Neurology News

Digital Intervention Ups Socialization in Children With Autism
Aspiration Noninferior to Stent Retriever for Clot Removal
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Ocular Protein Levels May Be Useful for Alzheimer Testing
More Vascular Risk Factors Tied to Worse Brain Health
Many Patients Still Employ Strategies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs
Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked to Increased Risk for Autism
Certain Dietary Patterns Linked to Cognitive Performance
Older Age at Puberty Linked to Lower Odds of Multiple Sclerosis
In Youth With ADHD, New-Onset Psychosis Up With Amphetamines
Antiepileptic Drugs Not Tied to Dementia Risk
Patients With Diabetes at Increased Risk for Sleep Apnea
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Neighborhood-Level Socioeconomics Tied to MS Disability Progression
Novel Checklist Can Distinguish Anthrax Exposure From Other Illnesses
Analgesics in Pregnancy Do Not Seem to Cause Offspring Asthma
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
Less Invasive Method Safely IDs Epilepsy Surgical Candidates
Average of 283,000 Children Have Sports-Related TBIs/Year
'Brain Vital Signs' Detect Concussion-Related Changes
Having Affected Relatives Linked to Increased Alzheimer Risk
CDC: 2000 to 2017 Saw Increase in Mortality Due to Dementia
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
Noncontrast Brain MRI Effective for Monitoring Multiple Sclerosis
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
MRI Method That Measures Iron in Brain Shows Impact of Stroke
Diet Quality in Midlife Not Linked to Later Risk for Dementia
Odds of Dry Eye Disease Up With Migraine Headache
Retinal Microvascular Changes Identified in Alzheimer Disease
AAN: No Increased MS Relapse Risk in Postpartum Period
Predictors ID'd for Successful Removal of Mechanical Ventilation
Long-Term Systemic Hormone Therapy May Up Alzheimer Risk
Conversion From Sleep Disorder to Neurodegeneration Studied
Cocoa Beverage Could Improve Multiple Sclerosis-Related Fatigue
Mental Health Symptoms Common After Mild Brain Injury
Electronic Order Set May Reduce Inappropriate ECG Monitoring
AAN: Sweetened Drinks Linked to More Severe Disability in MS
Few Seniors Receive Regular Brief Cognitive Assessments
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Methanol Toxicity Can Result From Occupational Exposure
MMR Not Linked to Autism in Danish Cohort Study
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Tied to Stroke Risk
AAN: Sleep Apnea Tied to Higher Cortical Tau Levels in Seniors
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Heavy Smoking Linked to Damaged Spatial, Color Vision
AAN: Professional Soccer Players Show Increased Risk for ALS
Lowering BP, Lipids in Healthy Elderly Has No Cognitive Effect
Prenatal Vitamin Intake in Early Pregnancy May Cut Autism Risk
Contributors to Delay of Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis ID'd
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Higher Triglycerides May Be Protective in the Very Elderly
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Study Looks at Pathology of CTE in American Football Players
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Midlife Cognitive, Physical Activity May Cut Dementia Risk
Studies Promising for Sensory Feedback for Hand Prostheses
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Early Intensive Treatment May Improve Long-Term MS Outcomes
Inappropriate Use of Fentanyl Preps Seen Despite Awareness
Late-Onset Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Sports Medicine Society Updates Concussion Guidelines
Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause
Brief Anesthesia in Infancy Does Not Mar Neurodevelopment
Subsymptom Threshold Exercise Speeds Concussion Recovery
Medicare Patients With MS Face Higher Out-of-Pocket Rx Costs
Physical Activity Down Across Chronic Disease Subgroups
High Rates of MenB Vaccination Advised in University Outbreaks
Midlife Systemic Inflammation Linked to Later Cognitive Decline
Functional MRI Patterns Indicate Consciousness, Unconsciousness
Lower Birth Weight May Up Risk for Psychiatric Disorders
Yoga May Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms, Severity
Neoadjuvant PD-1 Blockade Seems Effective in Glioblastoma
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
ASA: Opioid Epidemic Tied to Infection-Related Stroke
ASA: Intensive BP Control Lowers Bleeding Risk in Stroke Patients
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Low Fitness, Obesity Linked to Later Disability Pension
FDA Warns 17 Companies About Illegal Alzheimer Disease Products
Children With Autism More Often Have Sleep Problems
ASA: Reversal Agent Cuts Severe Bleeding With Factor Xa Inhibitors
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Education Not Tied to Rate of Cognitive Change in Seniors
Trazodone Not Associated With Reduced Risk for Dementia
Discord Found in Clinician-, Criteria-Based Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
EEG-Guided Anesthesia Does Not Cut Postop Delirium in Seniors
ERAS Protocol Can Cut Opioid Use After Spine Surgery
Ethnic Differences Seen at Time of Dementia Diagnosis in U.K.
