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AMA: Key Steps for Minimizing Liability Risk in Telemedicine
Include defining minimum requirement necessary for establishing doctor-patient relationship
Friday, February 27, 2015

Distinct Immune Changes Seen in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Sx
Researchers saw evidence only in first three years of disease; findings could lead to early test
Friday, February 27, 2015

CDC: Routine Procedures Lead to Two Cases of HCV Transmission
In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports
Friday, February 27, 2015

Screening for DM at Dental Visit May Be Effective Strategy
Researchers find testing blood from mouth is as accurate as finger prick at diagnosing condition
Friday, February 27, 2015

Dr. Craig Spencer Speaks Out About His Ebola Experience
Says society needs to have faith in the science-based infection-control protocols developed
Friday, February 27, 2015

Abdominal Obesity Ups Risk of Hip Fracture
Lower body mass index combined with abdominal obesity linked to increased risk of hip fracture
Thursday, February 26, 2015

AAN: Safety Additions to Helmets of Little Benefit
Crash dummy testing finds extra padding, strips, treatments don't make much difference on impact
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Longer Needles Recommended for Epinephrine Autoinjectors
In 68 percent of participants, skin-to-muscle depth was greater than autoinjector needle length
Thursday, February 26, 2015

CBT, Sertraline Insufficient in Diabetes and Depression
Improvement in depression, with advantage for sertraline, but glycemic control remains unchanged
Thursday, February 26, 2015

More Musculoskeletal Pain for Workers in Interventional Lab
Musculoskeletal pain highest among technicians and nurses; lower for physicians, trainees
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Benefits/Risks Seen in Pregnancy Post Bariatric Surgery
Gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common
Thursday, February 26, 2015

CDC: In U.S., Half Million C. Difficile Infections in 2011
29,000 died within a month of diagnosis
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sleeping More Than Eight Hours a Night May Up Stroke Risk
More than eight hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Struggle With Routine Tasks Predicts Adverse CHF Outcomes
Struggling patients more likely to be hospitalized than those who can handle basic chores
Thursday, February 26, 2015

CROI: Support for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in HIV Prevention
Research suggests tenofovir/emtricitabine doesn't need to be taken daily, but more study still needed
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shorter Hospital Stay Tied to Higher Mortality Post-Hip Fx
Survival odds improve with longer stay
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Younger Women Hesitate to Raise 'False Alarm' in MI
Could help explain higher mortality from acute MI, compared to men in same age group
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Suicide Deemed Public Health Concern in Genitourinary Cancers
Risk factors include male gender, distant disease, increasing age, race/ethnicity
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Characteristics of Tuberculosis Source Cases Identified
Source-case patients have long infectious periods; most report substance abuse, homelessness, prison
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review: More Whole Grains, Less Coronary Heart Disease
Inverse associations between whole-grain intake and CHD risk found in the U.S. and Europe
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Essential Role for Pediatricians in Care of Sexual Exploitation Victims
Roles can include working to increase recognition of commercial sexual exploitation of children
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

ASCO: High-Risk Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Up Since New PSA Recs
Researchers report 3 percent annual rise in intermediate- and high-risk cases
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

~4 Percent Increase in Primary Care Visits Expected With ACA
Commonwealth Fund foresees only modest increases in use of services
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Remote Patient Monitoring Sector Increasing Rapidly
Devices include remote heartbeat monitor, fitness smart socks, and devices for monitoring glucose
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AAAAI: Doctor's Advice Impacts Flu Vaccination Rates
Recommendation, and patient race, play part in decision to get flu vaccine
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Even Short Term Use of NSAID With Anticoagulant Ill Advised
Findings for post-myocardial infarction patients
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bouts of Intense Anger Greatly Up Heart Attack Risk
Explosive anger increased risk eight-fold, researchers found
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Water Used to Mix Baby Formula Plays Role in Arsenic Level
Researchers find overall amounts low, but recommend testing privately supplied tap water
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Centralized Reminder System Could Increase Vaccination Rates
Centralized notification system might be more effective than doctors' office messages
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ASCO: Survival Down in Some Cases of Active Surveillance
Lower survival for intermediate-risk disease, compared to low-risk cases
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

CDC: Use of Long-Acting Birth Control on Rise in U.S.
IUDs and implants among the safest, most effective forms of contraception
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AAAAI: Skin Patch Shows Promise for Peanut Allergy
Wearable device appears to 'educate' cells not to react to the food allergen, researchers say
Monday, February 23, 2015

Dishwasher Use May Increase Risk of Allergies in Children
Researchers found children from homes that hand washed dishes had less allergic disease
Monday, February 23, 2015

Frequent Sauna Use Linked to Heart Health Benefits in Men
More frequent use, longer times per session decrease cardiovascular mortality odds even more
Monday, February 23, 2015

Undiagnosed/Untreated HIV Implicated in Most New Cases
Findings suggest there's a long way to go in containing spread of the disease
Monday, February 23, 2015

Noncancer Pain Patients Commonly Use Benzodiazepines
High prevalence of benzodiazepine use is inconsistent with guidelines
Monday, February 23, 2015

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Not Linked to Cardiac Arrhythmia
In adjusted analyses, no increased risk of arrhythmia with PPI use for critically ill patients
Monday, February 23, 2015

High Fracture Risk Could Indicate Periodontal Disease Too
Women with high fracture risk scores showed the strongest signs of gum disease
Monday, February 23, 2015

CDC Investigating Newly Discovered Tick-Borne Virus
'Bourbon virus' tied to previously healthy man's death within 11 days of symptoms
Monday, February 23, 2015

AAAAI: Exposure Therapy May Reduce Toddler Peanut Allergy
When given to toddlers, therapy helped them shed sensitivity, researchers report
Monday, February 23, 2015

Chikungunya Virus Infection Can Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis
Researchers urge good travel histories of patients by physicians
Monday, February 23, 2015

New AAP Diet Recommendations Stress 'Whole Food' Diet
Do what's necessary to make nutrient-rich foods palatable, pediatricians say
Monday, February 23, 2015

No Temporal Change in Incidence of Amniotic Fluid Embolism
From 2005 to 2014, no indication of temporal trends or variation in AFE risk factors
Monday, February 23, 2015

Variation in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Febrile Infants
Across-institution variation in recommendations for CSF testing, ceftriaxone use in infants 29-56 days old
Monday, February 23, 2015


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