Gastroenterology News

FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Hemochromatosis Mutation Linked to Other Morbidity
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Liver Transplant Survival May Improve With Race Matching
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
Guideline Issued for Treatment of Mild/Moderate Ulcerative Colitis
Postpartum New-Onset Mental Illness Risk Up With IBD
Number of Colorectal CA Deaths Projected to Rise Worldwide
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease
CDC: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
FDA: Chocolates, Candies May Be Contaminated With Hepatitis A
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Fewer Complications Found With Hybrid Surgery for Esophageal Cancer
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
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers
About 11 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Food Allergy
Anemia Criteria Assist Decision on Type of Colorectal Cancer Screen
Long-Term Reduction in CRC Risk After Negative Colonoscopy
Nurse-Led Program in Primary Care Can Up Detection of Liver Dz
Many Veterans Oppose Cessation of Colorectal Cancer Screening
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Fecal Occult Blood Test May Improve CRC Outcomes in Some
Malnutrition Ups Risk of Postop Issues in Pediatric Crohn Disease
Appalachia, Western States Have Highest Hep C Prevalence
Costs, Expected Weight Loss Impact Bariatric Surgery Choice
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Hospitalization for Upper GI Bleed Highest With Rivaroxaban
Modified-FOLFIRINOX Beneficial in Resected Pancreatic Cancer
Failure of Timely Stop to Certain Prescription Drugs Is Common
Food Allergy Linked to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Activity
Hospitalizations Up for Homeless From 2007 to 2013
Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Liver Proton Density Fat Fraction Drops After Bariatric Surgery
Post-Inflammatory Polyps Not Linked to Colorectal Neoplasia
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Certain Sites of Brain Lesions in MS Tied to Bowel Incontinence
Risk Factors Identified for Late Recurrence of Liver Cancer
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Negative Attitudes Reported Toward Weight-Loss Surgery
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Tailored Feedback at CRC Screen Improves Lifestyle Behaviors
Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Prostate Cancer Linked
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Reference Infliximab, Biosimilar Equivalent for Crohn's Disease
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
Colonoscopy Receipt Varies After Advanced Adenoma Diagnosis
Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk in Men
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Targeted Hep C Testing Misses High Number of Cases in Prisons
Hypnotherapy Beats Education for Relief of IBS Symptoms
FDA: Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, but Check Labels
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Obesity Tied to Increased Risk for Early-Onset CRC in Women
Probiotics Show No Benefits for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis
FDA Approves Drug for Treatment of Travelers' Diarrhea
IBD Disability Index for Self-Report Reliable, Valid
FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Prevalence of Food Allergy 7.6 Percent in U.S. Children
Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients
Obesity as a Teen Ups Risk for Later Pancreatic Cancer
ACAAI: Almost 2 Percent of Children Have Milk Allergy
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Harms ID'd With Nonoperative Management of Appendicitis
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
Option Found for Retreatment of Chronic Hep C Infection
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
2017 Hepatitis A Outbreaks Tied to Drug Use, Homelessness
Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Short Questionnaire IDs GI Disorders in Children With Autism
Colectomy Appears to Increase Later Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Over Two Million People Living With Hep C From 2013 to 2016
Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry
Removing Appendix May Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease
Sign-Up Season Begins on
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
2011 to 2015 Saw Decline in Health Care-Associated Infections
Greater Weight Loss With Gastric Bypass Than Other Bariatric Sx
Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Psoriasis Linked to Increased Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Healthier Diet Tied to Lower Mortality Risk in CRC Patients
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Alcohol Disorder Screening in Women Post-RYGB Inadequate
Loss to Follow-Up Common With IBD, But Many Have Flare-Ups
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Hispanics With HIV Face Higher Risk for HPV-Related Cancer
Prevalence of Pediatric Metabolic, Bariatric Surgery Examined
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
AGA Issues Guidelines for Opioid-Induced Constipation