Compounded Topical Pain Creams No Better Than Placebo
Evidence of Therapeutic Efficacy Substantial for Cannabis Use
Early Tau Deposition Elevated for Women Versus Men
Expanded Recall of Warfarin Level Monitoring Test Strips
Frailty Tied to Liver Transplant Wait-List Mortality in Cirrhosis
Hearing Loss Linked to Subjective Cognitive Function Decline
Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates
AHA: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease
Management of MS in Pregnancy Reviewed in U.K. Guideline
Aerobic Exercise Tied to Better Cognition at All Ages
Thymectomy + PDN Beneficial for Non-Thymomatous Myasthenia Gravis
ASA: Increased Odds of Stroke, MI With E-Cigarette Use
ASA: Flu-Like Illness Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke
Intensive BP Treatment Does Not Reduce Dementia Risk
NOACs Recommended as First-Line Prevention of Stroke in A-Fib
Screen Time Linked to Poorer Child Developmental Performance
Helmet Use Low Among Standing Electric Scooter Riders
Comorbid Neck Injury Up for Women With Concussion
Machine Learning Methods Can Detect UTI in Dementia Patients
Virtual Video Visits Liked by Patients, Providers
Cognitive Scores After Kidney Transplant Tied to Frailty
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Suicide Incidence Up in Autism Spectrum Disorder 2013 to 2017
Risk for Conversion of MS Varies With Different Therapies
Levodopa + Carbidopa Does Not Modify Disease in Early Parkinson
BP >120/80 mm Hg Linked to Lower Gray Matter Volume
Most Stroke Survivors ≥50 Years Report Complete Mental Health
Mavoglurant Improves Visual Attention in Fragile X Syndrome
Medical Cannabis Decisions Being Made by Users, Not Doctors
Canadian Syncope Risk Score IDs ED Monitoring Time Postsyncope
Frailty Could Increase Susceptibility for Dementia
FDA Approves First Generic Version of Epilepsy Drug Sabril
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Temporary Impairment in HRQOL After Teen Sports Concussion
Nerve Transfer Promising for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Patients
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
High Levels of Activity, Motor Ability Linked to Better Cognition
Stem Cell Transplant Slows Progression of Multiple Sclerosis
Breakdown of Blood-Brain Barrier May Drive Dementia
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
Terrorist Attack Victims With PTSD Have Higher Cancer Risk
One in Five Back Pain Patients Experience Persistent Pain
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Less Deep Sleep in Elderly Tied to Alzheimer Disease Markers
Obesity Linked to Lower Gray Matter Brain Volume
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Psychotherapy May Reduce Frequency of Nonepileptic Seizures
No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases
AI Technology IDs Genetic Diseases by Analyzing Facial Photos
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Single-Family Rooms May Benefit Very Preterm Infants
Racial Differences ID'd in Some Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease
Home Monitoring of Lung Function Feasible in Teens With Duchenne
Employment, Earning Losses Noted After Cardiovascular Events
Meta-Analysis: Botulinum A Tops Placebo for Chronic Migraine
Sex Differences ID'd in Response to Glioblastoma Treatment
Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Increased ADHD Risk
Clinical Tool Rapidly Assesses Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
Artificial Intelligence Can Detect, Classify Acute Brain Bleeds
Impaired Cognitive Status Impacts Rehab Potential in SNFs
Higher Risk for Depression, Anxiety Seen With Cerebral Palsy
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Can Reduce Phantom Limb Pain
Oculomotor Response to Head Impacts Studied in Youth Football
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Study IDs Risk Factors for Violent Sleep Disorder
ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
Risk of Arterial Thromboembolic Events Up Prior to Cancer Diagnosis
FDA Warns Companies on Unsafe, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments
Age, BMI Predict Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment Success
Number of People With Dementia Rose Twofold From 1990 to 2016
Incident Concussion 5.1 Percent Per Season for Youth Football
Mental, Behavior, Developmental Disorders Up With Low-Income
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
