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CDC: Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses Up to 2,172
Meanwhile, Apple has removed 181 vaping-related apps from its mobile App Store worldwide
Friday, November 15, 2019

FDA Sends Warning Letter About OTC Drugs to Dollar Tree
Letter outlines corrective actions company needs to take, including ensuring they do not import impure drugs
Friday, November 15, 2019

About 2.7 Million ED Visits Reported for Sports Injuries in 2010 to 2016
Analgesics were given or prescribed at 63.9 percent of ED visits; percentage increased with age
Friday, November 15, 2019

Too Few Medicare Beneficiaries With Diabetes Getting Eye Exams
Variation in prevalence of eye exams from 43.9 percent in Puerto Rico to 64.8 percent in Rhode Island
Friday, November 15, 2019

AHA: Many With Atherosclerotic CVD Not Meeting LDL-C Goals
Of those patients receiving only a statin, 67.0 percent did not achieve recommended LDL-C goal
Friday, November 15, 2019

Some Progress Made in Slowing Antibiotic Resistance-Linked Deaths
Deaths decreased 18 percent since 2013 report, but more than 2.8 million infections occur each year
Friday, November 15, 2019

Survey of U.S. Registered Nurses Points to Worsening Shortages
Problem likely will be exacerbated with one in five nurses saying they will retire in the next five years
Thursday, November 14, 2019

WHO to Test, Approve Generic Insulin
Agency says new generic versions could create competition that would drive down prices
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco, E-Cigarettes Raised in NY State
State police and Department of Health will conduct undercover investigations of retailers to enforce law
Thursday, November 14, 2019

1999 to 2016 Saw Increase in U.S. Adults Trying to Lose Weight
Parallel trends seen for increasing current measured body mass index and weight among adults
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Health Groups Urge President to Ban All Flavored E-Cigarettes
Public health advocates launch television, print, and social media campaign
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Cannabis Use Disorder Up With Recreational Pot Legalization
Past-year cannabis use disorder increased among those aged 12 to 17 years, those aged 26 years and older
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Invasive Melanoma Incidence Decreasing in Teens, Young Adults
From 2006 to 2015, melanoma rates increased among adults ≥40 years, decreased in younger populations
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Syringe Exchange Program Has Positive Impact on HIV Diagnoses
Estimated 10,592 HIV diagnoses averted in Philadelphia, 1,891 diagnoses in Baltimore over 10 years
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Physical Activity After Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival
Findings seen among postmenopausal breast cancer patients regardless of activity level prediagnosis
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

AHA: Intensive BP Control May Increase Life Expectancy
Implementation of treatment according to ACC/AHA 2017 guidelines is cost-effective for high-risk
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

AHA: About One in Three With ASCVD Not Receiving Flu Shot
Vaccine coverage significantly lower among non-Hispanic blacks, those with lower education, income
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Double Lung Transplant Performed for Vaping-Related Illness
At least 40 deaths linked with vaping-related lung damage have been reported by state health departments
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Less Weight Regain With EHR-Based Tracking Plus Coaching
More participants in the coaching group maintained weight loss of at least 5 percent at 24 months
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

AHA: Cardiovascular Risk Factors Tied to Increased Cancer Risk
Risk for subsequent cancer up with development of interim CV events, including heart failure, MI
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Juul Stops Sales of Mint-Flavored E-Cigarettes
Juul is the most popular brand and mint the favorite flavor among high schoolers who vape
Friday, November 8, 2019

CDC: Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses Tops 2,000
Cases have been reported in every state except Alaska; nine fatalities across 24 states, D.C.
Thursday, November 7, 2019

