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Delayed Contraception Leads to Early Unwanted Pregnancy
More African-American, Hispanic, low-income respondents report delayed contraceptive initiation
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents
Preventable injuries are the third leading cause of death in the United States
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Menopausal Hormone Tx Use Down Post-WHI Recommendations
But large declines seen in subgroups for whom MHT is recommended, including younger women
Monday, January 14, 2019

One in Five Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain
Significant differences seen in patterns of medication, health care use across back pain trajectories
Monday, January 14, 2019

Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding
Benefits could be seen for frequent complaints like cough, dermatitis, and inflammation of ear, nose, throat
Monday, January 14, 2019

Drug Overdose Death Rate Increasing Among Middle-Aged Women
1999 to 2017 saw increases in deaths involving antidepressants, cocaine, heroin, synthetic opioids
Friday, January 11, 2019

CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States
Half of this number went to a doctor, while 69,000 to 84,000 people have been hospitalized
Friday, January 11, 2019

Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Health care prices explain difference in spending between United States and other countries
Friday, January 11, 2019

FDA: Chocolates, Candies May Be Contaminated With Hepatitis A
Worker at Bauer's Candies facility in Kentucky tested positive for hepatitis A
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Flu Vaccination Safe for Hospitalized Patients
With vaccination, risks reduced for readmission, outpatient visits, fever, clinical evaluations for infection
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Smartphone App Can Detect Early Signs of Opioid Overdose
App has high sensitivity, specificity for opioid-induced central apnea, respiratory depression
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Rising costs of oral, injectable generic and specialty drugs mostly driven by new product entry
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Lower incidence rate ratios found for women with treated controlled hypertension, treated uncontrolled HTN
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Long Work Hours Tied to Poor Glycemic Control in T2DM
Findings seen in young male, but not female, Japanese workers with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Considerable increase seen from 1997 through 2016, especially in direct-to-consumer advertising
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
However, individual market in California not expected to destabilize because of mandate penalty
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Antibiotics Prescribed for Children More Often at Nonpediatric EDs
Frequency of guideline-concordant prescribing for respiratory conditions lower at nonpediatric EDs
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Flu Vaccine Cuts Flu-Related Hospitalization in COPD Patients
Flu-positive patients have higher crude mortality and critical illness versus flu-negative patients
Monday, January 7, 2019

Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
Risk greatest with higher-dose opioids and opioids with immunosuppressive properties
Monday, January 7, 2019

Exercise Can Consistently Lower Blood Pressure
Reductions in BP from exercise comparable but not as great as from medications
Monday, January 7, 2019

Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers
Survivors have 14-fold increased risk for developing a solid subsequent malignant neoplasm
Monday, January 7, 2019

Recent Nasal Preps Less Effective Than Injected Vax for Flu in Kids
Quadrivalent live attenuated flu vaccine less effective than inactivated vaccine for influenza A/H1N1pdm09
Monday, January 7, 2019

Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Provoked Vulvodynia
Sexual function improved for gabapentin vs. placebo, but still lower than among matched pain-free controls
Monday, January 7, 2019

Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Increased ADHD Risk
Maternal use of other antiepileptic drugs not tied to increased ADHD risk
Friday, January 4, 2019

Pediatric Mortality Rate From Opioid Poisoning Rose 1999 to 2016
Pediatric mortality rate increased from 0.22 to 0.81 per 100,000; rates highest for 15- to 19-year-olds
Thursday, January 3, 2019

College Students at Increased Risk for SgB Meningococcal Dz
Students, parents, health care providers should be aware of the availability of MenB vaccines
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Cut to Be Cost-Effective
Price of alirocumab would have to decrease from original cost of $14,560 to $1,974 to be cost-effective
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Second-Line Antidiabetic Meds May Impact Cardiovascular Risk
Cardiovascular risk increased with sulfonylureas and basal insulin versus newer classes of ADM
Friday, December 28, 2018

ACOG Updates Guidelines for Gestational HTN, Preeclampsia
Second bulletin provides recommendations for management of chronic hypertension in pregnancy
Friday, December 28, 2018

Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Shortages associated with modest increases in price, ranging from 6 to 14 percent
Thursday, December 27, 2018

More Than Two-Thirds of Drug OD Deaths in 2017 Involved Opioids
Significant increases seen in death rates involving synthetic opioids in 15 of 20 states from 2013 to 2017
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Opioid Prescribing Patterns Vary for Pediatric Patients
Geographic region, race, age, payment method associated with differences in opioid prescribing
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
Rapid molecular assays should be used to improve diagnosis; antivirals should begin as soon as possible
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Vit C for Pregnant Smokers May Improve Newborn Lung Function
Newborn lung function improved as measured by forced expiratory flow at three months of age
Monday, December 24, 2018

FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
Patients at risk include those with hypertension or certain genetic disorders and the elderly
Friday, December 21, 2018

CDC: ~65 Percent of U.S. Women Currently Using Contraceptives
Female sterilization is most commonly used method, followed by oral contraceptive pill
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
As of last Saturday's enrollment deadline, 8.5 million people in 39 states had enrolled
Thursday, December 20, 2018

ADA 2019 Standards of Care Emphasize Patient-Centered Care
Updates include use of SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists for T2DM, CVD; endorsed by ACC
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised
Micronutrient supplements may be warranted for specific nutritional needs or deficiencies
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Some With Type 2 Diabetes Inappropriately Monitoring Blood Glucose
Median of two strips/day used by those taking agents not considered to be risk for causing hypoglycemia
Monday, December 17, 2018

Adherence and Intensity of Lipid-Lowering Tx Influence CV Risk
Lowest risk seen for adherent patients receiving high-intensity statin and/or ezetimibe regimen
Monday, December 17, 2018


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