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Concomitant Metformin, GERD Meds Up Vitamin B12 Depletion
Concomitant use of these medications may result in B12 deficiency-induced neuropathy
Thursday, April 23, 2015

EHR Data Mining Helps With Quality Improvement
Data mining tools, including health maintenance alerts, reports, are available in EHR products
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

More Reassurance Against MMR-Autism Link
Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

EHR Decision Support Ups Radiologic Test Appropriateness
Harms of computerized clinical decision-support capabilities of EHR rarely assessed
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

AAN: New AAN/AES Guidelines on Treating First Seizure
Antiepileptic drug therapy recommended to help stave off recurrence
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FDA: Counterfeit Botox Found in the United States
Agency recommends physicians closely examine Botox packaging
Monday, April 20, 2015

Guidance Offered for Managing Conflict With Patients
Good communication is crucial for managing encounters when denying a patient request
Monday, April 20, 2015

CDC Details Mosquito-Borne Virus-Linked Death in Tennessee
Researchers identify lethal strain of La Crosse virus in Tennessee patient
Friday, April 17, 2015

More Evidence Implicates Inflammation in Lyme Neuro Dz
Study in rhesus macaques indicates causal role for inflammation in Lyme neuroborreliosis
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Snoring, Sleep Apnea Linked to Dementia, but CPAP Helps
Treating sleep issues may delay mental decline in older adults, researchers say
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Medicare Spending Down in Year One of Pioneer ACO
Total adjusted per-beneficiary spending down in ACO group versus control group
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ethical Implications for Looking Up Applicants on Facebook
Misinterpretation of content, implicit bias could undermine fair appraisal for applicants
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Response to Parental Concerns of Autism Found Lacking
Early diagnosis is associated with better long-term outcomes
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Depression, Diabetes Both Tied to Increased Dementia Risk
Each threatens brain health, and combination is worse, study suggests
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

AMA Announces End of Sustainable Growth Rate Formula
Legislation includes provisions such as simplification of reporting programs, incentive payments
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Survey Looks at Patient Attitudes Regarding Informed Consent
Most respondents want to be asked for permission to participate in studies assessing medical practice
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Anticoagulation Both Over- and Under-Prescribed in A-Fib
May be unnecessary for those at low risk of stroke
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Security Breaches of Health Records Up Over Past Decade
Researchers call for enhanced security as more patient information is stored online
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pharmacist Support Boosts Anticoagulation Adherence
In study, almost 30 percent of people with atrial fibrillation didn't use dabigatran as instructed
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

AAN: Liquid Marijuana Shows Promise for Refractory Epilepsy
Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had decrease in seizure rates
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Placebo Response May Depend on Individual DNA
But more questions than answers exist at this point
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Art Program Hones Med Students' Visual Observation Skills
Students become better at observation and appreciate the importance of communication
Friday, April 10, 2015

Many Doctors Haven't Started Dealing With ICD-10 Revision
Tips to ease transition include contacting vendors and health plans, improving documentation
Friday, April 10, 2015

Medical Debt Burden Higher in Texas, Florida
California and New York fully expanded Medicaid coverage under ACA, but Texas and Florida did not
Friday, April 10, 2015

Children With Neuro Disorders Need Flu Vaccine, May Not Get It
Children with neurological conditions more likely to develop flu-related complications
Friday, April 10, 2015

Restless Leg Syndrome Common in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Peripheral arthritis, uveitis, anemia, smoking, polyneuropathy higher in AS patients with RLS
Friday, April 10, 2015

Pharmacists Raise Concerns for Patient Access to Generic Drugs
Survey shows it takes one month or longer for PBMs to fix maximum allowed costs underpayments
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Higher Risk of Suicide Seen in Stroke Survivors
Danger is greatest in first two years after stroke, Swedish researchers say
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Migraine Medication Linked to Eating Disorders in Teens
Case reports don't prove the medicine caused problems, however
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Mindfulness Program Beneficial for Chronic Pain
Significant effect on primary outcome measure of the Short Form-36 vitality scale
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Dimethyl Fumarate Linked to Development of PML
Linked to two cases of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
Thursday, April 09, 2015

Article Highlights Legal Issues Linked to Physician Extenders
Understanding legal issues allows effective use of PEs, who can be beneficial in health care
Friday, April 03, 2015

Three-Quarters of Children With ADHD Take Meds
Just under one-third of children receive both meds and behavioral therapy
Friday, April 03, 2015

Patients May Be Modifying Meds Due to Trouble Swallowing
Some consumers do not consult health professionals if they experience problems, before modifying meds
Thursday, April 02, 2015

Most Childhood CA Survivors Battle Chronic Conditions
An estimated 388,501 survivors of childhood cancer are living in the United States today
Thursday, April 02, 2015

Mobile Health App Use Continuing to Increase
More than one-third of doctors recommended mobile health apps to their patients in past year
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Daily Serving of Leafy Greens May Help Preserve Cognition
Vitamin K thought to slow deterioration
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Small, Steady Decline in Cancer Rates in U.S. Over Past Decade
Annual report shows progress in battle against cancer
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Doctors May Not Be Informing of Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer's or their caregivers say they were told of the diagnosis
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Electronic Solutions Underway for Rx Prior Authorizations
Two technology companies offering solutions that embed electronic PA in e-prescribing process
Friday, March 20, 2015

Dietary Omega-3 Supplements Improve ADHD Symptoms
Improvement in parent-rated attention for boys with ADHD and typically developing controls
Friday, March 20, 2015

Antipsychotics May Up Risk of Premature Death in Dementia
Risk dose-dependent among patients taking newer, more commonly used antipsychotics
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WBC, Neutrophil Counts Predict Stroke Risk in Older Asian Men
Higher total WBC, neutrophil counts independently predict stroke in older Japanese-American men
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

More Than 16 Million Americans Have Gained Coverage Under ACA
White House announces historic drop in number of uninsured Americans
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Getting Heard May Be Key to Getting New Job
Pitch for job was more convincing when evaluators heard it than when they read it
Friday, March 13, 2015

Clinical Trial Data Often Not Reported in Timely Manner
Delays in filing findings on new treatments mean patients aren't informed, researcher says
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Physicians Should Plan Exit Strategy in Advance
Planning 3 to 5 years in advance recommended; practice can be transitioned rather than closed
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Susac Syndrome Is Possibility in Cases of Acute Confusion
Two cases demonstrate possibility of Susac syndrome for young patients presenting with confusion
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

National Hospital Rating Systems Rarely in Agreement
None of the hospitals rated as high performer on all four national rating systems
Friday, March 06, 2015

FDA Launches First App to Identify Drug Shortages
App IDs shortages, resolved shortages, product discontinuation; can be used to report shortages
Thursday, March 05, 2015

One-Third of U.S. More Than Hour Away From Stroke Center
Lowest access found in southeastern United States, researchers say
Thursday, March 05, 2015

AHA: Midlife Fitness Equates to Better Cognition Decades Later
Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later
Thursday, March 05, 2015

Higher Coffee Consumption Tied to Less Coronary Calcium
Three to five cups daily appears to lower risk
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Acetaminophen Risks May Be Underestimated
Researchers call for a new systematic review of acetaminophen's effectiveness and safety
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Cannabis Linked to Increased Risk of Cerebrovascular Events
Temporal relationship between cannabis exposure, index event exhibited in 81 percent of cases
Monday, March 02, 2015

Hospital Design Has Little Effect on Patient Satisfaction
Aesthetics aren't as important as care from doctors, nurses, and staff, researchers note
Monday, March 02, 2015

AMA: Key Steps for Minimizing Liability Risk in Telemedicine
Include defining minimum requirement necessary for establishing doctor-patient relationship
Friday, February 27, 2015

AAN: Safety Additions to Helmets of Little Benefit
Crash dummy testing finds extra padding, strips, treatments don't make much difference on impact
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sleeping More Than Eight Hours a Night May Up Stroke Risk
More than eight hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Noncancer Pain Patients Commonly Use Benzodiazepines
High prevalence of benzodiazepine use is inconsistent with guidelines
Monday, February 23, 2015

Patients Say Cost Matters Greatly in Choosing Doctor
Reasons to leave include unprofessional staff, difficulty getting scheduled, long wait to see doctor
Friday, February 20, 2015

AAN: Low Levels of Key Nutrients and MS Linked in Women
But researchers aren't sure whether differences are a cause of MS or a result of it
Friday, February 20, 2015

Varicella Zoster Linked to Giant Cell Arteritis
Patients should take antiviral medications along with steroids, say researchers
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Doctors, Pharmacists Least Likely Health Pros to Divorce
But women physicians 1.5 times more likely than male counterparts
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fear of Discrimination Keeps Many LGBT Med Students Silent
Thirty percent of LGBT surveyed said they didn't reveal sexual identity in medical school
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Article Emphasizes Importance of Apology in Medical Error
Apology laws unnecessary if physicians understand the importance of offering accountability
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

High Deductible Plans Factor Into Physician-Patient Relationship
Physicians may want to be proactive by detailing costs and options for patients
Monday, February 16, 2015

Antipsychotic Rx Often Relates to Non-Approved Indications
Major categories of reasons for medication use are behavioral, psychiatric, emotional states, cognition
Monday, February 16, 2015

Patients Tend to Prefer Formal Physician Attire
Patient preferences influenced by age, geographic location, context of care
Friday, February 13, 2015

Specific NSAIDs Increase Nonfatal Ischemic Stroke Risk
Use of diclofenac and aceclofenac, but not ibuprofen and naproxen, increases risk
Thursday, February 12, 2015

ASA: Cancer Risk Higher for Older Stroke Survivors
But cancer only affected about 2 percent of those in two-year follow-up period
Thursday, February 12, 2015

ASA: Worse Stroke Outcomes in Dehydrated Patients
Stroke effects worsened or stayed the same in 42 percent of dehydrated patients
Thursday, February 12, 2015

ASA: Driving Errors Up in Recent Stroke Survivors
Recent survivors more likely to make errors and have collisions in simulated tests
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

AMA: Use American Heart Month to Focus on Patients' BP
AMA provides three questions for physicians to ask when measuring blood pressure
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Americans' Complementary Health Approaches Changing
Yoga practice and fish oil use up, some other supplement use down
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hospitals Embracing 'Drip and Ship' Stroke Protocol
More local hospitals comfortable giving tPA drip, then shipping patients to advanced centers
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Naps Counteract Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation
Naps appear to restore norepinephrine and interleukin-6 levels to normal
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Research Misconduct ID'd by FDA Often Unreported in Literature
Only three of 78 published studies mentioned issues of concern uncovered by FDA
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Confidence Not Accurate Measure of Prescribing Competence
Fourth-year medical students show lack of insight into their own prescribing strengths and weaknesses
Monday, February 09, 2015

Motivational Interviewing Can Help Reach Nonadherent Patients
Although working with patients to set personal goals may take more time, the investment pays off
Friday, February 06, 2015

Early Stroke Care Can Start With Paramedics
Study evaluated administration of magnesium sulfate
Friday, February 06, 2015

U.S. Lyme Disease Costs Could Exceed $1 Billion Annually
Prolonged illness in infected Americans costs up to $1.3 billion a year in treatments
Friday, February 06, 2015

Prompt, Aggressive BP Management Encouraged
Systolic reading of 150 should prompt immediate action to prevent poor outcomes, researchers say
Thursday, February 05, 2015

Prehospital Magnesium Sulfate Doesn't Benefit Stroke Outcomes
No improvement in disability outcomes at 90 days with prehospital magnesium sulfate therapy
Thursday, February 05, 2015

Perspective on Dr. Davidson: 'Be Like Mike'
Michael Davidson took on highest risk patients, sought to extend lives in cases deemed 'hopeless'
Thursday, February 05, 2015

Patient Engagement Can Cut Costs, Improve Outcomes
Initiatives can decrease hospital visits, cut morbidity and mortality, up treatment adherence
Monday, February 02, 2015

Estrogen May Lessen Cognitive Effects of Lead Exposure
May explain why lead exposure is less likely to cause brain damage in girls than in boys
Monday, February 02, 2015

Heavy Drinking in Middle Age Rivals HTN, DM As Stroke Risk
By age 75, however, blood pressure and diabetes became better predictors of stroke
Friday, January 30, 2015

Cardiovascular, Cerebral Effect for Red Bull + Mental Stress
Increase in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate, decreased cerebral blood flow velocity
Friday, January 30, 2015

CDC: ~8 Percent of U.S. Adults Nonadherent Due to Rx Costs
Patients skipping doses, taking less medication or delaying filling prescriptions
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Eye Tracking Could Quantify Symptoms of Brain Injury
Could serve as measure of severity of concussion-related ocular motility disruption
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Starting Football Young May Lead to Higher Cognitive Risks
Former pros who played before age of 11 show greater deficits in memory and thinking skills
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Anxiety Moderates Amyloid-β Association With Cognition
Correlation moderated by elevated anxiety symptoms; greater decline in high-anxiety group
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Benefits Package Important for Attracting, Retaining Staff
Key benefit options include vacation days, sick leave, attendance bonuses, paid time off
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Daily Blueberry Consumption May Reduce Blood Pressure
Decrease in blood pressure, arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women with pre-, stage 1-HTN
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

FDA Approves New Meningococcal Disease Vaccine
Bexsero is the second vaccine approved in the past three months to prevent this disease
Monday, January 26, 2015

Premature Death Risk Up for Stroke Survivors Living Alone
Findings especially strong for men
Monday, January 26, 2015

Video-Based Tx May Benefit Babies at Risk for Autism
Research suggests an effect for at-risk infants, but more study is needed
Friday, January 23, 2015

Four Factors Impact QoL From Perspective of Dementia Sufferers
Relationships, agency in life, wellness perspective, and sense of place impact quality of life
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Physicians Rank the Best EHR Systems of 2014
EHRs ranked in five performance areas, including quality of care, patient portal, technical support
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Prone Sleep Position Tied to Higher Mortality in Epilepsy
Higher risk found in those younger than 40
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Routine Oral Anticoagulants May Not Benefit All With A-Fib
Ischemic stroke risk lower than thought in those with atrial fibrillation and CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

AHS: Research Informs New Migraine Rx Guidelines
Opioids not recommended for regular use
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Impact of Medical Scribes on EHR Advancement Discussed
Use of medical scribes should not be replacement for improvement of EHRs
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Working Long Hours? Beware Risky Alcohol Consumption
Researchers find link between long hours on the job and excess alcohol consumption
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Benefit of Carotid Stenting in Elderly Called Into Question
A third of older patients died within two years of procedure
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Major Risks of Long-Term Opioid Rx Deemed Dose-Dependent
In review, serious harms of long-term therapy seemed to depend on opioid dose
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Guidelines Presented for Clinical Documentation in 21st Century
Recommendations provided for clinicians, provider institutions, government regulators, payers
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Short-Term Effects of Middle School Football Analyzed
No impairment of brain function seen over short term
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Brief Well-Child Visit Inadequate for ID of Autism Risk
Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments
Monday, January 12, 2015

NIH: Insufficient Evidence for Opioid Use in Chronic Pain
Insufficient evidence for every clinical decision that a provider needs to make about use of opioids
Monday, January 12, 2015

Clinicians Increasingly Ordering Imaging for Headaches
From 1999-2000 to 2009-2010, increases seen in use of CT/MRI, referrals to other physicians
Monday, January 12, 2015

High Rates of Missed Diagnoses of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Of youth with fetal alcohol syndrome disorders, 86.5 percent had not been diagnosed, been misdiagnosed
Monday, January 12, 2015

CDC: Occupationally Acquired HIV Now Rare
Few confirmed cases reported in the United States health care workers since the late 1990s
Friday, January 09, 2015

Stroke Risk Up Post-Cancer Diagnosis
Risk found highest first three months after diagnosis
Wednesday, January 07, 2015

HPV Vaccination Not Linked to Higher Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
Researchers say findings provide more evidence supporting safety of vaccine
Tuesday, January 06, 2015

'July Effect' Has No Impact on Quality of Care in Stroke
Deaths, disabilities not found to increase with arrival of med school grads
Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Vaccination Hesitancy in Israel's 2013 Polio Outbreak Explored
Parents who usually vaccinate were hesitant because of lack of faith in health system, safety concerns
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ebola, ACA, VA Scandal Top U.S. Health News for 2014
Enterovirus illnesses, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 Medicare Fee Schedule Offers Payment for Chronic Care
Code pays for clinical staff time for developing, implementing care plan for chronic conditions
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

BP-Lowering Therapy Reduces Stroke, Death in Grade 1 HTN
Treatment reduces blood pressure; decreases likelihood of stroke, cardiovascular, total deaths
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

No Mortality Benefit for Longer Cooling, Deeper Cooling in NICU
No reduction in NICU deaths for full-term neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Increased Health Care Use With Concussion Legislation
Among U.S. children, increased utilization of health care in states with, without concussion legislation
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Older Women Restrict Driving More Than Older Men
Findings independent of distance previously driven, physical health, cognitive status
Monday, December 22, 2014

Simple, 20-Second Test May Aid Prognosis of Brain Health
Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage
Friday, December 19, 2014

Internal Carotid Artery Tear Seen in Child After Roller-Coaster Ride
Case study describes 4-year-old who developed left-sided weakness after frequenting rides
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Digital Self-Scheduling Set to Increase Considerably by 2019
By the end of 2019, 64 percent of patients expected to book appointments online
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Support for Electronic Health Information Varies With Use
Most support for research use when consent is obtained; least for marketing use without consent
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Methylphenidate Use Tied to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD
Older teens experience the greatest drop in injury risk while taking the medication
Monday, December 15, 2014

Transesophageal ECHO Impacts Cardioembolic Stroke Care
TEE findings affect management in 16.7 percent of patients with suspected cardioembolic stroke
Monday, December 15, 2014

In Nursing Homes, Statins Often Continued in Advanced Dementia
Most residents taking statins continue after progression to advanced-stage disease
Monday, December 15, 2014

Cobalamin Defects Can Explain Neurologic Regression in Children
Case study describes case of neurologic regression in otherwise healthy 8-year-old
Monday, December 15, 2014

No Higher Risk of Breast Cancer for Women With Migraines
Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection
Monday, December 15, 2014

Nutrition, Weight Loss Key in Mobility-Impaired Adults
Randomized controlled trials needed to identify effective nutrition and weight loss interventions
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Poor Quality Sleep Tied to Higher Risk of Dementia
Research indicates low oxygen levels, less time in deep sleep may contribute to brain changes
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Spending Cuts May Have Mixed Effects on Stroke Outcomes
Processes of care change when caps are placed on fee-for-service-based reimbursement
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CT Scans Post-TIA Yield Clues to Future Stroke Risk
Those with damage due to lack of blood flow more likely to suffer recurrence
Friday, December 05, 2014

Midlife Diabetes Linked to Greater Cogntive Decline Later
Those with poorly controlled diabetes found to be at highest risk
Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Health Care Organizations See Value of Telemedicine
Almost all health care leaders see importance of development of telemedicine services
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More Patients Meet 2014 Blood Pressure Goals Than JNC-7 Goals
Of those for whom goal achievement changed, many had prior stroke, TIA or coronary artery disease
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies
But finding is too preliminary to say it causes the deadly condition, experts say
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly
Patients six times more likely to get tPA within 'golden' hour of first symptoms
Monday, November 24, 2014

Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion
Data suggest that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes
Monday, November 24, 2014

AMA: Gender Inequality Still Exists in Medicine
Article describes challenges for women in medicine, highlights things that need to be changed
Friday, November 21, 2014

Effect of Interventions to Improve Meds Adherence Vary
Characteristics and effects of interventions vary; few trials show improved adherence and clinical outcome
Friday, November 21, 2014

Could Occupation Help Preserve the Aging Brain?
Mentally stimulating work may keep mind sharp, researchers say
Thursday, November 20, 2014

AHA: Trans Fats May Sap Memory
Researchers report that men who consumed more of them did worse on word recall test
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Head Trauma in Abused Kids Can Have Lifelong Impact
Shortened lifespan, disability often come in wake of these injuries
Monday, November 17, 2014

FDA: Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not As Effective
In some patients, the medications were released more slowly than extended-release Concerta
Friday, November 14, 2014

Peripheral Nerve Blocks OK for Migraines in Pregnancy
Findings among women with migraines unresponsive to oral, intravenous meds
Friday, November 14, 2014

Triple Aim Should Be Expanded to Address Physician Burnout
Provider burnout linked to lower patient satisfaction, reduced health outcomes; may increase costs
Friday, November 14, 2014

U.S. Prices Soaring for Some Generic Drugs
Supply and manufacturing problems, plus fewer companies in the market among causes
Thursday, November 13, 2014

B Vitamins May Not Boost Cognitive Performance
Folic acid and vitamin B12 reduce homocysteine, but don't improve recall
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Children
Seatbelts and bike helmets can help prevent severe head injuries, experts say
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Patient Preference for Anticoagulant Tx Outcome Varies
Larger negative preference for stroke, myocardial infarction for those with previous stroke, MI
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Want to Be a Leader? Cultivate a Healthy Look
The appearance of fitness trumps a look of intelligence, researchers say
Friday, November 07, 2014

Bed Position Matters in Care After Acute Ischemic Stroke
But clear guidelines aren't available, researcher says
Friday, November 07, 2014

Better Physician Communication at Shift Change Reduces Errors
Detailed 'handoff package' helps remind physicians about patient needs
Friday, November 07, 2014

More Evidence That Certain NSAIDs Up Post-Stroke Mortality
Celecoxib and other COX-2 inhibitors should be prescribed with care, experts say
Thursday, November 06, 2014

Opening Visitation Access Boosts Patient, Family Experience
Patients and families feel more informed; improvement in staff attitude toward visitors
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Many Americans May Get Hospice Care Too Late
A third die within a week of beginning palliative care, experts say
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain
Rotating shifts for more than 10 years seem to have the biggest impact, researchers say
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Better Detection Major Factor Behind Rise in Autism Cases
But, reporting changes don't explain the total increase, experts say
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Atrial Fibrillation May Double Risk for 'Silent Strokes'
Finding might explain link between atrial fibrillation, poorer thinking and memory
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

End-of-Life Care Discussions May Miss Patient Priorities
Discussion of care preferences, prognosis, values, and fears important to patient and family
Monday, November 03, 2014

Typical ADHD Care Leaves Room for Improvement
Many pediatricians fail to follow guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up
Monday, November 03, 2014

AMA: Absence of Health Insurer Competition in Many Areas
Significant absence of health insurer competition in 72 percent of the metropolitan areas studied
Monday, November 03, 2014

Almost One in Five Americans Plagued by Constant Pain
Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note
Friday, October 31, 2014

Surgeon Type Doesn't Affect Spinal Surgery Complications
Findings based on analysis of single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusions
Friday, October 31, 2014

Review: Lower IQ With Prenatal Exposure to Sodium Valproate
IQ of children exposed to sodium valproate lower than untreated women, carbamazepine-treated
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in the United States
Award amounts also declining, according to new study
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ketogenic Diet May Help Adults With Refractory Epilepsy
Ketogenic diet often used in children; little research on effectiveness in adults
Thursday, October 30, 2014

AMA Code of Ethics Offers Guidance for Physicians
Code and physician-authored articles offer guidance for dealing with public health emergencies
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stroke Prevention Guidelines Re-Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle
Experts advise high fruit and vegetables consumption, exercise, limiting salt, and not smoking
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Would Alternative Payment Plan Cut Medical Bills?
Research favors 'global budget' approach over fee-for-service system
Thursday, October 30, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Residents Back From Ebola-Affected Areas to Be Tracked
Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health officials for 21-day incubation period
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Americans Report Distrust of Medical Profession
But many happy with their own doctors, research indicates
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Drug Coupons Shrink Patients' Costs Considerably
May undermine benefit managers' attempts to select cost-effective drugs
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

APIC Provides Resources for Ebola Management
Resources include tools for correct use of personal protective equipment, guidance webinar
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hospital Conversion to For-Profit Status Ups Financial Margins
No differences seen in quality metrics or mortality rates for converting hospitals, controls
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

No Link Between Vaccinations, Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
Large study finds no association, although certain shots might speed onset of existing illness
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Depression Tied to Worse Lumbar Spine Surgery Outcomes
Poorer functional ability observed in depressed patients at five years after decompressive surgery
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Price Transparency Platform Linked to Lower Claims Payments
Use of price transparency information linked to lower payments for common medical services
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CDC: 'Think Ebola' and 'Care Carefully'
Reminder issued along with updated preventive gear guidelines
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Twice-Yearly Doctor Visits Help Control Hypertension
Having health insurance also associated with better readings
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Parkinson's Meds May Spur Compulsive Behaviors
Compulsive behaviors include impulsive gambling, shopping, hypersexuality
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Viewpoint: Getting United States Prepared for Ebola Outbreak
Controlling Ebola in West Africa represents best way of minimizing international spread
Monday, October 20, 2014

Volume of Patient-to-Doc E-mails Up From 2001 to 2010
Volume of e-mails nearly tripled, but number of messages per 100 patients stabilized from '05 to '10
Friday, October 17, 2014

Obama Appoints Ron Klain As 'Ebola Czar'
U.S. health officials reiterate opposition to ban on travelers from West Africa
Friday, October 17, 2014

Many Docs Believe Mobile Health Apps Can Improve Patient Care
Most apps related to diet and fitness, do not require published evidence on clinical effectiveness
Friday, October 17, 2014

Specialized Care Centers May Be Needed to Contain Ebola
Conventional U.S. medical centers not prepared to manage Ebola patients
Friday, October 17, 2014

Limiting Malpractice Claims May Not Curb Costly Medical Tests
ER charges haven't declined in three states with legislative reforms
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ebola Workshop Scheduled for Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C.
Experts and policymakers will discuss the public health response to Ebola virus disease in the U.S.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Change in Doc, Public Attitudes Needed to Cut Overtreatment
Reform of malpractice laws, inclusion of patients in medical decision making could be helpful
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CDC Takes Steps Toward Hospital Preparedness for Ebola
CDC providing opportunities for U.S. health care providers to receive additional training
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Second Health Care Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola
Unidentified woman reported fever Tuesday, was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FDA Approves Urinary Prosthetic Device for Women
Device approved for impaired detrusor contractility
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

AAP: Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers
Some kids do just fine juggling multiple forms of media throughout the day, research suggests
Monday, October 13, 2014

Health Officials Reviewing Ebola Procedures at Dallas Hospital
CDC will be 'doubling down' on education and training for all U.S. hospitals
Monday, October 13, 2014

Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola
CDC cites possible lapse in infection-control procedures
Monday, October 13, 2014

AAP: Many Parents Need More Education on Concussions
Experts believe lack of knowledge could hinder child's recovery
Monday, October 13, 2014

IDSA: Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection
Cases of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia, meningitis fell after pneumococcal shot introduced in 2010
Friday, October 10, 2014

Surgeons Vary in Treatment of Recurrent Herniated Disc
Spine surgeons in the U.S. differ in their opinions of best treatment for recurrent lumbar disc herniation
Friday, October 10, 2014

Specialty Drugs May Be Worth the Higher Costs
Greater benefits offered by specialty drugs may offset the difference in costs over traditional drugs
Friday, October 10, 2014

Americans Increasingly Anxious About Ebola
Harris Poll/HealthDay survey finds more people viewing virus as 'major threat' to the United States
Friday, October 10, 2014

Five Healthy Lifestyle Choices Cut Women's Stroke Risk
Following all five healthy habits reduces risk of total stroke by 54 percent
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Modified ACR Criteria Effective for Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Even better specificity with alternative criteria based on symptom items and pain locations
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Reducing Residency Work Hours Doesn't Affect Patient Outcomes
Findings based on patients' mortality, length-of-stay under junior, senior physicians
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Five Major U.S. Airports to Screen Travelers for Ebola
Move should handle 94 percent of those arriving from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
Thursday, October 09, 2014

CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years
Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Dallas Ebola Patient Has Died, Hospital Officials Confirm
CDC begins screening at five U.S. airports for all people entering from Ebola-affected countries
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

AAFP Urges Docs to Check Accuracy of Open Payments Data
First set of data released Sept. 30 by CMS Open Payments transparency program
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Tips Provided for Maximizing Use of Patient Portals
Portals should meet patient priorities; portals should be promoted at each patient encounter
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Obama Considers Tighter Ebola Screening for Travelers
And calls on other nations to do more to help control the deadly epidemic
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

CDC Team Assisting Ebola Response in Dallas
Investigation of first U.S. Ebola case underway; CDC issues reminders to providers
Monday, October 06, 2014

Research Suggests Stroke Risk Up With β-Blockers in Select Patients
Lower composite cardiovascular outcome seen only for patients with prior MI, no heart failure
Monday, October 06, 2014

Impact of Physician Payments Sunshine Act Discussed
Manufacturers and providers concerned about reporting burden; patient interpretation of data
Monday, October 06, 2014

Physician Payments Found Not to Favor Procedures
Findings based on analysis of relative value units for procedures, management
Friday, October 03, 2014

Only DM Duration Independently Tied to Microvascular Events
Age, although associated, is not an independent factor for microvascular events
Friday, October 03, 2014

Transient Ischemic Attacks May Lead to PTSD
Fear, depression, and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say
Friday, October 03, 2014

Medical Errors Should Be Used to Improve Patient Care
Doc says understanding that mistakes happen can help physicians determine processes to improve
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Program Improves Instrument Cost Efficiency of Spine Surgery
Lean business methodology used to look at instrument utilization by spine surgeons
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Hydrocodone Combo Products Reclassified As Schedule II
New rule from DEA, taking effect Oct. 6, will impact prescribing practices for these products
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Providers Received Billions From Drug/Device Companies
Doctors, hospitals received billions of dollars from drug, device makers in second half of 2013
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Burnout on the Job Isn't Just About the Work
Individual factors explain considerable proportion of mental distress, depression, emotional exhaustion
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in U.S.
Unidentified man at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Spinal Cord Stimulation Feasible for Diabetic Neuropathy
Treatment success of 59 percent in patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

American Academy of Neurology Issues Opioid Guidelines
Opioids for chronic noncancer pain too risky in many cases, AAN says
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

'Just-in-Time' Methodology Can Reduce Patient Waiting Times
Improves patient flow through clinic without reducing patient/physician interaction time
Monday, September 29, 2014

NIH Funds Study of Malpractice Risk, Cardiac Testing Incentives
The five-year study will inform ongoing malpractice, payment reforms
Friday, September 26, 2014

Experiences Trump Things, Even Before Purchase
Researchers say anticipation of purchase is of value, more so for experiential vs material
Friday, September 26, 2014

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beats Tai Chi for Insomnia
CBT performs better than tai chi, sleep seminar education for insomnia remission
Friday, September 26, 2014

Balance Impairment in MS Involves Multiple Systems
Constraints across multiple systems of postural control necessitate multimodal treatment approach
Friday, September 26, 2014

Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?
The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests
Thursday, September 25, 2014

NSAIDs Tied to Risk of Venous Thromboembolism
NSAIDs should be prescribed with caution, especially in patients already at a higher risk of VTE
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Kidney Disease Doesn't Bar Thrombolytic Therapy in Stroke
Other factors explain higher risk of bleeds after use of IV tissue-type plasminogen activator
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk
Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Most Doctors Are Over-Extended or at Full Capacity
Only 19 percent have time to see more patients; many docs want to cut patient access to services
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Meditation May Benefit Those Who Suffer From Migraines
Pilot study explores use of mindfulness-based stress reduction for adults with migraines
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Report Identifies Game Changers for U.S. Health Care
Recent innovations, developments may transform direction of patient care in next decade
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Few Children Taking ADHD Drugs Also Getting Psychotherapy
Researchers find rates vary widely by county in United States
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Generic Discount Drug Program Use Has Increased Over Time
Use more likely among elderly, sicker, uninsured groups, and those in rural areas, central regions
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From 'Fake' Drugs
Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials
Strategic investments help incorporate gender into existing funded studies, health officials say
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Statins May Improve Hemorrhagic Stroke Outcomes
Those on statins more than four times more likely to survive than those not taking the drugs
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk
Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended
Monday, September 22, 2014

Systemwide Changes Needed to Restrain Health Care Spending
Access to tools and information will allow families to make better, more informed medical choices
Friday, September 19, 2014

Tight Glucose Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes Long Term
But keeping blood pressure in check does, researchers say
Friday, September 19, 2014

Presence of Peers Ups Health Workers' Hand Hygiene
But, as social environment becomes more crowded, marginal returns diminish
Friday, September 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Mechanism Proposed for Nicotine Gateway Hypothesis
Nicotine seems to exert priming effect on cocaine via histone deacetylase inhibition
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

White Matter Measure Predicts Longer Concussion Recovery
Is a stronger predictor than initial symptom severity, particularly in males
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fear About Disease Progression Prompts ER Returns
Patients also cite perceived inability to access timely follow-up care as motivator for return to ER
Thursday, September 11, 2014

AB Blood Type May Be Linked to Risk of Memory Loss
High levels of factor VIII are also tied to higher risk of cognitive impairment
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Reanalyses of RCTs Can Lead to Different Conclusions
Thirty-five percent of published reanalyses led to changes in findings that implied different conclusions
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Increased Alzheimer's Risk
Increased strength of association observed with exposure density, drug half-life
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

For Some, Health Insurance More Costly Than Uninsured Penalty
Young people with low incomes often pay as much as or more than older individuals for bronze plans
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Meds of Questionable Benefit Often Prescribed to Elderly
Many nursing home patients with dementia receive expensive drugs that may not be beneficial
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Report Explores Patients' Portal Preferences
Most requested features include making appointments, viewing test results, checking prescriptions
Monday, September 08, 2014

Health Care Spending Expected to Rise in 2014 Through 2023
Insurance coverage under ACA, aging, economic growth driving future spending increases
Monday, September 08, 2014

High Potassium Intake in Older Women Tied to Lower Stroke Risk
Association with ischemic stroke risk strongest in nonhypertensive women
Friday, September 05, 2014

Blog: Seven Most Common Physician Social Media Misses
Author writes that doctors can and should take advantage of social media marketing opportunities
Thursday, September 04, 2014

Sleep Quality Tied to Brain Atrophy Over Time
Association largely seen in patients over age 60 years
Thursday, September 04, 2014

ADHD Stimulant Rx Doesn't Significantly Affect Growth
However, duration of stimulant use linked to age at peak height velocity in boys treated with stimulants
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

EHR Adoption Increasing, But Stage 2 Criteria Often Not Met
Second study shows most office physicians have EHR, but gaps persist in adoption
Monday, August 11, 2014

Issues to Consider With Integration of Telemedicine
Doctors need to invest in appropriate equipment, consider operation issues, legal issues
Friday, August 08, 2014

Manipulative Therapy Linked to Cervical Artery Dissection
Case control, other studies suggest epidemiologic link; but unclear whether CD is due to trauma
Friday, August 08, 2014

VA Health Care Reform Bill Signed Into Law
To provide easier access to care, make it easier to fire senior VA officials who perform poorly
Thursday, August 07, 2014

Low Vitamin D May Up Risk of Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease
Risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease is markedly increased for vitamin D <50 nmol/L
Thursday, August 07, 2014

HIV Infection Linked to Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
Rate ratio of developing MS 0.38 among those with HIV versus those without HIV
Thursday, August 07, 2014

Centralizing Stroke Services Improves Outcomes
Providing care to all stroke patients in centralized service areas cuts mortality
Thursday, August 07, 2014

Review: Earlier Alteplase Benefits Acute Ischemic Stroke More
Increased odds of good stroke outcome, despite increased risk of fatal intracranial hemorrhage
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child's Brain
May explain why attention, behavior problems persist in kids with fetal alcohol disorders
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Review: Ketamine Does Not Adversely Affect Outcomes
No indication of adverse effect on neurologic outcome, mortality for critically ill patients
Monday, August 04, 2014

CT Effective in Detection of Significant Cervical Spine Injury
MRI doesn't provide additional clinically relevant information
Monday, August 04, 2014

Hx of Alcohol Use Disorder Ups Odds of Memory Impairment
Disorder linked to more than double the odds of severe memory impairment in middle-aged adults
Monday, August 04, 2014

Optimal Red Blood Cell Folate Level About 1,000 nmol/L
Based on data from studies in China, risk of neural tube defects substantially attenuated at this level
Monday, August 04, 2014

CMS Recognizes Telehealth in New Physician Fee Schedule
Proposal includes code for chronic care management reimbursement, telehealth
Friday, August 01, 2014

Each Chronic Condition Further Reduces Life Expectancy
Average marginal decline in life expectancy for each additional chronic condition is 1.8 years
Friday, August 01, 2014

Older Adults With Dementia More Likely to Receive Pacemaker
Participants with severe dementia nearly three-fold more likely to receive pacemaker
Friday, August 01, 2014

CDC: Some Jobs Harder on the Heart Than Others
But having to search for work may be just as stressful, unhealthy
Friday, August 01, 2014

Depression Independent of Neuropathology of Dementia
Tie between neuropathologic markers and cognitive decline not modified by depressive symptoms
Thursday, July 31, 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

Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging
Study adds to understanding of how healthy living affects the aging process
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

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

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

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations
'Emergency situation' could arise in weeks if shortages continue
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Persistent Symptoms After Mild TBI Should Be Considered PTSD
Symptoms lasting three months after traumatic brain injury do not represent postconcussion syndrome
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Physician Offices Investing in Patient Portals for EHRs
More resources being spent on patient portals than other EHR applications
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

National Survey Finds Most U.S. Physicians Are Satisfied
Satisfied physicians more likely to report positive trends, encourage young people to become doctors
Monday, July 21, 2014

Patients, Caregivers Struggle With Advanced Multimorbidity
Interviews with patients and carers offer insights into the needs of those with advanced multimorbidity
Friday, July 18, 2014