Global Lifetime Risk for Stroke About 25 Percent in 2016
OCT Imaging Needle Can Detect Blood Vessels in Neurosurgery
Exercise Promotes Executive Functioning in Sedentary Adults
FDA Advisory Panels: Prescribe Naloxone With Opioid Painkillers
Endocrine Tx Does Not Impair Neuropsychological Performance
Several Factors Tied to Early Readmission After Hip Fracture Sx
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
Palliative Care in MS Inpatients Rises From 2005 to 2014
Cognitive Decline Similar After Cardiac Surgery, Catheterization
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Lower in Women With Active Migraine
Solriamfetol Feasible for Sleep Apnea-Related Tiredness
Dementia Often Misclassified With Brief Cognitive Assessments
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Certain Sites of Brain Lesions in MS Tied to Bowel Incontinence
T2DM Linked to Decline in Verbal Memory, Fluency in Older Adults
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Dementia Risk Up in Women With Military-Linked Risk Factors
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Case Numbers of U.S. Children With Polio-Like Illness Hit Record High
Patients May Become Immune to Botulinum Toxin Treatments
Intellectual Engagement Linked to Cognitive Performance Later
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba
Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia
Smaller Heads Related to Opioid-Related Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects for Statins
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Lack of Peds Preventive Care Ups Unplanned Hospital Admissions
Functional Nasal Surgery Can Improve Headache Symptoms
FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug
Migraine With Aura Linked to Increase in Incident A-Fib
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Urate Elevation in Potential Tx for Parkinson's Not Tied to HTN
Prevalence of Ever-Diagnosed ASD 2.79 Percent in U.S. Children
CDC: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Appear to Have Peaked for 2018
Risk of Sudden Death in Epilepsy Can Decline Over Time
Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Results of Pediatric Genomic Epilepsy Tests Often Reclassified
Burnout, Satisfaction Vary With Age, Sex Among Neurologists
FDA Approves Firdapse for Rare Autoimmune Disorder
Liquid Biopsy Can Assess Tx Response of Peds Brain Tumors
Monitoring Movement Reflects Efficacy of Mandibular Splint
ADHD Diagnosis, Treatment Up for August-Born Children
Gene Therapy Forms New Polysynaptic Pathways in Parkinson's
Fruits, Veggies, Orange Juice May Protect Men's Memory
Feature Tagging of Home Videos Promising in Autism Diagnosis
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
RSNA: Refractory Back Pain Responds to CT-Guided Pulsed RF
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
Estimated 2.5 Percent of U.S. Children Diagnosed With Autism
Ocrelizumab May Help Preserve Hand, Arm Function in PPMS
CDC: U.S. Prevalence of ALS Was 5.2 Per 100,000 in 2015
FDA Approves Drug to Treat Rare Immune Disease
Arterial Stiffness May Predict Dementia Risk
ED Utilization Up for Pediatric mTBI After TBI Legislation
CDC Announces Acute Flaccid Myelitis Task Force
Prenatal Nitric Oxide Exposure Linked to Higher Risk for Autism
Dementia Tied to Mortality in Older Adults With Down Syndrome
MS Relapse Drops During Pregnancy but Rises After
AAP Updates Management of Sport-Related Concussion
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
Many Patients Do Not Engage Health Care Provider During MS Relapse
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
CDC Probe Continues as Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Rise
AHA: Icosapent Ethyl Cuts CV Risk From Elevated Triglycerides
Repetitive Hits May Predispose Athletes to Concussion
18F-FDG PET Algorithm Allows Early Prediction of Alzheimer's
No Efficacy Signal for Fluoxetine in EV-D68 Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Quitting Cannabis Tied to Improved Memory
Use of Polyetheretherketone Devices May Up Pseudarthrosis
In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke
Concussion-Related Biomarkers Vary Based on Sex, Race
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Short Questionnaire IDs GI Disorders in Children With Autism
CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness Still Increasing in the U.S.
