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Primary Care Doctors Must Influence Lifestyle Changes
Doctors can play a role in preventing chronic disease through ongoing lifestyle counseling
Monday, April 21, 2014

Task Force Recommends Ways to Improve Price Transparency
Tools include giving price estimates, guidance on out-of-pocket expenses, other relevant information
Monday, April 21, 2014

Most Adolescents Sleep Six to Seven Hours on Week Nights
Blacks and males sleep less, have more fragmented sleep; females have poorer sleep quality
Monday, April 21, 2014

About Half of Cancelled Time in OR Due to Inpatients
Inpatients represent less than half of scheduled minutes of surgery, but half or more cancelled time
Monday, April 21, 2014

Antibiotics Improve Children's Growth in Poorer Nations
Increases seen in both height and weight in children from undernourished populations
Monday, April 21, 2014

Sprifermin May Aid Cartilage Thickness Loss With Arthritis
Benefit seen in lateral femorotibial compartment, but not central medial femorotibial compartment
Monday, April 21, 2014

Some Children Gain Weight After Tonsil Removal Surgery
Adenotonsillectomy does not correlate, though, with increased rates of obesity
Monday, April 21, 2014

High Total, Animal Protein Intake Ups Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Effect modified by sex and body mass index, with strongest association seen for obese women
Monday, April 21, 2014

Vegetarian Black Adventists Have Lower Cardiovascular Risk
Cross-sectional analysis suggests health benefits of vegetarian diet in blacks
Monday, April 21, 2014

Low Adherence Rates for Prostate Cancer Quality of Care Measures
Regional variation seen in pretreatment counseling, overuse of bone scans, oncologist follow-up
Monday, April 21, 2014

Review: Pregnancy Complications Up With Chronic HTN
Meta-analysis shows increased risks of superimposed preeclampsia, preterm delivery, low birth weight
Monday, April 21, 2014

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


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