Nursing News

FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Prevalence of Knee OA Lower With Menopausal Hormone Therapy
Temporary Impairment in HRQOL After Teen Sports Concussion
High Symptom Burden in Elderly Linked to Adverse Outcomes
Achieving Healthy Diet From Sustainable Food Feasible
Asthma Undiagnosed in One in Five Urban Adolescents
Low-Income Women Lack Menstrual Hygiene Supplies
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Accidental IV Dislodgement Reported to Be Very Common
Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy
Replacing Sitting Time With Activity Lowers Mortality Risk
Components of Ideal Cardio Health Cut Diabetes Risk
Delayed Contraception Leads to Early Unwanted Pregnancy
Recalling Positive Memories May Cut Depression Risk for Teens
Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents
Breast Cancer Incidence Up With Persistent Vasomotor Symptoms
Lack of Parent-Teen Agreement About Teen Suicidal Thoughts
Postpartum New-Onset Mental Illness Risk Up With IBD
Menopausal Hormone Tx Use Down Post-WHI Recommendations
Couples Intervention May Aid Partners of Diabetes Patients
One in Five Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain
Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding
About Half of Young Patients Have Had Private Time With Doctors
Drug Overdose Death Rate Increasing Among Middle-Aged Women
CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU
Chronic Fatigue Patients May Not Receive Proper ED Care
Use of Diabetes Monitoring Tests in Primary Care Suboptimal
High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease
CDC: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
FDA: Chocolates, Candies May Be Contaminated With Hepatitis A
E-Cigarette Aerosol Exposure Tied to Asthma Symptoms
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Obesity Linked to Lower Gray Matter Brain Volume
Smartphone App Can Detect Early Signs of Opioid Overdose
Measles Outbreak in New York State Largest in Recent History
Depression Tied to Worse Asthma Outcomes in Urban Teens
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Nursing Intervention Promotes Better Sleep for Inpatients
No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Long Work Hours Tied to Poor Glycemic Control in T2DM
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
USPSTF Affirms Guidance for Hep B Screening at First Prenatal Visit
Women With CVD Have Worse Self-Reported Outcomes
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Strict Ordinances Tied to Lower Youth Tobacco Use
Single-Family Rooms May Benefit Very Preterm Infants
Feeling Life Is Worthwhile Linked to Healthier Aging
Antibiotics Prescribed for Children More Often at Nonpediatric EDs
Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
Exercise Can Consistently Lower Blood Pressure
Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers
About 11 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Food Allergy
Employment, Earning Losses Noted After Cardiovascular Events
Recent Nasal Preps Less Effective Than Injected Vax for Flu in Kids
Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Provoked Vulvodynia
Income Volatility Linked to CVD, All-Cause Mortality
Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Increased ADHD Risk
Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain
School Nutrition Programs Slow BMI Gains in Children
Applying Population Health Data IDs Patients at Risk for CVD
Functional Milestones Identified for Persons With Down Syndrome
Moderate Drinking Not Harmful for Seniors With Heart Failure
Pediatric Mortality Rate From Opioid Poisoning Rose 1999 to 2016
Child Pneumonia Rate Dropped Globally From 2000 to 2015
Study Reveals High Rate of Phlebitis Caused by IV Cannulas
Sexual-Minority Patients Prefer Nonverbal Data Collection
Partner-Delivered HIV Self-Testing Can Up Linkage to Care
Impaired Cognitive Status Impacts Rehab Potential in SNFs
College Students at Increased Risk for SgB Meningococcal Dz
Proportion of Cancers Due to Excess Body Weight Varies by State
Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Cut to Be Cost-Effective
Limited Examination Detects Scabies With High Sensitivity
Smoking Habits Do Not Differ for Teens With, Without Asthma
Nurse-Led Program in Primary Care Can Up Detection of Liver Dz
Second-Line Antidiabetic Meds May Impact Cardiovascular Risk
ACOG Updates Guidelines for Gestational HTN, Preeclampsia
Pregnancy Complications Up for Women Born at Low Birth Weight
Toll on Health From Depression, Anxiety Akin to Smoking, Obesity
Many EDs Do Not Have Pediatric Area, Emergency Care Coordinator
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
More Than Two-Thirds of Drug OD Deaths in 2017 Involved Opioids
New BP Treatment Cutoffs May Not Yield Survival Benefit
Pediatric Asthma Risk Score Has Good Sensitivity, Specificity
More Americans Reporting Less Than Six Hours Sleep Per Night
Opioid Prescribing Patterns Vary for Pediatric Patients
Universal Vaccination for MenB at College Entry Not Cost-Effective
Health Care Screening Practices Impact Skin Cancer Diagnosis
Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
Home Oxygen Users Experience Problems Related to Equipment
ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
Most Nurses Unsatisfied With Hospitals' End-of-Life Care
Appalachia, Western States Have Highest Hep C Prevalence
Vit C for Pregnant Smokers May Improve Newborn Lung Function
FDA Announces Safety Monitoring Measures for the Essure Device
FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
Number of People With Dementia Rose Twofold From 1990 to 2016
Infection Control Compliance Not Tied to Knowledge
Incident Concussion 5.1 Percent Per Season for Youth Football
CDC: Weight, Waist Size, BMI Increased for Many U.S. Adults
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
CDC: ~65 Percent of U.S. Women Currently Using Contraceptives
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Structured Family-Centered Peds Rounds Improve Patient Safety
ADA 2019 Standards of Care Emphasize Patient-Centered Care
Exercise Promotes Executive Functioning in Sedentary Adults
Cognitive Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety in COPD Patients
High Sodium May Contribute to CVD Deaths in Shandong, China
Delivery Mode Tied to Pelvic Floor Disorder Risk Post-Childbirth
'Aggressive Steps' Needed to Stop Adolescent Use of E-Cigarettes
EHR Data ID Differences in HTN Control Across Health Systems
Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised
Psychosocial Factors Key in Peds Care for Special-Needs Kids
Palliative Care in MS Inpatients Rises From 2005 to 2014
More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, but Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falling
Some With Type 2 Diabetes Inappropriately Monitoring Blood Glucose
Adherence and Intensity of Lipid-Lowering Tx Influence CV Risk
Stethoscopes in ICU Show High Levels of Bacterial Contamination
Pediatricians Have Role in ID'ing Postpartum Depression
Emotional Stress of Holidays Can Trigger Heart Attacks
Phone-Based Intervention Aids Rheumatoid Arthritis Care
T2DM Linked to Decline in Verbal Memory, Fluency in Older Adults
CDC: More Cases in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Recalled Beef
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Patient-Reported Outcome Measures May Aid Communication
Recalled Kotex Tampons Can Unravel Inside Body
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Fasting-Evoked Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Is Prevalent
Guidance Offered for Infection Control in Anesthesia Work Area
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
CDC Identifies Drugs Frequently Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths
Mail-Based HPV Testing May Increase Access
Consensus Decision Pathway Developed for Tobacco Cessation
Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba
Smaller Heads Related to Opioid-Related Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
2012 to 2016 Saw Increase in Syphilis Among Pregnant Women
AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects for Statins
Fear Impacts Quality of Life for Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Lower RN Staffing Linked to Increased In-Hospital Mortality
Lack of Peds Preventive Care Ups Unplanned Hospital Admissions
Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines
Secondhand Smoke Exposure Saw Big Drop From 1988 to 2014
Smoke Exposure High in Low-Income, Nonurban Infants
History of Partner Violence Tied to Menopause Symptoms
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Workload of NICU Nurses Linked to Missed Nursing Care
Progress Made Toward Global Measles Milestones
Cost-Related Insulin Underuse May Affect One in Four Patients
Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits
New BP Goals Could Prevent 3 Million CVD Events Over 10 Years
Targeted Hep C Testing Misses High Number of Cases in Prisons
More People Worldwide Now Know Their HIV Status
Higher Staffing Linked to Lower C-Section Rates
Limiting Social Media May Improve Psychological Well-Being
Teva Recalls Two Blood Pressure Medications
Several Risk Factors More Strongly Linked to MI in Women
Rotating Night Shift Work, Lifestyle Factors Linked to T2DM
Increase Seen in Amphetamine, Opioid Use in Pregnant Women
Most Bills Enacted Into Law Limit Vaccine Exemptions
Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
Persistent Back Pain Linked to Earlier Mortality in Older Women
Protein Intake Tied to Disability Trajectory in Very Old
Home-Based Intervention Helpful for Disadvantaged CKD Patients
Large at Birth, Maternal Diabetes Up Child's Risk for Obesity
FDA: Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Prevention of Child Maltreatment
FDA: Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, but Check Labels
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Less Pediatric Screen Time Tied to Better Well-Being
Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Involving Opioids Up
Food Assistance May Help Older Adults Adhere to Diabetes Meds
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
Early Antibiotic Use May Be Tied to Higher Childhood Body Weight
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
USPSTF Suggests Universal HIV Screening, PrEP for High-Risk Patients
Youth Smoking Decline Mirrors Rise in Vaping Popularity
Child Overweight, Obesity Linked to Increased Asthma Risk
Insulin Needed for T2DM Tx Set to Increase >20 Percent by 2030
FDA Approves Drug for Treatment of Travelers' Diarrhea
U of Maryland Student Dies of Adenovirus-Related Illness
CDC: U.S. Abortion Rate Declined 24 Percent From 2006 to 2015
Switching to High-Deductible Insurance Delays Diabetes Care
Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure
Vaccine-Exempt Students Behind N.C. Chickenpox Outbreak
FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Better Work Environment Tied to Better Patient Safety
