Geriatrics News

FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
High Symptom Burden in Elderly Linked to Adverse Outcomes
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
High Levels of Activity, Motor Ability Linked to Better Cognition
Components of Ideal Cardio Health Cut Diabetes Risk
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
One in Five Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain
Number of Colorectal CA Deaths Projected to Rise Worldwide
CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Use of Diabetes Monitoring Tests in Primary Care Suboptimal
Statin Therapy Reduces Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy in T2DM
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Transdermal HRT Not Linked to Increased Risk for VTE
Less Deep Sleep in Elderly Tied to Alzheimer Disease Markers
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Feeling Life Is Worthwhile Linked to Healthier Aging
Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
Employment, Earning Losses Noted After Cardiovascular Events
More Comorbidities, Lower Mortality for Holocaust Survivors
Applying Population Health Data IDs Patients at Risk for CVD
Clinical Tool Rapidly Assesses Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
Many Adults in 50s, Early 60s Worried About Health Insurance
Moderate Drinking Not Harmful for Seniors With Heart Failure
Antidepressant Use in Seniors Linked to Risk for Hip Fracture
Impaired Cognitive Status Impacts Rehab Potential in SNFs
Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Cut to Be Cost-Effective
Catheter Ablation Tops Drug Therapy for A-Fib in Heart Failure
Effect Sizes Uncertain for Meds Versus Placebo in Knee OA
Toll on Health From Depression, Anxiety Akin to Smoking, Obesity
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Dancing Tied to Lower Odds of Disability in Activities of Daily Living
30-Day Postdischarge Mortality Up With HRRP Implementation
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
Fecal Occult Blood Test May Improve CRC Outcomes in Some
Massage Offers Short-Term Relief of Knee Pain in Arthritis Patients
Most Nurses Unsatisfied With Hospitals' End-of-Life Care
Appalachia, Western States Have Highest Hep C Prevalence
FDA Warns Companies on Unsafe, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments
Number of People With Dementia Rose Twofold From 1990 to 2016
Infection Control Compliance Not Tied to Knowledge
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
ADA 2019 Standards of Care Emphasize Patient-Centered Care
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Failure of Timely Stop to Certain Prescription Drugs Is Common
Cognitive Therapy Helps Reduce Anxiety in COPD Patients
Several Factors Tied to Early Readmission After Hip Fracture Sx
Edentulism Tied to Greater Risk for High BP After Menopause
Modifying Criteria for Amnestic MCI Dx Increases Prognostic Accuracy
High Sodium May Contribute to CVD Deaths in Shandong, China
Opioids Offer Small Improvement in Pain, Physical Function
EHR Data ID Differences in HTN Control Across Health Systems
Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised
Fall Risk Factors Vary by Gender in Older Adults
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Cognitive Decline Similar After Cardiac Surgery, Catheterization
Follow-Up Within Seven Days of Heart Failure Discharge Beneficial
Adherence and Intensity of Lipid-Lowering Tx Influence CV Risk
Dementia Often Misclassified With Brief Cognitive Assessments
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
BMI May Mediate Inverse Link Between Fiber Intake, Knee OA
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Dementia Risk Up in Women With Military-Linked Risk Factors
Sleep Length, Quality Linked to Risk for Falls, Fractures
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Continuity of Care Tied to Lower Expenditures, Hospitalization
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
Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Safe in Elderly Patients
Consensus Decision Pathway Developed for Tobacco Cessation
Intellectual Engagement Linked to Cognitive Performance Later
Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Less Than One Hour of Resistance Training Weekly Tied to Lower CVD Risk
AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects for Statins
Cemented Metal-on-Polyethylene Implants Best for Seniors
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Meds Taken Do Not Vary With ADL Impairment in Heart Failure
Pictorial Presentation of Silent Atherosclerosis Helps Cut CV Risk
Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Exercise Reverses Functional Decline in Hospitalized Elderly
Joint Mobilization Plus Exercise Beneficial for Knee Osteoarthritis
Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits
New BP Goals Could Prevent 3 Million CVD Events Over 10 Years