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
ACS: Accepting Liver From Older Donor Better Than Waiting
ACS: Opiate-Free Surgery Feasible for Elective Colectomy
Unrestricted Diet OK More Than One Day Before Colonoscopy
Percent Weight Regain Predicts Health Risks Post-Bariatric Surgery
Variability in Geographic Availability of New Antibiotics
Bioinformatics Tool Can ID Source of Bloodstream Pathogens
Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Recommendations Developed to Verify NGT Placement in Children
Web-Based Lifestyle Program Works for Liver Disease Patients
Gastric Banding, Metformin Similar for Improving Glycemia
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Modest Alcohol Consumption May Reduce Mortality in NAFLD
Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass May Be Better for Teens
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Long-Term Aspirin Use Linked to Reduction in Liver Cancer Risk
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
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
Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico
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
First Human Case of Rat Strain of Hepatitis E Seen in Hong Kong
Anti-Reflux Surgery Promising in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Tied to Hip Fracture in Dialysis Patients
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Single Agent Treats Two Cancers With Same Genetic Cause
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Lorcaserin Facilitates Weight Loss in Overweight, Obese
Initial Abx Feasible Alternative for Uncomplicated Appendicitis
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak
Sensitivity for CRC Detection Up With Decreasing FIT Threshold
Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality
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
California Lawsuit Claims AbbVie Paid Doctors to Prescribe Humira
20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
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
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Waiting for Hearts
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
AHA: Update on Diagnosis, Tx for Chagas Cardiomyopathy
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
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Ground Chuck Products Recalled by Publix Super Markets
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Preemptive Analgesia May Cut Post-Op Pain in Anorectal Surgery
Radn Tx Alone May Be Adequate for Stage I Anal Cancer in Elderly
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
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
Computer-Aided Colonoscopy Reliably Identifies Small Polyps
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Frailty in Middle-Aged With Multimorbidity Tied to Mortality
Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education
Long-Term PPI Use Linked to Pneumonia Risk in Older Adults
Time to Stop Cancer Screenings: What Do Patients Want to Hear?
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
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
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
Little Global Development Assistance for Adolescent Health
Psych Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Abdominal Pain
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
CDC: Increase in Tianeptine Exposures From 2014 to 2017
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
Physicians With Medicine/Psych Training Can Help Complex Cases
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
C. difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
Unsheltered Homeless Have High Mortality Rates
Resource Use Greater for More Severe Pediatric Appendicitis
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests
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
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
NIH Releases Large-Scale Dataset of CT Images
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
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
Telemedicine Cuts Inter-Hospital ICU Transfers of Critically Ill
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
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
NFID Initiative Working to Up Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates
July 28 Is World Hepatitis Day
FDA: Whey Powder Behind Recent Salmonella-Linked Recalls
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Canada Updates Guidelines for Hepatitis C Virus Infection
CDC: Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak Appears to Be Over
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
WHO Targets for Chronic Hepatitis B Will Be Cost-Effective
One-Third of Hep C Rx Receive Absolute Denial From Insurers
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
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
FDA Warns Against Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Complementary Medicine Use Ups Refusal of Usual Cancer Therapy
Availability of Generic Antivirals for Hepatitis B Increasing
Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
