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Survey: 4 in 10 Americans believe alternative treatments can cure cancer

October 30, 2018
About four in 10 Americans believe cancer can be cured solely through alternative therapies, according to ASCO’s second annual National Cancer…
In the Journals

Beta-blockers safe in early pregnancy

October 15, 2018
Use of beta-blockers in the first trimester of pregnancy was not associated with a significant risk for major congenital malformations, according to…
Cover Story

Antithrombotic therapy after PCI in AF requires careful consideration

Cardiology Today, October 2018
For patients undergoing PCI, dual antiplatelet therapy plays an important role in preventing thrombotic events. For some patients, however…
In the JournalsPerspective

Dual-eligible Medicare, Medicaid beneficiaries subject to persistently high costs

October 4, 2018
More than half of high-cost patients who were dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid continued to have high costs over 3 years, according to…
In the Journals

Trials for new therapeutic agents cost a median of $19 million

September 24, 2018
The estimated median direct cost of pivotal clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents was $19 million, with costs increasing if more patients were…
In the Journals

Urgent care visits surge as ED visits plummet

September 14, 2018
From 2008 to 2015, there was a significant shift from ED use to use of non-ED venues, such as urgent care, for the treatment of low-acuity…
In the Journals

Documentation for justifying opioid prescriptions often lacking

September 10, 2018
A medical indication is not documented for many outpatient opioid prescriptions, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine
In the Journals Plus

Accountable care organizations offer no significant reduction in cancer treatment costs

September 7, 2018
Patients with cancer did not have significant reductions in treatment costs or health care use when treated by physicians at accountable care…
In the Journals

Moderate carbohydrate intake optimal for health, longevity

August 16, 2018
Patients with moderate consumption of carbohydrates had the lowest mortality risk and highest life expectancy compared with high and low consumption…
Feature

Whole genome-based antigen testing may improve transfusion outcomes

August 15, 2018
A whole genome-based approach to antigen matching of patients with blood donors may represent a novel method to improve blood transfusion outcomes…

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ranked best cancer hospital in country

August 14, 2018
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has retained its distinction as the No. 1 cancer hospital in the country. MD Anderson tops U.S
In the Journals

Tailored interventions improve medication adherence

August 7, 2018
A multicomponent, technologically enabled intervention led by pharmacists improved medication adherence for diabetes, hyperlipidemia and…
Commentary

Debate Continues Over Pharmacology Regimen in AF After PCI

Cardiology Today's Intervention, July/August 2018
One of the most contentious questions in interventional cardiology right now is what to do with the patient who has atrial fibrillation and then also…
Cover Story

A Balancing Act

Cardiology Today's Intervention, July/August 2018
For patients undergoing PCI, dual antiplatelet therapy plays an important role in preventing thrombotic events. For some patients, however…
In the Journals Plus

Diet soft drinks linked to reduced colon cancer recurrence, mortality

July 19, 2018
Patients with advanced colon cancer who drank artificially sweetened soft drinks had a reduced risk for recurrence and cancer-specific mortality…
In the Journals Plus

Checkpoint inhibitors improve survival for metastatic melanoma with brain metastases

July 12, 2018
Treatment with checkpoint blockade immunotherapy more than doubled the rate of 4-year OS among patients with melanoma and metastatic brain…
Cover Story

Low-dose anticoagulation shows promise beyond stroke, VTE prevention

Cardiology Today, July 2018
Use of oral anticoagulants is expanding beyond stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism prevention to…
Cover Story

Youth sport superspecialization: A path to injuries, burnout

Orthopedics Today, June 2018
When it comes to youth sports, often it is all about “keeping up with the Joneses.” Young athletes are specializing in a single sport at…
The Take Home

The Take Home: ACC

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2018
The American College of Cardiology Scientific Session was held March 10-12, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, and as usual it offered a plethora of new…
Commentary

The Promise of Atherectomy for Cardiac and Peripheral Procedures

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2018
In this issue of Cardiology Today’s Intervention, we have a packed issue with a lot of great content. The Cover Story focuses on atherectomy…