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Supreme Court Curbs EPA's Authority Over Power Plant Emissions

As ruling was announced, the president of the AMA reaffirmed the group's support for policies that reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions

Thursday, June 30, 2022

FDA Tells Vaccine Makers to Update Boosters to Target Omicron Subvariants

Pfizer and Moderna are expected to start producing reformulated doses this summer

Thursday, June 30, 2022

U.S. Orders 105 Million More Pfizer Shots for Fall Booster Campaign

Both Pfizer and Moderna have reported positive results with updated vaccines that target the omicron variant

Thursday, June 30, 2022

NHS Privatization Tied to Increase in Treatable Mortality

Annual increase of 1 percent of outsourcing to the private for-profit sector linked to annual increase of 0.38 percent in treatable mortality

Thursday, June 30, 2022

JCAHO Standards Not Always Supported by High-Quality Evidence

Of 20 actionable standards from The Joint Commission, six completely supported by references, six partly supported

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Feasible in Patients Over 80

Procedure extends long-term survival but carries surgical risks

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Visual Impairment Tied to Cognitive Outcomes in Older Adults

Significant associations observed between vision impairment and cognitive outcomes of cognitive impairment and dementia

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Life Expectancy in the U.S. Varies by Race, Ethnicity, State

Disparity in life expectancy across states greater when race/ethnicity are considered

Monday, June 27, 2022

Pfizer Has Two Updated Booster Shots to Help Fight Omicron

Company said Saturday that it was confident its new booster candidates are better than their predecessor

Monday, June 27, 2022

Fourth Dose of BNT162b2 Prevents Severe COVID-19 in Nursing Home Residents

Substantial protection against hospitalizations, deaths seen among long-term care facility residents during omicron surge

Monday, June 27, 2022

Inability to Balance on One Leg in Middle Age Tied to Premature Death

Additionally, ability to complete stance adds prognostic information beyond age, sex, and other established risk factors

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Primary Care Outreach Boosts COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Electronic and mail messages from primary care providers increased COVID-19 vaccination rates among Black and Latino older adults

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Worse Noncardiac Surgery Outcomes

Findings seen for older adults across sex, race, surgery type, and cardiac risk levels

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Most Common Allergies Not Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Some allergic conditions such as animal dander allergy and atopic dermatitis are associated with increased RA risk

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Medicare Could Have Saved $3.6 Billion on Generic Drugs in 2020

Authors say Medicare could have saved up to $3.6 billion by purchasing generics at Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company prices

Monday, June 20, 2022

Medicaid Expansion Buffered Health Coverage Loss During Pandemic

Workers who lived in Medicaid expansion states were 5.4 percent more likely to enroll in Medicaid after job loss during pandemic

Friday, June 17, 2022

Disparities in Life Expectancy by Race, Ethnicity, County Persist

In the U.S., increases in life expectancy were seen for Black, API, Latino, White populations, but no change seen for AIAN

Friday, June 17, 2022

Spinal Anesthesia Tied to More Severe Pain After Hip Fracture Surgery

Greater worst pain in first 24 hours and more prescription analgesic use at 60 days reported with spinal versus general anesthesia

Monday, June 13, 2022

Hospital Interns Spend Only 13.4 Percent of Time in Patient Rooms

Real-time locating systems may be used to improve the training experience, authors say

Monday, June 13, 2022

Half of Hospitals Have Implemented No Price Transparency

Only 5.7 percent of hospitals meet both requirements -- a machine-readable file for required price types and an accessible display for at least 300 shoppable items

Friday, June 10, 2022

New Drug Launch Prices Increasing Exponentially Each Year

Findings among newly marketed brand-name prescription drugs launched in 2008 to 2021

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Actions Against Physician Licenses Due to Substance Use Down

However, despite declines from 2004 to 2020, substance use-related actions remain much higher than actions for physical, psychological impairment

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

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