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Age, Sex, APOE Genotype Identify Alzheimer’s, Dementia Risk

September 21, 2018. 12:00 PM CDT. Three factors help identify absolute 10-year risk of Alzheimer's disease, all dementia for different groups Read article


Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent

September 19, 2018 Levels of insufficient physical activity stable between 2001, 2016; increase seen in high-income countries

Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically

September 19, 2018 Most commonly observed types of PHI sent are referrals, laboratory results, medication lists

20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications

September 19, 2018 8.2 percent of concurrent users of prescription meds at risk for potentially major drug-drug interactions

Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction

September 18, 2018 Scribes lower EHR documentation burden for doctors and increase time spent interacting with patients

Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages

September 18, 2018 Expected price increase 20 percent for all drugs after shortage versus 9 percent in absence of shortage

Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor

September 18, 2018 Half of trials on European Union Clinical Trials Register are non-compliant with requirements

Many RA Patients’ Pain Related to Central Nervous System

September 17, 2018 MRIs show rheumatoid arthritis patients have neurobiologic features observed in fibromyalgia

Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful

September 17, 2018 Regular TTM ingestion leads to chronic exposure to inorganic mercury and methylmercury

Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage

September 17, 2018 But AHPs may undermine ACA marketplace, as they are not required to comply with ACA regulations

Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Waiting for Hearts

September 17, 2018 Neurologic events, new requirement for dialysis, respiratory complications yield updated estimates

Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making

September 14, 2018 Docs should provide risks of both having treatment and not having treatment to minimize loss aversion

CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain

September 13, 2018 Higher prevalence of chronic pain, high-impact chronic pain for women, older adults, rural residents

Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults

September 13, 2018 However, in post-ACA era, lesbian, gay, bisexual adults still report trouble affording care

Pediatricians Have a Role in Encouraging Play Among Children

September 13, 2018 AAP recommends that pediatricians advocate for protection of children's unstructured playtime

Fingolimod Cuts Multiple Sclerosis Relapses in Pediatric Patients

September 12, 2018 Compared with interferon beta-1a, less lesion accumulation seen on MRI but more adverse events