More Awareness of Choosing Wisely Campaign Needed for Nurses
Only 38.3 percent of nurses who were members of AACN reported being familiar with Choosing Wisely
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Number of Potentially Excess Deaths Up in Nonmetropolitan Counties
Percentage of potentially excess deaths from five leading causes higher for nonmetropolitan counties
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Early Postop Infection Ups One-Year Infection, Mortality Risk
Patients with 30-day postoperative infection have an increased risk for long-term infection, mortality
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Ibuprofen Does Not Increase Postpartum Blood Pressure
NSAIDs do not up postpartum BP in women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and mild HTN
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Mailing HPV Kits to Underscreened Women Can Up Screening
No significant difference found in detection of CIN2+ or treatment with intervention versus usual care
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

San Francisco Vaping Ban Upheld by Voters
Tuesday's vote makes San Francisco the first major U.S. city to ban all e-cigarette sales
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Exercise Should Be Prescribed to Cancer Survivors
Key stakeholders are urged to create the infrastructure and necessary cultural adaptations
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Weight-Loss Counseling With Group Visits Improves HbA1c
Weight management/group medical visit arm had lower diabetes medication use, greater weight loss
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Menopause Occurs at Median Age of 48 in Canadian Women With HIV
Lower education, hepatitis C coinfection independently linked to menopause at <45 years
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Risk Calculator Predicts Morbidity in T2DM, Obesity
Risk score allows calculation of morbidity, mortality rates with and without undergoing bariatric surgery
Wednesday, November 6, 2019

2010 to 2016 Saw Increase in Teens Admitted to ED for Abuse
Numbers increased from 6.93 to 11.97 admissions per 100,000 children younger than 18 years
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Prevalence of E-Cigarette Use High Among U.S. Preteens, Teens
Most current exclusive e-cig users used flavored e-cigarettes, most often fruit, menthol/mint, candy
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Medical Practices Burdened by Regulatory Requirements
Vast majority of survey respondents believe regulatory burden is increasing
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

FDA: Biotin Supplements Could Affect Results of Medical Tests
Agency particularly concerned about biotin interference causing a falsely low result for troponin
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Effect of Legislation on School Vaccination Rates May Be Limited
By 2027, CA exemption rate set to stabilize at 1.87 percent with SB277, drop to 1.41 percent with SB276
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Poll: Many Seniors Do Not Follow Instructions Related to Antibiotics
65 percent of those with leftover medication report keeping it, mainly in case of another infection
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA
Hahn is chief medical executive of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston
Monday, November 4, 2019

One in Three Young Adults Get Meds for Opioid Use Disorder After Overdose
Type of medication for opioid use disorder received appears to be associated with age
Monday, November 4, 2019

Religious Exemption Rate for Vaccination Up in 2017 to 2018
Number of religious exemptions increased after personal belief exemption eliminated in Vermont
Monday, November 4, 2019

2007 to 2016 Saw Increase in Child Psychiatrists in U.S.
Child psychiatrists more likely to practice in high-income counties, metropolitan counties
Monday, November 4, 2019

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Higher Risk for Vertebral Fractures
Patients with both T2DM, previous vertebral fracture have twofold risk for incident nonvertebral fracture
Monday, November 4, 2019

CDC: 1 Dead, 8 Hospitalized in Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Ground Beef
States affected include Colorado, California, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Texas
Monday, November 4, 2019

American Academy of Pediatrics, Oct. 25-29

Friday, November 1, 2019

October 2019 Briefing - Nursing

Friday, November 1, 2019

Juul Shipped Tainted Products, Lawsuit Alleges
Lawsuit filed Tuesday also alleges Juul did not list expiration dates on its products
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Close to 1,900 Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Reported, CDC Says
The related death toll has also risen by three during the past week, to 37 fatalities
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Quarter of Fetal Abnormalities ID'd in Late Third-Trimester US
Findings based on routine, third-trimester ultrasound in large population of women in the United Kingdom
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Small Drop in Calories Purchased With Labeling in Restaurants
Calories per transaction decreased slightly, but reduction decreased in year after implementation
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Survey Reveals Many Americans Lack Cancer Prevention Knowledge
Despite concerns about the disease, few take daily preventive actions
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

