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New Recs Advise Annual Eye Exam for Preschool Children
Testing recommended annually from age 3 to 6
Friday, December 19, 2014

Cancer Treatment Costs Creating 'Financial Toxicity' for Patients
Researchers say half of people treated struggle to pay medical bills
Friday, December 19, 2014

Shared Medical Appointments Beneficial in Geriatric Care
Preliminary data show SMAs help with early detection and referral for geriatric conditions
Friday, December 19, 2014

Risks ID'd for Referral-Warranted Retinopathy of Prematurity
Predictors include presence of preplus disease, retinal hemorrhage, need for ventilation
Friday, December 19, 2014

CDC: Measles Cases at Airport Highlight Ease of Transmission
Measles "continues to pose a risk for infection among unvaccinated persons in the United States"
Friday, December 19, 2014

Simple, 20-Second Test May Aid Prognosis of Brain Health
Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage
Friday, December 19, 2014

States Ill-Prepared for Ebola, Other Infectious Outbreaks
Ebola, mumps, other illnesses suggest public health systems need strengthening
Friday, December 19, 2014

CDC: Not Too Late, or Too Futile, to Get Flu Vaccine
Match not as good this year, yet health officials still urge vaccination for partial protection
Friday, December 19, 2014

High-Dose Flu Vaccine Beats Standard Dose for Frail Elderly
Vaccine elicits greater immune response in this population at higher risk
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Study Explores Effects of Metformin in Obese Children
Metformin linked to reduced food intake, decreased hunger rating, increased fullness rating
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Invasive Procedures Down With Noninvasive Prenatal Testing
Overall trisomy 21 detection similar before, after noninvasive testing introduction
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Drug Interaction Identified for Ondansetron, Tramadol
Ondansetron linked to increased requirement for tramadol; decrease in the effect over time
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Patient Reminders Needed on Inhaler, Epinephrine Use
Memory of correct way to use may have faded over time, researchers report
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Internal Carotid Artery Tear Seen in Child After Roller-Coaster Ride
Case study describes 4-year-old who developed left-sided weakness after frequenting rides
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Low-Glycemic Index Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors
No improvements seen in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, or systolic blood pressure
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sedatives Still Prescribed for Elderly Despite Risks
Benzodiazepines tied to confusion and falls
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Outcomes Best for Early Enrollment in Cardiac Rehab
Patients should initiate cardiac rehabilitation within 15 days of the index event
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hospital Staff Say 'Crisis Mode' Obstructs Communication
Workers who perceive high stress at work think it interferes with exchange of patient information
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hypoglycemia Ups Cardio Events, Mortality for Insulin-Treated
Increased risk of cardiovascular events, mortality for insulin-treated patients with type 1, 2 diabetes
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Preeclampsia Prediction Similar, Modest With Two Algorithms
Fetal Medicine Foundation algorithm seems suitable for prediction of preterm preeclampsia
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Review Finds Peri-Op Surgical Home Care Model Beneficial
Greatest impact in terms of preparing patients for surgery, ensuring effective post-op transitions
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Digital Self-Scheduling Set to Increase Considerably by 2019
By the end of 2019, 64 percent of patients expected to book appointments online
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CDC: Syphilis Cases Rising Among Gay, Bisexual Men
Rates of chlamydia dip for the first time in 30 years
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Over 50 FDA-Approved Meds Can Help Battle Ebola Infection
Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; more study for this use needed
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fatal Case of Legionnaires' in Infant Following Water Birth
Health officials couldn't confirm source of infection, but warn of risks of practice
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

An Estimated 2,000 ER Visits Due to Indoor Tanning in 2012
Women, whites account for majority of emergency department patients
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Yoga Heart Health Benefits Similar to Brisk Walking
Those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Urinary Catheters Often Left in Too Long During Hospital Stay
Members of clinical team should keep reevaluating the need for catheter use in hospitalized patients
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Consider False-Positives When Test Results Don't Add Up
Misdiagnosis may lead to unnecessary treatments and psychological harm for the patient
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Direct Oral Anticoagulants Have Distinct Bleeding Profiles
Reductions in bleeding in some cases, including patients with a-fib; increase in GI bleeding
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Support for Electronic Health Information Varies With Use
Most support for research use when consent is obtained; least for marketing use without consent
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Public Disclosure of Antibiotic Harms Cuts Prescription Rates
Findings based on nationally representative data from South Korea for upper respiratory tract infection
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Doctors Not Providing Sexual Counseling for Heart Patients
Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Feeling Younger Tied to Enhanced Longevity
Researchers found death rate among young at heart was lower during study period
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Condom Use for ≥3 Months Urged for Male Ebola Survivors
Ebola virus persists in semen for an average of more than 66 days
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Patchwork State Coverage for Pediatric Essential Health Benefit
State-by-state benchmark plan approach results in coverage for children that has significant exclusions
Monday, December 15, 2014

Potential Drug Interactions Common in Peds Hospitalizations
Medication combos may cause side effects or reduce treatment effectiveness
Monday, December 15, 2014

Methylphenidate Use Tied to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD
Older teens experience the greatest drop in injury risk while taking the medication
Monday, December 15, 2014

Transesophageal ECHO Impacts Cardioembolic Stroke Care
TEE findings affect management in 16.7 percent of patients with suspected cardioembolic stroke
Monday, December 15, 2014

In Nursing Homes, Statins Often Continued in Advanced Dementia
Most residents taking statins continue after progression to advanced-stage disease
Monday, December 15, 2014

Screening Performance Differs With Distinct Fecal Test Brands
Significant differences in positive predictive value for cancer detection, rates of interval cancer
Monday, December 15, 2014

ICU Diaries May Aid Survivors in Recovery After Discharge
Patient diaries commonly used in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe
Monday, December 15, 2014

Cobalamin Defects Can Explain Neurologic Regression in Children
Case study describes case of neurologic regression in otherwise healthy 8-year-old
Monday, December 15, 2014

No Higher Risk of Breast Cancer for Women With Migraines
Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection
Monday, December 15, 2014

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