Liver Disease-Related Deaths Up Sharply From 1999 to 2016
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
Risk of CRC, Non-CRC Death Up With Positive Fecal Hb Test
Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
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
FDA: Illnesses Tied to Fresh Crab Meat Imported From Venezuela
E. Coli Found in Water at Tennessee Ziplining Facility
eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
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
Universal Screening Best Strategy for Hepatitis C in France
Apixaban Is Safest Direct Oral Anticoagulant Versus Warfarin
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
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on the Rise in the United States
IV Acetaminophen Minimally Helpful for Colectomy Pain
Cabozantinib Improves Survival in Advanced Hepatocellular Cancer
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
Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
AMA Urges Caution With Use of Wire-Bristle BBQ Grill Brushes
Vegetable Trays Tainted With Cyclospora Put Seven in Hospital
Pembrolizumab Not Better Than PTX for Advanced Gastric Cancer
Irrigation Water Likely Cause of Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak
Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
Prolonged Leisure-Time Sitting Tied to Increased Mortality Risk
AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
Penicillin Allergy Linked to MRSA, C. Difficile Risk
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
Most Bleeding Events in Non-CVD Patients Are GI-Related
Sodium Thiosulfate Post-Cisplatin May Lessen Hearing Loss
AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
Authors Explore Overdiagnosis in Cancer Screening
AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency
Direct-Acting Antivirals Effective for Hepatitis C in Seniors
Post-Endoscopic Infection More Common Than Previously Thought
Long-Term Risk of Anastomotic Ulceration After RYGB
More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
Valuing Gluten-Free Food Tied to Better Dietary Intake
AAFP Still Recommends CRC Screening From Age 50 to 75
70 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak
Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
Recent-Onset Diabetes Tied to Increased Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Pharmacologic Tx Should Be Used Sparingly for Reflux in Preemies
AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care
Higher Vitamin D Levels Tied to Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer
60 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak
Pre-Op Psychiatric Dx Not Tied to Bariatric Sx Outcomes in Teens
Sun Defenses Up in Transplant Patients After Skin Cancer Study
Addition of Bezafibrate Beneficial in Primary Biliary Cholangitis
How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?
High Costs for Diagnosis, Care of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects Linked to Distress
Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed
CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
Microbiota in Breastfed Infants May Help Prevent Overweight
CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex
DDW: Psych Disorders Make GERD Hard to Dx by Symptoms Alone
DDW: Altruism, Economic Reward Motivate Fecal Donation
DDW: Bowel Sounds May Identify Irritable Bowel Syndrome
ASCO: mFOLFIRINOX Improves Survival in Pancreatic Cancer
ASCO: mCRC Costs Up in Western Washington vs. British Columbia
CDC Says E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
ACS Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening to Start at Age 45
FDA Approves New Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis
Worse Survival for BRCA Germline Mutation Carriers in Pancreatic CA
CDC IDs Outbreak Trends Tied to Treated Recreational Water
Ingestible Bio-Electronic Device Could Monitor GI Health
Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients
Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality
Surveillance Frequency Doesn't Cut Mortality in Colorectal Cancer
IBD Associated With Increased Risk of Parkinson's Disease
CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017
FDA OKs Doptelet for Liver Dz Patients Undergoing Procedures
Semaglutide Found to Be Effective Against Type 2 Diabetes
Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care
Breath Test Shows Promise for Diagnosis of Esophagogastric CA
Molecular Basis for Varied Presentations of ETEC Explored
V600E BRAF Mutation Tied to Worse Survival in CRC Liver Mets
Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down
Hepatitis C-Exposed Infants Not Adequately Screened
Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care
Higher CRC Risk With Advanced Adenoma Found on Colonoscopy
Novel Purchasing Strategy Could Cut Medicaid Costs for HCV Meds
Sofosbuvir Improves Renal Safety in Patients With Chronic Hep C
Restricting Fluids Post Abdominal Surgery Doesn't Up Survival
Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs
FDA Permits Marketing of New Device for Treating GI Bleeding
Many Organizations Not Meeting Trial Reporting Requirements
Gender Disparity Observed in Cancer Genetic Testing in the U.S.