Brain Damage Seen Even With Mild Head Injury
Those with injuries showed damage in brain white matter, disrupting nerve axons
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AAIC: A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia
At-risk seniors who began eating right, exercising did better on memory/problem-solving tests
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Aspirin Use in Primary Cardiovascular Prevention
Low-dose aspirin to be used for patients at high cardiovascular risk, with no increased bleeding risk
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Increasing Flow of Information Has Impact on Patient Consent
Issues that are being raised include opt-in versus opt-out policies, dealing with sensitive data
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stroke History Heightens Risk for Adverse Surgical Outcomes
Heightened risk seen if time between stroke and surgery is less than nine months
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Increased Stroke Risk With Stress, Hostility, Depression
Correlations seen in middle-aged and older adults, even after adjustment for risk factors
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Telecare Intervention Improves Chronic Pain
Increase in proportion of patients with at least 30 percent improvement in chronic musculoskeletal pain
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stroke Incidence, Mortality Down From 1987 to 2011
Prospective cohort study in four U.S. communities showed decrease for blacks and whites
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AAIC: Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States
Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AAIC: Cataract Surgery a Plus for Patients With Dementia
Besides better vision, patients and caregivers report improved quality of life
Monday, July 14, 2014

Interrupted Sleep May Be As Bad As Too Little Sleep
Those with interrupted sleep functioned as poorly as people who got only four hours of sleep
Friday, July 11, 2014

Induced Hypothermia Benefits Perinatal Asphyxia
Children at age 6 or 7 years show less disability, fewer neurologic abnormalities
Thursday, July 10, 2014

ACOs Require Overhaul to Health Care Delivery System
Successful ACOs involve physicians, hospitals, outpatient facilities; address nonclinical factors
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Recommendations Made for Partnering Patients in Health Care
Changes needed in content and conduct of health professions education, education organizations
Thursday, July 03, 2014

Aerobic Walking Beneficial in Parkinson's Disease
Improvements in gait speed, fatigue, depression, quality of life, flanker task scores
Thursday, July 03, 2014

Tips Offered for Improving Practice Financial Management
Tips include establishment of clear financial policies for practice; education of patients
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Health Care Expenditure Has Slowed in United States
Health sector prices explain much of difference between U.S., other high-spending countries
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

ACA Offers Opportunities for Prevention, Public Health
In addition to increasing health insurance coverage, law promotes use of clinical preventive services
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

A Physician's Ability to Empathize May Be in the Genes
Increased activation seen in brain areas associated with awareness, attention, action planning
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

UnitedHealth Cutting More Docs From Medicare Advantage
New cuts seen in at least five states and affecting up to 10 percent of physicians
Friday, June 27, 2014

Court: Patients Responsible for Outcomes of Risky Behavior
Colorado Supreme Court says doctors not liable for outcomes tied to patient's risky behavior
Friday, June 27, 2014

Tips Offered for Improving Practice Productivity
Steps include workflow map, effective delegation, establishing patient portal, motivating staff
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wikipedia Drug Entries Often Not Up-to-Date
Digital media provides opportunities to ensure public has accurate drug safety information
Thursday, June 26, 2014

AHS: Menopausal Transition Aggravates Migraine Headaches
Risk of high-frequency headaches is 50 to 60 percent higher during menopause
Thursday, June 26, 2014

30-Day ECG Monitoring Ups A-Fib Detection After Stroke
Improved detection versus 24-hour monitoring in patients with ischemic stroke or TIA
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Higher Plasma Vitamin D May Cut Hypertension Risk
Finding based on a mendelian randomization using an allele score as proxy for 25(OH)D
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Medicaid Backlog May Have Financial Ramifications
Docs might have to wait longer for Medicaid reimbursement, may incur costs for those denied cover
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CMS Launches Initiative to Assist Newly Insured
National initiative will help people answer questions about health coverage; take advantage of services
Monday, June 23, 2014

Complex Electronic Record Safety Issues Surface Long After Launch
Monitoring needed to detect, prevent mix of human, technological errors
Monday, June 23, 2014

Frequent Prior Hospitalization May Predict Stroke Readmission
National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale at admission may also be a predictor
Friday, June 20, 2014

Shared Medical Appointments Can Improve Quality of Life Measures
Findings among patients with similar chronic neuromuscular disorders
Friday, June 20, 2014

NCHS: Insurance Coverage Expands, Gaps Remain
Federal reports capture nation's pre-ACA health status and health-care coverage
Thursday, June 19, 2014

No Harm to Child IQ Seen With AED Use in Breastfeeding Moms
Breastfed children showed higher IQ and enhanced verbal abilities
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ACA May Mean Healthier Young Adults, Study Suggests
Coverage through parent's plan might also protect against medical costs, researchers say
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Guidelines Issued for Stroke Prevention in Women
Synopsis of guidelines focuses on unique risk factors for women, stroke prevention strategies
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

FDA to Issue Salt Reduction Guidelines for Food Industry
Salt reduction guidelines will be voluntary
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Physician Leadership, Ownership Dominates ACOs
Results from the first national survey of accountable care organizations
Monday, June 16, 2014

Clinicians Often Fail to Empathize After Adverse Event
Training needed to ensure capacity to express empathy, without admitting fault
Monday, June 16, 2014

U.S. Health Care System Ranked Last Again: Report
Countries with nationalized health systems outperform the United States in all measures
Monday, June 16, 2014

HHS Inspector General Finds Big Problem With Medicare Coding
Nearly 42 percent of claims for evaluation and management are coded incorrectly
Friday, June 13, 2014

Researchers Hesitant to Use Social Media to Show Findings
Use of the medium remains low in part because of lack of knowledge
Friday, June 13, 2014

Inverse Link for Cognitive Impairment, Heart Health
Life's Simple 7 scores in middle or highest versus lowest tertile linked to reduced cognitive impairment
Friday, June 13, 2014

Data From EHRs Should Be Used to Improve Patient Care
Ways to utilize data include use of EHR reminders, customized health maintenance alerts
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Higher Protein Intake Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk
Significantly lower relative risk of stroke for highest versus lowest dietary protein intake
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Patient-Rated Mobility in Parkinson's Better With Levodopa
For newly diagnosed patients, PDQ-39 mobility scores better for levodopa vs levodopa-sparing tx
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Millions Will Not Have to Pay ACA Tax Penalties: Report
More uninsured will qualify for exemptions in 2016 than earlier estimates showed, experts say
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Incentives May Lead to Greater Support for Practice Goals
Employees may be more motivated with frequent financial incentives
Monday, June 09, 2014

AAFP Joins White House Summit on Concussion
Sports and academic institutions pledge financial support to study effects of concussion
Monday, June 09, 2014

Veterans Affected by Scandal May Seek Private Care
Physician shortage seen as contributing factor to VA waiting list scandal
Friday, June 06, 2014

Fourth U.S. Case of Mad Cow-Related Disease Reported
Tests done during autopsy of man's brain showed he had variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Friday, June 06, 2014

Many 'Inconsistencies' in ACA Sign-Ups: Report
Discrepancies for more than a quarter of eight million people who have signed up for coverage
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Midlife HTN Affects Late-Life BP, Brain Pathology Link
Correlation of late-life blood pressure to brain measures dependent on midlife hypertension history
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Claim Denials Expected to Increase
Training needed to avoid common mistakes leading to claim denials
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

No Difference in Stroke Risk Based on Body Mass Index
Obese patients do not have lower mortality rates than underweight or normal weight patients
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Most Physicians Would Forgo Aggressive Treatment
Physicians recommend aggressive treatments for patients but would opt out themselves
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

EHRs Can Be Used to Boost Practice Revenue
Return on investment can be realized by participating in alternative delivery models
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Holistic Exercise Program Seems Feasible in Dementia
Feasibility study demonstrates psychological and physical benefits of holistic exercise program
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Global Prevalence of Obesity Increased From 1980 to 2013
Increase in prevalence in adults, and in children and teens in developed and developing countries
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Docs Must Consider Legal Issues Relating to Text Messaging
Information sent by text message should be included in medical records, accorded privacy
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cynical Distrust in Late Life May Be Linked to Dementia, Death
Dementia link seen after adjustment for confounders; tie to mortality attenuated after adjustment
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Most Wikipedia Health Articles Contain Errors
Ninety percent of health articles on Wikipedia contain errors, new study finds
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Higher-Than-Expected Medicaid Enrollment Concerns States
Millions signing up for Medicaid to comply with federal health care law
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Workflow Changes Can Remove Practice Hassles
By delegating and defining workflow, physicians can focus on patients
Friday, May 23, 2014

Cognition Affected in Subgroups of Breast Cancer Patients
Greater tumor, comorbidity burden tied to more pretreatment impairment
Friday, May 23, 2014

Mechanism ID'd for Impact of Mediterranean Diet on HTN
Lipid electrophiles mediate effect by inhibition of soluble epoxide hydrolase in mouse model
Friday, May 23, 2014

AHA Calls for Physical Activity Promotion in Stroke Survivors
Low- to moderate-intensity aerobic activity, muscle strengthening to be promoted
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lasting Benefit for Cognitive Behavioral Intervention in PAD
Benefit in six-minute walk at 12 months for those randomized to home-based intervention
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Doctors' Use of Electronic Health Records More Than Doubles
Government programs to defray costs help physicians install these electronic systems, per report
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

'Handshake-Free Zones' May Be Coming to Health Care Settings
While perceived as an ingrained interpersonal gesture, it spreads germs
Friday, May 16, 2014

FDA: Start Sleep Medication Lunesta at Lower Dose for Safety
Agency points to studies showing daytime drowsiness that could interfere with driving
Thursday, May 15, 2014

CDC: Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.
Report indicates most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Decades Old Solvent Exposure Still Tied to Cognitive Problems
Those with high lifetime exposure and most recent exposure have the highest risk of impairment
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Emergency Room Visits for Traumatic Brain Injury Increasing
From 2006 to 2010, increase of 29.1 percent versus 3.6 percent for total emergency room visits
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Recent Increase Noted in High School Athlete Concussion Rates
From 2005-2006 to 2011-2012, significant increases in concussion rates overall and in five of nine sports
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Concussion Symptoms Linger for About One in Five Children
One-month post-injury, considerable proportion report headache, fatigue, and trouble thinking
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wasteful Medicare Spending Topped $1.9 Billion in One Year
Analysis using 2009 data looked at 26 common but often unnecessary tests and procedures
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Direct Pay Reduces Practices' Administration Hassles, Costs
Patients' payment of retainer fee guarantees increased access, higher level of service
Monday, May 12, 2014

Review: Fruit, Veggie Intake Tied to Lower Stroke Risk
Meta-analysis of 20 studies showed inverse link between fruits and vegetables, risk of stroke
Monday, May 12, 2014

Specialty Care Shortage Leads to Lower Perceived Need for It
Those with high, low access to specialty care have no differences in disease burden
Friday, May 09, 2014

Physicians Have Multiple EHR Documentation Strategies
Pros and cons seen with typing, scribe, voice recognition software, and later transcribing notes
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Most Docs Believe Patients Get Too Many Medical Tests
But, half of physicians have ordered unneeded tests for patients who insist, survey found
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Zontivity Approved for People at High Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke
First in new class called protease-activated receptor-1 antagonists
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Cheaper Copayments Boost Cardiovascular Drug Follow-Up
Lower medication costs produce better outcomes for nonwhite heart patients
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Insurers: Sizeable Majority Has Paid ACA Premiums
Companies report health-plan payment rates ranging from 70 to 90 percent
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Cutting Six Risk Factors Could Prevent 37 Million Deaths
These modifiable risk factors can cut chronic disease deaths over the next 15 years
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Massachusetts Health Care Reform Cut Mortality
Biggest changes seen in counties with lower incomes, higher pre-reform uninsured rate
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Number of U.S. Elderly Will Double by 2050
Aging baby boomers will strain country's health care system, Census Bureau says
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

PAS: No Long-Lasting Benefit for Prenatal DHA Supplementation
No difference in mean General Conceptual Ability scores at four-year follow-up with DHA, placebo
Monday, May 05, 2014

Repeat Data Breaches Among Health Care Orgs Down
Survey respondents believe accountable care organization participation may pose risk
Friday, May 02, 2014

Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths in Southeastern States
Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says
Friday, May 02, 2014

White House Report Confirms Eight Million ACA Enrollees
GOP analysis says only two-thirds of those signed up through have paid premiums
Friday, May 02, 2014

New Guidelines Issued for Prevention of Recurrent Stroke
Includes treatment for HTN, dyslipidemia, obesity screening, lifestyle modifications
Thursday, May 01, 2014

WHO: Drug-Resistant Bacteria Now Found Worldwide
Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight bacteria
Thursday, May 01, 2014

Established Modifiable Factors Account for Half of Strokes
Most important etiological factors for any stroke are hypertension and smoking
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Laughter Therapy Could Combat Memory Loss in Seniors
Study suggests that humor helps improve recall, reduces stress hormone
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Medical Marijuana May Aid Some MS Symptoms
Not enough evidence to support its use with motor problems associated with other conditions
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Laughter May Work Like Meditation in the Brain
Study monitored brain waves of people watching different types of videos
Monday, April 28, 2014

Educational Attainment Affects Brain Injury Recovery
Dose-response relationship, with longer education tied to increased odds of disability-free recovery
Friday, April 25, 2014

CDC: Workplace Ladder Falls a Major Cause of Deaths, Injuries
There were 113 ladder-related deaths, more than 34,000 ER-treated injuries in 2011 alone
Friday, April 25, 2014

One in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Take Psych Meds
More than half of parents say the drugs are helpful
Friday, April 25, 2014

Physician Groups Find Fault With Medicare Payment Data Release
Biggest complaint is a lack of context with which to interpret the data
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Educational Changes Suggested for Patient-Centered Medicine
Specific steps include incorporation of patients into ward rounds; consideration of patient perspective
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Research Initiatives Demonstrate Ways to Speed Stroke Care
Studies looked at improvements in ER, specially equipped ambulance
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

AAN: Mild Cognitive Impairment May Hasten Death
Higher mortality risk seen in those over 70 years with either amnestic, non-amnestic impairment
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lorazepam No Better Than Diazepam for Epilepsy in Kids
Cessation of status epilepticus for 10 min without 30 min recurrence did not differ between groups
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Considerable Sudden Death in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Event rate of 0.6 percent per year, with risk independently and inversely related to age
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Primary Care Doctors Must Influence Lifestyle Changes
Doctors can play a role in preventing chronic disease through ongoing lifestyle counseling
Monday, April 21, 2014

Task Force Recommends Ways to Improve Price Transparency
Tools include giving price estimates, guidance on out-of-pocket expenses, other relevant information
Monday, April 21, 2014

AMA Examines Economic Impact of Physicians
Each physician contributes $2.2 million in economic output, supports 13.84 jobs on average
Friday, April 18, 2014

Reduced Salt Intake Likely Dropped BP Levels in England
Subsequent decreases in stroke, ischemic heart disease mortality also seen in England
Friday, April 18, 2014

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say
Friday, April 18, 2014

One in 20 U.S. Adults a Victim of Diagnostic Errors
Errors include missed opportunities for a timely, correct diagnosis based on available evidence
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Considerable Variation in CT Use in Ischemic Stroke
High-intensity CT rates vary with region, race, and with fragmentation of care
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Diabetes-Related Complications Declined, 1990 to 2010
Declines largest for acute myocardial infarction and death from hyperglycemic crisis
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CDC: Regional Trends Seen for Complementary Health Services
U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ILAE Updates Definition of Epilepsy
Update considers outgrowing epilepsy, diagnosis after first unprovoked seizure with continuing risk
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Continued Reliance on Windows XP May Threaten Data Security
Continued security of patient data needed following Microsoft's termination of XP support
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Patients Paying Much More for Specialty Drugs
Many Americans paying less for Rx, but some having to deal with sharp rises in cost of specialty meds
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles
Obama's nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid mid-term election fray
Monday, April 14, 2014

Elderly African-Americans May Have Higher Alzheimer's Burden
More research needed to understand pathology and unique disease risks in African-Americans
Monday, April 14, 2014

Insomnia Linked to Increased Risk of Subsequent Stroke
Elevated stroke risk for individuals with insomnia, which is highest for those aged 18 to 34 years
Friday, April 11, 2014

Sebelius Stepping Down As HHS Secretary
Tenure was marred by troubled introduction of Affordable Care Act
Friday, April 11, 2014

AMSSM: Girls Found to Have Worse Concussion Symptoms
Findings in pediatric concussion patients treated at a concussion clinic 2010 to 2012
Thursday, April 10, 2014

AANS: Subclinical Head Impact Still Impacts Brain
Single season of concussion-free football still leads to brain changes witnessed on MRI
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cognitive Decline Inversely Tied to Cancer Mortality Risk
Elderly with faster cognitive decline found to have lower risk of cancer mortality
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills
Reduced use of medical care, early health care reforms may be easing financial worries
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

More Justification Needed for Choosing Wisely Selections
Of the 25 societies evaluated, 60 percent had at least one service included because of higher costs
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Depression, Functional Disability Common Post-ICU
More than one-third of survivors experience mild depression at three and 12 months
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Some Doctors Paid at Least $3 Million Each by Medicare
In total, Medicare paid individual physicians nearly $64 billion in 2012
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Stroke Risk May Be Elevated After Herpes Zoster Infection
Incidence ratios for stroke lower among those who receive antiviral therapy
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Newly Eligible for Expanded Medicaid Are Healthier
Findings based on comparisons between newly eligible under ACA and pre-ACA enrollees
Monday, April 07, 2014

Early Elevation of Cardiac Risk Worsens Cognition in Midlife
Higher cumulative exposure to cardiovascular risk factors from early to middle adulthood is harmful
Monday, April 07, 2014

Mental Work Demands Affect Later Cognitive Functioning
Decline in cognitive functioning in retirement slowed by work with higher mental demands
Friday, April 04, 2014

AMA Provides Resources to Aid Physicians' Collections
Resources help address physicians' financial risk during the ACA's 90-day premium grace period
Friday, April 04, 2014

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Impacts Later Cognitive Function
Increased fitness linked to better verbal memory, faster psychomotor speed 25 years later
Friday, April 04, 2014

Root-Cause Analysis Advised for Neonatal Encephalopathy
All factors should be assessed, including maternal history, obstetric factors, placental pathology
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Half of Uninsured Don't Intend to Sign Up for Health Coverage
Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows most respondents unaware of March 31 deadline
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

CMS: Medicare Beneficiaries Saved $3.9B on Meds in 2013
In addition to savings on prescription drugs, preventive service use up for Medicare beneficiaries
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

'White Coat Effect' Is Smaller for Nurses Than Doctors
Mean blood pressures lower for nurses compared to readings made by doctors at same visit
Friday, March 28, 2014

NCHS Estimates Health Insurance Coverage for 2013
At time of interview, 14.5 percent uninsured; 10.8 percent uninsured for more than one year
Thursday, March 27, 2014

1 in 25 Inpatients Has Health Care-Associated Infection Daily
Common device-associated infections seem to be decreasing, accounting for 25 percent of infections
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

White House Extends Affordable Care Act Enrollment Deadline
Applicants need to check a box on website to gain added time, report says
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Americans Seem Unprepared for Health Insurance Exchanges
Half the population do not know about exchanges; 42 percent unable to correctly describe deductible
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Cognitive Impairment Screening
Insufficient evidence to assess benefits and harms of universal screening for older adults
Monday, March 24, 2014

Cervical Spine Clearance Protocols Vary Considerably
Cervical spine clearance protocols exist in 57 percent of U.S. level-1 trauma centers
Monday, March 24, 2014

Practices Can Take Steps to Improve Care Transitions
Financial incentives exist, including reimbursement and avoiding hospital readmissions
Friday, March 21, 2014

Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report
And those over 60 twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's as breast cancer
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rx Expenditures Expected to Rise in 2014
2013 pharmaceutical spending slowed 0.7 percent, compared to 2012
Monday, March 17, 2014

Insurers Must Offer Same-Sex Couples Spousal Benefits
Insurers must offer same-sex couples same spousal benefits as heterosexual couples
Monday, March 17, 2014

Improving EHR Interoperability Is a National Priority: HHS
Interoperability necessary to achieve the benefits of EHR infrastructure adoption
Friday, March 14, 2014

Ischemic Stroke Outcomes Worse for Mexican-Americans
Findings based on neurological, functional, and cognitive outcomes 90 days after ischemic stroke
Friday, March 14, 2014

Benefits of Faster Thrombolysis Time Quantified
Each minute of onset-to-treatment time saved linked to 1.8 extra days of healthy life
Friday, March 14, 2014

CDC: Most Alcohol-Linked Deaths Occur Among Working-Age Adults
States lose thousands of people in their prime years, report finds
Friday, March 14, 2014

AAOS: Football Not Tied to Neurocognitive Function
Only age, not years of participation or history of concussion correlated with cognitive function
Friday, March 14, 2014

AAOS: Extreme Sport Head, Neck Injuries Rose 2000-2011
Severe injuries account for 2.5 percent of all head, neck injuries from extreme sports
Friday, March 14, 2014

Prehypertension Linked With Increased Risk of Stroke
Meta-analysis shows increased risk of stroke for blood pressure of 120/80 mm Hg or higher
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Health Education Not Routinely Provided to Patients
Physician assistants, nurse practitioners more often provide education than physicians
Thursday, March 13, 2014

IOM Recommends Definitions for 'Gulf War' Multisymptom Illness
CDC and Kansas definitions recommended for identifying cases among Gulf War Veterans
Thursday, March 13, 2014

About One-Quarter of Patients With MCI Progress to Dementia
Risk of progression increased for patients with depression, those with more severe impairment
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Prehospital Stroke Alerts Speed Door-to-CT Times
Emergency medical services prenotification allows patients to bypass ER; speeds CT, tPA treatment
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

FDA Approves First Device to Prevent Migraines
First TENS device specifically authorized for use prior to onset of pain
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Discrepancies ID'd in Studies on, Journals
Nearly all clinical trials have at least one discrepancy in cohort, intervention, or results
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Medicare Drug Plan Changes Withdrawn by White House
Proposal met heavy resistance from patient groups
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

White House: More Than Four Million Have Signed Up for ACA
Enrollment period for coverage in 2014 ends March 31 for most Americans
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's Disease
Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems
Monday, March 10, 2014

Keeping Salaries Secret Harms Worker Performance
Secret salaries decrease employees' perception that performance increase is tied to pay increase
Monday, March 10, 2014

Consultant Offers Tips for Evaluating Staff Pay
Geographic factors, professional determinations, and state labor laws all factor into discussions
Monday, March 10, 2014

AMA Grants Curriculum Efforts to Address Health Disparities
Initiatives focus on underserved populations, workforce diversity, and population health
Friday, March 07, 2014

Relative Value Units Useful In Evaluating Practice Finances
RVU calculations can help determine physician compensation, benchmark reimbursement
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Web-Based Mental Health Screening Feasible, Acceptable
Routine screening administered to patients waiting for appointments IDs anxiety, depression
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Increased Use-Dependent Plasticity With Chronic Insomnia
Effect on neuroplasticity is not due to differences in motor training
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Value-Based Insurance Plans Can Up Rx Adherence
Along with lower cost sharing, plans target high-risk patients, use mail-order drugs
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Gap in Regulatory Coverage Affects 5 to 16 Percent of Trials
Nineteen to 24 percent of trials are overlap trials, which study drugs, devices and have federal funding
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

WHO Program Improves U.S. Medical Facility Hand Hygiene
Higher hand hygiene score with higher staffing ratio of infection preventionists
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Women-Specific Research Is Still Inadequate
Women underrepresented in research; many studies fail to report sex-specific outcomes
Monday, March 03, 2014

CMS: No More Delays to ICD-10 Implementation Deadline
CMS Administrator claims CMS will be ready for ICD-10 conversion by October deadline
Monday, March 03, 2014

Going Live With EHR Leads to Frustrations, Productivity Hit
Medical Economics offers some real-world suggestions, best practices to minimize stress
Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospital Size, Market Share Affect Inpatient Care Prices
Higher-price hospitals generally score well on reputational indicators
Friday, February 28, 2014

Strokes in Young People Leave Many Disabled
Years after a stroke, a third of young survivors still need assistance, can't live independently
Friday, February 28, 2014

AAN: Hormonal Contraceptive Use May Contribute to MS Risk
Use of hormonal contraceptives in three years preceding symptom onset linked to increased risk
Friday, February 28, 2014

Stethoscopes Contaminated After Single Physical Exam
Contamination level of stethoscope similar to parts of physician's dominant hand
Friday, February 28, 2014

High-Calorie, Enteral Diet Improves Survival in ALS Patients
Small study provides preliminary evidence that diet is safe and tolerable
Friday, February 28, 2014

Cardiovascular Risk Increased in Month After Partner Death
Elderly men and women have increased risk of MI, stroke in 30 days after partner death
Thursday, February 27, 2014

CT May Be Avoided With Isolated Vomiting in Peds Head Trauma
When vomiting is the only sign or symptom, clinically important traumatic brain injury is uncommon
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review: Vegetarian Diet Linked to Lower Blood Pressure
Review of clinical trials and observational studies shows consistent decrease in systolic, diastolic BP
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Doctors Pleased With Congress' Medicare Payment Agreement
Repeal of SGR marks transition to value and quality-based reimbursement
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Doctors Slower to Prescribe HTN Meds to Younger Patients
Study found age was a factor in how quickly patients got treatment
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More Than Seven Million Patient Record Breaches in 2013
Breaches of protected health information up 137.7 percent; most breaches due to theft
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In Nonvalvular A-Fib, AAN Urges Routine Anticoagulation
Specific patient considerations will influence anticoagulant selection, AAN guideline says
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

AAN: Activity Tied to On-the-Job Fatal CVD Events
Cardiovascular events occur relatively frequently, especially after vigorous activity
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Vitamin Prevention of CVD, CA
Final recommendation shows insufficient evidence to assess benefits and harms of multivitamins
Monday, February 24, 2014

Quality Measures Data Added to Physician Compare Website
Measures include controlling blood glucose and blood pressure in patients with diabetes
Monday, February 24, 2014

Obese Patients Affected by Perceived Judgment of Doctor
Those who feel judged are more likely to attempt weight loss, but not more likely to be successful
Monday, February 24, 2014

Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Children in California
Only a small number of cases identified, experts say, with no clear common cause
Monday, February 24, 2014

FDA to Step Up Oversight of Indian Drug Makers
More inspectors planned as India emerges as growing source of pharmaceuticals
Monday, February 24, 2014

AAN: New Mobile App Helps Diagnose Epileptic Seizures
Second study presents app designed to assist with multitasking during acute stroke management
Friday, February 21, 2014

Concurrent Opioid Prescribing by Multiple Providers Common
More than three-quarters of Medicare beneficiaries with four or more providers have concurrent rx
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Unfilled Hospital Openings for Doctors Growing, Survey Finds
Shortages in hospitals also seen for advanced practitioners and nurses
Thursday, February 20, 2014

ACC, AHA Releases Heart Disease, Stroke App for Docs
Mobile and web-based tool estimates 10-year, lifetime risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Before Implementation, Full EHR Cost Needs Consideration
Costs of training, facilities, infrastructure and variables affecting these categories must be ID'd
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Home Exercise Program Improves Physical Function After Rehab
Older adults with hip fracture benefit from home-based program after formal rehabilitation ends
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CAS, CEA Equally Effective for Long-Term Stroke Prevention
Risk of fatal/nonfatal heart attack more prevalent in patients treated with carotid endarterectomy
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

AAN: Vitamin C Depletion Linked to Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Significantly lower vitamin C concentration for cases with intracerebral hemorrhage versus controls
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve
Can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Citalopram Cuts Agitation Associated With Alzheimer's
Cognitive and cardiac adverse effects may limit citalopram dosage maximums per day
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Online Ratings Do Affect Patient Choice of Physician
Whether or not physician accepts insurance plan remains top decider in selecting physician
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Earlier Tx Shortens Duration of Febrile Seizures in Children
Researchers note that seizures rarely stop spontaneously
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Direct-to-Consumer Genomic Testing Concerns Explored
Concerns include lack of evidence for association studies being appropriate as screening tests
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Neurofeedback Superior to Cognitive Training for ADHD
Fewer symptoms seen in children at the time of the intervention and six months later
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

USPSTF Advises Against Carotid Artery Stenosis Screening
No indication of benefits for carotid artery stenosis screening in general adult population
Monday, February 17, 2014

Non-Traditional Office Hours Can Reap Big Financial Benefits
Once practice overhead costs are met, patients seen in extended hours increase profitability
Monday, February 17, 2014

AAFP: Telemedicine Can Help With Increased Demand for Docs
Telemedicine can save time for patients, reduce ER visits, allow docs to see more patients
Monday, February 17, 2014

ASA: Head or Neck Injury Ups Stroke Risk After Trauma
Risk about three-fold higher in those under 50 years old
Friday, February 14, 2014

ASA: Study Shows No Benefit of Magnesium Soon After Stroke
Disability level similar after magnesium or saline treatment
Friday, February 14, 2014

ASA: Moderate Physical Activity Cuts Stroke Risk in Women
Decreased risk also seen in women using postmenopausal hormone therapy
Friday, February 14, 2014

Stellate Ganglion Blockade Cuts Menopause Symptoms
Nerve blockage with bupivacaine cuts frequency of moderate to very severe vasomotor symptoms
Friday, February 14, 2014

Women Have Worse QOL Than Men Up to 12 Months Post-Stroke
Link seen after ischemic stroke, with adjustment for sociodemographics, disability, stroke severity
Friday, February 14, 2014

CMS Extends 2013 Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline
Deadline extended, allowing providers to submit data for 2013 reporting year through March 31, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Congress Agrees on Legislation to Replace SGR Formula
New legislation emphasizes quality over quantity, with merit-based incentives
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ICD-10 Implementation Likely to Be Financial Disaster
Letter from AMA to HHS voices concerns over higher-than-expected costs of implementation
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ASA: Despite Access, Few in U.S. Get Recommended Stroke Care
Most have geographic access to acute stroke care, but treatment rates remain low
Thursday, February 13, 2014

CDC: More Americans Getting Blood Pressure Under Control
Almost two-thirds of those enrolled in health plans have been properly treated, but more must be done
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Nears 3.3 Million
About one-quarter of those signed up are now young adults, report shows
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Imaging May Show Alzheimer's Decades Before Symptoms
Findings on imaging of cognitively normal individuals with two-parent history of late-onset disease
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pregabalin Treatment Effective in Restless Legs Syndrome
Improved treatment outcomes versus placebo; lower augmentation than with 0.5 mg pramipexole
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ASA: Postpartum Thrombosis Risk Lasts for at Least 12 Weeks
Increased risks for 0- to 6-weeks, and 6- to 12-weeks postpartum; normalizes by 12- to 18-weeks
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ASA: Minor Infections May Be Linked to Cognitive Decline
Exposure to certain pathogens linked to decreased performance on cognitive tests years later
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ASA: Acute Herpes Exposure Linked to Pediatric Stroke
Second study shows few caregivers consider stroke when child has neurological symptoms
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

ASA: Acute Cocaine Use Ups Ischemic Stroke Risk
Strong correlation between reported cocaine use in 24 hours prior to stroke and ischemic stroke
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Recommendations Issued for Preparticipation Physical Exams
Position statement from National Athletic Trainers' Association includes family, personal hx, exams
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Whole Diet Approach Beats Low-Fat Diets in Heart Health
Whole diet approach, not just low-fat diet, beneficial for reducing cardiovascular event risk
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

30-Day Readmission From Postacute Rehab 11.8 Percent
30-day readmission rates vary from 5.8 to 18.8 percent for selected impairment groups
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

FDA Panel Sees No Heart-Safety Advantage With Naproxen
Some studies had suggested naproxen might pose less of a threat than other NSAIDs
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mid-Sized Companies Get Extra Year to Comply With ACA
Government sets up new deadlines for three sizes of companies
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Guidelines Issued for Managing Hospital Medicine Groups
Assessment guide comprises 10 principles and 47 characteristics for effective HMG management
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Perceived Control Reduces Mortality Risk for Lesser Educated
But similar effect not observed for higher educated individuals
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Residents Concerned About Lack of Time With Patients
Most residents agree that care coordination could improve chronic disease management
Monday, February 10, 2014

FDA Advisers Revisit Heart Risks Posed by NSAIDs
Studies suggest naproxen may pose less of a threat
Monday, February 10, 2014

New Rule Allows Patients to Access Laboratory Test Results
Final rule allows patient or personal representative to access results directly from the laboratory
Monday, February 10, 2014

Study Quantifies Childhood ASD-Linked Economic Burden
Higher health care costs, non-health care costs, including school costs, after adjustment
Monday, February 10, 2014

AHA/ASA Release Female-Specific Stroke Prevention Guidelines
High BP, migraine with aura, atrial fibrillation more commonly up stroke risk in women
Friday, February 07, 2014

Drugs Increasingly Detected in Fatally Injured Drivers
Positive results for non-alcohol drugs rose from 16.6 to 28.3 percent from 1999 to 2010
Friday, February 07, 2014

ICD-10 Transition May Impact Practice Cash Flow
Organizations may not yet understand the impact that ICD-10 will have on their businesses
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Choosing Wisely Tips Should Prompt Doc-Patient Discussion
Recommendations can form a starting point for conversations about cost, appropriate testing
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

EHR Use During Patient Visit May Mean Missed Non-Verbal Cues
Physician-patient eye gaze patterns differ with use of electronic health records versus paper charts
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Intensive BP Reduction Doesn't Prevent Cognitive Decline
Findings in older patients with existing type 2 diabetes mellitus
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Online Medical Records Trump Colleagues As Docs' Info Source
Doctors are exposed to online medical records, prescribing software more than 200 times/year
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

IVF and Genetic Testing Used to Avoid Prion Disease
Embryos selected without mutation in a woman with a family history of the disease
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Video Game Ups Childrens' Knowledge of Stroke Symptoms
Improvement of stroke symptom composite scores, calling 911, individual stroke knowledge items
Monday, February 03, 2014

Many Adults Report Minor Subjective Memory Problems
Memory impairment linked to health measures, education; more men report memory problems
Monday, February 03, 2014

Health Reform Differs Across States: Report
Five states play no role in federal marketplace, Medicaid expansion, or insurance reform
Monday, February 03, 2014

Improving Infection Control Could Mean No More White Coats
Infection control experts issue guidance on health professionals' attire
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Businesses Urge Change to ACA's Insurance Mandate
House panel members spar over claim that provision of health-reform law is a 'job killer'
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

High Estradiol Levels Linked to Dementia in Women
Risk even higher in women who also have diabetes
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Insurance Eligibility Headaches Expected With ACA
Practices expected to face influx of newly insured patients, possibly without insurance ID cards
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hearing Loss Linked to Accelerated Brain Atrophy
Atrophy accelerated in whole brain and right temporal lobe
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Vitamin D Levels May Help Predict Prognosis in Multiple Sclerosis
Low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D early in the course of disease may signal poorer outcomes
Friday, January 24, 2014

DSM-5 Criteria Likely to Lower ASD Prevalence Estimates
About 80 percent of those with ASD under the DSM-IV-TR criteria classified with ASD under DSM-5
Friday, January 24, 2014

Stimulant, Antipsychotic Combo Improves Aggressive Behavior
Improvement for children with ADHD, aggressive disorder with stimulant, parent training, risperidone
Friday, January 24, 2014

Medical Staff Performance Goals Should Be Clear, Attainable
Staff performance reviews should involve public praise, private reprimand
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Outbreak of Exposure to Novel Synthetic Cannabinoid Described
Synthetic cannabinoid product ADB-PINACA identified; linked to neurotoxicity, cardiotoxicity
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Concussion Common Among Young Female Soccer Players
Most players continue to play with symptoms; fewer than half seek medical attention
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Phase 3 Studies Fail to Show Benefit of Drugs in Alzheimer's
No improvement in cognition in randomized trials of bapineuzumab and solanezumab
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Legitimacy of Publishing Pharma-Funded Research Queried
Researchers present arguments for and against stopping publication of industry-funded research
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Larger Brain Volume
In postmenopausal women, higher omega-3 index tied to brain, hippocampal volume eight years later
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ACA Impact on Primary Practice May Depend on Location
Practices in states with expanded Medicaid may see more new, chronically ill patients
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Researchers Examine FDA Decision Making Processes
Analyses show variation in quality-of-evidence; reliance on premarket approval; reasons for delays
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

More Federal Funding of Health Centers Mitigates Access Issues
Findings among low-income, uninsured adults from 2002 to 2007
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Medication Synchronization Program Ups Adherence
Community pharmacy-based program projects increase of 20 med fills per patient per year
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Multiple Medications Increase Odds of Hospital Admission
Link modified by number of long-term conditions, with reduced effect for multiple conditions
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Statin Use Linked to Reduced Delirium in ICU Patients
Statin administration linked to increased odds of patient being assessed as free of delirium
Monday, January 20, 2014

State Insurance Marketplaces Boost Outreach Efforts
Educating the uninsured, especially young adults, is a priority, executives say
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Reliable Emotion Words ID'd to Assess Patient Experience
Word set can be used in experience-based design questionnaires for patient care
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Heavy Drinking Speeds Cognitive Decline in Middle-Aged Men
Faster decline in global cognitive score, executive function, memory with intake of ≥36 g/day
Thursday, January 16, 2014

NCPA: Access to Controlled Substances Often Delayed
Most pharmacists report three or more delays in past 18 months, usually lasting at least one week
Thursday, January 16, 2014

FDA Warns Against Rx With High Levels of Acetaminophen
Agency recommends that physicians cease prescriptions of drugs in excess of 325 mg
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

More Than Two Million People Have Signed Up for ACA Coverage
Nearly one in four are young adults, a demographic key to the program's success
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wednesday Is Deadline for Feb. 1 Coverage Under ACA
Uninsured Americans can still sign up for 2014 coverage through March 31
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CMS: New Rule Proposed for Contract Year 2015
Rule will strengthen protections, up health care quality, cut costs in Medicare Advantage, Part D
Monday, January 13, 2014

ACP Introduces Free 'High Value Care' Case Studies
Five topics in interactive case studies include avoiding unnecessary testing, safe prescribing
Friday, January 10, 2014

Female Conveners Up Number of Women at Scientific Symposia
Number of invited female speakers increases by 72 percent compared with all-male conveners
Friday, January 10, 2014

CMS: Low Growth for National Health Expenditures in 2012
Low growth in private health insurance spending, Medicare and Medicaid spending
Friday, January 10, 2014

EHR Use Linked to Doc-Reported Enhanced Patient Care
Use of EHRs that meet Meaningful Use criteria, longer EHR experience linked to reported benefits
Friday, January 10, 2014

Impact of In Utero Epilepsy Med Exposure Studied in Children
Superior language, motor development for levetiracetam versus sodium valproate exposure
Thursday, January 09, 2014

