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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 HealthCare.gov
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
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
Lower Levels of Depression, Higher QOL for Older MS Patients
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