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Dr. Gilles Montalescot
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Dr. Mikkael Sekeres
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Postexposure prophylaxis may prevent Ebola disease development
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Timely epinephrine for pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest
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MARY ANN MOON
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Barbara Feder Ostrov, KAISER HEALTH NEWS
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Richard Lappin, MD, PhD, Associate Editor, First EDition
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Rama B. Rao, MD; Lewis S. Nelson, MD
After experiencing a fall, a 53-year-old woman with a history of intravenous drug use was referred by her methadone clinic for evaluation.... More »
 

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Benjamin Lefkove, MD; Patrick G. Meloy, MD
The authors present a previously unseen case of an intussuscepted Foley catheter in a 69-year-old man with a history of squamous cell carcinoma of the distal esophagus.... More »
 

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Richard Lappin, MD, PhD, Associate Editor, First EDition
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GREGORY TWACHTMAN
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it completed its final Medicare fee-for-service end-to-end testing of ICD-10 with positive results. “This final end-to-end testing [that occurred July 20-24] demonstrated that CMS systems are re... More »
 

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GREGORY TWACHTMAN
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ALICIA GALLEGOS
In a novel decision, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled that the 60-day clock to return overpayments to the government begins ticking when a health provider receives notice a potential overpayment exists, not when... More »