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Prenatal Care App Can Reduce In-Person Obstetric Visits
No significant difference in patient or provider satisfaction with use of app
Friday, May 17, 2019

Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
RAND researchers recommend private insurers move toward fixed-price arrangements
Friday, May 17, 2019

Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Patients at D, F hospitals have 91.8 percent increased risk for avoidable death compared with A hospitals
Friday, May 17, 2019

CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry
52 people sickened and five people have been hospitalized; no deaths reported
Friday, May 17, 2019

Sleep Duration Tied to Adverse Measures of Glycemia
Findings seen among adults with prediabetes or recently diagnosed, untreated type 2 diabetes
Friday, May 17, 2019

Estimated Prevalence of Low Birth Weight Down Since 2000
However, average annual reduction rate of 1.23 percent insufficient to reach global targets
Friday, May 17, 2019

Americans Increasingly Open About Mental Health
More young adults report feeling shame and stigma about mental health issues than older adults
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Guidelines include preplacement TB risk assessment, postexposure symptom evaluation and testing
Thursday, May 16, 2019

North Carolina Sues Electronic Cigarette Maker JUUL
Also, judge has ruled that the FDA neglected its legal duty by postponing reviews of vaping products
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Smartphone App Could Help Diagnose Ear Infections
By using smartphone microphone, speaker to assess eardrum mobility, app can detect middle ear fluid
Thursday, May 16, 2019

ASCO: Low-Fat Dietary Pattern Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths
Significant reduction in deaths from breast cancer after cumulative follow-up of 19.6 years
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Poll: Many Adults Worried About Developing Dementia
But only 5 percent of respondents reported discussing prevention with doctor
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Healthy Lifestyle Recommended for Reducing Dementia Risk
Guidelines focus on physical activity, eating well, cessation of tobacco and hazardous/harmful drinking
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

FDA: Tattoo Inks Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination
Symptoms of tattoo ink-associated infections include rashes, lesions in areas where ink has been applied
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Two-Thirds of Sunscreens Fail Safety Tests
More than 60 percent of products do not provide adequate sun protection, contain potentially harmful chemicals
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Use of Rehab After Ischemic Stroke Varies in Acute Care
Some stroke patients less likely to get rehabilitation services due to patient, hospital variables
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Worldwide Prevalence of Eating Disorders Increased Since 2000
Point prevalence for eating disorders increased during the study period from 2000-2006 to 2013-2018
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

CDC: Racial Disparity Seen With Lupus-Related Deaths
Deaths among blacks occur sooner after diagnosis and at younger age compared with whites
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Thyroid Hormones Not Endorsed for Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Almost all adults with SCH would not benefit from treatment with thyroid hormones
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Quitting Smoking While Pregnant Tied to Reduced Risk for Preterm Birth
Risk reduced even for high-frequency cigarette smokers
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Light, Incremental Physical Activity Can Help Reduce Brain Aging
Each additional hour spent in light-intensity physical activity equivalent to about 1.1 years less brain aging
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

U.S. Parents Worried About Child's Communication Skills
Speech development, language concerns, and hearing issues most common concerns
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Late-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Often Misdiagnosed as Type 2
Almost one-third of people older than 30 when first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have type 1
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Home-Based Cardiac Rehab May Be Option for Some Heart Patients
Short-term clinical outcomes improved similarly for home-based, center-based cardiac rehabilitation
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Prophylactic Antibiotic Cuts Infection Risk After Operative Vaginal Birth
Benefits seen following operative vaginal birth at 36 weeks of gestation or later
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Some Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies More Cost-Effective
Most lifetime QALYs seen with cytologic testing every three years, repeated for ASC-US
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, May 3-6

Monday, May 13, 2019

Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
Few patients very confused or more worried after reading clinicians' outpatient visit notes
Monday, May 13, 2019

CDC: U.S. Measles Cases in 2019 Reach 839
Most on cruise ship under measles quarantine cleared to leave
Monday, May 13, 2019

Heart Patients at Risk When Pharmacies Close
Study shows link between pharmacy closures and medication noncompliance among patients with CVD
Monday, May 13, 2019

Low-Calorie Sweetened Drinks Do Not Cut Calories in Children
Low-, zero-calorie sweetened beverage consumers take in 200 extra calories daily versus water drinkers
Monday, May 13, 2019

Fournier Gangrene Is Safety Concern With SGLT2 Inhibitors
FDA identified 55 cases of FG in patients on SGLT2 inhibitors from March 2013 through January 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019

Prior Training Increases Internists' Knowledge of PrEP for HIV
IM residents with training report more frequent prescribing, higher comfort level in educating patients
Monday, May 13, 2019

Rate of Ordering Cancer Screening Tests Decreases During Clinic Day
Rate of patient completion of cancer screening tests also decreases with appointment later in the day
Friday, May 10, 2019

CDC: Hepatitis A Virus Reports Increased in 2016 to 2018
Multiple infection outbreaks among those reporting drug use, homelessness account for most reports
Friday, May 10, 2019

Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
However, across medicine, pharmacy, and nursing, providers need more information
Friday, May 10, 2019

New Recommendations Developed for Breast Cancer Screening
Guideline based on individual breast cancer risk profile, with specific screening strategies
Friday, May 10, 2019

Model Predicts Counties at Risk for Measles Outbreak
Counties identified as being at risk should be targeted for enhanced surveillance, vaccination
Friday, May 10, 2019

CDC: HIV Racial Disparity Measure Decreased From 2010 to 2016
Most incident HIV infections among black women would not have occurred if rates were same as for whites
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Generic Version of Truvada Available in U.S. by Sept. 2020
Activists have been urging Gilead to make the generic drug more widely available
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Progesterone Offers No Benefit for Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
Progesterone administered in first trimester does not result in significantly more live births
Thursday, May 9, 2019

CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Uninsurance increased among adults aged 45 to 64 years; increase seen in high-deductible health plans
Thursday, May 9, 2019

American Urological Association, May 3-6

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Scientology Cruise Ship Passengers, Crew Still Under Quarantine
Affected crew member, who was immediately isolated after showing symptoms, has since recovered
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

NHFOV Superior for Preventing Reintubation of Preemies
Findings strongest among very preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome ready for extubation
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Low Glucose Levels at Hospital Discharge Tied to Poor Outcomes
Patients with diabetes and hypoglycemia have higher readmission rate, postdischarge mortality
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Neonatal Morbidity Increased for Apgar Scores 7, 8, and 9
Odds of neonatal morbidity increase with drop in Apgar score from 10 at 5 minutes to 9 at 10 minutes
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
Prescription drug use increased with age, reaching 85.0 percent for those aged 60 years and older
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Prices averaged 3.2 to 4.1 times higher in U.S.; differential varied from 1.3 to 70.1 for individual drugs
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
67 trials ID'd that were unreported for median of nine years after completion, with 87,883 participants
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

CDC: Number of Measles Cases in the United States Reaches 764
So far this year, 23 states have reported measles cases
Monday, May 6, 2019

FDA: French Soft Ripened Cheese Possibly Contaminated
Agency warns of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination of l'Explorateur cheese
Monday, May 6, 2019

Clinicians Believe Link Between Breast Pain, Cancer Is Weak
But many order imaging to exclude malignancy or for reassurance only
Monday, May 6, 2019

Positive Emotion Intervention Cuts Caregiver Stress
Focus on positive emotions reduces caregiver anxiety and depression after six weeks
Monday, May 6, 2019

U.S. Energy Drink Consumption Rose From 2003 to 2016
Energy drinks accounted for majority of total daily caffeine among consumers
Monday, May 6, 2019

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied to Lower Risk for Lung Cancer, CRC
For those diagnosed with lung cancer, CRC, higher CRF tied to lower risk for subsequent death
Monday, May 6, 2019

Guidance Issued for Managing Heart Disease in Pregnancy
Race/ethnicity, age, hypertension, obesity are key risk factors for CVD-related maternal mortality
Monday, May 6, 2019

Microbial Toxins Found in Electronic Cigarette Products
Endotoxin and glucan concentrations seen in cartridge and e-liquid samples
Friday, May 3, 2019

CDC: Foodborne Infections Increased From 2015 to 2018
Incidence of most infections increasing, including those due to Campylobacter, Salmonella
Friday, May 3, 2019

Prolonged Exposure to Low-Dose Radiation May Increase HTN Risk
Significant linear association seen for hypertension and liver-absorbed dose from external γ-rays
Friday, May 3, 2019

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Hardship in material, psychological, behavioral domains more likely for those age 18 to 64 versus ≥65
Friday, May 3, 2019

FDA Approves Dengue Vaccine for Endemic Regions
Vaccine indicated for individuals aged 9 to 16 who have previously had laboratory-confirmed dengue disease
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Measles Case Leads to Quarantine of Cruise Ship in St. Lucia
Also, woman with measles attended a midnight screening of Avengers movie in Orange County, California
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Cervical Adenocarcinoma Rates Increased in Some Populations
Increasing and stabilizing incidence trends seen for several subpopulations; declines attenuated in SCC
Thursday, May 2, 2019

FDA Puts Tough Warning Label on Ambien, Lunesta, Other Sleep Aids
Move spurred by 66 cases of 'complex sleep behaviors' after taking the insomnia medications
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Patient Hand Contamination With Drug-Resistant Organisms Common
Link seen between patient hand contamination with resistant organisms and room surface contamination
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Mental Health Treatment, Diagnoses Up in Military Children
Mental health diagnoses, visits, prescriptions increased since 2003
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

E-Cigarette Use Similar for Pregnant, Nonpregnant Women
Prevalence of current cigarette smoking lower among pregnant women than nonpregnant women
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

