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5 questions patients may have about epinephrine shortage, how PCPs can answer

August 7, 2019
The last few weeks of summer can be an exceptionally difficult time to find an epinephrine auto-injector in some parts of the country, an allergist…
In the Journals

Phase 2 study shows Avycaz is safe, effective in kids with cUTIs

August 5, 2019
Children with complicated UTIs were safely and effectively treated with the combination antibiotic Avycaz compared with cefepime, according to…
In the Journals

Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…
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Semen cryopreservation viable option for transgender patients, study shows

August 5, 2019
Semen cryopreservation is a viable method of fertility preservation for feminizing transgender individuals, according to findings published in…
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Sesame allergy may affect more than 1 million Americans

August 2, 2019
At least 1 million children and adults in the U.S. are likely affected by a current IgE-mediated sesame allergy, according to findings recently…
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1 in 17 children takes melatonin at least once a week

August 2, 2019
Findings of a cross-sectional study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggested that approximately 6% of children — or one in 17 — are given…
In the JournalsPerspective

EMR ‘happy hour’ improves efficiency, efficacy

August 1, 2019
Hour-long monthly sessions where health care professionals shared best electronic medical record practices with their peers — dubbed by the…
Breaking News

Trump administration to allow Canadian drugs to be imported

July 31, 2019
Trump administration officials recently unveiled the Safe Importation Action Plan, a two-pronged historic approach that they said provides the…
In the Journals

Drug use within 3 days sufficient to identify substance abuse disorder in younger teens

July 30, 2019
Questions that assessed frequency of use of alcohol, cannabis and other illicit drugs correctly determined which adolescents had substance use…
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Generic version of Harvoni safe, effective HCV treatment for teens

July 29, 2019
Research published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society suggests that a generic version of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir —…
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Parents can improve teen condom use but do not delay sex

July 29, 2019
A meta-analysis of nearly 3 decades of research showed that parent-based interventions can increase condom use among teenage children but they do not…
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Q&A: Improving confidential health care for teens

July 24, 2019
With STDs on the rise in the United States, appropriate screening and treatment are crucial to curbing transmission. However, this can be difficult…
FDA News

FDA targets teen e-cigarette use with new TV ad campaign

July 24, 2019
This week, the FDA introduced a new series of television advertisements highlighting the dangers of e-cigarette use. In September 2018, the agency…
Breaking News

Senators announce bipartisan plan to lower drug prices

July 23, 2019
Two lawmakers introduced legislation today that they said would lower the price of prescription drugs for Americans, according to a press release. …
In the Journals

Prenatal opioid use may affect child development through school age

July 23, 2019
Prenatal opioid exposure may negatively impact neurocognitive and physical development, and those effects can last until adolescence, according to…
In the Journals

Teens more likely to jump to heroin after misusing prescription opioids

July 22, 2019
Teenagers who reported nonmedical prescription opioid use during high school were significantly more likely to later use heroin, according to…
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Screen time linked to depression in teens

July 19, 2019
Study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated an association between computer, social media and television use and increases in depressive…
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Performance of visceral leishmaniasis tests vary widely

July 18, 2019
Research published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases suggested that commercially available serological tests for visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil…

FDA offers tips on advising patients how to dispose of unneeded medications

July 18, 2019
Proper disposal of unused prescription medication remains a major public health priority for the FDA, particularly for prescription opioid pain
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Fewer than 40% of adults support mandatory HPV vaccination

July 18, 2019
Findings published in Vaccine demonstrated that fewer than 40% of surveyed adults supported a policy requiring HPV vaccination for school…