In the Journals

Test can pinpoint children who do not fast before lab work

May 6, 2019
A study conducted by researchers at the NIH suggested that children who did not fast before blood work had significantly lower serum free fatty…
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AMA: Number of US employed physicians exceeds self-employed physicians for first time

May 6, 2019
Employed physicians in the United States outnumber self-employed physicians for the first time, the AMA wrote in a press release. The association…
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Esports’ explosive growth prompts warnings, tips for clinicians

May 6, 2019
Esports — “competitive gaming at a professional level,” according to Newzoo, an organization that monitors the industry — is…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Antimicrobial prophylaxis halts GAS outbreak in children’s shelter

May 6, 2019
ATLANTA — Research presented at the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference showed that an outbreak of group A Streptococcus, or…
Meeting News

Considerations, resources when choosing medical apps

May 5, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For many clinicians, apps have become a convenient way to access information that can assist in caring for their patients, a…
Meeting News

1 in 14 DC teens have exchanged sex

May 3, 2019
ATLANTA — Research presented at the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference highlighted that approximately one in 14 high school…
Meeting News

Understand patient objectives, counseling resources when discussing contraception

May 3, 2019
NASHVILLE — Clinicians should focus on a patient’s goals and the risks associated with pregnancy, rather than advocating for a specific…
In the Journals

90% of teenaged intimate partner homicide victims are female

May 3, 2019
A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics showed that adolescent females are disproportionately affected by intimate partner violence, or…

FDA approves Dengvaxia for dengue prevention in children

May 2, 2019
The FDA approved Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccine Dengvaxia to prevent dengue disease caused by all four serotypes in children aged 9 through 16 years…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Ascertaining patient’s social determinants takes some time

May 1, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – A physician should not feel that he or she has to expedite efforts to ferret out their entire patient panel’s social…
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How to help patients with diabetes safely observe Ramadan

May 1, 2019
One of the most sacred traditions of Ramadan, the holiest month of the year for the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, which begins May 6 and ends…

Title X gag rule banned nationwide, AMA declares ‘victory’

April 30, 2019
A federal district judge ruled that the Trump administration’s gag rule regarding physician- patient family planning discussions can be lifted…
Meeting News

Controlling your online reputation requires minimal time, effort

April 29, 2019
LOS ANGELES — Social media is a powerful tool that connects physicians with patients and other providers and offers a space for important…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Sleep deprivation ‘epidemic’ has professional, health ramifications

April 29, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. population is getting about 1.5 to 2 hours fewer sleep than it did about 40 years ago, a speaker at the American…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Rising incidence of loneliness among physicians must be addressed

April 29, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – Physicians need to find time work through the feeling of loneliness they may have for their, and their patients’ sakes, a…
In the Journals

Number of child deaths cut in half since 1990

April 29, 2019
Child and adolescent deaths decreased by more than 50% since 1990, according to findings published in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers said this progress…
In the Journals

Brief, 3-question screen identifies alcohol, cannabis use disorders in pediatric EDs

April 26, 2019
A screening tool for adolescents presenting to pediatric EDs can effectively identify those with alcohol and cannabis use disorders, according to…
In the Journals

CDC: Opioid prescribing guidelines ‘misimplemented’

April 24, 2019
The CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain are not consistently followed, putting patient health and safety at risk, according to a…
In the Journals

Almost 30% of boys from metropolitan areas having sex before age 13

April 24, 2019
Researchers reported that 28% of black male high school students in some U.S. metropolitan areas reported having sexual intercourse before age 13…

Federal judge issues temporary injunction regarding Title X gag rule

April 24, 2019
A federal judge issued a temporary injunction against the Trump administration’s Title X gag rule that indicated what physicians could and…