Pulmonology News

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Cancer Diagnosis in Women
High-Deductible Health Plans May Be Harmful for Patients With COPD
Decrease in PM2.5-Related U.S. Mortality From 2010 to 2017
Women With COPD Have Worse QoL, Increased Symptom Burden
Four Clinical Phenotypes Identified for Sepsis
Bill Would Raise U.S. Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Dupilumab Cuts Exacerbations in Late-Onset Asthma
Mometasone, Tiotropium Do Not Top Placebo in Mild Asthma
Early Neuromuscular Blockade No Better in ARDS Patients on Vent
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
North Carolina Sues Electronic Cigarette Maker JUUL
AI Model Uses Serial Imaging to Predict Lung Cancer Tx Response
CDC: Racial Disparity Seen With Lupus-Related Deaths
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
Whole-Body MRI Accurate for Staging Colorectal Cancer, NSCLC
ACS Sets Goal to Cut Cancer Mortality 40 Percent by 2035
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Fifteen Million Patients Will Need First-Course Chemo in 2040
Lupus Affects Emotional, Mental Well-Being of Patients
Risk for Cancer Increased in Men, Women With T2DM
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
NHFOV Superior for Preventing Reintubation of Preemies
Patent Foramen Ovale Ups Ischemic Stroke in Those With PE
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied to Lower Risk for Lung Cancer, CRC
Microbial Toxins Found in Electronic Cigarette Products
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Impact of Azithromycin Studied in Acute Exacerbation of COPD
Lifetime Risk for Brain Mets Up in Elderly With Three Common Cancers
Few U.S. Adults Use USB-Shaped Electronic Vapor Products
E-Cigarette Use Similar for Pregnant, Nonpregnant Women
Radical Hemithoracic Radiation Tx Ups Survival in Mesothelioma
Work Stress, Impaired Sleep Tied to CVD Risk in Workers With HTN
Combo Nicotine Replacement Tx Ups Success in Quitting Smoking
Confidence in Inhaler Technique Poor Proxy for Correct Use
FDA Approves Device That Allows for Reassessment of Lung Transplant Suitability
12 Percent of Caregivers Have Pediatric Flu Vaccine Hesitancy
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Improvement Needed in Doctor-Patient Lung Cancer Screening Discussions
FDA Announces New Steps to Reduce Risks Tied to Surgical Staplers
Emergency Medical Diseases Account for About Half of Mortality
Sleeping Pill Use Tied to Greater Need for BP Meds in Older Adults
Some Children With Asthma Miss Critical Step in Inhaler Use
Informational Film Improves Knowledge on Lung Cancer Screening
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
Short Hospital Stays After Lung Surgery Do Not Up Readmissions
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Infections May Up Risk for Developing Sjögren Syndrome
Some Patients With Imminently Fatal Cancer Undergo Treatment
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Prenatal Insomnia
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
AEDs Tied to Higher Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer Patients
Foreign Body Ingestions Increasingly Common in Young Children
Cytomegalovirus Linked to Faster Progression of Cystic Fibrosis
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
Four Million New Peds Asthma Cases Attributed to NO2 Annually
Same Services More Expensive in Outpatient Than Office Settings
Continued Smoking Among Cancer Patients Ups Costs by $3.4B
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
CDC: TB Incidence Declined Slightly in United States in 2017
Preventive Drugs Often Used in Last Year of a Cancer Patient's Life
Alcohol, Drug Misuse Tied to Long-Term Health Problems
Telemedicine Leads to More Antibiotic Rx for Pediatric Respiratory Infection
October May Be Best Time for Older Adults to Receive Flu Shot
CDC: Prevalence of COPD High Among Some Nonsmokers
Short Sleep Duration, Not OSA, Linked to Daytime Sleepiness
Heart, Lungs From Hep C-Infected Donor Can Be Transplanted Safely
Late Preterm Steroid Therapy Found to Be Cost-Effective
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
AACR: Pembrolizumab Beneficial for Advanced Small Cell Lung Cancer
Sex Hormone Levels May Impact Development of Asthma
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Discharge, Interhospital Transfer Varies With Insurance Status
Nasopharyngeal Microbiota Could Help Diagnose Pediatric LRTIs
Perception of E-Cigarettes as More Harmful Than Cigarettes Increased
Dietary Fatty Acid Intake Linked to Pediatric Asthma Morbidity
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
Blindfolding Leader Improves Pediatric Resuscitation Training
Radiomic Features May Predict Response to Chemo in NSCLC
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Pregnancy-Adapted Algorithm Avoids Diagnostic Imaging for PE
Practices for Reducing COPD Hospital Readmissions Explored
Patients With Diabetes at Increased Risk for Sleep Apnea
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
FDA OKs Tecentriq for Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer
Novel Checklist Can Distinguish Anthrax Exposure From Other Illnesses
