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CMS releases new quality of care data on physicians, ACOs, hospitals

December 19, 2014

CMS released new data on the quality of care provided by physician group practices, hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations, according to the CMS Blog.

Included in the release is information on the quality and safety of care provided at a hospital or physician practice in an effort to inform and empower consumers when deciding where to receive the best care. Performance evaluations additionally encourage health care providers to increase health care quality levels.

CDC, FDA: Multistate listeriosis outbreak linked to caramel apples

December 19, 2014
The CDC and FDA announced an ongoing investigation of an outbreak of listeria infections associated with commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples.As of Dec. 18…

Majority of US high school students get insufficient sleep

December 19, 2014
Less than 10% of US high school students reportedly obtain at least 9 hours of sleep nightly, according to data in Preventing Chronic Disease, suggesting the majority…

Misplaced fear

December 18, 2014
When it comes to Ebola, the public is demonstrating its fear and paranoia with measures ranging from buying personal hazmat suits to excluding children from schools who…
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CDC's 10 most important public health challenges of 2014

December 18, 2014
In a year that has been fraught with public health crises, the CDC has had more than its share of important work to do. While 2014’s Ebola epidemic dominated…
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Eyelid Basal Cell Carcinoma in a Healthy Child

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, December 12, 2014
Basal cell carcinoma is rare in children and usually is associated with genetic or immune predisposing factors. A…
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Allergy and Immunology

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

When is a cough more than just a cough? This is the challenge that faces every pediatric provider when confronted with…
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RIVUR: Antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with reduced risk for recurrence, comparable renal scarring

RIVUR: Antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with reduced risk for recurrence, comparable renal scarring

December 4, 2014
NEW YORK — Sarah Long, MD, section chief of Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children…
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