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Four Drugs Cause Most Hospitalizations in Older Adults


Image via CrunchBase Via: New York Times – November 23, 2011, 5:00 PM Four Drugs Cause Most Hospitalizations in Older Adults By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Tony Cenicola/The New York TimesSome medications may cause dangerous reactions. Blood thinners and diabetes drugs cause most emergency … Continue reading

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Pediatric deaths due to varicella are becoming a thing of the past


                       Image via Wikipedia Source: MD Consult ST LOUIS (MD Consult) – With implementation of the varicella vaccination program in the United States, deaths due to the disease among children and adolescents have virtually ceased, finds a study reported in … Continue reading

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Image via Wikipedia H1N1 less lethal than feared: U.K. study Last Updated: Thursday, December 10, 2009 | 3:34 PM ET Comments285Recommend89 CBC News Medical advances such as ventilators and intensive care were not available during previous pandemics. (CBC)The strain of … Continue reading

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