tuition for...

Jan 07, 2015, 12:20 ET

American College of Surgeons Launches Initiative to Attract the Next Generation of Surgeons and Continue Its Legacy of Excellence

Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at stimulating more young surgeons (defined as under...

Dec 23, 2014, 09:51 ET
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New State Nursing Sedation Rule Promotes Patient Safety and Complies with National Guidelines

A recent rule change adopted by the state Board of Nursing outlines how nurses, under the direct supervision of physicians, are to administer...

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...