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Hearing Aids Linked to Stronger Scores on Mini-Mental Exam
Ability to stay engaged in conversation could help ward off dementia, study suggests
Friday, April 29, 2016

Costs for Orally Administered Cancer Drugs Up Since 2000
Gleevec shows one of the largest price increases
Friday, April 29, 2016

Generic Crestor Approved by FDA
First generic version of Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium)
Friday, April 29, 2016

First Zika-Related Death in Puerto Rico Reported
Result of severe thrombocytopenia caused by infection with the virus
Friday, April 29, 2016

Yoga Tied to Small Improvements in QoL, Symptoms in Asthma
Moderate-quality evidence for small improvements in quality of life and symptoms
Friday, April 29, 2016

Picture-Guided Cards Can Help Chaplains Provide Spiritual Care
Intervention may reduce anxiety in mechanically ventilated adults in intensive care
Friday, April 29, 2016

Acute Diverticulitis No Worse in Younger Patients
They have more severe CT presentation and readmissions but not worse disease course
Friday, April 29, 2016

New Six-Item Scale Predicts Sleep Apnea in Children
Addition of BMI and neck circumference data do not improve predictive value
Friday, April 29, 2016

Guidelines Developed for Management of Atopic Dermatitis
Current treatment strategies include use of drug therapy, skin care, avoiding exacerbating factors
Friday, April 29, 2016

Wide Variation in Health Care Costs Across the U.S.
Even within a state, there can be large differences in price
Friday, April 29, 2016

First Commercial Zika Test Approved by FDA
Quest will charge $120 for patients who don't have health insurance
Friday, April 29, 2016

Pain Most Frequent Cause of ER Visits Post Ureteroscopy
About two-thirds of patients presenting to emergency department complain of pain alone
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Article Discusses Workplace Violence in Health Care
Workplace violence often underreported; health care sector among industries most subject to violence
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Shared Decision-Making Should Be Encouraged in ICU
Shared decision-making process should be used to define overall goals of care
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Rosacea Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia
Alzheimer's disease, in particular
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Rates of Acid Suppression Med Rx Still Too High in NICUs
Meds in hospitalized high-risk infants linked to necrotizing enterocolitis, increased risk of death
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Preventive Topical Steroids Cut Atopic Dermatitis Severity
May also prevent an increase in aeroallergen-specific IgE levels
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Review Compares Metformin, OCPs for Teens With PCOS
Four randomized controlled trials show benefits for metformin and oral contraceptive pills
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Review: Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Hearing Impairment
In older patients, age-related hearing impairment may mask the contribution of diabetes
Thursday, April 28, 2016

CDC: Births of Triplets, Quadruplets on Decline in U.S.
Rate fell 41 percent between 1998 and 2014; decline highest among white women
Thursday, April 28, 2016

U.S. Health Report Card Finds Racial, Ethnic Disparities Persist
But infant mortality rates, numbers of uninsured are improving, government analysis reveals
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mindfulness Therapy May Help Ease Recurrent Depression
Particularly for those with more pronounced residual symptoms, researchers say
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Some Primary Care Physician Finances Are Improving
Increase in number of PCPs who report that their financial state is better than a year ago
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Optimally Timed Follow-Up Cuts Readmissions After Cystectomy
Timing, frequency of outpatient care helps identify concerning symptoms following radical cystectomy
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Atomoxetine Use Doesn't Up Suicide Risk in Children
No increased risk for current atomoxetine use in first- and second-line treatment of youths
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FDA: Fluconazole Linked to Increased Miscarriage Risk
Agency recommends alternatives to fluconazole for mothers-to-be until its review is complete
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Certain Nutraceuticals May Augment Antidepressant Effects
Data support adjunctive use of SAMe, methylfolate, omega-3, and vitamin D
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Coronary Heart Disease Risk Up for Women Working Night Shifts
But researchers found that the effect waned after nurses stopped working odd hours
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Influenza Vaccination Timing Appears to Affect Efficacy
Vaccination seems to provide greater immune response in the morning than in the afternoon
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Severe Childhood Obesity Still on the Rise in the United States
Treatment for these 4.5 million children is urgently needed
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Saxagliptin, Sitagliptin Don't Up Hospitalized Heart Failure
No increased risk for new users of saxagliptin, sitagliptin versus other antihyperglycemic agents
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Detergent Packets a Growing Poison Danger to Children
Experts say parents of young children should not have these products in the home
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Higher Arsenic Levels Detected in Infants Fed Rice-Based Cereals
Levels in infants who frequently ate baby rice cereal more than three times that of non-rice eaters
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively
New legislation would establish pharmacists as health care providers
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Triple Therapy No Benefit for COPD Exacerbations
Findings based long-acting β2-agonists, inhaled corticosteroids + tiotropium
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Direct Primary Care Is Emerging Business Model
Doctors are bypassing insurance companies in an offshoot of concierge medicine
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Detecting, Isolating C. difficile Carriers Beneficial
Strategy linked to decrease in the incidence of health care-associated C. difficile infection
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A Doctor's View: EHRs Impair Physician-Patient Relationship
Physician discusses impact of EHR on the physician-patient relationship
Monday, April 25, 2016

AAP: ALTE Now Termed 'Brief Resolved Unexplained Events'
'BRUE' replaces the previous term, 'apparent life-threatening events'
Monday, April 25, 2016

Pathogen Reduction System Prevents Malaria Via Transfusion
Plasmodium inactivation in whole blood reduces incidence of transfusion-transmitted malaria
Monday, April 25, 2016

Hand Signals Developed for Communication During CT
Series of hand signals developed for communication between radiologists, radiographers
Monday, April 25, 2016

Continued Aspirin Treatment Safe With Partial Nephrectomy
Findings among patients on chronic antiplatelet therapy for cardioprotection
Monday, April 25, 2016

Poor Persistence/Adherence With Long-Term Topical AK Treatment
Many patients non-persistent or over-persistent; 75 percent adherent to recalled frequency, regularity
Monday, April 25, 2016

Alkali Eye Injuries Secondary to Airbag Deployment Reported
Two cases from same vehicle described, with both patients presenting with bilateral corneal edema
Monday, April 25, 2016

No Link for Smoking Cessation Meds, Mental Health Issues
Meds like varenicline and bupropion may be safer to use than smokers often realize
Monday, April 25, 2016

Many Americans Turn to 'Laying on of Hands' to Promote Healing
And, nearly nine out of 10 have asked for divine intervention for someone else
Monday, April 25, 2016

Diet Can Impact Aggressiveness of Prostate Cancer
Researchers also suggests that statins may help counteract harmful effect of fatty foods
Monday, April 25, 2016


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