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Report Highlights Progress, Challenges in Health IT
Progress made toward widespread adoption of EHRs; barriers to adoption of advanced EHR use
Friday, August 29, 2014

Overconfident People May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities
'Self-deception' can lead to risk taking, problems for institutions that promote such people
Friday, August 29, 2014

Tax on Sugary Beverages Could Most Reduce Child Obesity
Afterschool physical activity programs also could improve child and adolescent health
Friday, August 29, 2014

Cleft Lip, Palate Don't Increase Ear Tube Complications
Tube placement, otorrhea complications and related ENT clinic visits similar
Friday, August 29, 2014

Teens Regress After Return-to-Activity Post-Concussion
Show regression with dual tasking abilities; authors call for continued monitoring
Friday, August 29, 2014

Long-Term Use of Sulfonylureas Tied to Coronary Heart Disease
Long-term use linked to increased risk of coronary heart disease among women with diabetes
Friday, August 29, 2014

Factors ID'd for Late Hospice Admission for Cancer Patients
Late admission more likely for younger patients, married men, hematologic malignancies
Friday, August 29, 2014

Surgery for Spinal Metastasis Up From 2000 to 2009 in U.S.
In-hospital mortality rates, length of stay steady, but complications, costs up
Friday, August 29, 2014

Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus
Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans
Friday, August 29, 2014

Worse Outcomes for Weekend Admission for Pediatric Leukemia
Pediatric patients with newly diagnosed leukemia admitted on weekend have prolonged length of stay
Friday, August 29, 2014

Group-Based Intervention Cuts Gestational Weight Gain in Obese
Women assigned to group-based intervention have lower proportion of large-for-gestational-age babies
Friday, August 29, 2014

AMGA: Physician Turnover Still High in 2013
More physicians retiring; retirement as a reason for separation increased to 18 percent
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lupin in Gluten-Free Food May Trigger Allergies
Lupin, a legume belonging to same family as peanuts, is increasingly being used in gluten-free food
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says
World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa
Thursday, August 28, 2014

CDC: Most U.S. Toddlers Getting Their Vaccines
But booster shots and second doses lagging for 2-year-olds
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Age Doesn't Impact Deep Brain Stimulation Complications
For patients with Parkinson's, increasing age does not impact 90-day overall complication rates
Thursday, August 28, 2014

African-Americans Have Worse Cervical Spine Surgery Outcomes
Higher rates of in-hospital complications, mortality versus Caucasian patients
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Preventive Bundle Cuts Colorectal Surgical Site Infections
Implementation of bundle linked to reduction in superficial SSIs, postoperative sepsis
Thursday, August 28, 2014

CPAP Treats Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Seniors
Continuous positive airway pressure improves slumber, lowers daytime sleepiness
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cancer Patients With Depression Often Untreated
Studies show integrated program effective for depression in patients with cancer, lung cancer
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Team Approach Improves Practice Efficiency
For team-based care to succeed, physicians must be willing to delegate
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Factors Tied to Neck, Back Pain Improvement Identified
Patient-specific predictors include baseline pain, duration, compensation
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Oral Contraceptive Equal to Antibiotics for Acne Care
Review shows antibiotics superior at three months; equivalent reduction in acne lesions at six months
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aspirin Post-Anticoagulation Tx Cuts Risk of VTE Recurrence
Reduction in recurrent venous thromboembolism, major vascular events without increasing bleeding
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In-Utero Exposure to Gestational Diabetes Ups Later Diabetes Risk
Increased risk seen among obese adolescents exposed in utero
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Risk of Diabetes Up in Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors
Para-aortic radiation with ≥36 Gy linked to increased risk of diabetes mellitus
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Health Care Protective Gear Lacking in Ebola Outbreak
Shortages of gloves, masks existed in Liberia, Sierra Leone years before latest epidemic
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HTN Self-Management Beneficial in High-Risk Patients
Analysis of self-monitoring, self-titration of meds in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Collaborative Intervention Benefits Teens With Depression
Greater improvements in depressive symptoms for teens with collaborative care versus usual care
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CDC Director: Ebola has 'Upper Hand' in Outbreak
Health care systems in hardest hit countries overwhelmed and the virus continues to spread
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FDA: Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions
Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ban Indoor Use of E-Cigarettes, U.N. Health Agency Says
Recommendation comes a day after similar calls for regulation by American Heart Association
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Confusional Arousal Common, Linked to Other Disorders
Confusional arousals may be associated with medications, sleep disorders, or mental disorders
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Vitamin D Deficiency Worsens Outcomes With B-Cell Lymphoma
Deficiency impairs rituximab-mediated cellular cytotoxicity; substitution improves RMCC
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Medicaid Office Visit Payment Tied to Cancer Screening Rates
Changes to Medicaid reimbursements can improve cancer screening rates
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Obesity in Early Primary School Ups Risk of Bullying Involvement
Increased risk to be victim or perpetrator in early primary school based on child and teacher reports
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cognitive Impairment May Increase Subsequent Stroke Risk
Pooled results from 18 studies show increased risk of stroke; increased risk of fatal, ischemic stroke
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hospitals Should Follow CDC Recommendations for Ebola Care
Exceeding CDC recommendations may increase risk of transmission, anxiety, and costs
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Low Weight at Birth Ups Risk of Diabetes in Black Women
Low or very low birth weight linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes in African-American women
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AAP Recommendations Provided for Fluoride Use in Primary Care
Pediatricians should assess oral health risk; understand indications for fluoride varnish
Tuesday, August 26, 2014


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