In the Journals

AHA: Improvements in rural health greatly needed

February 19, 2020
The American Heart Association issued a presidential advisory calling for rural populations to be a priority in health research, programming and…
In the Journals

Paper on e-cigarette use and MI risk retracted

February 19, 2020
A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association in June 2019 concluding that patients who smoked electronic cigarettes every day…
In the Journals

Nonprofit hospitals with highest incomes provide disproportionately low charity care

February 18, 2020
Nonprofit hospitals that bring in the highest net incomes provide disproportionately low charity care compared with lower-earning nonprofit…
In the Journals

Economics may explain cognitive deficits in children of single mothers

February 18, 2020
Study findings published recently in Child Development showed that single motherhood is still associated with negative consequences on the cognitive…
Meeting News

After ICU discharge, many Medicare beneficiaries do not receive home rehabilitation care

February 18, 2020
A third of Medicare beneficiaries did not receive home health rehabilitation after being discharged from the intensive care unit, according to…
In the Journals

MRSA spreads easily in household environments

February 17, 2020
Household environments play a significant role in the spread of MRSA in the community, according to a study of transmission events involving children…
Meeting News

Severity of opioid overdoses increases among kids

February 17, 2020
More than one in four opioid poisonings involve children and adolescents, and the severity of hospital admissions for acute opioid ingestions has…
In the Journals

Sitting longer increases risk for cardiometabolic disorders in women

February 17, 2020
Longer sitting bout duration conferred worse parameters of CVD risk in women, but the effect on blood sugar/glucose was most pronounced in Hispanic…
In the Journals

Algorithm-based apps show poor performance in detecting skin cancer

February 17, 2020
Smartphone applications that use algorithms to assess the risk for skin cancer appear to have poor and variable performance, according to a…
Feature

Pharmacies targeted as opioid lawsuit enters new phase

February 14, 2020
Pharmacies are front and center as the second phase of a multidistrict lawsuit over the opioid crisis begins, a law professor told Healio Primary…
Feature

Two keys to improving statin adherence: Communicate, simplify regimens

February 13, 2020
Some in the medical community were initially skeptical of the first statin to win FDA approval, according to a history of the medication published in…
In the Journals

Kids often exposed to pills removed from childproof containers

February 12, 2020
More than half of unsupervised prescription medication exposures among children occur after the pills are removed from childproof packaging, recently…

AAFP survey: Flu shot uptake among millennials is poor

February 12, 2020
Citing a lack of time and forgetfulness, 55% of millennials did not get the influenza vaccine this year, according to a recent survey of 1,000 adults…
Perspective

COVID-19: WHO names disease caused by novel coronavirus

February 11, 2020
WHO designated COVID-19 as the official name for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus at the center of a global outbreak. The name was…
Feature

Q&A: Considering patient sex, gender differences to optimize care

February 11, 2020
Considering a patient’s sex and gender is essential during clinical decision-making, according to a review published in JAMA Internal
In the Journals

Physical inactivity confers similar ASCVD risk to smoking status

February 10, 2020
Physical inactivity was associated with an excess risk for atherosclerotic CVD similar to smoking and poor cholesterol levels, according to a…
Feature

AHA advisory emphasizes reform for health care affordability and access

February 10, 2020
The American Heart Association released its presidential advisory outlining its 2020 goals and principles for adequate, accessible and affordable…
Editorial

Declining cancer death rates — cause for optimism, caution

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2020
John Sweetenham, MD
In many respects, this year’s report of cancer incidence and mortality from American Cancer Society, Cancer Statistics 2020, tells a familiar…
In the Journals

Additional physical activity in school can yield cost-effective weight benefits for children

February 7, 2020
The Daily Mile, a school-based physical activity program in addition to physical education, may be considered a favorable and cost-effective approach…
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Study shows 14% decline in pediatrician visits

February 5, 2020
Pediatric primary care visits among commercially insured children declined by more than 14% over a recent 9-year period, according to study findings…
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