Internal Medicine News

Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry
Quitting Smoking Lowers Risk for Bladder Cancer Postmenopause
Global Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases on the Rise
Sleep Duration Tied to Adverse Measures of Glycemia
More U.S. Adults Show Signs of Despair As They Enter Middle Age
Americans Increasingly Open About Mental Health
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
North Carolina Sues Electronic Cigarette Maker JUUL
Dabigatran Does Not Beat Aspirin for Preventing Recurrent Stroke
ASCO: Low-Fat Dietary Pattern Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths
Cannabis Legalization Not Tied to Higher Health Care Utilization
Poll: Many Adults Worried About Developing Dementia
Habitual Glucosamine Use Linked to Reduced Risk for CVD Events
Healthy Lifestyle Recommended for Reducing Dementia Risk
FDA: Tattoo Inks Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination
Two-Thirds of Sunscreens Fail Safety Tests
Use of Rehab After Ischemic Stroke Varies in Acute Care
Worldwide Prevalence of Eating Disorders Increased Since 2000
CDC: Racial Disparity Seen With Lupus-Related Deaths
Thyroid Hormones Not Endorsed for Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Taxing Sweetened Beverages Reduces Volume Sold
Light, Incremental Physical Activity Can Help Reduce Brain Aging
Late-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Often Misdiagnosed as Type 2
U.S. Prevalence of Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Stable at 4.7 Percent
Home-Based Cardiac Rehab May Be Option for Some Heart Patients
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Cases Increased in 2004 to 2012
Some Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies More Cost-Effective
Prevalence of Low Back Pain About 26.4 Percent in U.S. Workers
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
CDC: U.S. Measles Cases in 2019 Reach 839
Heart Patients at Risk When Pharmacies Close
Fournier Gangrene Is Safety Concern With SGLT2 Inhibitors
Adverse Childhood Experiences Linked to Worse Lupus Outcomes
Infection Risk Lower With Certain Psoriasis Treatments
Prior Training Increases Internists' Knowledge of PrEP for HIV
Rate of Ordering Cancer Screening Tests Decreases During Clinic Day
CDC: Hepatitis A Virus Reports Increased in 2016 to 2018
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
DDW: Lasting Weight Loss Seen With Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
Registry Can Reduce CRE Carriers, CRE Prevalence
New Recommendations Developed for Breast Cancer Screening
Model Predicts Counties at Risk for Measles Outbreak
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: HIV Racial Disparity Measure Decreased From 2010 to 2016
Generic Version of Truvada Available in U.S. by Sept. 2020
Higher Risk for Mental Disorders Seen in Patients With Psoriasis
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
Scientology Cruise Ship Passengers, Crew Still Under Quarantine
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
CDC: Prevalence of Arthritis 22.8 Percent in U.S. Adults in 2017
Low Glucose Levels at Hospital Discharge Tied to Poor Outcomes
Patent Foramen Ovale Ups Ischemic Stroke in Those With PE
Alcohol Consumption Per Capita Increasing Among Adults
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
Oral Aspirin Does Not Up FIT Test Sensitivity for ID'ing CRC
Plant-Based Diets Tied to Lower Risk for Heart Failure
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Recommendations Issued for Treating Tourette Syndrome
Gentamicin Appropriate Second-Line Therapy to Ceftriaxone for Gonorrhea
CDC: Number of Measles Cases in the United States Reaches 764
FDA: French Soft Ripened Cheese Possibly Contaminated
Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll Surpasses 1,000
AUA: Marijuana Tied to Increased Risk for LUTS Medications in BPH
Clinicians Believe Link Between Breast Pain, Cancer Is Weak
U.S. Energy Drink Consumption Rose From 2003 to 2016
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied to Lower Risk for Lung Cancer, CRC
Primary Care Constitutes Minority of Research Funded by PCORI
Microbial Toxins Found in Electronic Cigarette Products
CDC: Foodborne Infections Increased From 2015 to 2018
Prolonged Exposure to Low-Dose Radiation May Increase HTN Risk
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Impact of Azithromycin Studied in Acute Exacerbation of COPD
ART Stops HIV Transmission in Serodifferent Gay Couples
FDA Approves Dengue Vaccine for Endemic Regions
Measles Case Leads to Quarantine of Cruise Ship in St. Lucia
Cervical Adenocarcinoma Rates Increased in Some Populations
Childhood Oral Infection Linked to Atherosclerosis in Adulthood
Few U.S. Adults Use USB-Shaped Electronic Vapor Products
Preterm Birth Tied to Elevated Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease
'Vampire Facials' at New Mexico Spa Linked to HIV Infections
EPA Says Weed Killer in Roundup Is Safe
FDA Puts Tough Warning Label on Ambien, Lunesta, Other Sleep Aids
Patient Hand Contamination With Drug-Resistant Organisms Common
Thiazide Use May Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Alzheimer Disease
FDA Approves Mavyret for Children, Adolescents With Hep C
Coronary Vessel Wall Thickness Surrogate for CAD in Women
Poll: Americans Among Most Stressed People in the World
CDC: 704 Measles Cases Reported in U.S. Through April 26, 2019
Work Stress, Impaired Sleep Tied to CVD Risk in Workers With HTN
Patients Find Video Primary Care Visits Convenient
Combo Nicotine Replacement Tx Ups Success in Quitting Smoking
Prevalence of Workplace Health Promotion Programs Low
Poor Olfaction Tied to Elevated Long-Term Mortality in Seniors
Healthy Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Physical Impairment in Men
Events for Living Kidney Donors Mainly Occur After Two Years
Transition Support Program May Aid Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Aids Patients With T2DM
Longer Duration of Antibiotic Use Tied to Risk for CVD in Women
Hundreds Quarantined for Measles at Two Los Angeles Universities
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Swapping Red Meat for Plant-Based Proteins May Cut CVD Risk
Dapagliflozin Improves Glucose Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes
Many With Chronic Pain Achieve Remission From Suicidality
CKD Risk Lower for Those Following Healthy Plant-Based Diet
Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Up Allergic Reaction Risk
Improvement Needed in Doctor-Patient Lung Cancer Screening Discussions
Interdisciplinary Care Pathway Helps Manage Frail, Elderly Trauma Patients
Eating Breakfast Tied to Lower Risk for Death From CVD
CDC: Number of U.S. Measles Cases Reaches New High
Many Seniors Will Be Unable to Afford Care They Need by 2029
CDC Provides Clarification of Opioid Prescribing Guideline
New York City Measles Cases Increase to 390
Risk-Based Screening Improves Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Sleeping Pill Use Tied to Greater Need for BP Meds in Older Adults
Risk Factors ID'd for Rheumatoid Arthritis Complications
Low Socioeconomic Position Linked to Poor End-of-Life Care
Prevalence of TV, Video Watching High, Stable 2001 to 2016 in U.S.
USPSTF Urges Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Screen in Pregnancy
Los Angeles County Measles Outbreak Under Investigation
Risks, Benefits of Long-Term Drug Therapy for Osteoporosis Reviewed
Individualized Medical-Nutrition Therapy Important in Diabetes
Risk Model Developed for Readmission After AMI in Seniors
Moderate/Vigorous Exercise Attenuates Risks of Sitting
Metformin May Help Obese With Prediabetes Maintain Weight Loss
Diminished HRQOL More Likely Among Transgender Adults
CDC: United States Set to Break Measles Cases Record
Financial Incentives Do Not Boost Use of At-Home CRC Screening Tests
Measures May Predict Metabolic Syndrome in Older Adults
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