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  • Accuracy of ICU Predictions Often VariesClinicians should tell families that patients in ICU may be in a prognostic 'gray zone,' one expert warned in an editorial.
  • Meditation Not All Sweetness and LightIndividuals who practice meditation may have unexpected, challenging, distressing, and even functionally impairing experiences, new research shows.

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  • Is Medicaid Only for Those Who 'Deserve' It?   Congress seems to have a 19th-century attitude about who deserves healthcare, says Art Caplan.
  • Malpractice Dangers in the Patient Handoff Costly malpractice suits occur and patient safety may be compromised when patients are handed off from one physician's care to another. How can you prevent this from happening?

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  • Case: Age 34, Pain, Red 'Knots' on Leg? A 34-year-old woman presents with painful, red 'knots' on her right leg that appear to trace along her veins; it started 3-4 days ago. She denies any trauma. What's the diagnosis?
  • Acute Otitis Media A study indicates that since the introduction of pneumococcal vaccination, hospital admissions for pediatric AOM/complications of AOM in the United States have decreased in prevalence.

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