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1991-2014 Saw Minimal Change in Health Spending Per State
Recession and recovery, implementation of health reform impacted health care coverage
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Opioid Rx Too Often Given to Back Pain Patients With Depression
Researchers find these patients are also more likely to get higher doses of opioids
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Occupation Tied to Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency
Findings may help target health promotion and preventive efforts, researchers say
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Revisits After Discharge From Observation Up in Elderly
From 2006 to 2011, increases seen in repeat observation stays and any hospital revisit for seniors
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Valproic Acid Concentration Drops With Ketogenic Diet
Changes in serum concentrations of other anti-epileptic drugs not found to be significant
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Medical-Home Recognition Higher in Demonstration Sites
Smaller decreases in number of visits to federally-qualified health centers for demonstration sites
Thursday, June 22, 2017

2006 to 2013 Saw Increase in ER Use for Herpes Zoster
Increase in number of emergency department visits and costs for HZ-related ER visits
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Head Positioning May Not Be Key to Acute Stroke Outcome
Research suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Early Loop Diuretic Tx Tied to Lower Mortality in Heart Failure
Early-treatment group had significantly lower in-hospital mortality even after adjustment
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Report Addresses Patient Refusal of Home Health Care Services
Importance of home health care services increasing, partly due to shorter hospital stays, complex needs
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sharp Rise Among Women for Opioid-Related Hospitalizations
U.S. cases rose 75 percent for females versus 55 percent for males over a decade, researchers say
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Poses Fetal Risk During/After Event
Risk of fetal demise increased with maternal ICU admission and higher serum osmolality during DKA
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Education Can Promote Self-Management in CVD Conditions
Most effective interventions are tailored to individual patient needs, use multiple components
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Causes of Serious Adverse Events in Nursing Homes Identified
Most serious adverse events caused by medication errors, falls, delayed or inappropriate intervention
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Weight-Loss Program Aids Black Breast Cancer Survivors
Community-based, interventionist-guided weight loss program efficacious for early-stage survivors
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Family Hx, Mutation Position Key Variables in BRCA1/2 Cancer Risk
Study findings provide cancer risk patterns based on BRCA status using prospective data
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CDC: Number of U.S. Counties With Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Up
Surveillance also spotted increase in mosquitoes that transmit dengue, chikungunya viruses
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Financial Incentives May Increase Viral Suppression in HIV
No increase in linkage to care, but increase noted in viral suppression and continuity of care
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

USPSTF Concludes Screening for Obesity Beneficial for Children
B recommendation supports screening for children and adolescents aged 6 and older
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

More Americans Using High-Doses of Vitamin D Supplementation
Study finds more people are taking doses higher than recommended daily allowance
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Risk of Cardiovascular Events Similar With, Without Diabetes
Patients with versus without diabetes, without CAD, were more often treated with statins and aspirin
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

AUA Reports on Nonneurogenic Chronic Urinary Retention
Treatment algorithm proposed based on stratification of patients by risk and by symptoms
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Support for Financial Penalties Up With Emphasis on Patient Harms
Penalties supported by 41% of physician recipients of clinical vignette describing harms to patient
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Marital Status Among Factors Tied to Gout Rx Adherence
Belief about medicines, presence of comorbidity, being married positively influence meds adherence
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Age a Factor in Patients Leaving Hospital Against Medical Advice
Race/ethnicity and poverty are more pronounced as risk factors for DAMA in elderly inpatients
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Yoga Noninferior to Physical Therapy in Chronic Low Back Pain
Nearly half of yoga group saw clinically meaningful improvement in pain and disability
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Endurance Exercise Tied to Gastrointestinal Implications
People who exercise excessively may be prone to 'exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome'
Monday, June 19, 2017

Yoga May Be Able to 'Reverse' Stress-Inducing DNA Reactions
Mind-body interventions lead to decrease in nuclear factor kappa B and cytokines, researchers say
Monday, June 19, 2017

Acupuncture Found to Be an Effective Analgesia Option in ER
May provide a safe alternative to opioids, researchers say
Monday, June 19, 2017

Firearms Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Children Annually
53 percent of deaths are homicides, 38 percent are suicides, 6 percent are unintentional
Monday, June 19, 2017

Medications Underutilized for Treating Youth Opioid Abuse
Few young people aged 13 to 25 receiving buprenorphine or naltrexone
Monday, June 19, 2017

VKA Monotherapy Linked to Reduced MI, Stroke Risk in A-Fib
Vitamin K antagonist + acetylsalicylic acid dual therapy associated with increased bleeding risk
Monday, June 19, 2017

Depression Inversely Linked to Body Composition in Teens
SSRIs positively related to body composition, with differential effects for different meds
Monday, June 19, 2017

18 Percent Increase Projected in Primary Care Demand by 2023
About half of increase in demand due to overall population growth, with aging also playing role
Monday, June 19, 2017

U.S. Teens Appear to Be As Sedentary As 60-Year-Olds
The lack of exercise more evident among females than males, researchers say
Monday, June 19, 2017

Chronic Lyme Disease Treatments Tied to Serious Adverse Effects
Medications in this context not shown to result in substantial long-term improvement, researchers say
Monday, June 19, 2017

Hydrotherapy Plus Conventional Drugs Beneficial in RA
Significant change in oxidative stress biomarkers and decrease in activities of antioxidant enzymes
Monday, June 19, 2017

Case Report: Acneiform Eruption Tied to Vitamin B12 Therapy
Eruptions appeared from one week to five months after tx initiation; remission after discontinuation
Friday, June 16, 2017

Opioid Addicts Find It Hard to Avoid Fentanyl
Potent synthetic opioid now responsible for more than half of overdose deaths, researchers say
Friday, June 16, 2017

Text Messaging Intervention Can Up Glycemic Control in T2DM
Greater reduction in HbA1c over time with text messaging intervention for low-income Hispanics
Friday, June 16, 2017

Unusual Measles Outbreak Described in Ontario in Early 2015
All 18 cases were suggested to have derived from a single importation of measles virus genotype D4
Friday, June 16, 2017

Risk Factors Explain Most Heart Failure Risk in Incident A-Fib
Four modifiable factors account for most of the population attributable risk of heart failure in women
Friday, June 16, 2017

Recreational Activity-Linked Facial Fractures Up in Seniors
From 2011 to 2015, 45.3 percent increase in annual incidence of facial fractures in older adults
Friday, June 16, 2017

Comprehensive Audiologic Care Feasible in Free Clinic Model
20 of 34 patients deemed eligible for free program have been or are being fitted with hearing aids
Friday, June 16, 2017

20 Percent of Hospital Patients Have Side Effects From Abx Rx
One-fifth of those who had antibiotic-related side effects didn't require the drugs in the first place
Friday, June 16, 2017

Replacing Saturated Fats With Healthy Fats Lowers CVD Risk
Healthy fats can help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease as effectively as statins, researchers say
Friday, June 16, 2017

Horseback Riding May Improve Function in Late-Phase Stroke
Music-and-rhythm therapy also shown to help improve balance and memory
Friday, June 16, 2017

CDC: 2015 to 2016 Saw Drop in Youth Tobacco Use
Significant decrease in e-cigarette use from 3 million in 2015 to 2.2 million in 2016
Friday, June 16, 2017


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