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Frailty Could Increase Susceptibility for Dementia
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Breast Cancer Patients Do Not Overreact to Genetic Testing
Nerve Transfer Promising for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Patients
Hemochromatosis Mutation Linked to Other Morbidity
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
High Levels of Activity, Motor Ability Linked to Better Cognition
Coronary Artery Calcium May Help Predict CVD in South Asians
Complications Higher Than Expected for Invasive Lung Tests
Stem Cell Transplant Slows Progression of Multiple Sclerosis
Breakdown of Blood-Brain Barrier May Drive Dementia
Congo Ebola Outbreak Now Second Worst in History
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Cardiometabolic Risk Up With Tourette, Chronic Tic Disorder
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
U.S. Doctor Released From Omaha Hospital After Ebola Monitoring
Median Survival for Stage 4 ALK-Positive NSCLC Nearly 7 Years
Moderate Drinking Linked to Electroanatomic Changes in A-Fib
Terrorist Attack Victims With PTSD Have Higher Cancer Risk
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Artificial Intelligence Can Use Routine ECGs to ID Heart Disease
High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease
Algorithm Evaluates Cervical Images to ID Precancer, Cancer
Less Deep Sleep in Elderly Tied to Alzheimer Disease Markers
Obesity Linked to Lower Gray Matter Brain Volume
IC Nicardipine Promising for Tx of Spontaneous Coronary Slow-Flow
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
USPSTF Affirms Guidance for Hep B Screening at First Prenatal Visit
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Cervical Cancer Screening Rates 'Unacceptably Low'
Racial Differences ID'd in Some Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease
Screening Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective
Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers
Sex Differences ID'd in Response to Glioblastoma Treatment
Newborn Genomic Sequencing Can Identify Disease Risk
Anemia Criteria Assist Decision on Type of Colorectal Cancer Screen
U.S. Doctor Monitored for Ebola Exposure in Nebraska Hospital
Proportion of Cancers Due to Excess Body Weight Varies by State
Three Novel Loci Associated With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome ID'd
Long-Term Reduction in CRC Risk After Negative Colonoscopy
Risk for Breast Cancer Increased With False-Positive Screening Result
Pediatric Asthma Risk Score Has Good Sensitivity, Specificity
Low Vitamin D Tied to Risk for Renal Hyperfiltration in Healthy Adults
Elevated Risk for Lung CA in Lung Transplant Recipients Explored
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Exome Sequencing Provides Genetic Diagnosis for Some With CKD
Fecal Occult Blood Test May Improve CRC Outcomes in Some
Risk of Arterial Thromboembolic Events Up Prior to Cancer Diagnosis
HPV Ups Cervical Cancer Risk, Even With No Cellular Signs
FDA Warns Companies on Unsafe, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments
Endurance Exercise Tied to Anti-Aging at Cellular Level
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Restrictive, Obstructive Lung Disease Linked to Dementia Risk
Modifying Criteria for Amnestic MCI Dx Increases Prognostic Accuracy
Food Allergy Linked to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Activity
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Lower in Women With Active Migraine
Post-Inflammatory Polyps Not Linked to Colorectal Neoplasia
Subfertility Linked to Increased Asthma Risk in Offspring
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Certain Sites of Brain Lesions in MS Tied to Bowel Incontinence
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Novel Breast Imaging Technique Might Cut Unnecessary Biopsies
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Fasting-Evoked Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Is Prevalent
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Mail-Based HPV Testing May Increase Access
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Breast Screening Linked to Lower Risk for Breast Cancer Death
Colonoscopy Receipt Varies After Advanced Adenoma Diagnosis
Smartphone App Uses Fingernail Bed Images to Detect Anemia
Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Personalized Medicine
High Sensitivity, Specificity for Chlamydia Point-of-Care Test
Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Marathon Runners Show Markers of Cardiac Strain
Exposure to Phthalates May Impact Timing of Puberty in Girls
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
At-Home Self-Collected Samples Valid for Detecting High-Risk HPV
Urate Elevation in Potential Tx for Parkinson's Not Tied to HTN
Noninvasive Diagnostic Imaging Accurately IDs Bladder Cancer
Rare Variants Associated With Interval Breast Cancers
Presence of Antiphospholipid Antibodies Tied to First-Time MI
Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Results of Pediatric Genomic Epilepsy Tests Often Reclassified
Genetic Analysis Shows Higher BMI May Up Risk for Depression
Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
Liquid Biopsy Can Assess Tx Response of Peds Brain Tumors
Deep Learning Algorithm Detects Thoracic Pathologies on CXRs
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Newborns Infected With Ebola in Congo Outbreak
Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Guide Developed
FDA Approves Drug to Treat Rare Immune Disease
Arterial Stiffness May Predict Dementia Risk
RSNA: Mammography Has Value in Women Age 75 or Older
Increased Risk for Oral Cancer With Exposure to High PM2.5
Performance of AI Dx Tools May Suffer Across Health Systems
Prenatal Nitric Oxide Exposure Linked to Higher Risk for Autism
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
Calcified Nodules in Drusen May Signal Progression of AMD
No Age-Related Increase in BP for Yanomami Community
CDC: Many Americans May Have Prediabetes and Not Know It
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
Molecular Subtypes Linked to Outcomes in Acute Kidney Injury
18F-FDG PET Algorithm Allows Early Prediction of Alzheimer's
Ebola Outbreak Worst in Congo's History
Quick New Ebola Test Approved by FDA
