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ASA: Class-Specific Link Between Periodontal Disease and Stroke
Link strongest for thrombotic strokes, cardioembolic strokes
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Stratification Tool IDs Who Will Benefit From Adding Ezetimibe
Tool identifies who will derive additional benefit from addition of ezetimibe to statin therapy after ACS
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Gestational Weight Gain Linked to Psychosis Risk in Children
Insufficient weight gain linked to increased risk for schizophrenia in offspring later in life
Thursday, February 23, 2017

ASA: Headache Precedes Stroke More Often in Kids Than Adults
However, ischemic strokes still very rare in children
Thursday, February 23, 2017

ASA: Exercise Boosts Cognitive Function After Stroke
Most effective programs offer exercises aimed at strength, balance, stretching, and aerobic fitness
Thursday, February 23, 2017

MRI Can Be Safe for Patients With Older Pacemakers, ICDs
However, strict procedures need to be followed
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Off-Label Antidepressant Use Common, but Evidence Lacking
Trazodone for insomnia most common off-label use for antidepressants
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Health Information Theft a Pressing Concern for U.S. Patients
44 percent of U.S. adults are worried about having their personal health care information stolen
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Pediatric ACL Injuries Continue to Rise, Especially Among Girls
Annual increase in the incidence of ACL tears of 2.3 percent over 20 years
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Cancer Survivors Likely to Change Rx Drug Use for Financial Reasons
Among nonelderly individuals, recently, previously diagnosed survivors more likely to change rx meds
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Weight Loss of 10% Beneficial in Overweight, Not Obese, With DM
Five-year follow-up shows reduction in glucose-lowering medications, lower HbA1c, improved QoL
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Collaborative Care Cuts Depressive Symptoms in Seniors
Among older adults with subthreshold depression, collaborative care linked to decrease in PHQ-9 scores
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Nursing Homes Rarely Use Isolation for Drug-Resistant Bugs
Locomotion and eating support are characteristics positively associated with isolation use
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

One in Four Ocular ER Visits for Nonurgent Conditions
Risk of visiting ER for nonurgent ocular conditions down for those with established eye care provider
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CMS Rule Set to Stabilize Small Health Insurance Markets
Rule includes special enrollment period pre-enrollment verification, flexibility in level of cover
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Exercise Most Important Lifestyle Change for Breast CA Survivors
Those who exercised were about 40 percent less likely to die from disease, review suggests
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Readmission Common After Hospitalization for Heart Failure
Cardiac causes are most common etiology of readmissions, accounting for nearly half of them
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

AAP Policy Statement Focuses on Child Witness Well-Being
Second policy statement develops recommendations for pediatricians relating to expert testimony
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Internet-Delivered Exercise, Pain-Coping Skills Alleviate Knee Pain
Clinically meaningful improvements in pain, function with home exercise and pain-coping skills training
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Postpartum Depressive Symptoms Fell in 2004 to 2012
Prevalence highest among new mothers age ≤19, 20 to 24 years; unmarried mothers; postpartum smokers
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Patients With Opioid Addiction Benefit From Tx Initiated in ER
Giving drugs to reduce cravings appears to be effective option, researchers find
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Maintenance Intervention Improves Long-Term Weight Loss
Coaching sessions seem to help patients keep from regaining the weight
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

AAP Urges Doctors Not to Punish Pregnant Women for Opioid Use
Group says better prevention and treatment, not jail time, would stem surge in drug-addicted newborns
Monday, February 20, 2017

OD Risk Up in Children Whose Mothers Are Prescribed Opioids
Second study finds opioids stored unsafely in many households with children
Monday, February 20, 2017

Depression, Anxiety Prevalent in Hospice Caregivers
Younger age and poorer self-rated global health are risk factors for both depression and anxiety
Monday, February 20, 2017

Increase in Foodborne Disease Outbreaks Tied to Imported Food
Aquatic products responsible for 55 percent of outbreaks, produce accounts for 33 percent
Monday, February 20, 2017

ICU Appears Overused for Some Patients With Heart, Lung Disease
Researchers find no difference in mortality rates, but higher costs for intensive care for some patients
Monday, February 20, 2017

Early PT Not Tied to Lower Health Care Use Later On
Findings among older adults presenting with a new episode of low back pain
Monday, February 20, 2017

Post-Deployment Screening Has Limited Benefit in U.K. Military
Screening based on tailored advice does not reduce prevalence of disorders or increase help-seeking
Monday, February 20, 2017

Doctors Often Write Rx for Antibiotics If Patients Expect It
Findings held true even if doctor did not suspect bacterial infection
Friday, February 17, 2017

Experts Warn of Health Threats From Climate Change
Additional 250,000 deaths/year projected from heat stress, malnutrition, infectious diseases
Friday, February 17, 2017

CDC: Influenza Vaccine 48 Percent Effective Overall
More severe H3N2 strain a factor in reduced coverage
Friday, February 17, 2017

Metformin Use Linked to Less Vitamin B12 Measurement
Metformin users are less likely to receive vitamin B12 testing after adjustment for confounding variables
Friday, February 17, 2017

Gluten-Free Diet Linked to Increased Levels of Toxic Metals
Those on gluten-free diet had higher concentrations of urinary total arsenic, blood total mercury
Friday, February 17, 2017

Postpartum Depression Also Affects New Fathers
Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at highest risk
Friday, February 17, 2017

Dietetic Counseling Proves Worthwhile in Kidney Disease
Blood pressure and fluid retention improve in those counseled by dietitians, small study shows
Friday, February 17, 2017


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