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Most People Experience Thoughts Associated With OCD
It is reactions to the thoughts that distinguishes OCD patients, the general population
Friday, April 18, 2014

AMA Examines Economic Impact of Physicians
Each physician contributes $2.2 million in economic output, supports 13.84 jobs on average
Friday, April 18, 2014

FDA Approves Ragwitek for Adult Ragweed Allergy
Tablet placed under the tongue
Friday, April 18, 2014

Reduced Salt Intake Likely Dropped BP Levels in England
Subsequent decreases in stroke, ischemic heart disease mortality also seen in England
Friday, April 18, 2014

Gravity Does Not Hinder Placental Transfusion at Birth
Holding infant on chest or abdomen during delay of cord clamping is acceptable
Friday, April 18, 2014

Indoor Tanning Tied to Unhealthy Weight Control Behavior
Teens who indoor tan, especially males, more likely to fast, vomit, or take laxatives to lose weight
Friday, April 18, 2014

Free Drug Samples Tied to More Branded Prescriptions
Total retail cost of acne Rx twice as high for those at practices given free drug samples
Friday, April 18, 2014

Trust in Provider Improves Antidepressant Adherence in DM
Patients with diabetes who perceive lack of shared decision-making found less adherent in Rx strategy
Friday, April 18, 2014

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say
Friday, April 18, 2014

Salmonella Cases Dip but Food Poisoning Rates Remain High
New CDC report finds certain contaminants, such as Vibrio and E. coli, on the rise
Friday, April 18, 2014

Legal Claims Rising for Laser Surgery by Nonphysicians
Most claims against NPOs are performed outside of a traditional medical setting
Thursday, April 17, 2014

One in 20 U.S. Adults a Victim of Diagnostic Errors
Errors include missed opportunities for a timely, correct diagnosis based on available evidence
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Physical Activity May Reduce Readmission Risk in COPD
Significantly reduced risk for patients reporting any level of moderate to vigorous physical activity
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Considerable Variation in CT Use in Ischemic Stroke
High-intensity CT rates vary with region, race, and with fragmentation of care
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Collaborative Care Improves Mental Health in Cardiac Patients
Telephone-based intervention with social worker used to manage depression and/or anxiety disorders
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Informed Patients Question Unnecessary Prescriptions
Educated sleeping pill users more likely to discuss quitting potentially harmful meds
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Work-Home Interference Key Contributor to Burnout
Impact of work-home conflicts felt more strongly by women
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Diabetes-Related Complications Declined, 1990 to 2010
Declines largest for acute myocardial infarction and death from hyperglycemic crisis
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CDC: Regional Trends Seen for Complementary Health Services
U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ILAE Updates Definition of Epilepsy
Update considers outgrowing epilepsy, diagnosis after first unprovoked seizure with continuing risk
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Continued Reliance on Windows XP May Threaten Data Security
Continued security of patient data needed following Microsoft's termination of XP support
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Evidence Lacking for Long-Term Opioid Use in Low Back Pain
Review finds efficacy of short-term opioid use for chronic low back pain relief and function
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Extensive Atypical Antipsychotic Use in Medicaid-Insured Youth
ADHD-diagnosed foster care youth have increased odds of atypical antipsychotic use
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Adverse Neonatal Outcomes Up With Increasing Maternal BMI
Adverse outcomes include fetal death, stillbirth, and neonatal/perinatal/infant death
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Prevalence of Diabetes Has Skyrocketed in the U.S.
Prevalence higher and glycemic control poorer in non-Hispanic blacks and Mexican-Americans
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mom Gaining Too Much, Too Little May Up Child's Obesity Risk
May permanently affect mechanisms that manage energy balance, metabolism in offspring
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season
Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CDC: Drowning Deaths Down Overall, but Still a Problem
Rates increased for adults 45 to 84; children 4 and under and adults 85 and older at highest risk
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Patients Paying Much More for Specialty Drugs
Many Americans paying less for Rx, but some having to deal with sharp rises in cost of specialty meds
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

FDA Approves Tanzeum for Type 2 Diabetes
To be used in conjunction with diet and exercise
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

U.S. Kids Exposed to Arsenic in Well Water Have Lower IQs
Arsenic exposure associated with decreased scores on measures of child intelligence
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

iPLEDGE Isotretinoin Counseling May Need Updating
Women need expanded info about effective contraceptive choices, including reversible ones
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Internists Favor Public Policy to Reduce Gun Violence
However, most internists report not discussing firearm safety with patients
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NSAIDs With Anticoagulant Tx Ups Major Bleeding in VTE
Increases in clinically relevant, major bleeding seen in venous thromboembolism patients
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pediatric Devices Still Have Few Premarket Studies in Children
Required postmarket studies also utilize limited pediatric data
Monday, April 14, 2014

High-Fat Diet Tied to Certain Subtypes of Breast Cancer
High intake of saturated fat increases risk of HER2-negative, ER/PR-positive disease
Monday, April 14, 2014

Prenatal SSRI Exposure May Up Odds of Autism in Boys
Strongest correlation seen for first trimester; link also seen for developmental disorder
Monday, April 14, 2014

Serum Potassium Levels Linked to Long-Term Mortality Post-MI
Levels above 4.5 mEq/L linked to increased mortality risk versus level of 3.5 to <4 mEq/L
Monday, April 14, 2014

New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles
Obama's nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid mid-term election fray
Monday, April 14, 2014

AAFP Provides Tips to Address Patients' Vaccine Concerns
Physicians must be prepared to explain the risks and benefits of vaccinations
Monday, April 14, 2014

Video-Based Info Increases Men's Skin Health Awareness
Those receiving intervention increased clinical skin exams in the seven months following education
Monday, April 14, 2014

Elderly African-Americans May Have Higher Alzheimer's Burden
More research needed to understand pathology and unique disease risks in African-Americans
Monday, April 14, 2014

CRC Resection Morbidity, Mortality Still Higher for Elderly
Higher hospital charge and increased length of stay for patients aged 80 years and older post-resection
Monday, April 14, 2014

Longer ICU Stays May Worsen Quality of Life in Recovery
Longer duration of bed rest during critical illness is linked with long-term physical impairment
Monday, April 14, 2014


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