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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
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
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