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Depression Influences Post-Op Satisfaction in Older Patients
Findings in a cohort of patients aged 65 years or older who underwent revision lumbar surgery
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Clinical Illness, Outcomes for Ebola in Sierra Leone Reviewed
Incubation period six to 12 days, case fatality rate 74 percent; similar to other findings from 2014 outbreak
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ADT May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Prostate Cancer Patients
But the overall risk is small, researchers say
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vaccine Approved for Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease
Trumenba protects against four strains in serogroup B; sanctioned for people aged 10 through 25
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Voters' Views on Affordable Care Act Split Along Party Lines
Health care is third most important issue to Americans in fall elections, according to polls
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

High Milk Intake Linked to Increased Mortality Risk
Higher fracture/other morbidity risk in women; higher mortality risk in women and men
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Boys' Genital Development
Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens
Labels omitting certain ingredients are leading cause of FDA recalls
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mortality Risk Higher in Normal-Weight Diabetes Patients
Muscle size may mediate the relationship between body mass index and mortality in type 2 diabetes
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Frequent Readmissions, High Costs After Cardiac Arrest
Findings among survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest aged 65 years and older
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Vaginosis After All
Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers
Survivors found more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants than cancer-free women
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs
Average prices may be 5 percent more in some areas
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Metformin Beats Other T2DM Meds for Initial Treatment
Of those started on metformin, only about one-quarter needed another diabetes medication
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ASN: Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Be Missing the Mark
Researchers find readings off by more than 10 mm Hg just under 10 percent of the time
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Congenital CMV Causes >10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases
But most babies don't show symptoms, researchers say
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

'Prehabilitation' Before Surgery May Aid Recovery
Researchers find pre-op exercise, diet, and relaxation program helps after procedure
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

USPSTF: More Evidence Needed for Thyroid Screening
More research needed to determine the clinical benefits, potential harms associated with screening
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Placebo Treatment May Quiet Children's Cough
Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduces symptoms
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk
Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs
More than two-thirds involve these medications, researchers report
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kidney Stones May Increase Fracture Risk
Median time from diagnosis of urolithiasis to fracture was a decade
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Maintenance Opioid Agonist Tx Linked to Lower HCV Incidence
Maintenance therapy tied to lower incidence of hepatitis C virus in young adult injection drug users
Monday, October 27, 2014

Colleges Could Do More for Students With Chronic Illnesses
Only half of campus clinics feel they can handle diabetes care; many don't ID students with needs
Monday, October 27, 2014

New York, New Jersey Ease Ebola Quarantines
Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home
Monday, October 27, 2014

CDC Issues Revised Interim U.S. Guidance on Ebola
Revised guidance offered for the monitoring and movement of people with exposure to Ebola virus
Monday, October 27, 2014

AAP Updates Guidelines for Bronchiolitis in Infants
Guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and management
Monday, October 27, 2014

Telephone Intervention Doesn't Aid Diabetes Meds Adherence
Findings among adults with diabetes recently prescribed new medication
Monday, October 27, 2014

Suboptimal Staging Linked to Mortality in Bladder Cancer
Omission of muscle in specimen or its mention in pathology report linked to increased mortality
Monday, October 27, 2014

Healthy Lifestyle Independently Tied to Lower CHF Risk in Women
Effect observed even in the absence of preexisting coronary heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes
Monday, October 27, 2014

ASCO: Burnout Reported by Most Palliative Care Clinicians
Greatest risk of burnout for younger docs, those working more than 50 hours per week
Monday, October 27, 2014

Overweight Youth With Asthma May Overuse Rescue Meds
Overweight/obese children may falsely attribute exertional dyspnea, esophageal reflux to asthma
Monday, October 27, 2014

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children
Monday, October 27, 2014

Knowing Genetic Risk of Cancer Doesn't Change Behavior
Those who know they have greater risk of colorectal cancer found no more likely to be screened
Monday, October 27, 2014

Two Biomarkers May Aid Diagnosis of Rhinosinusitis
Validation in human trials may lead to a point-of-care diagnostic test
Friday, October 24, 2014

Pharmacoinvasive STEMI Strategy Best for Smokers, Nonsmokers
Consistent benefit for smokers, nonsmokers; smoking status did not modify treatment effect
Friday, October 24, 2014

Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk
Getting too much, too little may raise chances of inflammatory bowel condition
Friday, October 24, 2014

ESC: Depression After MI May Be More Common for Women
Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'
Friday, October 24, 2014

More Attention to CVD Risk Assessment in T1DM Urged
Currently no risk prediction model for use in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus
Friday, October 24, 2014

Risk-Adjusted Readmission Rates Similar After Colorectal Sx
Little variation in hospital readmission rates after adjustment for patient characteristics, comorbidities
Friday, October 24, 2014

Study Estimates Costs at 10 Years After Stroke
Direct costs similar at 10 years, three to five years for ischemic stroke; higher for hemorrhagic stroke
Friday, October 24, 2014

NT-proBNP Modestly Improves CVD Risk Prediction in Women
Women in highest versus lowest NT-proBNP quartile have increased risk, even after adjustment
Friday, October 24, 2014

Breast Cancer Markers Commonly Used for Routine Surveillance
Medical costs nearly 30 percent higher in these women with early-stage disease
Friday, October 24, 2014

Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime
Researchers say sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia
Friday, October 24, 2014

New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case
Doctor worked with Doctors Without Borders, had just returned from Guinea in West Africa
Friday, October 24, 2014

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely
No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs
Friday, October 24, 2014

Coworker Response 'Crucial' in Workplace Bullying Resolution
Coworker response plays role in narrative development
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Aspirin May Cut Mortality in Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer
Significant association observed for high-risk cancers with no difference according to daily dose
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mortality Declines for Aortic Dissection Patients
However, hospitalization rate for aortic dissection remains stable
Thursday, October 23, 2014

U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Trans, Saturated Fats
Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids
Thursday, October 23, 2014

CHEST: CPAP Doesn't Adversely Affect Sex Life
Patients who adhere to treatment are as satisfied with sexual activity as those who don't
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Even Severe Ebola Cases Can Be Treated With Intensive Care
Case report demonstrates effective treatment of patient with complications including septicemia
Thursday, October 23, 2014

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Health Care Access
Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches
But experts find the study too small, problem too rare to be of concern
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Taking a 'Selfie' May Help With Dermatology Care
E-mailing pics of atopic dermatitis lesions to physicians works nearly as well as in-person visits
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hospital Study Addresses 'Alarm Fatigue'
2.5 million beeps, bleeps sounded in one month at one U.S. medical center
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters
21 percent were unaware that a patient under their care had a central venous catheter
Thursday, October 23, 2014


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