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FDA hopes calorie counts will help Americans consume fewer

FDA hopes calorie counts will help Americans consume fewer

Even if new federal rules requiring calorie counts on vending machines and restaurant menus do little to change the choices people make about food, health experts and advocates are optimistic that restaurants and manufacturers will change what they sell.

Civil unrest in Ferguson tests St. Louis area hospitals

November 25, 2014

Hospitals in the St. Louis area braced for another violent night Tuesday after at least 25 people were injured in riots triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.


Research

MHInsights-How Hospitalists Can Lead on Quality

MHInsights-How Hospitalists Can Lead on Quality

As pressure mounts on hospitals to improve quality and reduce costs, they have turned to medicine's fastest-growing physician specialty—hospital medicine—to improve clinical performance and operational efficiency.


Providers

Growing community-based doctors

Growing community-based doctors

Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.

Safety & Quality

Advanced EMS may not be best for cardiac-arrest patients

Patients in cardiac arrest may be better off riding to the hospital in an ambulance without advanced life support services. A new study finds that cardiac patients who received advanced care from paramedics had lower survival rates and worse clinical outcomes at substantially higher costs.

People

Geriatrics association chooses new CEO

Geriatrics association chooses new CEO

The American Geriatrics Society has chosen Nancy Lundebjerg as its next CEO. Lundebjerg, 55, has served as the organization's COO since 2008, and she's been with AGS since 1998.

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