Reduced Survival for Patients With Idiopathic Parkinsonism
Fluorescence Can ID High-Grade Glioma During Sx for Brain Tumor
Surgery Restores Boy's Ability to Walk Post-Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Most Meds Affecting Neurotransmitters Not Linked to Autism Risk
Older Paternal Age Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes
Removing Appendix May Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease
Abnormalities in Genes Linked to IRSP in Alzheimer's Disease
Sign-Up Season Begins on
Higher Serum Cortisol Level Linked to Lower Brain Volumes
Social Stigma Worsens Mental Health With Autism
First FDA-Approved Cannabis Drug Now Available in U.S.
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
Link Between Statins, Non-CVD Outcomes Lacks Evidence
Sub-Concussive Hits May Not Be Tied to Neurocognitive Changes
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Guidelines Presented for Lumbar Puncture in Alzheimer's Dx
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Odds of Overweight/Obesity Up for Children With Autism
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
No Drop Seen in CT Use for Pediatric Head Trauma
Neither Haloperidol, Ziprasidone Shortens Delirium in ICU
Oxygen Saturation Should Not Top 96 Percent in Acutely Ill
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
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
Preeclampsia Tied to Increased Risk for Vascular Dementia
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Changes in Nomenclature for Perioperative Cognitive Disorders
Short Respiratory Event Duration Ups Mortality Risk in OSA
ASA: Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Disrupts Back Pain
Montreal Cognitive Assessment Predicts Outcomes After Stroke
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Hologram-Guided External Ventricular Drain Insertion Feasible
Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada
Gabapentin Beats Pregabalin for Chronic Sciatica
Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.
Compression Collar May Protect Brain of Female Soccer Players
Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM
CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. Children
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Hospitalization Tied to Brain Abnormalities in Older Adults
Cannabinoids Mildly Effective for Treating MS Symptoms in Adults
Age, Sex Affect Extended Post-Concussion Symptoms in Children
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Cataract Surgery Tied to Drop in Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Multicomponent Intervention Can Reduce Sitting Time at Work
Exercise May Delay Symptoms of Alzheimer's in Those at Risk
Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA
Nine Cases of Polio-Like Illness Suspected in Children in Illinois
Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Higher Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Polio-Like Condition in Children on Rise Again in the United States
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Acetaminophen Can Reduce Recurrence of Febrile Seizures
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Models Predict Intracerebral Hemorrhage Growth
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
Treatment Linked to Cognitive Scores in Breast Cancer Survivors
Sleep Duration, Stroke Link Varies With Race, Sex
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
Global Cognition Up for Youth Meeting Movement Guidelines
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
Factors Associated With Phantom Odor Identified
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Prevalence of TBI 2.5 Percent Among U.S. Children
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Heading a Soccer Ball Found to Be Riskier for Female Players
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Childhood Poverty Can Affect Cognitive Skills in Old Age
Head CT Decision Aid Ups Parent Knowledge in Child Head Trauma
Lower Levels of Depression, Higher QOL for Older MS Patients
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
AAP Report Addresses Managing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
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
Novel Immunotherapy May Up Survival in Melanoma Brain Mets
Multiple Pathways Explain Age-Linked Increase in Dementia Risk
Brain Iron on MRI Linked to Disability in Multiple Sclerosis
Actigraphy May Overestimate Sleep in ICU Setting
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
Educational Disabilities More Likely With Neonatal Abstinence
Cannabinoid Trials Needed for Peds Neurologic Disorders
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
