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State Legislators React to Preventable Disease Outbreaks
Outbreaks of preventable diseases linked to increases in proposed legislation to restrict vaccine exemptions
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Many Pregnant Women Not Meeting Nutritional Guidelines
Women not meeting vegetable, cereal grain, or folate intake recommendations, iron and calcium requirements
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care
Substantial proportion of U.S. doctors do not get timely notifications, information needed from specialists
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Few MMR-Vaccine Eligible Children Receive Vaccine Before Travel
41.3 percent of MMR vaccination-eligible pediatric travelers received MMR vaccine at pretravel consultation
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Breastfeeding May Protect Against Postpartum Relapses in MS
Pooled summary odds ratio of 0.63 found for correlation of breastfeeding with relapse
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018
Acceleration in overall growth driven by faster growth in private health insurance and Medicare
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Dementia Risk in Women With Diabetes
However, no effect seen for lowering dementia risk in men with type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Many With Diabetes Engage in Underground Exchange of Medications, Supplies
Diabetes-specific financial stress predicts engagement in trading, receiving donated meds, supplies
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky Abortion Ultrasound Law
Law had been challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union, will go into effect shortly
Monday, December 9, 2019

Extending HPV Vaccination to Age 45 Provides Small Additional Benefit
Vaccinating women and men to age 45 years predicted to have high costs per QALY gained
Monday, December 9, 2019

Half of U.S. Physicians Recommend Complementary Health Approaches
Massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, herbs and supplements are most commonly recommended
Monday, December 9, 2019

CDC: All 50 States Now Reporting Cases of Severe Vaping-Linked Lung Injury
As of Dec. 4, agency said it plans to only report cases that required hospitalization
Friday, December 6, 2019

FDA Testing Levels of Carcinogen in Diabetes Drug Metformin
No metformin recalls affect U.S. market at the moment
Friday, December 6, 2019

Cellphone-Related Injuries to Head, Neck on the Rise
Many of these injuries, particularly in younger patients, result from distraction while using cellphone
Friday, December 6, 2019

Preterm Birth May Increase Risk for Diabetes Into Adulthood
Risk for type 1, type 2 diabetes increased at age <18 years, 18 to 43 years
Friday, December 6, 2019

Social Media Use Tied to Disordered Eating in Young Teens
Association seen for both number of social media accounts and daily time spent using them
Friday, December 6, 2019

Annual Reported Measles Incidence Dropped From 2000 to 2018
Measles vaccination averted an estimated 23.2 million deaths during 2000 to 2018
Thursday, December 5, 2019

More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Twenty-three states have now reported cases, up from 19 last week; no deaths reported so far
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Early-Onset CVD Rate Up for Children of Moms With Diabetes
Rates of early-onset CVD higher for offspring of mothers with history of CVD, diabetes complications
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Playing Analog Games Tied to Less Relative Cognitive Decline
Findings based on assessment from childhood to older age as well as from age 70 to 79 years
Thursday, December 5, 2019

E-Cigarette Smokers Have Increased Odds of Depression
Odds of reporting depression higher with increased frequency of use among current e-cigarette users
Thursday, December 5, 2019

6.5 Percent of Adults Report Prescription Opioid Analgesic Use
Percentage using prescription opioid analgesic increased with age; use up for women versus men
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems
Reductions seen in imaging, on-site obstetric services, on-site primary care
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care
In unadjusted analyses, adults not living in MSA more likely to have financial burden linked to care
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors
Bidirectional association seen between depressive symptoms and medical errors
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Postpartum Opioid Prescription Rates Vary Widely by Hospital
However, providers within the same hospital tend to follow similar prescription patterns
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

eBay Bans Infant Inclined Sleepers, Other Companies Urged to Do Same
Earlier this year, investigation revealed inclined sleepers linked to dozens of infant deaths
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

New Federal Program Provides Free HIV Prevention Drugs to Uninsured
Expanding access to PrEP is key part of government's aim of ending nation's HIV epidemic by 2030
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Decline in Adult Primary Care Visits Seen in 2007 to 2016
However, visits during the time were more comprehensive, involved more electronic follow-up
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Infancy Nurse Visit Program May Reduce Public Benefit Costs
Cognitive-related skills improved for 18-year-old first-born children of nurse-visited mothers
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Concussion May Up Risk for Suicide in High School Students
Self-reported sports-related concussion associated with risk factors for suicide completion
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Deportation Worry May Raise Risk for Hypertension in Women
Reporting 'a lot' or 'moderate' versus 'not too much' deportation worry tied to higher risk for hypertension
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Prediabetes Prevalent in U.S. Adolescents, Young Adults
Prevalence of prediabetes 18.0 and 24.0 percent among adolescents and young adults, respectively
Monday, December 2, 2019

