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Federal Government Approves to Develop Imaging Guidelines

In an effort to reduce unnecessary testing, procedures and related spending, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have named Penn Medicine and two other organizations among a select few healthcare organizations in the country designated as a "qualified provider-led entity" (QPLE)

Lifesaving Techniques To Save Choking During Emergency Case

Researchers found a technique, a well-known technique has resurfaced a decades-old debate about whether to slap or squeeze. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) found herself in a dangerous situation last month when she started choking during a Democratic members' luncheon. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) swooped in, grabbed her around the middle and squeezed her, performing the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the food.

Bats harbor VP35 NIRV From An Ancient Ebola-like Virus

Some 18 million years ago, an ancestor of mouse-eared bats 'stole' genetic material from an ancient virus related to Ebola. The swiped genetic sequence — a gene called VP35 — has remained largely intact in the bats despite the passage of time, a new study finds. The research also sheds light on the gene's possible function in bats, suggesting that it may play a role in regulating the immune system's response to threats.

Tanning Products Able To Reduce Risk Of Skin Cancer

Many advertisements, articles, and reports make bold statements regarding sunless tanning products sprays, ointments, creams, foams, or lotions that promise tan skin without the increased risk of skin cancer that goes along with outdoor sunbathing or indoor tanning. 

Few studies have investigated this topic and Health, to question whether he should recommend sunless tanners to his patients. In the study "Characteristics and Skin Cancer Risk Behaviors of Adult Sunless Tanners in the United States." The study was published in JAMA Dermatology.