Bone Indices on CT Scan Predict Fracture Risk in Older Adults
Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
Persistent Back Pain Linked to Earlier Mortality in Older Women
Certain SGLT2 Inhibitors, GLP-1 RAs for T2DM Also Cut CV Risk
Protein Intake Tied to Disability Trajectory in Very Old
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Food Assistance May Help Older Adults Adhere to Diabetes Meds
Risks of Trazodone Similar to Those of Atypical Antipsychotics
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
FDA Approves New Treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Arterial Stiffness May Predict Dementia Risk
RSNA: Mammography Has Value in Women Age 75 or Older
Bone Erosions More Frequent With Old Age at Onset of Early RA
Pain Management Telementoring May Cut Opioid Prescribing
Major Bleeding Up With Frailty in Acute MI Patients
Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients
Health Care Costs, Use Up for Untreated Hearing Loss
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
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
CDC: Many Americans May Have Prediabetes and Not Know It
AHA: Guidelines Stress Healthy Lifestyle for Lowering Cholesterol
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
Pharmacist-Led Effort Cuts Inappropriate Rx in Older Adults
Online Tool Helps Patients With Advance Care Planning
Access to In-Home Support Soon to Be Available for Seniors
Coordinated Care Needed for Cancer Survivors, Caregivers
AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention
In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke
Herpes Zoster Recombinant Vaccine Seems Most Effective
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Nonadherence, Discontinuation of Statins High in 1st Year of Rx
Sign-Up Season Begins on
Age, Racial Disparities Seen in Hospitalization for Heart Failure
Second Hypertension Drug Recalled Due to Contamination
Home BP of 130/80 mm Hg ID'd as Threshold for Stage 1 HTN
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
Link Between Statins, Non-CVD Outcomes Lacks Evidence
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention in Church Helpful for BP Control
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung CA Risk
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Low Levels of Flu Reported in U.S. From May to October
Nurse-Led Care Efficacious, Cost-Effective for Gout
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Pneumococcal Vaccine Recs Cause Confusion Among Docs
Independent Links for Genetics, Lifestyle With Incident Stroke
Half of Women to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinsonism
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Tibia Lead Levels Linked to Risk of Resistant-Hypertension
7 Children Dead From Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Neglect Higher in For-Profit Nursing Homes
Inadequate Reimbursement May Mar Diabetes Prevention Program
Unrestricted Diet OK More Than One Day Before Colonoscopy
Changes in Nomenclature for Perioperative Cognitive Disorders
Variability in Geographic Availability of New Antibiotics
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada
Treatment Tied to Survival Benefit in Complex Bladder Cancer
Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.
High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome
2006 to 2015 Saw Decrease in Medicare Beneficiary ICU Use
Few Seniors Who Self-Harm Referred for Mental Health Care
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Hospitalization Tied to Brain Abnormalities in Older Adults
Cases Show Periodic Fasting May Cut Medication Use in T2DM
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Cataract Surgery Tied to Drop in Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Eye Trauma Secondary to Falls in Older Adults Increasing
Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA
Zoledronate Lowers Fracture Risk in Women With Osteopenia
Spending Often Persists in High-Cost Medicare-Medicaid Eligible
Review: Vitamin D Does Not Appear to Prevent Fractures, Falls
Diet Less Important Than Genes for High Serum Urate Levels
Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Higher Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Long-Term Aspirin Use Linked to Reduction in Liver Cancer Risk
Prevalence of Anxiety, Depression Up for Adults With Arthritis
ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for T2DM
Application of Blood Pressure Guidelines Ups Treatment
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
FDA Approves Marketing of First User-Fitted Hearing Aid
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
Daily Drinking Associated With Increased Mortality Risk
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
3/4 of Adult Day Services Centers Keep Advance Directives on Hand
Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico
Opioid-Related Hospital Use Up in Elderly Adults
