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Research Initiatives Demonstrate Ways to Speed Stroke Care
Studies looked at improvements in ER, specially equipped ambulance
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Rising Role Seen for Health Education Specialists
They bring background in health education, coaching, practice quality coordination
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

AAN: Mild Cognitive Impairment May Hasten Death
Higher mortality risk seen in those over 70 years with either amnestic, non-amnestic impairment
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New Scale Useful for Predicting Sick Leave for Back Pain
Scale use may affect referral rates for radiographical exam, bed rest
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Short-Term Anxiety Up With False-Positive Mammogram
False-positive mammograms up short-term, but not long-term, anxiety
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Frequency of Arrhythmia Up in Nocturnal Hypoglycemia
QT intervals >500 ms, abnormal T-wave morphology seen in some participants during hypoglycemia
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Statins May Reduce Risk of Progression of Renal Cancer
Reduced risk of progression of localized renal cell carcinoma observed in patients on statins
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Review: Sugar-Sweetened Drink Intake Tied to Elevated BP
Studies show increase in mean BP and increased incidence of high blood pressure
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Vitamin D Levels Linked to Activity Level in Severely Obese
Also, longer 500-m walk time associated with lower serum concentrations of 25(OH)D
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Medicare ACOs Face Accountability Challenges
Significant specialty care provided to beneficiaries outside of the assigned ACO
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Irritable Bowel Ups Likelihood of Celiac Disease in Children
Rome III classification of abdominal pain-related disorders may ID those needing celiac screening
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Majority of Americans Support ACA Birth Control Mandate
Nearly seven of 10 favor universal health plan coverage for contraceptives
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Homes Now 'Reservoirs' for Superbug MRSA
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria common on household surfaces, study finds
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lorazepam No Better Than Diazepam for Epilepsy in Kids
Cessation of status epilepticus for 10 min without 30 min recurrence did not differ between groups
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Low Glucose Tied to Higher Aggressive Impulses, Behavior
Low glucose levels might contribute to intimate partner violence through low self-control
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Abridged Food Education Program for Children Still Helpful
45-minute program leads to significant improvements in food-label literacy
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Type of Attending Doc Affects Feeding Tube Rates in Elderly
Specialist on care team raises rates of feeding tube insertion in elderly, demented patients
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cancer Patients Need Anxiety, Depression Screening
American Society of Clinical Oncology has adapted pan-Canadian guidelines
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Osteoporosis
Risk of osteoporosis 2.74-fold higher even after adjustment for multiple confounding variables
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Some Docs Still Prescribe Codeine for Peds Cough/URI
National guidelines recommend against use of codeine for children
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pre-HPV Vaccine, Most Oropharyngeal Cancers HPV+
Lower prevalence of HPV 16/18 for females versus males and for non-Hispanic blacks
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Considerable Sudden Death in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Event rate of 0.6 percent per year, with risk independently and inversely related to age
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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

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

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


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