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Moderate Drinking Is A Risk Factor For Atrial Fibrillation (STUDY)

Alcohol use is common nowadays, and excessive usage among individuals continues to be high. Excessive drinking is a recognized atrial fibrillation risk factor, and now researchers have shown that mild and moderate consumption is a modifiable risk factor of significance for atrial fibrillation. They demonstrated that regular and moderate consumption of alcohol averaging 14 glasses… Read More »

Study sees limited risk in taking ondansetron during first trimester of pregnancy

Ondansetron (Zofran) is commonly and increasingly prescribed during pregnancy to relieve nausea. In 2014, an estimated 22 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used the drug at some point during their pregnancy. Despite its prevalence, data on the safety of the drug and any effects on the developing fetus have been limited, with small-scale… Read More »

Surgeons under stress make more mistakes in the operating room, study finds

During stressful moments in the operating room, surgeons make up to 66 percent more mistakes on patients, new findings from Columbia University show. And since clinical quality is increasingly tied to reimbursement under the value-based structure, such errors have the potential to eat into an institution’s brand reputation and bottom line. Using a technology that… Read More »