Showerhead Mycobacteria Abundant in Regional 'Hot Spots'
Genetic Test Helps ID Benign Versus Malignant Thyroid Nodules
hs-cTnI Can Rule Out Inducible Myocardial Ischemia in CAD
Concussion-Related Biomarkers Vary Based on Sex, Race
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Colectomy Appears to Increase Later Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Polygenic Risk Score Predicts Tx Response in Schizophrenia
CDC Director Says Congo Ebola Outbreak May Be Uncontainable
Fluorescence Can ID High-Grade Glioma During Sx for Brain Tumor
Removing Appendix May Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease
Abnormalities in Genes Linked to IRSP in Alzheimer's Disease
Age to Stop Cervical Cancer Screening Depends on Test Used
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Higher Serum Cortisol Level Linked to Lower Brain Volumes
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
AAD Releases New Guidelines for the Tx of Cutaneous Melanoma
Barriers to Prostate Cancer Research in Black Men Identified
Genetic Risk Score IDs Breast CA Risk in Female Child CA Survivors
Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Guidelines Presented for Lumbar Puncture in Alzheimer's Dx
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Hypofractionated Radiation OK for Localized Prostate CA
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
ASN: Procurement Bx of Deceased Donor Kidneys Poorly Reproduced
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Arthritis in Adulthood Linked to Childhood Maltreatment
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Intensive SBP Tx Cuts Kidney Damage Biomarkers in Incident CKD
CDC: First U.S. Case of Rat-Borne Andes Virus Diagnosed
Bioinformatics Tool Can ID Source of Bloodstream Pathogens
Triple Combo Regimens May Address Cause of Cystic Fibrosis
WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Not a Global Emergency
Limited Evidence for OTC Preps to Treat Nasal Symptoms of Colds
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Plasma-Based Genotyping Aids Targeted Tx of Metastatic NSCLC
Clostridium difficile Spores Survive Laundering of Sheets
Positive HPV Status Tied to Better Cervical Cancer Prognosis
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
FDA Approves New DNA-Based Test to Verify Blood Compatibility
Zoledronate Lowers Fracture Risk in Women With Osteopenia
High Circulating Prolactin Level Inversely Linked to T2DM Risk
Wall Thickness Measured by MRI More Consistently Linked to CVD
Diet Less Important Than Genes for High Serum Urate Levels
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
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
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Genomic Screening Can ID Undetected BRCA1/2 Cancer Risk
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Negligible Drop in Neoplastic Lesion Dx After First Round of FIT
Second Opinion at NCI Center Valuable for Breast CA Patients
First Human Case of Rat Strain of Hepatitis E Seen in Hong Kong
WHO: 'Very High Risk' That Ebola Will Spread From Congo
Genetics May Identify Type 2 Diabetes Subtypes
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Risk of Relapse Up for Teens, Young Adults With Leukemia
Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated
Handheld Device Inspired by Star Trek May Allow Rapid Diagnosis
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Single Agent Treats Two Cancers With Same Genetic Cause
Heading a Soccer Ball Found to Be Riskier for Female Players
Machine Learning Can Improve Chemical Toxicity Prediction
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Lack of CHD4 Leads to Abnormal Myofibrils, Heart Defects
Cancer-Related Gene Variations Frequently Reclassified
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
New Risk Factors Identified for Varicose Vein Disease
Multiple Pathways Explain Age-Linked Increase in Dementia Risk
Brain Iron on MRI Linked to Disability in Multiple Sclerosis
Promising New Way to Identify Breast Cancer Tumors
Age, Sex, APOE Genotype Identify Alzheimer's, Dementia Risk
Sensitivity for CRC Detection Up With Decreasing FIT Threshold
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
Opioid Deaths 1999 to 2015 May Be Dramatically Underestimated
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Second HPV-Related Primary Cancers Common in Survivors
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Review: Treatments for Primary Basal Cell Carcinoma Compared
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Incident Contrast Sensitivity Common in Middle-Aged Adults
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful
Many RA Patients' Pain Related to Central Nervous System
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Extreme Flooding Can Up Exposure to Pathogens
Experts Advise Against Universal DNA Sequencing of Newborns
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Worse Health Status With Shorter Telomere Length in COPD
Risks Posed by Spreading Oil and Gas Wastewater on Roads
At Least 15 Men Near Ground Zero Have Breast Cancer
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
High-Touch Surfaces at Airports Often Covered in Pathogens
Better Classification of Dry Eye Disease Will Aid Diagnosis, Tx
Chest Radiograph Effective for Excluding Pediatric Pneumonia
Total of 43,371 New Cases of HPV-Associated Cancers in 2015
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
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Exposure to Toxic Metals May Up Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Increased Corticomotor Excitability ID'd in Restless Legs
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
Greater CAD Incidence, Heart Mass in Firefighter Cardiac Arrests
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Chronic Vaping Exerts Biological Effects on Lung
Widespread Statin Use Not Recommended in Old, Very Old
Immune Cells' Gene Expression May Predict Flu Susceptibility
~3,000 Excess Deaths Estimated Due to Hurricane Maria
Fostamatinib Seems Effective for Immune Thrombocytopenia
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
An Allergy to Red Meat May Be Tied to Heart Disease
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Ibudilast Appears to Slow Brain Atrophy Progression in MS
China Withholding H7N9 Bird Flu Virus Samples From U.S.
