YouTube nixes advertising on anti-vaccine content

February 26, 2019
YouTube removed advertising on channels that promoted anti-vaccine content, and the video sharing service announced that they would prevent future…
In the Journals

Weight-age score predicts effectiveness of childhood TB therapy

February 25, 2019
Weight change early in therapy predicted outcomes of childhood tuberculosis therapy, according to study results published in the Journal of the

Doctors concerned, lawsuits threatened, after HHS issues final Title X rule

February 25, 2019
On Friday, HHS issued its final rule regarding the Title X family planning program, with the agency saying its changes “make notable…
Meeting News

More allergists reporting barriers to performing oral food challenges

February 25, 2019
The number of allergists that reported obstacles in conducting oral food challenges increased during the past decade, according to findings presented…
In the Journals

Peanut patch trial produces mixed results

February 22, 2019
Young children with peanut allergy who received 12 months of treatment with a peanut patch had a significant difference in treatment response rate…
In the Journals

Physician burnout rate decreases

February 22, 2019
The rate of burnout among U.S. physicians dropped in 2017 but still remains above 40%, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
In the JournalsPerspective

Children that are bullied, sexually abused, more likely to smoke, drink as adults

February 22, 2019
Children who were bullied and sexually abused were more likely to smoke and excessively drink alcohol as adults, according to findings recently…
Profile

National Collaborative for Health Equity aims to level the playing field

February 22, 2019
Racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the United States have confounded experts for decades. An important reason for this is that the…
In the Journals

Limiting blood culture use did not reduce antibiotic use

February 21, 2019
Research published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology suggests that using an intervention that decreases blood culture use for patients…
Feature

Separating myths from realities regarding food allergies

February 21, 2019
There are a number of misconceptions about food allergy, and primary care physicians can best serve their patients by dispelling those inaccuracies…
In the Journals

Reduced efficacy from repeat flu vaccination depends on vaccine type, strain

February 20, 2019
Repeat immunization with inactivated influenza vaccine appears to reduce children’s antibody responses to influenza strains A(H1N1)pdm09 and B…
In the Journals

2-question screen predicts adolescent risk for alcohol use disorder

February 20, 2019
A two-question screening tool accurately predicted a diagnosis of alcohol use disorder in adolescents, according to research published in…
FDA News

FDA approves Egaten for fascioliasis in US patients

February 18, 2019
The FDA recently approved Egaten for the treatment of patients aged 6 years or older with fascioliasis in the United States, according to a press…
At Issue

Which STDs most require a vaccine?

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2019
Cases of STDs have reached record high numbers in the past few years, and the epidemic has shown no signs of slowing down. Infectious Diseases in…
At Issue

Which STDs are in greatest need of a vaccine?

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2019
Cases of STDs have reached record high numbers in the past few years, and the epidemic has shown no signs of slowing down. Infectious Diseases in…
Feature

Stanford’s WellMD Center blazes a trail to promote joy in medicine, combat burnout

February 18, 2019
Physician burnout has become a topic of interest in the medical community in recent years, with the level of urgency increasing on what seems like a…
Feature

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…
Feature

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

Low physical fitness, obesity in adolescents linked to disability later

February 12, 2019
Individuals with low cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity during their teenage years were more likely to have chronic disability later in life due…
Perspective

CDC: PCPs must help curb growing youth tobacco ‘crisis’

February 11, 2019
The CDC recently urged primary care physicians to step up their efforts to identify smokers among their patients aged younger than 18 years. …