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
Fall Risk Screening Strategy Cuts Fall-Related Hospitalizations
Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Southern Dietary Pattern Mediates Racial Difference in HTN
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
Factors Associated With Phantom Odor Identified
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Increased Cardiovascular Risk for Diclofenac Initiators
Pharmaceutical Executive Defends 400 Percent Price Hike
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Strategies to Cut Cardiovascular Risk Factors Show Mixed Results
Many Proxies Unaware of Centenarians' Thoughts on Death
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
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
Childhood Poverty Can Affect Cognitive Skills in Old Age
Combo Therapy Not Needed If Low RA Disease Activity Achieved
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
High-Risk Anticholinergics Prescribed to 6 Percent of Elderly
Positive Link Between Air Pollution, Diagnosis of Dementia
Simplifying Medicare Plan Finder Improves Plan Selection
Heart Failure Patients Enrolled in Hospice Use Less Health Care
Mortality Rate From Heart Failure Higher in Women Than Men
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Prevalence of Alzheimer's, Related Dementia Set to Double
Age, Sex, APOE Genotype Identify Alzheimer's, Dementia Risk
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
Combo Physical, Mental Activity Prevents Cognitive Decline
Allopurinol Dose Escalation for Gout Doesn't Improve Mortality
Few Yogurt Products Qualify As Low-Sugar
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
HTN Tx Intensification Common Upon Discharge in U.S. Vets
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates
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
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Potentially Inappropriate Opioid Prescribing Tied to Overdose
Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful
Use of Aspirin in Healthy Elderly Questioned in Three Studies
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Sales of Flavored E-Cigarette Products Up Since 2012
Many Older Adults Transition to Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use
CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Pharmacovigilance Needed for Rheumatology Patients
AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Tx Guidelines Updated
Single, Fixed-Dose Combo Pills Improve Hypertension Outcomes
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Better Classification of Dry Eye Disease Will Aid Diagnosis, Tx
Propofol May Decrease Delay in Neurocognitive Recovery
AHA: Update on Diagnosis, Tx for Chagas Cardiomyopathy
Tai Chi Effective at Reducing Number of Falls in Older Adults
Algorithm Can Discriminate Cardiovascular Disease Risk
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
Social Determinants Linked to Provision of Primary Care
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
With New Persistent Opioid Use, Most Early Scripts From Surgeons
Hospitals Using Two Strategies to Up Quality, Lower Costs
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Psychological Distress Linked to Increased Risk of MI, Stroke
Widespread Statin Use Not Recommended in Old, Very Old
PSA Testing Not Recommended for Prostate Cancer Screening
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
Out-of-Pocket Costs Similar for Infliximab, Infliximab-Dyyb
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes
Self-Injury Tops Diabetes As Cause of Death in United States
CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in U.S.
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
14.6 Percent of U.S. Adults Used Marijuana in Past Year
Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Calcification in Seniors Identified
Medicare, Med Advantage Health Care Use Differs Regionally
Radn Tx Alone May Be Adequate for Stage I Anal Cancer in Elderly
In Stroke Survivors, Cost-Related Non-Adherence Down After ACA
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
U.S. Opioid Use Not Declining, Despite Focus on Abuse
Label Mix-Up Spurs Recall of Accord Blood Pressure Meds
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
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
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
Medicaid Expansion Linked to Increase in Diabetes Rx Fills
Decline in Hospital-Acquired Conditions Continues
Living in Deprived Area Is Risk Factor for Cognitive Dysfunction
Cardiovascular Health Tied to Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Education RE: Herd Immunity Can Up Readiness to Be Vaccinated
Lower Post-Op Mortality With Hip Fx Surgery on Day of Admission
Frailty in Middle-Aged With Multimorbidity Tied to Mortality
Long-Term PPI Use Linked to Pneumonia Risk in Older Adults
Time to Stop Cancer Screenings: What Do Patients Want to Hear?
