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Even Overdose Doesn’t Stop Opioid Prescribing

August 22, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Few receive medication-assisted treatment after hospital discharge, researchers find Read article


AAP Issues New Guidelines for ID, Treatment of HTN in Children

August 22, 2017 Simplified tables from American Academy of Pediatrics likely to raise detection rates

Lower SBP Target for Blacks May Benefit Cognitive Function

August 22, 2017 Researchers find that healthy reductions may benefit blacks even more than whites

Zika Thrives in Pregnancy Due to Vulnerable Immune System

August 22, 2017 Study demonstrates effects of infection with different lineages of Zika virus on monocytes

Many Parents Would Support Transgender Teen’s Transition

August 22, 2017 Findings indicate growing acceptance of gender transition

Higher BMI in Childhood Linked to Adult Stroke Risk

August 22, 2017 Increased risk of early adult ischemic stroke with increase in BMI z score from ages 7 to 13 years

Few Smokers Hospitalized With CHD Get Smoking Cessation Meds

August 22, 2017 Overall, 22.7 percent received smoking cessation pharmacotherapy, most often the nicotine patch

Global Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 7.7 per 1,000

August 22, 2017 Highest prevalence of FASD among children seen in South Africa, Croatia, Ireland

Maraviroc-Containing HIV PrEP Regimens Safe, Well Tolerated

August 22, 2017 MVC-containing regimens well tolerated compared with TDF-FTC in HIV-uninfected women in U.S.

Occult Cancer Found in ~5 Percent With Unprovoked VTE

August 22, 2017 Prevalence of cancer increases linearly with age; is seven-fold higher in patients aged 50 years or older

Females Show Better Response to CRT in Esophageal Cancer

August 22, 2017 Females more often had complete, nearly complete pathologic response to induction tx; less recurrence

Mortality Estimates Favor Annual Mammography From Age 40

August 21, 2017 Researchers estimate thousands of U.S. lives would be saved each year if mammograms started at age 40

Anti-Vaccine Info in Pregnancy May Delay Infant Immunization

August 21, 2017 Even if pregnant women later hear better info from doctors, they may still wait on vaccines

Hours Worked Impacted by Kids for Female, Not Male Doctors

August 21, 2017 Findings from a national sample of dual-physician couples

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Screening Reduces Mortality

August 21, 2017 Reduction in all-cause mortality at 11 to 12 years using data from individual NORCCAP study cohorts

Literacy Level an Issue in Laryngectomy-Related Patient Ed

August 21, 2017 Reading difficulty exceeds ability of average U.S. adult; readability negatively tied to understandability