Occupational Therapy Aids Kids With Autism, Sensory Issues
Improvements seen in completing tasks, caregiver assistance, and socialization
Thursday, January 09, 2014

Drug Labeling Linked to Drug, Placebo Efficacy in Migraine
Effect of placebo and active drug increased with progressively positive drug information
Thursday, January 09, 2014

More Specialists Needed to Meet Needs of Aging Population
Access to care, wait times will be exacerbated without more vascular surgeons, cardiologists
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Administrative Demands Hurt Patient-Doctor Relationship
Extensive charting, preauthorizations, high volumes all cut time doctors spend with patients
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Review Suggests Psychological Benefits of Meditation
Moderate evidence for improvements in anxiety, depression, pain with mindfulness meditation
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Inverse Link for Alcohol Consumption, Multiple Sclerosis Risk
Association noted in two case-control studies; detrimental effect of smoking higher in nondrinkers
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Smoking Rates Still Low for Most Health Care Professionals
Pattern persists with rates lowest in physicians (2 percent), highest in LPNs (25 percent)
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Importance of Religion Linked to Cortical Thickness
Effects of importance on cortical thickness stronger in participants at high familial risk of depression
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Cognitive Rest May Speed Concussion Recovery in Youth
Increased cognitive activity associated with longer recovery from sports-related concussion
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Herpes Zoster Is Risk Factor for Stroke in Young Adults
Stroke, transient ischemic attack, MI increased in cases whose herpes zoster occurred before age 40
Monday, January 06, 2014

Non-White Physicians Provide Disproportionate Minority Care
Non-white physicians care for more than half of minority patients, non-English speakers
Monday, January 06, 2014

AMA Details Top Five Federal Issues for 2014
Issues include repeal of SGR, full implementation of ACA, roll out of ICD-10 code set
Monday, January 06, 2014

New-Onset Sciatica Tied to Age, Obesity, Mental Workload
Findings in previously asymptomatic Japanese workers
Friday, January 03, 2014

Over 100 New Accountable Care Organizations Formed
New ACOs will provide high-quality coordinated care access for ~1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries
Friday, January 03, 2014

Doctors Discuss Use of MenB Vaccine at Princeton University
Use of experimental vaccine has called into question decision not to vaccinate more widely
Friday, January 03, 2014

Warfarin Initiation Negatively Linked to Stroke in A-Fib Patients
Risk highest in the 30 days after initiating treatment
Friday, January 03, 2014

Hypothyroidism Not Tied to Cognitive Impairment in Aged
Authors urge validation in another cohort and over a longitudinal period
Friday, January 03, 2014

CDC: Updated Guidance for HBV Vaccination for Health Workers
All should be vaccinated and undergo serologic testing
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Emotions Tied to Topographically Distinct Bodily Sensations
Bodily sensation maps are consistent among samples from West Europe, East Asia
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Alpha Tocopherol Seems Beneficial in Alzheimer's
Slower functional decline and least increase in caregiver burden for those taking alpha tocopherol
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Troubled Launch of ACA Tops Health News for 2013
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Extra Steps Urged for Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
Drug Quality and Security Act is a start, but leaves several gaps that need filling
Monday, December 30, 2013

Inosine Safe, Effective for Raising Urate Levels in Parkinson's
Serum and cerebrospinal fluid urate levels raised with inosine treatment in early Parkinson's
Monday, December 30, 2013

High Fiber, Fruit/Vegetable Intake Cuts Stroke Risk in T2DM
Linked to reduced risk of stroke, not coronary heart disease, in Japanese with type 2 diabetes
Monday, December 30, 2013

Surge in Federal Health Insurance Exchange Enrollments
More than one million people have signed up for coverage under Affordable Care Act
Monday, December 30, 2013

Head Trauma Linked to Amyloid Deposition in MCI
Association seen for individuals with mild cognitive impairment, not those with normal cognition
Friday, December 27, 2013

Most Dementia Patients Living at Home Have Unmet Needs
Levels of unmet needs even higher among minority and low-income residents
Friday, December 27, 2013

Odds of Uncontrolled and Unreported HTN Up for Blacks
And higher odds of self-reported HTN in black women versus men
Friday, December 27, 2013

Physician Pay Increasingly Tied to Quality Metrics
Trend expected to accelerate as reimbursement shifts towards performance-based pay
Thursday, December 26, 2013

ACA Success Hinges on Young Adult Enrollment
Uncertainty lingers on the willingness, ability of young adults to enroll in marketplaces, Medicaid
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Impact of Planned Medicaid Expansion Discussed
Could help close substantial gaps in U.S. health care safety net if all states elect to expand
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Toxic Employees Are Damaging to Medical Practices
Performance reviews allow managers to discuss toxic behaviors and demand improvement
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Public Tends to Follow Celebrities Even on Medical Issues
Health care providers need to take phenomenon seriously and counter bogus advice
Monday, December 23, 2013

Burden of Heart Disease, Stroke Quantified in United States
In 2010, one in three deaths caused by CVD; costs estimated at $315.4 billion
Monday, December 23, 2013

Cardiovascular Disease Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Women
Highest risks for myocardial infarction, other vascular disease; no link for a-fib, heart failure
Monday, December 23, 2013

High Patient Satisfaction With Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Positive reports of patient-centered measures correlate with reports of high-quality care
Friday, December 20, 2013

New Rule May Exempt Many From Health Plan Penalty
People in cancelled policies can buy coverage under last-minute revision to ACA
Friday, December 20, 2013

Higher Levels of Anxiety Linked to Incident Stroke Risk
Findings are independent of other risk factors, including depression
Friday, December 20, 2013

Evidence-Based Guidelines Issued for Hypertension Management
BP goal of 150/90 mm Hg for patients aged 60 or older; 140/90 mm Hg for younger patients
Friday, December 20, 2013

Pre-Op Depression Linked to Narcotic Use Before Spinal Sx
Patients categorized as depressed or anxious have higher preoperative narcotic use
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Deep Brain Stimulation Aids Driving With Parkinson's
Benefit may potentially be because of nonmotor driving-relevant aspects
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Few Residency Programs Teach Cost-Conscious Medicine
Despite perceived role in limiting increasing health care costs, few residents know costs of tests
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CDC Highlights Achievements of 2013, Goals for 2014
Top achievements include getting >100,000 smokers to quit; cut in health care facility-linked infections
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Funding for Medical Communication Firms Analyzed
May receive substantial support from pharmaceutical, medical device companies
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline to End Payments to Prescribing Doctors
Pharmaceutical giant first drug maker to adopt such a policy, report says
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gene Expression Changes Seen After Mindfulness Meditation
Experienced meditators have changes in histone deacetylase gene expression, histone modification
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Physician Access Challenges Up for Those With Public Insurance
Second study notes that 14.6 percent of people in U.S. were uninsured in first half of 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

FDA Questions Effectiveness, Safety of Antibacterial Soap
Proposed rule requires manufacturers to submit trial data showing benefit versus regular soap
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Many Physicians Will Stop Practicing Due to ACA
Nearly three-quarters believe that ACA will negatively impact compensation
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

No Cognitive Benefit for Long-Term Multivitamin Supplement
Findings in cohort of older male physicians randomized to multivitamin or placebo
Monday, December 16, 2013

Bills for SGR Repeal Pass Senate, House Committees
Near unanimous bipartisan votes from Senate Finance, House Ways and Means Committees
Monday, December 16, 2013

Determinants of Patient Loyalty to Provider Identified
More than 15 percent of patients at high risk for leaving their current physician, practice
Monday, December 16, 2013

New Rule Tweaks Affordable Care Act Deadline
Insurers pressed for flexibility on premium payments, coverage
Friday, December 13, 2013

Deployment-Related Brain Injury Predicts PTSD Risk
Findings based on pre- and post-deployment interviews with Marines and Navy personnel
Friday, December 13, 2013

Study Quantifies Male Dominance in Scientific Production
Women account for <30 percent of fractionalized authorships; similar pattern in first authorships
Friday, December 13, 2013

Race Affects Risk of Dementia in Older Diabetes Patients
Age-adjusted risk of dementia highest among Native-Americans and African-Americans
Friday, December 13, 2013

Head Impact Affects Diffusivity Measures, Without Concussion
For college football, ice hockey players, head impact tied to white diffusion measures, cognition
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CDC: Health Insurance Among Young Increased After ACA
Extension of dependent health coverage in 2010 has increased private coverage, decreased gaps
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CMS Finalizes 2014 Physician Payment Rates, Policies
Include provision to support care management outside of routine office interaction
Monday, December 09, 2013

Meta-Analysis: Healthier Diet Patterns Do Cost More
Comparing extremes of food-based patterns, healthier diets cost about $1.50 more per day
Monday, December 09, 2013

Issues Surround Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
Issues include methodology for determining expected readmission rates, computing penalties
Friday, December 06, 2013

Serum 25(OH)D Marker of Ill Health, Not Causative Agent
Links seen between 25(OH)D concentration and health outcomes; supplementation has little effect
Friday, December 06, 2013

Final Rule Aims to Lower Costs, Simplify Outpatient Payments
CMS introducing single outpatient visit code; payments will be packaged into single payment
Friday, December 06, 2013

Exercise May Improve Cognition in Dementia
May also improve ability to perform daily tasks
Thursday, December 05, 2013

TB Vaccine Beneficial After Clinically Isolated Syndromes
Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine linked to reduced development of gadolinium-enhancing lesions
Thursday, December 05, 2013

Handoff Program Cuts Medical Errors, Adverse Events
Multifaceted program at children's hospital also increases physician time spent at patient bedside
Thursday, December 05, 2013

AMA's RUC Committee to Work on Improving Transparency
New means to be used to survey physicians to better determine value of procedures
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Health Reform in Mass. Didn't Change ICU Utilization
Health care reform in Massachusetts did correlate with reduction in ICU patients without insurance
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Investment Program Can Cut Global Health Disparities by 2035
Framework focuses on reducing maternal, child, infectious deaths; 10 million deaths averted by 2035
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

FDA Starts Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
New process designed to make specialty drugs safer for patients
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Volunteering Overseas Revives Physicians' Outlooks
Volunteer experiences often boost personal fulfillment, professional esteem
Monday, December 02, 2013

Oral Disease May Be Linked to Lower Cognitive Function
Edentulism correlated with lower cognitive status, even after adjusting for sociodemographic factors
Monday, December 02, 2013

Comorbidities, Meds Factor Into Recurrent Syncope
Certain co-existing conditions, use of multiple medications that cause orthostatic hypotension up risk
Monday, December 02, 2013

Induced Hypothermia May Be Harmful in Severe Meningitis
Moderate hypothermia not found to improve outcomes in patients with severe bacterial meningitis
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Practices Should Start Preparing for Transition to ICD-10
Point-person should be appointed within practice; staff training also recommended
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Family Doc Finds Mid-Level Providers Increase Revenue
Case study describes substantial increase in doctor take-home pay with addition of mid-levels
Monday, November 25, 2013

High Abusive Head Trauma Rates With New Coding Method
No significant change in annual rates; large non-significant changes in North Carolina
Monday, November 25, 2013

American Medical Groups Protesting Physician Cuts
Action follows mass cancellations of physicians in Medicare Advantage plans in many states
Monday, November 25, 2013

White House Extends Enrollment Deadline for Health Insurance
And website capacity to double by end of month, Obama adviser pledges
Friday, November 22, 2013

CDC Report: Health Disparities Persist in America
CDC finds race, sex, education, location, and wealth among key factors in these inequalities
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Recessions Linked to Worse Cognitive Function Later
Critical age range differs for men and women
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Gray Matter Abnormalities Persist After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Even as neurobehavioral symptoms decrease, physiologic abnormalities remain
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Calcium, Vitamin D Up BMD for Patients on Antiepileptic Drugs
Added benefits seen with addition of risedronate
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Short-Term Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory in Older Adults
Older sedentary adults also have improvements in parameters of cardiovascular health
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

USPSTF Identifies High Priority Evidence Gaps for Older Adults
Gaps include screening for cognitive impairment; physical, mental well-being; vision, hearing problems
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Health Care Frustration Higher in U.S. Than Other Countries
Majority of U.S. adults feel that the health care system needs to undergo fundamental changes
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Effect of Statins on Cognitive Function Unclear
Despite FDA warning, further evidence is needed to establish an effect
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In-Bedroom Media Access Tied to Sleep Problems in ASD
Link stronger for boys with ASD versus ADHD; time spent playing video games also tied to less sleep
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

AHA: CPR of at Least 38 Min Advisable in Cardiac Arrest
For favorable neurologic outcome, collapse-to-ROSC interval of 38.5 minutes has high sensitivity, NPV
Monday, November 18, 2013

Time Spent Walking Tied to Lower Stroke Risk in Older Men
Time spent walking linked to stroke risk in dose-dependent manner; independent of walking pace
Friday, November 15, 2013

Obama Nominates Health Care Law Backer to Be Surgeon General
Vivek Murthy, M.D., was an early supporter and advocate for the Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 15, 2013

Obama: You Can Keep Your Health Plan (for a Year)
Proposed change comes amid intense bipartisan pressure for a health-law fix
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pulse Pressure Linked to CSF Markers of Alzheimer's Disease
Relationship is age-dependent; observed in cognitively normal 55- to 70-year-old adults
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Health Care Enrollments Fall Far Short of White House Estimates
Fewer than 27,000 people signed up for insurance through federal exchange in October, officials report
Thursday, November 14, 2013

No Promises on Nov. 30 ACA Website Fix: U.S. Tech Chief
Pressure mounts for solutions to health-law problems as deadline nears
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Population Aging Crisis May Have Been Overestimated
Decrease in dependency with threshold as remaining life expectancy of ≤15 years
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Many Would Give Health Plans Private Info to Save Money: Poll
Experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Initial Health-Plan Enrollment Falls Below Expectations
Early reports find federal and state insurance exchanges attracted low numbers
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Many Americans Want Docs to Help Explain Genetic Tests
Even though some companies offer testing directly to the consumer
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Analysis Describes Economic Anatomy of U.S. Health Care
Despite increased resources for U.S. health care, health metrics show U.S. trailing peer nations
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Obama 'Sorry' Some People Losing Health Coverage
Website repairs continue amid continued scrutiny of Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 08, 2013

Telemedicine Represents Enhanced Care Model
Uses technology to provide better health care and more reach, but legal and other concerns exist
Thursday, November 07, 2013

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods
Trans fats linked to cardiovascular health
Thursday, November 07, 2013

For Hospitalized Adults, Light Inversely Tied to Fatigue, Mood
Pain level positively associated with fatigue, but not directly linked to light exposure
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Amount of Care Similar for Rural, Urban Medicare Users
No difference in amount of health care received or satisfaction with access to care within regions
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Better Oral Health Decreases Carotid Artery IMT Progression
Improvements in periodontal health associated with improvements in carotid artery thickness
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Bilingualism Delays Onset of Dementia, Even in Illiterate
Delayed onset of different types of dementia; education doesn't account for difference
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Sebelius on Exchange Website: 'Delay Is Not an Option'
'A couple of hundred' fixes required, she tells Senate committee
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Diet Quality in Midlife Associated With Healthy Aging
Odds of healthy aging up with adherence to Alternative Health Eating Index-2010, Alternate Med diet
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Senators Seek Answers on Health Marketplace Woes
Medicare chief says is secure, site operations are improving
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Six People Signed Up on Day One of Federal Exchange Website
By the end of the second day, 248 people had enrolled for coverage, reports say
Friday, November 01, 2013

FDA Announces Moves to Avert Drug Shortages
The FDA's strategic plan for drug shortages involves two major strategies
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Top 100 EHR Systems Sorted by Company Revenue
Some companies offer information about their product and services, but most vendors do not
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sebelius: 'Hold Me Accountable' for Website 'Debacle'
HHS Secretary insists the troubled online registration site will be fixed by end of November
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Expedited Review Speeds Approval of New Drugs by FDA
But, drugs are tested in fewer patients, and many questions about safety remain
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 Health Care Quality Report Shows Some Improvements
Medicaid patients are happy with their care; antibiotic overuse still a concern
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Consultant Offers Tips for Training Staff to Use EHR System
Six tips focus on choosing a team, developing a plan, and scheduling regular training and testing
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Health Agency Chief Apologizes for Federal Website Woes
Head of CMS insists will be much improved within a month
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

FDA Approves Brain-Imaging Drug for Alzheimer's Detection
Vizamyl is used with PET scan to screen for signs of dementia
Friday, October 25, 2013

FDA Approves Extended-Release Hydrocodone Painkiller
For daily treatment of chronic pain
Friday, October 25, 2013

Most Negative Online Posts Aren't Defamation
Physicians should try to reach out to unhappy posters to fix the problem
Friday, October 25, 2013

Many Interns Don't Practice Etiquette-Based Communication
Interns overestimate the extent to which they introduce themselves and their role, sit with patient
Friday, October 25, 2013

Physicians Should Motivate and Retain Top Employees
Article notes that superstar employees are hard to replace
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Race/Ethnicity Has No Impact on Long-Term Mortality in T2DM
Long-term risk of death and death/MI/stroke does not vary with race/ethnicity
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Penalty Delayed As Federal Exchange Comes Under Fire
Lawmakers demand answers on foul-up
Thursday, October 24, 2013

FDA Urges Tighter Controls on Certain Prescription Painkillers
Changes would decrease number of refills before returning to doctor; supplies lasting ≤90 days
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Global Burden of Stroke Increased From 1990 to 2010
Studies show stroke mortality rates down; burden of stroke, incident ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke up
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blood Glucose, HbA1c Levels Linked to Memory Performance
Beneficial effects of HbA1c on memory partly mediated by hippocampal volume, microstructure
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Carotid Stenting Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors
For elderly, stroke risk up with carotid stenting; increased mortality with carotid endarterectomy
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Modest Survival Benefits Seen for Family Caregivers
Caregivers to chronically ill family members have slightly reduced risk of death
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

BP Drugs Linked to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Dementia
For older adults with mild cognitive impairment, only diuretics linked to lower risk
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Scribes Can Be Beneficial in Medical Practices
Ensure accurate documentation of provider dictates, allowing providers to focus on patient care
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Short, Poor Quality Sleep Tied to Increased β-Amyloid Burden
Shorter sleep duration and poorer sleep quality associated with β-amyloid in older adults
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Research Backlog at NIH Due to Shutdown
Labs suffered loss of momentum with their research; grant applications pushed back to November
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Cognitive Impairment Testing
Instruments can detect dementia, but insufficient evidence for benefit of screening or interventions
Monday, October 21, 2013

Obama: 'No Excuse' for Troubled Website
But he insists that the health-reform law that created the site is good for the country
Monday, October 21, 2013

Seniors Rarely Consider Switching Medicare Plan, Provider
Despite reporting high satisfaction 59 percent cut spending for unexpected health care costs
Monday, October 21, 2013

7 Percent of Chinese Adults Have Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
Prevalence is higher in women than men, with peak age of 55 to 64 years in both sexes
Monday, October 21, 2013

Small Businesses Weigh Health Insurance Options
Most features of exchanges rated favorably, but prices for premiums are critical issue
Monday, October 21, 2013

Psychotropic Drugs Commonly Prescribed to Children With ASD
Polypharmacy also common in autism spectrum disorders
Monday, October 21, 2013

Eye Contact Affects Patients' Perception of Clinician Empathy
Social touch during clinical encounter also important
Friday, October 18, 2013

In Buying Exchange Insurance, It Helps to Have Help
New online marketplaces don't do enough to let consumers weigh their options, experts say
Friday, October 18, 2013

'Coverage Gap' Likely to Affect 5.2 Million Uninsured Adults
Nationally, about 27 percent of uninsured adults in states without Medicaid expansion will be affected
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sebelius: Exchange Launch 'Rockier Than We Would Have Liked'
HHS secretary said improvements under way at website
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Steps Given to Minimize Burden of Prior Authorizations
Use payer's website, not phone; designated staff within practice should handle authorizations
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Arterial Stiffness Linked to β Amyloid Plaques in Elderly
Arterial stiffness associated with plaque deposition in brain of dementia-free older adults
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Be Affected by Federal Debt Default
Failure to raise debt ceiling by Oct. 17 will impact nation's health care programs
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

ACG: IBD Ups Risk of Certain Arterial Thromboembolic Events
Meta-analysis shows increased risk of cerebrovascular accident, ischemic heart disease
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nonprofit U.S. Hospital CEO Compensation Varies Widely
Compensation tied to hospital technology deployment and patient satisfaction
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Hospitals Do Follow Guidelines
Greater guideline-based care for stroke patients than Primary Stroke Center-certified hospitals
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Alternative Medicine Often Used by Youth With Headache
Complementary, alternative medicine more often used by those with multiple chronic conditions
Monday, October 14, 2013

Hospital Care Quality Varies by Insurance Coverage
Medicare patients appear most vulnerable to receiving inferior care
Monday, October 14, 2013

Study Discusses How to Create Value in Insurance Marketplaces
Accrediting bodies play role in performance measures, setting standards, providing feedback
Monday, October 14, 2013

Regional Variation Seen in Medicare ACO Formation
Measures of underlying provider integration may drive accountable care organization formation
Friday, October 11, 2013

'Cyberchondria' Worse in Those Troubled by Uncertainty
For those with fear of uncertainty, greater Internet searching leads to greater health anxiety
Friday, October 11, 2013

Rate of Cardiovascular Disease Expected to Rise in the U.S.
Declines in smoking and improved treatments offset by effects of aging and obesity
Friday, October 11, 2013

Consumers Frustrated With First Days of ACA Exchanges
Three-quarters of those who tried to sign up for insurance reported problems
Friday, October 11, 2013

State-Run Health Exchanges Off to Smoother Start
Experts say that local insurance marketplaces are smaller so problems can be fixed faster
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Quality-Adjusted Survival Low Five Years After Stroke
Event severity and recurrent stroke are major predictors of decreased long-term quality of life
Thursday, October 10, 2013

AAFP Urges Congress to End Federal Government Shutdown
Shutdown is putting health of public at risk, with no impact on ACA funding
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Aircraft Noise Tied to Cardiac-Linked Hospital Admission
Two studies show increased risk for those living near Heathrow, older adults living near U.S. airports
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Greater Potential for Health Gains From Delayed Aging
Yet most medical research remains focused on fighting individual diseases
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

ESICM: Hypothermia Not Beneficial in Severe Meningitis
Increased risk of mortality for patients with community-acquired bacterial meningitis
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Patterns of Health Insurance Coverage Vary by State
States can tailor outreach efforts for coverage expansion to match the needs of their uninsured
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Patient Satisfaction Is Poor Measure of Hospital Quality
And busier hospitals tend to perform better
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Confusion Still Surrounds ACA Health Insurance Exchanges
However, Gallup poll suggests most will get insurance by December rather than pay a fine
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Both Patients and Doctors Tend to Be Creatures of Habit
Physicians can be reluctant to go against established grain
Monday, October 07, 2013

Design and Software Problems Plague Health Exchanges
Efforts to improve the federal registration website are under way, officials say
Monday, October 07, 2013

Senators Request Delay in Transition to Meaningful Use 2
Noting that many providers and EHR vendors are not ready, senators ask for one-year delay
Monday, October 07, 2013

U.S. Health Exchange Website Faced Intermittent Shutdowns offline after 1 a.m. ET a few hours each night this past weekend
Monday, October 07, 2013

Majority of Physicians Concerned About Future of Medicine
But most surveyed doctors also report being satisfied with practice of medicine
Friday, October 04, 2013

Number of EMR Functions Linked to Physician Stress
Physicians with moderate versus low number of EMR functions report more stress, less satisfaction
Friday, October 04, 2013

Patient Portal Market Earned $279.8 Million in 2012
In the next five years, market is expected to reach $898.4, mainly driven by stage 2 meaningful use
Friday, October 04, 2013

Impact of Shutdown on Docs, Patients Discussed
Meaningful use incentives unlikely to be affected; Medicare reimbursements will continue in short term
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Glitches Still Dog Online Health Exchanges
Officials work to correct problems, speed up capacity
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Fallout From Increase in High-Deductible Plans Examined
Increase likely with ACA implementation; research will aid creation of more sophisticated system
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Demand for Doctors Remained High in 2012
Physician recruiters from 156 organizations conducted nearly 5,000 active searches in 2012
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Expanding Scope of Nurse Practitioners Practice Discussed
Non-physician practitioners can ease burden on physicians; valuable in team-based care model
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Government Shutdown Impacting Health Care Agencies
Activities that relate to safety of human life and protection of property will not be affected
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Depression Linked to Higher Risk of Parkinson's Disease
Risk about three times higher than that seen in individuals without depression
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technical Problems Still Vex Day 2 of ACA Exchange Rollout
Federal officials remind consumers that enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Midlife Stress May Up Risk of Later Dementia for Women
Psychosocial stressors may have long-lasting physiological and psychological effects
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

AMA: More Than Half of Doctors Self-Employed in 2012
Less than one-quarter work in practices that are at least partially owned by hospitals
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technological Advances in Health Care for Google, Apple
Google launches company that will research health and wellness, with Apple chairman as CEO
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technical Glitches Mar Affordable Care Act Exchange Debut
Consumers are reminded that insurance enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Poor Performance Triggering EMR Switch for Small Practices
Small physicians practices leaving vendors as software systems fail to meet expectations
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Many Health Care Professionals Oppose ACA Proposals
Despite recognizing benefits, 56 percent oppose most, if not all, proposals in law
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Affordable Care Act Exchanges Are Up and Running
'Obamacare' marketplaces open amid some technical problems and a government shutdown
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Recreational Physical Activity Inversely Linked to HTN Risk
No significant association seen for occupational physical activity, risk of hypertension
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Lower National Health Spending Due to Slow Economy
Over the period of 2012 to 2022, national health spending expected to grow at 5.8 percent annually
Monday, September 30, 2013

Only One-Third of Voters Think Congress Should Delay ACA
About half of voters will blame the Republicans 'a lot' if the government shuts down
Monday, September 30, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Still Run If Government Shuts Down
But other programs could be curtailed, according to contingency plans
Monday, September 30, 2013

DOL Clarifies Employer Health Insurance Notification Duty
Companies should provide notification to employees by Oct. 1, but no fines for failing to do so
Monday, September 30, 2013

No Change in Admissions for Pediatric Sports-Related TBI
Increase in number of ER visits for sports-related TBI from 2002 to 2011; no change in admissions
Monday, September 30, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: ACA Impact on Medicare Recipients Unclear
Seniors may not grasp effects of health care reform
Friday, September 27, 2013

Health Worker Roles Impacted When 'Undervalued' by Patients
Frustrations can affect both performance and pay
Friday, September 27, 2013

Practical Tips Offered for Medical Employee Satisfaction
Training, respect, and reward go a long way
Friday, September 27, 2013

CDC: Flu Shot Coverage of Health Care Personnel Increasing
CDC finds that easy access to vaccination appears to be a motivator
Thursday, September 26, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Medicaid Expansion Will Up Coverage
Many will benefit, but some will still fall through the cracks
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dementia Needs to Become a Government Priority
Ten-fold funding increases suggested to address issues related to long-term dementia care
Thursday, September 26, 2013

No Cognitive Protective Role Seen for Omega-3 Fatty Acids
No effect on age-associated cognition or rate of cognitive decline in older dementia-free women
Thursday, September 26, 2013

High Sensitivity for Ottawa Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Rule
Findings limited to patients presenting with headache peaking within one hour, no neurologic deficit
Thursday, September 26, 2013

More Options, Lower Premiums With Insurance Exchanges
HHS report finds health insurance premiums will be even less than expected
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Exchanges Offer Options for the Uninsured
Tax credits will benefit low and moderate earners
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ACP Provides Overview of Health Insurance Marketplaces
Ahead of enrollment, overview discusses implications for patients and physicians
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Reform a Mixed Bag for Workers
Those with job-based coverage can expect some changes
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Medicare Managed Care More Apt for Nursing Home Residents
For residents with advanced dementia, care less burdensome with managed versus fee-for-service care
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FDA Gives Final Guidance on Mobile Medical App Oversight
Oversight will be focused on medical apps that could potentially pose greater risk to patients
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FDA Issues Final Rule for Device Identification System
The unique device identification system will improve patient safety, catalogue every device
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Young People Likely to Be Key to Success
However, only about one-quarter of young adults are aware of health insurance exchanges
Monday, September 23, 2013

HFES: Multi-Tasking Can Impair Diagnostic Performance
Performing concurrent complex memorization task has negative impact of diagnostic performance
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Exchanges Going Into Effect
Coverage could start as early as January 2014
Monday, September 23, 2013

Physical Exams Commonly Lacking in Low Back Pain Care
One in five patient encounters do not include physicians' hands placed on subjects' low backs
Friday, September 20, 2013

Metformin May Increase Risk of Cognitive Impairment
Calcium supplementation may ameliorate this risk
Friday, September 20, 2013

Rosacea Risk Higher in Female Migraine Sufferers
Risk of rosacea increases with age of migraineurs only in women
Friday, September 20, 2013

Little Correlation Between Care Quality, Patient Experience
Strongest correlations with clinical quality were seen for patient assessments of access
Friday, September 20, 2013

Millions Are Harmed by Unsafe Medical Care Each Year
About two-thirds of adverse events occur in low-income and middle-income countries
Thursday, September 19, 2013

EHR Systems Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria Beneficial
Most systems meet criteria; linked to time savings, reports of enhanced confidentiality
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Enhanced Care Program Set Up at Six Mayo Clinic Hospitals
Program supplements usual care with computerized system that monitors patient's condition
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

More Than 1.6 Million Americans Expected to Get Cancer in 2013
Despite increased number of survivors due to progress in research, >500,000 expected to die
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Kids With Neuro Disorders No More Likely to Get Flu Vaccine
Despite high risk for complications, only about half of children with neuro disorders are vaccinated
Monday, September 16, 2013

About Half of Health Care Providers Are 'Digital Omnivores'
Use tablet, smartphone, and laptop/desktop; prefer mobile devices for all tasks
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

'Meaningful Use' Achievement Not Uniform Across Hospitals
Critical-access, smaller, publicly-owned or nonprofit hospitals most at risk for 2015 penalties
Monday, September 09, 2013

Processing Speed Drops After Medulloblastoma Diagnosis
Broad attention, working memory show less vulnerability to declines with treatment
Thursday, September 05, 2013

Only Half of Hypertensive Adults Aware of Diagnosis
Only about a third of those treated achieve blood pressure control
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Male-Female Physician Earnings Gap Has Persisted for 20 Years
No significant difference in the adjusted earnings of female physicians relative to males since 1987
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Docs' Confidence in Diagnosis Unrelated to Diagnostic Accuracy
Vignette study shows little difference in confidence for cases diagnosed correctly, incorrectly
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Workaholics Have Poorer Physical and Mental Health
Working more than 50 hours per week linked to reduced physical and mental well-being
Monday, September 02, 2013

Employer-Based Health Insurance Premiums Rose Modestly in 2013
Smaller firms and those with many lower-wage workers asking beneficiary to pay more
Monday, September 02, 2013

Statins Appear to Benefit Elderly Without Previous CVD
Compared to placebo, statins reduce short-term MI and stroke risk, but do not improve survival
Friday, August 30, 2013

Comprehensive Stroke System Key to Reducing Death
American Heart Association and American Stroke Association release new recommendations
Friday, August 30, 2013

Final Rules Issued for Individual Shared Responsibility Mandate
Individual mandate starting in 2014; individuals expected to carry health insurance or get fined
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Health Care Savings With Early Accountable Care Organizations
Reduced spending for elderly Medicare beneficiaries, but not necessarily improved quality
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Correct Dose of Anti-Clotting Rx in Elderly Continues to Elude
Lower prasugrel dose has similar outcomes to usual clopidogrel dose in elderly heart patients
Monday, August 26, 2013

Autistic Traits More Common in Children With ADHD
About 20 percent of children with ADHD show signs of autism
Monday, August 26, 2013

Implications, Solutions for U.S. Health Disparities Discussed
Considerable disparities linked to geographic location, demographics; many can be prevented
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Expansion of Pharmacists' Practice Will Benefit Patients
Ethical, legal, financial, professional implications for docs; communication key during transition
Monday, August 19, 2013

HHS Awards $67 Million to Marketplace Navigators
Navigators will need to complete initial and ongoing training, renew certification annually
Monday, August 19, 2013

FDA: Fluoroquinolones May Cause Irreversible Nerve Damage
Risk applies only to those taken by mouth or injection
Friday, August 16, 2013

IOM Describes Themes Relating to Patients' Role in Health Care
Sessions describe their roles in informed care decisions, knowledge generation, value improvement
Friday, August 16, 2013

Unresponsive Brain Damaged Patients Can Communicate
Patients can be observed to follow commands and communicate via a brain scan
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Involved Patients Have Better Health Care Experiences
Patient knowledge, skills, and confidence influences response from the provider
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Doctors Pessimistic About Future of U.S. Health Care
Physician unsure that benefits of EMRs outweigh costs, have little confidence in transition to ICD-10
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Depression Linked to Cognitive Decline in Type 2 Diabetes
Over 40-months, patients with depression showed greater cognitive decline on multiple tests
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Study Shows Dramatic Decline in Ischemic Stroke Incidence
However, Mexican-Americans suffer 34 percent more strokes than non-Hispanic whites
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Vitamin D Doesn't Improve Blood Pressure in Elderly
Supplementation of vitamin D also did not improve vascular health measures
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Stroke Risk in Some People
Counteracts effect of gene variant associated with increased glucose and lipids
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Perceived Doc Verbal Abuse Impairs Nurses' Work Attitude
Link between verbal abuse and job satisfaction, organizational commitment, intent to stay
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Initiative Announced for Patient-Doc Collaboration
Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare will include patient organizations, docs, nurse, PA
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Retinal Imaging May Help Assess Risk of Stroke
Increased long-term risk with hypertensive retinopathy, even in those with good BP control
Monday, August 12, 2013

Famous Faces Help Identify Young-Onset Dementia
Aphasia associated with cortical atrophy in particular brain areas
Monday, August 12, 2013

U.S. Hospitals Up Exchange of Electronic Health Information
Exchange of clinical care summaries and medication lists remains limited
Monday, August 12, 2013

Medical Center Farmers Market Aids in Medical Home Goals
Medical center-based farmers market can contribute to patient-centered care
Monday, August 12, 2013

ASA: Working Moms Experience More Stresses Than Dads
For mothers, job-linked concerns spill over into free time; thinking about family matters tied to stress
Monday, August 12, 2013

Guidelines for Post-HIV Exposure Management Updated
Exposed personnel should be provided with close follow-up, including counseling, HIV testing
Monday, August 12, 2013

ER Visits Related to Use of CNS Stimulants Up From '05 to '11
Among 18- to 34-year-old adults, increase in visits related to CNS stimulants with, without alcohol
Monday, August 12, 2013

Physicians' Malpractice Concerns Predict More Testing
Changing defensive practices must target physicians' underlying malpractice concerns
Friday, August 09, 2013

Tool Developed for Predicting Delirium During Hospitalization
AWOL tool predicts likelihood of developing delirium in hospitalization at time of admission
Thursday, August 08, 2013

Cocoa Improves Neurovascular Coupling, Cognition in Elderly
Neurovascular coupling linked to cognition; cocoa beneficial in those with impaired coupling
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Higher Glucose Levels Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Significantly increased risk of dementia seen for older adults with and without diabetes
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Self-Measured Monitoring Improves Blood Pressure
Findings only in the short-term, compared to usual care; effects beyond 12 months uncertain
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

AMA, AHA Call for Realignment of Meaningful Use Stage 2
Letter to HHS expresses concern about readiness for stage 2; urges flexibility in adoption
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Including Casinos in Smoke-Free Laws Cut Ambulance Calls
Extension of smoke-free laws to include casinos resulted in drop in ambulance calls from casinos
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Meditation Reduces Smoking by 60 Percent
Brain scans show improved self-control
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Participation Increases in Online CME Activities
In 2012, 82 percent of accredited CME activities did not receive commercial support
Monday, August 05, 2013

Small-Fiber Polyneuropathy ID'd in Fibromyalgia Cases
Distal-leg biopsies from 41 percent of 27 patients with fibromyalgia are diagnostic for SFPN
Monday, August 05, 2013

Fighting-Related Injuries Harm Intelligence in Adolescents
Findings, particularly strong in female teens, independent of race, socioeconomic status
Friday, August 02, 2013

ASID: Doctors May Be to Blame for Antimicrobial Resistance
Five experts discuss the roles of animals, airlines, doctors, drug companies, nursing homes
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Variable Blood Pressure Tied to Worse Cognitive Functioning
In older adults, higher visit-to-visit variability in blood pressure linked to impaired function
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Immediate Post-Op Delirium Common in Elderly Patients
Most delirium episodes detected during hospitalization start in post-anesthesia care unit
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Prevalence of Peripheral Artery Disease Increasing Globally
Prevalence lower for men, higher for young women in low- or middle-income countries
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Anemia Linked to Elevated Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Findings remain significant after adjustment for demographics, anemia measures, comorbidities
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Diagnosis of Bell's Palsy in ER Is Usually Accurate
Increasing age, black race, diabetes, and use of imaging associated with incorrect diagnosis
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Health 'Mutual Accountability' Pilot Program Launching
MedEncentive's health outcomes/costs improvement program to be tested over three years in Oklahoma
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Reversal of Medical Practices Common Over Past Decade
Over 40 percent of studies that tested current practice led to medical reversal
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Glucose Intolerance Not Linked to Alzheimer's Pathology
Measures of glucose intolerance, insulin resistance not tied to AD pathology, in vivo β-amyloid burden
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Back Pain Management Relying on Guideline Discordant Care
From 1999 to 2010, increase in narcotic use, advanced imaging, referrals to other physicians
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Breastfeeding Duration Linked to Intelligence in Childhood
After adjustment, breastfeeding linked to better receptive language at age 3; intelligence at age 7
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Problematic Video Game Use Up in Boys With ASD, ADHD
In multivariate models, inattentive symptoms predicted problematic game use in ASD, ADHD
Monday, July 29, 2013

After Cervical Disc Surgery Pro Athletes Can Return to Sports
Athletes cleared for return-to-play after normal neurologic exam; confirmation of early fusion
Monday, July 29, 2013