Sodium Intake, BP Linked in Communities With Highest Intake
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
Lower Long-Term Survival for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Blacks
Paramedic-Led Intervention Cuts Ambulance Calls
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
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Up Mortality
Amount of Physical Exercise Affects Mental Health Burden
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Side Effects of Biologics for Rheumatic Dz May Up Anxiety
WPSI Recommends Annual Urinary Incontinence Screening
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
Novel hs-cTnT Protocol Better Rules Out Myocardial Infarction
Heat-Driven Air Conditioning May Contribute to Additional Deaths
Tobacco Content Still Common on U.K. Prime-Time Television
Cognitive Disability Most Prevalent Type in Young Adults
EHR Review Can Measure Diagnostic Uncertainty
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
VAT Score Improves Predictive Value of MMSE for Dementia
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
DNR Orders Linked to Increased Mortality in Older Adults
Many Americans Not Being Assessed for Depression
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Peer Comparisons Can Decrease Risky Prescribing Patterns
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
Sedation Level Doesn't Impact Delirium Risk After Hip Fx Repair
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Review Addresses Nutritional Hype for Popular Foods
Cardiac Profiles Up With Exercise, Less Sitting in Early Old Age
Feeling Young May Be Reflected in Brain Structure
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight
Few Older Homeless Adults Make Advance Care Plans
Perspectives on USPSTF A-Fib Screening Recommendation
USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation
Most Antipsychotics Prescribed in Nursing Homes Initiated There
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
Walking Tied to Better QoL in Those With/at Risk for CVD
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
PCP Statin Prescribing Up With Automated Patient Dashboard
Factors Examined for End-of-Life Spending Levels in Cancer Care
Death Records Estimate 1,139 Deaths Due to Hurricane Maria
Advance Care Planning Doesn't Aid Quality of Life
CDC: Half of U.S. Adults Tried to Lose Weight From 2013 to 2016
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Increasing Cost of Insulin Has Serious Health Consequences
One-Quarter of Older U.S. Adults May Be Overtreated for Diabetes
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
Obesity Worsens Skilled Nursing Facility Outcomes After Hip Fx
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
Updated Staffing Data Lowers Ratings for Many Nursing Homes
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Flu Vaccine Cuts Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
One in Four Older Adults With Diabetes Uses Alternative Meds
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
Drop in Osteoporosis Treatment Initiation After Hip Fracture
July 28 Is World Hepatitis Day
Use of 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Would Increase HTN Prevalence
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Late-Life Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Number of Brain Infarcts
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
Steroid Abuse Put 60-Year-Old Bodybuilder in the Hospital
Majority of Those in Residential Care Have Advance Directives
Many U.S. Adults View Marijuana Use Positively
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Reproductive, Hormonal Factors Tied to Knee OA in Women
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Monthly Vitamin D Supplement May Not Cut Cancer Risk
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
Portable Sleep Monitoring Accurate in Heart Failure Patients
CDC: More People With High Cholesterol Taking Medications
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
Poor Outcomes for Prefrail/Frail at Risk of Malnutrition
Intermittent Energy Restriction Effectively Cuts HbA1c in T2DM
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
FDA Recalls Drugs Containing Active Ingredient Valsartan
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women
Testosterone Prescribing Down Since 2013
Mobility Plan Can Neutralize the Harms of Bedrest in the Hospital
CDC: 'Tips' Campaign Has Helped a Number of Smokers Quit
Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
Immediate Monitoring With ECG Patch Ups A-Fib Diagnosis Rate
Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Serious Car Accidents
FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates
Harms Reporting Limited in Trials of Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics
eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Declines in Vision Tied to Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Inappropriate Prescribing of Abx High in Urgent Care Centers
Fake FDA Warning Letters Being Sent to Consumers
Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
Sociodemographic Disparities in Eyeglass Use Among Elderly
Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices
AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans
2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care
Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs
Taking Multivitamins/Minerals Doesn't Improve CVD Outcomes
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for ABI for PAD Screen in Asymptomatic
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Nontraditional CVD Risk Factors
FDA Requires Safety Label Changes for Fluoroquinolones
CDC: Nearly One-Third of Injury Deaths Occur at Home
AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging
Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition-Assisted Notes
CDC: Wildfire Smoke Poses Health Risks
Mammography Use Tied to Other Preventive Tests in Older Women
Sleep Apnea Linked to Changes in the Brain in Older Adults
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
Health Gains, Cost Savings Projected for Sodium Goals
PCPs Often Not Meeting Needs of Seniors With Chronic Conditions
WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease
Hospitals Face $218B in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028
Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach
NIH Warns of Increased Risk of Heat-Related Illness for Seniors
Marriage May Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease
Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
1996 to 2013 Saw Large Increase in Diabetes Spending
U.K. Campaign Hasn't Aided Patient Presentations for TIA, Minor CVA
AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar Sweetened Drink Consumption
Coffee Drinking Found to Lower Risk of All-Cause Mortality
Patient Engagement in Asthma Treatment Plans May Improve Quality of Life
Socioeconomic Factors Linked to Hearing Aid Access, Use
Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients
Conservative Management Up for Low-Risk Prostate CA in Veterans
Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
Prolonged Leisure-Time Sitting Tied to Increased Mortality Risk
Decision Tree Model Can ID Behaviors Linked to Sunburn Risk
AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
New Rules May Constrain Docs' Ability to Treat Chronic Pain
Combination of LABA + Inhaled Glucocorticoid Safe in Asthma
USPSTF Favors Osteoporosis Screening to Prevent Fracture
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
Genetic Risk, Lifestyle Predict CVD, Diabetes Independently
Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower Risk of Depression, CVD Death
Few Hemodialysis Patients on Medicare Enroll in Hospice
Half of CV Events Occur from Two to Five Years Post-TIA, -Stroke
National HIV Testing Day Is on June 27
Decline in Medicare Patients Who Die in Acute Care Hospitals
AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
Higher Cancer Rates Confirmed in Women With Dense Breasts
Authors Explore Overdiagnosis in Cancer Screening
CDC, APhA Create Guide for Community-Clinical Linkages
Insulin Glargine 300 Safe, Effective in Seniors With T2DM
New Hospital-at-Home Care Model Tied to Better Outcomes
AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency
Direct-Acting Antivirals Effective for Hepatitis C in Seniors
Aspirin Use Doesn't Cut Cancer Incidence in Older T2DM Patients
Risk of OD Highest for First Days of Opioid + Benzodiazepine Use
More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
Many Physicians Not Prepared for End-of-Life Talks With Patients
NIH Initiative Aims to Address Opioid Misuse Over Long Term
AMA Seeks to Make Long-Term Care Services More Affordable
Cardiovascular Comorbidity Tied to Hearing Loss in Older Old
HbA1c Targets Should Be Personalized in Type 2 Diabetes
Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
Increased Levels of Distress for Firearm Victimization
Recent-Onset Diabetes Tied to Increased Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Rates of Cardiac Stress Testing Down but Still Higher in CKD
AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care
Single Blood Sample Test May Help ID Undiagnosed Diabetes
Pharmacists Are Well Placed to Improve Adult Vaccination Rates
Greater Weight Loss Linked to Superior Outcomes in Knee OA
Walk Test IDs Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction Post Cardiac Surgery
VTE Linked to Acute Decline in Physical Function in Women
CDC: U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 30 Percent From 2000 to 2016
Older Adults Increasingly Have HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancers
Higher Blood Pressure at Mid-Life Increases Dementia Risk
Older Age, ICU, Poor Renal Fcn Up Risk of Opioid OD in Hospital
How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?
USPSTF: No to ECG Screening to Prevent CVD in Low-Risk Adults
Meds With Depression As Adverse Side Effect Commonly Used
Poor Social Network Adds Health Risks Across Cardiac Diagnoses
Older Age Tied to Poorer Course of Major Depressive Disorder
Intellectual Activities in Later Life May Cut Dementia Risk
Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed
Under New Guidelines, More Stroke Survivors With HTN Dx
CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers
More Adults Go to Psychiatrist, Not PCP, for Mental Health Care
CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex
Mindfulness Program May Help Increase Physical Activity Levels
Higher HDL-C Linked to Better Cognition in Older DM Patients
Postmenopausal Sex Hormone Levels Associated With Later CVD
No Consistent Cardiovascular Benefit Seen for Supplements
Variables ID'd to Predict Height Loss in Postmenopausal Women
Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Improves Care Delivery
ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
Review IDs Exercise 'Dose' That May Improve Cognition in Seniors
AUA: Yoga Can Reduce Urinary Incontinence in Older Women
ACS Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening to Start at Age 45
Annual Health Care Expenditure Higher for Hypertensive Patients
Older Adults Often Reluctant to Set Up Secure Patient Portal
Recommendations Developed for Improving Women's Health Care
CDC: Outpatient Rehab Rates Suboptimal for Stroke Survivors
Senior CA Patients Also Benefit From Palliative Radiotherapy
Associative Memory Test Aids Prediction of Dementia Risk
New Hypertension Guideline Discussed for Older Adults
Insomnia Found to Be Common but Mild in Older Adults
Gaps in Care Post Discharge for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
