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Postpartum Depression Also Found Among New Fathers

Postpartum Depression Also Found Among New Fathers

Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at highest risk of depression.

Hormone Therapy Have Limited Benefits in Alzheimer's Protection

Hormone Therapy Have Limited Benefits in Alzheimer's Protection

There may be possible benefits for long-term hormone therapy, but the results are not definitive.

Physician Opioid Prescription Patterns Risk Long-Term Patient Use

Physician Opioid Prescription Patterns Risk Long-Term Patient Use

Patients are 30% more likely to abuse opioids if their ER physician prescribes them frequently.

Providing Healthcare for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

Providing Healthcare for Lesbian and Bisexual Women

Health-care providers often overlook the unique health needs of lesbian and bisexual women.

Residents Can Be Great Assets in Patient Care

Residents Can Be Great Assets in Patient Care

Despite the myths surrounding residency, many physicians-in-training are helpful and willing to learn new techniques.

Better Patient Outcomes with Improved Interviewing Skills

Better Patient Outcomes with Improved Interviewing Skills

Consider altering your interviewing style to improve relationships with your patients.

Zika RNA Undetected in Semen 3 Months After Infection

Zika RNA Undetected in Semen 3 Months After Infection

Abstinence and condoms for 6 months after infection should still be followed.

Medical Marijuana Samples May Contain Harmful Bacteria and Fungi

Medical Marijuana Samples May Contain Harmful Bacteria and Fungi

A patient undergoing cancer treatment died from fungal infection from medical marijuana.

Discussion of Advanced Directives Increase with Quality Interventions

Discussion of Advanced Directives Increase with Quality Interventions

A series of quality improvement interventions can increase the capture of advanced care directives in EMRs.

ACP Guidelines Released for Treating Lower Back Pain

ACP Guidelines Released for Treating Lower Back Pain

Recommendations state that opioids should be the last resort for pain relief.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scores - A Marker for Early Adverse Events in Young Patients?

Coronary Artery Calcium Scores - A Marker for Early Adverse Events in Young Patients?

More research is needed to determine the downstream effects of applying such a prediction model to the general population.

'Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan' Guidance Provided by AAP

'Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan' Guidance Provided by AAP

Pediatricians suggest families of at-risk children should have a written action plan.

Risky Sexual Practices Increasing Among MSM

Risky Sexual Practices Increasing Among MSM

Researchers say increased beliefs in treatment efficacy leads to increased condomless anal sex.

Inside the Role of Social Determinants in Health Equity

Inside the Role of Social Determinants in Health Equity

Factors such as poverty, income inequality, violence and racism influence public health.

Improvement Needed for NICU Auditory Environment

Improvement Needed for NICU Auditory Environment

The NICU is often too loud and private rooms can be too quiet, researchers say.

Appreciating the Kindness of Patients

Appreciating the Kindness of Patients

Patients who remain cheerful, despite personal drama, deserved to be recognized for the effort they put in.

Thyroid Surgery Outcomes Not Compromised by Duty Hour Restrictions

Thyroid Surgery Outcomes Not Compromised by Duty Hour Restrictions

There was a reduction in overall mortality following a decrease at teaching hospitals with otolaryngology programs.

Emflaza Approved by FDA to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Emflaza Approved by FDA to Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

This drug was approved to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in patients 5 years and older.

Coronary Artery Calcium in Early Adults Increases Cardiovascular Risk

Coronary Artery Calcium in Early Adults Increases Cardiovascular Risk

There was an increase in CHD and CVD events for younger participants with any CAC, even at low scores.

Post-Cesarean Maternal Infection in 8.8% of C-Sections

Post-Cesarean Maternal Infection in 8.8% of C-Sections

The odds of maternal infection increases with black race, non-transverse uterine incision and surgery longer than 49 minutes.

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