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  • Hospitalizations Up for Homeless From 2007 to 2013
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- From 2007 to 2013, hospitalizations among homeless individuals increased and were most frequently for mental illness and substance use disorder, according to a study published in the January issue of Medical Care. Rishi K....
  • Delivery Mode Tied to Pelvic Floor Disorder Risk Post-Childbirth
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- After childbirth, the risk for pelvic floor disorders varies by delivery mode, according to a study published in the Dec. 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Joan L. Blomquist, M.D., from the...
  • Opioids Offer Small Improvement in Pain, Physical Function
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- Opioid use is associated with small improvements in pain and physical functioning in patients with chronic noncancer pain, according to research published in the Dec. 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical...
  • Exercise Linked to Reduced Mortality for Patients With Cancer
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- For patients with cancer, participation in prediagnosis and postdiagnosis recreational physical activity is associated with reduced mortality, according to a study published online Nov. 28 in Cancer Causes &...
  • 'Aggressive Steps' Needed to Stop Adolescent Use of E-Cigarettes
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- "Aggressive steps" must be taken by parents, teachers, health providers, and government officials to prevent children and teens from using electronic cigarettes, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H., said in an...
  • Fall Risk Factors Vary by Gender in Older Adults
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- Older men and women have different fall risk profiles, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Stina Ek, from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and colleagues...
  • Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- Routine use of vitamin and mineral supplements to prevent chronic disease is not recommended, according to an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position paper published in the November issue of the Journal of the Academy...
  • Cognitive Decline Similar After Cardiac Surgery, Catheterization
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- For older adults, declines in memory after heart surgery and cardiac catheterization are similar, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Elizabeth L. Whitlock, M.D., from the...
  • EHR Data ID Differences in HTN Control Across Health Systems
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- An analysis of electronic health record data reveals considerable differences in hypertension control across health systems, according to a study published in the November-December issue of the Journal of the American Board...
  • Palliative Care in MS Inpatients Rises From 2005 to 2014
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- From 2005 to 2014, trends in palliative care use increased substantially among multiple sclerosis (MS) inpatients, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. Yong-Jae Lee,...
  • Appropriate Use Criteria Released for Peripheral Artery Intervention
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- Appropriate use criteria have been developed for peripheral artery intervention (PAI) in peripheral artery disease, according to a report published online Dec. 17 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Steven...
  • Liver Proton Density Fat Fraction Drops After Bariatric Surgery
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- The average liver proton density fat fraction (PDFF) normalizes by a mean of 22.5 weeks after bariatric surgery, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in Radiology. B. Dustin Pooler, M.D., from the University of...
  • Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- From 2007 to 2017, the number of physicians excluded from Medicare and state public insurance programs increased, according to a study published online Dec. 14 in JAMA Network Open. Alice Chen, Ph.D., M.B.A., from the...
  • Chest CT Can ID Respiratory AE Risk in RA Patients on Biologics
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- Chest computed tomography (CT) findings may identify risk factors for respiratory adverse events (RAEs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients undergoing long-term biological therapy, according to a study recently published...
  • Psychosocial Factors Key in Peds Care for Special-Needs Kids
    TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- Pediatric providers need to be aware of the impact of psychosocial factors on the health and wellness of children and youth with special health care needs and their families, according to a clinical report published online...
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