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RA Patients Will Trade Efficacy for Less Frequent, Shorter Treatment
In hypothetical scenarios, patients would trade efficacy, risk for length of treatment
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Slow Progress Toward Meaningful Use Stage 2
As of July 1, 2014, 972 of 2,823 eligible providers and 10 of 128 hospitals have attested to MU2
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CDC: Annual COPD Costs to Hit $49 Billion by 2020
Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CDC: Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year
Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Guidelines Issued for Medical Management of Kidney Stones
Guidelines developed for diagnosis and evaluation, prevention, and follow-up
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Viewpoint: Why Boys Should Be Vaccinated Against HPV
Girls-only vaccination program leaves men at risk, especially those who have sex with men
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

HCV Genotype 1 Is Most Prevalent Globally
Genotypes 4, 5 are more prevalent in lower-income countries
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SSIB: Early-Age Dieting Tied to Negative Health Outcomes Later
Earlier age tied to greater likelihood of overweight, obese and alcohol misuse
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Greater Weight Gain After Early Adenotonsillectomy for OSA
Greater increases in BMI z score compared with watchful waiting and supportive care intervention
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Parents Want Docs to Stay Out of Circumcision Decision
Parents look to the pediatrician or family doctor for information but don't want a recommendation
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk of Head and Neck Cancer
Retrospective cohort study in Taiwan shows significantly increased risk of cancer
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

HPV-Related Noncervical Cancers on the Rise in Canada
Registry data show increase in incidence rates of HPV-related oropharyngeal and anal cancers
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Heat Stroke Bigger Issue Than Cardiac Events in Runners
More serious cases of heat stroke than serious cardiac adverse events in long-distance runners
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise
All children under 12 with brown recluse spider bite should have hemoglobin urine test
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Caffeine Intake Tied to Menopausal Symptoms
Limiting caffeine may aid with hot flashes, night sweats
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Low Trust in Physician Tied to Distress in Cancer Patients
Findings only seen in more anxiously attached patients in year following diagnosis
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging
Study adds to understanding of how healthy living affects the aging process
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Treatment Options Promising for Hepatitis C Virus
Two studies demonstrate efficacy of daclatasvir plus asunaprevir and simeprevir plus sofosbuvir
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Post-Op Pneumonia Prevention Program Effective
Wider adoption could improve postoperative outcomes, cut overall health care costs
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Any Amount of Running Tied to Lower Risk of Death
Even 5 to 10 min/day at slow speeds <6 miles/hour confers marked benefit
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Preterm Birth Tied to Lasting Venous Thromboembolism Risk
Increased risk seen in infancy, early childhood, young adulthood; risks persist after adjustment
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Does Not Affect Atherosclerosis
Improvements noted in some markers of CV risk, but no change in progression of atherosclerosis
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Shift Work Linked With Higher Risk of Diabetes Mellitus
Meta-analysis of observational studies shows particularly high risk for men
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Decline in Stroke Incidence for Senior Medicare Beneficiaries
From 1988 to 2008 decrease noted in ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke; 30-day stroke mortality
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CDC: Ebola Risk in U.S. Low But Provider Vigilance Urged
U.S. health care workers reminded to test/isolate sick travelers returning from affected areas
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Access for Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Continuing to Decline
Decrease in overall access to physicians, even in previously rep-friendly specialties
Monday, July 28, 2014

Two Americans Working in Liberia Are Infected With Ebola
Both reported to be in "stable and serious" condition
Monday, July 28, 2014

'Fist Bump': The New Health Care Handshake?
U.K. researchers found it transferred about a 10th of the bacteria that gripping hands did
Monday, July 28, 2014

CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States
Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely
Monday, July 28, 2014

Young Cancer Patients at High Risk for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Oncologist and gynecologist should collaborate to provide appropriate treatment
Monday, July 28, 2014

Low Yield for Repeat Colonoscopy in Some Patients
Little benefit for repeat colonoscopy within 10 years in patients with no polyps on initial exam
Monday, July 28, 2014

HPV Testing Every Three Years As Safe As Other Strategies
Three-year risks following HPV-negative result lower than those following Pap test, cotesting
Monday, July 28, 2014

Sodium Intake Linked to Cardiovascular Disease in T2DM
Evidence of synergistic effect between hemoglobin A1c values and sodium intake
Monday, July 28, 2014