Analgesics in Pregnancy Do Not Seem to Cause Offspring Asthma
In Utero Ultrafine Particle Exposure Tied to Asthma in Offspring
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
E-Cigarettes May Threaten Goal of Achieving Tobacco Endgame
Complex Dosing, Polypharmacy Common With Interstitial Lung Disease
Prenatal High-Dose Vitamin D Not Linked to Asthma at Age 6
One-Month Regimen Noninferior for Preventing HIV-Related TB
New AI Model May Predict Cancerous Lung Nodules
Short Regimen Noninferior for Rifampin-Resistant Tuberculosis
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
Homes With High Ventilation Rates Tied to Respiratory Issues
Bronchiolitis Hospitalization in Infancy Predicts More Admissions
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Parent Perception of E-Cig Safety Varies With Smoking Habits
CDC: Flu Season May Have Peaked
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied to Coronary Heart Disease Risk
Children With Poorly Controlled Asthma Suffer Academically
Exfoliation Syndrome May Up Risk for COPD
Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking Addictive, Harmful to the Heart
Predictors ID'd for Successful Removal of Mechanical Ventilation
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
AASM Releases New Sleep Apnea Treatment Guideline
COPD, ILD Patients May Not Benefit From Bilateral Lung Transplant Listing
Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
Pneumococcal Vaccination at Age 50 Prevents the Most Disease
Electronic Decision Support Tool Can Aid Asthma Care
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Liquid Biopsy-Based Test IDs Biomarkers in Metastatic NSCLC
ATS Issues Practice Guideline for Pediatric Home Oxygen Therapy
Intervention Can Reduce Racial Differences in Lung Cancer Care
Stewardship Programs Decrease Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Rx
Antenatal Corticosteroid Tx Tied to Reduction in Birth Size
Environmental Exposures Before, After Birth Tied to Lung Function
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Excessively Sleepy OSA Subtype Tied to Increased CVD Risk
U.S. Agencies Probing Johnson & Johnson Over Asbestos in Talc
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Rivaroxaban Does Not Reduce VTE Incidence in High-Risk Cancer Patients
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
CDC: Severity of Influenza Season Low Through Feb. 2, 2019
Physical Activity Down Across Chronic Disease Subgroups
Guidelines Updated for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults
Coexisting Medical Conditions, Smoking Explain PTSD-CVD Link
Larger Physician Bonus May Improve Care in Chronic Disease
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Low Fitness, Obesity Linked to Later Disability Pension
Children With Autism More Often Have Sleep Problems
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Drug Combo Tolerated in Younger Children With Cystic Fibrosis
Omadacycline Noninferior to Moxifloxacin for Pneumonia
E-Cigarette Use Linked to Cigarette Initiation in Adolescents
Minimal Benefit for Decision Aid About Prolonged Ventilation
Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates
FDA Approves First Generic Version of Advair for Asthma, COPD
E-Cigarettes More Effective for Smoking Cessation
No Asthma Benefit Seen With n3PUFA in Overweight Teens
Lean Body Mass in Childhood Linked to Lung Function at 15
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise
Plasma Marker Predicts Allograft Failure in Lung Transplant
Ambient Air Pollution Exposure Linked to Sleep Apnea
Artificial Intelligence System Can Triage Chest Radiographs
FDA Chief Threatens to Halt E-Cigarette Sales
Antibiotics Often Inappropriately Prescribed for Bronchiolitis in ED
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Asthma Undiagnosed in One in Five Urban Adolescents
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Complications Higher Than Expected for Invasive Lung Tests
Suicide Risk Up More Than Fourfold for Cancer Patients
Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Vitamin D Supplementation Can Help Cut COPD Exacerbations
Median Survival for Stage 4 ALK-Positive NSCLC Nearly 7 Years
CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
E-Cigarette Aerosol Exposure Tied to Asthma Symptoms
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
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
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases
Muscle Atrophy Occurs Rapidly in Critically Ill, Ventilated Children
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
Antibiotics Prescribed for Children More Often at Nonpediatric EDs
Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers
Home Monitoring of Lung Function Feasible in Teens With Duchenne
In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure
Child Pneumonia Rate Dropped Globally From 2000 to 2015
Patients With Sleep Apnea Have Increased Gout Risk
Smoking Habits Do Not Differ for Teens With, Without Asthma
New Guidelines Address Care for Malignant Pleural Effusions
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
30-Day Postdischarge Mortality Up With HRRP Implementation