Pain Management Telementoring May Cut Opioid Prescribing
NPs and PAs Can Effectively Manage Diabetes in Primary Care
FDA Warns Against Giving Honey-Filled Pacifiers to Infants
Cap'n Crunch Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Scare
Onset of Musculoskeletal Adverse Events Varies Between Statins
HIV Transmission Risk Small With Antiretroviral Compliance
Opioid Misuse Varies With Sexual Orientation
Patient Education Ups VTE Prophylaxis in Hospital Setting
Prevalence of Food Allergy 7.6 Percent in U.S. Children
AAP Updates Management of Sport-Related Concussion
Epinephrine Personal Autoinjectors Cost-Effective at $24
CDC: Increase Seen in Salmonella Illnesses From Ground Beef
Rates of Mental Health Tx, Diagnosis Up for College Students
Drug Overdose Mortality Rates Highest in United States
ACAAI: Hospital Stay, Caregiver Knowledge of Asthma Linked
Patients Hospitalized for COPD Rarely Receive Pulmonary Rehab
Higher Risk for Amputation, DKA With SGLT2 Inhibitors for T2DM
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Insurance Coverage for Adult Obesity Care Increasing
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
FDA Moves to Restrict Flavored E-Cig Sales, Ban Menthol Cigarettes
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
CDC: Many Americans May Have Prediabetes and Not Know It
AHA: Guidelines Stress Healthy Lifestyle for Lowering Cholesterol
Under Pressure, JUUL Withdraws Most Flavored E-Cigs From Market
Consensus Statement Issued on Management of Foot, Ankle Gout
Short Interpregnancy Intervals Tied to Adverse Outcome Risk
2017 Hepatitis A Outbreaks Tied to Drug Use, Homelessness
Heart Disease Leading Cause of Death in Low-Income Counties
Changes in Risk Indicators of MetS Severity Tied to T2DM Risk
USPSTF Recommends Screening Adults for Unhealthy Alcohol Use
Repetitive Hits May Predispose Athletes to Concussion
Coordinated Care Needed for Cancer Survivors, Caregivers
AHA: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Updated
FDA to Ban Most Flavored Electronic Cigarettes
Income, Lifestyle May Contribute to Disparity in Cancer Deaths
Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years
Soy Feeding in Infancy Linked to Menstrual Pain in Blacks
CDC: Increases in Yoga, Meditation for Children in 2012-2017
FDA Approves New Version of OTC Primatene Mist
Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out
CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Turkey
Nurses With Bachelor's Degree Feel More Prepared
In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke
Herpes Zoster Recombinant Vaccine Seems Most Effective
Possible Salmonella Prompts Duncan Hines Cake Mix Recall
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Excess Gestational Weight Gain Not Better for Child Bone Health
Over Two Million People Living With Hep C From 2013 to 2016
Blood Donations Exceeded Demand After Las Vegas Shooting
Pressure Ulcer Rates Only Decreasing for Less Severe Sores
Models Project 79 Percent Drop in Lung CA Mortality by 2065
Most Meds Affecting Neurotransmitters Not Linked to Autism Risk
Older Paternal Age Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes
Age to Stop Cervical Cancer Screening Depends on Test Used
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
U.S. Opioid Overdose Deaths Reach Record Number
Age, Racial Disparities Seen in Hospitalization for Heart Failure
National Youth Obesity Rate at 15.8 Percent for 2016 to 2017
AAP: More Children Visiting Pediatric EDs for Mental Health
AAP: Parents Frequently Save Leftover Antibiotics
HPV Vaccination Uptake Increasing, but Still Too Low
CDC: Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes 6.0 Percent in 2016
Second Hypertension Drug Recalled Due to Contamination
Infant Ab Levels Highest With Tdap Vax in Early 3rd Trimester
Home BP of 130/80 mm Hg ID'd as Threshold for Stage 1 HTN
Updated Guidelines Released for Emergency Care of Children
Fewer Parents Have Sexuality, Gender Concerns About HPV Shot
2011 to 2015 Saw Decline in Health Care-Associated Infections
ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk
Opioid Use Often Persists in Workers' Compensation Claimants
Black, Low-Income Women May Not Report Barriers to Care
50 Percent of Children Aged 2 to 5 Years Fear Doctor Visits
Diagnoses, Treatment of Mental Health Conditions Up in College
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Lead Screen in Kids, Pregnancy
Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk
Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention in Church Helpful for BP Control
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates Linked to Language Delay
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Health Officers Express Concerns About Vaccine Exemptions
Low Levels of Flu Reported in U.S. From May to October
Odds of Overweight/Obesity Up for Children With Autism
Nurse-Led Care Efficacious, Cost-Effective for Gout
Paid Family Leave Policies May Modestly Increase Breastfeeding
Healthier Diet Tied to Lower Mortality Risk in CRC Patients
ASN: Home Dialysis Associated With Improved Survival
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Pneumococcal Vaccine Recs Cause Confusion Among Docs
Oxygen Saturation Should Not Top 96 Percent in Acutely Ill
Independent Links for Genetics, Lifestyle With Incident Stroke
Tibia Lead Levels Linked to Risk of Resistant-Hypertension
FDA Approves First New Influenza Drug in 20 Years