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
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Cardiovascular Health Tied to Brain Function in Younger Adults
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Retinal Abnormalities May Indicate Preclinical Alzheimer's
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Two Ebola Patients Who Received Experimental Tx Have Recovered
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Sensor Array May Detect De Novo Parkinson's Disease in Breath
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
FDA: Illnesses Linked to McDonald's Salads Reach 507
1997 to 2015 Saw Increase in HIV Viral Suppression Rates
Information Lacking on Effect of Prenatal Use of Marijuana
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
4 Experimental Ebola Therapies Approved for Use in Congo
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
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
USPSTF Updates Guidance for Cervical Cancer Screening
Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Up Mortality
Large Number of Presumed Sudden Cardiac Deaths Are Not
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
Review Addresses Cell-Free DNA Sequencing in Pregnancy
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
E-Cigarette Vapor Condensate Toxic to Alveolar Macrophages
CDC: Brucellosis in Dogs Remains a Public Health Risk
NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Ancient Gene Protects Elephants From Cancer
Broad Genetic Testing for NSCLC May Not Improve Survival
cfDNA Screening First for Trisomy 21 Doesn't Cut Miscarriage Rate
Most Postmenopausal Bleeding Not Associated With Cancer
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Many Sexual Assault Victims Don't Complete Evidence Kits
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
Jury Awards $289 Million in Case Linking Roundup to Man's Cancer
CDC: More Than 400 Sickened by McDonald's Salads
Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika ID'd
Will Lunar and Planet Dust Be Health Concerns of the Future?
Court Rules That U.S. Must Halt Sales of Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
Vaccinations Begin in Congo Ebola Outbreak
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
Postmortem Cardiac Implantable Device Interrogation Useful
Thyroid Dysfunction Linked to Gestational Diabetes
Excess Zinc in Muscles May Drive Cancer-Related Wasting
'Good' Cholesterol May Not Be So in Postmenopausal Women
Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests
Thirteen Confirmed Ebola Cases in Latest Congo Outbreak
Biomarker Panel May Improve Lung Cancer Risk Assessment
Plasma Copeptin More Accurate for Diabetes Insipidus Diagnosis
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Skin Appears to Be Key Pathway for Absorption of BBQ Fumes
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Ciprofloxacin May Up Likelihood of Aortic Dissection, Rupture
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
NIH Releases Large-Scale Dataset of CT Images
New Ebola Outbreak in Congo
TGFB1 Mutation Ups Radiation-Induced Breast Fibrosis Risk
PET Imaging Can Measure Synaptic Loss From Alzheimer's
New York City 2013 Measles Outbreak Proved Costly
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Nut Intake Reduces HbA1c Among Adults With T2DM
Evidence Exists for Persistence, Transmission of Ebola Virus
High-Sensitivity Blood Test May Help Rule Out Intracranial Injury
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
Increased Levels of Human Herpesvirus ID'd in Alzheimer's
No Higher Risk of Autoimmune Disorders After HPV4 Vaccination
Aldehydes Dominant Carcinogen in Tobacco Smoke
2002 to 2014 Saw Hike in AMI Rate in Pregnancy, Puerperium
Experimental Drug Slows Mental Decline in Alzheimer's Patients
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Focused Ultrasound May Briefly Open Blood-Brain Barrier
Late-Life Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Number of Brain Infarcts
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
First IVF Baby Louise Brown Turns 40
WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Over
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
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
FDA Warns Against Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis
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