Pediatric Asthma Risk Score Has Good Sensitivity, Specificity
Elevated Risk for Lung CA in Lung Transplant Recipients Explored
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
Home Oxygen Users Experience Problems Related to Equipment
Vit C for Pregnant Smokers May Improve Newborn Lung Function
FDA Warns Companies on Unsafe, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments
Age, BMI Predict Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment Success
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Restrictive, Obstructive Lung Disease Linked to Dementia Risk
Cognitive Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety in COPD Patients
Hospitalizations Up for Homeless From 2007 to 2013
'Aggressive Steps' Needed to Stop Adolescent Use of E-Cigarettes
Chest CT Can ID Respiratory AE Risk in RA Patients on Biologics
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Solriamfetol Feasible for Sleep Apnea-Related Tiredness
Subfertility Linked to Increased Asthma Risk in Offspring
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Inhaling Hypertonic Saline May Aid Infants With Cystic Fibrosis
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Influenza Hospitalization More Likely in Underweight, Obese
Sleep Length, Quality Linked to Risk for Falls, Fractures
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
PM2.5 Exposure Linked to Asthma Rescue Medication Use
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Rural Residence, Poverty Are Risk Factors for COPD
Lack of Peds Preventive Care Ups Unplanned Hospital Admissions
Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
Secondhand Smoke Exposure Saw Big Drop From 1988 to 2014
COPD Tied to Obesity in Male, Female Never-Smokers
Smoke Exposure High in Low-Income, Nonurban Infants
Self-Management Program Beneficial for Patients With COPD
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Risk Scale Predicts Short-Term Serious Outcomes in COPD
Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
Monitoring Movement Reflects Efficacy of Mandibular Splint
Deep Learning Algorithm Detects Thoracic Pathologies on CXRs
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Vitamin D Levels Linked to Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Clinical Decision Support System Ups Outpatient PE Management
Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Guide Developed
Youth Smoking Decline Mirrors Rise in Vaping Popularity
Child Overweight, Obesity Linked to Increased Asthma Risk
U of Maryland Student Dies of Adenovirus-Related Illness
Increased Risk for Oral Cancer With Exposure to High PM2.5
Performance of AI Dx Tools May Suffer Across Health Systems
Immunotherapy Side Effects May Be More Common Than Thought
11th Child Dies in Adenovirus Outbreak at N.J. Care Facility
ACAAI: Hospital Stay, Caregiver Knowledge of Asthma Linked
Patients Hospitalized for COPD Rarely Receive Pulmonary Rehab
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
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
Under Pressure, JUUL Withdraws Most Flavored E-Cigs From Market
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
FDA to Ban Most Flavored Electronic Cigarettes
Showerhead Mycobacteria Abundant in Regional 'Hot Spots'
FDA Approves New Version of OTC Primatene Mist
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
More Frequent Surveillance No Benefit After NSCLC Resection
Stratifying by Severity May Allow Shorter TB Tx Regimens
Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry
Models Project 79 Percent Drop in Lung CA Mortality by 2065
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
10th Child Dies in Adenovirus Outbreak at N.J. Facility
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
2011 to 2015 Saw Decline in Health Care-Associated Infections
Link Between Statins, Non-CVD Outcomes Lacks Evidence
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung CA Risk
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Durvalumab Extends Survival in Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung CA
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Millions of ER Visits for Asthma Due to Air Pollution
Neither Haloperidol, Ziprasidone Shortens Delirium in ICU
Oxygen Saturation Should Not Top 96 Percent in Acutely Ill
Open Surgery for Early Lung CA Tied to Long-Term Opioid Use
Nearly Half of Children Seen in ED for Bronchiolitis Get Radiography
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
Thermal Ablation Acceptable for Early Lung Cancer
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Diagnostic Strategy Can Rule Out PE in Pregnant Women
Adolescent, Young Adult Pod-Based E-Cigarette Use Up
Short Respiratory Event Duration Ups Mortality Risk in OSA
Asthma May Raise Obesity Risk Later in Childhood
Bioinformatics Tool Can ID Source of Bloodstream Pathogens
Triple Combo Regimens May Address Cause of Cystic Fibrosis
Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Plasma-Based Genotyping Aids Targeted Tx of Metastatic NSCLC
Long-Term Benzodiazepines Do Not Up Mortality in COPD, PTSD
Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.
