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Anchor lead: Urgent care centers haven’t taken the heat off emergency departments, Elizabeth Tracey reports Urgent care centers were heralded as the answer to emergency department overcrowding and lengthy delays in treatment for those who went there, but a recent …

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This week’s topics include dementia and depression, complications of implanted defibrillators, the most common emergency surgeries, and treatment of insomnia. Program notes: 0:35 Treatment of insomnia 1:35 Medications only for short term 2:32 Has to be provided outside physician’s office …

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This week’s topics include chest pain in the ED, long term effects of lithium, steroids and sciatica, and new asthma treatment. Program notes: 0:50  Asthma management 1:50 Modified DNA enzymes 2:31 Lithium and kidney, thyroid and parathyroid 3:31 Increased risk …

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This week’s topics include Fusobacterium pharyngitis, steroids in pneumonia, electric fans and overheating, and varenicline for smoking cessation in reluctant patients. Program notes: 0:34 Reluctant smokers 1:35 Year long large study 2:32 Vast majority of people did well 3:28 Electric …

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