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FDA: New Plan for Regulations, Oversight of Dietary Supplement Industry

FDA: New Plan for Regulations, Oversight of Dietary Supplement Industry

The FDA has announced a new plan to significantly modernize the regulation and oversight of dietary supplements.

An Overview of Progress and Future Challenges in Aging and Diversity Research

An Overview of Progress and Future Challenges in Aging and Diversity Research

Researchers identified current gaps in aging and diversity research and identified future directions that research should take.

World Health Organization: Five-Year Plan to Address 10 Biggest Global Health Threats

World Health Organization: Five-Year Plan to Address 10 Biggest Global Health Threats

In an effort to effectively address global health concerns, the WHO has announced the 13th General Programme of Work, a 5-year strategic plan spanning from 2019 to 2023.

Resist the Script: Antibiotic Overuse in Pneumonia — An Expert Roundtable

Resist the Script: Antibiotic Overuse in Pneumonia — An Expert Roundtable

A shift toward personalized medicine in pneumonia management would involve refining the diagnostic categories to include viral pneumonia, bacterial pneumonia, and noninfectious respiratory disease.

Two-Step Gender Identity Question Aids in Risk Stratification

Two-Step Gender Identity Question Aids in Risk Stratification

A 2-step gender identity question led to a 4.8-fold increase in ascertainment of transgender patients at a clinic for STDs.

Country-Specific Norms Created for Cancer-Related Quality of Life

Country-Specific Norms Created for Cancer-Related Quality of Life

Country-specific norms have been established to measure the self-reported quality of life of cancer patients.

Educational Intervention Improves HPV Vaccination

Educational Intervention Improves HPV Vaccination

Educational interventions delivered in a clinical setting may improve vaccination behaviors.

FDA: Number of US Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased

FDA: Number of US Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased

The number of women with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) now stands at 457, compared with 414 in the last report.

Does the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Promote Immunization?

Does the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Promote Immunization?

The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was developed to offer financial assistance for those harmed by a vaccine.

Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline, but Socioeconomic Gaps Widen

Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline, but Socioeconomic Gaps Widen

The continuous decline in cancer deaths over the past 25 years was attributed to improvements in screening, treatment.

Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine

Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine

Health clinics in Clark County, Washington, are scrambling to meet the sharply increased demand for measles vaccination.

Reducing the Reliance on Opioids for Cancer Pain: Is the Switch to Cannabis a Viable Option?

Reducing the Reliance on Opioids for Cancer Pain: Is the Switch to Cannabis a Viable Option?

Articles discussing the use of cannabis as a substitute for opioids highlight the limitations of the existing scientific evidence in the field.

Burden of Sudden Cardiac Death Higher in Black Men, Women

Burden of Sudden Cardiac Death Higher in Black Men, Women

African Americans have a higher burden of sudden cardiac death than whites, especially among women.

Improving Care for T2D in Patients With Severe Mental Illness: Expert Q&A

Improving Care for T2D in Patients With Severe Mental Illness: Expert Q&A

Despite the clear need for improved management of T2D in patients with SMI, there is scant evidence regarding effective treatment strategies for this group.

Gender-Affirming Hormonal Treatment and Long-Term Bone Safety

Gender-Affirming Hormonal Treatment and Long-Term Bone Safety

Gender-affirming hormonal treatment does not negatively affect bone mineral density in transgender people.

Should Widespread Early Detection Cancer Screening End?

Should Widespread Early Detection Cancer Screening End?

Experts examined the role of population-based early detection cancer screening.

Misconceptions About Heart Disease Are Widespread in United States

Misconceptions About Heart Disease Are Widespread in United States

Many people in the United States don't know that heart disease is the leading cause of death.

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

As a common hedgehog supplier has not yet been identified, the CDC is reminding pet owners to take proper precautions when handling these animals.

AGS: Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Med Use in Older Adults Updated

AGS: Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Med Use in Older Adults Updated

Over 1400 clinical trials and research studies were reviewed by a panel of 13 experts to develop the new guideline.

AAP Releases 2019 Childhood Immunization Schedules

AAP Releases 2019 Childhood Immunization Schedules

The 2019 recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedules have been issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Inaccurate Parental Reporting of HPV Vaccination Linked to Multilevel Sociodemographic Factors

Inaccurate Parental Reporting of HPV Vaccination Linked to Multilevel Sociodemographic Factors

Parents of racial or ethnic minority adolescents were more likely to inaccurately report HPV vaccination initiation.