In NSCLC, Longer Survival With Brigatinib Than Crizotinib
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Albuminuria Linked to Incident Lung Function Decline
Hand Hygiene Program Beneficial for Day Care Centers
Mechanical Ventilation May Alter Diaphragm Muscle Fibers
Integrated Classifier Identifies Benign Lung Nodules
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
One-Third of Older Adults Die After Emergency Intubation
Digital Cognitive Therapy Eases Daytime Effects of Insomnia
No Increase in In-Hospital, Post-Discharge Death With HRRP
Sexual Harassment, Assault Tied to Women's Health Issues
Number of COPD Events Over One Year Predicts Rate of Future Events
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Residual Vein Obstruction Down With Compression After DVT
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
Red Tide May Be Cause of Florida Beachgoers' Breathing Problems
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
FDA Approves New Drug for Antibiotic-Resistant Lung Disease
Anti-Reflux Surgery Promising in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Readmission, Death Risk Higher in COPD With Comorbidities
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Tenth-Graders Use Combustible, Edible, Vaporized Cannabis
Nintedanib Plus Sildenafil No Better Than Nintedanib in IPF
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Grip Strength Tied to Pulmonary Function in Older Women
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
High Nicotine Concentrations Delivered by 'Pod Mods'
Many Countries Failing on Non-Communicable Dz Death Targets
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Facebook Program Doesn't Up Smoking Abstinence at One Year
Positive Link Between Air Pollution, Diagnosis of Dementia
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Interstitial Lung Disease
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
EPA Plan Will Maintain Carbon Emissions From Power Plants
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Halt E-Cigarette Use Among Teens
Tips for Advising Patients Living in Highly Polluted Settings
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
Ambient Particulate Matter Linked to Emergency Asthma Care
Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Waiting for Hearts
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
No Evidence for Milk Increasing Mucus Production From Lungs
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Small Reduction in Lung Function With Tx De-Escalation in COPD
Sales of Flavored E-Cigarette Products Up Since 2012
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Worse Health Status With Shorter Telomere Length in COPD
FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other Electronic Cigarette Makers
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Chest Radiograph Effective for Excluding Pediatric Pneumonia
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
New Bronchoscopic Option Used for Severe Emphysema
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
Metabolite Analysis IDs Pathways Associated With WTC-Lung Injury
Bigger Cut in Smoke Exposure for Immediate Nicotine Reduction
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Chronic Vaping Exerts Biological Effects on Lung
Baloxavir Superior to Placebo for Alleviating Flu Symptoms
~3,000 Excess Deaths Estimated Due to Hurricane Maria
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
FDA: Montelukast Tablet Bottles Recalled
Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes
Relapse-Free Cure From MDR-TB Higher Than Anticipated
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
14.6 Percent of U.S. Adults Used Marijuana in Past Year
MICs of Isoniazid, Rifampin May Predict Tuberculosis Relapse
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
Chronic Vaping Exerts Biological Effects on Lungs
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Poor Shared Decision-Making for Lung Cancer Screening
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Prevalence of E-Cigarette Use 4.5 Percent in U.S. Adults
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Care Coordination Strategies Aid in Multiple Chronic Diseases
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Frailty in Middle-Aged With Multimorbidity Tied to Mortality
Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education
Long-Term PPI Use Linked to Pneumonia Risk in Older Adults
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
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
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Similar Outcomes for Rural, Urban Cancer Patients in SWOG Trials
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Up Mortality
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality in U.S. Pacific Northwest
Many Children With Asthma Do Not Have Medications Ready
Heat-Driven Air Conditioning May Contribute to Additional Deaths
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
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
QI Program Can Up Outcomes for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
E-Cigarette Vapor Condensate Toxic to Alveolar Macrophages
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Rate of Pediatric Emergencies in Ambulatory Practices Identified
Labetalol Use Up for Patients With Preeclampsia and Asthma
Broad Genetic Testing for NSCLC May Not Improve Survival
Physicians With Medicine/Psych Training Can Help Complex Cases
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
E-Cigarette Smoking Tied to Later Marijuana Use in Teens
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
C. difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients
FDA Warns Against Long-Term Azithromycin Use for Some
Bundling Doesn't Cut Medicare Payments for Medical Conditions
Will Lunar and Planet Dust Be Health Concerns of the Future?
