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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
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
CDC: 'Tips' Campaign Has Helped a Number of Smokers Quit
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