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Delayed Clamping Drops Anemia at 8 and 12 Months of Age

Delayed Clamping Drops Anemia at 8 and 12 Months of Age

There was a reduced risk of anemia at 8 and 12 months for infants at high risk of iron deficiency anemia.

Increasing Trend in Number of Infants Born to Women Using Opioids

Increasing Trend in Number of Infants Born to Women Using Opioids

Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, this federal report says.

Downward Trend in MRSA Infection Rates in VA Facilities

Downward Trend in MRSA Infection Rates in VA Facilities

Decrease in MRSA HAI rates in acute care, spinal cord injury units and long-term-care facilities.

Higher Syphilis Risk in HIV Patients on Antiretrovirals

Higher Syphilis Risk in HIV Patients on Antiretrovirals

Medications may increase the susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease.

Carbapenem-Resistant Bacteria Becoming More Widespread in the US

Carbapenem-Resistant Bacteria Becoming More Widespread in the US

Four US hospitals had a wide variety of species that were resistant to antibiotics of last resort.

ACP, AAFP Increase BP Treatment Threshold for Healthy Adults

ACP, AAFP Increase BP Treatment Threshold for Healthy Adults

The new guideline says that therapy should begin after systolic BP meets or exceeds 150 mm Hg.

Health and Economic Impact of CVD Preventive Services Varies

Health and Economic Impact of CVD Preventive Services Varies

The highest health impact was HTN screening and treatment; lowest for aspirin counseling.

Influenza Activity Spreading Quickly Across the US

Influenza Activity Spreading Quickly Across the US

The dominant strain right now is H3N2, CDC epidemiologist notes.

Physicians Need More Education on Transgender Health

Physicians Need More Education on Transgender Health

Overall, 80.6% of clinicians report never having received training on transgender patient care.

Increased Mortality Causes in Rural America

Increased Mortality Causes in Rural America

Higher smoking and obesity rates, as well as lower use of seat belts are some possible explanations.

Benefits and Harm of Cannabis and Cannabinoid Use

Benefits and Harm of Cannabis and Cannabinoid Use

Marijuana use can ease chronic pain, chemo-related nausea and muscle spasms in MS, but researchers cite the risks, too.

End-of-Life Care Patterns Linked to PCP Involvement

End-of-Life Care Patterns Linked to PCP Involvement

Higher primary care physician involvement is linked to less intensive and lower cost end-of-life care.

Frequent Headaches in Men Linked with Low Vitamin D Levels

Frequent Headaches in Men Linked with Low Vitamin D Levels

There were significantly increased odds of headache for men in the lowest versus highest serum 25(OH)D quartile.

Prenatal Folic Acid Supplements Endorsement Reaffirmed by USPSTF

Prenatal Folic Acid Supplements Endorsement Reaffirmed by USPSTF

The Task Force recommends that women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 µg daily.

Substantial Overdiagnosis Found with Mammogram Use

Substantial Overdiagnosis Found with Mammogram Use

One in three women diagnosed with breast cancer have non-threatening tumors.

Night Float Call System Associated with Increased Trial of Labor

Night Float Call System Associated with Increased Trial of Labor

There is increased likelihood of having patients with prior C-section undergo trial of labor and achieving vaginal birth during night floats.

Life Expectancy Overly Optimistic by Patients with Chronic Diseases

Life Expectancy Overly Optimistic by Patients with Chronic Diseases

Self-estimated life expectancy rates may differ from clinician-estimated rates of survival.

US Glaucoma Cases Expected to Increase by 2030

US Glaucoma Cases Expected to Increase by 2030

Routine eye exams are the best way to prevent this major cause of vision loss, eye experts say.

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