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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…
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Price disclosure through TV advertising may reduce consumer interest in high-priced drugs

January 23, 2019
Requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose prices in direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising could potentially reduce interest in…

Minority youth targeted by unhealthy food advertising

January 23, 2019
Companies selling fast food, candy, sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks frequently target black and Hispanic youth in their advertising efforts…
Perspective

Experts declare physician burnout ‘a public health crisis’

January 22, 2019
Experts from leading U.S. health organizations deemed physician burnout “a public health crisis” in a recent report. “
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Video game enhances sensory, motor stimuli in children with ASD

January 21, 2019
Kids with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring ADHD had “high engagement” with a video-game based tool that delivered sensory and…
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1 in 5 NYC teens have undiagnosed asthma

January 16, 2019
Approximately 20% of teenagers in New York City have asthma symptoms but have not received a diagnosis, according to research published in The
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FDA approves Tdap vaccine Adacel for repeat vaccination

January 15, 2019
The FDA has approved the expanded use of Adacel for repeat vaccination to help protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, Sanofi Pasteur…
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Almost 16% of pediatric transplant recipients hospitalized with vaccine-preventable diseases

January 15, 2019
Children receiving solid organ transplants — especially lung, heart, intestine and multivisceral transplants — are hospitalized with…
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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…
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Multiplayer tackle drills lead to most severe head impacts

January 14, 2019
Multiplayer tackle drills led to the highest frequency of head impacts, according to findings recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery
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Parents unaware of adolescents’ suicidal thoughts; teens deny parents’ concerns

January 14, 2019
Half of parents were unaware that their teens had thoughts of killing themselves, and when parents reported that their children had thoughts of…
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Tobacco retail licensing may lower rates of teen smoking

January 11, 2019
Local tobacco retail licensing may decrease the rates of cigarette and e-cigarette use in adolescents and young adults, according to study results…
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Price hikes on older, brand-name drugs share blame for surging drug costs

January 11, 2019
The pharmaceutical industry, in recent years, has been marked by a cycle of outrage from patient groups, insurers and politicians each time a…
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Potential human risk associated with increasing prevalence of Lyme in dogs

January 10, 2019
The prevalence of Lyme disease among dogs in the United States has increased in both endemic areas and areas of the country where the condition is…
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Children often receive inappropriate antibiotics in nonpediatric EDs

January 10, 2019
Nearly 7 million antibiotic prescriptions are made for children every year in both pediatric and nonpediatric EDs throughout the United States…
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Opioid-related deaths increase nearly 300% in kids, teens

January 9, 2019
Nearly 9,000 children and adolescents died as a result of prescription and illicit opioid poisonings between 1999 and 2016 in the United States…
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HIV viral suppression under Ryan White care comparable to Medicaid, private insurance

January 9, 2019
Compared with relying on the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for health services, transitioning to Medicaid or private health insurance was not…
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One-fourth of costs for chronic disease care attributed to multimorbidity

January 8, 2019
Nearly one-quarter of all health system expenditure for chronic disease care was attributed to costs associated with comorbid conditions, above and…
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Direct-to-consumer medical ad spending rises $7.5 billion over 10 years

January 8, 2019
Money spent on medical marketing greatly increased from 1997 through 2016, carried largely by a significant surge in direct-to-consumer advertising…