Centrally Acting ACE Inhibitors Slow Decline in Dementia
Rate of cognitive decline slowed, especially during first six months of treatment
Monday, July 29, 2013

COPD Linked to Increased Risk of Cerebral Microbleeds
Higher occurrence of microbleeds in deep or infratentorial locations for those with COPD
Friday, July 26, 2013

For Ischemic Stroke, Fewer Women Receive Thrombolytics
Women with stroke are older, possibly living alone more, and less likely to receive tx within four hours
Friday, July 26, 2013

IOM Confirms Geographic Variation in Health Spending
Geographically-based value index unlikely to be beneficial; decision making occurs at individual level
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Continuing Statins Linked to Decreased Risk of Parkinson's
Lipophilic statin therapy tied to decreased incidence of PD, particularly in women, elderly
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

High-Quality Early Intervention Key to Aiding Children With ASD
Common elements of quality interventions, rather than specific model likely benefit children
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dizziness Visits Account for About 4 Percent of ER Costs
Mean cost of emergency department dizziness visit estimated at $1,004 in 2011 dollars
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Transcranial Ultrasound Seems Beneficial in Chronic Pain
Significant improvements in subjective mood after TUS; slight improvement in pain versus placebo
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Docs Need to Follow Patients' Lead, Embrace Social Media
As more patients discuss, manage their health care online, doctors need to make use of social media
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

U.S. Physicians Not Supportive of Changes in Payment Models
Although docs agree on need to reduce costs, most don't want to eliminate fee-for-service approach
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pros and Cons of Electronic Cigarette Regulation Discussed
Two editorials discuss implications of regulations of ECs as medicinal devices in U.S., Europe
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tablets Help Physicians Keep Up With Medical Research
Smartphones mainly used to access drug information, to access research, communicate
Monday, July 22, 2013

Psych Comorbidity Contributes to Premature Death in Epilepsy
Most of those with epilepsy who die from external causes have comorbid psychiatric disorders
Monday, July 22, 2013

Premiums Expected to Be About 20 Percent Lower in 2014
Proposed premiums for 2014 lower than expected for individual market and small group market
Monday, July 22, 2013

Missed Diagnoses, Med Errors Most Common Malpractice Claims
Missed diagnosis represents 26 to 63 percent of all primary care claims across included studies
Friday, July 19, 2013

Top Challenges for Docs Include Financial Management
Challenges include shifting reimbursement models, insufficient time with patients, ACA effects
Friday, July 19, 2013

Breaking a Sweat Regularly May Lower Risk of Incident Stroke
For men, trend toward increased risk with zero to three versus four or more exercise sessions/week
Thursday, July 18, 2013

In 2010, Racial Discrepancy in Life Expectancy 3.8 Years
Death rates up for heart disease, cancer, homicide, diabetes, perinatal conditions for blacks vs whites
Thursday, July 18, 2013

AAIC: Population Screening for Dementia Has No Benefit
Would also require substantial resources
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Financial Incentives Can Drive Health IT Adoption
Financial incentives increased e-prescribing use even among existing users
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

FDA Approves First Medical Device to Help Diagnose ADHD
Brain monitor tracks neurological signals in children and teens
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Could Benefit Docs
However, proposed implementation of sustainable growth rate formula threatens primary care
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

EHRs May Slow Growth in Ambulatory Health Care Costs
Among projected savings are significant decreases in ambulatory radiology costs
Monday, July 15, 2013

Stroke Incidence Up in Chinese Versus White Population
Review shows higher overall incidence, higher proportion of intracerebral hemorrhage
Monday, July 15, 2013

AAIC: Metformin Treatment Linked to Lower Dementia Risk
Initiating treatment with sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, and insulin does not lower risk
Monday, July 15, 2013

AAIC: Older Retirement Age Protects Against Dementia
Findings consistent with the 'use it or lose it' theory favoring mental, social stimulation
Monday, July 15, 2013

CMS Proposes New Rule for Outpatient Payment Policies
Rule would expand categories of related items and services for outpatient prospective payment system
Monday, July 15, 2013

Physicians Frustrated by Third-Party Interference
Frustrations vary for those employed in hospitals/institutions or in practice, partners
Friday, July 12, 2013

AMA Offers Guidance for Improving EHR Effectiveness
Policies established to help docs navigate patient communication while using electronic devices
Friday, July 12, 2013

Grants of $150 Million for Community Health Centers
Walgreen Co. to distribute brochures to inform consumers about health law, obtaining coverage
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Health Searches May Be Leaked to Third Parties
Third-party tracking generally not present on government or physician-oriented sites
Thursday, July 11, 2013

U.S. Adults Value Health Care Provider Skill Evaluation
Most adults feel health care providers who treat them should adhere to a recertification program
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Docs Don't Often Talk to Patients About Dietary Supplements
Primary care docs discuss dietary supplements with patients in about one-quarter of visits
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donors
Blood donations down about 10 percent in June; 50,000 fewer donations than expected
Thursday, July 11, 2013

One in Five U.S. Adults Will Have Trouble Paying Medical Bills
In 2013, 10 million adults with year-round health insurance expected to have bills they can't pay
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Inverse Relationship for Cancer, Alzheimer's Dementia
Reduced risk of cancer for those with Alzheimer's disease dementia and vice versa
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tablets More Useful Than Smartphones for Docs Using EHRs
Fifty-one percent of tablet users access EHRs, compared with 7 percent of smartphone users
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Health Insurance Marketplaces Not Required to Verify Claims
Due to legislative and operational barriers, they can rely on self-reported information
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Improvement Needed in Drug Post-Marketing Studies
Many studies have not yet been started and studies with delays have doubled
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Improvements Noted in U.S. Health From 1990 to 2010
Improvements seen in age-standardized death rate, life expectancy, healthy life expectancy
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Digital Divide Plagues Underserved Areas
Lower adoption of EHRs seen in underserved areas across the United States
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Adoption of Electronic Health Records Is Progressing
In 2012, 44 percent of hospitals have an EHR; 42 percent implement stage 1 meaningful use
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Practices Are Not Ready for Implementation of ICD-10
Only 4.8 percent of practices report significant progress or are ready for implementation
Monday, July 08, 2013

Early Predictors of Disability After Spine Trauma Identified
Hypotension, hyperglycemia, and traumatic brain injury independently predict functional disability
Monday, July 08, 2013

Cognitive Activity Throughout Lifetime Slows Later Decline
More frequent early-life and late-life cognitive activity each linked to slower cognitive decline
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Obama Administration: ACA's Employer Mandate Delayed
Major news out of the White House: the delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Hypertension, Lipid Control Improved, 1988 to 2010
Antihypertensive, antihyperlipidemic meds still needed in older, minority, diabetes, CVD patients
Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Prehospital Triage Policy for Suspected Stroke Ups tPA Use
Implementation of a prehospital stroke triage policy also ups use of emergency medical services
Monday, July 01, 2013

Impaired Adult Outcomes With Early Chronic Iron Deficiency
Adults with chronic iron deficiency as infants less likely to complete secondary school
Monday, July 01, 2013

Diabetic Retinopathy Severity Inversely Tied to Cognition
Lower cognitive impairment scores, less dementia for patients with no/mild retinopathy
Monday, July 01, 2013

Avoidable Health Care Costs Exceed $200 Billion in 2012
Progress being made, with increases in meds adherence, use of generics, drop in antibiotics Rx
Friday, June 28, 2013

Bipartisan Recommendations Can Strengthen Health System
Recommendations related to Medicare, tax policy reform, preventive care, empowering states
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Adults With Chronic Conditions Earn C+ for Meds Adherence
Twenty-four percent completely adherent; about half have two or more non-adherent behaviors
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

HHS Launches Insurance Marketplace Website, Call Center
Initiatives form part of consumer-focused education effort to help prepare for enrollment
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

8.5 Million Enrollees to Receive Health Insurance Rebates
Rebates averaging $100 per family to be paid as part of ACA '80/20' rule
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Prenatal Smoke Exposure Impacts Reward Processing
In exposed teens, weaker response observed in ventral striatum during reward anticipation
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Publicly Reported Mortality Predicts Hospital Performance
Hospitals with high performance on publicly reported index conditions have lower overall death rate
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Guide Issued for Tying Primary Care to Regional Organizations
AHRQ guide will help assess readiness for linking EHRs to regional health information organizations
Monday, June 24, 2013

Survival of England's National Health Service Questioned
Financial austerity, administrative reorganization, report of shortcomings have caused turmoil in NHS
Monday, June 24, 2013

AHRQ Offers Strategies to Prevent Adverse Drug Events
Strategies provided for stages of ordering, transcribing, dispensing, administration of meds
Friday, June 21, 2013

CMS Implementing Physician Quality Reporting System
System offers incentives to physicians and practices that submit data on quality measures
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Obesity Is a Disease, Says American Medical Association
New designation may intensify focus on prevention and treatment
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Practices Are Not Prepared for Implementation of ICD-10
Problems include lack of response from vendors, lags in internal software testing, external testing
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Potential of Mobile Remote-Presence Devices Discussed
Potential to increase access to and delivery of health care in developed, developing world
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

EHR Implementation First Step Toward Quality Improvement
Farzad Mostashari urges physicians to redesign care flow to maximize productivity of EHRs
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Rule Proposes Insurance Program Integrity Guidelines
Rule focuses on integrity of state Marketplaces; aims to safeguard federal funds, protect consumers
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

State-Based Health Care Price Websites Lacking
Greater focus needed on pricing for predictable, non-urgent services subject to deductibles
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

About 15 Percent of People Currently Uninsured in U.S.
In 2012, 6.6 percent of children, 26.4 percent of 19- to 25-year-olds uninsured at time of interview
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Unauthorized Immigrants Make Up 1.4% U.S. Medical Spending
Infectious disease services, participation in insurance marketplaces may aid access to care
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Neurological Testing Limited in Diagnosing Disc Herniation
Standard tests have poor diagnostic accuracy for disc herniation with suspected radiculopathy
Monday, June 17, 2013

FDA Discusses Cybersecurity for Medical Devices, Hospitals
Medical device manufacturers and health care facilities should take appropriate preventive action
Monday, June 17, 2013

New Treatments Outperforming Placebo Becoming Less Common
Comparative effectiveness studies may be needed
Friday, June 14, 2013

Survey Examines Physician Satisfaction With EHRs
About one-quarter of practices have no EHR; more than half of adopters report increased efficiency
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Restless Leg Syndrome Linked to Higher Mortality in Men
Increased risk persists even when excluding those with major chronic conditions
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Use of EHRs Can Enhance Doc-Patient Communication
EHR use during clinical encounters can invite patients into participatory model of care
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Low Blood Pressure Linked to Brain Atrophy
Declining blood pressure associated with less brain atrophy in patients with arterial disease
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Soccer Heading Linked to Brain Abnormalities, Cognition
Self-reported concussion history does not explain these associations
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Two-Way Tie for Hypoglycemia, Dementia in Diabetes
For older adults with diabetes, bidirectional association seen after multivariate adjustment
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Most Doctors Feel They Are Under-Using Mobile Apps
Most favor iPhones, tablets/iPads; most would use additional functionalities if they were available
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

APIC: CDC Develops Toolkit to Assist With Patient Notification
Toolkit includes resources to help notify patients after potential exposure to infectious organisms
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Prolonged Symptoms for Children With Prior Concussion
Prolonged symptoms after concussion for those with history of recent, multiple concussions
Monday, June 10, 2013

HHS: Marketplaces Open New Insurance Options for Consumers
New health insurance choices will be available in most states via Health Insurance Marketplaces
Thursday, June 06, 2013

Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Cognitive Decline
Findings based on longitudinal assessments of older adults without stroke
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Aspirin Post Hip Replacement OK for Extended Prophylaxis
Aspirin for 28 days non-inferior and as safe as dalteparin for preventing venous thromboembolism
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Few Physicians Meeting Meaningful Use in Early 2012
Managing patient populations with electronic systems not easy for many physicians
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

CDC: Small Drop in Those With Difficulty Paying Medical Bills
Decrease in adults (<65 years) and children in families with difficulty paying medical bills
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Health of Nation Reviewed With Focus on Emergency Care
Twenty percent of people reported visiting emergency department at least once in last year
Monday, June 03, 2013

Compassion, Altruism Can Be Taught
Altered neural responses to suffering may further increase altruistic behavior
Friday, May 31, 2013

New Statement Released by Anticoagulation Forum
Consensus statement to help organizations develop better systems to cut medication errors
Friday, May 31, 2013

Patients Who Share in Care Decisions May Up Costs of Care
Hospitalized patients who preferred to be involved in care decisions had longer stays and higher costs
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Emotions in Alzheimer's Linked to Changes in Brain Size
Disease progression associated with increases in emotional contagion
Thursday, May 30, 2013

One-Third of Medical Students Have Implicit Anti-Fat Bias
Most are unaware of their significant implicit bias, although it could affect quality of care
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Doc Passengers Assist in Half of In-Flight Medical Emergencies
Most common in-flight medical problems syncope, respiratory symptoms, nausea and vomiting
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Transparency Key to Improving Value Care for Patients
Data on price, utilization, and quality should be made publicly available to ensure greater value
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ASC: Rapid BP Lowering Tx No Better for Intracerebral Bleed
No significant reduction in death, severe disability with intensive versus guideline-recommended tx
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Billions Can Be Saved With Pharmacy Benefit Management
Strategies include use of generic drugs, affordable brands, negotiation of pharmacy dispensing fee
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Parkinson's Risk Linked to Pesticide, Solvent Exposure
High-quality case control studies show risk up with exposure to pesticides, herbicides, solvents
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

AAN Releases Periprocedural Anticoagulant Care Guideline
Risk of bleeding from antithrombotic medications varies according to medical procedure
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

HHS: End-of-2013 Targets for EHR Use Already Reached
>50 percent of doctor offices, 80 percent of eligible hospitals using electronic health records
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Algorithm Developed to Guide Evaluation, Tx of Motor Delay
Formal developmental screening recommended at well-child visits from age 9 to 48 months
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Docs Anticipating Changes Ahead As ACA Progresses
Most expect ACA to continue as planned; expect further integration for themselves, hospitals
Monday, May 27, 2013

About One in Four Uninsured Could Be Excluded From ACA
Twenty-seven percent of those eligible for assistance tax credits do not have checking account
Friday, May 24, 2013

Data Support Basing Health Decisions on Both Benefit, Cost
Health care cost varies from $2 to $224 per month of health status-adjusted life expectancy
Friday, May 24, 2013

Mediterranean Diet Preserves Cognition in the Aging Brain
Diet enhanced with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts better than low-fat diet for global cognition
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stroke-Related Costs Expected to Rise 129 Percent by 2030
Effective preventive, acute care, rehab services will have both medical, societal benefits
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Systematic Screening of Med Adherence Will ID Barriers
Tailored interventions will be feasible following systematic monitoring of adherence
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Digital Divide Exists With Physician EHR Adoption
Adopters found to be optimistic about IT's potential, while non-adopters remain skeptical
Monday, May 20, 2013

Depression Doubles Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women
Association is partially attenuated with adjustment for lifestyle, physiological factors
Friday, May 17, 2013

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Tied to Lower Alzheimer's Risk
Same association not seen with Alzheimer's and other diagnosis or with all-cause dementia
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Traumatic Brain Injuries May Up Suicide Risk in U.S. Troops
Multiple traumatic brain injuries increase suicidal ideation in deployed military personnel
Thursday, May 16, 2013

ASH: Practicing Yoga May Help Lower Blood Pressure
Yoga two to three times a week on average lowers both systolic and diastolic BP by three points
Thursday, May 16, 2013

IOM: Health Effects of Further Lowering Sodium Unclear
Higher sodium intake tied to heart disease; insufficient evidence to determine optimal intake
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cognitive Health Info From Doctors Found to Be Lacking
Most patients get info from TV, magazines; only 7.8 percent report receiving info from physicians
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New FDA Survey to Assess Doc Attitudes on DTC Advertising
New survey will examine attitudes among non-physicians, including nurses, physician assistants
Monday, May 13, 2013

User Satisfaction With Electronic Health Records Down
Twelve percent decrease in user satisfaction since 2010; increase in very dissatisfied users
Friday, May 10, 2013

Poor Service, Bedside Manner Top Patients' Online Complaints
Review of 'rate-your-doctor' websites reveals patients' most common gripes
Friday, May 10, 2013

One in Eight Over Age 60 Reports Memory Loss, Confusion
Study provides baseline estimate of those who might require services, support in the future
Friday, May 10, 2013

Smartphones, Smartphone Apps Increasingly Used by Docs
Two reports show use of smartphones and apps for professional purposes is increasing
Thursday, May 09, 2013

HHS Releases Data on Inpatient Charges for Hospital Services
HHS is also providing funding to data centers to collate, analyze, publish data to assist consumers
Thursday, May 09, 2013

n-3 Fatty Acids No Benefit for High-Risk Cardio Patients
No drop in cardiovascular mortality or morbidity for patients without myocardial infarction
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Application for Health Coverage Has Been Simplified, Shortened
First-time consumers will be able to complete one three-page application, see all available options
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

PAS: Most High School Athletes Won't Report Concussion
Despite being knowledgeable about symptoms, most feel it's acceptable to play with a concussion
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

PAS: Childhood Disability Rates Up 16 Percent in Past Decade
Lower rates of physical disability but higher rates of mental disability
Monday, May 06, 2013

Patients Most Annoyed by Long Waits, Unclear Test Results
Survey regarding doctor's office grievances identifies patients' top pet peeves
Friday, May 03, 2013

Video Games Improve Cognition in Older Adults
Games improve visual speed of processing
Friday, May 03, 2013

AHA: Lifestyle Changes May Reduce Blood Clot Risk
Ideal levels of physical activity, body mass index most significantly linked to risk
Friday, May 03, 2013

Health Industry Payment Details to Be Publicly Available
New CMS website will detail financial ties between drug, device manufacturers and docs, hospitals
Thursday, May 02, 2013

IMFAR: Sex Difference in Visual Scanning Patterns in ASD
Second study shows females with ASD have increased risk-linked de novo variants than males
Thursday, May 02, 2013

AHA: Mediterranean Diet Improves Cholesterol Measures
Findings in men with metabolic syndrome, even without accompanying weight loss
Thursday, May 02, 2013

AHA: Blood Vessel Function Better With Controversial Diet
Restriction of lectin-containing foods, adding 'anti-aging' supplements reduces endothelial dysfunction
Thursday, May 02, 2013

SAMHSA: Sharp Rise in ER Visits Due to Zolpidem
Emergency department visits up over 200 percent from 2005 to 2010
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Outcomes Often Good for Extremely Premature Infants
About 75 percent of infants have mild or no neurodevelopmental disability at 2.5 years of age
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

More Than One-Third of Stroke Patients Don't Utilize EMS
Rural and minority patients have decreased odds of emergency medical services use
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Renewed Efforts From AAFP to Repeal OTC Provision in ACA
Provision will increase costs to health care system; add to burden on physician offices
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mediterranean Diet Adherence Cuts Cognitive Impairment
Lower likelihood of incident cognitive impairment, especially among individuals without diabetes
Monday, April 29, 2013

FDA Announces New Network to Focus Exclusively on Patients
Interactive tool designed to educate patients and advocates about processes of drug development
Monday, April 29, 2013

FDA: Purveyors of Phony Botox Targeting U.S. Practices
Products advertised through fax; not FDA approved
Monday, April 29, 2013

Medical Interns Spending Less Time With Patients
More time being spent at a computer since work hours were limited in 2011
Friday, April 26, 2013

Saturday Marks Sixth Annual Rx Drug Take-Back Day
Collection sites will be available around the country
Friday, April 26, 2013

Review: All Approved Drugs Similarly Prevent Migraines
Off-label angiotensin-inhibiting drugs and beta-blockers have favorable benefit-to-harm ratios
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Air Pollution Linked to Marker of Atherosclerosis
Greater exposure to air pollution associated with greater increases in artery thickness
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Physicians Less Empathetic in Talking to Heavy Patients
Patient weight plays no role in quantity of physicians' biomedical communications
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Teen Residence in Stroke Belt Linked to Risk of Stroke
After adjustment for risk factors, residence in stroke belt during adolescence increases risk of stroke
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Diagnostic Errors Are the Leading Type of Malpractice Claim
Diagnosis-related payments from 1986 to 2010 totaled $38.8 billion
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Maternal Use of Valproate Ups Risk of Autism in Offspring
Significantly increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, childhood autism with prenatal exposure
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Brain Stimulation Reduces Smoking Cravings
Reduction in craving temporary, but greater in those with greater nicotine dependence
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

U.S. Shortfall in Neurologists Expected to Get Worse
Current national shortfall of 11 percent projected to increase to 19 percent by 2025
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

TEDMED: Get the Joy Back Into Health and Wellness
Surgeon General talks about importance of bringing joy back into movement and medicine
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Is the Obesity Crisis a Disguise for a Deeper Problem?
Surgeon-researcher discusses hypothesis that we may be 'blaming the victims'
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Patients Can Become Leaders on the Health Team
Communities can raise their own leaders; may be key approach to change at community level
Monday, April 22, 2013

Genetics Linked to Abnormal Alzheimer's Markers
Family history of late-onset Alzheimer's disease associated with abnormal cerebral markers
Friday, April 19, 2013

Patient-Centered Decision Making Ups Health Outcomes
Health care outcomes improved for 71 percent of contextual factors that were addressed by PCDM
Friday, April 19, 2013

Family-Centered Teaching Rounds Good for Patients, Students
Higher patient satisfaction with exam room presentations; many residents have concerns
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Relative Proportion of MRSA Increasing in S. aureus Isolates
Methicillin-sensitive S. aureus becoming more resistant to antibiotics
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Community Benefit Spending Varies for Tax-Exempt Hospitals
Most spent on charity care, patient services; less spent on community health improvement
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Glutamine, Antioxidants No Benefit to Critically Ill Patients
Glutamine linked to increase in 28-day mortality among critically ill adults with multiorgan failure
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Overall Prevalence of Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Is Low
Healthy lifestyle behaviors after a coronary heart disease or stroke event vary by country
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

FDA Warns Consumers of Dangers of the Stimulant DMAA
Attempt to halt marketing of dietary supplements with DMAA after reports of illness, death
Monday, April 15, 2013

Review Addresses Sexuality After Traumatic Brain Injury
Comprehensive approach is recommended for sexual rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury
Friday, April 12, 2013

Speech Details Practices to Improve U.S. Health Systems
Mayo Clinic CEO outlines key steps to create high-quality, low-cost care in America
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sales Representatives Provide Inadequate Safety Information
Physicians ready to prescribe with lack of data on harmful effects of promoted medicines
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Functional MRI Can Be Used to Assess Physical Pain
Findings identify neurologic signature, which is sensitive and specific for painful heat
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Patients Using Different Rx Strategies to Save Money
Cost-saving strategies differ by age, health insurance status, and poverty status
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

AAN Issues Guidelines for Tapeworm Ix on Rise in U.S.
Study finds albendazole plus dexamethasone, prednisolone most effective
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

EEG Proves Useful in Detection of Causes of In-Hospital Spells
Seizures common among those who undergo test due to altered mental status, study finds
Friday, April 05, 2013

Chronic Pain Syndromes Are Common After Ischemic Stroke
These events are associated with functional dependence and cognitive decline, study finds
Friday, April 05, 2013

Annual Cost of Dementia About $200 Billion in U.S.
In 2010, annual costs between $157 and $215 billion; $11 billion of cost paid by Medicare
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Obama Administration Unveils The BRAIN Initiative
10-year initiative aims to find new ways to treat, cure, and prevent neurological disorders
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Physical, Mental Activity Improve Seniors' Cognitive Function
No difference in cognitive improvements with physical, mental intervention versus active control
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Many Uninsured Vets Will Be Eligible for Medicaid Under ACA
But most of uninsured will have new coverage options only if their state expands Medicaid
Friday, March 29, 2013

Using Internet Search Logs Can Help Identify Drug Interactions
Tool may alert authorities to potential problems and aid in surveillance of adverse events
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Study: Primary Care Extension Program Should Be Funded
Authors say PCEP important to improving public health, translating research into practice
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Regional Variation Noted in Prevalence of Delayed Care
Populations in counties with high prevalence likely to be Hispanic, have low income, chronic disease
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Inpatient Deaths Fell by 8 Percent in Last Decade
But total number of hospitalizations increased by 11 percent
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Certified Primary Stroke Centers Use More Rt-PA
Findings in nationwide comparison of patients with ischemic stroke
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

AHA: Active Docs More Likely to Advise Patients to Be Active
Review sees link between health care providers' physical activity level, counseling offered
Friday, March 22, 2013

Mobility Impaired May Have Difficulty Accessing Docs
Inability to transfer patient from wheelchair to examination bed most commonly reported issue
Friday, March 22, 2013

Impact of Budget Sequestration on Health Care Discussed
Cuts will not be equal: Medicaid protected; 2 percent cut for Medicare; 8.2 percent cut for NIH
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Suicide Ideation, Attempts Higher in Children With Autism
Demographic risk factors, predictive comorbid psychological problems identified
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Can Also Reduce Cancer Risk
Adherence to six or seven ideal health metrics linked to 51 percent lower risk of cancer
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Effect of Immigration Status on Medicaid Eligibility Discussed
Seventeen percent of low-income, uninsured nonelderly are unauthorized or recently legal
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ER Discharge Dx/Disposition Discordant With Chief Complaint
Presenting complaints don't differ amongst patients needing primary care, urgent care, hospital admission
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

One in Three U.S. Seniors Dies With Alzheimer's or Dementia
More than five million have Alzheimer's in 2013; estimated $203 billion in direct costs to society
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures Common at 2011 AAOS Meeting
All featured symposia at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons disclosed conflicts
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

AAN Updates Guidelines for Sports Concussion Management
Updated guidelines suggest those with suspected concussion be suspended from play immediately
Monday, March 18, 2013

Final Rule in Notice of Benefit, Payment Parameters Issued
Rule expands on existing standards for risk adjustment, reinsurance, risk corridors
Friday, March 15, 2013

Pharmaceutical Companies Are Reducing Promotional Spending
Much less spent to promote biologics compared with small molecule drugs, study finds
Friday, March 15, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Will Mainly Be Run by Feds
Federal government will establish exchanges for 26 states; state-run exchanges for 17 states, D.C.
Friday, March 15, 2013

Rules Must Evolve to Allow New Drugs for Early Alzheimer's
Use of single scale combining cognition, function could allow drugs to be approved for early disease
Thursday, March 14, 2013

AAN: Add-On Drug Improves Memory in Alzheimer's Disease
Researchers find positive effect from first human trials of a selective adrenoceptor antagonist
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Post-Stroke Walking Improves Survivors' Quality of Life
Program of aerobic exercise also helped to extend endurance in patients
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

2009 H1N1 Vaccine Tied to Small Risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Small but significant increase in risk with influenza (H1N1) 2009 monovalent inactivated vaccine
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Primary Care Noninferior for Management of Sleep Apnea
Sleepiness scores no worse for treatment under primary care model versus specialist model
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

$120 Million to Be Sequestered From Health Centers in 2013
Losses likely to be more severe for health centers that are especially grant dependent
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Acute Physical Exercise Improves Executive Function
Chronic physical exercise has no significant effect for children, teens, young adults
Monday, March 11, 2013

Improving Eating Habits Cuts Depression in Dementia
Spaced retrieval and Montessori-based activities improve dementia patients' eating habits, BMI
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

White Matter Integrity Varies With MS Cognitive Impairment
Diffusion tension imaging shows differences between cognitively preserved, impaired MS
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Portable Device May Help Diagnose Vertebrobasilar Stroke
Device could be used by non-specialists to diagnose patients with acute vertigo or dizziness
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Two Drug Classes Found Effective for Restless Legs Syndrome
Dopamine agonists, calcium channel alpha-2-delta ligands reduce symptoms
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Clinical Trials Published Almost Two Years After Completion
Funding source, number of participants, and journal impact factor all affect time to publication
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Most Docs Report Information Overload in EHR-Setting
Docs who report information overload more likely to have missed results leading to delayed care
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Diagnostic Testing Does Little to Reassure Patients
Physicians overestimate value in cases where there is a low risk of serious illness
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

U.K. Health Performance Worse Than Comparable Countries
Tobacco, high blood pressure, high BMI leading risk factors for disability-adjusted life-years
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Panel Recommends 10 Patient Safety Strategies
Ten strategies strongly encouraged for adoption; a further 12 strategies encouraged
Monday, March 04, 2013

CMS Reports on Progress Toward Improved Health Care
Progress includes slowing of growth in health care spending, decrease in readmissions
Monday, March 04, 2013

Computerized Provider Order Entry System Cuts Rx Errors
Given effect size, CPOE use, estimated reduction of 12.5 percent in medication errors each year
Monday, March 04, 2013

Sequestration to Impact Health Care-Related Programs
Medicare providers and medical researchers brace for cuts from fiscal impasse
Friday, March 01, 2013

Preparation Underway for Implementation of ACA in 2014
Medicaid and CHIP are still main source of insurance coverage for children, pregnant women
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

AAN Issues Top Five Choosing Wisely Recommendations
Recommendations designed to foster high-value neurology and physician-patient communication
Monday, February 25, 2013

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits Expanded
New rule from HHS outlines standards for essential health benefits
Friday, February 22, 2013

CMS Proposes Payment and Policy Updates for 2014
Suggested changes will increase value and protection for beneficiaries
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Air Pollution Ups Mortality Rate Post-ACS Hospitalization
Higher levels of PM2.5 linked to increased mortality, after full adjustment
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Faster Adoption of Electronic Health Records Needed
Penalties under 2009 law start in 2015
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Antioxidant Capacity of Diet Not Tied to Dementia, Stroke Risk
In older adults, total antioxidant capacity of diet not linked to dementia, stroke, brain tissue volume
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Opioids Involved in Most Medical Overdose Deaths
Frequently involve drugs prescribed for mental health conditions
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Multimodality Approach Needed to Reengineer Health Care
Rethinking, redesign, and application of necessary tools suggested for health care value reform
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CMS: Unnecessary Medicare Regulations to Be Reformed
Proposed rule aims to increase ability of health care professionals to improve patient care
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Patient Care
Modeling shows that computers can improve medical decisions and outcomes at lower costs
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Health Care-Associated Infections Decreased in 2011
Largest drop in central line-associated bloodstream infections; surgical site infections also down
Friday, February 15, 2013

IOM Urges International Action to Eradicate Fake Drugs
Falsified and substandard meds are ineffective; may trigger resistance and cause illness, death
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Psychological, Sexual Impact of Female Breadwinners Explored
Men who are outearned by their wives more likely to use erectile dysfunction medications
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Oregon Experiment Will Provide Insight Into ACO-Based Reform
Program centered on coordinated care organization highlights challenges of contracting with ACOs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Neurostimulation Benefits Early Parkinson's Disease
Improves quality of life and motor ability in patients with early motor complications
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Are Top Priority on U.S. Agenda
Fifty-five percent view establishment of insurance exchange as top policy priority for their state
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Maternal Folic Acid Use Linked to Reduced Autism Risk
Lower adjusted risk of autistic disorder but not other autism spectrum disorders
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Brain Activity Linked to TNF Inhibitor Response in RA
Response to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors associated with activity in pain-related brain areas
Monday, February 11, 2013

Increasing Patient Activation Tied to Lower Health Care Costs
Having a higher score on the Patient Activation Measure linked to improved outcomes, lower costs
Monday, February 11, 2013

Seizures in ~Half Peds Patients With Intracranial Hemorrhage
Elevated acute intracranial pressure is risk factor for seizures after presentation, epilepsy
Friday, February 08, 2013

Most Dietary Supplement Use Not Recommended by Docs
Study looks at reasons motivating use of dietary supplements in adults
Friday, February 08, 2013

ASA: Be More Patient With Post-ICH Life Support, Study Suggests
About one-third of stroke patients with withdrawn life support might have had acceptable outcome
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Alzheimer's Projected to Affect 13.8 Million in U.S. in 2050
Represents dramatic increase over the 4.7 million seniors with Alzheimer's dementia in 2010
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Supraorbital Transcutaneous Stimulator Prevents Migraines
Significant decreases seen in monthly attacks, headache days, and anti-migraine drug intake
Thursday, February 07, 2013

ECT + SSRI Better for Major Depression Than Either Alone
Electrical current therapy plus sertraline more effective than either treatment alone
Thursday, February 07, 2013

ASA: Pot Use May Be Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
Patients with ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack more likely to have recently used cannabis
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

ASA: Tai Chi Reduces Falls in Stroke Survivors
Significantly fewer falls for stroke survivors in Tai Chi intervention versus usual care
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Corticorelin Acetate Has Steroid-Sparing Effect in Brain Cancer
In peritumoral cerebral edema, corticorelin acetate improves steroid-induced myopathy
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Antipsychotic Rx for 22 Percent of Nursing Home Residents
Based on prescribing patterns, off-label indications related to dementia likely
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Higher Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower All-Cause Dementia Risk
People with highest cardiorespiratory fitness 36 percent less likely to have all-cause dementia
Monday, February 04, 2013

Knowing Cost of Imaging Tests Doesn't Cut Utilization
Provider cost transparency alone does not significantly impact use of inpatient imaging
Friday, February 01, 2013

Adiposity, Hyperglycemia Tied to Cognitive Performance
For middle-aged adults, high BMI and high HbA1c linked to poor cognitive performance
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Updated Guidelines Issued for Care of Acute Ischemic Stroke
Guidelines detail stages of care, from recognition to emergency transport through early hospital care
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Multiple Sclerosis Risk Up for Overweight, Obese Girls
Childhood obesity linked to higher morbidity from MS or clinically isolated syndrome
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Diet High in Carotenoids Linked to Lower Risk of ALS
But vitamin C, lycopene, β-cryptoxanthin intake not tied to reduced risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Brain Activity Predicts Response to Scopolamine
Neural response in visual cortex after emotional stimuli predicts response in major depression
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Some Dietary Interventions Improve ADHD Symptoms
Fatty acid supplementation, elimination of artificial food colorings have positive effects
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Physicians Commonly Report Unsafe Hospital Workloads
Findings from an online survey of hospitalists show excess workload affects patient outcome
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Placebo Often Effective for Treating Headache in Children
Second study suggests innovative trial strategies needed to reduce the placebo response rate
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Brain Scans Show Doctors Empathize With Patients
Regions associated with pain relief and reward activated
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hyperbaric Oxygen Improves Function Long After Stroke
Improvement in function and quality of life seen even after a stroke years earlier
Friday, January 25, 2013

Marked Geographic Variation in Mental Health Medication Use
Clusters identified with elevated likelihood of antidepressant, antipsychotic, stimulant use
Friday, January 25, 2013

Psychological Factors Impact Upper-Extremity Disability
Catastrophic thinking, kinesiophobia important predictors of upper-extremity-specific disability
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Multi-Taskers Often Bad at Multi-Tasking
But have an inflated sense of their multi-tasking abilities
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Exposure to Triggers Causes Migraine With Aura in Only a Few
Only small subgroup of patients report migraine with aura when provoked with natural triggers
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Physician Education Ups Communication for New Meds
Patients rate the new medication information transfer higher for docs in intervention group
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Care Transition Initiative Decreases Rehospitalizations
However, no significant reduction in 30-day rehospitalization as percent of hospital discharges
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Large Teaching Hospitals Face More Readmission Penalties
After adjustment, likelihood of being penalized highest for safety-net hospitals
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fetal Exposure to Valproate Linked to Lower IQ at Age 6
Exposure to high doses of valproate, not other antiepileptics, linked to reduced cognitive abilities
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

FDA: First Skin Patch Approved to Treat Migraines
Battery-powered transdermal system delivers sumatriptan; provides headache, nausea relief
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hearing Loss Linked to Cognitive Impairment in Elderly
And, prevalence of dual sensory impairment is 11.3 percent among those ≥80 years
Monday, January 21, 2013

Accelerated Cognitive Decline Seen With T2DM in Middle Age
Cognitive decline seems to increase with increased time with diabetes
Monday, January 21, 2013

Efforts Failed to Up Primary Care, Rural Resident Training
Net growth in primary care training, but outpaced by growth in non-primary care training
Friday, January 18, 2013

AAN: White Matter Damaged in Depressed NFL Athletes
Second study shows that a history of concussion correlates with depression for retired NFL athletes
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Even Brief Interruptions Dramatically Increase Errors
Error rate doubled or tripled in response to brief interruptions of only 2.8 to 4.4 seconds
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Family Docs Are Early Adopters of Electronic Health Records
Sixty-eight percent currently use EHR systems; likely to surpass 80 percent by 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Certain Online Behaviors of Docs Warrant Investigation
Consensus in seven of ten vignettes; outcome less clear for other doc online behavior scenarios
Monday, January 14, 2013

AAN: Cognitive Decline With Early-Age Surgical Menopause
Increased duration of hormone replacement therapy use linked to slower global decline
Monday, January 14, 2013

Top Five Issues for Docs and Patients Identified for 2013
Issues include access to care, physician shortages, preparation for 30 million new patients
Monday, January 14, 2013

AAN: Mortality Up for Stroke Survivors With Depression
Increased risk of all-cause, stroke mortality for those with both versus neither condition
Friday, January 11, 2013

National U.S. Health Care Spending Relatively Stable
But during 2011, personal health care spending growth accelerated
Friday, January 11, 2013

Etanercept Seems Beneficial in Partial Spinal Cord Injury
In rabbits, etanercept correlates with enhanced clinical and electrophysiological recovery
Thursday, January 10, 2013

High Unawareness of Distal Sensorimotor Polyneuropathy
Most older adults with prediabetes or diabetes who have DSPN are unaware of their condition
Thursday, January 10, 2013

SPIRIT 2013 Clinical Trial Protocol Guidelines Issued
Thirty-three-item SPIRIT checklist will serve as guideline for the minimum content of clinical trial
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Multiple Stressors Contribute to Readmission Within 30 Days
Sleep deprivation, poor nutrition, pain and discomfort contribute to post-hospital syndrome
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

