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Adopting Pediatric Readiness Standards Improves Survival

Emergency departments (EDs) that have the highest levels of coordination of health care, personnel, procedures and medical equipment needed to care for ill and injured children have far higher rates of survival than hospitals with low readiness, according to an NIH-funded study.

Study Finds Higher Risk of Heart Failure in Rural Areas

Adults living in rural areas of the U.S. have a 19% higher risk of developing heart failure compared to their urban counterparts, and Black men living in rural areas have an especially higher risk–34%, according to a large NIH-supported observational study.

Adolescent Substance Use Holds Steady in 2022

The percentage of adolescents reporting substance use in 2022 largely held steady after declining significantly in 2021, according to the latest results from Monitoring the Future, a survey of substance use behaviors and related attitudes among eighth, 10th and 12th graders nationwide.

Covid Vaccine for Children After MIS-C Appears Safe

A study of children and adolescents who received a Covid-19 vaccination following multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) found that there were no reports of serious complications, including myocarditis or MIS-C reoccurrence.

Wireless Smart Bandage Improves Wound Healing in Mice

After injury, the skin has the amazing ability to regenerate. But wounds can get infected and some diseases impair its ability to heal. Nonhealing wounds can lead to pain, loss of function and more serious complications.

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