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Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Most low-income non-elderly adults in non-expansion state of Kansas support expanding Medicaid
Friday, July 20, 2018

C.S. Mott Poll Addresses Child Safety at Amusement Parks
2016 saw U.S. emergency departments deal with 30,000 injuries linked to amusement parks, carnivals
Friday, July 20, 2018

Bayer Stops U.S. Sale of Essure Birth Control Implant
Problems with device include chronic pain and perforations of the uterus and fallopian tubes
Friday, July 20, 2018

FDA Proposes New Rule on Food Labeling in Vending Machines
Revised rule suggests that type size on packaged food must be 1.5 times size of net weight declaration
Friday, July 20, 2018

Abstinence Rates for Substance Use Increasing Among Teens
Trends in non-use differed by substance, with marijuana use decreasing the least
Friday, July 20, 2018

Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought
Disease-carrying ticks were detected in 83 counties where they'd never been found before
Friday, July 20, 2018

Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
Lessons learned include importance of matching the changing needs of patients, honoring the patient
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Atopic Dermatitis Places Heavy Burden on Patients
Overall and mental health, life satisfaction all impacted, especially for moderate, severe disease
Thursday, July 19, 2018

FDA Recalls Drugs Containing Active Ingredient Valsartan
All lots of non-expired products that contain valsartan supplied by Zhejiang Huahai being recalled
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak in 26 States Linked to Raw Turkey Products
40 individuals have been hospitalized to date; no deaths have been reported
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Link for Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder, Cancer Not Clear
Studies conducted in people have mixed results, with some indication of increased risk of ovarian cancer
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Physicians Should Be Aware of Animal, Child Abuse Link
Children over 10 years of age who abuse an animal may be victims of child abuse
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hand-Holding, Stress Ball Don't Cut Anxiety in Skin CA Removal
No incremental anxiety reduction versus control in patients during excisional skin cancer surgery
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Characteristics of Severe Hypoglycemia Identified in T2DM
Increased odds of severe hypoglycemia with history of non-severe hypoglycemia, HbA1c <6 percent
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Strategies, including a paid time off bank, allow staff some flexibility while maintaining a business
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women
Incidence rates decreased among men from 2008 to 2014, remained stable among women
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad
21 people have fallen ill; five people have been hospitalized; no deaths reported to date
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Basal Insulin Analogues Similar for Glucose Lowering
Slight differences in risk for nocturnal hypoglycemia or weight gain exist
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Prenatal Depression More Common in Young Moms Today
Depressed mood more common in young pregnant women today than in their mothers' generation
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

No Outcome Differences Based on Anesthesia Team Make-Up
No significant differences in mortality, length of stay, or inpatient spending seen
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Mobility Plan Can Neutralize the Harms of Bedrest in the Hospital
Having mobility plan in the hospital can prevent functional decline associated with lack of mobility
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Risk of Cochlear Disorders Up With History of Migraine
Significantly increased risk of tinnitus in migraine cohort versus matched non-migraine cohort
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

CDC: 'Tips' Campaign Has Helped a Number of Smokers Quit
More than nine million smokers have attempted to quit because of Tips from Former Smokers Campaign
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
APMs should be encouraged to integrate precision medicine approaches, personalize patient care
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Problem Solving Helps Prevent Depression in Low-Income Moms
Problem-solving education appears to work by decreasing perceived stress in low-income mothers
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
Pivotal trials supporting these approvals often lack randomization, double-blinding, control groups
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

FDA: Some Rx Drugs May Become Available Without Seeing a Doctor
Patients could use phone app to help determine if they can obtain a medication without a prescription
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Most Adults Perceive Nicotine Exposure As Harmful for Children
Differences in perception based on sex, racial and/or ethnic background, tobacco use
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Evidence of Clinical Inertia in Management of T2DM
No treatment intensification for many patients with HbA1c threshold expected to trigger intensification
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Shared Decision-Making Approach to Zika Best for Travelers
Helping travelers to weigh risks versus importance of travel might be most effective prevention method
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
Task force charged with advancing long-term solutions to prevent shortages
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Brief Safety Plan Intervention in ER Can Cut Suicidal Behavior
ER-based intervention plus follow-up phone calls can also up outpatient mental health visits
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Multiple Factors to Consider When Selecting NSAID for Arthritis
Effectiveness, concurrent health conditions, and frequency of use of NSAID should be considered
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates
0.21-percentage-point reduction in mortality rate per year per function for each new function adopted
Monday, July 16, 2018

Harms Reporting Limited in Trials of Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics
No harms-related data reported for 28 percent of trials; safety results not reported for 37 percent
Monday, July 16, 2018

FDA: Illnesses Tied to Fresh Crab Meat Imported From Venezuela
Illnesses appear to be caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria
Monday, July 16, 2018

eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Plan will allow pharmacist documentation to be available via EHRs, easing transfer of information
Monday, July 16, 2018

PM2.5 Contributes to Burden of Diabetes Mellitus Globally
Globally, ambient PM2.5 contributed to about 3.2 million incident cases of diabetes
Monday, July 16, 2018

Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine Not Tied to Spontaneous Abortion
No evidence of increased risk of spontaneous abortion when inadvertently given before or during pregnancy
Monday, July 16, 2018

Factors Identified That Affect Resuscitation Teams' Success
Team design, roles, communication, training all affect in-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes
Monday, July 16, 2018

Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Physicians reporting errors were more likely to also report burnout, fatigue, recent suicidal ideation
Monday, July 16, 2018

Inappropriate Prescribing of Abx High in Urgent Care Centers
Patterns of antibiotic prescribing vary substantially by care setting
Monday, July 16, 2018

Two-Thirds of Parents Report Their Child Has Had Headache
Only 44% of parents would definitely go to ER if their child had headache that didn't improve with meds
Monday, July 16, 2018

Fake FDA Warning Letters Being Sent to Consumers
Letters accuse consumer of drug violations based on a review of their parcels and social media accounts
Monday, July 16, 2018


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