CDC IDs Outbreak Trends Tied to Treated Recreational Water
Increase in Tx Candidates With 2017 Hypertension Guidelines
CPAP Use May Improve Sexual QOL in Those With Sleep Apnea
Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients
Social Isolation Tied to Worse Heart Failure Outcomes
Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality
12 County-Level Factors Affect Individual Well-Being in U.S.
Exercise Modifies Predisposition to Obesity After Menopause
From 2008 to 2014, Prostate Cancer Testing, Treatment Down
CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017
Patterns of Potential Misuse Help Assess Risk of Opioid Overdose
Semaglutide Found to Be Effective Against Type 2 Diabetes
Starting Exercise Even in Older Age Cuts Heart Failure Risk
Robust Immune Responses for Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine
Risk of Dementia Up for Older Adults With Lowest Wealth
Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care
Acute Kidney Injury in Hospital Ups Risk of Later Heart Failure
U.S. Nursing Home Costs Due to Diabetes Vary Greatly by State
Clopidogrel + Aspirin Cuts Ischemic Events in Stroke, TIA
ASCO: Few Eligible Smokers Had CT Screen for Lung CA in 2016
Seafood Recommended 1 to 2 Times/Week for Cardiac Benefit
Aerobic + Strength Exercise Doesn't Slow Cognitive Decline
Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down
Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care
Sleep Apnea Rarely Investigated in Older Adults
Anxiety Levels Tied to Bone Mineral Density Post-Menopause
Study IDs Factors Linked to Quality of Life With Dementia
Rate of Deaths From Falls in Seniors Up From 2007 to 2016
Fx Risk Should Be Monitored in Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday
Malnutrition Is Associated With Poor Prognosis in Heart Failure
Resistance Exercise May Reduce Depressive Symptoms in Adults
FDA Targets Clinics Offering Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies
Lymphoma, Leukemia Survivors Have Increased Health Care Use
Coaching to Up H2O Intake Does Not Slow eGFR Decline in CKD
Surgery for Hip Fx Cuts Mortality in NH Residents With Dementia
Psychological Therapies May Help Older Adults With Chronic Pain
Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs
USPSTF: Decision to Undergo PSA Screening Should Be Individual
Approaches to Firearms for Persons With Dementia Discussed
Folic Acid May Cut Stroke Risk in High-Risk Hypertensive Patients
Cancer Incidences and Burden Expected to Shift in HIV-Positive
Many Organizations Not Meeting Trial Reporting Requirements
Pharmacists Can Play Role in Identifying Frailty
Physical Therapy Helps Recover Arm Function in Chronic CVA
Study IDs Pain Descriptors for Varying Stages of Low Back Pain
Five Strategies to Reduce Acute Care for Cancer Patients ID'd
Systemic Inflammation at Midlife May Up Risk of Later Frailty
Sleep Duration Linked to Health-Related QoL in Kidney Disease
Older Adults Agree Sex Is Important Part of Relationships
Frequency of Sauna Bathing Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk
Palliative Care Consult Can Cut Hospital Costs in Seriously Ill
DRESS Prototype Promising for Persons With Dementia
Doctors Generally Confident With Deprescribing for Elderly
Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees
Early Readmissions More Preventable Than Later Ones
Flu Vaccines Have High Impact, Even With Relatively Low Efficacy
Reforms Suggested for Improving Medical Nutrition Education
Five Healthy Lifestyle Habits Could Add >10 Years to Life
Rural Childhood, Higher Education Cuts Later Life Dementia Risk
New Clinic Satisfaction Tool Provides Real-Time Feedback
Certain Anticholinergic Drugs Appear to Raise Dementia Risk
Improvement in Race-Based Disparities in Years of Life Lost
Saturday Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online
Exercise Intervention Doesn't Improve Walking Ability in PAD
USPSTF Urges Abuse Screening for Reproductive-Aged Women
One in Four Adults Report Having Arthritis
Controlling High Blood Pressure Could Prevent Dementia
Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits
Annual Visits May Not Increase Cognitive Impairment Detection
