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Most Hospitalizations Among Seniors Due To Four Drug Types
2011-11-26 05:39:35

Four types of drugs are responsible for the majority of hospitalizations of older Americans each year, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study has discovered. Among U.S. residents aged 65 and older, there are a total of 100,000 drug-related emergency hospitalizations each year, and two-thirds of them result from the blood thinner warfarin, insulin, oral anti-platelets such as aspirin, and oral diabetes drugs, lead researcher and CDC Medication Safety Program Director...

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2009-08-11 05:55:00

CDC researchers report that medication overdoses send one in every 180 US 2-year-olds to the emergency department annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says these overdoses are responsible for more than two-thirds of all childhood poisonings. Many times this happens when children find medicine and take it without adult supervision. Dr. Daniel S. Budnitz, who directs the Medication Safety Program at the CDC's Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion, led the study. He...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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