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Telehealth Ups Access, Spending for Acute Respiratory Illness
Eighty-eight percent of telehealth visits for ARI were new utilization; increase in net spending per user
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Infant Mortality Down in United States From 2005 to 2014
Largest decreases seen for infants of Asian or Pacific Islander and non-Hispanic black women
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Lack of Recent Health Care Tied to Unawareness of Diabetes
Family history of diabetes, those who have been hospitalized in past year are less likely to be unaware
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Impaired Orthostatic BP Recovery Linked to Falls in Older Adults
Delayed recovery OH and sustained OH linked to incident falls, unexplained falls, injurious falls
Monday, March 20, 2017

Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents Can Be Reduced
Clinical and educational interventions can reduce hospitalizations among residents in nursing facilities
Monday, March 20, 2017

Maternal Hyperglycemia Ups Offspring Cardiometabolic Risk
Association independent of BMI pre-pregnancy, childhood obesity, or large for gestational age
Monday, March 20, 2017

Initial Rx Can Affect Likelihood of Long-Term Opioid Use
Prescribing opioids for three days or less may lower chances of addiction, researchers say
Friday, March 17, 2017

ACC: Antithrombotic Benefit Found Lacking in Low-Risk A-Fib
Researchers found low-risk patients fared better without any antithrombotic therapy
Friday, March 17, 2017

Video Helps Patients Meet Radiotherapy Educational Needs
Ninety-eight percent of patients reported that video was useful for meeting at least one educational need
Friday, March 17, 2017

Shorter Length of Stay Tied to Earlier Readmission for Seniors
Risk of early readmission from post-acute care facility down with longer LOS at index hospitalization
Friday, March 17, 2017

Continuing Statins Up to Surgery May Improve CABG Outcomes
Continuing medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study
Friday, March 17, 2017

CDC: Suicide Rates Up in Less Urban Regions of United States
Hanging-type deaths rose more than gun-related suicides since 1999, CDC says
Friday, March 17, 2017

Patients Have High Confidence in Self-Testing INR
Seventy-three percent of patients report being confident in adjusting their own warfarin level
Friday, March 17, 2017

ACE Inhibitors, ARBs May Slow Percent Emphysema Progression
Independent correlation for higher doses of ACE, ARBs with slower change in percent emphysema
Friday, March 17, 2017

Initiation of Renal Replacement Therapy Impacts HRQoL
Total of 26.6 and 27 percent of patients experienced anxiety, depression with initiation of RRT
Friday, March 17, 2017

Appeals Court Upholds Restaurant Salt Warning
Court upholds rule requiring warning about menu items exceeding daily recommended sodium limit
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Care Costs Lower for Practices With More High-Needs Patients
Small practices with one or two physicians have lower overall spending than large practices
Thursday, March 16, 2017

AAOS: Home Beats Inpatient Rehab Post Joint Arthroplasty
Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home versus an inpatient facility
Thursday, March 16, 2017

High-Intensity Aerobic Exercise May Help Reverse Cellular Aging
More robust increase in gene transcripts for high-intensity interval training versus other modalities
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Nursing Discharge Plan Promotes Therapeutic Adherence
Psychiatric patients who received more information about their health status had higher adherence
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Depressive Symptoms Linked to PTSD Post Hip Fracture Repair
At 12 weeks after surgery for hip fracture, few have partial PTSD but more than half have fear of falling
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Supervised Self-Injection Ups Teens' Comfort With Approach
Findings show improved comfort with self-injection, reduced anxiety for food-allergic adolescents
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Catastrophic Neonatal Outcome Ups Unscheduled C-Section Rates
Rate increased after medical mismanagement-linked hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Provider Understanding of CAM Use in Menopause Is Key
Increased provider understanding may improve provider-patient communication, tx effectiveness
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Foreign Body Ingestion Can Result in Movement Disorder
Case report describes 10-month-old girl admitted to PICU with sudden onset of movement disorder
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Clinical Decision Support System Use Tied to Fewer VTE Events
Increase in rate of appropriate ordering for VTE prophylaxis; reduction in risk of VTE events
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Short Course of Intensive Lifestyle, Drug Tx Helpful in T2DM
More participants achieve normoglycemia on therapy versus standard diabetes care
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mixed Results for Stem Cell Treatments of AMD
One report warns of severe visual loss after macular degeneration treatment in 'trial'
Thursday, March 16, 2017


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