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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
Risk for Conversion of MS Varies With Different Therapies
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
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
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