Systolic BP Increases at Rapid Rate Above 120 to 125 mm Hg
Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss
Caffeine Does Not Appear to Be Linked to Risk of Arrhythmia
Calcium Channel Blockers May Up Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women
2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Institutional Post-Acute Care
USPSTF: Exercise Interventions Prevent Falls in Seniors
Social Worker-Led Intervention Beneficial in Heart Failure
Sedentary Habits Tied to Medial Temporal Lobe Thinning
Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine
Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $500 Billion Annually
Elder Abuse Not Associated With Risk of Chronic Pain
Quality of Life Predicts Mortality in Older Breast Cancer Patients
Recent Years Saw Increase in Burden of Prior Authorization
Declines Seen in Cardiovascular Risk Factors From 1990 to 2010
Smoke Exposure Tied to Higher CV, Cerebrovascular ER Visits
TBI Associated With Increased Risk of Subsequent Dementia
Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level
Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs
Education, Depression, Pain Associated With Opioid Misuse
Informal CVD Caregiving Costs Estimated at $61 Billion in 2015
Polypharmacy Linked to Poorer Cognitive, Physical Capability
Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood
Preserved Neurogenesis in Hippocampus of Healthy Seniors
Online Doc Reviews Don't Reflect Patient Satisfaction Surveys
Docs Engage Little to Coordinate Medicare Home Health Care
Eating Veggies Found to Protect Against Atherosclerosis in Women
Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions
Older Adults Believe Marijuana Can Be Effective for Pain
Sudden Loss of Wealth Increases Risk of All-Cause Mortality
Agile Implementation Speeds Initiation of Health Care Solutions
Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration Linked to High HDL
Nurse Education Improves Post-Op Survival in Dementia Patients
Novel Interstitium Has Been Identified in Human Tissues
Physical, Executive Function Most Affected After Ischemic Stroke
'Nontrivial' Number of Seniors Lack a Personal Physician
Cervical Cancer Frequently Diagnosed After Age 65
EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events
Hepatitis C Screening Increasing Among Baby Boomers
Concern for Employer, Insurance Discrimination for Alzheimer's Patients
Ethical Duties ID'd for Short-Term Global Health Experiences
History of Cancer Tied to Lower Endurance, Higher Fatigability
Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers
MVPA Mortality Risk Reduction Not Tied to Exercise in Bouts
Hearing Difficulty May Up Risk of Accidental Injury
Unique Risks Associated With Texting Medical Orders
Calorie Restriction Linked to Sustained Metabolic Adaptation
Short-Term PPIs Tied to Higher Hip Fracture Risk in Alzheimer's
Home-Based Primary Care Ups Access in Rural Areas
Blueprint Being Developed to Address Physician Burnout
Personal Health Info Found in Recycling at Five Hospitals
Nurse-Supported Post-Stroke Voiding Program Appears Helpful
Prior Authorization Negatively Impacts Clinical Outcomes
2013 to 2016 Saw No Change in Antibiotic Prescribing Practices
Family Influences Older Adults' Care Preferences
Review: Virtual Reality Distracts From Pain of Medical Procedures
Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs
U.S. Spends Twice As Much for Similar Health Care Utilization
Great Recession Linked to Increase in BP, Blood Glucose
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Tied to Increased β-Amyloid
Three-Pronged Approach Can Improve Physician Engagement
High Total Cholesterol Protects Against Cognitive Decline
Falls in Elderly Patients Cost $50 Billion Annually
Doctors Facing Challenge to Help Needy While Protecting Practices
Patients With CKD Face High Symptom Burden at End of Life
Vascular Risk Factors Tied to Increased Incontinence Risk
30-Day ER Revisit Predicts Poor Outcomes in Elderly
Gender Minorities Have Greater Mental Illness, Disability
ACP Updates Guidance for HbA1c Targets for Adults With T2DM
Strong State Firearm Policies, Lower Firearm Suicide Rate Tied