County-Level Rates of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Indicative of Regional Unemployment Rates

County-Level Rates of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Indicative of Regional Unemployment Rates

Higher county-level rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome were associated with a regional shortage of mental health clinicians and high unemployment rates.

Opioid-Related Pediatric Deaths Increased 3-Fold Between 1999 and 2016

Opioid-Related Pediatric Deaths Increased 3-Fold Between 1999 and 2016

The rate of pediatric mortality associated with prescription and illicit opioids rose 3-fold between 1999 and 2016.

Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Reduce Readmission Rates

Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Reduce Readmission Rates

A pharmacist-led, postdischarge structured telephone follow-up intervention can reduce 30-day and 90-day readmission rates for polypharmacy patients.

ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

The ACIP and CDC have approved and released 2019 recommendations for the adult immunization schedule in the US.

Adverse Effects of Medical Treatment Mortality Associated With Age, Region

Adverse Effects of Medical Treatment Mortality Associated With Age, Region

Despite a reduction in age-standardized mortality in the US, there has been an increased risk of mortality from the adverse effects of medical treatments.

Uncertain Link Between Non-Sugar Sweetener Use and Health Outcomes

Uncertain Link Between Non-Sugar Sweetener Use and Health Outcomes

Results from observational studies on the health outcomes of non-sugar sweetener use must be interpreted with caution.

Infection Control Guidelines in the OR and Anesthesia Work Area

Infection Control Guidelines in the OR and Anesthesia Work Area

SHEA guideline reflects the potential for clinically significant cross transmission in the intraoperative environment.

Clinical Challenge: Addressing Psoriasis and Comorbid Obesity

Clinical Challenge: Addressing Psoriasis and Comorbid Obesity

Obesity is an independent risk factor for the development of psoriasis and is associated with a worse prognosis.

An Evidence-Based Road Map to Navigating the Opioid Epidemic

An Evidence-Based Road Map to Navigating the Opioid Epidemic

This rise in prescribing of prescription opioids in the last 2 decades of the 20th century occurred at a time during which medical professionals were urged to resort to prescription opioids to manage untreated and chronic noncancer pain.

Crisis in Congo: The Search for an Effective Ebola Vaccine

Crisis in Congo: The Search for an Effective Ebola Vaccine

Since it was first identified in 1976, Ebola has affected several African countries, most recently the Democratic Republic of Congo.

AHA Online Opioid Education Course Available

AHA Online Opioid Education Course Available

The American Heart Association launched in December 2018 a 30 minute-long online course titled "Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers."

Societies Release Updated Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Societies Release Updated Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation

In order to revise the guidelines, the Task Force reviewed clinical trials presented at the annual scientific meetings of the ACC, AHA, HRS, and European Society of Cardiology in addition to other peer-reviewed, published data.

New Treatment Option for Serious Fungal Infections Now Available

New Treatment Option for Serious Fungal Infections Now Available

Tolsura, which contains the azole antifungal itraconazole, is formulated using the Company's proprietary SUBA (SUper-BioAvailable) technology which improves the bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs.

USPSTF: Final Rec on Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum

USPSTF: Final Rec on Ocular Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum

Currently, the only drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for prophylaxis is erythromycin, a macrolide antibiotic.

Effect of Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Examined

Effect of Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Examined

The HRRP has increased the risk for 30-day post-discharge mortality in Medicare beneficiaries.

Non-Binary Gender Increases the Risk for Experiencing Healthcare Disparities

Non-Binary Gender Increases the Risk for Experiencing Healthcare Disparities

As non-binary gender becomes more mainstream, it's important for physicians to create a welcoming, care-centered environment for patients who identify as such.

FDA Clears Elevo Kit Snoring Intervention Device

FDA Clears Elevo Kit Snoring Intervention Device

The procedure, known as Elevoplasty, was investigated in the S.I.L.E.N.C.E. study (Snoring Intervention via Elevoplasty in a Non-surgical Clinical Environment) which included 52 patients.

Public Health Interventions Could Cut Global Burden of Hepatitis C

Public Health Interventions Could Cut Global Burden of Hepatitis C

Public health interventions can go a long way toward meeting World Health Organization hepatitis C virus (HCV) targets.

More Ibuprofen Oral Susp Lots Recalled Due to Higher Concentration

More Ibuprofen Oral Susp Lots Recalled Due to Higher Concentration

Ibuprofen Oral Suspension is indicated for use as an analgesic and antipyretic.