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
Routine X-Ray Not Needed After US-Guided Central Line Insertion
AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation
Death Records Estimate 1,139 Deaths Due to Hurricane Maria
Biomarker Panel May Improve Lung Cancer Risk Assessment
Rifampin Effective for Latent Tuberculosis in Children
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Skin Appears to Be Key Pathway for Absorption of BBQ Fumes
CDC: E-Cigarette Sales in the United States Climb As Prices Fall
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Rifampin Similar to Isoniazid for Preventing Active Tuberculosis
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
NIH Releases Large-Scale Dataset of CT Images
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
E-Cigarettes Don't Seem to Aid Smoking Cessation Efforts
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Telemedicine Cuts Inter-Hospital ICU Transfers of Critically Ill
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Cross-Continuum Communication Beneficial After Discharge
Readmission Rate 19.2 Percent After Acute Exacerbation of COPD
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Reducing Computers in Rounds May Cut Communication Barriers
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
11 Infant Deaths Halt Trial of Sildenafil in Pregnant Women
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
Portable Sleep Monitoring Accurate in Heart Failure Patients
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Complementary Medicine Use Ups Refusal of Usual Cancer Therapy
Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Variations in Practice Patterns Seen in Patients Treated for COPD
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women
Risk of CRC, Non-CRC Death Up With Positive Fecal Hb Test
CDC: 'Tips' Campaign Has Helped a Number of Smokers Quit
Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates
eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
PM2.5 Contributes to Burden of Diabetes Mellitus Globally
Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Data Support FDA Restrictions on Child Cough and Cold Medicines
Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices
AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans
2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care
Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs
Drop in Childhood Pneumococcal, Hib Deaths From 2000 to 2015
Asthma, Uncontrolled Asthma Associated With Risk of A-Fib
FDA Requires Safety Label Changes for Fluoroquinolones
Circadian System, Misalignment Have Distinct Impact on Insulin
AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging
Misleading Popular Videos Impact Attitudes About Tobacco
Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition-Assisted Notes
CDC: Wildfire Smoke Poses Health Risks
Doctors Usually Empathetic in Pediatric ICU Care Conferences
Sleep Apnea Linked to Changes in the Brain in Older Adults
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
FDA: Zephyr Endobronchial Valve Approved for Severe Emphysema
Organic Solvents + Genetics May Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease
Hospitals Face $218B in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028
Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach
22.9 Percent of U.S. Adults Meet Aerobic, Strength Activity Goals
Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
Smoking Marijuana May Be Tied to Cough, Sputum Production
Patient Engagement in Asthma Treatment Plans May Improve Quality of Life
About 10 Percent of Youth Report Smoking Hookah
Use of Palliative Care, Oxygen Therapy Increasing for COPD
Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients
Nitric Oxide Cuts Kidney Injury After Long Cardiac Surgery
Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
Prehabilitation May Improve Post Cardiac Surgery Outcomes
Prolonged Leisure-Time Sitting Tied to Increased Mortality Risk
Initial Outcomes No Worse for Surgical ICU Patients With CA
Twitter Posts Reveal Use of JUUL Vaporizer by Minors at School
AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
Penicillin Allergy Linked to MRSA, C. Difficile Risk
Combination of LABA + Inhaled Glucocorticoid Safe in Asthma
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
Radiomic Model Approach for Characterizing Nodules Promising
Azithromycin Cuts Pulmonary Exacerbation in CF With Early Pa
AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
More Than 2,000 U.S. Campuses Smoke-Free as of Nov. 2017
AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency
Awake VATS Can Be Safe Option for Some Lung Cancer Patients
E-Cigarettes May Help Some Quit Tobacco Smoking
Palliative Care Reduces Odds of Suicide in Lung Cancer Patients
More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
Many Physicians Not Prepared for End-of-Life Talks With Patients
BCG Vaccine Tied to Reduced Hyperglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes
Educational Strategies Could Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes
FIRS: Guidance Offered for Protecting Youth From E-Cigarettes
Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
Increased Risk of MI, Ischemic Stroke After COPD Exacerbation
AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care
VTE Linked to Acute Decline in Physical Function in Women
E-Cigarette Flavorings May Impair Vascular Function
How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?
2011 to 2017 Saw Drop in Youth Use of Any Tobacco Products
Case Volume Affects Mortality for Immunosuppressed With Sepsis
Adenoid, Tonsil Removal May Affect Later Respiratory Risks
Respiratory Pathogens May Up Treatment Failure Risk in Asthma
Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed
AAFP Joins Call on FDA to Reduce Nicotine Content in Cigarettes
CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
ASCO: New Assays May Detect Early Lung Cancer in Blood
Similar Primary Outcome for Lower O2 Sat in Extreme Preterm
CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex
Post-Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico Underestimated
Greater Use of Tobacco Products Among Youth With Asthma
ASCO: Pembrolizumab Superior for Initial Tx of Advanced NSCLC
ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
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