AAN: Drinking Sweetened Beverages Linked to Depression
Association, observed among older adults, is stronger for diet drink consumption
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Impaired Cognition, Depression Common in Aging NFL Players
Linked to changes in white matter structure and cerebral blood flow
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Health Care Use Dropped Among All During Recession
Little evidence of racial or ethnic disparities, except for fewer physician visits for Hispanics
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Shared Savings May Promote Care Coordination Entity Use
Sharing savings with dually eligible patients may foster enrollment in coordinated care entities
Monday, January 07, 2013

Neural Responses Measured As Children Watch 'Sesame Street'
Brain responses while watching the educational TV show predict their verbal and math abilities
Friday, January 04, 2013

Prior Brain Injury Linked to Re-Injury Later in Life
Higher re-injury risk in elderly with history of traumatic brain injury/loss of consciousness
Thursday, January 03, 2013

Association Between Health Care Cost, Quality Inconsistent
Review of 61 studies shows inconsistent evidence for the direction of the association
Thursday, January 03, 2013

House Joins Senate to Avert Medicare Cuts
U.S. health care could be significantly affected by failure to reach 'fiscal cliff' agreement
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Surgery Consultation Common After MRI of the Spine
Patients in primary setting are often referred for consultations but rarely undergo surgery
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Lower Developmental Scores at Age 3 Seen in Plagiocephaly
Lower scores for children with deformational plagiocephaly or with mild cranial deformity
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

FDA Recommends Against Drug to Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Advisory committee considered new analysis of trial data originally submitted in 2009
Friday, December 21, 2012

Alzheimer's Trial Participation Linked to Study Partner
Patients with non-spouse caregivers participate less frequently; have higher dropout rate
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Gene Therapy for Canavan Disease Safe and Effective
Reversed genetic defect and improved clinical status in 13 patients
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Children With Mild TBI Exhibit White Matter Abnormalities
Changes persist over four-month interval; can be used to classify children with traumatic brain injury
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Health Care Satisfaction Rated As High by Unacculturated Hispanics
Unacculturated or biculturated Hispanics give higher ratings for health care experiences
Monday, December 17, 2012

For Elderly, Stroke Risk Up With Psychosocial Distress
Increased risk linked to both stroke mortality and incident stroke in older black, white adults
Friday, December 14, 2012

Exposure to Nature Improves Creative Thinking
Effect observed after several days without electronic devices
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Admission for Syncope Ups Risk of Death, Cardio Events
First admission of syncope without comorbidity linked to increased risk of stroke, hospitalization
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Care Based on Intracranial Pressure Not Superior in TBI
Outcomes similar for care based on maintaining intracranial pressure, imaging and clinical exam
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

MRI, PET, and CSF Biomarkers Up Prediction of Alzheimer's
Addition of biomarkers to routine clinical testing improves ability to predict MCI progression
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Stent Revascularization Safe, Effective for MCA Occlusion
Findings among patients with failed or contraindications to intravenous thrombolysis
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Loneliness Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Social isolation not associated with dementia risk
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Raised Risk of Ischemic Stroke in Women With A-Fib Explored
Gender-specific risk related in part to percent time in therapeutic range for warfarin
Monday, December 10, 2012

Spinal Fusion Surgery Not Associated With Stroke
Study examines risk up to three years after posterior lumbar spinal fusion surgery
Monday, December 10, 2012

Neuroplasticity Reduced in Teens Born Prematurely
Preterm adolescents also have low salivary cortisol levels in response to brain stimulation
Friday, December 07, 2012

Health Care Law Boosts Savings on Meds for Medicare Recipients
Savings on prescription drugs has reached $5.1 billion; for more than 5.8 million beneficiaries
Friday, December 07, 2012

ESC: Early Cardiovascular Damage Seen in Sleep Apnea
Measures of endothelial dysfunction, arterial stiffness similar in obstructive sleep apnea, diabetes
Thursday, December 06, 2012

Impact of HTN Meds on Cardio Risk Affected by Body Size
Thiazide-based treatment better for obese; amlodipine therapy effective across all BMI groups
Thursday, December 06, 2012

FDA: Public-Private Venture Set to Improve Regulatory Science
Medical Device Innovation Consortium will collaborate with FDA to better evaluate new devices
Thursday, December 06, 2012

Extended Sleep Time Linked to Reduced Pain Sensitivity
Increase in sleep time linked to improved daily sleep latency, tied to reduced pain sensitivity
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

AES: Not All Childhood Prolonged Seizures Have Poor Outcome
In childhood status epilepticus, better outcomes seen in children with prolonged febrile seizures
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

AES: Brain's Stress Response Differs Among Epilepsy Patients
Differences in brain activation for those believing stress is an important factor in seizure control
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Final Diagnostic Criteria for DSM-5 Approved by APA
After several overall changes and changes to specific disorders, Board of Trustees approved DSM-5
Monday, December 03, 2012

Increasing Number of Workers in Self-Insured Health Plans
In 2011, 58.5 percent with health coverage self-insured; increase driven by large employers
Monday, December 03, 2012

Noninvasive Method Improves Movement in Spinal Cord Injury
Paired noninvasive stimulation temporarily improves voluntary hand movement
Friday, November 30, 2012

Orexin Receptor Antagonist Improves Sleep in Insomnia
Dose-related improvements in sleep efficiency, sleep induction, and maintenance
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Political Leaders Face Voter Opposition to Medicare Cuts
Voter poll analysis portends conflict in ACA implementation
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Doc Earnings Growth Lags Behind Other Health Professionals
Adjusted physician earnings dropped by 1.6 percent from 1996-2000 to 2006-2010
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Growing Number of Drugs Possibly Inhibited by Grapefruit
All drugs orally administered; have low-to-intermediate bioavailability; metabolized by CYP3A4
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ranbaxy Issues Recall of 41 Batches of Atorvastatin
Voluntary recall issued for specific batches of 10-, 20-, 40-mg atorvastatin calcium
Monday, November 26, 2012

RSNA: High Energy Output Tied to Preserved Brain Structure
For elderly adults with varying cognition, high energy output tied to greater gray matter volume
Monday, November 26, 2012

For Patients With ADHD, Lower Criminality Rates With Med Use
Rates significantly down for men, women with ADHD receiving meds versus nonmedication periods
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Obama Administration Moving Forward With Health Care Law
From 2014, insurance companies prohibited from discrimination based on pre-existing conditions
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Uninsured With Brain Tumors Have Higher Post-Op Mortality
Insurance coverage affects in-hospital mortality for brain tumor patients undergoing craniotomy
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Aspirin Resistance Ups Severity in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Increased stroke severity, infarct size linked to aspirin resistance in acute ischemic stroke
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Personality Traits Explain Some of Placebo Analgesic Effect
Resilient people have activation of endogenous painkillers in response to placebo after pain
Monday, November 19, 2012

Decreased Renal Function Linked to Cognitive Decline
Change in renal function tied to changes in global cognition, verbal memory, abstract reasoning
Monday, November 19, 2012

Flame Retardant Adversely Affects Child Neurodevelopment
Prenatal and childhood exposure tied to poorer attention, fine motor coordination, IQ
Friday, November 16, 2012

Mental Illness, Job Stress Both Factors in Physician Suicides
Docs more likely to have antipsychotics, barbiturates, not antidepressants on toxicology testing
Friday, November 16, 2012

Head Injury and Paraquat Exposure Up Parkinson's Risk
Exposure to both traumatic brain injury and paraquat linked to three-fold higher risk
Friday, November 16, 2012

Study Provides Justification for L-DOPA in Angelman Syndrome
Dopamine release up in mesolimbic pathway, down in nigrostriatal pathway with L-DOPA treatment
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Aberrant Light Schedules Could Directly Impair Mood, Learning
In experimental study, impairment occurs despite no effect on sleep and circadian rhythms
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Child Prodigies Show Links with Autism
Also show elevated attention to detail and exceptional working memory
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Survival Improving After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Over the past decade, trend towards improved survival and neurologic outcomes
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Soccer Players Have Alterations in White Matter Integrity
Findings in soccer players without symptomatic concussions, compared with swimmers
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Meditation Linked to Lower Mortality, Heart Attack, Stroke
Transcendental meditation also lowers blood pressure, anger in African-Americans with CHD
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Efficacy of Corticosteroid Injection for Sciatica Reviewed
Meta-analysis shows small short-term relief for leg pain, disability; however, little long-term benefit
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lean Process Methods Expedite Care in Ischemic Stroke
Reduces door-to-needle time for tPA delivery without affecting symptomatic hemorrhage rate
Friday, November 09, 2012

Higher Pulse Wave Velocity Seen in Well-Controlled Diabetes
Correlates with white matter lesion volume, even after adjustment for confounding variables
Friday, November 09, 2012

Steroids Up Probability of Facial Nerve Recovery in Bell's Palsy
Guidelines recommend steroids for new-onset disease; addition of antivirals offers modest benefit
Thursday, November 08, 2012

AHA: Multivitamins Don't Reduce Cardiovascular Events
No decrease in MI, stroke, mortality in U.S. physicians followed for more than a decade
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Physical Exercise Improves Mobility in Parkinson's Disease
Treadmill and resistance exercises improve gait speed, muscle strength, and fitness
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

AHA: Insomnia Linked to Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
Association independent of established cardiovascular risk factors, age, gender, comorbidities
Monday, November 05, 2012

Sedentary Behavior Worsens Decline in Cerebral Palsy
Physical activity may improve muscle function and reduce chronic disease
Friday, November 02, 2012

Drug Combo Active in Breast Cancer With Brain Metastases
Lapatinib plus capecitabine active for women with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer
Friday, November 02, 2012

Exercise Cuts Cognitive Deficit Risk for At-Risk Seniors
Older people with white matter changes living independently have lower risk of dementia
Friday, November 02, 2012

Early Behavioral Intervention 'Normalizes' Brain Pattern in ASD
Early intervention linked to shorter latency, increased cortical activation when viewing faces
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Genetic Marker Associated With Smoking Linked to ADHD
C* risk allele of SNP from LOC100188947 significantly over-transmitted to children with ADHD
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Only Omega-3s From Fish Tied to Lower Cerebrovascular Risk
Omega-3 fatty acids measured as circulating biomarkers, supplements not linked to lower risk
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Latrepirdine Not Effective in Huntington's Disease
Six months of treatment does not improve cognition in patients with mild-to-moderate disease
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

U.S. Medicare Spending on Elderly Has Outpaced Canada's
Growth three times faster in the U.S., while Canada offers more comprehensive benefits
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ApoE ε3 Is Most Common ApoE Among Oldest Old
No association found between ApoE ε4 and quality of life
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Children With Migraine at Risk for Poor School Performance
Association seen for children with episodic or chronic migraine; influenced by severity, duration
Monday, October 29, 2012

Brain Volume Rebounds Within Days of Alcohol Abstinence
Rate and onset of recovery diverges for different brain regions
Friday, October 26, 2012

Study Confirms Stroke Survivors Continuing to Smoke Fare Worse
Risk of death or recurrent vascular events smaller in ex-smokers
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Timing of Hormone Therapy Use Impacts Alzheimer's Risk
Women who start hormone therapy within five years of menopause have 30 percent reduced risk
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Single Bout of Exercise Benefits Children With ADHD
Improved neurocognitive function after 20-minutes of exercise for children with, without ADHD
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Exercise Cuts Atrophy, White Matter Lesion Load in Elderly
After adjustment, leisure activity has nonsignificant link to normal appearing white matter volume
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Genuine Very Large Effects in Trials Rare in Medicine
Very large effects typically seen in small trials and diminish subsequently; seldom address mortality
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

AAP: Many School Football Players Ignore Concussion Signs
Majority do not report being concerned about the long-term effects of concussion
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Social Outcomes Good for Most Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors
Majority exhibit positive social adjustment over long term; risk factors ID'd for lasting issues
Friday, October 19, 2012

Intracranial Tumors Can Be Resected Safely in Elderly
Short-term outcomes no worse with advanced age after craniotomy for malignant brain tumors
Friday, October 19, 2012

Children With Autism Lack Language to Explain Behavior
Are able to recognize socially inappropriate behavior but do not use language areas
Friday, October 19, 2012

Post-Bleed Hydrocephalus Risk Up in Low-Income Preemies
Patients from families with public insurance, low income likely to visit ER more frequently
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Stroke Risk Up With Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use
Risk of intracerebral and intracranial hemorrhage is increased with exposure to SSRIs
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Alzheimer's Symptoms Relapse Risk High After Halting Drug
Psychotic or aggressive patients responding to antipsychotic drugs at risk if drug is discontinued
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Criteria Variable for Concussion Diagnosis in College Athletes
Concussions not always linked with impact event; diagnosis often delayed, based on self-report
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

β-Amyloid Load Linked to Decline in Memory for Elderly
Cerebral β-amyloid plaque load has stronger effect on cognitive decline than APOE genotype
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Even Modest Sleep Increase Improves Child Behavior
Improvement seen in alertness and emotional regulation; sleep restriction has opposite effects
Monday, October 15, 2012

Decline in Pulmonary Function Leads to Cognitive Decline
Directional association ID'd, specifically for tasks involving psychomotor speed, spatial abilities
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Impact of Negative News on Stress Reactivity Explored
Women exposed to negative news excerpts have better memory for them than men
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Increasing Stroke Incidence Noted at Younger Age
Findings in large Cincinnati-based, biracial population from 1993 to 2005
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cannabis Relieves Muscle Stiffness in Multiple Sclerosis
Oral cannabis extract provides nearly twice the rate of relief of placebo; also beneficial for pain
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Low-Dose Aspirin Use Shows Neuroprotective Effect in Women
In older women at high risk for cardiovascular disease taking daily low-dose aspirin over five years
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Retinal Hemorrhage Pattern Can Predict Inflicted Brain Injury
In children younger than 3, retinal imaging from inflicted brain injury has a distinct pattern
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Serum Lycopene Inversely Linked to Risk of Stroke in Men
Significantly lower risk of any stroke, ischemic stroke for men in highest versus lowest quartile
Monday, October 08, 2012

Prenatal Psychotropic Meds Affect Infant Language
Maternal mood, exposure to SRIs affect development of infant speech perception
Monday, October 08, 2012

ADHD Risk Increased With Maternal Mercury Exposure
But risk is lower with maternal fish consumption during pregnancy
Monday, October 08, 2012

Hypertension in Pregnancy May Affect Offspring's Cognition
Lower cognitive ability seen in old age; exhibit greater cognitive decline after young adulthood
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Limiting the Problem of Missing Data Urged for Clinical Trials
Special report: analysis methods can not compensate for missing data, simple fixes ruled out
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Fertility Treatment Linked to Multiple Sclerosis Worsening
Changes in immune function linked to reproductive hormones
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Mexiletine Shows Promise for Rare Nondystrophic Myotonias
Improvement in patient-reported severity score of stiffness and quality of life with mexiletine
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Observation Units Could Save $3.1 Billion Nationally Per Year
Hospital observation units could save $1,572 per patient; $4.6 million annually per hospital
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Patients Benefit From Access to Physician Notes
Patients frequently access visit notes; almost all patients want open note policy to continue
Monday, October 01, 2012

Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia
Link robust after adjustment, across pooled studies over time, in nested case-control study
Friday, September 28, 2012

Much of Intellectual Disability Not Genetically Inherited
Study links de-novo point mutations and small indels to non-syndromic, sporadic intellectual disability
Thursday, September 27, 2012

Being Deemed 'Unfit to Drive' Cuts Subsequent Road Crashes
Physicians' warnings contribute to decrease in road crashes, but affect doc-patient relationship
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

White Matter Structural Changes ID'd in Children With T1DM
For young children, structural differences correlate with glycated hemoglobin values
Monday, September 17, 2012

Health Ambiguity Linked to Depression in Stroke Survivors
Correlation is stronger for male than female survivors of a first stroke
Monday, September 17, 2012

Disability for 15 Percent of Patients After Minor Stroke, TIA
Recurrent events have largest relative impact on outcome; 53 percent disabled after recurrent event
Friday, September 14, 2012

Meta-Analysis: Acupuncture Reasonable Chronic Pain Option
Effective relief for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic headache
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Less Alzheimer's Pathology With Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Use
Autopsies show less amyloid deposition markers for angiotensin receptor blocker-treated patients
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Acupuncture Activates Neural Responses in Parkinson's
Stimulation on GB34 activates responses in brain regions linked with Parkinson's disease
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Link to ADHD Strengthened
Study confirms previous associations; suggests protective effect of breastfeeding
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Heavy Drinking Linked to Intracerebral Bleed at Young Age
Heavy alcohol intake predicts mortality in patients younger than 60 with nonlobar ICH
Monday, September 10, 2012

Not All Docs/Nurses Want to Be Asked About Hand Hygiene
Few were asked in the past month; more than a quarter do not want patients to remind them
Friday, September 07, 2012

Alzheimer's, ALS Death Rates Up for Football Players
Rates of Alzheimer's, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis about four times higher than in general population
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Quitting Smoking Cuts Elevated Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Risk
Cessation for five or more years linked to reduction in risk, but less benefit for prior heavy smokers
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Combat Stress Affects Soldiers' Cognitive Function
Some functional and structural brain changes reversible, but others persist over the long term
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Reciprocal Increased Risk of Parkinson's, Prostate Cancer
Similar reciprocal risk association found between Parkinson's disease and melanoma
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Over Half of U.S. Adults With HTN Do Not Have It Under Control
Majority of patients with uncontrolled hypertension have usual source of care, health insurance
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Metabolic Syndrome Affects Teens' Cognitive Performance
Evidence points to changes in the brain's structural integrity in adolescents with metabolic syndrome
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Stressful Lifestyle, Type A Behavior Linked to Stroke
Odds of stroke up for current, ex-smokers; high consumption of energy drinks; Type A behavior
Monday, September 03, 2012

MRI Scanners Temporarily Impair Neurocognitive Function
Head movement in static magnetic stray field temporarily affects concentration, orientation
Friday, August 31, 2012

Little Evidence on Efficacy of Interventions in Autism
Some studies suggest improvements with specific interventions; most studies poor in quality
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cognitive Decline Worse for Women vs. Men in Alzheimer's
Male patients perform better on verbal, visuospatial tasks, and memory tests
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Only Female Gender Ups Stoke Risk in A-Fib Patients ≥75 Years
Higher risk at one-, 12-year follow-up for females aged 75 and older, but not for younger women
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Eating Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk for Men
Moderate chocolate consumption may lower the risk of any type of stroke by 17 to 19 percent
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lacunar Stroke Outcomes No Better With Dual Antiplatelets
Clopidogrel plus aspirin doesn't reduce recurrent stroke risk; increases major bleeding and death
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Teenage Pot Use Linked to Neuropsychological Decline
More persistent use linked to greater decline, which is not fully restored even for those who quit
Monday, August 27, 2012

Mild Cognitive Decline in Nearly Half Lacunar Stroke Patients
Mild cognitive impairment also seen in those with minimal or no physical disabilities
Monday, August 27, 2012

Prasugrel, Clopidogrel Similar for Acute Coronary Syndromes
Frequency of primary end point, bleeding risks similar for those not undergoing revascularization
Monday, August 27, 2012

Muscle-Related Statin Effects Seem to Correlate With Potency
Fluvastatin is apparent exception to potency prediction of muscle-related adverse effects
Friday, August 24, 2012

Neti Pots Linked to Deaths From Amebic Infection
Two patients who died both used irrigation devices with N. fowleri-contaminated tap water
Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mindfulness Stress Reduction Reduces Loneliness in Elderly
Mindfulness-based stress reduction training also reduces pro-inflammatory gene expression
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Evidence-Based Public Health Interventions Identified
American Heart Association IDs interventions to improve diet and exercise, cut smoking rates
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Study Identifies Sleep Apnea in 50 Percent of Women
Obstructive sleep apnea in women linked to age, obesity, hypertension, not daytime sleepiness
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Brain Damage Linked to Believing Misleading Ads
Those with damage to ventromedial prefrontal cortex more likely to believe ads, buy products
Monday, August 20, 2012

2012 Indicators of Well-Being for Older Americans Issued
Indicators of population, economics, health status, health risks, and health care described
Monday, August 20, 2012

Study Shows 'SuperAgers' Have Thicker Cortex, No Atrophy
Thicker cerebral cortex than aged-matched controls; no atrophy versus middle-aged controls
Monday, August 20, 2012

Study Links Eating Egg Yolks With Carotid Plaque Area
Eating three or more egg yolks per week versus fewer than two increases carotid plaque build-up
Friday, August 17, 2012

Hospital Deaths From Head Trauma Higher on Weekends
Elderly admitted at the weekend are significantly more likely to die after traumatic brain injury
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cocoa Flavanols May Improve Cognitive Function in Elderly
Benefit seen in elderly with mild cognitive impairment; partly mediated by insulin sensitivity
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Poor Follow-Up of Hospital Tests Often Due to Late Orders
Tests performed on day of discharge represent 6.8 percent of all tests, 46.8 percent of missed results
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Statin Benefits Outweigh Risk of Developing Diabetes
Diabetes risk only increased in those with one or more major risk factors
Friday, August 10, 2012

Underinsurance Tied to Higher Death Risk After Cardio Events
But no increase in mortality risk seen for black racial status after stroke, MI, coronary atherosclerosis
Friday, August 10, 2012

High IgE Levels Inversely Associated With Risk of Glioma
Link between allergy biomarker and glioma development seen 20 years before tumor diagnosis
Thursday, August 09, 2012

No Increased Risk of Stroke After Spinal Fusion Surgery
Incidence of any, hemorrhagic, ischemic stroke down, but difference not statistically significant
Thursday, August 09, 2012

Behavior Therapy for Tics Improves Tourette's Symptoms
Continued benefit of behavior therapy seen in patients at six months post-treatment
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Racial Disparity in CT Use for Children With Head Trauma
White children with low, intermediate injury risk more likely to receive CT than black, Hispanic peers
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone Ups Cognition in Elderly
Findings applicable to both healthy older adults and those with mild cognitive impairment
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Abnormal Brain Activity Seen in Hoarding Disorder
Decision-making brain activity in the anterior cingulate cortex and insula distinct from OCD
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Global Brain Connectivity Linked to Intelligence
Connectivity with the lateral prefrontal cortex predicts intelligence and cognitive control
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Complex Inheritance Usual in Vasovagal Syncope
Analysis of family members suggest likely involvement of multiple genes, environmental factors
Monday, August 06, 2012

Alzheimer's Cognitive Decline Slows in Advanced Age
Increasing cognitive decline for cognitively healthy results in convergence of several measures
Friday, August 03, 2012

Pets May Be Beneficial for Individuals With Autism
Individuals with autism more likely to offer to share and offer comfort after pet arrival
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Clinicians Can Unintentionally Prompt Nocebo Effect
Negative expectations, being informed about complications up likelihood of adverse effects
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Taxane-Induced Neuropathy Not Tied to Breast Cancer Outcome
In operable breast cancer, taxane-induced neuropathy not linked to survival, recurrence
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Caffeine Has Positive Effect on Motor Symptoms in Parkinson's
But limited effect on excessive daytime sleepiness
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Brain Connectivity Altered in Type 2 Diabetes
Patients have reduced functional connectivity in default mode network; linked to insulin resistance
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Monitoring Development Is Key in Congenital Heart Disease
Surveillance, screening, evaluation, reevaluation throughout childhood aids identification of deficits
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Adding Radiation Aids Pediatric Nonmetastatic Medulloblastoma
Induction chemotherapy plus conformal radiation therapy improves event-free survival
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Ongoing Musical Activity Preserves Cognitive Function
Findings suggest early musical acquisition, recent musical engagement improve cognition
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Donepezil Found Helpful in Dementia With Lewy Bodies
Improvement seen in cognitive, behavioral, global function when treated for 12 weeks at 5, 10 mg/day
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fifth Link Ups Neuro Outcome in Non-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Use of multidisciplinary postresuscitation care in a regional center significantly improves outcome
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Women With Diabetes Report Low Sexual Satisfaction
Insulin-treated women more likely to report difficulty with lubrication and orgasm
Monday, July 30, 2012

Quality of Life More Affected in Female Stroke, TIA Patients
Female stroke, transient ischemic attack patients more negatively affected than male patients
Monday, July 30, 2012

'Bath Salts' Demonstrate High Potential for Abuse
Mice study shows mephedrone stimulates brain reward centers in similar manner to cocaine
Friday, July 27, 2012

Yoga-Based Rehabilitation Improves Balance After Stroke
Significant improvements noted in balance, fear of falling with eight-week yoga-based rehab
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Shortened Telomere Length Tied to Dementia, Mortality Risk
Study finds shortened telomere length may be indicative of biological aging
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Altered Brain Structure Seen in Institutionalized Children
White matter, but not gray matter, returns to normal in children who go into foster care
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Accurate Videos of Epley Maneuver Available on YouTube
Video demonstrations generally accurate, widely viewed; videos used for self-treatment, education
Monday, July 23, 2012

Animal Study: Long-Term Ritalin Doesn't Impact Growth
Chronic methylphenidate treatment has no significant effect on growth measures, dopamine system
Friday, July 20, 2012

AAIC: Care Coordination Ups Care of Dementia Patients at Home
Intervention improves quality of life, safety issues in dementia patients living at home
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Poorer Patient Experience at Safety-Net Hospitals
Worse performance on nearly every measure of patient experience; discrepancy persisted over time
Thursday, July 19, 2012

~12,000 Preventable Deaths in English Hospitals Annually
Main causes are poor clinical monitoring, diagnostic errors, and inadequate drug/fluid management
Thursday, July 19, 2012

AAIC: Drinking Patterns Linked to Impaired Cognition
Two studies show increased risk for drinking early and late in life, and for binge drinking in elderly
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Intervention to Prevent Stroke, Dementia Cuts Long-Term Care
Multidomain prevention program focusing on vascular risk factors lowers long-term care dependence
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Social Network Analysis IDs Informal Physician Networks
Geographic variation in network characteristics; similar physician, patient features within networks
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Adding Stroke Severity Measure Improves Mortality Risk Models
Better predicts risk of death at 30 days and changes hospital performance ranking
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chemo Combo Promising for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
Greater benefit with temozolomide, bevacizumab for patients with pancreatic versus carcinoid NETs
Friday, July 13, 2012

Less Stress Prevents Brain Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis
Fewer new gadolinium-enhancing, T2 MS brain lesions on MRI with 24 weeks of stress therapy
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Long-Term Mortality Risk Low After Cerebral Vein Thrombosis
Previous venous thromboembolism history independently predicts recurrent events
Thursday, July 12, 2012

AOSSM: Concussion Rates in College Football Recently Up
Increase from previous season occurred despite new policies on managing concussions
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Novel Immune Target Identified in Multiple Sclerosis
About half of a subgroup of patients have antibodies against a brain potassium channel
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Supplement Mixture Improves Memory in Mild Alzheimer's
Improvement seen both on cognitive tests and functional connectivity on EEG
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

'Mad Cow' Detectable Earlier in Autonomic Nervous System
Prions detectable in autonomic nervous system before central nervous system
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Emergency Service Hospital Prenotification Ups Stroke Tx
Prenotification improves timing of tPA administration, proportion of patients receiving tPA
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Flu Shot in Pregnancy Not Tied to Adverse Fetal Outcomes
H1N1 flu vaccination linked to small but significantly increased risk of Guillain-Barré
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quality of Life Deteriorates Before Parkinson's Diagnosis
Decline in physical function noted years pre-diagnosis; post-diagnosis decline also increased
Monday, July 09, 2012

Sadness Increases Subjective Experience of Pain
Larger desynchronization of lower beta bands post-pain stimuli in sad emotional context
Friday, July 06, 2012

Stem Cells From Skin Can Display Huntington's Characteristics
Cells show disease-linked changes in metabolism, electrophysiology, cell adhesion, cell death
Thursday, July 05, 2012

Brain Connectivity Predicts Transition to Chronic Pain
More connectivity between nucleus accumbens and prefrontal cortex seen in chronic back pain
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law
'Individual-mandate' insurance requirement deemed constitutional
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Environmental Risks ID'd for REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
Smoking, head injury, pesticide exposure, and farming linked to idiopathic REM sleep disorder
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Specific Solvents May Increase Risk of Parkinson's Disease
Discordant twin study shows significant link for TCE, trend toward significance for PERC, CCl4
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oxytocin Levels Linked to Behavior in Williams Syndrome
Levels of oxytocin and arginine vasopressin increased on exposure to emotional triggers
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Long-Term Adverse Cardiac Outcomes for Low-Carb Diets
Use of low carbohydrate-high protein diets linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Duplicate Payments by Federal Government Increasing
Dually enrolled patients in the VA and Medicare account for substantial, duplicate costs
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

iPad May Alter Programmable Shunt Valve Settings
Settings changed in 58 percent of valves exposed to tablet with cover at distance less than 1 cm
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cannabis Use for Fibromyalgia Linked to Poor Mental Health
Mental illness, opioid drug-seeking behavior, male gender linked to herbal cannabinoid use
Friday, June 22, 2012

Sleep Apnea Linked to Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Independent association seen for patients with type 2 diabetes; potential mechanisms identified
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Deep Brain Stimulation Aids Motor Function in Parkinson's
Stable improvement seen with stimulation of the globus pallidus interna, subthalamic nucleus
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
Poor glucose control linked to worse cognitive function, even after multivariable adjustment
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Half of Residents Report Working While Sick
Most frequent reasons for presenteeism include feeling obligation to colleagues and to patient care
Thursday, June 21, 2012

AHS: Changes in Weather Can Trigger Mild Migraines
And, for those with a link between red wine and migraines, wine does not always trigger a migraine
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Poor Outcomes for Hospitalized Patients With Alzheimer's
Hospitalization increases risk of death and institutionalization; delirium further increases risks
Monday, June 18, 2012

Psychological Distress Increases Cerebrovascular Death Risk
Simple General Health Questionnaire may have value in screening for psychological distress
Monday, June 18, 2012

Genetic Variants Predict Outcomes After t-PA Treatment
Two single nucleotide polymorphisms correlate with hemorrhagic transformation, in-hospital death
Monday, June 18, 2012

Simple, Noninvasive Eye Test May Identify Risk for Stroke
Measurement of ocular pressure amplitude reliably detects severe carotid artery stenosis
Friday, June 15, 2012

Roseola Virus Associated With Febrile Status Epilepticus
For young children with febrile seizures, infection with HHV-7 variant less common than HHV-6B
Friday, June 15, 2012

Brain Volume Linked to Walking Outcomes in Diabetes
Findings stronger in those with peripheral neuropathy versus those with foot-sole sensation
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cognitive Benefit of Omega-3s in Older Adults Questioned
Review finds that direct evidence on the effect of omega-3 PUFA on incident dementia is lacking
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Female APOE ε4 Carriers Have Preclinical Signs of Alzheimer's
Changes in brain's memory network can be seen in female carriers before symptoms appear
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Trend Shows Early Menopause Linked to Cerebral Aneurysm
Each five-year increase in the age of menopause lowers the risk of cerebral aneurysm by 21 percent
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Life-Long Rx Not Always Needed for Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
JME is heterogeneous syndrome; life-long treatment not always needed to maintain seizure freedom
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In Vitro Fertilization Linked to Multiple Sclerosis Relapse
Risk higher with failed IVF or with use of gonadotrophin releasing hormone agonists
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cerebral Damage Key Risk for Visual Impairment in Preemies
Cerebral damage and retinopathy of prematurity independent risk factors for visual impairment
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fractional Anisotropy Abnormalities ID'd in Mild TBI
Diffusion tensor imaging IDs abnormal fractional anisotropy, indicative of traumatic axonal injury
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hospital Noises Affect Brain Activity, Heart Rate in Patients
Typical hospital noises disrupt patients' sleep; affect cortical brain activity, heart rate
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Short-Term Meditation Improves Brain Function
Dynamic pattern of change seen around anterior cingulate cortex, involved in self-regulation
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Susceptibility Loci Identified for Migraine Without Aura
Associations seen at unique loci and at two previously reported migraine loci
Monday, June 11, 2012

SLEEP: Short Sleep Ups Stroke Symptoms in Normal-Weight
Risk up for normal-weight adults with low risk of sleep-disordered breathing who sleep <6 hours
Monday, June 11, 2012

SLEEP: Sleep Deprivation Alters Neural Response to Food
Studies show unhealthy food activates reward centers; sleep deprivation impairs frontal lobe
Monday, June 11, 2012

Neural Stem Cells Generated Directly From Fibroblasts
Induced cells generated by reprogramming with a single factor, Sox2; do not generate tumors
Friday, June 08, 2012

Antidepressants Affect Emotional Temperament
Effects on emotional temperament contribute to effectiveness of antidepressants
Friday, June 08, 2012

Prediabetes Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke
Impaired glucose tolerance with/without impaired fasting glucose linked to modest increase in risk
Friday, June 08, 2012

Exercise Reduces Neuropathic Pain After Nerve Injury in Rats
Less neuropathic pain, decrease in cytokine overproduction after progressive exercise training
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Racial Gap in Life Expectancy Down From 2003 to 2008
Gap in life expectancy between blacks and whites decreased by about one year for men and women
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Aspirin Ups Risk of Bleeding in All But Diabetes Patients
Patients with diabetes have increased risk of major bleeding, independent of aspirin use
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Soy-Rich Diet Not Found to Improve Global Cognition
No improvement seen in healthy postmenopausal women who ate an isoflavone-rich soy protein diet
Monday, June 04, 2012

Ischemic Stroke Risk Higher in Women With A-Fib
For younger women without vascular disease, risk tends to be higher but doesn't reach significance
Friday, June 01, 2012

Rats Regain Ability to Walk After Spinal Cord Injury
Cortex-dependent recovery triggered after electrochemical treatment, encouraging movement
Friday, June 01, 2012

Neural Link Between Resiliency and Alcohol, Drug Use Identified
Coupling strength between subthalamic nucleus, median cingulate cortex differs with resiliency
Thursday, May 31, 2012

White Matter Integrity Linked to Intelligence in Elderly
Integrity markers partially explain variance; effect mediated by information-processing speed
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Repeat CT Scan Urged for Head Trauma Patients on Warfarin
Patients on warfarin, with initial INR higher than 3, at greater risk of delayed hemorrhage
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hypothermia of Some Benefit to Neonates With Encephalopathy
Lower death rates; nonsignificant drop in combined end point of death/IQ score <70 at age 6 to 7
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Protein Elevated in Stroke Patients With Microbleeds
Higher levels of VEGF, a marker of vascular permeability
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lower Limb Muscle Limitations Hamper Walking in Diabetes
Diabetes linked to slower walking speed; partly due to diabetes-related skeletal muscle impairments
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

AAP Cautions Against Diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory-based therapy can be integrated into comprehensive plan; limited data for effectiveness
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism in Offspring
Use of antipyretic medication attenuates the fever-associated risk of autism spectrum disorders
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Solvent Exposure Tied to Lower Cognition Among Less Educated
Dose-response association seen between lifetime exposure and relative risk of poor cognition
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Probability of Long-Term Glioblastoma Survival Assessed
In glioblastoma, surviving for two years linked to favorable conditional probability of survival
Friday, May 25, 2012

Family History of Alzheimer's Affects Functional Connectivity
Effect on default mode network functional connectivity seen in APOE ε4 allele noncarriers
Friday, May 25, 2012

Research Offers Insight Into Link Between Metabolism, Epilepsy
BAD-KATP channel axis involved in metabolic control of excitation and seizure response
Friday, May 25, 2012

Magnesium Not Recommended After Subarachnoid Bleed
Randomized trial concurs with meta-analysis indicating no benefit for reduction of poor outcome
Friday, May 25, 2012

Interneuron Transplant Treats Neuropathic Pain in Mice
But transplantation of embryonic GABAergic interneurons ineffective against inflammatory pain
Friday, May 25, 2012

Childhood Obesity Linked to Idiopathic Intracranial HTN
Extremely obese, non-Hispanic white teen girls at highest risk of pediatric IIH
Friday, May 25, 2012

Low Vitamin D Intake Tied to Risk of Thromboembolic Stroke
During 34 years of follow-up, increased risk seen for men in lowest versus highest vitamin D quartile
Thursday, May 24, 2012

U.S. Stroke Prevalence Little Changed in Recent Years
Rates vary by state and sociodemographic characteristics; disparities still persist
Thursday, May 24, 2012

School-Aged Children With ASD Usually Identified At Age 5
Ninety percent use services to meet developmental needs; more than half use psychotropic meds
Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Estimates Up Dementia Rates in Mid-Income Countries
Incidence of dementia higher using 10/66 diagnostic criteria; increased death for those with dementia
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Treatment With rt-PA Within Six Hours of Stroke Beneficial
Randomized trial, meta-analysis show benefit for wide range of patients with acute ischemic stroke
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

For Older Women, Saturated Fats Linked to Worse Cognition
Higher intake of monounsaturated fats linked to improved cognition, verbal memory trajectories
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Post-Stroke Inpatient Statins Improve Discharge Outcomes
After ischemic stroke, inpatient statin use increases likelihood of discharge to home or institution
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

White Matter of Abstinent Alcoholics Recovers Over Time
Microstructural changes in genu and body of corpus callosum improve after a year of abstinence
Monday, May 21, 2012

Parents of Children With Epilepsy Have Suboptimal Sleep
Increased room-sharing, cosleeping linked to child sleep problems, impaired parental sleep quality
Monday, May 21, 2012

Higher Pain Tolerance for Athletes Than Active Controls
Impact of exercise on pain perception suggests potential of physical activity in pain management
Monday, May 21, 2012

IMFAR: Genetic Variants Predict Autism Risk in Siblings
Gender-specific genetic score based on single nucleotide polymorphisms can predict risk
Friday, May 18, 2012

Generic Versions of Plavix Approved
Dispensed with Medication Guide that provides important instructions on use, drug safety
Thursday, May 17, 2012

PEG Tubes Linked to Increased Risk of New Pressure Ulcers
And existing pressure ulcers less likely to heal for nursing home residents with cognitive impairment
Thursday, May 17, 2012

IMFAR: Shared Decision Making in Autism Is Challenging
Role of pediatrician, treatment choices, barriers to care, and stress identified as areas to address
Thursday, May 17, 2012

