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ATS: Mortality Down for Patients Hospitalized With COPD in U.S.

May 25, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Annual number of patients who died from COPD while in the hospital decreased 62 percent from 2005-2014 Read article

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ATS: Lower ARDS Mortality at High-Volume Intensive Care Units

May 23, 2017 Lower ICU mortality, hospital length of stay for acute respiratory distress syndrome at high-volume ICUs

ATS: Sleep Apnea, Insomnia in Blacks Often Go Undiagnosed

May 23, 2017 High prevalence of undiagnosed sleep disorders seen in study population

ATS: Benralizumab Reduces Glucocorticoid Doses in Asthma

May 23, 2017 Significant 75 percent reduction in median final oral glucocorticoid doses from baseline

ATS: First Abx Rx Doesn’t Work for ~25% of Pneumonia Cases

May 22, 2017 One in four adult patients do not respond to initial prescription of antibiotic treatment

Substantial Variation in Opioid Rx for Minor Injuries Across U.S.

May 22, 2017 Laws limiting new opioid prescriptions to no more than a five-day supply could be beneficial

Lower-, Higher-Dose Elagolix Beneficial for Endometriosis

May 22, 2017 Higher percentage of women have clinical response for dysmenorrhea, non-menstrual pelvic pain

Overweight Boys at Greater Risk of Colon Cancer in Adulthood

May 22, 2017 But study also found that losing weight lowered those odds

Overweight in Childhood May Up Lifetime Risk of Depression

May 19, 2017 Risk four times greater if individuals are also overweight as adults, researchers say

ASCO: Capecitabine May Extend Survival in Biliary Tract Cancer

May 19, 2017 Survival benefit seen in those given capecitabine versus surgery alone

Hysterosalpingography With Oil Contrast Effective Infertility Tx

May 19, 2017 Rates of pregnancy, live births higher compared to women who underwent procedure with water

ASCO: Vaccination Tied to Substantial Reduction in Oral HPV

May 19, 2017 Vaccination may help prevent oral HPV infections linked to oral cancers, researcher says

ASCO: Early Detection of Cancers Up Since Affordable Care Act

May 18, 2017 The exception was diagnosis of early-stage prostate cancer, which declined

ASCO: Nut Consumption Ups Survival in Stage III Colon Cancer

May 18, 2017 Survival benefits also seen with healthy diet and exercise, researchers say

Just Two Weeks of Inactivity Can Up Risk of Developing Disease

May 18, 2017 Consistent daily activity vital to optimal health, researchers say

‘Healthy’ Obese Still at Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

May 17, 2017 Study of 3.5 million people shows 'healthy' obese at higher risk than the general population