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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
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
Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Guide Developed
Child Overweight, Obesity Linked to Increased Asthma Risk
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