IMFAR: Oxytocin Nasal Spray Promising in Youth With Autism
Functional MRIs show increased activity in brain regions known to process social information
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Neurally Controlled Arm Lets Tetraplegics Reach, Grasp
Study of two individuals shows small sample of neural signals can direct robotic arm
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Causality Link Between HDL Cholesterol, MI Challenged
Carriers of LIPG 396Ser, those with high genetic score, have high HDL but no reduction in MI risk
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Leukoencephalopathy Risk Factors ID'd for MS Drug
Risk with natalizumab treatment linked to JC virus status, immunosuppressants, treatment duration
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

SNCA Variants Linked to Motor Function Decline in Parkinson's
Genetic variants associated with increased risk of more rapid decline
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

U.S. Lifetime Prevalence of Sleep Walking ~30 Percent
More frequent episodes linked to obstructive sleep apnea; alcohol abuse; use of sleeping pills, SSRIs
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Trail Making Test Performance Predicts Post-Stroke Mortality
Pre-stroke executive performance, as measured by TMT-A and -B, linked to long-term risk of death
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Better Outcomes at High-Volume Stroke Centers
Faster times to treatment; patients more likely to have good clinical outcome, successful reperfusion
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Smoking Cannabis Reduces Spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis
For patients with multiple sclerosis, cannabis also reduces pain, lowers score on cognitive test
Monday, May 14, 2012

Sumatriptan/Naproxen Helpful in Treating Teens' Migraines
Drug well tolerated; no differences found in effectiveness of different dosing protocols
Monday, May 14, 2012

Youth With ASD Have Poor Postsecondary Outcomes
In two years post-high school, more than 50 percent do not take part in education, employment
Monday, May 14, 2012

AHA: Clot-Busting Drug OK for Stroke Patients on Warfarin
No increased intracranial hemorrhage risk for acute ischemic stroke patients using warfarin
Monday, May 14, 2012

Brain Stimulation Improves Brain Function in Alzheimer's
In a related study, a greater purpose in life reduces the effect of Alzheimer's pathology
Friday, May 11, 2012

Epilepsy Treatment Response Patterns Usually Constant
Most patients with epilepsy have constant treatment course which can be predicted early
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Older Women With A-Fib at Greater Stroke Risk Than Men
Increased risk based on gender remains, regardless of warfarin use or other risk factors
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Self-Disclosure Linked to Activation of Reward in Brain
Individuals are willing to forgo money to self-disclose; doing so activates reward mechanisms
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Modified Fluorene Compound Potently Disrupts Amyloid-β
Fluorene modified with pyrroline nitroxide has antioxidant properties, disrupts Aβ oligomers
Monday, May 07, 2012

Computer Use + Exercise Lower Mild Cognitive Impairment Risk
Combined effect of the two activities linked with decreased likelihood of MCI among elderly
Friday, May 04, 2012

CMS Policy Helping Hospitals to Prevent Targeted Infections
Despite positive impact, less time spent on nontargeted infections, especially in large hospitals
Friday, May 04, 2012

New Guidelines for Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Bleeds Issued
Transferring of aSAH patients to high-volume centers among the newest recommendations
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Generally No Link Between Prenatal Smoking and Autism
Association suggested between maternal smoking and risk of developing high-functioning autism
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Odor Receptor Genotype May Be Cause of Meat Aversion
Having two copies of functional odor gene variant ups sensitivity to androstenone-containing meat
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Omega-3 Intake Linked With Reduced Plasma β-Amyloid 42
Inverse association between omega-3 fatty acids and Aβ42; no association for other nutrients
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Methodological Heterogeneity Seen in Clinical Trials
Trials registered with from 2007 to 2010 mainly small, single-center
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Indirect Link ID'd Between Pain Catastrophizing, Severity
Pain catastrophizing, especially ruminating, linked to pain severity via sleep disturbance
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Prenatal Insecticide Exposure Alters Developing Brain
Chlorpyrifos exposure tied to brain region anomalies; cortical thinning; disruption of sex differences
Monday, April 30, 2012

Early Axonal Dysfunction Precedes Diabetic Neuropathy
Excitability testing may be useful as a biomarker for early development and severity
Friday, April 27, 2012

AAN: Migraine Prevalence Up in Celiac Disease, IBD Patients
U.S. study finds self-classified gluten-sensitive individuals have increased odds of migraines
Friday, April 27, 2012

Childhood Socioeconomic Status Affects Brain Volume
Affects hippocampal volume of older adults without dementia, after adjusting for confounders
Friday, April 27, 2012

Berries May Slow Cognitive Decline in Older Women
Greater consumption of blueberries, strawberries linked to slower rate of cognitive decline
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sleep of Short Duration Common in U.S. Workers
Prevalence particularly high in night-shift workers
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Accelerated Aging Evident in Cocaine-Dependent Individuals
Age-related gray matter volume loss occurs at twice the normal rate
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Modulator of mGluR5 Improves Features of Autism in Mice
GRN-529 reduces repetitive behaviors and partially reverses lack of sociability
Thursday, April 26, 2012

AHA: Hemoglobin Index IDs Brain Ischemia During Bypass
HVx, glial fibrillary acidic protein detect impaired autoregulation during cardiopulmonary bypass
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Warfarin Keeps Stroke Risk Low in Patients With A-Fib
Review shows risk of stroke per year higher in the elderly, females, patients with stroke history
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Botox Modestly Improves Chronic Headaches, Migraines
But is not associated with reduction in frequency of episodic migraine or tension-type headaches
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Resistance Training Aids Memory in Senior Women
Twice-weekly resistance training improves cognition compared with balance, tone exercises
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Amyloid-β-Linked Cognitive Decline Linked to Phospho-Tau
Cerebrospinal fluid Aβ tied to longitudinal cognitive decline in the presence of phospho-tau 181
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

EB: Reduced Basal Ganglia Activation in Chronic Fatigue
Decreased globus pallidus activation linked with increased mental, general fatigue in CFS
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

AAN: Recommendations for Migraine Prevention Issued
Frequency and severity of migraine attacks can be reduced using seizure drugs and beta-blockers
Monday, April 23, 2012

Efficacy of Serotonin Receptor Inhibitors in Autism Unclear
Meta-analysis finds evidence SRIs help repetitive behaviors; results may be due to publication bias
Monday, April 23, 2012

Novel Balanced Chromosome Abnormalities Found in Autism
Disruptions ID'd in 33 loci, including genes implicated in neurodevelopment, psych diseases
Friday, April 20, 2012

Letting Go of Regret Linked to Healthy Aging
Emotionally healthy aging associated with reduced response to missed opportunities
Friday, April 20, 2012

Eating Low-Fat Dairy Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk
Reduced risk for total stroke, cerebral infarction for highest versus lowest quintile of consumption
Thursday, April 19, 2012

AAN: Drug Reduces Progression to Clinically Definite MS
Taking interferon β-1a soon after a clinical event for possible MS delays progression to clear diagnosis
Thursday, April 19, 2012

AAN: Volumetric Brain Changes Seen in Fighters' Brains
Impaired memory and processing speed seen for those who fought for nine or more years
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Long-Term Air Pollution Linked to Multiple Diseases
Greater increase in hospital admissions for long-term versus short-term exposure
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Higher Daily Physical Activity Reduces Alzheimer's Risk
Total daily physical activity also associated with the rate of change in cognitive function
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

CV Autonomic Neuropathy Risk for CVD Despite Albumin Status
Normoalbuminuric type 1 diabetes patients with CV autonomic neuropathy can show signs of CVD
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Genetic Variants Linked to Brain Size Identified
Variant rs7294919 tied to size of hippocampus, which has links to neurological disorders
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Omega-3 Supplements Don't Benefit Patients With MS
No difference in number of MRI lesions, relapse rate, clinical disease activity with ω-3 supplements
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

AAN: Intestinal Gel Improves 'Off' Time in Parkinson's
Levodopa-carbidopa gel offers significant improvements versus immediate release tablets
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

ICD-9 Codes Underestimate Statin-Linked Rhabdomyolysis
Use of validated cases instead of ICD-9 code results in higher relative risk for high-dose statins
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

AAN: Drug Reduces Brain Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis
Investigational drug is well tolerated in patients with relapsing-remitting MS
Monday, April 16, 2012

AAN: Florbetaben-PET Detects β-Amyloid Plaques During Life
Comparison of results from end-of-life patients, postmortem reveals high specificity, sensitivity
Monday, April 16, 2012

Role of Omega-3 in Secondary Prevention of CVD Questioned
Meta-analysis finds inconclusive evidence of benefit in secondary prevention of cardiovascular events
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mentholated Cigarettes Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
Findings particularly pronounced in women and non-African-American smokers
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Chronic Depression Patients Pick Acupuncture Over Counseling
Patients choosing acupuncture likely to have long-standing, severe, treatment-resistant illness
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Antidepressants Don't Worsen Parkinson's Symptoms
Paroxetine and venlafaxine XR effectively treat depression in Parkinson's patients
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mobile Stroke Units Halve Time to Treatment
Unit can treat patients at the emergency site rather than at the hospital
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Stroke Risk Much Higher If Sibling Has Had a Stroke
Risk highest with a full sibling with a stroke or sibling with stroke at 55 years or younger
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Frequent, Older Dental X-Rays Linked to Brain Cancer
Increased risk seen with frequent bitewings in old machines and panorex films in young children
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ocular Tremors Pervasive in Patients With Parkinson's
Pervasiveness and specificity suggest that tremor could be useful biomarker for early diagnosis
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Early Exposure to Interpersonal Trauma Harms Cognition
Harm from exposure in the first two years of life persists at age 8
Friday, April 06, 2012

Physical Activity Predicts Functionality in Older Adults
Those seniors remaining physically active have fewer functional limitations
Friday, April 06, 2012

Immunotherapy Tied to Lower Alzheimer's CSF Biomarkers
Anti-β-amyloid monoclonal antibody, bapineuzumab, linked to decreases in T-tau, P-tau
Friday, April 06, 2012

Studies Investigate Role of De Novo Mutations in Autism
Exome sequencing used to describe de novo mutations, their origin, contribution to ASD risk
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Flavonoid Intake May Protect Men Against Parkinson's
Intake of anthocyanins, berries significantly associated with lower risk of Parkinson's disease
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Prenatal Antipsychotics Impact Infant Neuromotor Function
Exposure to antipsychotics adversely affects neuromotor function in 6-month-old infants
Thursday, April 05, 2012

End-of-Life Decline of Cognitive Functions Are Correlated
Second study shows cognitive activity, function linked; predictive of cognitive decline
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Medical Malpractice Claims Incur Substantial Defense Costs
Costs higher for claims resulting in indemnity payments; significant variation by specialty
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Extensive Neuroanatomic Abnormalities Found in Epilepsy
Age-related changes largely similar in epilepsy, controls; except in third and lateral ventricles
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Neupro Approved for Advanced Parkinson's and Restless Leg Syndrome
Thought to stimulate brain receptors governing movement
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Guidelines Improve Outcomes in Nonshockable Cardiac Arrest
Latest AHA CPR guidelines save lives and improve outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Monday, April 02, 2012

In Taiwan, Diabetes Linked to Increased Parkinson's Risk
Relationship strongest in young men aged 21 to 40 years and in women older than 40 years
Monday, April 02, 2012

Six Developmental Trajectories ID'd in Children With Autism
About 10 percent of children have rapid gains; socioeconomic factors tied to trajectory outcomes
Monday, April 02, 2012

Similar Rates of Depression After Stroke and TIA
High frequency of newly identified depression; many with depression not appropriately treated
Friday, March 30, 2012

CDC: Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders Increasing
Disorders more prevalent in boys; data show ASDs up 23 percent since 2006, 78 percent since 2002
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lifestyle Factors Linked to Slower Progression in MS
Relapsing multiple sclerosis patients who drink alcohol/coffee and eat fish have slower progression
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Diagnosis of ADHD Has Risen 66 Percent Over Last Decade
More than 10 million children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD in 2010 in the United States
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Health Care Team Members Key for Antimicrobial Stewardship
Epidemiologists, preventionists help stop infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cognitive Decline Seen in Elderly After Hospitalization
Cognitive test scores decline more than two-fold following first hospitalization
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tenecteplase Superior to Alteplase for Stroke Treatment
Preliminary data show improved reperfusion, significant clinical improvements in select patients
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Seeing a Human Infant Face Induces Brain Activation
Species-specific brain responses may underlie responsiveness, caring inclination toward infants
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cellphone Radiation In-Utero Linked to Neuropathology
Experiments in mice show altered neuronal developmental programming
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Study Validates Perimenopausal Memory Complaints
Memory complaints linked to working memory and complex attention/vigilance performance
Monday, March 19, 2012

Jobs, Earnings Affected for Mothers of Children With Autism
Mothers of children with ASD earn significantly less than mothers of those with no health problems
Monday, March 19, 2012

Synthetic Cannabinoid Toxicity Among Teenagers on the Rise
Case reports describe signs, symptoms, and treatment in teen patients
Monday, March 19, 2012

Prenatal Meth Exposure Linked to Behavioral Problems
Emotional reactivity and anxiety/depression evident in children as young as 3 years
Monday, March 19, 2012

Study Looks at Effect of Emotions on Pain and Itch Intensity
Negative emotions can lead to higher levels of itch and pain in women
Friday, March 16, 2012

Poorer Health Literacy Linked to Increased Mortality
About one-third of older adults in England have medium or low functional health literacy
Friday, March 16, 2012

Higher Spending by Hospitals Improves Outcomes
Lower mortality, readmission for acute patients admitted to hospital in highest tercile of spending
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

U.S. Mortality Rates Dropped 60 Percent From 1935 to 2010
For every year, heart disease, cancer, and stroke are among the five leading causes of death
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Aggressive Care Improves QoL in Traumatic Brain Injury
Yields better outcomes and reduces costs, regardless of patient age
Monday, March 12, 2012

Flu Vaccine Up Among Medical Staff When They Believe It Works
Hospital health care workers more likely to get vaccinated when committed to preventing flu
Friday, March 09, 2012

Surrogates Tend to Misinterpret Poor Prognosis Information
Statements about low risk of death interpreted accurately; poor prognosis viewed optimistically
Friday, March 09, 2012

Increased Cognitive Decline One Year After Mild TBI in Children
Reliable increases in cognitive symptoms persist to 12 months; symptoms linked to lower health-related QoL
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy Not Recommended
Abstinence-based therapy recommended instead for opioid-addicted health care professionals
Thursday, March 08, 2012

For Women, Offspring Number, Parity Linked to Lower MS Risk
For men, no association seen between number of offspring and first clinical demyelinating event
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Cognitive Benefits With Continued Donepezil in Alzheimer's
For moderate or severe disease, benefits seen with continued treatment, alone or with memantine
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Financial Burden of Medical Care Affects One in Three
More than one in five poor or near-poor adults younger than 65 have bills they are unable to pay
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Long-Term Cardiac Effects for Childhood Cancer Survivors
Cardiovascular abnormalities, markers of systemic inflammation and atherosclerotic disease seen
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Surgery Helps Reduce Epileptic Seizures When Drugs Fail
Result should be interpreted with caution due to small number of enrollees
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Electronic Test Result Access Does Not Reduce Test Ordering
Office-based physician access to computerized images may up image ordering by 40 to 70 percent
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Depression, Cognitive Decline Linked in Elderly With CAD
Depression in adults treated for coronary artery disease linked to higher risk of cognitive decline
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Youngest in Class More Likely to Be Diagnosed With ADHD
Boys and girls born in December more likely to be diagnosed and treated for ADHD
Monday, March 05, 2012

Diabetic Polyneuropathy Not Up With Impaired Glycemia
Retinopathy and nephropathy rates higher in those with new diabetes but not with impaired glycemia
Friday, March 02, 2012

Epigenetic Blockade May Impair Cognition in Alzheimer's
Histone deacetylase 2 reduces histone acetylation of genes involved in learning, memory in mice
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Risk of Stroke Increases With Each Year of Having Diabetes
In patients with diabetes for 10 or more years, the risk of stroke triples
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Trans Fat Intake Tied to Stroke in Postmenopausal Women
Association independent of lifestyle/dietary factors; may be modified by aspirin use
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Thalidomide Induces Complete Response in Cutaneous Lupus
Low-dose thalidomide induces complete, sustained response for majority with refractory CLE
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Amantadine Speeds Recovery From Consciousness Disorders
Benefits in functional recovery only seen during active treatment
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Inactivity and Obesity Relate to Cognitive Impairment in Lupus
Executive functions impaired in inactive and obese women with systemic lupus erythematosus
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Care Protocol for Comatose Patients May Need Revision
Some parts of withdrawal-of-care protocol unreliable in patients who undergo hypothermia therapy
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Neurophysiological Deficits Persist Following Concussion
Teen athletes who suffer a concussion have persistent deficits in working memory
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hearing Loss Linked to Falls in Those Under Age 70
Each 10 decibels of hearing loss increases risk of falling by 1.4-fold
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Despite Benefits of Selenium, Supplements May Be Harmful
Supplements not indicated for those with selenium concentration of 122 µg/L or higher
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FDA Approves Label Changes for Statins
Cognitive and blood sugar side effects added; recommendation of routine liver monitoring dropped
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cognitive Development Stable for Low Birth Weight Infants
Strong correlation found between cognitive assessments at 2 years corrected age and at 5 years
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Adults With Disabilities at Increased Risk of Violence
Prevalence of any recent violence as well as risk of violence higher in those with mental illness
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bidirectional Causality for Attention Issues, Video Games
Violent video games impact attention problems, but time spent playing is more robust predictor
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chemo for Breast Cancer Tied to Long-Term Cognitive Issues
Neuropyschological problems observed decades after breast cancer treatment
Monday, February 27, 2012

ASD Meds More Commonly Used by Teens With Comorbid ADHD
Teenagers with autism more likely to use psychotropic medication if they also have ADHD
Friday, February 24, 2012

Variable Mortality Risk for Antipsychotic Use in Elderly
Effect strongest soon after start of treatment; dose-response relationship for most drugs
Friday, February 24, 2012

Plasma Protein S100-B Useful Screening Tool in Head Trauma
Compared with CT, high negative predictive value when measured within six hours of injury
Friday, February 24, 2012

Citrus Fruit Linked to Lower Risk of Ischemic Stroke
Benefit not seen with total dietary flavonoid intake, but with flavonoid subclass
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Low Neuro-Psych Functioning for Long-Term Glioma Survivors
Childhood high-grade glioma survivors have low-average intellectual function, normal quality of life
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cognitive Rehabilitation Improves Brain Function in MS
Changes in brain activity for patients with relapsing-remitting MS who undergo cognitive rehab
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Women With Migraine Have Increased Risk of Depression
Risk increased for migraine, with or without aura, and for current or past history of migraine
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

AAN: Increased Risk of Infant Colic in Mothers With Migraines
Higher prevalence of colic for infants with maternal migraine history; trend for paternal history
Monday, February 20, 2012

Surgical Spinal Cord Monitoring May Predict Paralysis
Use of electrical motor evoked potentials called for during spinal and some chest surgeries
Monday, February 20, 2012

White Matter Changes Precede Manifestations of Autism
Development of white matter pathways aberrant before symptoms of autism spectrum disorders
Monday, February 20, 2012

CT Myelography More Accurately Detects CSF Leakage
In spontaneous intracranial hypotension, CTM better than radioisotope cisternography
Monday, February 20, 2012

Aphasia Increases Cost of Care After Ischemic Stroke
Also associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and length of stay
Friday, February 17, 2012

Study Evaluates Clinical Value of Stroke Biomarkers
Admission glucose level appears to be a strong predictor of poor outcomes
Friday, February 17, 2012

Donepezil Improves Symptoms in Dementia With Lewy Bodies
Significant cognitive, behavioral, and global improvements seen at 5 or 10 mg/day donepezil
Friday, February 17, 2012

Intramuscular Midazolam As Safe As Intravenous Lorazepam
Safe, effective for treatment of seizures when administered by paramedics en route to hospital
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Brief Cognitive Screens at Primary Care Visits Effective
Screening increases diagnosis of cognitive impairment and dementia in older patients
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

AAN: Low Sleep Efficiency Tied to Preclinical Alzheimer's
Frequent awakenings linked to amyloid pathology in cognitively normal adults
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pollutant Exposure Tied to Cognitive Decline in Elderly
Long-term exposure to particulate matter linked to faster cognitive decline in U.S. women
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Healthier Brain Matter
Mediterranean-style diet associated with lower burden of white matter hyperintensity volume
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Big Waistline in HIV Tied to Neurocognitive Impairment
Centrally-located obesity, but not body mass, linked to neurocognitive decline in HIV patients
Monday, February 13, 2012

AAN: Increased Calories Linked to Mild Cognitive Impairment
Significantly increased risk for consuming >2,142.5 kcal/day versus <1,526
Monday, February 13, 2012

Prenatal Vitamin D Deficit Linked to Language Impairment
No association between vitamin D deficit and childhood behavioral or emotional problems
Monday, February 13, 2012

Mindfulness Therapy Improves Bipolar Disorder Symptoms
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy treatment an option for patients with residual mood symptoms
Monday, February 13, 2012

Brain Changes ID'd in Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
Decrease in gray matter volume and T2 relaxation time for youth with type 1 diabetes
Friday, February 10, 2012

Inflammation Link With Stroke Depends on Stroke Type
High leukocyte count tied to higher incidence of cerebral infarction, lower intracerebral hemorrhage
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Intracerebroventricular Opioid Infusion Feasible at Home
Effective for treatment of refractory pain in terminal patients; low incidence of adverse events
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Tai Chi Training Improves Balance in Parkinson's Disease
Lower incidence of falls with tai chi compared with stretching, but not with resistance training
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Stimulation of Entorhinal Cortex Enhances Memory
Electrical stimulation during learning enhances memory of spatial locations
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Neuropsychiatric Events Have No Long-Term Impact in Lupus
Not linked to long-term disease activity, organ damage, or overall health-related quality of life
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Epilepsy Surgery Improves Long-Term Outcomes
Eighty percent of patients who underwent surgery report better quality of life 26 years later
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Cognitive Impairment Criteria Impact Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Vast majority of mild Alzheimer's dementia would be reclassified as mild cognitive impairment
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Polyethylene Glycol Repairs Severed Nerves in Rats
Two studies show PEG-induced sealing of axons after transaction or cut- or crush-severance
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Subcortical Gray Matter Changes Seen in RA Patients
Subcortical changes and smaller intracranial volumes seen, but no cortical gray matter atrophy
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

DRAGON Score Helps Predict Functional Outcomes in Stroke
Functional outcome prediction score, based on pretreatment parameters, validated externally
Monday, February 06, 2012

Startle Response Up in Early-Onset Alcohol Dependence
Increased startle reactivity may be trait marker for early-onset alcohol dependency
Monday, February 06, 2012

AHA: Stroke Victims Not Getting to Hospital Any Faster
Tissue plasminogen activator use up, but patients taking longer to get to the hospital after stroke
Friday, February 03, 2012

AHA: Rivaroxaban Tied to Lower Brain Bleed Risk in A-Fib
Compared to warfarin, rivaroxaban offers less risk of intracranial hemorrhage in a-fib patients
Thursday, February 02, 2012

β-Amyloid Deposition Seen in Some Healthy Older Adults
Greater amyloid burden associated with APOE status; linked to poorer cognitive performance
Thursday, February 02, 2012

AHA: Apixaban Beats Aspirin for Stroke Prevention in A-Fib
More effective for patients with a-fib, prior stroke history, unsuitability for vitamin K antagonists
Thursday, February 02, 2012

Heart Failure Linked to Loss of Cerebral Gray Matter
Patients with heart failure also score lower on cognitive function tests
Thursday, February 02, 2012

AHA: Faster Pre-Stroke Memory Decline for Stroke Decedents
Stroke survivors and stroke-free adults have similar pre-stroke rate of memory decline
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

AHA: Thrombolysis Shows Potential After Wake-Up Stroke
Outcomes similar to those treated with thrombolysis within 4.5 hours of stroke onset
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Early Maternal Support Ups Hippocampal Volume in Children
Positive effects on hippocampal volume found to be highest in non-depressed children
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hemi-CC7 Transfer Poor Option for Brachial Plexus Injury
Shoulder motor, median nerve function not regained following traumatic brachial plexus injury
Monday, January 30, 2012

Differing Arm Blood Pressure Linked to Vascular Disease, Death
10 or 15 mm Hg difference associated with vascular problems and death
Monday, January 30, 2012

Self-Rated Health Status Predicts Mortality Among CVD Patients
Risk highest in patients with asymptomatic atherosclerotic disease
Friday, January 27, 2012

Isoflurane Harmful to Mitochondrial Function in Mice
Desflurane may be a safer choice of anesthetic for patients with Alzheimer's disease
Friday, January 27, 2012

Testing Patterns to Diagnose Neuropathy Vary Widely
Median of four tests performed per patient, with high-cost tests used more frequently
Friday, January 27, 2012

Positive Affirmation Improves Medication Adherence
But, does not significantly reduce blood pressure in African-Americans with hypertension
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Low Birth Weight May Be Risk Factor for Autism
In ASD-discordant twin pairs, lower birth weight tied to triple the risk of meeting ASD criteria
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Men at Higher Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment
Incidence of amnestic and nonamnestic mild cognitive impairment higher in men than women
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Neurologists Should Routinely Assess Patients for Abuse
Position statement from the American Academy of Neurology endorses assessment of abuse
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sex Differences Exist in Disease-Linked Pain Intensity
Women report higher pain intensity in musculoskeletal and other disorders
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Reduced Brain Activity Seen in Prereaders With Dyslexia Risk
Reduced activity in bilateral occipitotemporal and left temporoparietal regions
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Overuse of Health Care Services Understudied
Research limited primarily to unnecessary antibiotic use and a few cardiovascular procedures
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Unemployed Have Poorer Mental and Physical Health
And are less likely to receive needed medical care and prescriptions
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Reduced [11C]PiB Uptake in Cognitively Active Elderly
Elderly with lowest levels of cognitive activity have [11C]PiB uptake similar to Alzheimer's patients
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

HealthGrades IDs Notable Hospitals for Clinical Excellence
If all hospitals performed at this level, thousands of Medicare deaths, complications could be averted
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Effects of Severe, Childhood Brain Injury Long Lasting
Pre-injury ability and familial factors contribute to long-term recovery
Monday, January 23, 2012

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in ~4 Percent of U.K. Troops
Posttraumatic stress disorder, alcohol abuse tied to mTBI in troops back from Iraq/Afghanistan
Monday, January 23, 2012

Sleep Disturbance Linked to Cardiometabolic Disease Risk
Disturbed sleep tied to elevated risk of obesity, diabetes, stroke, MI, coronary artery disease
Monday, January 23, 2012

Co-Occurring Conditions Impact Change in Autism Disorders
Distinct patterns of co-occurring psychiatric and neurodevelopmental conditions exist by age
Monday, January 23, 2012

Warfarin Patients With Head Trauma Need Second CT Scan
For patients on warfarin, 24-hour observation and repeat CT scan detects delayed bleeding
Friday, January 20, 2012

Sleep Tied to Maintenance of Emotional Reactivity
Emotional reactivity to negative images reduced after wake time, preserved over sleep time
Friday, January 20, 2012

Worse Outcomes for Stroke Patients With Delirium
Including higher mortality, longer hospitalizations, and greater post-discharge care
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cognitive Impairment Seen in Overweight Retired NFL Players
Overweight retired football players have decreased blood flow in certain areas of the brain
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bevacizumab Combo Improves Colorectal Cancer Survival
Survival benefits greater with irinotecan-based chemo; but more adverse effects with bevacizumab
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cybercycling Improves Cognitive Function in Elderly
Virtual reality-enhanced exercise better than traditional exercise for cognitive benefit
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Meningitis B Vaccine Immunogenic in Adolescents
Two doses of four-component Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B vaccine immunogenic
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Surgery Beats Non-Op Care for Intervertebral Disc Herniation
Marital status, absence of joint symptoms, and worsening symptoms affect treatment effect
Friday, January 13, 2012

Impaired White Matter ID'd in Internet Addiction Disorder
Reductions in fractional anisotropy seen in many areas of the brain of affected teens
Friday, January 13, 2012

U.S. Health Care Expenditure Still Unevenly Distributed
In 2008 and 2009, 1 percent of population account for ~20 percent of spending
Friday, January 13, 2012

PEDF Has Tumor-Suppressive and Neuroprotective Functions
Pigment epithelium-derived factor has dual role in experimental brain metastases, mouse model
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Foot Tapping Assesses Motor Function in Cervical Myelopathy
Test results correlate with other tests for cervical myelopathy; demonstrate post-op improvement
Thursday, January 12, 2012

APOE Status, Exercise Combo Impact Amyloid Deposition
Sedentary lifestyle associated with increased amyloid deposits in APOE ε4 carriers
Thursday, January 12, 2012

CDC: 2010 Saw Decrease in Age-Adjusted Death Rates
Homicide no longer in top 15 causes of death; replaced by pneumonitis due to solids and liquids
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dementia Associated With More Hospital Admissions
Admission rate up for all-cause, ambulatory care-sensitive conditions for those with dementia
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Occasional Marijuana Use Not Tied to Adverse Lung Function
Nonlinear association for marijuana exposure and lung function; no adverse effects for low exposure
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Benefit of Aspirin in Primary Prevention Questioned
Despite reduction in nonfatal MIs, no reduction seen in cardiovascular death or cancer mortality
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Memantine Has No Impact on Cognition in Down's Syndrome
Adults older than 40 with Down's syndrome do not benefit from treatment with memantine
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Transdermal Nicotine May Benefit Cognitive Impairment
Cognitive test improvement, but no significant change in clinical global impression
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Adiponectin Tied to Dementia, Alzheimer's Risk in Women
Women with baseline adiponectin values above median have higher risk of all-cause dementia, AD
Monday, January 09, 2012

Acupuncture May Have Minor Effect in Migraine Prevention
Compared with sham treatment, significant reduction in days with migraine at 13 to 16 weeks
Monday, January 09, 2012

Brain Changes Seen After First-Episode Psychosis in Teens
Increased gray matter volume loss and frontal lobe CSF volume found in adolescents with schizophrenia
Monday, January 09, 2012

Three Novel Multiple Sclerosis Susceptibility Loci Identified
Meta-analysis of 5,545 patients with MS identifies rs170934T, rs2150702G, and rs6718520A
Friday, January 06, 2012

Cognitive Decline May Begin As Early As Age 45
With evidence of faster cognitive decline among older people
Friday, January 06, 2012

In-Hospital, 30-Day Standardized Mortality Measures Differ
In-hospital risk-standardized mortality rates vary between hospitals; linked with length of stay
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Epilepsy, HIV Drug Combination Therapies Require Caution
Coadministration of antiepileptic drugs and antiretrovirals may necessitate dose adjustment
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Vibratory Sense Unimpaired in Knee-Injured Patients
Vibratory perception threshold intact in anterior cruciate ligament-injury, meniscectomy
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Reduced CVD Events, Mortality
Significantly fewer cardiovascular deaths and events for obese who undergo bariatric surgery
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Infarcts, Hippocampal Volume Independently Linked to Memory
Brain infarcts, hippocampal volume independently tied to poor memory in dementia-free elderly
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Nutrition Tied to Cognitive Decline, Cerebral Volume Loss
Omega-3 fatty acids and certain vitamins linked to better cognitive function
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Perceptions of Inappropriate Care Prevalent Among ICU Staff
For ICU staff in Europe, Israel, perceptions independently linked to higher intent to leave job
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Risk Factors for Post-Spinal Fusion Visual Loss Identified
Include gender, obesity, Wilson frame use, anesthesia time, blood loss, percent colloid given
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Quantitative MRI Biomarker IDs Cognitive Decline Risk
Alzheimer's signature tied to cortical thinning; predicts risk in cognitively normal older adults
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

ADA Updates Standards of Care for Driving With Diabetes
Patients with diabetes should be assessed individually to determine their risk
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

NCHS: Poisonings Are Leading Cause of Injury Deaths
In 2008, poisoning deaths were main cause of injury death, with almost 90 percent due to drugs
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Trauma Quality Indicators Linked to Clinical Outcomes
In-hospital mortality, major complications strongly linked with ACSCOT quality indicators
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sleep Disorders Tied to Adverse Health Outcomes for Police
Higher rate of errors or safety violations, falling asleep while driving, adverse work outcomes
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Physician Opinions on Benefits of Open Visit Notes Vary
And, 79 percent of patients are interested in sharing their personal health record information
Monday, December 19, 2011

Rule of 7's Sensitive in ID'ing Low Risk of Lyme Meningitis
Clinical prediction rule classifies low-risk patients based on clinical and lab parameters
Monday, December 19, 2011

Patient Isolation During Hospitalization Tied to Delirium
But no increased risk for patients who start their hospital stay under contact precautions
Friday, December 16, 2011

Concurrent-, Staged-Bilateral Knee Arthroplasty Compared
Reduction in joint infection, malfunction, but increased CVD events with simultaneous procedure
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ankle Dorsiflexion Improves After Plantar Flexor Surgery
Post-op improvement in peak, mean dorsiflexion in swing phase for children with cerebral palsy
Thursday, December 15, 2011

School-Based Clinics Feasible for ID'ing Chronic Fatigue
Children with CFS/ME detected through school-based clinics do well once treated
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy Tied to Increased Cancer Risk
Significantly increased risk seen for cancers of the brain, endometrium, ovary, and colon
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Over and Under Nutrition Tied to Increased Stroke Risk
Some evidence suggests dietary patterns impact stroke risk; reduced risk tied to prudent diets
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Infection Prevention Up in VA, Non-Federal Hospitals
But catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention practices remain low
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ADHD Med Use Not Tied to Increased Cardiovascular Risk
Current, new ADHD medication users do not have higher risk of MI, sudden cardiac death, stroke
Monday, December 12, 2011

Chemo, Radiation Worsen Cognition in Breast CA Survivors
However, hormonal therapy does not predict changes in cognitive functioning over time
Monday, December 12, 2011

Circadian Activity Rhythms Tied to Cognition in Older Women
Low circadian rhythm amplitude and robustness ups risk of dementia, mild cognitive impairment
Friday, December 09, 2011

Chronic Migraine Most Common Headache in HIV/AIDS Patients
HIV severity, but not HIV duration, linked to headache severity, frequency, and disability
Friday, December 09, 2011

Factors Affecting Micro-RNA Detection Accuracy Identified
Include variations in plasma samples, collection method, anticoagulant used, inhibitors in plasma
Friday, December 09, 2011

Risk of Dementia Up in Patients With Depression, Diabetes
Significantly increased risk of dementia for patients with type 2 diabetes, comorbid depression
Thursday, December 08, 2011

Behavioral Problems ID'd in Moderately Preterm Children
Higher scores on all syndrome scales, internalizing, externalizing, total problems versus term-borns
Thursday, December 08, 2011

Sympathetic Nervous System Activity Predicts Weight Loss
Resting muscle sympathetic nerve activity independently predicts weight loss in obesity
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Headaches
Prevalence of headache related to patient's gender, age, time after injury, and injury severity
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Childhood Maltreatment Linked to Reduced Gray Matter Volume
Association affected by gender, subtypes of exposure to childhood maltreatment
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Acupuncture May Help Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Pilot study shows positive effect in nerve conduction study after acupuncture
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Medical Students Fail to ID Hand Hygiene Indications
Preclinical phase medical students lack knowledge about hand disinfection indications
Monday, December 05, 2011

AES: 3D-TV Viewing Unlikely to Provoke Epileptic Seizures
No increase in epileptiform paroxysms on EEG after children view 3D-TV
Monday, December 05, 2011

AES: Prenatal Valproate Exposure Tied to Autism Risk
More than double risk of autism spectrum disorder; more than four-fold risk of childhood autism
Monday, December 05, 2011

Total Disc Replacement, Spinal Fusion Reach Surgical Goals
However, no correlation between fulfillment of surgical goals and back pain or disability
Friday, December 02, 2011

Biomarkers of Huntington's Disease Progression ID'd
Longitudinal changes in brain matter, function differ in patients with premanifest and early HD
Friday, December 02, 2011

Salvianolic Acid B Suppress Maturation of Dendritic Cells
Sal B effects on human monocyte-derived dendritic cell maturation blocked by PPARγ siRNA
Friday, December 02, 2011

Early Post-Op Complications Identified in Rett Syndrome
Respiratory, gastrointestinal post-op complications common after spinal fusion for scoliosis
Friday, December 02, 2011

Diet High in Antioxidants Cuts Stroke Risk for Women
Reduction in total stroke for those without prior CVD; hemorrhagic stroke for those with history
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Anticoagulant Self-Monitoring Safe Option for Suitable Patients
Self-monitoring, self-management associated with significant reduction in thromboembolic events
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Objective Physical Activity Impacts Sleep Variables
Physical activity inversely tied to daytime overly sleepiness, concentration problems when tired
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

U.S. Patients Highly Satisfied With Outpatient Medical Care
Patient satisfaction scores tied to waiting time, time spent with provider, and age category
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Long-Term Superiority Seen in Group Intervention for Neck Pain
Pain and stress self-management group intervention beats individually-administered physical therapy
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Abnormal Brain Enlargement in Boys With Regressive Autism
Head circumference normal at birth, diverges from other groups at around 4 to 6 months of age
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Young Adult Back Pain Severity Tied to Spinal Disc Degeneration
Association with low back pain is independent of other degenerative findings
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

High-Performing Docs Learn Equally From Success, Failure
High performers learn from successes, failures; low performers have asymmetric learning rates
Monday, November 28, 2011

RSNA: Brain's Functional Connectivity Impaired in ADHD
Functional MRI detects impaired brain activity, functional connectivity in children with ADHD
Monday, November 28, 2011

AAP Issues Infant Positional Skull Deformity Guidelines
Pediatricians should diagnose, counsel parents, manage, and refer to specialists, as necessary
Monday, November 28, 2011

Everolimus Ups Survival in Carcinoid Syndrome
For patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors, octreotide LAR + everolimus improves PFS
Monday, November 28, 2011

Default-Mode Brain Network Deactivation Seen in Meditators
Less mind-wandering in experienced meditators tied to deactivated default mode network
Thursday, November 24, 2011

Dabigatran Poses Challenge in Treating Injured Patients
Due to lack of readily available methods to assess degree of anticoagulation, and reverse effects
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ambulatory Systolic BP Tied to White Matter Hyperintensity
Increased ambulatory systolic BP also linked to measures of executive function/processing speed
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Adverse Effects of Pediatric Acupuncture Usually Mild
Mild adverse effects include pain, bruising, bleeding, and worsening of symptoms
Monday, November 21, 2011