Teen Vaccinations Up But HPV Coverage Remains Low Overall
CDC experts call for improved clinician, parent adherence to recommendations
Monday, July 28, 2014

Type of Lymphoma Treatment Impacts Degree of Harm to Sperm
Treatment type and pretreatment spermatogenesis status linked to recovery
Monday, July 28, 2014

AAP Updates Recommendations for Meningococcal Vaccines
In absence of contraindications, meningococcal conjugate vaccine preferred to polysaccharide shot
Monday, July 28, 2014

Biologic Treatments for RA Carry Similar Infection Risk
Hospitalized bacterial infection risk similar for rituximab, abatacept, etanercept
Friday, July 25, 2014

Post-Op Recovery Program Aids Community Hospital Outcomes
Improvements in colorectal outcomes independent of laparoscopy, cancer diagnosis
Friday, July 25, 2014

Telling Preschoolers Foods Are Good for Them May Backfire
Children rate foods as less tasty, consume less when food is presented as trying to achieve health goal
Friday, July 25, 2014

AUGS/IUGA: Pelvic Floor Disorder Common in Female Triathletes
About one in three report symptoms of PFD; many screen positive for Triad components
Friday, July 25, 2014

Serum Free Light Chain Level Increase Precedes Amyloidosis
Monoclonal immunoglobulin light chains detected more than 11 years before diagnosis
Friday, July 25, 2014

Dietary Elimination Effective for Eosinophilic Esophagitis
No clinical, endoscopic, histologic factors predict dietary therapy response
Friday, July 25, 2014

Radial Artery Pulse Measurement Feasible Screen for A-Fib
Measurement of peripheral pulse at radial artery feasible a-fib screen for patients after stroke
Friday, July 25, 2014

Hormonal Contraception May Up Gestational Diabetes Risk
Type of birth control method may influence maternal risk for gestational diabetes mellitus
Friday, July 25, 2014

Tool Assesses Psychosocial Problems in Genetic Counseling
Questionnaire helps counselors address psychosocial issues in genetic counseling for cancer
Friday, July 25, 2014

Language Barriers Don't Raise Diabetes Complication Risk
No increased risk of acute complications or CV events or death for immigrants with language barriers
Friday, July 25, 2014

Empiric Potassium Cuts Death in Loop Diuretic Users
Reduced risk of all-cause death with empiric potassium supplementation
Friday, July 25, 2014

CDC: Too Few Teens Receiving HPV Vaccine
Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations
Friday, July 25, 2014

Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels
As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say
Friday, July 25, 2014

Maternal Gestational Weight Tied to Offspring's Asthma Risk
Finding may be important for mothers without asthma history
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Acetaminophen May Not Help in Lower Back Pain
The common pain reliever showed no effect in Australian trial
Thursday, July 24, 2014

CDC: Many Children With Medicaid Using ER As Doctor's Office
Lead author expects the Affordable Care Act to ease the situation
Thursday, July 24, 2014

FDA Approves Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone
Targiniq ER includes naloxone, which blocks euphoric effect if pill is crushed or broken
Thursday, July 24, 2014

No Savings With Drug Combo to Prevent Dialysis Catheter Clots
Higher cost of meds for dialysis catheters partially offset by reduced complications
Thursday, July 24, 2014

For VTE Prevention, Best Anticoagulant Varies by Surgery
Aspirin may be better for lower extremity arthroplasty, other anticoagulants for hip fracture
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Race Affects Opioid Selection for Cancer Pain
African-American patients are less likely to receive oxycodone, even among patients with CKD
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Predictors Identified for Stroke Post-Cardiac Surgery
Strongest predictors include advanced age, history of stroke or TIA, peripheral vascular disease
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ob-Gyn Guidance Issued for Young Cancer Patient Concerns
Cancer and its treatment may have an immediate or delayed impact on reproductive health
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Preexposure HIV Prophylaxis Doesn't Impact Pregnancy
In HIV-serodiscordant couples, receipt of PrEP doesn't impact pregnancy incidence or outcomes
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Patients Give High Marks to Shared Medical Appointments
Primary care patients more satisfied with care in shared appointments than usual care
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Prenatal Maternal Smoking Ups Risk of ADHD in Offspring
Similar association found for women who use nicotine replacement during pregnancy
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Number of Uninsured Down After ACA Open Enrollment
Decrease in number of uninsured; gain in coverage leads to improvements in access
Thursday, July 24, 2014


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