Reporting Outcomes Per Surgeon Tied to Drop in CRC Sx Mortality
Opioids Often Over-Prescribed After Hiatal Hernia Surgery
Nodal Response to Pre-Op Tx Tied to Survival in Esophageal Cancer
Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees
Liver-Kidney Recipients Have Donor-Specific Hypo-Responses
New Clinic Satisfaction Tool Provides Real-Time Feedback
Potentially Inappropriate Meds Use Prevalent in Cancer Patients
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
IBD Associated With Increased Incidence of Parkinson's Disease
Alcohol Intake May Influence Oral Microbiome Composition
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Cuts CRC Incidence, Mortality in Men
Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits
Factors ID'd to Predict Fatty Liver in Obese Teens
Colon Cancer Survival Varies by Insurance Type
Prescribing of Gluten-Free Foods Declining in England
Opiate Use Linked to Early Mortality in IBD Patients
C. Difficile Risk Higher With Stoma Reversal Versus Colectomy
Calcium Channel Blockers May Up Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women
Metabolic Syndrome Common With Chronic Hep B Infection
Males With BRCA Mutations Have Increased Risk of Certain Cancers
Similar Outcomes for Transplant With Overdose-Death Donors
Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine
Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $500 Billion Annually
Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy Helps ID Barrett's Regions
TFs Operate Across Gene Loci Within Disease Phenotypes
Adherence to ACS Guidelines Linked to Survival in Colon Cancer
Recent Years Saw Increase in Burden of Prior Authorization
Higher Mortality Risk Seen for 'Night Owls'
Increased Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety After CRC
Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level
Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs
DPP-4I Not Tied to Increased Risk of Acute Pancreatitis in Seniors
Whole Body CT Doesn't Cut Mortality in Peds Blunt Trauma
Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood
Obesity Can Negatively Effect Liver in Children As Young As 8
ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for Chronically Ill
Online Doc Reviews Don't Reflect Patient Satisfaction Surveys
Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions
Early Alcohol Use in Pregnancy Tied to Gastroschisis
Antibiotics, Acid-Suppressive Meds Tied to Allergic Disease
Grief Symptoms Similar in Donor vs Non-Donor Decision Families
Bariatric Surgery Lessens Knee OA Pain More in Certain Patients
3, 6 Month Adjuvant CAPOX Equally Effective for Colon Cancer
Novel Interstitium Has Been Identified in Human Tissues
Reduced Overall Survival for Alcohol-Related Liver Cancer
EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events
Hepatitis C Screening Increasing Among Baby Boomers
Ethical Duties ID'd for Short-Term Global Health Experiences
BMI Linked to Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk in Chronic Hep B
Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers
Unique Risks Associated With Texting Medical Orders
Short-Term PPIs Tied to Higher Hip Fracture Risk in Alzheimer's
Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 Inhibitors in T2DM Linked to IBD
H. Pylori Treatment Tied to Lower Metachronous Gastric Cancer Risk
Cryoablation of Posterior Vagal Trunk Feasible in Obesity
Blueprint Being Developed to Address Physician Burnout
Personal Health Info Found in Recycling at Five Hospitals
High Intake of Red Meats Tied to Liver Disease, Insulin Resistance
Prior Authorization Negatively Impacts Clinical Outcomes
Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Poor Identified
Gut Bacteria May Be Tied to Brain Dysfunction From Sepsis
Novel Pediatric Appendicitis Risk Calculator Accurately IDs Risk
Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs
Digital Intervention Can Increase Colorectal Cancer Screenings
U.S. Spends Twice As Much for Similar Health Care Utilization
Vit D Concentration Associated With Reduced Risk of Cancer
Three-Pronged Approach Can Improve Physician Engagement