20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
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
Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful
Many RA Patients' Pain Related to Central Nervous System
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain
Pediatricians Have a Role in Encouraging Play Among Children
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Fingolimod Cuts Multiple Sclerosis Relapses in Pediatric Patients
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Propofol May Decrease Delay in Neurocognitive Recovery
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Early Talk, Interaction Predicts School-Age Language Outcomes
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Chronic Pain May Be Contributor to Suicide
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Maternal Holding With Glucose or Breastfeeding Best Analgesic
Exposure to Toxic Metals May Up Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Increased Corticomotor Excitability ID'd in Restless Legs
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
X-Rays, Blood Tests Not Advised for Children's Concussions
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
CDC Issues Recs on Diagnosis, Management of Pediatric mTBI
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Patient Distressed by Overturn of California End of Life Option Act
Breast Cancer Surgery Outcomes Poor for Nursing Home Residents
Helmets May Not Protect Skiers From Traumatic Brain Injury
Risk of Depression Up in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Ibudilast Appears to Slow Brain Atrophy Progression in MS
Vascular Risk Factors for Brain Calcification in Seniors Identified
In Stroke Survivors, Cost-Related Non-Adherence Down After ACA
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
Cardiovascular Health Tied to Brain Function in Younger Adults
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Physicians Lack Knowledge About Serogroup MenB Vaccination
Retinal Abnormalities May Indicate Preclinical Alzheimer's
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
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
Living in Deprived Area Is Risk Factor for Cognitive Dysfunction
Cardiovascular Health Tied to Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Risk of Stroke Post-Menopause
Frailty in Middle-Aged With Multimorbidity Tied to Mortality
Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
Nivolumab + Ipilimumab Shows Efficacy for Untreated Brain Mets
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
Odds of Death Up With Exposure to Pregabalin, Opioids
Cognitive Disability Most Prevalent Type in Young Adults
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
FDA Permits Marketing of Brain Stimulation Device for OCD
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
Cerebral Blood Flow Changes in Pediatric Patients With CKD
VAT Score Improves Predictive Value of MMSE for Dementia
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
Methylphenidate Good First-Choice Pediatric ADHD Drug
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
Opioid Dependence More Common Before Spine Surgery
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Rate of Pediatric Emergencies in Ambulatory Practices Identified
TBI Linked to Increased Suicide Risk
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Both Abstinence and High Alcohol Use Linked to Dementia
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
Bariatric Surgery Lowers Microvascular Disease Risk
Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika ID'd
Court Rules That U.S. Must Halt Sales of Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Feeling Young May Be Reflected in Brain Structure
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
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
Most Online Reviews for Spine Surgeons Are Surgeon-Dependent
Fewer Cervical Spine Injuries Seen With Motorcycle Helmet Use
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
Ultra-Early Neurological Deterioration Common in Stroke
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
PET Imaging Can Measure Synaptic Loss From Alzheimer's
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
Alcohol Exposure Via Breastmilk May Affect Infant Development
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
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
PFO Closure Plus Antiplatelet Tx Advised for Cryptogenic Stroke
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
Many U.S. Adults View Marijuana Use Positively
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