FDA Recall: VentStar and ID Breathing Circuits, Anesthesia Sets

FDA Recall: VentStar and ID Breathing Circuits, Anesthesia Sets

VentStar and ID Breathing Circuits and Anesthesia Sets have been recalled because some of the devices may not have been correctly assembled, which may have resulted in a short circuited breathing hose.

Link Between Media Coverage, Posttraumatic Stress in Natural Weather Events Examined

Link Between Media Coverage, Posttraumatic Stress in Natural Weather Events Examined

Storm-related media coverage has a negative effect on those in the path of the storm.

Bacteria Bystanders Play Important Role in Antibiotic Resistance Development

Bacteria Bystanders Play Important Role in Antibiotic Resistance Development

It is vital to consider the antibiotic exposures of "bystander" pathogens, in addition to the target organism, and consequences on antibiotic resistance.

Washington State Declares Health Emergency as Measles Spreads

Washington State Declares Health Emergency as Measles Spreads

A statewide public health emergency was declared in Washington after a measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon.

Limited Psychological Harms Associated With Genetic Testing for Disease

Limited Psychological Harms Associated With Genetic Testing for Disease

Genetic testing for cancer, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative diseases presents a low psychological burden in patients and should be considered.

New HPV Screening Kit Allows Women to Test at Home

New HPV Screening Kit Allows Women to Test at Home

To obtain a kit, patients must first answer a few medical history questions to determine if they are appropriate candidates for at-home testing.

Zika Vaccine Cost-Effective for Young Adults and Childbearing-Age Women

Zika Vaccine Cost-Effective for Young Adults and Childbearing-Age Women

The most cost-effective means of decreasing transmission of Zika virus is administration of the vaccine to young adults and women of childbearing age.

Medical Cannabis Decisions Being Made by Users, Not Physicians

Medical Cannabis Decisions Being Made by Users, Not Physicians

Many patients use medical cannabis without their mainstream health care provider's knowledge.

Assure Slide Available for Patients With Medication Swallowing Difficulties

Assure Slide Available for Patients With Medication Swallowing Difficulties

The gel breaks down immediately in the stomach so it does not affect the absorption rate of the medication, unlike other carriers that are used to facilitate swallowing.

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test for MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Cleared

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Test for MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Cleared

While more than 100 variants in the MUTYH gene have been linked with MUTYH-associated polyposis, the MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Genetic Health Risk report identifies the 2 most common genetic variants in people of Northern European ancestry.

Chronic Neuropathic Pain Updated Classification by IASP for ICD-11

Chronic Neuropathic Pain Updated Classification by IASP for ICD-11

A panel of chronic pain experts established by the International Association for the Study of Pain updated the classification of chronic neuropathic pain for the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision.

FDA Chief Threatens to Halt E-Cigarette Sales

FDA Chief Threatens to Halt E-Cigarette Sales

Sales of electronic cigarettes could be halted if companies do not stop marketing the devices to youth.

Income Drops and Volatility Linked With Cardiovascular Events and Mortality

Income Drops and Volatility Linked With Cardiovascular Events and Mortality

The risk for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality have been correlated with income drops and volatility.

Large Variation in Radiation CT Dose Across Countries Driven by Scanner Use

Large Variation in Radiation CT Dose Across Countries Driven by Scanner Use

Technical parameters of machine use, not patient requirements or clinical circumstances, are the largest driver of radiation dose variation in CT exams.

Trained Alert Dogs Can Detect Impending T1D-Related Events

Trained Alert Dogs Can Detect Impending T1D-Related Events

Trained alert dogs can help patients with type 1 diabetes regulate their blood glucose levels.

"Brain Zaps" Reported by Some Following Antidepressant Discontinuation

"Brain Zaps" Reported by Some Following Antidepressant Discontinuation

To gain more insight into this poorly understood symptom of antidepressant discontinuation, the study authors analyzed 595 unsolicited posts discussing brain zaps on a mental health website, Mental Health Daily, between December 13, 2014, and December 12, 2016.

Sleep-Related Violence In Forensic Cases: Overview & Expert Interview

Sleep-Related Violence In Forensic Cases: Overview & Expert Interview

With the growth of the field of sleep medicine, there has been an increase in referrals to experts who specialize in disorders that result in sleep-related violence.

Media Coverage of Expanded Definition of Hypertension Unbalanced

Media Coverage of Expanded Definition of Hypertension Unbalanced

Media coverage on the expanded definition of hypertension was largely positive but did not sufficiently cover information on potential harms.