More Evidence Colonoscopy Cuts Colorectal Cancer Mortality
Odds of Opioid Prescriptions Up in Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Median Household Income Predicts Survival in Anal Cancer
Doctors Facing Challenge to Help Needy While Protecting Practices
Text Message-Based Intervention Helps With Sobriety Maintenance
Maternal Use of TDF Doesn't Further Reduce HBV Transmission
Volatile Organic Compounds in Feces Tied to Diet Response
Diaphragmatic Breathing Tied to Less Belching in GERD
Calcium ± Vit D Supplements Up Risk of Colon Adenomas, Polyps
Diet-Treated Chronic Illness May Lead to Disordered Eating
Higher Nut Consumption May Cut Recurrence, Death in Colon CA
Alternatives to Whole Liver Transplants Feasible for Children
Early Studies Often Show Exaggerated Treatment Effect
Sleeve Gastrectomy Tied to Drop in GDM, Excessive Fetal Growth
Recommendations for Optimizing Hidden Curriculum in Medicine
Understanding Rx Nonadherence Can Improve Adherence
Artificial Intelligence May Help Prevent Physician Burnout
Risk Factors for Recurrence of Acute Diverticulitis Identified
GI Surgical Site Infections Higher in Low-Income Countries
Gut Microbiota May Affect Vertical Transmission of Being Overweight
CDC: No Change in Percentage of Uninsured in U.S. From '16 to '17
No Evidence Use of SEP-1 Bundle Ups Survival in Sepsis
Fecal Immunochemical Test Predicts Mucosal Healing in UC
Burnout Found Prevalent Among Doctors in Single Health System
Mortality Risks of Exclusive Cigar, Cigarette, Pipe Use ID'd
Bariatric Surgery Linked to Discontinuing Diabetes Meds
Follow-Up Lacking for Teen, Young Adult Cancer Survivors
Many in Oregon View Alcohol As More Harmful Than Marijuana
Patients Want Physicians to Have Greater Connectivity
Ultra-Processed Food Linked to Increased Overall Cancer Risk
Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks
Pre-Op Weight Loss Improves Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery
Disparities Seen in Gastric Cancer Patients' Receipt of Pre-Op Chemo
Education About Imaging Most Often Given by Ordering Provider
EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value-Based Care
Ultrasound for Rectal Cancer Staging Tied to More Chemoradiation
Top Consumer Concerns Reported About Physicians
Poll: Personal Beliefs Shouldn't Allow Doctors to Refuse to Treat
FDA Says U.S. Will Now Produce Critical MRI Component
Expenditures Rising for Treating Obesity-Related Illness in U.S.
Stem Cell Transplant May Be Effective for Systemic Sclerosis
Mutations Common in Pancreatic CA, History of Other Cancers
Hot Tea + Alcohol or Smoking May Up Esophageal Cancer Risk
IV Bevacizumab Effective for Severe HHT-Related Bleeding
Humanities Exposure Positively Impacts Medical Students
Factors Identified That Impact Physicians IT Adoption
Medicaid Expansion Cuts Out-of-Pocket Spending
Glecaprevir-Pibrentasvir Effective Treatment for HCV Genotypes 1, 3
Survival Trends for Cancer Generally Increasing Worldwide
Increased Risk of Appendicitis One Week After Colonoscopy
Decreased Survival When Surgery Refused for Esophageal Cancer
Regulators Trying to Reduce Physician Burden Linked to EHR
Pre-Op Physical Therapy May Cut Pulmonary Complications
Health Care Spending Up, Mainly Due to Rising Prices
Odds of Post-Op Mortality Increase As Weekend Approaches
FDA Approves Lutathera for Some Gastro and Pancreatic Cancers
Care for Key Surgical Issues Up With ACA Medicaid Expansion
Probiotics Tied to Lower Preterm Delivery, Preeclampsia Risk
Hyperandrogenism May Affect Gut Microbiome in PCOS
Periodontitis in Older Adults Tied to Higher Total Cancer Risk
Swallowable Device Can Test for DNA Markers of Barrett's
Drinking in Early Adulthood Tied to Later Risk for Liver Disease
Out-of-Pocket Expenditures Down With ACA Implementation
Blood Test Found to Detect Eight Common Cancer Types
Alcohol Induced DNA Repair Genes Prognostic in Gastric Cancer
Proinflammatory Diet Linked to Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk
Significant Ultrasound Practice Needed to Diagnose Appendicitis
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