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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

USPSTF Recommends Counseling for Adults at Risk for CVD
Overweight or obese adults with risk factors should be referred for intensive behavioral counseling
Monday, August 25, 2014

State Medical Cannabis Laws Cut Opioid Overdose Mortality
Laws are associated with significantly lower mean annual opioid overdose mortality rate
Monday, August 25, 2014

New Rules for Religious Objections to Health Care Law
Employees of companies opposed to contraception coverage would get products through a third party
Monday, August 25, 2014

Number of Young Non-Smokers Trying E-Cigs Tripled in 2 Years
CDC report also finds that teens who used devices are more likely to say they would try smoking
Monday, August 25, 2014

Parents Increasingly Less Likely to Perceive Child Obesity
Overweight/obese children less likely to be perceived correctly in recent survey versus 10+ years earlier
Monday, August 25, 2014

Breastfeeding Racial Disparities May Start With Hospitals
Maternity care practices differ in neighborhoods with more black residents than average
Monday, August 25, 2014

EPA: Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner
Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency
Monday, August 25, 2014

Guidelines Presented for Electronic Cigarette Use
AHA supports inclusion of e-cigarettes in state and federal laws prohibiting sale, marketing to minors
Monday, August 25, 2014

State of the Art Review: Eating Disorders in Children, Teens
Second study highlights increasing prevalence of eating disorders not otherwise specified
Monday, August 25, 2014

Consumer Reports Advises Pregnant Women to Avoid Tuna
Guideline is prompted by concerns about mercury exposure
Monday, August 25, 2014

Start School Later for Older Kids, Pediatricians Urge
Opening bell should be no earlier than 8:30, says American Academy of Pediatrics
Monday, August 25, 2014

Futile Care Linked to Delays in Care for Other Patients
Patients have to wait for admission to ICU while at least one patient receiving futile care
Friday, August 22, 2014

U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers
Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected
Friday, August 22, 2014

Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola
Misconceptions surround how the virus is transmitted, likelihood of disease spreading in U.S.
Friday, August 22, 2014

Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes Don't Up Smoking Intensity
Little evidence of compensatory increase in smoking; no change in smoking urges, nicotine dependence
Friday, August 22, 2014

Intensive Lifestyle Changes Lead to Diabetes Cost Savings
Savings achieved through fewer hospitalizations and medications
Friday, August 22, 2014


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