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Analysis: Trump’s hospital costs transparency executive order faces uphill battle

July 1, 2019
Though some major medical societies applauded President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on June 24 directing HHS to require hospitals…
In the Journals

53 million American adults impacted by others’ alcohol use

July 1, 2019
More than 50 million adults in the U.S. were harmed by another person’s alcohol use in 2015, according to findings recently published in the…
In the Journals

Americans have fewer healthy days, more disparity in health outcomes, CDC data show

June 28, 2019
Health equity witnessed a “clear lack of progress” during a recent 25-year period, researchers recently wrote in JAMA Network Open.
Perspective

Number of Crypto outbreaks increases 13% every year

June 28, 2019
The number of outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium, or Crypto, increased approximately 13% each year between 2009 and 2017, researchers said. In an…
In the Journals

RSV leading cause of pediatric pneumonia cases in Africa, Asia

June 27, 2019
Researchers have found that leading causes of pneumonia requiring hospitalization in children aged younger than 5 years in low- and middle-income…
In the Journals

‘Easy to follow’ advance directives more likely to be used

June 26, 2019
Both clinicians and patients more often utilized advance directives that were more “readable, understandable, appealing and usable,”…
In the Journals

Threat of parents’ deportation impacts health of Latinx youth

June 26, 2019
Latinx teens in California who have at least one immigrant parent have reported increasing levels of anxiety related to how immigration policies in…
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Title X gag rule legal battle resumes, laying groundwork for ‘circuit split’

June 25, 2019
A rule prohibiting family planning discussions between physicians and patients is in effect again after a California appeals court stayed the…
FDA News

FDA approves Botox for children with upper limb spasticity

June 25, 2019
Allergan announced that the FDA has approved its supplemental biologics application for Botox, or onabotulinumtoxinA, for the treatment of patients…

USPSTF recommends PCPs provide interventions to children, teenagers to prevent tobacco use

June 25, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a “B” draft recommendation encouraging primary care physicians to provide…
In the Journals

Adolescent suicides reach highest recorded rate since 2000

June 25, 2019
The suicide rate for adolescents aged 15 to 19 years and young adults aged 20 to 24 years increased in 2017 to its highest point since 2000…
Breaking News

Trump issues executive order intended to make health care costs more affordable, transparent

June 24, 2019
President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order Monday afternoon that seeks to make certain health care prices more affordable. Trump said…
In the Journals

Underage sales violations higher in tobacco, vape shops

June 24, 2019
Nearly half of tobacco and vape shops failed to check identification when underage decoys attempted to purchase vape products, according to a…
Meeting News

Obstructive sleep apnea screening methods utilize snoring, BMI, hypertension symptoms, other characteristics

June 21, 2019
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is halfway through its sixth decade of being mentioned in medical journals, according to a report in the World
In the JournalsPerspective

E-cigarette explosion severely injures teen

June 21, 2019
An image recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine captured the injuries sustained by a teenage boy after an e-cigarette exploded in…
In the Journals

Bacteremic CAP uncommon in kids

June 20, 2019
Bacteremia is uncommon among children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, or CAP, according to a study published in Pediatrics. However…
In the JournalsPerspective

Smartphone recordings of coughs accurately diagnose respiratory conditions

June 20, 2019
A smartphone app that records coughs can diagnose children with respiratory conditions, including asthma, pneumonia and bronchiolitis, with an…

Boston Children’s tops U.S. News & World Report’s list for 6th year

June 18, 2019
Boston Children’s Hospital has been ranked the No. 1 children’s hospital for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the…
Feature

BLOG: Don’t get burned: Physician burnout and what you can do

June 17, 2019
Physician burnout continues to garner headlines in medical literature so much so that the WHO recently added it to their international diseases…

Trump administration sued over requirement to include drug prices in TV ads

June 17, 2019
Amgen, Merck, Eli Lilly and the Association of National Advertisers sued the Trump administration last week, seeking to avoid complying with an HHS…