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Physical Therapy, Lifestyle Advice Underused in Knee OA

October 18, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. 2007 to 2015 saw increase in use of NSAID prescriptions from orthopedists, primary care doctors Read article


Statins Tied to Osteoporosis in Dose-Dependent Manner

October 10, 2019 Low-dose statins may offer protective effect against osteoporosis

2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments

October 09, 2019 Increase mainly due to indirect payments, primarily inpatient costs rather than resident-to-bed ratio

Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated

October 08, 2019 Total annual costs of waste vary from $760 to $935 billion; estimated savings range from $191 to $282 billion

Hydroxychloroquine Blood Levels Predict Retinopathy Risk in Lupus

October 08, 2019 Prospective cohort study demonstrates link between HCQ blood levels and retinopathy risk

Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature

October 08, 2019 But effect size may be smaller than reported, especially for objective quality measures

Heart Disease May Up Risk for Allopurinol-Linked Cutaneous AEs

September 30, 2019 Risk for hospital admission increased for allopurinol-associated severe cutaneous adverse reactions

Psoriasis Tied to High BMI, Low Meat Intake in Japanese Study

September 27, 2019 Meat, fish intake patterns among psoriasis patients in Japan opposite of those in Western countries

Deep Learning Models Classify Disease From Medical Imaging

September 26, 2019 In meta-analysis, sensitivity, specificity comparable for deep learning models and health care professionals

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Persist in the U.S.

September 25, 2019 Increase in disparities in child mortality due to increased mortality in blacks

Percentage of Women in Internal Med Residencies Increasing

September 24, 2019 But percentage of women entering nine subspecialty fields decreased; lowest increase seen in cardiology

Marijuana Use Common Among Adults With Medical Conditions

September 20, 2019 Prevalence of marijuana use decreases with increasing age

Medical Students Not Ready to Provide Nutritional Care

September 19, 2019 Findings consistent regardless of country of training, year of medical education

Four Modifiable Risk Factors Tied to Hyperuricemia

September 18, 2019 Public health efforts to promote healthy diet and prevent obesity might cut gout cases, authors say

Spending Up With Treatment in Hospital-Owned Practices

September 11, 2019 Difference in spending seems to be due to greater service utilization; no difference seen in care quality

Gout May Up Risk for Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

September 09, 2019 Gout more than doubles the risk for end-stage kidney disease