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Reduced Cortical Thickness ID’d in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

March 16, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. Female OSA patients had multiple regions of reduced cortical thickness in superior frontal lobe Read article


Zika-Tied Birth Defects in 7 Percent of Infected Pregnant Women

March 14, 2018 Defects occurred more frequently when Zika virus infection occurred in the first trimester

High Midlife Cardio Fitness May Ward Off Dementia in Women

March 14, 2018 Research shows high fitness at midlife delayed age of dementia onset by almost 10 years

Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs

March 14, 2018 Overpayments affect 23 percent of all prescriptions; more common with generic drugs

U.S. Spends Twice As Much for Similar Health Care Utilization

March 13, 2018 U.S. has higher administrative and pharmaceutical costs than 10 other high-income countries

Head Injury Outcomes Better With Trauma Center Care

March 13, 2018 Mortality reduction only seen for those over the age of 65 years

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Tied to Increased β-Amyloid

March 13, 2018 Baseline EDS linked to increased regional Aβ accumulation in elderly individuals without dementia

Three-Pronged Approach Can Improve Physician Engagement

March 12, 2018 Strategy used by one practice improved physician engagement and relieved burnout

Over 5,100 Noncongenital Zika Cases Reported in U.S. in 2016

March 12, 2018 Ninety-five percent of cases were identified in travelers returning from Zika virus-affected areas

Doctors Present Recs For and Against Acupuncture for Pain

March 12, 2018 Acupuncture results sometimes compared to sham acupuncture, not pain meds; bias can affect research

Doctors Facing Challenge to Help Needy While Protecting Practices

March 09, 2018 Many practices are finding it difficult to maintain their viability while caring for patients who can't pay

Falls in Elderly Patients Cost $50 Billion Annually

March 09, 2018 Findings include medical costs attributed to fatal and nonfatal falls; costs for fatal falls $754 million

High Total Cholesterol Protects Against Cognitive Decline

March 09, 2018 Findings among elderly whose total cholesterol increased from midlife levels

30-Day ER Revisit Predicts Poor Outcomes in Elderly

March 08, 2018 Older age, male sex, polypharmacy, and cognitive impairment are independent predictors of a revisit

Higher Sun Exposure Tied to Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

March 07, 2018 Findings based on sun exposure at 5 to 15 years of age and at 5 to 15 years before MS onset

Cannabidiol Is Effective Add-On for Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

March 07, 2018 More effective than placebo for reducing seizure frequency, achieving seizure freedom