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Declines in Life Expectancy in Many High-Income Countries

August 20, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. And increase in midlife death rates across racial and ethnic groups in the United States Read article


Risk of Death Not Up in T2DM When Risk Factors Within Target

August 17, 2018 Little or no excess risk of death, MI, stroke for those with five risk-factor variables within target ranges

CDC: Increase in Tianeptine Exposures From 2014 to 2017

August 17, 2018 Most commonly reported health effects were neurologic, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal

Residents’ Sleep Deteriorates During Training

August 17, 2018 Worsening seen for sleep duration, quality of sleep, and daytime sleepiness

NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments

August 16, 2018 FDA will now assess gene therapy experiments and products as it does with other treatments, drugs

Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed

August 16, 2018 The logo should be simple and easy to identify, should send a message about the medical practice

Vit D Independently, Inversely Tied to Cholesterol in Children

August 16, 2018 Gene variants do not modify the associations of 25(OH)D with lipids

Weight Gain After Quitting Smoking May Up T2DM Risk

August 16, 2018 But temporary increase in type 2 diabetes risk does not attenuate benefits on total, CVD mortality

ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance

August 16, 2018 Reduction in uninsurance rate among this group larger than that of not-employed adults

Patient Portals Don’t Appear to Have Much Traction

August 16, 2018 Patients not accessing them, physicians not using full range of features

Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice

August 16, 2018 Letter should be sent informing patient of their discharge, providing at least 30 days' notice

Labetalol Use Up for Patients With Preeclampsia and Asthma

August 15, 2018 Use of labetalol versus other antihypertensives linked to increased risk of status asthmaticus

Triple Combo Blood Pressure Pill Can Improve BP Control

August 14, 2018 Proportion achieving target BP increased with use of triple combo pill versus usual care at six months

Both Abstinence and High Alcohol Use Linked to Dementia

August 14, 2018 Increased dementia risk for those with abstinence or with drinking >14 units alcohol/week in midlife

6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID’d

August 14, 2018 Presence of discrimination, the silent witness, effectiveness of leadership can help assess inclusion

Physicians With Medicine/Psych Training Can Help Complex Cases

August 14, 2018 Dually trained med/psych physicians can effectively care for hospital patients with psychiatric issues