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Carpal Tunnel Up With Increased Electronic Device Use

June 23, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Especially for those who spend more than five hours a day on their devices, researchers say Read article

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CDC: Zika Can Be Found in Placental, Fetal Tissue at Birth

June 23, 2017 Of 546 live births with possible maternal Zika virus, 11 percent proved positive

High Levels of Brain Inflammation Seen in OCD

June 23, 2017 Researchers find inflammation 32 percent higher in six brain regions that play a role in OCD

Shared Decision-Making Encouraged in Multiple Sclerosis

June 23, 2017 Shared decision-making includes engaging patients, comparing treatments, assessing patient values

Family History Questionnaire Ups Genetic Counseling for CRC

June 23, 2017 Findings in patients who received family history questionnaire before outpatient colonoscopy

Anti-TNF-α Rx Improves Sleep Quality in Ankylosing Spondylitis

June 23, 2017 Patients see reduction in PSQI scores, but no change in polysomnography parameters

Blood Test Can Detect GLUT1 Deficiency Syndrome

June 23, 2017 Significantly reduced GLUT1 expression only seen on red blood cells from patients with GLUT1-DS

Primary Care Pharmacy Model Attractive to Patients

June 23, 2017 Most payer reimbursement decision-makers indicate their organization would reimburse this model

Drug, Herb Interactions Frequent for Cancer Patients

June 23, 2017 Concomitant use of two or more drugs independently linked to high risk of clinically significant DDI

Occupation Tied to Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency

June 22, 2017 Findings may help target health promotion and preventive efforts, researchers say

Patient-Controlled Analgesia Reduces Pain at Higher Cost

June 22, 2017 Costs were higher among patients with pain from traumatic injuries, non-traumatic abdominal pain

Protective Association Identified for Asthma Against Sepsis

June 22, 2017 Decreased risk for hospital mortality, septicemia, sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock

Opioid Rx Too Often Given to Back Pain Patients With Depression

June 22, 2017 Researchers find these patients are also more likely to get higher doses of opioids

1991-2014 Saw Minimal Change in Health Spending Per State

June 22, 2017 Recession and recovery, implementation of health reform impacted health care coverage

Head Positioning May Not Be Key to Acute Stroke Outcome

June 22, 2017 Research suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs

2006 to 2013 Saw Increase in ER Use for Herpes Zoster

June 22, 2017 Increase in number of emergency department visits and costs for HZ-related ER visits