7 Children Dead From Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey
High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
USPSTF Recommends Screening Women for Partner Violence
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Neglect Higher in For-Profit Nursing Homes
Advance Care Planning Lowers Symptoms in Teens With HIV
Inadequate Reimbursement May Mar Diabetes Prevention Program
Policy Denying Coverage for Nonemergent ED Visits Imprecise
Unrestricted Diet OK More Than One Day Before Colonoscopy
Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Use at Vaccinations
Glucose Dysregulation Seen Years Before Diabetes Diagnosis
Percent Weight Regain Predicts Health Risks Post-Bariatric Surgery
Adolescent, Young Adult Pod-Based E-Cigarette Use Up
Guidelines Outlined to Ease Peds Transition to Adult Health Care
ACR: Walking Each Day May Cut Risk for TKA Over Five Years
Limited Success for Changing Diet and Exercise Among Nurses
CDC: Vaccination Rates More Than 95 Percent for Kindergartners
Variability in Geographic Availability of New Antibiotics
CDC: First U.S. Case of Rat-Borne Andes Virus Diagnosed
Asthma May Raise Obesity Risk Later in Childhood
Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe
2014 to 2016 Saw 470 Percent Increase in HIV PrEP Use in U.S.
Model Identifies Adolescents at Risk for Smoking Initiation
Mortality Due to Suicide, Alcohol, Accidents Up in Diabetes
Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
CDC: Many Pregnant Women Not Receiving Immunizations
Limited Evidence for OTC Preps to Treat Nasal Symptoms of Colds
Simple Clinical Assessment in ED Best for Predicting Mortality
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Adverse Childhood Experiences Tied to Burnout in BSN Students
Clostridium difficile Spores Survive Laundering of Sheets
Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Up Vaccination Coverage
Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada
CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Chicken
Recommendations Developed to Verify NGT Placement in Children
Seven-Day Metronidazole Better for Trichomoniasis Tx in Women
Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.
Compression Collar May Protect Brain of Female Soccer Players
Few Seniors Who Self-Harm Referred for Mental Health Care
β-Blockers in 1st Trimester Do Not Up Congenital Malformations
Number of Children Not Receiving Vaccines Slightly Increased
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Cases Show Periodic Fasting May Cut Medication Use in T2DM
Age, Sex Affect Extended Post-Concussion Symptoms in Children
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
More Socioeconomic Challenges for Hispanic Women With HIV
Multicomponent Intervention Can Reduce Sitting Time at Work
Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates in Pregnant Women
Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA
Zoledronate Lowers Fracture Risk in Women With Osteopenia
Minority Women at Higher Risk for Severe Maternal Morbidity
High Circulating Prolactin Level Inversely Linked to T2DM Risk
Global Rates of Cesarean Section on the Rise Since 2000
Spending Often Persists in High-Cost Medicare-Medicaid Eligible
Higher Perceived Stress Linked to Lower Fecundability in Women
Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Intensive BP Therapy in Diabetes May Lower Risk for CV Events
Hand Hygiene Program Beneficial for Day Care Centers
Retention in HIV Care Drops Steadily After Prison Release
ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for T2DM
Lorcaserin Beneficial for Diabetes in Overweight, Obese
Timing of Pushing Does Not Impact Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery
Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles County
Application of Blood Pressure Guidelines Ups Treatment
Weight Loss May Cut Breast CA Risk in Postmenopausal Women
Acetaminophen Can Reduce Recurrence of Febrile Seizures
Stillbirth Reduction Strategy Unproven
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
AZ Company Recalls Raw Beef Products Linked to Salmonella
Congress Passes Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis
No Increase in In-Hospital, Post-Discharge Death With HRRP
Sexual Harassment, Assault Tied to Women's Health Issues
Daily Drinking Associated With Increased Mortality Risk
More Than 14 Million Preteens Need to Receive HPV Vaccine
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
3/4 of Adult Day Services Centers Keep Advance Directives on Hand
Childhood Risk Profiles Affect Middle-Age Lung Function
Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico
FDA Seizes Documents From E-Cigarette Maker JUUL
JUUL Laboratories Have Largest Market Share of E-Cigarettes
CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs
Red Tide May Be Cause of Florida Beachgoers' Breathing Problems
Opioid-Related Hospital Use Up in Elderly Adults
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
Breastfeeding Inversely Linked to Infant BMI Z Score
Increasing Water Intake Can Cut Cystitis Recurrence
Better Glycemic Control With Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery
Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
Soft Drinks Account for One-Fifth of Youth Beverage Consumption
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Southern Dietary Pattern Mediates Racial Difference in HTN
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Ondansetron in Pregnancy Not Linked to Most Birth Defects
