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Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy

January 16, 2019. 12:00 PM CST. Verifying reported allergies necessary to improve outcomes, prevent antibiotic resistance Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Delayed Contraception Leads to Early Unwanted Pregnancy

January 15, 2019 More African-American, Hispanic, low-income respondents report delayed contraceptive initiation

800-662-HELP Underappreciated in Media, General Population

January 14, 2019 Searches for SAMHSA hotline did not increase after singer Demi Lovato's heroin-related overdose

Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding

January 14, 2019 Benefits could be seen for frequent complaints like cough, dermatitis, and inflammation of ear, nose, throat

Investigational Cream Promising for Atopic Dermatitis

January 14, 2019 In phase IIb trial, success rates were higher with TRPV1 antagonist than with vehicle cream

Lack of Parent-Teen Agreement About Teen Suicidal Thoughts

January 14, 2019 Half of parents unaware of teens' thoughts of suicide; 48 percent of teens denied these thoughts

About Half of Young Patients Have Had Private Time With Doctors

January 11, 2019 Adolescents, young adults who have had private time report more positive attitudes to providers

Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU

January 11, 2019 Pregnant women admitted to ICU with flu more likely to deliver preterm infants, low birth-weight infants

Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending

January 11, 2019 Health care prices explain difference in spending between United States and other countries

Flu Vaccination Safe for Hospitalized Patients

January 10, 2019 With vaccination, risks reduced for readmission, outpatient visits, fever, clinical evaluations for infection

Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed

January 10, 2019 Critics warn private equity firms might focus on increased profitability at expense of patient care

E-Cigarette Aerosol Exposure Tied to Asthma Symptoms

January 10, 2019 Findings seen among youth reporting asthma diagnosis, secondhand exposure to e-cigarette aerosols

Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty

January 09, 2019 Half of black and Latina female health care workers earn less than $15/hour

Chemo-Radiation Combo Tied to Higher Survival in Peds Hodgkin

January 09, 2019 Five-year overall survival higher in patients who receive combined tx than those treated with chemo alone

Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs

January 09, 2019 Rising costs of oral, injectable generic and specialty drugs mostly driven by new product entry

Depression Tied to Worse Asthma Outcomes in Urban Teens

January 09, 2019 More than a fourth with asthma reported depressive symptoms, greater symptom severity