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Strategies Can Help Docs Lower Their Tax Burden
Seven strategies include contributions to health savings, of securities, and to retirement plans
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Study Explores Link Between PTSD and Food Addiction
Women with most severe PTSD more likely to be addicted to food; not clear if one causes the other
Thursday, September 18, 2014

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connectivity
Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't
Thursday, September 18, 2014

CDC: Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot
Vaccine recommended for everyone 6 months and older, including pregnant women
Thursday, September 18, 2014

High Mortality, Costs With C. difficile After Spine Surgery
Infection after lumbar spine surgery linked to longer hospitalizations, higher costs, inpatient mortality
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Initial Sonography OK for Diagnosing Nephrolithiasis
Additional imaging studies, such as computed tomography, may be used as clinically indicated
Thursday, September 18, 2014

ER Timeliness to Be Improved but Some Measures May Backfire
Pressure of length of stay measures could encourage otherwise avoidable inpatient admissions
Thursday, September 18, 2014

ASTRO Issues Second List of Choosing Wisely Guidelines
Recommendations indicate treatment options that should be discussed before being prescribed
Thursday, September 18, 2014

FDA Panel: Limit Testosterone Drug Use
Joint committee also calls for drug makers to run heart-risk tests on popular 'Low T' products
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Increased Risk of Parkinson's
Researchers find connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Internists Report Considerable EMR-Linked Time Loss
Attending physicians report 48 minutes time loss per clinic day, while trainees report 18 minutes
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

EASD: Insulin Pumps Reduce Mortality, Fatal CVD Risk
Significant reductions in the risk of all-cause mortality, fatal CVD risk with pump versus injections
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Researchers ID Factor in Hospital Bacterial Resistance
Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness Affecting Kids
Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Glucose Levels
Research includes mouse and human studies
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One in Five U.S. Men Admit to Violence Against Partner
Acts include hitting, kicking, biting, choking, threatening with a weapon
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Most Treatments for Acute VTE Appear Safe, Effective
Analysis of studies shows almost all strategies have similar outcomes
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Combination Therapy Deemed Best for COPD
Researchers found two-drug regimen cut death, hospitalization rates in older adults
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Long-Term Benefits Lacking for Magnesium Sulfate in Preemies
No benefit on brain, behavioral, growth or functional outcomes at 6 to 11 years old
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned
Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ASTRO: Sexual Function Largely Retained in Prostate CA Combo Tx
High rates of preserved sexual function with combination beam plus brachytherapy
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Urine Test for Cervical HPV Demonstrates Good Accuracy
Less invasive method may increase screening rates for cervical cancer, researchers say
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Prenatal Phthalate Exposure Tied to Asthma Risk in Children
Association with phthalate exposure needs additional research, study authors say
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

FDA Approves Movantik for Opioid-Induced Constipation
Manufacturer required to do further study to evaluate the drug's cardiovascular safety
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AACR: Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer
But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Obama to Step Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa
World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CDC: Opioid-Related Deaths Quadrupled in Past Decade
Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

U.S. Waistlines Keep Growing, With Women Leading the Way
Average is nearly 39 inches, CDC researchers find
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Folate Intake Ups Outcomes for Assisted Reproductive Technology
Higher live birth rates, fertilization rates, lower cycle failure rates with higher supplemental folate
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ACP Releases Guideline for Tx of Female Urinary Incontinence
Clinical practice guideline addresses nonsurgical management of urinary incontinence in women
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Spinal Manipulation Helps Relieve Back-Related Leg Pain
Adding spinal manipulation to advice and home exercise improves short-term outcomes
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Eight Percent of Children Account for 24 Percent of ER Visits
Frequent ER utilizers least likely to receive services, especially infants, those without chronic conditions
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Over a Quarter of Hospital Orders Classified As Defensive
Most defensive costs due to potentially unnecessary hospitalization
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ASTRO: QoL Up With Testosterone Recovery in Prostate Cancer
Shorter time to testosterone recovery with 18 versus 36 months androgen deprivation therapy
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ASTRO: Radiotherapy Improves Dysphagia in Esophageal Cancer
Similar improvement in dysphagia for radiotherapy alone, chemoradiotherapy
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men
Research suggests heart-healthy exercise may keep blood vessels more flexible
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

