In the Journals

Forced sexual initiation linked to adverse health outcomes in women

September 19, 2019
Women who were physically forced or coerced into their first sexual intercourse were at increased risk for adverse outcomes in reproductive…

A pregnant woman or newborn dies every 11 seconds, new estimate shows

September 19, 2019
An estimated 2.8 million pregnant women and newborns — approximately one every 11 seconds — die each year worldwide, mostly from…

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Nearly 25% of maternal deaths in US are sepsis related

September 18, 2019
According to research published in JAMA, nearly one-quarter of all maternal deaths in the United States from 2013 to 2016 were related to sepsis…

Screening patients for measles beforehand can reduce exposure

September 18, 2019
One of the lessons that health care centers learned during New York City’s recent measles outbreak was to screen patients before they entered…

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Many PCPs lack knowledge about prediabetes, survey finds

September 13, 2019
Many primary care physicians lack knowledge of the risk factors, diagnostic criteria and management and prevention of prediabetes, according to…

Meeting News

Ponesimod more effective than existing treatment for relapsing MS, study finds

September 13, 2019
Ponesimod, an investigational selective S1P1 receptor modulator, was more effective at treating adults with relapsing multiple sclerosis than…

In the Journals

Article details tools that measure patient experience in ESKD

September 13, 2019
In a published article, researchers suggest nephrologists consider using tools that measure patient experience and perception to develop personalized…

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Studies highlight work-life imbalance, wage gap for female pediatricians

September 13, 2019
Two studies published recently in Pediatrics highlighted female pediatricians’ work-life imbalance and unequal pay compared with their male…

In the Journals

Taxing drinks by sugar content may have more health, economic benefits

September 11, 2019
Taxing sugar-sweetened drinks based on sugar content would provide more health and economic benefits than a tax based on drink volume, according to…

In the Journals

Post-acute care spending higher among Medicare beneficiaries vs. commercially insured patients

September 11, 2019
Spending on post-acute care for multiple medical and surgical conditions was 68% to 230% higher among Medicare beneficiaries compared with…

New Apple research app could revolutionize heart, hearing, women’s health research

September 11, 2019
Apple announced that it is launching three studies leveraging the Apple Watch’s capabilities to allow people to track their heart rate and…

In the Journals

Providers can help parents talk to teens about sex, alcohol use

September 10, 2019
Adolescents more frequently reported communicating with their parents about sex and alcohol use following an intervention in which pediatric primary…

In the Journals

Comprehensive prescription drug monitoring program mandates reduce opioid prescribing in hospitals

September 10, 2019
State mandates that require both prescribers and dispensers to enter and use prescription drug monitoring programs led to greater reductions in…

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Q&A: Benefits, harms of estrogen therapy in women who had ovaries removed

September 9, 2019
For women who had a hysterectomy and their ovaries removed, estrogen therapy was associated with long-term benefits if the therapy began before the…

In the Journals

Patients seek to offset financial burden of oncological care through online crowdfunding

September 9, 2019
The use of online crowdfunding platforms, such as GoFundMe, to help cover the costs of oncology care emphasizes the weighty financial burden placed…

In the Journals

System-wide approach successfully expands home peritoneal dialysis

September 9, 2019
Implementation of an integrated health care delivery model increased the rate of home-based peritoneal dialysis for patients with advanced kidney…

Meeting News

Community-based intervention could significantly reduce CVD risk

September 6, 2019
A community-based intervention that included nonphysician health workers, PCPs and patient family members significantly reduced CVD risk and…

In the Journals

ED destination of EMS transport varies by race

September 6, 2019
The ED to which emergency medical services transport a patient depends on the patient’s race/ethnicity, according to study findings published…

Division directors show high concern over physician burnout

September 6, 2019
Many medical directors said they believe that physician burnout is a problem in their division and cite inherent work characteristics as a…

Merck Foundation commits $7M to improve HIV care in southeast US

September 6, 2019
The Merck Foundation recently committed $7 million to promote access to HIV care and improve outcomes of vulnerable and underserved patients with HIV…