In the Journals Plus

Strategies needed to engage younger women with National Diabetes Prevention Program

September 22, 2017
Women aged 39 years or younger with prediabetes or past gestational diabetes are half as likely to enroll in a National Diabetes Prevention Program…
Meeting News

Adolescents with high BP at risk for organ damage

September 21, 2017
Organ damage from high BP can affect adolescents, not just adults, and damage can occur at BP levels below the clinical definition of hypertension in…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Epinephrine commonly administered by unlicensed school staff

September 20, 2017
CHICAGO —  As many as one in five anaphylactic events among children without known allergies are treated with epinephrine administered by…

APA, National Council oppose Graham-Cassidy bill

September 20, 2017
The American Psychiatric Association and the National Council for Behavioral Health recently expressed opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Opioid-related ED visits rose 53% among children within 5 years

September 19, 2017
CHICAGO — Every day in the United States, approximately 117 children in EDs test positive for opioid abuse or dependence, with reported annual…

AADE: Telehealth should be included in Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

September 18, 2017
The American Association of Diabetes Educators outlined several recommendations for a CMS proposal to include the Medicare Diabetes Prevention…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Patient education may narrow racial disparity gap in lung cancer care

September 16, 2017
CHICAGO — A multifaceted intervention designed to enhance patient communication and treatment understanding reduced surgical disparities…

Bempedoic acid combinations show promise for LDL lowering

September 16, 2017
A phase 2 study of bempedoic acid combined with ezetimibe plus atorvastatin showed LDL reduction, and an additional phase 2 study of bempedoic acid…

Global disease burden reveals deaths from diabetes increasing

September 15, 2017
Deaths from diabetes have risen more than 30% over the past decade, and poor diet was associated with almost 20% of all deaths, according to the…
In the Journals

How to rebuild mental health after Hurricane Harvey

September 14, 2017
Two authors of a recent viewpoint published in JAMA explored how mental health consequences of Hurricane Harvey can be mitigated. During Hurricane…

Navigating social media risks, benefits with the teenage patient

September 14, 2017
In a 2011 survey from the AAP Council on Communications and Media, researchers found that nearly one-fourth of all teenagers access social media

Debate: Benefits, harms of social media sharing from medical conferences

September 13, 2017
The number of tweets that came out of the American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting between 2013 and 2016 increased by 600%, according to…
Meeting News

Addiction clinics need physician education, lifted restrictions to treat HCV

September 13, 2017
Opioid agonist therapy clinics represent an important conduit for people who inject drugs to receive information, screening and treatment for…
Pharmacology Consult

Emergency contraception decoded: Discussing cost, efficacy and access

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2017
Edward A Bell, PharmD, BCPS
In 2011, approximately 45% of the more than 6 million annual pregnancies in the United States were unintended, according to a study by Finer and…

USPSTF releases draft recommendations on cervical cancer screening

September 12, 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft recommendation on cervical cancer that states women aged 21 to 29 years should be screened…
In the Journals Plus

ASCO: Communication skills training should be available to every oncologist

September 11, 2017
A new ASCO guideline recommends communication skills training for oncologists and presents best practices for clinicians when communicating with…
Meeting News

Persistent medication use decreases fracture risk in osteoporosis

September 11, 2017
Women diagnosed with osteoporosis who use osteoporosis medications persistently for at least 60 days have a lower risk for fracture compared with…
Meeting News

High salt intake doubles risk for heart failure

September 8, 2017
High salt intake was associated with a twofold increase in the risk for heart failure, according to findings recently presented at the European…
In the Journals

AHA/ASA: Heart-healthy lifestyle also benefits brain health

September 7, 2017
A heart-healthy lifestyle can improve brain health in adults and reduce the risk for cognitive decline, including dementia, according to a…

Third vaccine dose shows short-term benefits in Iowa mumps outbreak

September 6, 2017
Giving students a third dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine during a large mumps outbreak at the University of Iowa lowered their risk of…
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