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CDC: Many Children With Heart Conditions Have Special Needs

CDC: Many Children With Heart Conditions Have Special Needs

One in 77 US children reportedly had heart conditions in 2016, with special needs in 60%.

Timing of Pushing Does Not Impact Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery

Rate of spontaneous vaginal delivery similar for immediate pushing or waiting for 60 minutes.

One-Third of Older Adults Die After Emergency Intubation

Twenty-four percent of adults aged 65 years who undergo intubation in ED are discharged home.

Opinion

Please stop filming me: Smartphones in the emergency department

A hospital policy to prevent video recording in the emergency department helps to prevent patients from recording clinicians without their permission.

The House's healthcare bill: Trumpcare or "Chumpcare"?

Public opinion polls support the views of professional organizations, with 60% of Americans opposing the new American Health Care Act, 31% supporting it, and 9% undecided.

Tips for adjusting to the night shift

Working through the night and sleeping during the day can be a difficult adjustment.

Clinical Features

A Zebra in the Emergency Department

A Zebra in the Emergency Department

Many cases of vaginal foreign body are unusual and often difficult to detect.

Should Clinicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Clinicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.

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