Telemedicine RTI Visits Shorter When Antibiotic Prescribed
Mental Health Disparities ID'd Among Students of Color
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated
Tenth-Graders Use Combustible, Edible, Vaporized Cannabis
No Benefit to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy After C-Section
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
CDC: Congenital Syphilis More Than Doubled Since 2013
AAP Provides Recommendations for Teen Drivers, Parents
Opioid Bill Gets Bipartisan Support
80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year
Final Update on Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Grip Strength Tied to Pulmonary Function in Older Women
Time to Defib Not Linked to Survival in Pediatric IHCA
Having Hospital Palliative Care Doesn't Impact Tx Intensity
Newer Hormonal Contraception May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk
High Nicotine Concentrations Delivered by 'Pod Mods'
Policies Should Encourage Healthy Food Consumption
Many Countries Failing on Non-Communicable Dz Death Targets
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Positive Link Between Air Pollution, Diagnosis of Dementia
Total Diabetes at 14 Percent in U.S. Adults for 2013-2016
Interpreter Services Critical for Emergency Care
Participation Up With Online Diabetes Prevention Program
Heart Failure Patients Enrolled in Hospice Use Less Health Care
Prenatal, Postnatal Homelessness Tied to Poor Health in Children
Patients Report Poorer Dialysis Service in Certain Settings
Actigraphy May Overestimate Sleep in ICU Setting
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Long-Term Outcomes of Breast Implants Explored
Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak
HbA1c Variability Is a Strong Predictor of Mortality in T2DM
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Educational Disabilities More Likely With Neonatal Abstinence
Black Individuals at Highest Risk of Legal Intervention Injury
Study Provides Estimates of U.S. Prevalence of Type 1, 2 Diabetes
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Gestational Diabetes Tied to Subsequent Glucose Disorders
Few Yogurt Products Qualify As Low-Sugar
>60 Percent of Adults Report Adverse Childhood Experiences
Patient-Directed IV Remifentanil Cuts Epidural Conversions
California Lawsuit Claims AbbVie Paid Doctors to Prescribe Humira
Opioid Deaths 1999 to 2015 May Be Dramatically Underestimated
20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Second HPV-Related Primary Cancers Common in Survivors
USPSTF Recommends Intensive Behavioral Change for Obesity
HTN Tx Intensification Common Upon Discharge in U.S. Vets
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Sport Specialization Tied to Pediatric Overuse Injury
Socioeconomic Status Lower Among U.S. Sexual Minorities
Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates
U.S. Senate Passes Opioids Bill
FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Halt E-Cigarette Use Among Teens
Tips for Advising Patients Living in Highly Polluted Settings
2006 to 2015 Saw Increase in Severe Maternal Morbidity
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Many Middle, High Schoolers Report E-Cigarette Cannabis Use
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Factors Predictive of Escalated Care in Infant Bronchiolitis ID'd
Decrease in Infant Walker-Related Injuries Since 2010
Many Foster Kids Inappropriately Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Potentially Inappropriate Opioid Prescribing Tied to Overdose
No Evidence for Milk Increasing Mucus Production From Lungs
Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful
Use of Aspirin in Healthy Elderly Questioned in Three Studies
Poor Maternal Bonding for Women Denied Abortion
Final CDC Update on Salmonella Linked to Backyard Poultry
FDA Finds Another Carcinogen in Certain Valsartan Heart Meds
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Recommendations Issued for Enhancing ICU Diagnostic Safety
Sales of Flavored E-Cigarette Products Up Since 2012
Extreme Flooding Can Up Exposure to Pathogens
CDC: Some Sexual Minorities Have Higher Sexual Risk Behaviors
No Apparent Short-Term Cancer Risk From Recalled Valsartan
CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain
Pediatricians Have a Role in Encouraging Play Among Children
CDC: Infant Mortality Rate Varies Greatly Among States
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Tx Guidelines Updated
Parents' Technology Use Can Negatively Impact Children
FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other Electronic Cigarette Makers
Single, Fixed-Dose Combo Pills Improve Hypertension Outcomes
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
High-Touch Surfaces at Airports Often Covered in Pathogens
Tai Chi Effective at Reducing Number of Falls in Older Adults
Total of 43,371 New Cases of HPV-Associated Cancers in 2015
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Shift Seen From EDs to Urgent Care for Low-Acuity, Acute Care
Nurse-Led Call After Discharge Doesn't Cut Peds Urgent Care
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Maternal Holding With Glucose or Breastfeeding Best Analgesic
Gender Minorities Less Engaged in Health-Promoting Behaviors
American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Car Seat Guidance
Social Determinants Linked to Provision of Primary Care
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
AAP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Flu Vaccination