April 2019 Briefing - Nursing

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

CDC: 704 Measles Cases Reported in U.S. Through April 26, 2019
Thirteen outbreaks were reported; six of these were linked to underimmunized close-knit communities
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2009 WIC Food Package Change Tied to Reduced Obesity Risk
Children with full dose of new food package had healthier growth trajectory, lower obesity risk at age 4
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Adopted Children Should Undergo Comprehensive Health Evaluation
Evaluation should include medical history review, complete physical examination, diagnostic testing
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Work Stress, Impaired Sleep Tied to CVD Risk in Workers With HTN
Highest risk for cardiovascular disease mortality seen for those with work stress and impaired sleep
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Patients Find Video Primary Care Visits Convenient
Eighty-four percent of patients report improved patient-provider relationship with video visits
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Maternal Comorbidity Higher for Women With Congenital Heart Defects
Higher risk seen for comorbidities, adverse delivery events in pregnant women with congenital heart defects
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Combo Nicotine Replacement Tx Ups Success in Quitting Smoking
Higher doses of nicotine gum and patches also may increase quit rate
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Nonpharmacologic Tx Enhances Care of Opioid-Exposed Newborns
Reduction seen in length of hospital stay and in use of medication to treat neonatal abstinence
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Liraglutide Added to Metformin Effective for Type 2 Diabetes
Trial shows superiority of liraglutide with respect to glycemic control in children, adolescents
Monday, April 29, 2019

Healthy Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Physical Impairment in Men
Findings seen for higher intake of vegetables, nuts, legumes, and lower intake of meat, sugary drinks
Monday, April 29, 2019

Transition Support Program May Aid Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
However, benefits were not sustained 12 months after completion of the intervention
Monday, April 29, 2019

Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Aids Patients With T2DM
Overall death from any cause reduced, regardless of cardiovascular risk
Monday, April 29, 2019

Ambiguous Genitalia in Newborns Not Uncommon
Ratio of prematurity, small for gestational age higher in newborns with disorders of sex development
Monday, April 29, 2019

12 Percent of Caregivers Have Pediatric Flu Vaccine Hesitancy
Most hold inaccurate beliefs about flu, flu shots, including believing child will be protected with one shot
Monday, April 29, 2019

Hundreds Quarantined for Measles at Two Los Angeles Universities
Alert comes just days after a measles outbreak was declared in Los Angeles County
Friday, April 26, 2019

Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Differences found in reaction symptoms and types of drugs tied to adverse reactions
Friday, April 26, 2019

Dapagliflozin Improves Glucose Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes
Benefits observed without increase in time spent in hypoglycemic range
Friday, April 26, 2019

Children With ADHD May Have Higher Risk for Poor Diet
However, having a poor diet does not seem to contribute to ADHD symptom development
Friday, April 26, 2019

Improvement Needed in Doctor-Patient Lung Cancer Screening Discussions
Crude estimated rates of physician-patient discussion dropped from 6.7 to 4.3 percent in 2012 to 2017
Friday, April 26, 2019

Eating Breakfast Tied to Lower Risk for Death From CVD
Mortality risk related to cardiovascular disease 87 percent higher among those who never eat breakfast
Thursday, April 25, 2019

CDC: Number of U.S. Measles Cases Reaches New High
The number -- 695 cases -- is the highest since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Many Seniors Will Be Unable to Afford Care They Need by 2029
Many middle-income seniors are projected to need level of care provided in senior housing
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

CDC Provides Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Guideline
Misapplication of the guideline can put patient health and safety at risk
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

New York City Measles Cases Increase to 390
Two of the patients have been pregnant women
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Some Children With Asthma Miss Critical Step in Inhaler Use
More children miss a critical step when using spacer with mouthpiece versus spacer with mask
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

USPSTF Urges Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Screen in Pregnancy
No evidence seen for benefits of screening nonpregnant women or men for asymptomatic bacteriuria
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Malawi First Country to Immunize Children Against Malaria
The vaccine, called Mosquirix, was approved by the European Medicines Agency in 2015
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Los Angeles County Measles Outbreak Under Investigation
Five cases of measles confirmed among county residents so far this year
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Video Games Appear Not to Harm Boys' Social Development
But 10-year-old girls who play frequently have less social competence at age 12 than those who do not
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Individualized Medical-Nutrition Therapy Important in Diabetes
Adults with diabetes should be referred to MNT at diagnosis, at times of changing health status
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Water Intake Affects Caloric Intake From Sugary Drinks
Among children, no water intake linked to intake of 92.9 kcal more calories from SSBs
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Preterm Birth Linked to Periconception HbA1c in T1DM
Women whose HbA1c levels were consistent with target values also at increased risk for preterm birth
Monday, April 22, 2019

Metformin May Help Obese With Prediabetes Maintain Weight Loss
Results seen in post hoc analysis performed in Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study
Monday, April 22, 2019

Diminished HRQOL More Likely Among Transgender Adults
Transgender adults report more days of combined poor physical and mental health, activity limitation
Monday, April 22, 2019

CDC: United States Set to Break Measles Cases Record
Number so far this year stands at 626, just 41 short of the 2014 record
Monday, April 22, 2019


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