In the Journals

High red, processed meat intake increases fatty liver disease, insulin resistance risk

March 20, 2018
High consumption of red meat and processed meat correlated with an increased risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance…
In the Journals

ACO enrollment associated with more appropriate breast, colorectal cancer screening

March 19, 2018
Enrolling in Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations led to improvements in appropriateness of breast and colorectal cancer…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Oral contraceptive shows promise in men

March 18, 2018
CHICAGO — An oral contraceptive pill containing dimethandrolone undecanoate was safe when used for 28 days in healthy men, with no evidence of…

5 articles celebrating National Blood Clot Awareness Month

March 18, 2018
National Blood Clot Awareness Month is observed throughout March to increase global awareness about blood clots, including causes, risk factors…
In the Journals

Long-term violent video game play does not affect aggression in adults

March 15, 2018
Playing violent video games every day for 2 months did not negatively affect aggression, impulsivity-related factors, mood, anxiety, empathy…
Meeting News

Most HIV/HCV coinfected patients do not clear HCV spontaneously

March 14, 2018
BOSTON — The vast majority of patients with HIV do not spontaneously clear acute hepatitis C virus, according to research presented at the…
Cover Story

Osteoporosis as serious, but less understood in men than women

Endocrine Today, March 2018
In 1998, researchers submitted the initial NIH grant for a large community-based cohort study, dubbed the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men study, or…

Worst flu season in years hits pediatric patients hard

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2018
The worst influenza season in years has gripped much of the United States, leading to the highest rate of influenza-related hospitalizations in…

Adult vaccination: How to encourage uptake, overcome barriers

March 14, 2018
Strong encouragement from health care providers to adult patients to seek vaccinations as they age, particularly for vaccine-preventable diseases…
In the Journals

Low levels of lead linked to death from heart disease

March 13, 2018
More than 400,000 deaths annually from ischemic heart disease and CVD may be attributable to low levels of lead exposure, according to findings…
In the Journals

US health care spending double other countries, use rates similar

March 13, 2018
The United States spent almost twice as much as other high-income countries on health care, but the use of health care in the U.S. closely aligned…

Colonoscopy significantly reduces colorectal cancer mortality

March 12, 2018
Patients receiving care through the Veterans Affairs health system who underwent a colonoscopy were 61% less likely to die of colorectal cancer…
In the Journals Plus

Obesity drives risk for influenza-related hospitalization

March 12, 2018
Among adults with overweight or obesity, each-5 kg/m² increase in BMI is associated with a 40% increase in the risk for influenza-related…
Meeting News

Predominately black hospitals confer lower death rates in black patients with HF

March 11, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Black patients with congestive HF who were admitted to a hospital with a higher overall percentage of black patients had lower…

Cigna acquires Express Scripts, AMA expresses concern

March 8, 2018
Cigna Corporation and Express Scripts Holding Company announced a definitive agreement in which Cigna will acquire Express Scripts for approximately…
In the Journals

Q&A: Exercise beneficial for CVD risk reduction

March 8, 2018
Exercise is one of the many ways patients can reduce their risk for CVD. This can be easily accomplished through a brisk walk to attending exercise…
In the Journals

Student-led awareness program boosts teens’ knowledge of depression

March 8, 2018
A high school peer-to-peer depression awareness program in Michigan that encouraged students to both learn about and educate other students about…
In the Journals

Teen e-cigarette users exposed to carcinogenic compounds

March 7, 2018
E-cigarette vapor was found to be less hazardous than tobacco smoke but still contained organic compounds identified as carcinogenic, according to…

Proposed opioid bill increases funding, limits prescriptions to 3 days

March 6, 2018
A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators recently introduced an updated version of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, known as CARA 2.0, to…
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Ambulatory systolic BP may predict incident AF

March 5, 2018
In a population-based cohort, ambulatory systolic BP was a predictor of future atrial fibrillation, as was a high daytime systolic BP load. The…