Top stories in health and medicine, January 16, 2013

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1. Groups Want Delay in Meaningful Use Rules. Some leading medical groups have called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to delay implementation of Stage 3 of meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), saying providers are still trying to implement Stages 1 and 2.

2. Migraines Hike Women’s Risk for Heart Problems. Women who have migraines with aura may be at higher risk for major cardiovascular events and thrombosis.

3. Airway Devices May Not Help in Cardiac Arrest. Advanced airway management — endotracheal intubation or the use of supraglottic airway devices — may not be beneficial to emergency medical services personnel when trying to resuscitate patients who’ve had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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