Adding Fish Oil in Pregnancy May Lead to Higher Child BMI
Hospitals Using Two Strategies to Up Quality, Lower Costs
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Goop Reaches Settlement in False Advertising Lawsuit
Perinatal Mortality Rates Remain Unchanged From 2014 to 2016
Widespread Statin Use Not Recommended in Old, Very Old
Recent Increase in Contraception Use Noted Among U.S. Teenagers
Baloxavir Superior to Placebo for Alleviating Flu Symptoms
130 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal
CDC: HPV Vaccination Rates Increasing Among Adolescents
~3,000 Excess Deaths Estimated Due to Hurricane Maria
WHO Issues Recommendations for Tx Intensification in T2DM
Poor, Non-English Speaking Cancer Patients Need Support
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Clinicians Should Learn to Engage With Transgender Patients
Patient Distressed by Overturn of California End of Life Option Act
Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes
Breast Cancer Surgery Outcomes Poor for Nursing Home Residents
Self-Injury Tops Diabetes As Cause of Death in United States
CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in U.S.
USPSTF Reaffirms Screening for Syphilis in Pregnancy
Ground Chuck Products Recalled by Publix Super Markets
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
14.6 Percent of U.S. Adults Used Marijuana in Past Year
Pediatric Revisits, Admissions for UTI Similar With Oral or IV Meds
Many Soldiers Who Attempt Suicide Have No Mental Health Dx
Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Family Planning Services
Excess Cardiac Risk Varies With Age of Onset of T1DM
Medicare, Med Advantage Health Care Use Differs Regionally
FDA: Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Serious Genital Infection
Oral High-Risk HPV Prevalence Appears to Be Low in England
Many Teens Are Concerned Over Societal Discrimination
Many ED Visits for Antibiotic Adverse Drug Events in Children
Label Mix-Up Spurs Recall of Accord Blood Pressure Meds
Pfizer Recalls a Type of Children's Liquid Advil
CDC: Salmonella Outbreak in 4 States Linked to Kosher Chicken
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
High-Quality Diet Linked to Lower Mortality in Cancer Survivors
Positive Link for BMI and Blood Pressure in Chinese Population
CDC: Most Babies Born in 2015 Started Out Breastfeeding
State Public Health Workforce Grew From 2013 to 2017
Emotional Pain Tied to Health Care-Associated Infections
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
FDA: Hundreds of Human, Pet Homeopathy Products Recalled
Skin Microbiota Differ for Obese, Non-Obese Undergoing C-Section
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Physicians Lack Knowledge About Serogroup MenB Vaccination
Cannabinoid in Breast Milk Up to Six Days After Marijuana Use
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Prevalence of E-Cigarette Use 4.5 Percent in U.S. Adults
Pediatricians Advise Against Use of Marijuana in Pregnancy
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Smartphone App Can Help Improve Outcomes With HIV
Odds of Marijuana Use Up With Nausea, Vomiting in Pregnancy
Care Coordination Strategies Aid in Multiple Chronic Diseases
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Medicaid Expansion Linked to Increase in Diabetes Rx Fills
FDA: Illnesses Linked to McDonald's Salads Reach 507
Arkansas Law Restricting Abortion Pills Remains on Hold
Decline in Hospital-Acquired Conditions Continues
Education RE: Herd Immunity Can Up Readiness to Be Vaccinated
Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Risk of Stroke Post-Menopause
Frailty in Middle-Aged With Multimorbidity Tied to Mortality
Increased First-Trimester HbA1c Predicts Gestational Diabetes
FDA Bans E-Cig Liquid Products That Look Like Snacks, Candies
Non-Medical Costs Burden Families of Hospitalized Children
Long-Term PPI Use Linked to Pneumonia Risk in Older Adults
Sodium Intake, BP Linked in Communities With Highest Intake
1997 to 2015 Saw Increase in HIV Viral Suppression Rates
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
Gym Class Memories Can Influence Adults' Exercise Habits
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Teen Smoke Exposure Tied to Increase in Related Symptoms
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Catch-Up HPV Doses Effective to Age 21 Against Cervical Neoplasia
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Patient Education Urged to Prevent Opioid OD After Sobriety
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
USPSTF Updates Guidance for Cervical Cancer Screening
FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration Dates to Tackle Shortage
Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Up Mortality
Preventable Adverse Drug Events Usually of Minor Severity in Kids
Interim Guidance Provided for Men With Possible Zika Infection
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
WPSI Recommends Annual Urinary Incontinence Screening
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality in U.S. Pacific Northwest
Novel hs-cTnT Protocol Better Rules Out Myocardial Infarction
Little Global Development Assistance for Adolescent Health
Tobacco Content Still Common on U.K. Prime-Time Television
Declines in Life Expectancy in Many High-Income Countries
Cognitive Disability Most Prevalent Type in Young Adults
EHR Review Can Measure Diagnostic Uncertainty
U.S. Measles Outbreak Hits 107 Cases in 21 States, D.C.
