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Physicians call for universal, single-payer health care system

May 25, 2016

In an editorial published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers outlined a proposal to overhaul the nation’s current health care system and replace it with a government-backed, single-payer structure that provides coverage for everyone.

“Our nation is at a crossroads,” Adam Gaffney, MD, lead author of the study and fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, said in a press release. “Despite the passage of the Affordable Care Act 6 years ago, 30 million Americans remain uninsured, an even greater are underinsured, financial barriers to care like copays and deductibles are rising, bureaucracy is growing, provider networks are narrowing, and medical costs are continuing to climb.”

In the Journals

Concussion linked to greater academic dysfunction than extremity injury in students

May 25, 2016
Recent findings published in the American Journal of Public Health showed that students experienced greater academic dysfunction 1 week after concussion compared with…
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Ships’ fuel oil exhaust may impact lungs of children in California

May 25, 2016
Nickel and vanadium found in burning fuel oil from ships off the Southern California coast might damage the developing lungs of children, according to findings presented…
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Infant rotavirus vaccination program reduces hospitalizations by 70%

May 25, 2016
Implementation of a rotavirus vaccination program in Ontario resulted in significant decreases in hospitalizations and ED utilization, according to results published in…
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FDA approves Flucelvax Quadrivalent

May 24, 2016
The FDA recently approved Flucelvax Quadrivalent — the first seasonal influenza vaccine to be cell-derived and to protect against the four major strains of…
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Comparative Cinical Outcomes of Pediatric Patients Presenting With Eyelid Nodules of Idiopathic Facial Aseptic Granuloma, Hordeola, and Chalazia

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, May 17, 2016
To present the clinical features of the eyelid nodules observed in a newly determined dermatologic disorder, idiopathic…
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CME

Menstruation: September 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Menstruation is still considered a key developmental milestone, signaling not only passage into young adulthood but…
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Asthma-related Twitter posts could aid hospital preparation for emergency asthma visits

May 3, 2016
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