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ACG: Defecation Posture Modification Device Beneficial

October 16, 2017. 12:00 PM CDT. Significant reductions in bowel movement duration, straining patterns and increase in bowel emptiness Read article

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Engaging Muslim Women May Up Odds of Mammogram

September 25, 2017 Significant increase in self-reported likelihood of obtaining mammogram following intervention

TILs Prognostic in Black Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients

September 25, 2017 Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes may be prognostic for early-stage TNBC in African-American patients

CGM Use in Pregnancy Improves Neonatal Outcomes

September 18, 2017 No apparent benefit for continuous glucose monitoring for women planning pregnancy

AHA: Multifaceted Intervention Improves BP Control

September 18, 2017 Increase in BP control from 65.6% to 74.8%, with significant increase in control in 12 of 16 practices

AAP: Some Improvement in Child Passenger Safety Practices

September 18, 2017 Increase in rear facing infants from 84 to 91 percent during 2009 to 2015, but drop in booster seat use

Caffeine Tied to Lower Mortality in Women With Diabetes

September 14, 2017 Women who consumed caffeine from coffee had reduced risk of all-cause, cardiovascular deaths

ASBMR: Romosozumab Reduces Fracture Rate in Osteoporosis

September 11, 2017 Reduced risk of new vertebral fractures, nonvertebral fractures for romosozumab and alendronate

Addition of Exercise to Weight Loss Ups Mitochondrial Capacity

August 31, 2017 Improved mitochondrial respiratory capacity for older obese adults with weight loss + exercise

High Carb Intake Not Healthier for the Heart

August 30, 2017 High-carbohydrate diets common; more than half of study derived 70 percent of daily calories from carbs

Coffee Consumption Linked to Improved Longevity

August 29, 2017 Four cups a day could reduce risk by 64 percent, researchers say

Incidence of Undiagnosed A-Fib May Be Substantial

August 28, 2017 In new study using insertable cardiac monitors, rate of AF detection was 40 percent at 30 months

APA: Medical Discrimination Based on Size Stresses Patients

August 03, 2017 Assuming weight is responsible for, related to presenting complaints can result in misdiagnosis

Seeing Video of Self Struggling to Breathe Ups CPAP Adherence

July 25, 2017 Viewing the tapes helped convince patients to continue their sleep apnea treatment

Long-Acting Antiretroviral Injection Safe, Effective for HIV

July 24, 2017 Cabotegravir + rilpivirine injection every four or eight weeks as effective as daily three-drug oral therapy

AAIC: Mediterranean Diet May Help Preserve Cognitive Function

July 18, 2017 New studies suggest that adherence to better diet can improve brain function