Modifiable Midlife Risk Factors Linked to Late-Onset Epilepsy
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Reduced Cognitive Function for Students During Heat Waves
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
Details of Montreal Cognitive Assessment Widely Publicized
FDA Warns Against Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Epinephrine Ups Survival in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Ten Questions Screen Helps ID Disability in HIV+ Children
WTC-Related PTSD May Up Risk for Stroke, MI in Clean-Up Crew
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Five-Year Stroke Rates Lower After PCI Versus CABG
Risk of CRC, Non-CRC Death Up With Positive Fecal Hb Test
Risk of Cochlear Disorders Up With History of Migraine
Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
FDA: Some Rx Drugs May Become Available Without Seeing a Doctor
Shared Decision-Making Approach to Zika Best for Travelers
FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates
Compassion Training May Up Resilience to Others' Suffering
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
Two-Thirds of Parents Report Their Child Has Had Headache
Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
11.2% of U.S. Adults Aged ≥45 Report Subjective Mental Decline
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
Polio-Rhinovirus Promising for Malignant Glioma Patients
Circadian System, Misalignment Have Distinct Impact on Insulin
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
Transfeminine Persons Have Increased VTE Incidence
Prenatal Folic Acid Fortification May Affect Cortical Development
Sleep Apnea Linked to Changes in the Brain in Older Adults
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
Organic Solvents + Genetics May Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
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
Patisiran, Inotersen Aid Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis
Marriage May Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease
Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
Anticonvulsants Seem to Be Ineffective for Low Back Pain
Viruses ID'd As Most Common Cause of Meningitis in U.K. Adults
U.K. Campaign Hasn't Aided Patient Presentations for TIA, Minor CVA
Dynamics of Brain Volume Loss Vary With MS Progression
Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients
Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
Prolonged Leisure-Time Sitting Tied to Increased Mortality Risk
AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
Next-Generation Sequencing May Improve Pediatric Epilepsy Tx
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
FDA Approves Epidiolex for Severe Forms of Epilepsy
Most Bleeding Events in Non-CVD Patients Are GI-Related
Half of CV Events Occur from Two to Five Years Post-TIA, -Stroke
Sleep Disruption Increases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
ADA: T1D, T2D, GDM Before 26 Weeks Tied to Higher ASD Risk
Early Preterm Birth Linked to Increased ADHD Symptoms
Cannabis Use Prevalence Up Across Adult Age Groups
Thinner Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Tied to Worse Cognitive Function
AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency
U.S. High School Students Report Sport-Linked Concussion
Risk of OD Highest for First Days of Opioid + Benzodiazepine Use
Some California Mosquitoes Can Carry Zika Virus
More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
Parkinson's Medications Tied to Impulse Control Disorders
Florida Teen First Human Case of Another Mosquito-Borne Virus
Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care
Amyloid PET Tied to Diagnostic Changes in Memory Clinic Cohort
Walk Test IDs Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction Post Cardiac Surgery
E-Cigarette Flavorings May Impair Vascular Function
Foods With Fat and Carbohydrate Are More Highly Valued
Acute Insomnia Found to Be Common Among Good Sleepers
IV Fluid Specs Do Not Influence Neuro Outcomes in Kids w/DKA
Strong Link Identified Between T2DM and Parkinson's Disease
Exposure to Maternal HTN May Up Risk of ASD, ADHD in Child
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?
White Matter Hyperintensities in RCVS Vary Over Time
Long-Term Type 1 Diabetes Associated With Cognitive Decline
Child Neuroblastoma Survivors at Risk for Psych Impairment
Some Common Allergies Linked to Odds of Autism in Children
Synthetic Cannabis May Increase Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Risk
Intellectual Activities in Later Life May Cut Dementia Risk
Lifetime Risks Temper Biomarker Tests for Alzheimer Dz Dementia
Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed
Disparities for Risk of Recurrent Hemorrhagic Stroke Unexplained
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
CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex
Immunotherapy Promising for Slowing Progression of ALS
Higher HDL-C Linked to Better Cognition in Older DM Patients
Knowledge Gaps Found for Non-Drug Therapy in Peds ADHD
Academic Underachievement With Tourette, Tic Disorders
Multisensory Interventions Cut Pain in Preterm Infant Eye Exams
Galcanezumab Beats Placebo for Episodic Migraine
ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
Review IDs Exercise 'Dose' That May Improve Cognition in Seniors
CDC: Outpatient Rehab Rates Suboptimal for Stroke Survivors
Associative Memory Test Aids Prediction of Dementia Risk
Severe Hyponatremia Described After Drinking Horsetail Juice
Insomnia Found to Be Common but Mild in Older Adults
Gaps in Care Post Discharge for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Early-Life Weight Associated With Cognitive Factors
Neurologists Identify New Type of Vertigo
Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients
Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality
IBD Associated With Increased Risk of Parkinson's Disease
CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017
FDA Approves Aimovig to Prevent Migraines
Social, Communication Delays With False-Negative on M-CHAT
Various Clinical Disturbances Precede MS Diagnosis
Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care
Seafood Recommended 1 to 2 Times/Week for Cardiac Benefit
Aerobic + Strength Exercise Doesn't Slow Cognitive Decline
Better Diet Quality Associated With Larger Brain Volume
Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down
Addition of Cannabidiol May Cut Drop Seizures in Lennox-Gastaut
Alteplase Good for Ischemic Stroke With Unknown Onset Time
Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care
Fremanezumab Linked to Fewer Monthly Migraine Days
Disruption of Circadian Rhythm Negatively Impacts Mental Health
Peripheral Neuropathy Common in Childhood Cancer Survivors
FDA Expands Use of MS Drug to Include Children
Study IDs Factors Linked to Quality of Life With Dementia
Rate of Deaths From Falls in Seniors Up From 2007 to 2016
FDA Targets Clinics Offering Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies
Age of First Football Tackles Tied to Neuro Symptom Onset
Pivotal Response Treatment Plus NAO Robot Effective in Autism
Much International Consensus Regarding Employment in Autism
Depressive Symptoms Tied to Memory, Aging of the Brain
Crowdfunding Exaggerates Efficacy of Unproven Stem Cell Tx
Surgery for Hip Fx Cuts Mortality in NH Residents With Dementia
Women Have Stronger Link Between APOE-ε4, CSF Tau Levels
Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs
Approaches to Firearms for Persons With Dementia Discussed
Risk of Pediatric Mental Illness Up After Injury Hospitalization
Folic Acid May Cut Stroke Risk in High-Risk Hypertensive Patients
Mild TBI Linked to Increased Dementia Risk in Veterans
Executive Function Improved With Prenatal Exposure to SSRIs
Many Organizations Not Meeting Trial Reporting Requirements
Physical Therapy Helps Recover Arm Function in Chronic CVA
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Thinning of Calvaria, Skull Base
Study IDs Pain Descriptors for Varying Stages of Low Back Pain
Lightning Can Affect Deep Brain Stimulation Devices
Frequency of Sauna Bathing Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk
Epilepsy Does Not Appear to Affect Likelihood of Pregnancy
Palliative Care Consult Can Cut Hospital Costs in Seriously Ill
DRESS Prototype Promising for Persons With Dementia
Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees
Perioperative MACCEs More Common With Diabetes
Maternal, Child Sugar Intake Could Impact Child Cognition
Anesthesia Before Age 3 Not Linked to Intelligence Deficits
Clinically Significant Anxiety Tied to Subsequent Dementia Risk
Primary Care Can Effectively Manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Prevalence of ASD Estimated at 16.8 per 1,000 for 8-Year-Olds
Rural Childhood, Higher Education Cuts Later Life Dementia Risk
New Clinic Satisfaction Tool Provides Real-Time Feedback
AAN: New Drug May Help Infants With Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Sickle Cell Trait Not Linked to Stroke in African-Americans
Previous Stroke Tied to Higher Risks in Aortic Valve Replacement
Certain Anticholinergic Drugs Appear to Raise Dementia Risk
Improvement in Race-Based Disparities in Years of Life Lost
Multiple Anesthesia Exposures Affect Learning and Attention
Tenecteplase Appears Superior to Alteplase After Ischemic Stroke