Risk of Death Not Up in T2DM When Risk Factors Within Target
QI Program Can Up Outcomes for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Honey May Protect Children Who Swallow Button Batteries
Report Details Corneal Infection Tied to Sleeping in Contacts
FDA Approves First Generic EpiPen
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
Methylphenidate Good First-Choice Pediatric ADHD Drug
CDC: Brucellosis in Dogs Remains a Public Health Risk
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Counseling Needed for Pediatric Patients With Impaired Fertility
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
Two Strategies for Preventing Diabetes in Minority Patients
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Weight Gain After Quitting Smoking May Up T2DM Risk
Ibalizumab Active in Multidrug Resistant HIV-1 Infection
Vit D Independently, Inversely Tied to Cholesterol in Children
Health Professionals Have Role in Warning About Impaired Driving
DNR Orders Linked to Increased Mortality in Older Adults
Rate of Pediatric Emergencies in Ambulatory Practices Identified
Integration of Opioid, Infectious Disease Treatment Needed
Primary Care Provider Burnout Rate Low in Small Practices
Many Americans Not Being Assessed for Depression
HPV Legislation Doesn't Impact Teen Sexual Behaviors
Trends in HIV/AIDS Have Worsened in African-Americans
AMA Adopts New Policy on Housing for Homeless
Most Postmenopausal Bleeding Not Associated With Cancer
Triple Combo Blood Pressure Pill Can Improve BP Control
Zika, West Nile Cases Reported in Alabama
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Knowing Patients' Social Needs Helps Clinicians Tailor Care
E-Cigarette Smoking Tied to Later Marijuana Use in Teens
Many Sexual Assault Victims Don't Complete Evidence Kits
Intervention Cuts Risk for HIV in Young Transgender Women
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Not Linked to Autism Risk
CDC: More Than 400 Sickened by McDonald's Salads
In Teens, Young Adults, High BMI May Hurt Cardiovascular Health
Male Underwear Choice Affects Sperm Counts
Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika ID'd
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Review Addresses Nutritional Hype for Popular Foods
AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight
Infection Prevention Differs Between Small, Large Hospitals
Insurance Status Tied to Higher Self-Perceived Poor/Fair Health
Few Older Homeless Adults Make Advance Care Plans
High BP Seen at School Age for Extreme Preterm Infants
Healthy Lifestyle With Diabetes Cuts Cardiovascular Risk
American Heart Association Urges Screen Time Limits for Youth
Vit D Supplementation Doesn't Improve Fetal, Infant Growth
Most Antipsychotics Prescribed in Nursing Homes Initiated There
Inducing Labor at Term Appears to Reduce Cesarean Risk
Measles Case Reported in Minnesota
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
Walking Tied to Better QoL in Those With/at Risk for CVD
Preschooler's Perfectionism May Predict OCD in Adolescence
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
HIV, Syphilis Screening Low With ED-Diagnosed PID in Adolescents
New Tick Species Spreading in the United States
Thyroid Dysfunction Linked to Gestational Diabetes
'Good' Cholesterol May Not Be So in Postmenopausal Women
Most Online Reviews for Spine Surgeons Are Surgeon-Dependent
AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation
Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests
Death Records Estimate 1,139 Deaths Due to Hurricane Maria
Many Youths Believe Gun Control Would Decrease Mass Shootings
About Half of Child Caregivers Use Cellphones While Driving
Advance Care Planning Doesn't Aid Quality of Life
CDC: Half of U.S. Adults Tried to Lose Weight From 2013 to 2016
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Increasing Cost of Insulin Has Serious Health Consequences
One-Quarter of Older U.S. Adults May Be Overtreated for Diabetes
ASCO Endorses SIO Guideline for Integrative Tx in Breast Cancer
Doctors Key in Care Coordination for Pediatric Inpatients
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks in 44 States Linked to Backyard Poultry
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
AHA Introduces Heart Failure Certification Program
Single Threshold May Not Be Feasible for Gestational Diabetes
E-Cigarettes Don't Seem to Aid Smoking Cessation Efforts
Obesity Worsens Skilled Nursing Facility Outcomes After Hip Fx
New York City 2013 Measles Outbreak Proved Costly
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