Presence of Alzheimer's Biomarkers, Low BMI Linked
Strongest association seen in individuals with mild cognitive impairment and no dementia
Monday, November 21, 2011

Nonpunitive Method Improves Medical Error Reporting
Most common errors: misfiled or incorrectly entered patient info
Monday, November 21, 2011

Evidence-Based Spine Surgery Recommendations Issued
Recommendations based on review of six spine surgery studies
Friday, November 18, 2011

Factors Impacting Assignment to Triage Risk Level 2/3 ID'd
Age, vital signs, need for timely intervention, resources affect level 2 or 3 assignment
Friday, November 18, 2011

Long-Term Antiepileptic Drug Therapy Ups Atherosclerosis
Carbamazepine, phenytoin, valproic acid, but not lamotrigine alter markers of vascular risk
Friday, November 18, 2011

Lower Floor Stiffness Reduces Peak Spine Forces in Falls
Peak spine forces decrease cranially, with lower forces at L3/L4 than at L5/S1
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sleep Problem Severity Tied to Fibromyalgia Risk in Women
Sleep problem severity has dose-response link with fibromyalgia, especially in older women
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Energy Deficits Induce Adverse Neuroendocrine Changes
Changes may adversely impact body composition by accrual of adipose tissue, loss of lean body mass
Thursday, November 17, 2011

AURKA, MYCN Overexpressed in Neuroendocrine Prostate Cancer
Neuroendocrine marker expression suppressed by treatment with Aurora kinase inhibitor
Thursday, November 17, 2011

AHA: Three Kiwi Fruit a Day Lowers 24-Hour Ambulatory BP
Lower ambulatory systolic and diastolic blood pressure compared to eating an apple a day
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Breast Cancer Survivors Have Impaired Neurological Function
Additional reductions in prefrontal function, decreased executive function post-chemo
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

AHA: A-Fib in Sepsis Ups In-Hospital Stroke, Death Risk
New-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with severe sepsis ups in-hospital stroke, death risk
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Patients Without Insurance Have Shorter Hospital Stays
Uninsured have shorter stays for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions, or non-ACSCs
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Twelve-Week Warfarin Dose Test Noninferior to Four-Week
Warfarin dose assessment every 12 weeks noninferior, seems safe versus every four weeks
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Exposure to Specific Solvents Raises Parkinson's Risk
Ever exposure to trichloroethylene associated with significantly increased risk
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Copayment Elimination Ups Post-MI Medication Adherence
Enhanced coverage also decreases patient spending without increasing overall health costs
Monday, November 14, 2011

SfN: Exercise Tied to Neuronal Changes in Fibromyalgia
Increased pain sensation following medication withdrawal is improved by aerobic exercise
Monday, November 14, 2011

Anterior Cervical Surgery Ups GERD Incidence, Severity
Anterior cervical decompression, fusion surgery patients require an average 1.2 antacid doses
Friday, November 11, 2011

Brain Hypoxia Tied to Poor Post-Traumatic Injury Outcome
Indicative of poor prognosis independent of intracranial, perfusion pressures, severity of injury
Friday, November 11, 2011

Transient Ischemic Attack Reduces Life Expectancy
TIA lowers survival by 20 percent within nine years; increasing age tied to risk of excess death
Friday, November 11, 2011

Efficacy of Balance Exercises in the Elderly Questioned
Most effective exercise programs ran three times a week for three months
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Half of U.S. Adult Smokers Tried to Quit Last Year
Cessation services, however, tend to be under-utilized
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Leg Motor Restlessness More Common in Parkinson's
LMR, but not restless leg syndrome is significantly more likely in early unmedicated Parkinson's
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Minimally Invasive Osteoid Osteoma Surgery Viable Option
Emerging as an alternative method to conventional excision of osteoid osteoma in the mobile spine
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Glove Use Linked to Reduced Hand Hygiene Compliance
Gloves often worn when not indicated, and not worn when indicated
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Evidence Shows Reduced Sodium Intake Lowers BP
But increase seen in levels of renin, aldosterone, adrenaline, noradrenaline, cholesterol, lipids
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bedside EEG Detects Awareness in Vegetative Patients
EEG detects residual cognitive function, conscious awareness in patients in vegetative state
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Childhood ADHD Tied to Adult Anatomic Brain Changes
Thinner cortex, less gray matter in adults with childhood ADHD, regardless of current diagnosis
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Spinal Subdural Hemorrhage Linked to Abusive Head Trauma
High incidence in children with abusive head trauma who underwent thoracolumbar imaging
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

No Added Benefits of Cranial Bypass in Stroke Prevention
For patients with atherosclerotic internal carotid artery occlusion, surgery doesn't cut stroke risk
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Male Children With Autism Have More Prefrontal Neurons
Children with autism have 67 percent more neurons in dorsolateral, mesial prefrontal cortex
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

SNP in TBL1X ID'd As Candidate Gene for Male Autism
Strong X-chromosome-wide association revealed on meta-, joint, replication analyses
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Evidence Lacking for Pridopidine Efficacy in Huntington's Disease
Although treatment did not meet prespecified efficacy, potential effect on motor phenotype seen
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

NASS: Low Vitamin D Common in Spinal Surgery Patients
With vitamin D inadequacy and deficiency in 57 and 27 percent of patients, respectively
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Clinical Diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorders Vary Widely
Clinical distinctions in diagnostic subtypes of autism spectrum disorders vary between sites
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Great Achievement at Young Age Function of Time, Not Field
Age dynamics tied to proportion of theoretical work, age of attainment of foundation knowledge
Monday, November 07, 2011

Receptionists Contribute to Safety of Repeat Prescriptions
Clinicians often unaware of input of receptionists and administrative staff in repeat prescribing
Friday, November 04, 2011

Rooms of Patients With A. baumannii Often Contaminated
Supply carts, floors, infusion pumps, ventilator touch pads are most commonly contaminated
Friday, November 04, 2011

Factors Influencing Smoking Cessation Post-Stroke ID'd
Smoking cessation at one year more likely with insular cortex lesion, prestroke intention to quit
Friday, November 04, 2011

Adoption of English Diet Could Reduce U.K. Mortality
Following a diet with nutritional quality of the English diet would reduce U.K. mortality rates
Friday, November 04, 2011

No Medicare Savings From Disease-Management Hotline
Modest improvement in quality of care, but no reduction in costs of care or acute care utilization
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Risks for C. difficile Infection, Colonization Identified
Host, pathogen factors differentially affect this health care-associated infection, colonization
Thursday, November 03, 2011

CDC: Opioid Overdoses Have Reached Epidemic Proportions
Overdose death rates, sales, OPR-related treatment admissions increased between 1999 and 2008
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Radiation Dose Predicts Growth Hormone Deficit
For children with brain tumors, dose, time after irradiation predicts growth hormone deficiency
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Loneliness Significantly Linked to Sleep Fragmentation
But is not associated with sleep duration or subjective sleep quality or daytime sleepiness
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

ADHD Drug Use Not Tied to Serious Cardiovascular Events
Current ADHD drug use does not significantly increase risk of stroke, MI, cardiac death
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Preexisting Dementia in Stroke Patients Ups Disability
Dementia patients are older, have more severe strokes, are more likely to have atrial fibrillation
Monday, October 31, 2011

Complete Remission for Many With Nonsyndromic Epilepsy
Two-year seizure outcome and underlying cause offer imperfect prediction of complete remission
Monday, October 31, 2011

Disc Herniation Symptom Duration Tied to Outcome
Longer symptom duration tied to worse outcomes, regardless of surgical versus nonsurgical treatment
Monday, October 31, 2011

Switching From IV to Oral Meds Cuts Health Care Costs
In patients eligible for oral intake, switch from IV to oral equivalents cuts hospital costs
Monday, October 31, 2011

Weight Loss in Obese Tied to Low-Order Cognitive Upturn
Study heterogeneity, but low-order effect seen on executive/attention function, memory
Friday, October 28, 2011

Nonclinical Factors Impact Back Pain Treatment Decisions
Patient presentation, socioeconomic status, gender influence physician treatment decisions
Friday, October 28, 2011

Low Income, Less Health Care Spending Ups Stroke Incidence
Young population with low per-capita income, less health care spending more likely to have stroke
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cannabinoid Receptor Tied to Cognitive Chaos
Disrupted hippocampal and mPFC coordination may induce impaired memory and cognition in rats
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bedside Geriatric Assessment Feasible in Elderly With AML
Adds information to standard oncology assessment in older patients with acute myelogenous leukemia
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gene Variation Tied to Rate of Age-Related Mental Decline
Decline tied to valine-to-methionine substitution at position 66 in brain-derived neurotrophic factor
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bedtime Medications Offer Better BP Control in CKD
Taking at least one medication at bedtime reduces sleep-time, ambulatory BP, cardiovascular events
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ghost Authorship Prevalent in About One-Fifth of Articles
Prevalence of honorary, ghost authorship, down from 29.2 to 21.0 percent from 1996 to 2008
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Yoga As Effective As Stretching for Chronic Low Back Pain
But yoga is more effective than a self-care book in improving function and reducing symptoms
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Traumatic Brain Injury Lowers Children's Quality of Life
Moderate to severe injury lowers quality of life, impairs adaptive and social abilities
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Insomnia Moderately Raises Risk of Myocardial Infarction
Risk rises with difficulties in sleep initiation and maintenance, feeling of nonrestorative sleep
Monday, October 24, 2011

Dopamine Polymorphisms Tied to Methylphenidate Response
Dopamine transporter and receptor polymorphisms associated with variability in dose-response
Friday, October 21, 2011

Ultrasound, Shock Wave Not Effective for Low Back Pain
Available evidence shows that different treatments of acute low back pain give similar results
Friday, October 21, 2011

Social Network Size Associated With Brain Structure
Three sites show increased gray matter density with increased online social network size
Thursday, October 20, 2011

IBD Increases Risk of Post-Op Thromboembolism
Risk of post-op deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism higher after nonintestinal surgery
Thursday, October 20, 2011

3-D CT Useful for Classification of Ligament Ossification
Combining 3-D CT with MRI useful for detecting spinal cord compression
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Adolescent IQ Changes Tied to Alterations in Brain Structure
Verbal IQ is related to changes in motor speech area, non-verbal IQ with motor hand region
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ASRM: Etiology, Treatment of Hot Flushes Reviewed
Hot flushes likely related to changes in CNS neurotransmitters tied to estrogen withdrawal
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Readmission Risk Models Display Poor Predictive Ability
Current hospital readmission risk models for comparative or clinical purposes perform poorly
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shift Work Tied to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Risk
Working shifts for three or more years before age 20 tied to increased odds of developing MS
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Topotecan Induction Feasible for High-Risk Neuroblastoma
No deaths or dose-limiting toxicities with dose-intensive topotecan, cyclophosphamide induction
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Exercise Shows Potential for Migraine Prophylaxis
Reduction in migraine frequency similar for exercise, relaxation, and topiramate treatment
Monday, October 17, 2011

Autism More Prevalent in Low Birth Weight Individuals
Prospective study's findings add clout to suspected association
Monday, October 17, 2011

Marker IDs Injury in Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
Neonates with HIE treated with whole-body cooling have high serum glial fibrillary acidic protein
Monday, October 17, 2011

Halo Immobilization Superior to Fusion for C2 Fractures
Fusion tied to greater complication rates, increased length of stay, greater resource utilization
Friday, October 14, 2011

Hypoglycemic Brain Function Different in Type 1 Diabetes
More activation of brain regions, less deactivation of default-mode network in type 1 diabetes
Friday, October 14, 2011

Same Cognition With Cerebral Perfusion, Hypothermic Arrest
Similar cognitive benefit for antegrade cerebral perfusion, deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
Friday, October 14, 2011

Patients Remain Seizure-Free Long After Epilepsy Surgery
Seizure recurrence varies with the type of surgical treatment
Friday, October 14, 2011

Cerebral Cortical Growth Predicts Cognitive Function
In premature infants, growth from 24-44 weeks PMA predicts later cognitive, not motor, function
Thursday, October 13, 2011

One in Five With Cerebral Glioma Develops Depression
Major depression disorder predicted by functional impairment and previous history of depression
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rare Disorders ID'd by NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Integrated high-density SNP arrays, whole exome or genome analyses used to aid diagnosis
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Polytherapy With Valproate Ups Fetal Malformation Risk
Higher risk of malformation with carbamazepine, lamotrigine polytherapy with valproate
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Multidisciplinary Intervention Ups Outcomes in Acute Stroke
Management of hyperglycemia, fever, swallowing dysfunction cuts death/dependency at 90 days
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent, Under-Reported
Conflicts of interest prevalent; under-reported by members, chairs of panels developing guidelines
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bicycle Sign Aids Differential Diagnosis of Parkinsonism
In hilly countries like Japan, bicycle sign seen mostly in atypical parkinsonism, not Parkinson's
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Prenatal Folic Acid Cuts Severe Language Delay in Offspring
Children of mothers taking prenatal folic acid have lower risk of severe language delay
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Physical Activity Cuts Mortality Risk in Metabolic Syndrome
Even low level of physical activity reduces mortality for individuals with metabolic syndrome
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Good Long-Term Outcomes With Selective Thoracic Fusion
Stable lumbar spinal balance and correction of lumbar curve in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Natalizumab Effective for Relapsing-Remitting MS
Treatment well-tolerated over two years, but adverse events reported more frequently after NTZ
Monday, October 10, 2011

High Chocolate Consumption Tied to Lower Risk of Stroke
Significantly reduced risk of stroke for women in the highest quartile of chocolate consumption
Monday, October 10, 2011

Leg Crossing After Stroke Indicates Favorable Outcomes
Early leg crossing indicates better clinical outcomes at discharge and one year after severe stroke
Monday, October 10, 2011

Restless Legs Syndrome Ups Hypertension Risk in Women
The risk of hypertension increases with increasing frequency of restless legs symptoms
Monday, October 10, 2011

Septicemia Most Costly Reason for Hospitalization in 2009
Almost one in 23 patients had septicemia; average of 4,600 new patients treated each day
Monday, October 10, 2011

Juvisync Approved for Type 2 Diabetics With High Cholesterol
Previously approved meds combined in one tablet
Friday, October 07, 2011

Plasma Sphingolipids Predict Alzheimer's Progression
Sensitive blood-based biomarkers indicate disease progression in a dose-dependent manner
Friday, October 07, 2011

Adults With Mental Distress More Likely to Be Uninsured
Uninsurance more common in those with mental distress only, or mental and physical distress
Friday, October 07, 2011

More Minority Patients in Low-Quality, High-Cost Hospitals
More elderly black, Hispanic, Medicaid patients consult worst rather than best hospitals
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Healthier Maternal Diet Lowers Risk of Certain Birth Defects
Healthier maternal dietary patterns reduce risks of neural tube defects and orofacial clefts
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Self-Rating of Health As Poor, Fair Ups Risk of Dementia
Poor self-reported health also correlates with vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Oral Teriflunomide Effective in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
Oral teriflunomide significantly reduces relapse rates, disease progression, MRI disease evidence
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Head Circumference Growth Up in Infancy in Boys With Autism
Boys with autism also have increased height and weight compared with typically developing controls
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Father's Age Tied to Intellectual Disability in Offspring
Rare de novo copy number variations paternal in origin, increase with father's age
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Early Identification of Ischemic Stroke With DWI-FLAIR Mismatch
Acute lesions ID'd with DWI, but not FLAIR, likely to be in time for safe, effective thrombolysis
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Neonatal ICU Stressors Alter Brain Structure, Function
Exposure to stressors decreases brain width, function; alters motor behavior in preterm infants
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Advance Directives Linked to Regional Medical Expenditures
High-spending areas have lower end-of-life costs, in-hospital death, and increased hospice care
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Topiramate Effective in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Re-experiencing symptoms, avoidance/numbing symptoms improve significantly with topiramate
Friday, September 30, 2011

Spinal MRI Reviewer Accuracy Equal Across Training Levels
Posterior ligamentous complex integrity interpreted with accuracy irrespective of training level
Friday, September 30, 2011

Physical Activity Tied to Excess Eating Via Executive Function
Physical activity enhances executive function, may help suppress drive to overeat
Friday, September 30, 2011

Doctors, Patients Identify Tacit Clues in Their Interactions
Non-verbal tacit clues most common, but interpretation differs for doctors and patients
Friday, September 30, 2011

Prehypertension Tied to Higher Risk of Incident Stroke
Individuals with higher prehypertensive values show substantial increase in stroke risk
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Elderly Recover Adequately After Cervical Laminoplasty
No significant difference in mean achieved JOA scores for elderly, young-old, and old-old
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

AHA: Tools, Challenges for Assessing Adiposity Identified
BMI and waist circumference identified as the primary tools for assessing adiposity
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cognition Similar for Standard, Intensive Glycemic Control
Total brain volume, mortality risk higher with intensive glycemic lowering for type 2 diabetes
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Benefits, Harms With Off-Label Atypical Antipsychotic Use
Adverse events common; favorable response varies with drug and off-label condition being treated
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vitamin B12 Markers Tied to Cognition, Brain Volume
Homocysteine affects global cognitive performance, and methylmalonate affects total brain volume
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

AHA: Red Wine Polyphenols Do Not Lower Blood Pressure
Polyphenol doses of 280, 560 mg did not reduce 24-hour, office, or central blood pressure
Monday, September 26, 2011

Lower Walking Speed, Altered Gait in Overweight Women
Reduced walking performance due to poor relative strength, rate of torque development in muscles
Monday, September 26, 2011

Multilevel Hemilaminectomy Economical for Lumbar Stenosis
Mean two-year cost per quality-adjusted life year $33,700 following surgery
Friday, September 23, 2011

Cardiac Rehab Effective for Secondary Prevention After TIA
Improves vascular risk factors in patients who have sustained transient ischemic attack, mild stroke
Friday, September 23, 2011

Schizophrenia, Epilepsy Share Bidirectional Relationship
Higher incidence of schizophrenia in patients with epilepsy and vice-versa
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stroke Outcomes Similar With CT-Perfusion, Time Criteria
Outcomes comparable when using CT-perfusion criteria for endovascular stroke treatment
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Group Living Homes Provide Good Care for Patients With Dementia
Despite residents' improved well-being, taking responsibility and providing care creates tension
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mortality Up in Hospitals With More Minority Trauma Patients
Trauma patients' odds of mortality linked to the proportion of minority patients in the hospital
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Depression Significantly Ups Stroke Morbidity, Mortality
Association between depression and total stroke consistently raised across most subgroups
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Model Predicts Erectile Function After Prostate Cancer Therapy
Patient, treatment characteristics used to predict erectile function two years post cancer treatment
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cognitive Behavior Therapy, SRIs Improve OCD Treatment
Better response in pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder than medication management alone
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Diabetes Ups Risk of All-Cause Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease
Postload but not fasting glucose levels tied to higher Alzheimer's, all-cause, and vascular dementia risk
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lower Sudden Death Risk With Add-On Antiepileptic Therapy
Treatment tied to reduction of sudden death incidence in patients with refractory epilepsy
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

No Long-Term Cognitive Effect of Fatty Acids Found in Infants
Yet high breastfeeding, LCPUFA exposure during first 14 months tied to benefits in mental development
Monday, September 19, 2011

Female Genital Stimulation Acts on Distinct Sensory Areas
fMRI shows specific cortical regions activated by clitoral, vaginal, cervical, nipple stimulation
Monday, September 19, 2011

MS-Related Disorders ID'd by Proteomic Pattern Analysis
CSF proteomic pattern analysis discriminates among multiple sclerosis-related disorders
Monday, September 19, 2011

Treatable Disorders Often Misdiagnosed As Creutzfeldt-Jakob
Patients with Alzheimer's, vascular dementia most frequently misdiagnosed with CJD
Friday, September 16, 2011

Liver X Receptor Agonist Ups Glioblastoma Cell Death
LXR agonists inhibit LDL receptor upregulation, promote cholesterol efflux transporter
Friday, September 16, 2011

White Fruits, Vegetables Tied to Lower Incident Stroke Risk
A 25 grams/day increase in consumption of white fruits, vegetables lowers stroke risk by 9 percent
Friday, September 16, 2011

Subjective Memory Complaints Herald Cognitive Issues in Elderly
Each additional subjective memory complaint raises odds of cognitive impairment by about 20 percent
Friday, September 16, 2011

Statins After Ischemic Stroke Not Tied to Brain Hemorrhage
Similar lack of association found for subgroups and dose-response analyses
Friday, September 16, 2011

Surgery Effective for Subaxial Cervical Synovial Cysts
Surgical resection effective with no deaths, and minimal postoperative complications
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Erectile Dysfunction Ups Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Increased risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, stroke, all-cause mortality
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Many Mistakenly Believe FDA OKs Only Safe, Effective Drugs
Consumer explanations about safety, efficacy of drugs help public make better decisions
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Abnormal Hippocampal Blood Flow Persists in Gulf War Vets
Veterans with confusion-ataxia, central neuropathic pain have abnormal regional blood flow
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Febrile Seizures Tied to Systemic Respiratory Alkalosis
Children with gastroenteritis may not have febrile seizures due to low pH in gastroenteritis
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dyslipidemia Ups Neuritic Plaque Risk in Alzheimer's
High cholesterol, triglycerides, low- and high-density lipoproteins up plaque risk in AD in Japan
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Insulin Therapy May Slow Alzheimer's Progression
Pilot study shows intranasal delivery of the agent to be beneficial
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fast-Paced TV Impairs Executive Function in Prechoolers
Significantly worse performance on executive function tasks immediately after fast-paced TV
Monday, September 12, 2011

Arterial Calcification Tied to Vascular Brain Disease
Intra-, extracranial carotid calcification tied to white matter lesion volume, infarcts, respectively
Friday, September 09, 2011

Opioid Delivery to Olfactory Region Ups Therapeutic Effects
More of drug delivered to central nervous system, no increase in plasma drug exposure in rats
Friday, September 09, 2011

Cognitive, Not Bio, Markers Predictive of Cognitive Decline
Cognitive markers predict conversion of cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's better than biomarkers
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Stenting Inferior to Aggressive Medical Management in Stroke
Medical therapy alone superior at preventing stroke in patients with intracranial arterial stenosis
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Comparative Efficacy Proposed for European Drug Approval
Superiority, equivalence, inferiority of new drugs should be compared with existing therapies
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Psychogenic Seizure Diagnosis Often Delayed in U.S. Veterans
Delayed psychogenic nonepileptic-seizure diagnosis linked to cumulative antiepileptic treatment
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Many Hospital Staff Uniforms Contaminated With Bacteria
More than 60 percent of uniforms are contaminated, with similar rates between nurses, physicians
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Immunoadsorption Therapy Effective in E. coli-Induced HUS
Immunoadsorption effective, safe for neurological complications of hemolytic uremic syndrome
Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Increase in Child/Young Adult Stroke Hospitalization Rate
Increase seen from 1995 to 2008 for 5 to 44 year olds, except females aged 5 to 14 years
Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Cerebrovascular Pathologies Tied to Mild Parkinsonian Signs
Macroscopic infarcts, microinfarcts, arteriolosclerosis tied to parkinsonian signs in old age
Friday, September 02, 2011

Lower Sleep-Time BP Indicates Reduced Cardiovascular Risk
Each 5 mm Hg decrease in asleep systolic BP predicts a 17 percent reduction in CV risk
Friday, September 02, 2011

Traumatic Brain Injury Deaths Tied to Life Support Removal
Majority of deaths linked to life-support withdrawal, with variation between medical centers
Thursday, September 01, 2011

Childhood Delayed Gratification Tied to Later Impulse Control
In functional imaging, prefrontal cortex differentiates no-go and go trials in high delayers
Thursday, September 01, 2011

Success With Valproic Acid for Glioblastoma With TMZ Therapy
Valproic acid better than enzyme-inducing drugs for patients with glioblastoma needing antiepileptic
Thursday, September 01, 2011

Pediatric Window-Fall-Related Head Injuries Analyzed
Children below 4 years, those landing on hard surfaces sustain more fall-related head injuries
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

AAP, CPS Oppose Boxing for Children and Adolescents
Doctors should oppose boxing; encourage sports which don't involve blows to the head
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Loss of Jobs Means Loss of Health Coverage for Many in U.S.
Majority report delay in getting needed healthcare and financial difficulties paying medical bills
Monday, August 29, 2011

Extended-Release Opioid Pain Medication Approved
Nucynta ER sanctioned for chronic pain in adults
Friday, August 26, 2011

Higher 90-Day Mortality in New Jersey Weekend Stroke Admits
But no difference in 90-day mortality in comprehensive stroke centers
Friday, August 26, 2011

Complementary Medicine Used More by Health Care Workers
U.S. health care providers use complementary, alternative medicine more than support workers
Friday, August 26, 2011

Pharmaceutical Ads Often Don't Adhere to U.S. FDA Guidelines
Only 18.1 percent of advertisements fully adhere to FDA guidelines, over half do not quantify serious risks
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Airway Infections Correlate With Narcolepsy Onset in China
Narcolepsy onset most frequent in April, least in November, mostly unrelated to H1N1 vaccination
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Botox Approved to Treat Urinary Incontinence
For use among people with certain neurologic conditions
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hospitalization Ups Unintentional Discontinuation of Meds
Discontinuation of medications higher in patients with ICU admissions than in non-ICU admissions
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CDC: 2010/2011 Flu Vaccination Coverage Studied
Coverage in health care personnel and pregnant women remained stable versus previous season
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sleep Apnea Recurs Within Days of CPAP Withdrawal
Obstructive sleep apnea returns within a few days of continuous positive airway pressure withdrawal
Monday, August 15, 2011

UVR Exposure From Tanning Beds Ups Cerebral Blood Flow
Frequent exposure to UV radiation may reward central nervous system, encourage over tanning
Monday, August 15, 2011

Epidermal Electronic System Monitors Heart, Brain Activity
Skin-like epidermal electronic system measures electrical activity of heart, brain, skeletal muscle
Friday, August 12, 2011

Cognitive Function Tied to Markers of Cognitive Reserve
Cognitive decline higher in high occupation group, did not differ between other reserve groups
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Typical Alzheimer Patterns Less Salient in Very-Old
Alzheimer's-related cognitive and morphometric changes are less clear in very-old versus young-old
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Race, Gender Discrepancies in Neurologist Care for Parkinson's
Women, nonwhites less likely to receive neurologist care for Parkinson's disease
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

More Neurology Residents Comfortable Using tPA for Stroke
Residents' experience, comfort using tPA to treat acute ischemic stroke increased from 2000 to 2010
Monday, August 08, 2011

Cost of Interacting With Payers Higher in U.S. Than Canada
U.S. physicians and nursing staff spend more time and money interacting with health plans
Friday, August 05, 2011

CDC: Age Range Expanded for Meningococcal Vaccine
Report reveals that two licensed meningococcal conjugate vaccines likely interchangeable
Thursday, August 04, 2011

Lower Risk of Repeat Vascular Events in Young Adults on Statins
Young adults with ischemic stroke of undetermined etiology benefit from statin therapy
Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Pregnancy-Related Stroke Hospitalizations Rise in the U.S.
Increase in hypertension, heart disease from 1994 to 2007 mainly responsible for trend
Thursday, July 28, 2011

High Prenatal Milk Intake Tied to Lower Offspring MS Risk
Offspring of mothers with high prenatal milk, vitamin D intake face lower adult-onset MS risk
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Apixaban Ups Bleeding Without Reducing Ischemic Events
Trial evaluating addition of apixaban to antiplatelet therapy terminated prematurely
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Crossing Environment Tied to Pedestrian Injury Rates in ADHD
Children with ADHD-combined type chose riskier pedestrian environment to cross street
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Optimism Linked to Reduced Risk of Stroke in Older Adults
Each unit increase in optimism is associated with age-adjusted odds ratio of 0.90 for stroke
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Disrupted Thalamic MRI Patterns in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Resting-state MRI patterns show increased thalamic resting-state networks, reduced symmetry
Thursday, July 21, 2011

Medical Students Support Right to Conscientious Objection
Nearly half of medical students believe in right to conscientiously object to any procedure
Thursday, July 21, 2011

Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Cognitive Decline Risk
Greater activity energy expenditure tied to reduced cognitive impairment incidence in older adults
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stopping Low Dose Aspirin Ups Cardiac Risk
Patients with a history of heart disease who stop taking aspirin are at higher risk of heart attack
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Antidepressants Found Lacking for Seniors With Dementia
Research findings suggest rethinking prescription practices for these patients
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

AAIC: Alzheimer's Prevalence Tied to Modifiable Risk Factors
Identifying predictors of resilient cognition is associated with cognitive stability in elderly
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Prior Brian Injury in Older Veterans Tied to Dementia Risk
Also, former football players with brain injury at higher risk of cognitive impairment
Monday, July 18, 2011

Chemo, Trastuzumab, Surgery Up Survival in HER2-Positive MBC
After adjustment, only chemo, trastuzumab linked to survival for patients with CNS metastases
Monday, July 18, 2011

Secondary Seizure Frequency Higher in Anovulatory Cycle
Seen in secondary generalized tonic-clonic but not in complex or simple partial seizure frequency
Friday, July 15, 2011

Faster Movement in Response to Moving Target in Parkinson's
Movement speeds in patients with Parkinson's disease increase in virtual and physical reality
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Age-Associated Health Decline Risk Factor for Alzheimer's
Each health deficit accumulated increases risk of dementia significantly by 3.2 percent
Thursday, July 14, 2011

H1N1 2009 Vaccine Not Tied to Guillain Barré Syndrome Risk
Adjuvanted pandemic influenza A 2009 vaccine does not increase Guillain Barré syndrome risk
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Timely Surgery in Traumatic Brain Injury Halves Death Rate
Shorter time from ER arrival to surgery reduces hospital mortality and length of hospital stay
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Secondhand Smoke Tied to Child Neurobehavioral Issues
Children exposed to postnatal secondhand smoke have increased risk for neurobehavioral disorders
Monday, July 11, 2011

Folate Intake Positively Linked to Academic Achievement
Association not attenuated by socioeconomic status or MTHFR 677 TT homozygosity
Monday, July 11, 2011

Combination Therapy for A-Fib Increases Bleeding Risk
Increase seen in clinically relevant and major bleeding events, no reduction in stroke risk
Friday, July 08, 2011

H1N1, Seasonal Flu Vaccines From 2009 to 2010 Were Safe
Seasonality likely contributed to Bell's palsy signal following monovalent inactivated vaccine
Friday, July 08, 2011

Breast-Feeding Does Not Affect MS Postpartum Relapse Rate
Multiple sclerosis postpartum relapses predicted by relapses before and during pregnancy
Thursday, July 07, 2011

Stroke Burden Shows Substantial Global Variation
Stroke mortality and disease burden exceeds ischemic heart disease burden in poor countries
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Sudden Unexpected Death Risk Higher in Epilepsy
Controlling tonic-clonic seizures can minimize the risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

First Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Childhood ASD
Prenatal selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors use associated with autism spectrum disorders
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Shared Environment Tied to Autism Risk in Healthy Twin
Environmental factors account for more variance in liability to autism than genetic factors
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Memory Blackouts Predictive of Alcohol-Related Injury
Dose-response relationship between number of memory blackouts, odds of alcohol-related injury
Monday, July 04, 2011

Aspirin As Primary Prevention Strategy Investigated
No significant reduction in risk of stroke, mortality, or total coronary heart disease
Friday, July 01, 2011

Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Adults on the Wane
But some industries and activities still associated with overexposure to lead
Friday, July 01, 2011

Multiple Sclerosis Not Tied to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Mean gestational age and birth weight similar in babies born to women with or without MS
Friday, July 01, 2011

In Lumbar Stenosis, ABI and TBI Needed for PAD Diagnosis
Ankle, toe brachial index needed for peripheral artery disease diagnosis in lumbar spinal canal stenosis
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Normal CT Scan Tied to Favorable Head Trauma Result
Low risk of neurosurgical intervention for children with normal CT scan after minor head trauma
Monday, June 27, 2011

Higher Prevalence of Autism Disorders Seen in IT Regions
But prevalence of dyspraxia and ADHD remain similar in IT-rich and control regions
Monday, June 27, 2011

Motivational Interviewing May Improve Post-Stroke Mood
Improved mood, reduced mortality seen for patients with motivational interviewing intervention
Thursday, June 23, 2011

Childhood Asthma Linked to ADHD in Adolescence
Risk of hyperactivity-impulsivity increases in children with asthma, independent of medication
Friday, June 17, 2011

High Olive Oil Consumption May Prevent Stroke in Elderly
High olive oil use and plasma oleic acid associated with lower incidence of stroke in elderly
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Unequal Care Access for Children With Public Insurance
Disparities exist in providers' acceptance of public insurance compared to private insurance
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Life Expectancy in U.S. Counties Below Many Nations
Women, and black men and women have lower life expectancy in all U.S. counties
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SLEEP: Night Owls May Have Lower Grades in College
Evening chronotypes have lower GPA in senior year of high school and in freshman year
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Women Soldiers As Resilient As Men to Combat Stress
Impact of combat stressors on mental health may be similar for female and male U.S. soldiers
Monday, June 13, 2011

Age of Epilepsy Onset Linked to Cognitive Impairment
Half of preschool children with epilepsy have some degree of cognitive function retardation
Friday, June 10, 2011

Childhood ADHD Tied to Substance Use Issues in Adults
ADHD linked to substance use disorder and cigarette smoking in adults, regardless of gender
Friday, June 10, 2011

Higher Cognitive Decline Risk for Stroke Belt Residents
Similar regional pattern seen in southern U.S. for stroke risk and cognitive impairment
Thursday, June 09, 2011

School Bullies More Likely to Commit Partner Violence
And, violent behavior linked to increased gray matter volume in the mesolimbic reward system
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Youth Bear Large Burden of Global Death, Disease
Higher rates of disability-adjusted life-years in Africa compared to high-income countries
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Antiepileptic Drugs Have Dose-Dependent Tie to Birth Defects
Drugs at start of pregnancy linked to increased risk of birth defects, especially at higher dose
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

More Strokes Treated With Thrombolytics in the U.S.
Use of thrombolytics for stroke treatment approximately doubled between 2005 and 2009
Friday, June 03, 2011

Winter Conception Associated With Higher Autism Risk
Children conceived in winter have 6 percent higher risk than those conceived in summer
Thursday, June 02, 2011

Functional MRI May Indicate Language Disability in Autism
Difference in activation within the superior temporal gyrus in children with and without autism
Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Effect Estimates May Be Inflated in Biomarker Studies
Highly cited studies overestimate biomarker effect compared to meta-analyses
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stress and Abuse Not Linked to Multiple Sclerosis
Stress at home, physical or sexual abuse not found to increase multiple sclerosis risk
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Racial and Ethnic Disparities Exist in U.S. Stroke Care
Disparities affected by language and cultural barriers, socioeconomic status, insurance status
Monday, May 30, 2011

Most Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patients Develop Anemia
Packed red blood cell transfusion linked with improved outcome for intracerebral hemorrhage
Friday, May 27, 2011

Peripheral Nerve Injury May Cause Substantial Disability
Patients report disability, pain, and cold sensitivity six months or more after nerve injury
Friday, May 27, 2011

Changes in Sleep Duration May Impair Cognitive Function
Lower scores seen in middle-aged adults with adverse sleep changes
Friday, May 27, 2011

Majority of U.K. Hospitals Offer Child Head Trauma Care
But most child ER visits are to hospitals that lack on-site care for critically ill children
Friday, May 27, 2011

Locomotor Training for Stroke Rehab Offers No Advantage
Locomotor training on a treadmill and home-based physical therapy produce similar results
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Contact With Drug Industry Linked to Positive Attitudes
Substantial proportion of medical students believe gifts from drug industry affect prescribing
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Vascular Disease May Increase Stroke or Death Risk in A-Fib
Vascular disease independently tied to stroke or death risk in patients with atrial fibrillation
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Increase in Developmental Disabilities in U.S. Children
Decrease in hearing loss; increased prevalence of autism, ADHD, and other disabilities
Monday, May 23, 2011

Looking After a Spouse With Dementia May Affect Cognition
Spouse caregivers of those with dementia at higher risk of cognitive problems than noncaregivers
Friday, May 20, 2011

Binge Drinking Linked With Poor Declarative Memory
Impact of binge drinking on verbal declarative memory is independent of gender
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Major Birth Defects Not Linked to Newer Antiepileptic Drugs
Use of newer antiepileptic drugs in first trimester not correlated with increased birth defect risk
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Heart Disease Risk Similar in Children Treated for ADHD
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drugs not associated with cardiovascular events
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Atypical Early-Onset Alzheimer's Often Misdiagnosed
Many early-onset Alzheimer's patients have no memory loss, may be incorrectly diagnosed
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Early Diagnoses of Autism Increasing in Massachusetts
Odds of having an early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder linked to maternal age
Monday, May 16, 2011

IMFAR: Boys With Autism More Likely to Be Bullied
Deficits in social and cognitive functioning may place them at higher risk
Thursday, May 12, 2011

IMFAR: Difficult Labor and Fever Tied to Autism Risk
Yet influenza during pregnancy and non-elective cesarean itself not linked to autism spectrum disorders
Thursday, May 12, 2011

IMFAR: Families With Autistic Children Have Lower Earnings
And mothers of children with autism are less likely to be employed
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Exogenous Estrogen Use Linked to Cerebral Aneurysms
Lower rate of oral contraceptive use or hormone replacement therapy tied to cerebral aneurysm
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Medical Education Participants Recognize Funding Bias
Yet most are unwilling to pay more for continuing medical education registration to overcome bias
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Limited Evidence Exists for Alzheimer's Risk Factors
However, some evidence indicates healthy lifestyle may still help in preventing the disease
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cognitive Impairment Common in Oldest Old Women
Prevalence is 41 percent in those aged 85 and older
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Observing Children With Head Injury Reduces CT Scan Use
Clinically important traumatic brain injury rate similar in observed and non-observed children
Monday, May 09, 2011

Incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders Underestimated
A total of 2.64 percent of South Korean school children found to have autism spectrum disorders
Monday, May 09, 2011

