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1991-2014 Saw Minimal Change in Health Spending Per State

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Medical Students Lacking Proficiency in BP Measurements

June 12, 2017 Among 159 medical students, a mean of 4.1 elements out of 11 were performed properly

Review: Depression Screening As Inpatient Important, Feasible

June 12, 2017 Still, more research needed to determine effect of screening/treatment on patient outcomes

Kidney Allocation System Cuts Racial Disparities in Transplant

June 09, 2017 Implementation of new system linked to narrowing of disparities for blacks, Hispanics versus whites

Sitagliptin Stimulates Distal Tubular Natriuresis in T2DM

June 09, 2017 Increase in intact plasma SDF-1α1-67 and decrease in truncated plasma SDF-1α3-67

U.S. Leads in Income-Based Health Care Inequalities

June 08, 2017 More public tolerance for health care inequalities seen in United States than other countries

Combo of Several Meds at Smaller Doses May Boost HTN Care

June 06, 2017 Researchers posit smaller doses of several drugs better than standard dose of just one medication

Many Taking NOACs for A-Fib May Not Be Getting Right Dose

June 06, 2017 Study of newer medications finds 16 percent receive too much or too little

Cool Water Works As Well As Hot for Ridding Hands of Germs

June 02, 2017 Time spent scrubbing hands with soap more important that water temperature

Reducing SBP Targets Below Current Guidelines Cuts Risk

June 02, 2017 Reducing SBP to 120 to 124 mm Hg linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, all-cause mortality

Excess Weight Increases Costs Across Health Care Settings

June 01, 2017 Percentage increases in costs associated with obesity were highest for medications, higher for women

Low Albumin Predicts Mortality in Renal Replacement Therapy

June 01, 2017 Low albumin level is only variable independently associated with mortality during one-year follow-up

Social Psychology May Help With Physician Error Disclosure

May 30, 2017 Deliberate practice, together with lessons from social psychology, can implement change in error disclosure

High-Risk Pools May Represent Step Back for U.S. Health Care

May 30, 2017 Higher premiums, deductibles, out-of-pocket costs likely to make high-risk pools unaffordable

Deceased Diabetic Donor Kidneys Feasible for Transplantation

May 26, 2017 Patients with high mortality risk, long wait times appear to benefit most

Path to Empathy Deemed As Vital As Being Empathetic

May 25, 2017 Conclusion could be especially useful in context of medical professions, researcher says