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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

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

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

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

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

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

New York State Halts Religious Vaccine Exemption
Those who support the bill say that religion should not trump science
Friday, June 14, 2019

Maine Legalizes Assisted Suicide
Doctors can now prescribe lethal dose of a drug to terminally ill and it will not be legally a suicide
Friday, June 14, 2019

ADA: Combo Injectable Controls Blood Glucose Longer in T2DM
Findings seen for initial injectable therapy with insulin degludec plus liraglutide versus insulin glargine
Friday, June 14, 2019

Depression Symptoms Greater in Mothers With Prior Eating Disorders
Findings based on long-term follow-up from 18th week of pregnancy to 18 years postnatal
Thursday, June 13, 2019

CDC: Prevalence of Meeting Exercise Guidelines Recently Increased
Despite increase, overall prevalence remains low
Thursday, June 13, 2019

HIV Risk Does Not Differ With Three Contraceptive Methods
No significant difference seen with use of DMPA-IM, copper IUD device, levonorgestrel implant in African women
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Providers do not encourage patient reviews and often view such feedback as having limited value
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Health Care Aides Frequently Report Verbal Abuse
Aides who reported verbal abuse more than 11-fold more likely to also report physical abuse
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Vitamin K Can Up Anticoagulation Stability in Patients on Warfarin
Findings seen in warfarin-treated patients with history of international normalized ratio instability
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

USPSTF Issues Recommendations on HIV Screening, Prevention
Recommendations support PrEP for those at high HIV risk, screening for teens, adults, in pregnancy
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Inadequate Fruit, Veggies Explain Many Cardiovascular Deaths
Globally, suboptimal fruit, vegetable intake causes millions of CHD, stroke deaths per year
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Nurse Understaffing Ups Inpatient Infection Risk
Findings show 15 percent increased risk two days after understaffed day and night shifts
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Poor Physical Performance Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Midlife Women
Findings seen for both upper- and lower-body performance in study of Singaporean women
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Data Insufficient for Safety of Lithium During Breastfeeding
Lithium transfer to infants is variable; three cases of adverse effects reported, but confounding occurred
Monday, June 10, 2019

Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
Social, behavioral factors account for greater portion of premature mortality than does health care
Monday, June 10, 2019

Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy May Up Risk for Obesity in Offspring
Children of obese women with gestational diabetes have increased risk for childhood obesity
Monday, June 10, 2019

Fewer New T2DM Cases Seen in Adults on Plant-Based Diet
Intake of vitamins B2, B6 linked to reduced risk for T2DM; B12 intake from food linked to higher risk
Monday, June 10, 2019

Irregular Sleep Patterns May Increase Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
Odds higher in two cross-sectional, prospective analyses after adjustment for sleep-related factors
Monday, June 10, 2019

Cough Sound Analyzer Helps Differentiate Peds Respiratory Disorders
Automated analyzer can aid in diagnosing asthma, pneumonia, croup, bronchiolitis, LRI
Monday, June 10, 2019

ADA: Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Lower T2DM Risk
No significant difference in risk for type 2 diabetes seen for those receiving vitamin D, placebo
Friday, June 7, 2019

Individualized Care Plans Advised for T2DM With Heart Failure
Diabetes mellitus, heart failure often occur concurrently, with each increasing risk of the other
Friday, June 7, 2019

Out-of-Pocket Medical Expenditure Up for Cancer Survivors
More than 1 in 4 survivors report material hardship; more than 1 in 3 has psychological hardship
Friday, June 7, 2019

Single-Component Treatments Effective for Insomnia
Stimulus control and sleep restriction therapy more effective than multiple-component treatments
Friday, June 7, 2019

Job Demands, Burnout Tied to Weight Gain
Specifically, workers with heavy demands, burnout eat more poorly, exercise less
Friday, June 7, 2019

Receipt of Breast Milk Increases With Gestational Age at Birth
71.3 percent of extremely preterm and 84.6 percent of term infants received any breast milk
Thursday, June 6, 2019

WHO: Estimated Incidence of Curable STIs 376.4 Million in 2016
Estimated 127.2, 86.9, 156.0, and 6.3 million cases reported for chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, syphilis
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Lowering Cholesterol Levels May Worsen Nerve Damage in T2DM
Higher number of nerve lesions, declining nerve conduction velocities and amplitudes seen
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Immunizations Up in California After Repeal of Nonmedical Exemptions
At the same time, there was a sharp increase in medical exemptions in a few California counties
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Policy Changes Proposed to Meet Projected Need for Palliative Care
Modeling suggests the number of palliative care physicians is decreasing
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Rate Up in Sexual-Minority Youth
Prevalence of NSSI ranged from 38.04 to 52.97 percent for sexual-minority youth between 2005 and 2017
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Often Used in CKD
Despite guidelines, placement of PICCs common in those with advanced chronic kidney disease
Monday, June 3, 2019

Most Older Adults Would Have to Liquidate Assets for Home Care
Fewer older adults with significant disabilities could afford extensive care
Monday, June 3, 2019

Current Strategies for Measles Vaccination Insufficient
Current policies will not eliminate measles or prevent future resurgence in seven high-income countries
Monday, June 3, 2019

Pressure Injuries at Time of ICU Admission Tied to Longer Stays
Pressure injuries also may have modest association with higher risk for mortality
Monday, June 3, 2019

Guidelines Issued for Addressing Heart Disease Risk in HIV
Individuals with HIV have significantly higher rates of CVD, may have underuse of statins, antithrombotics
Monday, June 3, 2019

May 2019 Briefing - Nursing

Monday, June 3, 2019

Exercise, Therapy May Improve Depression, Diabetes Outcomes
Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy can improve depression outcomes in adults with type 2 diabetes
Friday, May 31, 2019

Noncompliance Common in Teens Prescribed STI Treatment in ED
Prescriptions often go unfilled; hospital admission is the only factor associated with prescription filling
Friday, May 31, 2019

Excess Cause-Specific Mortality Tied to Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Use
Excess mortality due to CVD, CKD, upper GI cancer for those with no indication for PPI use
Friday, May 31, 2019

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Shortage Looming
White paper calls for research on practice and policy to support maximizing contributions of PNPs
Thursday, May 30, 2019

FDA Approves First Test for Zika in Human Blood
The ZIKV Detect 2.0 IgM Capture ELISA is made by Seattle-based InBios
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Stepped Tx for Alcohol Use Disorder Studied in HIV Patients
Gradually increasing intensity of treatment reduces alcohol intake and improves HIV status
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Weight-Based Teasing Linked to Gain in BMI, Fat Mass for Youth
Teasing in youth with or at risk for overweight associated with greater gain in BMI and fat mass
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Early-Onset CRC Rising Fastest for Whites in Western States
Neither increases in prevalence of obesity nor heavy alcohol consumption correlated with CRC trends
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Ultra-Processed Food Intake Linked to Increased CVD Risk
Second study shows consumption associated with all-cause mortality with significant dose-response link
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Recent Plateauing Seen in Prevalence of Diagnosed Diabetes
Following increase from 1990 to 2007, incidence rates significantly decreased since 2007
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Patients say note reading helps them understand why meds are prescribed, makes them feel in control
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Energy Drinks Prolong QTc Interval, Elevate Blood Pressure
Findings seen among young, healthy volunteers randomly assigned to energy drinks or placebo
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Work Burnout, Gaming Addiction Classified as Diseases by WHO
Both conditions will be included in the 11th edition of the WHO International Classification of Diseases
Tuesday, May 28, 2019


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