Determining 'Avoidability' of Nursing Home Transfers Complex
Program Aids Communication for Spouses Affected by Dementia
Conventional Hemodialysis Induces Drop in Cerebral Blood Flow
Retinopathy Associated With Accelerated Cognitive Decline
Early Studies Often Show Exaggerated Treatment Effect
AAN: Adherence to DASH Diet May Reduce Risk of Depression
Recommendations for Optimizing Hidden Curriculum in Medicine
Understanding Rx Nonadherence Can Improve Adherence
Knee Pain, Functional Impairment Associated With Depression
Benzodiazepine Use Declining in Older Adults
Artificial Intelligence May Help Prevent Physician Burnout
FDA Warns of Possible Heart Risks Linked to Clarithromycin
Hand Hygiene Program Tied to Lower Nursing Home Mortality
Menopausal Hormone Therapy Tied to Less Pronounced Kyphosis
Quality of Perceived Hospice Care Varies by Setting
Haloperidol for Delirium in Critically Ill No Help for Survival
Alcohol Use Disorders Tied to Increased Risk of Dementia Onset
CDC: No Change in Percentage of Uninsured in U.S. From '16 to '17
All Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Mortality in Older Men
Lumbopelvic Pain Negatively Affects Walking in Elderly
Anticoagulants in Seniors With A-Fib, CKD Ups Stroke, ICH Risk
Burnout Found Prevalent Among Doctors in Single Health System
Treatment Initiation for Depression Low in Primary Care
Influenza A(H3N2) Viruses Predominate 2017-2018 Season
Patients Want Physicians to Have Greater Connectivity
Ultra-Processed Food Linked to Increased Overall Cancer Risk
Poor Outcomes With Systolic BP Below 120 mm Hg in HFpEF
Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks
Education About Imaging Most Often Given by Ordering Provider
EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value-Based Care
Premature Dementia Risk May Be Up in Survivors of Heart Defects
Open-Label Placebo May Reduce Fatigue in Cancer Survivors
Top Consumer Concerns Reported About Physicians
Poll: Personal Beliefs Shouldn't Allow Doctors to Refuse to Treat
Low Serum Sodium Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Men
FDA Says U.S. Will Now Produce Critical MRI Component
Positive Age Beliefs May Protect Seniors Against Dementia
Drowsiness May Be Factor in About 10 Percent of Crashes
Updated Review Confirms Worse Stroke Outcomes for Women
Expenditures Rising for Treating Obesity-Related Illness in U.S.
Humanities Exposure Positively Impacts Medical Students
Factors Identified That Impact Physicians IT Adoption
Chronic Disease Major Risk Factor for Cancer, Cancer Mortality
Medicaid Expansion Cuts Out-of-Pocket Spending
NSAID Users Commonly Exceed Daily Limit
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Not Found to Up Risk of Heart Disease
Eye Tests Tied to Less Dementia in Older Drivers Who Crash
Characteristics of Asymptomatic Paroxysmal A-Fib Identified
Early Alzheimer's Tied to Rest-Activity Rhythm Fragmentation
Regulators Trying to Reduce Physician Burden Linked to EHR
Hearing Loss Common Among Heart Failure Patients
Health Care Spending Up, Mainly Due to Rising Prices
Much Hip Fx Variation in Nursing Homes Remains Unexplained
Odds of Post-Op Mortality Increase As Weekend Approaches
ASA: High Adherence to MIND Diet May Benefit Stroke Survivors
Solanezumab Doesn't Affect Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's
Multidomain Lifestyle Intervention May Aid Cognition in APOE ε4 Carriers
Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Up Even Smoking 1 Cigarette/Day
Cognitive Training Aids Memory in People With Mild Impairment
Periodontitis in Older Adults Tied to Higher Total Cancer Risk
Diabetes Tied to Higher Rates of Serious Infection
Out-of-Pocket Expenditures Down With ACA Implementation
New ACC/AHA Recs Developed for BP Evaluation, Management
Confusion Common in Seniors Prescribed Antibiotics for UTI
Older Adults Less Likely to Have Provider-Ordered Flu Testing
Interactive Simulation Can Affect Activity Intentions in T2DM
Falls More Common in Elderly With Cognitive Impairment
Acute Kidney Injury Ups Risk for Post-Discharge Hypoglycemia
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