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Examining the Intergenerational Involvement of CPS Among Adolescent Mothers

Examining the Intergenerational Involvement of CPS Among Adolescent Mothers

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Approximately 25% of adolescent mothers had their first child taken into CPS care within the first week of birth.

Women Often Unaware of Their Hospital's Religious Affiliation

Women Often Unaware of Their Hospital's Religious Affiliation

Women of reproductive age are often unaware of their hospital's religious affiliation.

New Poll Offers Women's Perspective on Women's Health Issues

New Poll Offers Women's Perspective on Women's Health Issues

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The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released results from a new poll examining the public's view on women's issues.

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

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The draft guidance, Innovative Approaches for Nonprescription Drug Products, applies to drugs under the New Drug Application (NDA) process and "is intended to extend that NDA pathway to include therapeutic indications that have not, historically, been available for use without a prescription," said Gottlieb in a press statement.

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

In academic medicine, harassment remains common; these issues begin early in training, with negative gender-based experiences reported by preclinical medical students.

Goal Setting, Future Outlook Associated With Lower Weapon-Related Violence Among Low-Resource Youth

Goal Setting, Future Outlook Associated With Lower Weapon-Related Violence Among Low-Resource Youth

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Participants who reported a positive future orientation were significantly less likely to report threatening someone with a weapon.

Many Non-Emergency Medicine Trained Physicians in ER Care

Many Non-Emergency Medicine Trained Physicians in ER Care

The emergency medicine workforce comprises many non-emergency medicine trained physicians.

Wilderness Medicine: A Getting Started Guide

Wilderness Medicine: A Getting Started Guide

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Wilderness medicine includes everything from treating regular medical conditions in hostile environments to emergencies such as hypothermia or hyponatremia.

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

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Current oral contraceptive products contain lower doses of estrogen than those used in the past, prompting reconsideration of risks and benefits.

Probiotic, Prebiotic Harm-Related Safety Data Not Adequately Reported in RCTs

Probiotic, Prebiotic Harm-Related Safety Data Not Adequately Reported in RCTs

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Inadequate safety data exist to support the use of probiotic, prebiotic, and synbiotic interventions.

Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant

Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant

Virtual assistant programs like Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa are not yet in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

FDA: Scammers Sending Fake Warning Letters to Consumers

FDA: Scammers Sending Fake Warning Letters to Consumers

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"Consumers who aren't involved in manufacturing or distributing FDA regulated products should be on alert that if you get an FDA warning letter, it's probably fake, and probably a scam," said Gottlieb.

Communication-Based Intervention Increases Goals-of-Care Discussions Between Physicians, Patients With Serious Illness

Communication-Based Intervention Increases Goals-of-Care Discussions Between Physicians, Patients With Serious Illness

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Good clinician communication on the goals of care for patients with serious illness is associated with improved patient outcomes and reduced intensity of end-of-life care.

Placebo Effect of Various Female Sexual Dysfunction Drug Treatments Assessed

Placebo Effect of Various Female Sexual Dysfunction Drug Treatments Assessed

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For this study, the authors aimed to quantify this effect by conducting a systematic review of various databases to identify studies that included a placebo arm and used Female Sexual Function Index as a clinical outcome.

FDA Drops Zika Testing Requirement for Blood Donors

FDA Drops Zika Testing Requirement for Blood Donors

The FDA recommends moving away from testing each individual donation to testing pooled donations.

Association Between Industry Payments and Opioid Prescribing

Association Between Industry Payments and Opioid Prescribing

Non-research industry payments to physicians may be associated with increases in opioid prescribing rates.

FDA Strengthens Warnings for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

FDA Strengthens Warnings for Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

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The labeling changes are based on a review of postmarketing adverse event reports found in the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) database and published medical literature.

Disparities in Breast Reconstruction Access Persist Despite Advocacy Efforts

Disparities in Breast Reconstruction Access Persist Despite Advocacy Efforts

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Because most reconstructive surgeons are not trained in communicating complex risk information, some women may choose to have the procedure done without fully understanding the risks.

FDA Announces New Drug Shortages Task Force

FDA Announces New Drug Shortages Task Force

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Gottlieb said "The charge to this new task force is to look for holistic solutions to addressing the underlying causes for these [drug] shortages."

Remission of Treatment-Resistant Depression in Veterans Depends on Close Clinical Observation

Remission of Treatment-Resistant Depression in Veterans Depends on Close Clinical Observation

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This study supports the effects of close clinical observation and the use of combined treatment interventions including repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for achieving remission in veterans with treatment-resistant depression.

Live or Online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Reduced Cancer-Related Psychological Distress

Live or Online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Reduced Cancer-Related Psychological Distress

Mindfulness-based interventions are proven effective in helping patients with cancer manage distress and other psychological symptoms. In this study, researchers sought to determine if Internet-based MBCT can be as effective as face-to-face interventions.

Recent Years Have Seen US Military Reinventing Trauma Care

Recent Years Have Seen US Military Reinventing Trauma Care

The US military has reinvented trauma care, offering hope for changing approaches to health care.

Chinese Traditional Medicine Showed Effectiveness on Pain, Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer

Chinese Traditional Medicine Showed Effectiveness on Pain, Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer

In a randomized study, researchers sought to determine the effect of IV injections of coix seed oil, a Chinese CAM, on pain and quality of life measures for patients with advanced cancer.

To Improve Healthcare Policy, Congress Needs More Physicians

To Improve Healthcare Policy, Congress Needs More Physicians

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This year, as many as 33 physicians have run against incumbents for their seats in Congress.

Internet "Challenges" and Teenagers: a Guide for Primary Care Providers

Internet "Challenges" and Teenagers: a Guide for Primary Care Providers

Discussions involving Internet challenges with children and adolescents should be as sensitive as those about sexuality and drug or alcohol use.

Primary Care Intensive Management of High-Risk Veterans Has Neutral Costs

Primary Care Intensive Management of High-Risk Veterans Has Neutral Costs

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With rising healthcare costs reaching unsustainable levels, effective management of the relatively small population of patients who require the most care and incur the highest healthcare costs is a focus of many providers and payers.

FDA: Freeze-Dried Plasma Product Approved for Medical Emergencies in Combat

FDA: Freeze-Dried Plasma Product Approved for Medical Emergencies in Combat

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French FDP has been approved by the FDA for use in military personnel in medical emergencies.

Social Media and Adolescents: What Are the Health Risks?

Social Media and Adolescents: What Are the Health Risks?

Primary care providers should screen for depression and other health-related risks associated with the use of social media by adolescents.

Managing Diabetes Risk in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Managing Diabetes Risk in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Insulin resistance contributes to the increased risk of type 2 diabetes in individuals with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Patient Interest Fairly High for Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing

Patient Interest Fairly High for Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing

There is moderately high interest in genetic testing for melanoma risk among the general population.

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