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Minimal training saves lives with airway mask

Virtually anyone has the skills to safely insert a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) to keep a patient's airway open during resuscitation, and medical expertise isn't required - perhaps just a familiarity with ER, House or Grey's ...

dateSep 22, 2009 in Other
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50 million new patients? More primary docs a must

(AP) -- When Dr. Robert Flaherty launched a private practice in 2001, he soon found himself cramming in as many patients as possible to make ends meet, leaving little time to discuss with them the steps they could take to ...

dateSep 13, 2009 in Health
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Will safety net hospitals survive health reform?

(AP) -- Janie Johnson has no health insurance, so when she cut her toe while giving herself a pedicure, she limped to the emergency room at one of Chicago's safety net hospitals and waited her turn.

dateSep 08, 2009 in Health
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