Child Consumption of Sugary Drinks Down From 2003 to 2014
Decline seen across income levels, including SNAP participants
Monday, December 2, 2019

Exposure to Psychoactive Substances Up From 2000 to 2017
Exposure to most substances decreased, but significant increases seen in marijuana, nutmeg, and kratom
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Asthma Exacerbations May Worsen Pregnancy Outcomes
Risk elevated for complications, adverse perinatal outcomes, early childhood respiratory disorders
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Household Environment Plays Role in MRSA Acquisition
Frequent handwashing may reduce likelihood of novel strain introduction into the household
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Potentially Tainted Marijuana Sold in Colorado
To date, no reports of health problems associated with the affected marijuana have been received
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
Life expectancy increased from 1959 to 2016 but began declining in 2014 among 25- to 64-year-olds
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Alarm Settings of CGM Systems Impact Glucose Control in T1DM
Adjusting glucose thresholds for alarms linked to less time spent in hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Changes in Metabolic Syndrome Status Linked to MACE Risk
Risk for MACE decreased with recovery from metabolic syndrome, while risk up with MetS development
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Cancer Patients With Obesity Show Poorer Psychosocial Health
Among breast cancer and prostate cancer patients, scores for distress higher for obese than nonobese
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Decline in Primary Care Visits Continued After ACA
Post-Affordable Care Act decline in primary care contact seen for all ages, incomes
Monday, November 25, 2019

Poll: Adults Who Vape Often Buy From Unauthorized Sellers
83 percent of survey respondents who use e-cigarettes or vaping devices report using products with flavoring
Monday, November 25, 2019

Most Toddlers Exceed Screen Time Guidelines
26.7 percent of children have an increasing screen time trajectory from age 1 to 3 years
Monday, November 25, 2019

Overall Rate of Pediatric Nonpowder Firearm Injuries Down
From 1990 to 2016, overall rate of these injuries declined, rate of eye injuries increased by one-third
Monday, November 25, 2019

Most Teens Worldwide Are Not Exercising Enough
Findings consistent worldwide, with boys regularly more physically active than girls
Friday, November 22, 2019

Electronic Health Record Usability Graded F by Physicians
Physician-rated EHR usability independently linked to odds of burnout
Friday, November 22, 2019

Obesity Prevalence Decreased Modestly for Children in WIC
Significant decreases seen for children aged 2 to 4 years enrolled in WIC state, territory agencies
Friday, November 22, 2019

Massachusetts Passes Bill to Ban All Flavored Vaping Products
Bill would also put 75 percent excise tax on vaping products
Friday, November 22, 2019

American Heart Association, Nov. 16-18

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income
The average deductible for a middle-income family was 4.7 percent of income in 2018
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Inducing Labor at 41 Weeks May Cut Stillbirth Rates
Rates lower compared with a wait-and-see approach with induction at 42 weeks
Thursday, November 21, 2019

CDC: 63.5 Percent of 3- to 5-Year-Olds Have Had Vision Tested
Hispanic children less likely to have had vision tested, as are children with public coverage, uninsured
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Poll: Parents Cite Barriers to Recognizing Depression in Adolescents
Parents report that one in four teens knows a peer with depression
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Most Infants, Toddlers Consuming Added Sugars
Findings could have implications for public health and long-term dietary habits
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Prenatal Antidepressant Use May Up Risk for Gestational Diabetes
Venlafaxine, amitriptyline use during pregnancy associated with increased risk for gestational diabetes
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

AAP: Emergency Contraception Should be Given to Sexually Active Teens
Pediatricians should provide education, prescription, and/or supply of emergency contraceptive pills for future use
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

CDC: ~20 Percent of U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products
Prevalence of use higher for men, adults aged ≤65 years, uninsured, those with disability or limitation
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

AMA, AHA Support Refresher Training for Measuring Blood Pressure
Broad support needed for providing BP refresher training for all roles of primary care health care providers
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Distribution of Self-Test Kits Can Up HIV Awareness
Testing increased for men who have sex with men who received self-testing kits and their social network members
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
Government officials say the objective is to encourage competition and reduce costs
Monday, November 18, 2019

Studies Confirm Safety of 9-Valent HPV Vaccination
Studies based on searching Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, six Vaccine Safety Datalink sites
Monday, November 18, 2019

Less Sleep Tied to Lower Bone Mineral Density in Women
Higher risk for osteoporosis also seen with less than five hours of sleep per night
Monday, November 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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