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CDC: Most U.S. Children Getting Vaccinated
But some states still have exemption rates that exceed national average
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Psoriasis Patients at Higher Risk for Arrhythmia
Findings in patients with mild, severe disease and with/without psoriatic arthritis
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Patient Satisfaction Up for Dulaglutide Treatment in T2DM
Improvement in patient satisfaction, decrease in perceived frequency of hyperglycemia
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sleep Deprived Surgeons Appear to Be Self-Regulating Well
Review indicates that doctors who operate the night before another surgery do well
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Periop Bridging Unnecessary for Most A-Fib Patients on Warfarin
Arterial thromboembolism risk doesn't appear to rise without additional drug treatment
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Antiviral Rx May Help Prevent Ebola, Small Study Suggests
Health care workers on antiviral regimen didn't develop disease after exposure
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Most Women Feel Distress With False-Positive Mammogram
Majority had issues such as anxiety, sleeplessness, often persisting long after being declared cancer-free
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Low Rates of HIV Testing in Gay and Bisexual Youth
Only one in five gay and bisexual males ages 14 to 18 had ever been tested for HIV
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Anorexia Resurgence Can Occur After Smoking Cessation
Case report describes two patients who started to display food restriction following weight gain
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Worse Outcomes for Children With Delay in Epinephrine
Findings among cohort of children with in-hospital cardiac arrest with initial nonshockable rhythm
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Misdiagnosis of T2DM Reported in Patient With Hb Wayne
Consistently elevated HbA1c seen with HPLC testing, but not with immunoassay
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CDC: Rates of Childhood Obesity Higher in U.S. Than Canada
Rates differ dramatically for children aged 7 to 12
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RSV Detected on Parents' Clothing in NICU
Although detection rate is low
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Smoking Cessation Boosts Mental Health, QOL After Heart Attack
Patients who stopped smoking also reported less angina
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Women in Academic Medicine 'Manage Femininity' to Succeed
Strategies for this include appearing easy-going or downplaying differences based on gender
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Exercise, Supplements Don't Help Preserve Cognition in Elderly
Two trials cast doubt on these widely touted strategies
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Acupuncture Beats Pills for Hot Flashes in Breast CA Survivors
Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Healthier Diet Linked to Reduced Congenital Heart Defects
Tied to reduced risks of tetralogy of Fallot and atrial septal defects
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Evidence Supports Flu Vaccine for Nursing Home Residents
Despite debate on effectiveness in this population, it saved lives, prevented hospitalizations
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Music Reduces Anxiety Score in Breast Cancer Surgery Patients
Reduction in anxiety scores preoperatively with live or recorded music versus usual care
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

High Uric Acid Levels Linked to Greater Mortality
Association strongest with cardiovascular mortality in the elderly
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

No Cognitive Benefits Seen for Elderly Who Stop HTN Rx
Prior research suggests lower BP increases risk for cognitive decline in elderly
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Exercise Can Help Control A-Fib in Overweight Patients
Patients with atrial fibrillation saw odds of recurrence decline as fitness level improved
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Corticosteroid Injections of Little Benefit for Low Back Pain
Any relief is likely temporary, review of 38 studies finds
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Low-Dose Aspirin, Other NSAIDs May Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk
Findings for consistent use over 5 or more years
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pediatric CT Scan Use Has Declined Over Past Decade
More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks
Monday, August 24, 2015

Transient Hypoglycemia at Birth Tied to Lower School Scores
But researchers say it's too soon to recommend routine screening
Monday, August 24, 2015

Increasing Use of Statins for Primary Prevention in Elderly
But researchers note little evidence exists on the benefits and dangers of doing so
Monday, August 24, 2015

Equally Safe Delivery for Low Risk by Family Doctors, Ob-Gyns
But outcomes for high-risk are best at higher-volume, more specialized hospitals
Monday, August 24, 2015

Metformin Effects May Be Via Gut, Not Bloodstream
Dissociation of glycemic effect from plasma exposure with gut-restricted metformin
Monday, August 24, 2015

Supportive Doctors Boost Patients' Weight-Loss Efforts
Researcher suggests including physicians in commercial programs
Monday, August 24, 2015

Perfluorinated Alkylate Levels Up in Breastfed Infants
And PFASs appear to lower effectiveness of some childhood vaccinations, researchers add
Monday, August 24, 2015

Experts Warn Climate Change Will Bring More ER Visits, Mortality
Strongest link between temperatures and heat-related hospital visits is among 18- to 64-year-olds
Monday, August 24, 2015

Good Moods Infectious Among Teens, Depression Is Not
Researchers say happy adolescents appear to help others avoid or recover from depression
Friday, August 21, 2015

Spouses of Stroke Survivors Report Reduced Quality of Life
Years of caregiving take physical, emotional toll, researchers find
Friday, August 21, 2015

Vitamin D Tied to Fewer Falls in Homebound Seniors
Homebound elderly might benefit from supplementation, research suggests
Friday, August 21, 2015

Nine Modifiable Factors May Be Key in Reducing Alzheimer's Risk
Evidence suggests benefit from addressing related potentially modifiable risk factors
Friday, August 21, 2015

Non-Invasive Laser Technique Accurately Detects Melanoma
Small study showed 100 percent sensitivity and 90.9 percent specificity
Friday, August 21, 2015

Patient, Family Advisors Can Play Key Role in Practices
Advisors can help practices focus on patient-centered care, rather than assumptions about patient needs
Friday, August 21, 2015

Bulimia Nervosa Tied to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Increased risk in patients versus controls; higher lifetime prevalence for patients, especially males
Friday, August 21, 2015

CDC: Most Contact Lens Wearers Admit Risky Eye Care Behaviors
Old cases, contaminated solution, and sleeping in lenses boost infection risk
Friday, August 21, 2015

Significant Rise in Organic Food Recalls in the United States
Recalls have been driven by bacterial contamination, like salmonella, listeria, hepatitis A
Friday, August 21, 2015

Tamoxifen-Phospholipid Complex May Alleviate TMX Toxicity
Rat study demonstrates improvement in tamoxifen-induced hepatotoxicity with TMX-PLC
Friday, August 21, 2015

Transplant Recipients Have Increased Melanoma Risk
They also have increased melanoma-specific mortality compared with nonrecipients
Friday, August 21, 2015

Medication Review at ICU to Ward Transfer Cuts Drug Problems
Significant reduction in drug-related problems with immediate communication of recommendations
Friday, August 21, 2015

Case Report: Hidradenoma Papilliferum in Pregnancy
Case report describes woman presenting with cystic nodule on the vulva during pregnancy
Friday, August 21, 2015


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