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Frequent Fried Food Intake Increases Risk for Coronary Artery Disease
Dose-dependent relationship seen in a large national cohort of U.S. veterans
Monday, July 15, 2019

Practitioner Empathy Has Lasting Benefit After T2DM Diagnosis
Risk for all-cause mortality lower for patients with practitioners with higher levels of empathy
Monday, July 15, 2019

Productivity Loss Sizable With Menstruation-Related Symptoms
More than 80 percent of respondents reported presenteeism with 8.9 days lost productivity per year
Friday, July 12, 2019

Rabies Warning Issued for Walt Disney World Resort Area
Laboratory tests confirm rabies in a cat that scratched two cast members
Friday, July 12, 2019

Prolonged TV Viewing Tied to CVD Events, Mortality in Blacks
Risk for CVD events/all-cause mortality increased for TV viewing, not occupational sitting
Friday, July 12, 2019

CDC: Workplace Absenteeism High in 2017/2018 Flu Season
Peak level was significantly higher than the average during previous five influenza seasons
Friday, July 12, 2019

U.S. Health, Economic Burden of Uncontrolled Asthma Projected
U.S. teens, adults expected to lose about 15.46 million QALYs over 20 years due to uncontrolled asthma
Friday, July 12, 2019

Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Vascular events, infections, cancers account for 74.1 percent of high-severity misdiagnosis-related harms
Friday, July 12, 2019

Kratom Use Associated With Significant Toxicities
Most common effects include agitation, tachycardia, drowsiness, vomiting, confusion
Friday, July 12, 2019

Feeding Examination Can Avert Surgical Frenotomy Procedures
After speech and language examination, 62.6 percent of infants did not undergo surgical procedure
Friday, July 12, 2019

Awareness, Use of PrEP on Rise Among Men Who Have Sex With Men
PrEP awareness increased by 50 percent overall from 2014 to 2017; however, use is still low
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
Biases associate men with careers and surgery and women with family and family medicine
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Rimegepant Shows Promise for Relief From Migraine Attacks
Increase seen in percentage of patients free from pain, from their most bothersome symptom at two hours
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Exposure to 2009 pH1N1 Vaccine During Pregnancy Seems Safe
Exposure to pH1N1 influenza vaccine in utero not linked to most pediatric health outcomes
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Sugary Beverage Consumption Linked to Increased Cancer Risk
In prospective cohort study, consuming 100 percent fruit juice also tied to increased cancer risk
Thursday, July 11, 2019

High Sodium, High Fiber Both Increase Bloated Feeling
Findings based on patient reports, although effect greater in men
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

New WIC Food Options Improve Maternal, Birth Outcomes
Improvements in high-risk moms and babies seen with modest improvements in nutritional content
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

About 12 Percent With Ankle Sprain Fill Opioid Prescriptions
Among opioid-naive patients, 8.4 percent of those who filled an initial opioid Rx had persistent use
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Guidance Updated for Managing Infants at Risk for Group B Strep
Risk assessment should consider infants born at ≥35 0/7 weeks and ≤34 6/7 weeks separately
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Two Algorithms Can ID Patients at Risk for HIV, PrEP Candidates
Algorithms use data from EHRs to identify candidates for preexposure prophylaxis
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Food Insecurity Associated With Increased Insulin Resistance
Food insecurity also tied to measures of inflammation and stress in patients with diabetes
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Environment May Be Main Factor in Norway's Obesity Epidemic
Rise in obesity since 1960s seen in both genetically predisposed, nonpredisposed people
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

School Performance Down With Adverse Childhood Experiences
Negative school outcomes reduced after adding protective factors into same model as ACEs
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Consistent Time of Day Aids Workout Habit
Findings seen for adults who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity
Monday, July 8, 2019

Most Supplements Offer Little Protection Against Heart Disease
Most had no significant effect on mortality, cardiovascular disease outcomes
Monday, July 8, 2019