Summer Sounds Can Cause Hearing Damage
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Update on Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad
Dog's Saliva Caused Bacterial Infection Leading to Amputations
Nut Intake Reduces HbA1c Among Adults With T2DM
Pediatric Ward Noise at Night Exceeds Recommended Levels
Nurse Navigators Can Help to Improve Oncology Care
Protease Inhibitors May Worsen Outcomes for HIV + Heart Failure
Updated Staffing Data Lowers Ratings for Many Nursing Homes
FDA Warns of the Dangers of 'Vaginal Rejuvenation'
One in Four Older Adults With Diabetes Uses Alternative Meds
Better Care Quality Needed for Universal Health Coverage
Teen Boy Suffers Serious Burns After 'Hot Water Challenge'
AMA Opposes Proposed Cuts, Gag Orders for Reproductive Health
Health Coverage Interruptions Common in Adults With T1DM
Few Health Differences for Trans, Cisgender Veterans
No Higher Risk of Autoimmune Disorders After HPV4 Vaccination
Tool Improves Identification of Undiagnosed Hypertension
Fatal Child Drownings in Open Water Areas Are Increasing
Cross-Continuum Communication Beneficial After Discharge
NFID Initiative Working to Up Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates
July 28 Is World Hepatitis Day
FDA: Whey Powder Behind Recent Salmonella-Linked Recalls
Use of 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Would Increase HTN Prevalence
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Canada Updates Guidelines for Hepatitis C Virus Infection
CDC: Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak Appears to Be Over
Prehospital Plasma Cuts Mortality Risk in Hemorrhagic Shock
Guidance Provided for Reporting Foodborne Illness
ACOG, Others Come Out Against Proposed Rule on Title-X
Regulations Restrict Providers' Ability to Offer Info on Abortions
One-Third of Hep C Rx Receive Absolute Denial From Insurers
First IVF Baby Louise Brown Turns 40
Diabetes Diagnosis May Impact Health Behaviors of Family
Majority of Those in Residential Care Have Advance Directives
Many U.S. Adults View Marijuana Use Positively
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products
Escitalopram Cuts MACE Risk in Depressed Patients With ACS
Guidelines for ART Updated for Those With or at Risk for HIV
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Lowering Default Number of Pills Can Reduce Prescribed Opioids
Reduced Cognitive Function for Students During Heat Waves
11 Infant Deaths Halt Trial of Sildenafil in Pregnant Women
Sulfonylureas As 2nd-Line T2DM Therapy Tied to Higher Event Risk
Infection Prevention Staffing Needs May Be Underestimated
Child Health Concerns Related to Use of Food Additives
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Salmonella Spurs Recall of Swiss Rolls, Bread
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Monthly Vitamin D Supplement May Not Cut Cancer Risk
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
Salmonella Spurs Recall of Ritz Crackers
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
Poor Outcomes for Prefrail/Frail at Risk of Malnutrition
Intermittent Energy Restriction Effectively Cuts HbA1c in T2DM
Few HIV Tests Given to Black Men Who Have Sex With Men in South
FDA Warns Against Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
C.S. Mott Poll Addresses Child Safety at Amusement Parks
Bayer Stops U.S. Sale of Essure Birth Control Implant
FDA Proposes New Rule on Food Labeling in Vending Machines
Abstinence Rates for Substance Use Increasing Among Teens
Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought
Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
Atopic Dermatitis Places Heavy Burden on Patients
FDA Recalls Drugs Containing Active Ingredient Valsartan
Salmonella Outbreak in 26 States Linked to Raw Turkey Products
Link for Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder, Cancer Not Clear
Physicians Should Be Aware of Animal, Child Abuse Link
Hand-Holding, Stress Ball Don't Cut Anxiety in Skin CA Removal
Characteristics of Severe Hypoglycemia Identified in T2DM
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad
Basal Insulin Analogues Similar for Glucose Lowering
No Outcome Differences Based on Anesthesia Team Make-Up
Risk of Cochlear Disorders Up With History of Migraine
CDC: 'Tips' Campaign Has Helped a Number of Smokers Quit
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November 2 2018 - November 6 2018American Academy of Pediatrics, Nov. 2-6
October 22 2018 - October 26 2018American College of Surgeons, Oct. 22-26
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