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Patient Resources for Ventricular Assist Devices Info Suboptimal
Materials present benefits, but omit risks, alternative options, and caregiver considerations
Friday, October 17, 2014

Volume of Patient-to-Doc E-mails Up From 2001 to 2010
Volume of e-mails nearly tripled, but number of messages per 100 patients stabilized from '05 to '10
Friday, October 17, 2014

Is 'Slow and Steady' Weight Loss Really the Best Approach?
Researchers suggest some overweight people might get better results from more aggressive dieting
Friday, October 17, 2014

Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit
Behavioral counseling plus medication beats other strategies
Friday, October 17, 2014

Obama Appoints Ron Klain As 'Ebola Czar'
U.S. health officials reiterate opposition to ban on travelers from West Africa
Friday, October 17, 2014

Spotting May Be Endometriosis Marker for Women With Infertility
Premenstrual spotting for two or more days linked to endometriosis, red vesicular lesion type
Friday, October 17, 2014

Simulation-Based Training Improves Endoscopy Execution
Improvement seen in both test settings and clinical practice
Friday, October 17, 2014

Years of Endurance Exercise May Raise A-Fib/Flutter Risk
Findings for men both in the regular population and competitive athletes
Friday, October 17, 2014

Many Docs Believe Mobile Health Apps Can Improve Patient Care
Most apps related to diet and fitness, do not require published evidence on clinical effectiveness
Friday, October 17, 2014

Low Testosterone May Up Risk of Atherosclerosis in Diabetes
Low testosterone may increase cardiovascular risk in middle-aged men with type 2 diabetes
Friday, October 17, 2014

Specialized Care Centers May Be Needed to Contain Ebola
Conventional U.S. medical centers not prepared to manage Ebola patients
Friday, October 17, 2014

CDC: Most Kindergartners Are Getting Their Vaccinations
Still, small percentage of parents refuse vaccinations for their children, experts note
Thursday, October 16, 2014

CMS Announces Two New Initiatives to Improve Care
Initiatives to affect Nursing Home Five Star Rating System and home health care
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Polyunsaturated Fats Mitigate Damage Tied to Weight Gain
Polyunsaturated fat intake linked to better cholesterol readings, researchers find
Thursday, October 16, 2014

'Lost Pleasure' From Smoking Not a Cost in Economic Analyses
Authors question the FDA's inclusion of consumer surplus in economic analyses of tobacco regulation
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Overdetection of PSA Recurrence After Radical Prostatectomy
For some men, prostate cancer recurrence may be overdetected, especially in those aged over 70
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Hypertension
Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Getting an Appointment With a Psychiatrist Often Difficult
Of 360 U.S. doctors called in study, only one-quarter agreed to see 'patient'
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Limiting Malpractice Claims May Not Curb Costly Medical Tests
ER charges haven't declined in three states with legislative reforms
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ebola Workshop Scheduled for Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C.
Experts and policymakers will discuss the public health response to Ebola virus disease in the U.S.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

ER Visits Linked to Synthetic Pot Up Significantly in Recent Years
Misperception that it is safe makes it especially dangerous, experts say
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Immune Therapy Induces Remission for Many With ALL
Major short-term risk is cytokine release syndrome, researchers say
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Change in Doc, Public Attitudes Needed to Cut Overtreatment
Reform of malpractice laws, inclusion of patients in medical decision making could be helpful
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

IBD Linked to Worse Prognosis After Myocardial Infarction
IBD flares linked to increased risks of recurrent MI, all-cause mortality, composite outcome
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nearly 1 in 20 Cancer Patients Die Within Month of Surgery
Lack of access to quality care a major factor in these deaths, researchers say
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Medicare Subsidy Helps Breast Cancer Patients Afford Treatment
'Extra Help' program leads to more women on hormone therapy
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More Children Receiving Medical Care in the ER
Uninsured and privately insured children show biggest increases in California study
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Quality Indicators Not Tied to Maternal, Neonatal Morbidity
Elective delivery before 39 weeks, cesareans not linked to maternal complications, neonatal morbidity
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Performance Measures Don't Influence Readmission
Findings among Medicare beneficiaries receiving postacute care at a skilled nursing facility
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mediterranean Diet Again Linked to Better Heart Health
Healthy eating may not always prevent metabolic syndrome, but may reverse it
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer
Researchers say testing patients for adverse reaction may be needed
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CDC Takes Steps Toward Hospital Preparedness for Ebola
CDC providing opportunities for U.S. health care providers to receive additional training
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FDA: Weak Evidence for Removing Chantix Warning
Pfizer wants the black box warning removed
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Facebook, Apple Offer Workers Coverage for Egg Freezing
Typically costs at least $10,000/round, plus $500 or more/year for storage
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Second Health Care Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola
Unidentified woman reported fever Tuesday, was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CDC Develops a New, Faster Lab Test for Enterovirus D68
Changes in case counts due to faster testing will not represent a real-time influx of new cases
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ASA: Post-Op Pain Management Improves in Past Decade
Far fewer patients report serious pain two weeks after surgery
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FDA Approves Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women
Device approved for impaired detrusor contractility
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Diabetes Management Advice Provided for Child Care Setting
Position statement discusses related challenges, provides management recommendations
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mental Stress Affects Heart Differently in Men, Women
Physical differences in cardiovascular and platelet reactivity seen
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ASA: Silence, Jazz Can Reduce Heart Rate After Surgery
Reductions in heart rate with jazz music, silence for patients in postoperative care unit
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Considerations for CMS Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening
Articles discuss importance of screening and strength of evidence that CMS should consider
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Experimental Tx Shouldn't Replace Critical Care for Ebola
Docs say unregistered meds, vaccines add little in underfunded areas that lack standard critical care
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million
Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads
May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity, and poor eating habits, research suggests
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Obesity Appears to Speed Aging of the Liver
Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer, insulin problems, researchers say
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression
U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

AAP: Many Newborns Have Risky First Ride Home From Hospital
Researchers find more than 90 percent of parents don't install, position car seat correctly
Monday, October 13, 2014

ASA: Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half
Rate of serious problems was highest in patients over 50
Monday, October 13, 2014

AAP: Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers
Some kids do just fine juggling multiple forms of media throughout the day, research suggests
Monday, October 13, 2014

Health Officials Reviewing Ebola Procedures at Dallas Hospital
CDC will be 'doubling down' on education and training for all U.S. hospitals
Monday, October 13, 2014

Love Your Coffee? You May Have Been Born That Way
Research identifies genes linked to the body's response to caffeine in coffee
Monday, October 13, 2014

Combining Healthy Habits Equals Greater Reduction in CRC Risk
Men in particular would benefit from five lifestyle practices, researchers say
Monday, October 13, 2014

Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies
Researchers uncover higher risk for SIDS, suffocation
Monday, October 13, 2014

Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola
CDC cites possible lapse in infection-control procedures
Monday, October 13, 2014

ASA: Chewing Gum Before Surgery Appears Safe
Patients who inadvertently chew gum should not face cancellation of procedures
Monday, October 13, 2014

ASA: Lidocaine During Breast Sx May Reduce Long-Term Pain
Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, researchers say
Monday, October 13, 2014

Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Ward Off Child Obesity
Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights
Monday, October 13, 2014

AAP: Many Parents Need More Education on Concussions
Experts believe lack of knowledge could hinder child's recovery
Monday, October 13, 2014


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