J&J Says No Asbestos Detected in New Tests of Baby Powder
Tests were performed by two third-party laboratories as part of the company's ongoing investigation
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Groups Urge Ban of Mint, Menthol E-Cigarette Flavors
They say ban on flavored e-cigarette products would be 'weakened' by exempting mint, menthol
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

White House Launches Website to Help Those Battling Substance Abuse
FindTreatment.gov will allow Americans with substance abuse and mental health issues to better access care
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Many Patients Take OTC Meds That May Interact With Apixaban
Less knowledge about OTC products with potentially serious interactions linked to increased use
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017
Report shows decrease in age-adjusted death rates, increase in age-adjusted death rate from overdose
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

American College of Chest Physicians, Oct. 19-23

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Facebook Launches Preventive Health Tool
Tool created in partnership with American Cancer Society, American College of Cardiology, AHA, CDC
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

CDC: Most Patients With Vaping-Related Lung Injury Report THC Use
No single compound or ingredient used in e-cigarette, vaping products has emerged as cause of EVALI
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Readmissions Up for Preexisting HAIs With Home Discharge
Risk for readmission for preexisting health care-associated infection lower with discharge to SNF
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Medicaid Expansion Has Positive Effect on Diabetes Management
Substantial improvements reported in states that expanded Medicaid with large diabetes populations
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Prevalence of Pain Higher in Children With Autism
Association more pronounced among children with autism plus developmental comorbidities
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators
Mortality and emergency hospitalization rates higher in Medicare beneficiaries with FAP exposures
Monday, October 28, 2019

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Oct. 19-23

Friday, October 25, 2019

AAP: Antihistamine Use for Anaphylaxis May Delay Care Seeking
Odds of delay seeking medical care up with administration of antihistamines to child with anaphylaxis
Friday, October 25, 2019

AAP: Most Moms Unconcerned With Informal Milk Sharing
78.2 percent of mothers using informal milk sharing do not medically screen donors
Friday, October 25, 2019

Early-Stage Alzheimer Disease Has Adverse Financial Consequences
Robust evidence shows households are at significant risk for large adverse changes in liquid assets
Friday, October 25, 2019

Bans on Flavored Products Can Cut Any Tobacco Use in Teens
Reduced availability, decreased youth use seen within six months of policy's implementation
Friday, October 25, 2019

Family Involvement Cuts Postop Delirium in Older Patients
Patients in elder life program had less decline in physical and cognitive function, shorter length of stay
Friday, October 25, 2019

FDA: N.J. Company Must Stop Selling Unapproved Flavored Vaping Products
Eonsmoke vaping products include flavors such as mango, cotton candy, and sour gummy worm
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Disneyland Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Measles
Person with measles was at the theme park and at a Starbucks in Los Angeles
Thursday, October 24, 2019

CDC: Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Now Top 1,600
Related death toll has also risen to 34 fatalities, spread across 24 states
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Knee, Hip Arthritis Increase Risk for Social Isolation in Elderly
Findings based on multicountry, European study
Thursday, October 24, 2019

One in Eight U.S. Pharmacies Closed in 2009 Through 2015
Closures disproportionately affect independent pharmacies and low-income neighborhoods
Thursday, October 24, 2019

CHEST: Blood Transfusion Practices Should Be Revisited
Study looks at transfusion practices of intensive care providers in a typical tertiary hospital
Thursday, October 24, 2019

More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year
20 more insurers will be participating in 2020, expanding consumer choice in many states
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Long-Term Lung Function Declines Even for Prior Low-Intensity Smokers
Accelerated FEV1 decline found in former smokers for decades after smoking cessation
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Zantac Recalled by Sanofi
FDA has warned that some versions of the drug contain low levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine
Monday, October 21, 2019

Topical Wound Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Adjuvant cyclical pressure TWO2 therapy better than sham control therapy for chronic diabetic foot ulcers
Monday, October 21, 2019

ASA: Unnecessary Opioids Often Prescribed After C-Section
Change in computerized order sets reduces use of oxycodone to treat pain after cesarean delivery
Monday, October 21, 2019


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