Symjepi Now Available for Emergency Treatment of Allergic Reactions

Symjepi Now Available for Emergency Treatment of Allergic Reactions

The product will be made available first in institutions followed by a launch in the retail setting.

How Common Is Anaphylaxis Following Vaccination?

How Common Is Anaphylaxis Following Vaccination?

To investigate the incidence of anaphylaxis after vaccination, study authors reviewed data submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) between 1990 and 2016.

Similar Outcomes Noted in Treatment by Either General Pediatrician or Pediatric Hospitalist

Similar Outcomes Noted in Treatment by Either General Pediatrician or Pediatric Hospitalist

Treatment by either a pediatric hospitalist or general pediatrician resulted in similar care outcomes.

Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents

Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents

For the first time in history, Americans' risk for dying from an opioid overdose is higher than their risk for dying in a car accident.

HIV & Cancer Risk: Expert Interview

HIV & Cancer Risk: Expert Interview

Although rates of AIDS-defining malignancies have declined in recent decades, cancer remains a leading cause of mortality in people living with HIV.

How Has the Medicaid Expansion Affected Patients Hospitalized With Acute MI?

How Has the Medicaid Expansion Affected Patients Hospitalized With Acute MI?

While recent Medicaid expansion has reduced uninsured rates among patients with AMI, it has not improved quality of care or patient outcomes.

Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding

Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding

The introduction of emergency department- or community-based pharmacists with an expanded scope of practice may cut emergency department overcrowding.

Global Migration and Health Outcomes: Examining a Complex Relationship

Global Migration and Health Outcomes: Examining a Complex Relationship

A UCL-Lancet Commission set out to examine data related to the health and well-being of international migrants.

Point-of-Care Testing Methods Compared for Influenza Detection

Point-of-Care Testing Methods Compared for Influenza Detection

Study authors aimed to assess the clinical impact of a POC PCR test (the Cobas LIAT Influenza A/B assay) for the diagnosis of influenza.

Device Approved to Treat Premature Infants With Common Heart Defect

Device Approved to Treat Premature Infants With Common Heart Defect

The pea-sized device is a self-expanding wire mesh that is inserted through an incision in the leg and guided through vessels to the heart, where it is placed to seal the opening.

Physician-Patient Relationships: The Benefits of Long-Term Medical Practice

Physician-Patient Relationships: The Benefits of Long-Term Medical Practice

Long-term physician-patient relationships are increasingly rare in the era of electronic documentation.

How Should Clinicians Discuss Prognosis With Patients?

How Should Clinicians Discuss Prognosis With Patients?

Talking to sick patients about their future health prospects is a challenge.

Doctoring Thoughtfully Through Trauma-Informed Care

Doctoring Thoughtfully Through Trauma-Informed Care

It's no surprise that recent events, including the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, have elicited a number of painful memories for people across the United States.

FDA to Review Tafamidis for Treatment of Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy

FDA to Review Tafamidis for Treatment of Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy

Tafamidis is an oral small molecule candidate that selectively binds at specific sites on the transthyretin tetramer to prevent destabilization of the transthyretin transport protein and formation of amyloid that causes ATTR-CM.

Caplacizumab Cuts Time to Platelet Count Normalization in aTTP Patients

Caplacizumab Cuts Time to Platelet Count Normalization in aTTP Patients

The HERCULES (NCT02553317) study included 145 patients with aTTP who were randomized to receive either caplacizumab 10mg or placebo in conjunction with plasma exchange and immunosuppression.

Stethoscope Cleaning Standards May Not Eliminate Bacterial Contamination

Stethoscope Cleaning Standards May Not Eliminate Bacterial Contamination

In-hospital stethoscope cleaning practices may only be partially effective at eliminating bacterial DNA.

Do School Report Cards Serve as a Precipitant to Child Physical Abuse?

Do School Report Cards Serve as a Precipitant to Child Physical Abuse?

Releasing report cards on Fridays may increase the rate of child physical abuse on the following Saturday.

Glass Particulate Identified in Certain Vials of Vecuronium Bromide

Glass Particulate Identified in Certain Vials of Vecuronium Bromide

Vecuronium Bromide, a neuromuscular blocker, is indicated as adjunct to general anesthesia, to facilitate endotracheal intubation and to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery or mechanical ventilation.

CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States

CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States

Between 69,000 to 84,000 people have been hospitalized for flu-related illness.

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Safe, Convenient

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Safe, Convenient

To investigate the safety of influenza vaccination during hospitalization, researchers from Kaiser Permanente assessed the health records of >250,000 patients, 6 months of age and older, who were hospitalized during any of the 3 flu seasons from 2011 to 2014 and were admitted and discharged between September 1 and March 31.