Anesthesia in Infancy Not Linked to Poor Academic Scores
Ninth-grade test scores of youth unaffected by anesthesia during hernia repair in infancy
Friday, May 06, 2011

Aneurysmal Rupture Triggers Include Drinking Coffee
Highest population-attributable risks seen for coffee consumption and vigorous physical exercise
Thursday, May 05, 2011

Being Social in Old Age May Prevent Cognitive Decline
Most social individuals have 70 percent reduction in cognitive decline compared to least social
Thursday, May 05, 2011

Individualized Guidelines May Improve Quality of Care
Calculating risk reduction expected from treatment based on characteristics may reduce costs
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Autism Prevalence in England Similar in Adults and Children
Prevalence not found to be related to age in survey respondents
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Cerebral Cortex Enlargement Found in Children With Autism
Children with autism spectrum disorder have large cerebral cortex with bigger temporal lobe
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

PAS: Media Exposure Common in Child Care Centers
Less than one-half of child care centers compliant with AAP media exposure guidelines
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Midlife Obesity Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia
Twin study shows genetic and early-life environmental factors involved in the association
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Baseline Psychiatric Status Tied to Postdeployment PTSD
Posttraumatic stress disorder more likely in those with mental health disorder, severe injury
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Maternal Age Is One Predictor of Child's Poor Development
Mother's education, finance and partner status, smoking, and depression also affect development
Monday, May 02, 2011

PAS: ASD Screen of Preterm Babies May Be Inaccurate
Screening very preterm infants for autism at 18 months may not provide accurate results
Monday, May 02, 2011

Young Americans Do Not Consider Stroke Health Threat
Most young Americans want to live to old age but don't believe in adopting healthy behaviors now
Monday, May 02, 2011

Increasing Cancer Burden Projected for Ethnic Minorities
Need for improved understanding of risk factors, progression, and outcomes in U.S. subpopulations
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Autism Treatment Program May Help Toddler Subset
Toddlers' interest in toys prior to program may predict effectiveness of treatment
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Group Care Feasible in Patients With Parkinson's Disease
Model may offer alternative to one-on-one visits
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Preoperative MRI Doesn't Affect Scoliosis Surgery Outcomes
MRI for scoliosis in adolescents may not impact outcomes even if abnormality detected
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Epilepsy Drug Nonadherence Tied to Socioeconomic Status
Higher nonadherence in newly diagnosed children of low socioeconomic status
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

ACC/AHA Issue Blood Pressure Control Guidelines for Elderly
Aim is to help practitioners control hypertension in older adults and reduce risks for it
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

AAP: Chemical Management Policy Needs Revision
American Academy of Pediatrics says change needed to better protect pregnant women, children
Monday, April 25, 2011

Persistent Poverty Undermines Cognitive Function at Age 5
In contrast, family instability is not independently correlated with cognitive function
Monday, April 25, 2011

Approval for Meningitis Vaccine Expanded to Include Toddlers
As young as 9 months
Monday, April 25, 2011

Tooth Loss Not Independently Linked to Cognitive Function
Periodontitis along with older age, low socioeconomic status tied to poor cognition
Friday, April 22, 2011

CDC: Half of States Have Smoke-Free Policies
But regional disparities persist; no state in the South has adopted a comprehensive policy
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pesticide Exposure Tied to Lower IQ in Children
Prenatal pesticide exposure found to impair cognitive development in children
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Multilevel Surgery Improves Outcomes in Cerebral Palsy
Children's functional and dynamic positioning improve, but not grasp-release ability
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury Common
But little evidence available to guide decision making in treatment
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Restricted Life Space Tied to Increased Alzheimer's Risk
Those in smallest living space have twice the risk compared to those in largest living space
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Calcium Supplements Modestly Increase Risk of Heart Attack
Reanalysis of data indicates calcium supplements may increase myocardial infarction, stroke risk
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

More Than Five Million Youth Treated for Football Injuries
Significant increase in the annual number of football-related injuries from 1990 to 2007
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Physical Activity Guidelines May Improve Survival
Adherence to guidelines most beneficial for adults with at least one chronic health condition
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Off-Label Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa High
No mortality reduction found for off-label indications; may raise thromboembolism risk
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Alcohol, Energy Drink Mix Impairs Behavioral Inhibition
More studies needed to determine the risks of mixing alcohol with energy drinks
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Diagnostic Guidelines for Alzheimers Disease Updated
Updated guidelines describe three stages of disease and potential use of biomarkers
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Preterm Birth May Raise Attention Deficit Disorder Risk
Stepwise association between degree of immaturity and risk of receiving ADHD medication
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Maternal Obesity Linked to Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Offspring of obese pregnancies may be at higher risk in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood
Monday, April 18, 2011

AAN: Inability to Detect Lies Could Predict Early Dementia
Patients with frontotemporal dementia less able to discern among lies, sarcasm, and fact
Friday, April 15, 2011

Room for Improvement in Polio Surveillance Observed
Underperforming subnational areas identified in countries with outbreaks
Friday, April 15, 2011

Stroke Outcomes Similar in Children and Young Adults
Cause of stroke differs; severity is similar and predicts outcome in children and young adults
Friday, April 15, 2011

Neighborhood Social Cohesion May Reduce Stroke Mortality
Protective effect of neighborhood cohesion seen in whites, but not blacks
Friday, April 15, 2011

Psychiatric Symptoms More Common in Youth With Epilepsy
Multiple risk factors contribute to psychiatric symptoms, including gender differences
Thursday, April 14, 2011

AANS: Non-Accidental Head Traumas Up in Recession
Non-accidental head traumas in infants doubled from non-recession to recession periods
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Take Dietary Supplements
Supplement intake has increased in the last 20 years, with more women taking supplements
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

AAN: Low Intensity Walking Improves Parkinson's Mobility
And the investigational drug safinamide appears to reduce dyskinesia in Parkinson's patients
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

EB: Aerobic Exercise Improves Cerebral Blood Flow
Three-month training program increases cerebral blood flow and VO2 max in elderly women
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Neurocognitive Impairment Up in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Fatigue and sleep disorders increase risk of neurocognitive impairment
Monday, April 11, 2011

Teens Born Preterm Have Less White Matter, Lower IQ
Reduced brain white matter also linked to cognitive, behavioral, and academic difficulties
Friday, April 08, 2011

Meditation Affects Brain Activation to Reduce Pain
Brain activity altered in multiple areas responsible for cognitive modulation of pain
Friday, April 08, 2011

Virtual Reality Improves Stroke Patients' Motor Skills
Observational studies show improvements in arm motor impairment and motor function
Friday, April 08, 2011

'Global Trigger Tool' Identifies 10 Times More Errors
New tool identifies many more adverse events in hospital admissions compared to other methods
Thursday, April 07, 2011

Non-Communicable Diseases Present a Global Health Crisis
Implementation of priority interventions would reduce global death rates by 2 percent per year
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Alteration in Health Outcomes Post Estrogen Therapy
Reduced risk of breast cancer persists after cessation of conjugated equine estrogen therapy
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

ACC: Valsartan and Amlodipine Provide Similar Effects
And calcium channel blocker plus olmesartan benefits elderly patients with CVD
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Little Support Found for Medication of Autism Symptoms
Behavioral and developmental interventions may be of some benefit
Monday, April 04, 2011

Cancer Rates, Cancer Mortality Rates Falling in U.S.
Lung cancer mortality falls in women after decades of rising
Friday, April 01, 2011

Autoimmune Diseases Number Two Cause of Chronic Illness
Major burden on all U.S. health care costs, patient expenses, and loss of earnings
Friday, April 01, 2011

Lower Exercise Tolerance in Patients With Turner Syndrome
Patients with Turner syndrome have reduced oxygen uptake, increased forced expiratory volume
Friday, April 01, 2011

Tetanus Cases Rare but Some Populations More Vulnerable
Older adults, injection drug users, people with diabetes more likely to be infected
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Heart Defect in Children Related to Migraine With Aura
Increased prevalence of patent foramen ovale in children who have migraines with aura
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Unmet Health Care Needs in Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Of adult survivors, 41 percent report an unmet current health care need
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Two-Thirds of U.S. Residents Get Sufficient Vitamin D
About one-quarter are at risk of inadequate vitamin D levels
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Online Health Records Less Used by Minorities, Poor
Low-income patients, blacks, and Hispanics less likely to use Internet personal health record
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Four-Dose Rabies Prevention Vaccine Schedule Endorsed
American Academy of Pediatrics accepts new recommendations for postexposure vaccine
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cannabis Use Tied to Poor Cognitive Function in MS
Associated with worse working memory, executive function, information processing speed
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Decline Seen in Global Youth Mortality Over Last 50 Years
Smaller decline seen for young men aged 15 to 24, with injury being the main cause of deaths
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ADHD Linked to Greater Creative Achievement
Adults with ADHD may be better at generating ideas and have more verbal originality
Monday, March 28, 2011

Poorer Health Outcomes for Elderly in Public Housing
Increased prevalence of fatigue and comorbid conditions compared to community-dwelling elders
Monday, March 28, 2011

High Blood Pressure Tied to Rapid Gait Slowing in Elderly
Hypertension, even if well controlled, is independently linked to a loss of walking speed
Monday, March 28, 2011

Heart Attack Risk Doubles After Transient Ischemic Attack
Likelihood of MI after transient ischemic attack highest in patients younger than 60 years
Friday, March 25, 2011

U.S. Shingles Vaccine Approval Expanded
To include people in their 50s
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Reduced Hours for Trainees Has Had Little Effect in U.S.
Shorter work week for doctors in training has had little impact, positive or negative, on patient safety
Thursday, March 24, 2011

AHA: Sleep Deprivation Tied to Higher Calorie Intake
Normal-weight adults consume more calories after shorter sleep duration
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Atomoxetine of Limited Value in Young Children With ADHD
Drug reduces core ADHD symptoms but significant clinical and functional impairment persists
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Family-Mediated Therapy Improves Outcome of Stroke
In conjunction with regular therapy, family-mediated exercise improves recovery after stroke
Monday, March 21, 2011

Group B Strep Still Main Cause of Neonatal Meningitis
Escherichia coli is most common cause of bacterial meningitis in preterm infants
Monday, March 21, 2011

Professional Values of U.S. and U.K. Doctors Examined
Nearly one-third of doctors fail to report inadequate colleague, often for fear of retribution
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Short Nurse Staffing Linked to Higher Patient Mortality
More deaths seen when shifts fall eight or more hours below target
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

U.S. Death Rate Reaches All-Time Low
In 2009, death rate hits 741 per 100,000 population, a 2.3 percent decline
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Heavy Smoking Prevalence Decline Greatest in California
Decrease in heavy smoking prevalence also seen in remaining states between 1965 and 2007
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Regional Variation in Chronic Disease Case Fatality Rates
Fatality rates in chronic diseases vary with number of diseases and region diagnosis frequency
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Alzheimer's Care Primarily Provided by Unpaid Caregivers
Eighty percent of care worth billions given by some 15 million unpaid caregivers
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Post-Stroke Depression Severity Increases Dependency
Comorbidities, stroke severity, baseline depression severity linked to dependence after stroke
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

U.S. Has Higher Rates of Chronic Disease Than England
Americans experience higher chronic disease rates than their English counterparts at all ages
Monday, March 14, 2011

Long-Term Increase in Death Rates After Head Injury
Young adults have increased mortality more than a year after even mild injury
Friday, March 11, 2011

Coffee Consumption Linked to Lower Stroke Risk in Women
No dose-response relationship seen between coffee consumption and stroke risk
Friday, March 11, 2011

Number of Cancer Survivors in U.S. Reaches 11.7 Million
The number increased from 9.8 million in 2001 to almost 12 million in 2007
Thursday, March 10, 2011

HealthGrades Finds Rates of Patient Safety Events Vary
Patients have 46 percent lower risk of safety error in top versus bottom-ranking hospitals
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Ethnic Differences Seen in Academic Measures for U.K. Docs
Gap exists in academic performance of white versus nonwhite medical students and doctors
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Pharmacological Meta-Analyses Rarely Report Disclosures
Meta-analyses of pharmacological interventions rarely disclose funding or conflicts of interest
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Link Found Between Cognitive Function, Neighborhood
Psychosocially hazardous area may negatively affect functioning in those with genetic variant
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Higher Incidence of Dementia
Stroke patients who have atrial fibrillation are 2.4 times more likely to develop dementia
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Cerebral Palsy Incidence Down in Preterm Survivors
Decrease may be attributable to a reduction in severe cystic periventricular leukomalacia
Monday, March 07, 2011

Abuser's Gender Affects Head Trauma Outcome in Youth
Male perpetrators of abusive head trauma more likely to confess and be convicted
Monday, March 07, 2011

FDA: Topiramate (Topamax) Tied to Risk of Oral Clefts
Higher risk of cleft lip and cleft palate in infants exposed to topiramate during first trimester
Friday, March 04, 2011

Rule Predicts Ability to Walk After Spinal Cord Injury
New prediction rule gives accurate early prognosis of ability to walk after spinal cord injury
Friday, March 04, 2011

Ibuprofen Use Tied to Lower Risk of Parkinson's Disease
Use of other analgesics is not associated with risk of developing Parkinson's disease
Thursday, March 03, 2011

Injectable Risperidone No Better Than Oral Antipsychotics
Does not reduce hospitalization rates or improve other outcomes in schizophrenia patients
Thursday, March 03, 2011

Cannabis Use in Youth Ups Incident Psychosis Risk
Study also finds that continued cannabis use may increase risk of persistent psychotic symptoms
Thursday, March 03, 2011

Increased Dietary Potassium Tied to Lower Stroke Risk
Dietary potassium may also help reduce risk of heart disease and total cardiovascular disease
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Risk of Adverse Effects Lessens Drug Acceptance in Elderly
Elderly likely to accept drugs with only mild benefits, but less so with adverse effect risk
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Antihypertensives Beneficial in Absence of Hypertension
In patients with cardiovascular disease, antihypertension drugs tied to lower morbidity
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Opioid Treatment Associated With Cognitive Dysfunction
Possible or definite cognitive dysfunction seen in one-third of opioid-treated cancer patients
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Many Patients Do Not Consolidate Drugs Efficiently
Low literacy identified as independent predictor of dosing more times than necessary per day
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Edarbi Approved for Treatment of Hypertension
But shouldn't be taken by pregnant women
Monday, February 28, 2011

Less Cerebral Oxygenation Seen in Prone-Sleeping Infants
Tissue oxygenation index lower in active sleep and quiet sleep in these babies
Monday, February 28, 2011

AAN: Dementia Frequently Diagnosed Inaccurately
Half of diagnoses made in life non-concordant with attribution based on neuropathological findings
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Office-Based Tests Identify Unsafe Drivers After Stroke
Simple off-road tests can help determine whether people are safe to drive after a stroke
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

AAN: Cardiac Risk Factors Tied to Cognitive Problems
Cardiovascular risk factors linked to higher risk of early cognitive and memory issues
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Multiple Concussions in Youth Tied to Various Issues
Those who have had at least two concussions likely to have cognitive, physical, sleep problems
Monday, February 21, 2011

Increasing Triglycerides Tied to Ischemic Stroke Risk
Higher cholesterol levels associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke in men
Monday, February 21, 2011

Different Therapies Improve Chronic Fatigue Outcomes
Cognitive behavior and graded exercise therapy effective additions to specialist medical care
Friday, February 18, 2011

AAN: Warm Weather Tied to Worse Cognition in MS
No such link found in individuals without multiple sclerosis
Friday, February 18, 2011

Exercise Improves Executive Function in Children
Educational outcomes of sedentary children benefit from the dose-response effect of exercise
Friday, February 18, 2011

Alcohol Intoxication Increases Sleep Disruption in Women
Alcohol linked to sleepiness and sleep disruptions, regardless of family history of alcoholism
Friday, February 18, 2011

Analgesic Efficacy Altered by Patient Beliefs
Subjective pain relief and pain-related brain activity affected by patient expectations
Thursday, February 17, 2011

New U.S. Report on the Nation's Health 2010 Released
The 34th annual CDC report includes a special feature on death and dying
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dementia Risk Increases With Severity of Hearing Loss
The risk of incident Alzheimer's disease also increases with severity of baseline hearing loss
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Most Recalled Medical Devices Given Lenient Approval
Over 70 percent of the medical devices recalled were considered low or moderate risk
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Developmental Delays More Likely in Late Preterm Infants
Late preterm infants have poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes than term infants
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Abnormal Hand Control May Indicate ADHD Severity
Phasic, total overflow greater in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Researchers Explore Nature of Difficult Clinical Encounters
Patients, physicians both contribute characteristics; difficult patients have worse outcomes
Monday, February 14, 2011

AAN: Consuming Anthocyanins Tied to Lower Parkinson's Risk
Men may further lower their risk by consuming foods rich in other flavonoid subclasses
Monday, February 14, 2011

ASA: Exercise Improves Stroke Outcomes Over One Year
Stroke patients in locomotor training improve as much as those in home exercise program
Friday, February 11, 2011

ASA: Acute Stroke Patients May Not Benefit From Candesartan
Drug not effective in patients with acute stroke and hypertension and may even be harmful
Friday, February 11, 2011

ASA: Most Don't Receive Timely Dose of Clot-Busting Drug
Tissue plasminogen activator usually not given within 60 minutes despite improved survival
Friday, February 11, 2011

Post-High School Adults With Autism Use Fewer Services
Almost 40 percent of young adults receive no services after high school; lower use in poor
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Public Sector Plays Big Role in Drug Research
Role of public-sector research institutions larger than previously thought
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Prenatal Myelomeningocele Surgery Improves Outcomes
Prenatal repair lowers need for shunting, improves motor outcomes compared with postnatal repair
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

ASA: Stroke Hospitalizations Rising in Young
Rate of acute ischemic stroke hospitalizations up in those aged 5 to 44 years but down in older adults
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

ASA: Drinking Diet Soda May Up Vascular Event Risk
Another study finds high salt intake tied to substantially increased risk of ischemic stroke
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Preterm Birth Linked to Impaired Memory
Deficits in executive function and memory persist into adolescence
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

ADHD Often Linked to Other Mental Health Disorders
Steady functional decline with increasing number of comorbidities seen
Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Metabolic Syndrome May Hasten Cognitive Decline
Global cognitive function and cognitive components show negative impact in older adults
Monday, February 07, 2011

Stroke-Related Mortality Lower for Blacks Than Whites
Blacks more likely to get life-sustaining interventions, less likely to be discharged to hospice
Friday, February 04, 2011

Restricted Diet Can Identify Food-Induced ADHD
Children who undergo dietary intervention experience significant improvement in symptoms
Friday, February 04, 2011

Rare Stroke Affects Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Cerebral venous thrombosis affects many women postpartum; diagnosis and management discussed
Friday, February 04, 2011

More Than 5 Percent of Elderly Have Cognitive Disorders
Those with less than a high school education, lower income more likely to report a disorder
Thursday, February 03, 2011

Pediatric Stroke Survivors Have Lower Quality of Life
Overall well-being reduced in all, friend-related well-being reduced in older stroke survivors
Thursday, February 03, 2011

Maternal Stroke Associated With Heart Disease in Women
Increased coronary syndrome risk for women with stroke history in female first-degree relatives
Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Cause of Fever in Febrile Seizures Needs to Be Identified
New guidelines stress importance of finding cause of fever, use of interventions when necessary
Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Long-Term Sequelae Affect Childhood Meningitis Survivors
Almost 50 percent of bacterial meningitis survivors have long-term consequences
Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Exercise May Reduce Memory Loss in Older Adults
Aerobic exercise appears to increase hippocampal volume, reversing age-related decline
Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Long Febrile Seizures Linked to Developmental Delays
Ten-minute duration should divide between simple and complex febrile seizures
Monday, January 31, 2011

Traffic Noise Tied to Increased Stroke Risk in Elderly
Long-term exposure to road traffic noise increases risk of stroke in people over 64.5 years
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Electronic Health Records May Not Improve Care Quality
Use with clinical decision support not tied to better quality of care
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Metrics Proposed to Monitor Care at Stroke Centers
Uniform data collection to help improve quality of care may lead to national care standards
Friday, January 14, 2011

CDC Report Highlights Important Health Disparities
Outlines disparities by sex, race/ethnicity, income, and other social characteristics
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Anti-Epileptic Drugs Increase Risk of Fractures
Hypertension medications may provide potential osteoprotective benefits
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Combination Therapy Bests Monotherapy for BP Control
Patients experience greater blood pressure drop with aliskiren, amoldipine taken together initially
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mom's Depression Lowers Epileptic Child's Quality of Life
Family resources moderate, and family functioning and demands mediate, negative impact
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Aspirin Use in High-Risk Individuals Is Suboptimal
And whites are more likely than other races to adhere to aspirin regimen
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Burnout Levels Particularly High in Residents
High percentage of anesthesiology chairs also meet criteria for high or moderately-high burnout
Monday, January 10, 2011

For Teen Athletes, Concussion Symptoms Differ by Gender
Boys have more cognitive symptoms; girls have more somatic symptoms
Monday, January 10, 2011

Closely Spaced Pregnancies May Raise Odds of Autism
Children born after interpregnancy interval shorter than one year at highest risk
Monday, January 10, 2011

Fluoxetine May Improve Post-Stroke Motor Function
The antidepressant shows promise as stroke treatment in those with motor impairments
Monday, January 10, 2011

Concussion May Have Little Long-Term Effect on Soldiers
After adjustment for PTSD, concussion has little impact on psychosocial outcomes
Tuesday, January 04, 2011

No Improvement Seen in Very Premature Infants
Neurodevelopmental outcomes in those born before 25 weeks' gestation similar from '99 to '04
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Prepregnancy Overweight May Not Lead to Behavior Issues
Maternal prepregnancy weight does not appear to be tied to child behavioral or cognitive issues
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Death Rate in U.S. Down, but So Is Life Expectancy, Slightly
Stroke drops to fourth leading cause of death; life expectancy for black men hits 70.2
Thursday, December 09, 2010

Spina Bifida Is Only Major Risk to Fetus From Carbamazepine
But this risk is lower than spina bifida risk from valproic acid use in first trimester
Friday, December 03, 2010

Updated Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke Issued
Risks categorized according to modifiability and strength of evidence
Friday, December 03, 2010

Chronic Pesticide Exposure Tied to Cognitive Decline
May even increase risk of evolution toward Alzheimer's disease, other dementia
Thursday, December 02, 2010

Burnout Driving Away Many Emergency Physicians
French study finds work-family conflicts, poor teamwork associated with burnout
Thursday, December 02, 2010

Impaired Mitochondrial Function Found in Autism
Mitochondrial DNA more likely to show abnormalities in children with autism
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

RSNA: Walking May Reduce Cognitive Decline
Walking sufficient miles weekly may protect brains of those with, without cognitive impairment
Monday, November 29, 2010

Antiepileptic Drugs May Not Harm Breast-Fed Children
Study finds no harmful cognitive outcomes in children whose mothers breast-fed while on AEDs
Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thrombolysis Tied to Better Stroke Outcome at All Ages
The treatment appears to improve outcomes even in patients older than 80
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Reallocation of Care Would Increase PCPs' Work Weeks
Study investigates plausibility of reallocating specialty care follow-up to primary care physicians
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

U.S. Health Insurance Compared to 10 Other Nations
U.S. adults spend more time, money on insurance; have more coverage denials
Friday, November 19, 2010

Fraud in Scientific Literature Appears Intentional
Characteristics of articles retracted for fraud versus error suggest deliberate effort
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gray Matter Deficits Found in Sleep Apnea Patients
May be cause of cognitive impairment in OSA; appears reversible with CPAP
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Poor Handwriting in Autism Persists Into Adolescence
Reasoning ability is better predictor of handwriting than motor skills in adolescents
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Motorcycle Crashes a Major Cause of Brain Injury in Youths
But youth-specific helmet laws less effective than universal helmet laws at preventing TBI
Monday, November 15, 2010

AHA: Moderate Alcohol Intake Tied to Good Health Outcomes
Found to reduce adverse cardiac events after CABG and to lower women's total stroke risk
Monday, November 15, 2010

AHA Urges Certification Program for CVD, Stroke Care
AHA Presidential Advisory says program needed to standardize, improve quality of care
Friday, November 12, 2010

Physician-Industry Financial Ties Decreased Since 2004
But 83.8 percent of physicians still have some type of industry financial relationship
Friday, November 12, 2010

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Prevalence Up
Prevalence in children aged 4 to 17 years increased 21.8 percent between 2003 and 2007
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Most Family Doctors Provide Routine Vaccinations
Obstacles include small practice size and lack of adequate payment
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Low Vitamin D Levels Not Tied to Postpartum MS Relapses
But pregnancy and exclusive breast-feeding are related to lower levels in women with MS
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Early Neurologic Improvement Tied to Good Outcome Later
Ischemic stroke patients undergoing recombinant tissue plasminogen activator perfusion studied
Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Workers' Compensation Hand Injuries Receive Different Care
More testing and longer time to surgery interval seen in Workers' Compensation recipients
Monday, November 08, 2010

Rivastigmine Does Not Reduce Delirium in Critically Ill
The drug may, in fact, increase mortality; trial stopped early because of death rate
Friday, November 05, 2010

Vitamin E Tied to Increased Risk for Hemorrhagic Stroke
But supplementation is also associated with a lower risk of ischemic stroke
Friday, November 05, 2010

Exposure to Epilepsy Drugs Tied to School Performance
Teenagers whose mothers were on polytherapy in pregnancy are at highest risk
Friday, November 05, 2010

Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Linked to Physical Decline
However, ADT for older men with prostate cancer doesn't cause significant cognitive impairment
Thursday, November 04, 2010

Hospitalization Greatly Ups Risk of Severe Disability in Elderly
Other study suggests comfort, not prognostic estimates, be used to direct dementia palliative care
Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Worse Outcome for Weekend Stroke Admission Confirmed
Case mix more severe on weekends, but adjustment for this factor does not change finding
Monday, November 01, 2010

AAN Releases Statement on Sports-Related Concussion
Stresses that neurologist, other trained physician should be consulted before return to sport
Monday, November 01, 2010

CHEST: Technology Use at Night Tied to Daytime Problems
Children's use of communication technology before bed may be related to cognitive, mood issues
Monday, November 01, 2010

Associations Found Between ADHD and Adulthood BMI
Adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder found more likely to be obese
Friday, October 29, 2010

Video, TV, Gamer Violence Desensitizes Teenage Boys
Aggressive shows, video games could lead to more aggressive attitudes, behaviors
Friday, October 29, 2010

CDC: Second Dose of Meningitis Vaccine Recommended
Panel says teens should get meningitis booster, as vaccine doesn't last as long as thought
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Coffee, Tea Consumption Linked to Lower Glioma Risk
Those drinking at least 100 mL of beverages daily have 34 percent lower risk
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sepsis in Elderly Linked to Lost Cognition, Functionality
These effects not seen in survivors of non-sepsis hospitalizations
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Smoking in Midlife Linked to Later Dementia Risk
Smoking more than two packs daily tied to doubled Alzheimer's, vascular dementia risk
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Primary Care Trails Other Specialties in Hourly Wages
In other study, physicians point to Medicare reimbursement problems, differ on reforms
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Barbershop Program Linked to Blood Pressure Benefits
In intervention, barbers promoted blood pressure screening, treatment to black male customers
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Bivalent Poliovirus Vaccine Appears Effective
Found to be superior to trivalent vaccine and non-inferior to monovalent vaccines
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Autism Prevalence Rising Rapidly in Some Schools
In Wisconsin, those with low baseline prevalence have seen increase; others see leveling off
Monday, October 25, 2010

Vaccination Rate Down in Privately-Insured Children
Could be due to autism fears; rate has increased among children with Medicaid
Monday, October 25, 2010

New Guidelines for Recurrent Stroke Prevention Published
AHA/ASA updates guidelines to reflect recent findings
Friday, October 22, 2010

Neuro/Endothelial Effects of Sleep Apnea Coexist in Children
Abnormal endothelial dysfunction test could be correlate of cognitive problems
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Alcohol, Marijuana Use Linked to Youths' Cognitive Problems
Higher intensity of drinking is associated with poorer attention and executive function
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DHA Supplements Don't Prevent Postpartum Depression
No cognitive benefit seen for children of mothers who took DHA
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Invasive Dental Procedures May Up Vascular Event Risk
Transient risk for myocardial infarction, stroke may be from antiplatelet therapy interruption
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

FDA Approves Botox for Chronic Migraine Treatment
Drug approved for administration every 12 weeks in an effort to reduce future headache symptoms
Monday, October 18, 2010

FDA Issues Warnings About Unapproved "Chelation" Drugs
Eight companies warned about unsubstantiated claims, told to stop selling these drugs
Friday, October 15, 2010

Fibromyalgia Sufferers May Benefit From Yoga Practice
Meditation, poses, breathing exercises ease symptoms, aid coping
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Long-Distance Walking Ups Gray Matter Volume
Older adults who walk at least 72 blocks per week less likely to have cognitive decline
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Neonatal Jaundice Ups Risk of Infantile Autism
But only for infants of parous moms with certain birth months
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Nightly Blood Pressure Dosing Improves Outcomes
Shifting one or more medications to evening improves BP control, reduces CVD
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Insulin Resistance Is Potential Marker for Ischemic Stroke
Marker independently tied to higher risk of first ischemic stroke in patients without diabetes
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

B-Vitamin Therapy May Not Be Useful
Homocysteine levels drop, but this has no impact on cardiovascular events
Monday, October 11, 2010

More Than One-Third of Women With Epilepsy Infertile
Antiepileptic drug polytherapy associated with higher risk than monotherapy
Monday, October 11, 2010

Informant-Based Tool Is Good Screen for Alzheimer's
AD8 screen correlates strongly with Alzheimer's disease biomarkers
Friday, October 08, 2010

Low Apgar Scores Associated With Cerebral Palsy
Association stronger in children of normal weight at birth
Friday, October 08, 2010

ADHD, Conduct Disorder Tied to Later Substance Use Problems
But conduct disorder appears to mediate link between ADHD, substance use disorders
Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Children With ADHD at Risk for Depression, Suicide Later
In those ages 4-6, female sex, maternal depression tied to high risk of mental health issues by age 18
Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Mortality Predictors for Parkinson's Disease Identified
Dementia, psychosis, motor severity, and age at onset among independent predictors
Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Immunosuppressive Regimen Treats Pediatric Brain Illness
May reverse neurological deficits in childhood primary angiitis of the central nervous system
Monday, October 04, 2010

AACR: Memory Problems May Plague Cancer Survivors
40 percent more likely to report memory problems severe enough to affect daily functioning
Monday, October 04, 2010

Doctors' Exercise Linked to Confidence Counseling Patients
Few attendings, trainees feel confident about being able to change patients' diet, exercise behaviors
Friday, October 01, 2010

Impaired Kidney Function Linked to Future Stroke Risk
In addition, even early stages of chronic kidney disease associated with higher risk of CHD
Friday, October 01, 2010

Dexamethasone Therapy Improves Meningitis Outcomes
Use on national scale tied to large improvement in pneumococcal meningitis prognosis
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mortality Risk Predictor for Stroke Patients Devised
Model provides clinicians with a practical bedside tool for stratifying in-hospital mortality risk
Monday, September 27, 2010

Mindfulness-Based Approach May Help MS Patients
Associated with improvements in health-related quality of life, fatigue, depression
Monday, September 27, 2010

FDA: Octagam Voluntarily Withdrawn From U.S. Market
Immune globulin product may be associated with a higher risk of thromboembolic events
Monday, September 27, 2010

Children With H1N1 Have More Neurologic Complications
Compared to seasonal flu, more frequent and severe complications seen with H1N1
Friday, September 24, 2010

Home-Based Intervention Beneficial for Anemic Infants
Improves cognitive, social-emotional scores in babies with iron-deficiency anemia
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Botulism Toxin Benefit Seen for Drooling in Children
Nearly half of patients with nonprogressive neurological disorders have response at two months
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thigh-Length Stockings Help Avert Thromboses After Stroke
Thigh-length stockings reduce risk of deep venous thrombosis 31 percent versus below-knee stockings
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Childhood Tobacco Smoke Exposure Ups Risk of ADHD
Hispanics and other races at higher risk than non-Hispanic whites and blacks
Monday, September 20, 2010

Neural Clues Identified for Postpartum Depression
Diminished dorsomedial prefrontal cortex activity, amygdala connectivity may play role in condition
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sacrifice Makes Industry Gifts Seem More Acceptable
Residents reminded of med school sacrifices tend to perceive gifting more favorably
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Individually Optimized Therapy Reduces ADHD Problems
Titrated stimulant monotherapy, behavior modification lower aggression
Monday, September 13, 2010

Re-Consent Important Before Secondary Use of Genetic Data
Research participants want to be asked before their data are added to federal database
Monday, September 13, 2010

Thimerosal Not Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Prenatal, early-life vaccines do not up risk of autistic disorder, ASD with regression
Monday, September 13, 2010

Stroke Recurrence and Severity Higher in Mexican Americans
In atrial fibrillation patients in this group, all-cause mortality similar to that of non-Hispanic whites
Thursday, September 09, 2010

Perioperative Stroke Rare but Deadly in Joint Replacement
Non-coronary heart disease, urgent surgery, general anesthesia, arrhythmia among risk factors
Thursday, September 09, 2010

Annual Medical Liability Costs Surpass $50 Billion
Account for more than 2 percent of total health care spending in the United States
Thursday, September 09, 2010

Graded Symptom Checklist IDs Pediatric Concussion
Checklist performs better than Standardized Assessment of Concussion score
Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Toddlers' Fixation on Moving Patterns May Predict Autism
Eye movement during movie of geometric patterns may be marker for autism risk in very young children
Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Early Severe Hypoglycemia Tied to Poorer Cognition
Diabetes patients who have severe hypoglycemia by age 10 have worse cognitive scores later
Friday, September 03, 2010

Cognitive Activity Impacts Alzheimer's Disease Progression
Cognitive activity appears to slow cognitive decline before dementia onset, speed decline thereafter
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Sibutramine May Raise Risks in Those With CVD, Diabetes
Long-term use appears to increase risk of nonfatal MI and nonfatal stroke in overweight subjects
Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Gestation Linked to Cerebral Palsy Risk Even in Term Births
Risk higher with delivery at 37 or 38 weeks, as well as 42 weeks or beyond, compared to 40 weeks
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Biobehavioral Approach Linked to Benefits in Dementia
Intervention aimed at patients, caregivers includes visits with therapists, advance practice nurses
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

AHA/ASA Stroke Program Likely Applicable Outside U.S.
Applicability in Taiwan shows program could be global standard for improving stroke care
Monday, August 30, 2010

Post-Op Delirium Linked to Cerebral Vascular Disease
Also associated with low post-op hemoglobin and hematocrit, poor nutrition in elderly fusion patients
Monday, August 30, 2010

Sports-Related Concussions Often Occur in Younger Kids
These account for 58 percent of all concussions needing ER treatment in 8- to 13-year-olds
Monday, August 30, 2010

ESC: In Atherothrombosis, Clinical Descriptors Predict Risk
Those with history of ischemic events most vulnerable to subsequent events
Monday, August 30, 2010

ESC: Local Standards Affect Stroke Drug Benefits
Analysis of drug comparison trial shows quality control affects benefits of new treatment
Monday, August 30, 2010

Multiple Sclerosis Program Improves Drug Adherence
Also associated with lower non-pharmacy costs; however, total costs increase over time
Friday, August 27, 2010

Lifestyle Choices Affect Headache Frequency in Teens
Overweight, inactivity, smoking increase odds of recurrent headache
Thursday, August 19, 2010

FDA: Aseptic Meningitis Risk Related to Lamictal Use
Forty cases of the disease associated with the drug identified through November 2009
Friday, August 13, 2010

Patients, Doctors Often Have Communication Discrepancies
Hospital surveys find relatively few patients can name doctor in charge; many don't know diagnosis
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Research Confirms Violence Linked to Shaking Infants
In abusive head trauma cases, shaking is usually repeated; impact is uncommon
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Medication Compliance Three Months After Stroke Is Poor
Nearly one in four discontinue at least one secondary prevention drug
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Antiepileptics Don't Raise Risk of Suicide in Epilepsy Patients
Are linked to higher risk in those with depression or without epilepsy, depression, bipolar disorder
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

B Vitamins Do Not Prevent Vascular Events After Stroke
B vitamin supplementation is safe but appears no more effective than placebo
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

FDA: Nimodipine Should Never Be Administered Intravenously
Agency reminds providers that IV use may lead to cardiac arrest, other adverse events, death
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Industry-Funded Clinical Trials Yield More Positive Outcomes
Also less likely than government-, nonprofit-funded trials to be published within two years
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Risk of Poor Outcomes Up for Seniors With Delirium in Hospital
Seniors who experience delirium are at increased risk for death, institutionalization, and dementia
Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Alteplase Remains Safe Up to 4.5 Hours After Acute Stroke
And extending treatment window from three hours up to 4.5 hours not found to delay stroke treatment
Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Some Epilepsy Drugs Linked to Self-Harm, Suicidal Behavior
Higher risk seen with newer AEDs with high potential for depression
Monday, July 26, 2010

Postconcussion Syndrome in Children Often Lasts Months
11 percent with mild traumatic brain injury still symptomatic at three months
Monday, July 26, 2010

Study Notes Eating Issues in Children With ASD
Children with autism spectrum disorders choosy but have similar calorie intake, growth as controls
Monday, July 19, 2010

Stroke Risk Doubled One Hour After Drinking Alcohol
But researchers find elevated risk is transient
Thursday, July 15, 2010

BMI Linked to Poorer Cognitive Function in Older Women
Findings seen in women with smaller waist-hip ratio; with highest ratio, scores increased with BMI
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blister Packs of Coumadin Recalled
Some tablets may no longer meet specifications for stabilizing ingredient
Thursday, July 15, 2010

West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease Rate Lowest Since '01
There were 386 cases of WNV neuroinvasive disease and 33 WNV deaths reported in 2009
Friday, July 02, 2010

Early Stroke Complications Rob Patients of Healthy Years
Loss of healthy life from complications adds to toll of ischemic stroke
Thursday, July 01, 2010

MMRV Vaccine Ups Fever and Seizure Risk
Large study confirms previous preliminary findings in young children
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Doctors Agree Malpractice Fears Drive Overuse of Tests
Almost all surveyed physicians