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Tips to increase LARC provision among family physicians

February 14, 2019
Though the number of family physicians providing long-acting reversible contraceptive services has increased from 11.4% to 21.5% during the past few…
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Walgreens to pay $270 million for overbilling prescription drugs, insulin pens

February 14, 2019
With all of the attention currently placed on prescription drug prices, it’s difficult to believe that a major retail distributor of…
In the Journals

Only 5% of teens meet recommendations for sleep, physical activity, screen time

February 8, 2019
A very small percentage of U.S. high school students met recommendations for sleep time, physical activity and screen time, according to study…
In the Journals

Light aerobic activity improves concussion recovery time

February 8, 2019
Teens who incorporated light aerobic activity into their concussion treatment plans recovered more quickly than those who did not exercise, according…

Dysmenorrhea: How to diagnose, manage in primary care

February 7, 2019
Painful period cramps, known as dysmenorrhea, is the most common menstrual disorder, affecting more than half of women of reproductive age, according…
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PCV13 reduces CAP in France more than 5 years later

February 6, 2019
Vaccination with the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine has consistently decreased the rate of community-acquired pneumonia among French…

Trump’s drug-pricing proposal a step forward, but may not have significant impact

February 6, 2019
The Trump Administration proposed a new rule last week to lower prices of prescription drugs and out-of-pocket costs by encouraging manufacturers to…

AMA: Prior authorization hurdles cause negative health outcomes

February 5, 2019
More than 90% of physicians reported prior authorization requirements had a negative impact on patient clinical outcomes and that prior authorization…
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Project data establish national norm empathy scores for osteopathic medical students

February 5, 2019
Data from phase 1 of the nationwide Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy, or POMEE, have been used to develop the first and only…

Stress of government shutdown may impact children

February 4, 2019
Parental stress caused by the longest government shutdown in U.S. history may affect stress levels of children in the household, a researcher from…
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Taking Their Own Advice: Disparity in Paid Family Leave among Top Medical Schools

January 31, 2019
Although pediatric medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, have demanded congressional legislation to ensure that new…
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Eating breakfast may not result in weight loss

January 30, 2019
Breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day — at least when it comes to losing weight — according to findings recently…
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Trunk-to-leg fat ratio may predict cardiometabolic risk in adolescents

January 30, 2019
A high trunk-to-leg fat ratio among adolescents may predict risks for developing several markers for cardiometabolic disease, including insulin…
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Prior dengue infection may protect against future Zika infection

January 29, 2019
Previous infection with dengue virus may provide cross-immunity against other flaviviruses and prevent symptomatic Zika virus infection, according to…
In the JournalsPerspective

Repeated inactivated influenza vaccine may increase protection against respiratory illness

January 28, 2019
Repeated inactivated influenza immunization appeared to increase long-term protection against some respiratory illness episodes in children with…
In the JournalsPerspective

Only 16% of teens complete HPV vaccine series by age 13 years

January 25, 2019
A recent analysis of data from the National Immunization Survey-Teen found that only 16% of U.S. adolescents completed HPV vaccination before the age…

Multiple-victim school-associated homicides on the rise

January 25, 2019
The trend of single-victim, school-associated homicide rates has not changed over a period of more than 20 years; however, multiple-victim incidents…
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Amid new year drug price hikes, Congress calls on manufacturers to justify costs

January 25, 2019
In 2018, after President Donald Trump publicly condemned the pharmaceutical industry for skyrocketing prescription drug prices, several of the…
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‘Substantial gap’ found between ADA guidelines, PCP performance for diabetes monitoring

January 24, 2019
A “substantial gap” existed in primary care physicians’ adherence to several American Diabetes Association guidelines for…
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‘Rapid, easy’ tool records concussion symptoms

January 24, 2019
A smartphone-supported tool allowed for “rapid and easy” recording of concussion symptom reporting behavior, according to findings…