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Aug 28, 2014, 14:57 ET

Big Toe Injuries Can Be More Problematic Than You Think

 Big toe, great toe, or the medical term "hallux"—whatever you call that first toe of yours, it's an important digit you don't want to...

Aug 26, 2014, 09:00 ET

The American College Announces Jocelyn Wright As New Director And Chair, State Farm® Center For Women & Financial Services

 The American College announced the appointment of Jocelyn D. Wright, MBA, CFP® as the new Director of its State Farm® Center for...

Aug 20, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Robert R. Johnson, Ph.D., CFA®, CAIA® To Lead The American College

The Board of Trustees of The American College of Financial Services today named Robert R. Johnson, Ph.D., CFA, CAIA, as president and chief...

Aug 18, 2014, 11:08 ET
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Quasi-Legal Drug Fifteen Times Stronger Than Heroin Hides in Plain Sight

Emergency physicians should expect "an upswing in what on the surface appear to be heroin overdoses," but are actually overdoses tied to acetyl...

Aug 15, 2014, 14:33 ET
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Psychiatric "Boarding" in Emergency Departments Ruled Unconstitutional in Washington State

In a potentially precedent-setting ruling, the Washington State Supreme Court determined last week that psychiatric boarding — the process by...

Aug 13, 2014, 04:11 ET
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Why Seniors Don't Eat: It's Complicated.

 More than half of older adults who visit emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, but not because of lack of...

Aug 12, 2014, 17:30 ET

What is the Future of Cancer Testing and How Will it Improve Patient Care, Reduce Costs?

 New science in molecular and genetic testing for breast, colon, and prostate cancer, as well as leukemia, will be among the special...

Aug 11, 2014, 10:05 ET
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Medicaid Patients Are Users not Abusers of the ER

 A new report from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) finds that Medicaid enrollees visit the emergency department...

Aug 05, 2014, 15:17 ET

Genetics in Medicine Journal Receives Record High Impact Factor of 6.435 for 2013

 The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) announced that the Thomson Reuters Impact Factor Journal Citation Reports has...

Aug 05, 2014, 11:23 ET
Mahul Amin, MD, FCAP, chair, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, is the lead author of the active surveillance white paper, The Critical Role of the Pathologist in Determining Eligibility for Active Surveillance as a Management Option in Patients with Prostate Cancer, published in Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. (PRNewsFoto/College of American Pathologists)

CAP Publishes Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. Active surveillance offers low-risk prostate cancer...

Aug 05, 2014, 11:07 ET
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American College of Gastroenterology Releases Evidence-Based Systematic Review on Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Today, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) published a new systematic review of evidence about the management of irritable bowel...

Aug 05, 2014, 06:00 ET

Idina Menzel to Perform at American Indian College Fund's 25th Anniversary Gala

 The American Indian College Fund has signed Tony-award winning Broadway powerhouse vocalist Idina Menzel to perform live at its 25th...

Aug 04, 2014, 16:22 ET
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ER Closures Increase Risk of Death at Surrounding ERs

 Patients who were admitted to hospitals in the vicinity of a hospital that had closed its emergency department had 5 percent greater...

Aug 04, 2014, 09:15 ET

The American College Announces The Inaugural Recipient Of The Soldier-Citizen Award Will Be Admiral Joe Prueher

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

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...