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1. MDs, RNs Tackle In-Flight Health Crises. The most common medical emergencies during air travel included syncope, respiratory difficulties, and GI symptoms; clinicians played an important role in their care.
2. High-Dose NSAIDs Hike Risk of Heart Attack. High doses of some commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increased the risk of major vascular events by about a third.
3. Immigrants Give More to Medicare than They Get. Immigrants to the U.S. helped to buoy the Medicare hospital trust fund — predicted to be bankrupt by 2024 — by contributing $115.2 billion more to the program than they received from it from 2002 to 2009.