Eye Drops, Ointments Sold at Walgreens Recalled
As a precautionary measure, Altaire is initiating the recall due to issues with product sterility
Monday, July 8, 2019

New Staffing Data Source Can Improve Nursing Home Monitoring
Data source may help link nursing home staffing, resident outcomes
Monday, July 8, 2019

45 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Some Doubts About Vaccine Safety
However, 82 percent of survey respondents see benefits to vaccines
Monday, July 8, 2019

Most U.S. Adults Are Concerned About Antibiotic Resistance
However, almost half of survey respondents have not taken antibiotics as prescribed in the past
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Shorter ICU Rotations Cut Physician Burnout
Increased job fulfillment, decreased burnout seen for critical care physicians working seven-day rotations
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Vermont Places 92 Percent Tax on E-Cigarettes
Sponsors of the bill hope the tax will help keep the products out of the hands of teenagers
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Claims Life of Florida Woman
There are about 700 to 1,200 cases of necrotizing fasciitis reported each year in the United States
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Anti-Vaccine Movement a 'Man-Made' Health Crisis, Scientists Warn
More must be done to combat false information about childhood vaccines being spread by 'anti-vaxxers'
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
18 percent of all ED visits, 16 percent of in-network hospital stays have at least one out-of-network charge
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Guide Addresses Medical Issues Relevant to Transgender Persons
Successful care environment includes clinician, staff training and inclusive practice policies
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Many Nurses Believe in Sedation for Comfort of Ventilated Patients
This is despite clinical guidelines calling for limiting sedation of patients on mechanical ventilation
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Stewardship Intervention Can Cut Inappropriate Rx by a Third
Findings observed for acute respiratory infection in emergency departments and urgent care centers
Monday, July 1, 2019

Nutrition-Focused Program at Home Health Agency Beneficial
Nutrition-focused quality improvement program can reduce rates of hospitalization, health care use
Monday, July 1, 2019

Core Components of Teen Mental Health Interventions ID'd
Interpersonal skills, emotional regulation, alcohol and drug education affect multiple outcomes
Monday, July 1, 2019

Longevity Benefits for Adults Becoming More Physically Active
Lower risk of all-cause mortality for adults with increasing physical activity trajectories over time
Monday, July 1, 2019

Better UTI Monitoring Needed After Hospital Admission in Adults
Many healthcare-associated, community-onset urinary tract infections develop after being discharged
Monday, July 1, 2019

June 2019 Briefing - Nursing

Monday, July 1, 2019

Nursing Home Costs Outpace Inflation, Other Medical Care
Out-of-pocket costs vary even after adjusting for facility characteristics, geographical differences
Friday, June 28, 2019

Medicare Advantage Patients Have Higher Readmission Rates
Higher adjusted readmission rates seen for AMI, CHF, pneumonia with Medicare Advantage
Friday, June 28, 2019

Three Interventions Could Cut Cardiovascular Deaths
High impact possible with worldwide efforts to lower blood pressure, cut sodium, eliminate trans fat
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Higher Protein Intake May Cut Risk for Frailty in Older Women
Frailty prevalence lower for those in higher tertiles of animal, but not plant-based, protein intake
Thursday, June 27, 2019

MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
After adjustment for clinicians' nonrandom exit, no link seen with improvements in spending, quality
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Educational Attainment Positively Linked to CVD Risk Factors
Increased education linked to reductions in smoking, depression, triglycerides, heart disease
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Most survey respondents believe burnout is tied to lower quality of care
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Higher Intake of Linoleic Acid May Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Risk down particularly when linoleic acids replace saturated fats, trans fats, or carbohydrates
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Short-Term Walking Intervention Offers Lasting Health Benefits
Significantly fewer cardiovascular events, fractures seen for intervention group versus controls
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Nutrient Intake Inadequate in Many Pregnant Women in U.S.
Almost all at risk for excessive sodium consumption
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

