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Nurse Turnover Assessments Inconsistent
Survey of individuals, not from specific organization, may be more accurate
Monday, September 29, 2014

'Just-in-Time' Methodology Can Reduce Patient Waiting Times
Improves patient flow through clinic without reducing patient/physician interaction time
Monday, September 29, 2014

AACR: Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?
Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood
Monday, September 29, 2014

Ultrasound Can Accurately Diagnose Carpal Tunnel
Ultrasound has same sensitivity, higher specificity than electrodiagnostic testing for select patients
Monday, September 29, 2014

Charge Data Influence Patient Surgical Treatment Decisions
Findings based on patient/parent choice for pediatric appendectomy technique
Monday, September 29, 2014

AAP: Good Nutrition, Exercise Optimize Pediatric Bone Health
Clinical report outlines office-based strategies for pediatricians to promote bone health
Monday, September 29, 2014

ACC Withdraws One Choosing Wisely Recommendation
New results show better outcomes with complete revascularization for some heart attack patients
Monday, September 29, 2014

Daytime Cholecystectomy May Be Better for Acute Cholecystitis
Night surgeries linked to more invasive procedures
Monday, September 29, 2014

ESICM: Fenoldopam Offers Limited Benefit After Cardiac Sx
Study stopped early for futility; no reduction in need for renal replacement therapy, 30-day mortality risk
Monday, September 29, 2014

Pediatricians Endorse IUDs, Implants for Teen Birth Control
These methods are more reliable than condoms, birth control pills, experts say
Monday, September 29, 2014

Experiences Trump Things, Even Before Purchase
Researchers say anticipation of purchase is of value, more so for experiential vs material
Friday, September 26, 2014

NIH Funds Study of Malpractice Risk, Cardiac Testing Incentives
The five-year study will inform ongoing malpractice, payment reforms
Friday, September 26, 2014

Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese
Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people
Friday, September 26, 2014

Untreated Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk of Surgical Complications
Researchers recommend preoperative screening
Friday, September 26, 2014

Depression Linked to Worse Bypass Grafting Outcomes
Higher rates of death, rehospitalization for heart failure, myocardial infarction, or stroke
Friday, September 26, 2014

Oral Sodium Phosphate Doesn't Up Acute Kidney Injury
No increased risk of acute kidney injury with pre-colonoscopy OSP versus polyethylene glycol
Friday, September 26, 2014

Considerable Work Productivity Loss in Early Arthritis
Findings based on sick leave, permanent disability, early retirement during first three years of disease
Friday, September 26, 2014

Higher HDL Cholesterol May Help Protect Against Cancer
Findings based on large retrospective study of patients with type 2 diabetes
Friday, September 26, 2014

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beats Tai Chi for Insomnia
CBT performs better than tai chi, sleep seminar education for insomnia remission
Friday, September 26, 2014

Yoga Offers Benefits to Patients With Bipolar Disorder
Survey of self-identified yoga practitioners reports positive emotional, cognitive, physical effects
Friday, September 26, 2014

Balance Impairment in MS Involves Multiple Systems
Constraints across multiple systems of postural control necessitate multimodal treatment approach
Friday, September 26, 2014

Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Anxiety Disorder
SSRIs also help, but cognitive behavioral therapy shows even bigger 'effect sizes'
Friday, September 26, 2014

Meta-Analysis: Anti-TNF Therapy Deemed Safe for Children
Rate of serious infections lower than expected for steroid-treated children, anti-TNF-treated adults
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Targeted Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'
Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?
The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Half of HIV+ MSM in U.S. Aren't Getting Proper Treatment
CDC recommends greater effort to boost HIV testing and retain patients in care
Thursday, September 25, 2014

CDC: Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia
Young women should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say
Thursday, September 25, 2014

All Work, No Play May Up Risk of Diabetes
But it may depend on the type of job, researchers say
Thursday, September 25, 2014

NSAIDs Tied to Risk of Venous Thromboembolism
NSAIDs should be prescribed with caution, especially in patients already at a higher risk of VTE
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Blood Test Might Predict Speed of Recovery From Surgery
Activity of subsets of CD14+ monocytes may provide clues to healing time
Thursday, September 25, 2014

More HIV+ Patients Undergoing Spinal Fusion
HIV infection independently ups risk for in-hospital mortality with the procedure
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Kidney Disease Doesn't Bar Thrombolytic Therapy in Stroke
Other factors explain higher risk of bleeds after use of IV tissue-type plasminogen activator
Thursday, September 25, 2014

ACP Launches Program for Nonvalvular A-Fib Management
STEP program includes self-management guidebook, worksheets, video for patients with NVAF
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk
Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Family-Based Therapy Can Aid Those With Anorexia
Teaching parents to help their children with eating behaviors may lead to faster weight gain
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Varicose Vein Treatments All Work, but Aren't Quite Equal
Researchers find minor differences between three therapies
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Increasing Skirt Size Tied to Higher Breast Cancer Risk
A size increase every 10 years tied to 33 percent higher risk
Thursday, September 25, 2014

CDC: U.S. Still Lags in Infant Mortality Rates
Preemies, deaths among full-term babies contribute to higher rate compared to 25 other countries
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CDC: Enterovirus D68 in 29 States, District of Columbia
Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of illness
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Clinical Guidelines Developed for NSTE-ACS
Patients with unstable angina, non-ST-elevation MI considered together in guidelines
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Soda Giants Pledge to Make Calorie Cuts in Their Drinks
Effort aimed at curbing U.S. obesity epidemic; health experts call it positive step to boost public health
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in the United States
After 20-year increase, cases have been tapering lately, but some groups still at risk
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Review: Desmopressin Offers Modest Benefit for Nocturia
Doses of at least 25 mcg linked to decreased nocturnal voids, increased time to first void
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Clinical Practice Guideline Issued for Comorbid Conditions in CVD
ACC, AHA, and the U.S. DHHS reviewed Medicare data to consider impact on practice guidelines
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Most Doctors Are Over-Extended or at Full Capacity
Only 19 percent have time to see more patients; many docs want to cut patient access to services
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Meditation May Benefit Those Who Suffer From Migraines
Pilot study explores use of mindfulness-based stress reduction for adults with migraines
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Decision-Support Guide Can Reduce Use of Prenatal Testing
Intervention, which eliminates financial barriers to testing, results in more informed choices
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Report Identifies Game Changers for U.S. Health Care
Recent innovations, developments may transform direction of patient care in next decade
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Few Children Taking ADHD Drugs Also Getting Psychotherapy
Researchers find rates vary widely by county in United States
Wednesday, September 24, 2014


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