AHA/ACC: Routine ECGs Not Advised for Young Athletes
Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol
Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Medicare Patients' Outcomes Better With Generic Statins
Prescribing generic rather than brand-name statins improves adherence to statin therapy
Monday, September 15, 2014

Children's Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast
Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68
Monday, September 15, 2014

New Role of Patient As Consumer Requires Market Changes
As consumers take on more costs of care, access to data for informed decisions deemed crucial
Monday, September 15, 2014

INR Variability Predicts Warfarin Adverse Effects
Unstable warfarin anticoagulation predictive regardless of time in therapeutic range
Monday, September 15, 2014

Errata Frequently Seen in Medical Literature
Errata in 4.2 per 100 original and review articles; major errata in 24.2 percent of articles with errata
Monday, September 15, 2014

Watchful Waiting May Not Be Best for Black Men With Prostate CA
Found more likely to develop aggressive disease earlier than white patients
Monday, September 15, 2014

HbA1c ≥5.9 Percent Can ID Diabetes in Early Pregnancy
Identifying women in early pregnancy cuts risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes
Monday, September 15, 2014

Pattern of Estrogen-Progestin Use From 1970 to 2010 Described
Increase started in 1980s, and use almost tripled in 1990s; dramatic decline in 2000s
Monday, September 15, 2014

Many Primary Care Patients Will Use Personal Health Records
Clinician characteristics and work flow innovations affect usage
Monday, September 15, 2014

HPV Vaccine Knowledge Doesn't Predict Vaccination
12-month findings true for both parents' and adolescents' knowledge
Monday, September 15, 2014

Antimicrobial Prescriptions for Children Higher Than Expected
Findings based on bacterial prevalence rates for pediatric respiratory infections
Monday, September 15, 2014

Unsupervised Prescription Drug Intake Sends Many Children to ER
Nearly 10,000 children under 6 hospitalized annually after unsupervised ingestion
Monday, September 15, 2014

Poverty Tied to Increased Respiratory Hospitalization Rate
Those with lowest incomes hospitalized three times more than those with highest incomes
Friday, September 12, 2014

Highly Sensitive Troponin Test IDs Asymptomatic Heart Damage
Could eventually join cholesterol tests as standard screening tool, researchers say
Friday, September 12, 2014

Mechanism Proposed for Nicotine Gateway Hypothesis
Nicotine seems to exert priming effect on cocaine via histone deacetylase inhibition
Friday, September 12, 2014

AAFP Joins Coalition to Prevent Misuse of ADHD Meds
Coalition initially focusing on ADHD medication misuse among college students
Friday, September 12, 2014

Opioid Overdose Prevention Needed in Young Adult Users
Nonmedical prescription users uniformed about overdose awareness, avoidance, response strategies
Friday, September 12, 2014

Non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants Vary in Assay Effects
Review guides clinicians on how to interpret coagulation test results
Friday, September 12, 2014

Adding Antipsychotic Med May Improve Behavior in ADHD
Additional findings reported for the Treatment of Severe Childhood Aggression study
Friday, September 12, 2014

Review: ASA to Prevent Primary CVD Should Be Individualized
Benefit-to-risk ratio for aspirin in primary cardiovascular disease prevention unclear
Friday, September 12, 2014

Glycemic Control Linked to Lumbar Surgery Complications
Poor control in patients with diabetes linked to increased complications, mortality risk
Friday, September 12, 2014

Demographics Impact Family Physicians' Care of Children
Practicing in rural areas, low pediatrician density lead to more care of children
Friday, September 12, 2014

Low Delivery Volume by Doctors Tied to Higher Cesarean Risk
More than two-fold increase in odds of cesarean delivery for docs with delivery volume below median
Friday, September 12, 2014

Researchers Support Lung Cancer CT Screen in Older Patients
More false positives, but higher positive predictive value, observed in those 65 years and older
Friday, September 12, 2014

U.S. Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health Care Colleague
The hope is that antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often-deadly virus in the recipient
Friday, September 12, 2014


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