USPSTF Urges Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Children
Updated recommendation calls on primary care physicians to prevent tobacco use among children
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

FDA Warns Two Kratom Marketers About False Claims
Warning letters sent to companies illegally selling unapproved, misbranded kratom-containing drug products
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Diabetes Outcomes Similar Regardless of Primary Provider
No difference in outcomes seen with care by physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Smoking Confers Greatest Risk for Major Heart Attack for Women
Relative risk between men and women highest at ages 50 to 64, but highest increase seen at ages 18 to 49
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Many Trust Doctors, Nurses Over Other Sources of Health Advice
Although most people agree that vaccines are safe, the proportion is lower in high-income regions
Monday, June 24, 2019

Suicide Risk Seen Among Older Adults Living in Long-Term Care
Mental health and well-being of older adults should be addressed in these settings, authors say
Monday, June 24, 2019

Antacid Use in First Year of Life Tied to Later Fracture Risk
Findings seen among healthy infants taking proton pump inhibitors alone or with histamine H2-receptor antagonists
Monday, June 24, 2019

Anxiety With Type 2 Diabetes Tied to High-Cost Health Care Use
Anxiety and type 2 diabetes related to frequent visits to ED, high costs but not total hospitalization costs
Monday, June 24, 2019

2018 Busiest Year Ever for U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline
Since 1996, the hotline has provided 24-hour, year-round support for people affected by domestic violence
Friday, June 21, 2019

New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Eric J. Rubin succeeds Jeffrey Drazen, who has been the editor-in-chief since 2000
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Most Women Unaware Alcohol Poses Breast Cancer Risk
Screening and outpatient clinic appointments may offer opportunity for prevention intervention
Thursday, June 20, 2019

2018 to 2019 Influenza Season in U.S. Was Longest in 10 Years
Season was of moderate severity and lasted 21 weeks; illness mainly attributed to influenza A viruses
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Suicide Rates Increased for Men, Women From 1999 to 2017
Among women and men aged 15 to 24, 25 to 44, rates highest for non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Natives
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sharing Clinical Notes Engages Ob-Gyn Patients
Patients report positive feedback and provide clinically meaningful corrections
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Likelihood of working higher if symptoms less severe and on illness onset date versus subsequent days
Thursday, June 20, 2019

T2DM Risk in Offspring Up With Maternal Overweight, Obesity
Offspring of women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy have higher risk for type 2 diabetes
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Outpatient Office Visits Increased With Access to Patient Portal
For patients with diabetes and chronic conditions, portal linked to fewer ED visits
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

San Francisco Considering Banning Sales of E-Cigarettes
Meanwhile, Connecticut has banned tobacco sales to people younger than age 21
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Excess Weight Tied to Increased Risk for High BP in Young Children
Risk for hypertension at age 6 higher for children with incident, persistent excess weight at age 4
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Pediatric T1DM Medication Adherence Drops on Weekends, Holidays
Clinical characteristics, socioeconomic status, adverse effects do not predict adherence
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Many Young Children Treated in ED for Injuries From Personal Care Products
During 15-year study period, 64,686 children younger than 5 treated in emergency departments
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

American Diabetes Association, June 7-11

Monday, June 17, 2019

High Soy Intake May Cut Fracture Risk in Younger Breast Cancer Survivors
Findings seen among pre-/perimenopausal survivors of stage 0 to III breast cancer
Monday, June 17, 2019

U.S. Travelers Should Be Aware of Measles Risk in Europe
Risk up for inadequately vaccinated individuals visiting Europe, those in contact with infected travelers
Monday, June 17, 2019

Recommendations Developed to Prepare Children for Camp
Parents should discuss camper health needs with camp staff before enrolling their children
Monday, June 17, 2019

PPI Use for Up to Three Years Safe During Anticoagulant Tx
Safety profile did not differ for pantoprazole versus placebo except greater risk for enteric infections
Monday, June 17, 2019


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