AAN: Cerliponase Alfa Beneficial for Form of Batten's Disease
Saturday Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Restless Brain Syndrome Tied to Changes in the Brain
Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online
IBD Associated With Increased Incidence of Parkinson's Disease
Exercise Intervention Doesn't Improve Walking Ability in PAD
Linear Link for Physical Activity, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Guidelines Developed for Use of Drugs in Multiple Sclerosis
Controlling High Blood Pressure Could Prevent Dementia
Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits
Grip Strength Indicative of Cognition in Major Depression
Too Few Adults Taking Epilepsy Meds Have Seizure Control
Annual Visits May Not Increase Cognitive Impairment Detection
Questions Surround Concept of Internet Gaming Disorder
AAN: Neuromodulation Therapy Gives Relief From Hand Tremor
Hearing Aids May Mitigate Cognitive Decline, Memory Loss
Number of Cigarettes Smoked Daily Tied to Stroke Risk
Small Link for Cannabis Use, Reduced Cognitive Functioning
AAN: Erenumab Shows Promise for Hard-to-Treat Migraine
Mild TBI May Increase Risk of Parkinson's Disease
Polypharmacy More Likely for Cancer Survivors
Neuroscience Education, Motor Control Training Ease Spinal Pain
Sedentary Habits Tied to Medial Temporal Lobe Thinning
Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine
Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $500 Billion Annually
TFs Operate Across Gene Loci Within Disease Phenotypes
Negative Affect That Lingers Tied to Health 10 Years Later
Rapid Deployment Valve for Aortic Stenosis Ups Stroke Risk
Recent Years Saw Increase in Burden of Prior Authorization
Negative Fateful Life Events Linked to Advanced Brain Aging
Higher Mortality Risk Seen for 'Night Owls'
Later Natural Menopause Can Benefit Future Verbal Memory
Caffeine Therapy for Apnea of Prematurity Safe Over Long Term
Smoke Exposure Tied to Higher CV, Cerebrovascular ER Visits
TBI Associated With Increased Risk of Subsequent Dementia
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Tied to Risk of Mental Health Issues
Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level
Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs
Scoliosis Surgery Found Beneficial for Cerebral Palsy Patients
One Night of Sleep Deprivation Linked to Amyloid-β Burden
Whole Body CT Doesn't Cut Mortality in Peds Blunt Trauma
Informal CVD Caregiving Costs Estimated at $61 Billion in 2015
Prenatal Exposure to SSRI Tied to Fetal Brain Development
Polypharmacy Linked to Poorer Cognitive, Physical Capability
White Matter Tracts Differ for Infants With Fragile X Syndrome
Increased Risk of Unnatural Death in People With Epilepsy
Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood
Glycemic Extremes in T1DM Impact Cognitive Skills in Kids
Leukemia, and Its Treatment, May Pose Neurocognitive Risks
ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for Chronically Ill
Sex Differences Persist in Academic Rank for Neurologists
Preserved Neurogenesis in Hippocampus of Healthy Seniors
Online Doc Reviews Don't Reflect Patient Satisfaction Surveys
ADHD Frequently Co-Occurs With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Early-Life Epilepsy Should Be Urgently Treated With EBM
Demoralization Common in Patients With Parkinson's Disease
Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation May Help Prevent Migraines
Anomalous Brain Structure ID'd in Preschoolers With ADHD
apoE Aggregation May Impact apoE-Mediated Plaque Formation
Agile Implementation Speeds Initiation of Health Care Solutions
Zika Vaccine Could Essentially Eliminate Prenatal Infection
Rate of MI, Stroke Higher After Respiratory Infection
Montreal Parkinson Risk of Dementia Scale Deemed Accurate
Nurse Education Improves Post-Op Survival in Dementia Patients
Traumatic Brain Injury Rare for Children With Isolated Vomiting
Lower Thromboembolic Risk With New A-Fib After CABG Versus NVAF
Novel Interstitium Has Been Identified in Human Tissues
Liquids in E-Cigarettes Are Heterogeneous, Frequently Toxic
Physical, Executive Function Most Affected After Ischemic Stroke
Children With ASD, Younger Siblings Are Undervaccinated
EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events
Complete Genome Sequence Can Be ID'd From Amniotic Fluid
Amygdala Neurons Reduced in Adulthood With Autism
Social Isolation, Loneliness May Increase AMI, Stroke Risk
Educational Attainment Down With In Utero Exposure to AEDs
Concern for Employer, Insurance Discrimination for Alzheimer's Patients
Ethical Duties ID'd for Short-Term Global Health Experiences
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