Occupational Metal, Pesticide Exposure Associated With CVD Risk in US Hispanics/Latinos

Occupational Metal, Pesticide Exposure Associated With CVD Risk in US Hispanics/Latinos

Occupational exposure to metals and pesticides may drive and increase the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Blood-Based Medication Monitoring May Effectively ID Patient Medication Use

Blood-Based Medication Monitoring May Effectively ID Patient Medication Use

Comprehensive medication monitoring "has merit" in identifying patient compliance.

EyeBOX Test Gets FDA OK to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis

EyeBOX Test Gets FDA OK to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis

The FDA approval was supported by results from the DETECT clinical study which included 282 patients with suspected traumatic brain injury.

A Case for Ministerial Recall of High-Strength Opioids in Canada

A Case for Ministerial Recall of High-Strength Opioids in Canada

The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act passed into law in 2014 empowered the minister of health to recall a drug if they "believe that a therapeutic product presents a serious or imminent risk of injury to health."

Holiday Weight Gain Reduced Through Informational Intervention

Holiday Weight Gain Reduced Through Informational Intervention

An informational intervention — including weight management and regular self-weighing — can help curb weight gain during the holiday season.

Update on Medical Overuse Highlights Practices That May Harm More Than Help

Update on Medical Overuse Highlights Practices That May Harm More Than Help

The review, which was the fifth annual update discussing medical care overuse, aimed to identify and highlight research articles and literature published in 2017 related to medical overuse in adult patients.

Delayed School Start Shows Benefits for Teens

Delayed School Start Shows Benefits for Teens

Delaying school start times increases the amount of time teenagers sleep, which seems to improve school performance.

Lonafarnib Gets Breakthrough Tx Designation for Progeria, Progeroid Laminopathies

Lonafarnib Gets Breakthrough Tx Designation for Progeria, Progeroid Laminopathies

There is currently no approved treatment for progeria, an ultra-rare and rapidly fatal genetic condition that causes accelerated aging in children.

Prevalence of Benzodiazepine Use, Misuse Among US Adults Analyzed

Prevalence of Benzodiazepine Use, Misuse Among US Adults Analyzed

Alprazolam was found to be the most commonly misused benzodiazepine.

AAN Issues Position Statement on Determination of Brain Death

AAN Issues Position Statement on Determination of Brain Death

While evidence-based guidelines exist for the determination of brain death in infants, children, and adults, Nevada is currently the only state to adopt laws that require adherence to these guidelines.

Genomic Sequencing Can Identify Disease Risk for Actionable, Early-Onset Conditions

Genomic Sequencing Can Identify Disease Risk for Actionable, Early-Onset Conditions

Newborn genomic sequencing can detect the risk for disease onset during childhood and actionable adult-onset disease.

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Prescription Protocol May Effectively Manage Postoperative Pain

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Prescription Protocol May Effectively Manage Postoperative Pain

Implementation of an ultrarestrictive protocol for opioid prescriptions was found to be associated with reductions in the amount of opioids prescribed after abdominal and gynecologic surgery.

First Digital Inhaler With Built-In Sensors Gets FDA Approval

First Digital Inhaler With Built-In Sensors Gets FDA Approval

ProAir Digihaler is the first digital inhaler with built-in sensors that connects to a mobile application and provides data on inhaler use to patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Many Adults in 50s, Early 60s Worried About Health Insurance

Many Adults in 50s, Early 60s Worried About Health Insurance

Many adults aged 50 to 64 years are concerned about being unable to afford the cost of health insurance.

Available Vial Sizes Can Cut Drug Waste in Weight-Based Dosing

Available Vial Sizes Can Cut Drug Waste in Weight-Based Dosing

Pharmaceutical vial fill volumes can be optimized to reduce drug wastage when dosing is calculated by patient weight or body surface area.

Doctor in United States Monitored for Ebola Exposure in Nebraska Hospital

Doctor in United States Monitored for Ebola Exposure in Nebraska Hospital

An American doctor is being treated at a Nebraska medical center for possible exposure to the Ebola virus.

Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Further Reduced to Be Cost-Effective

Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Further Reduced to Be Cost-Effective

For patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome receiving a statin, the price of alirocumab would have to be reduced to be cost-effective.

Proportion of Cancers Due to Excess Body Weight Varies by State

Proportion of Cancers Due to Excess Body Weight Varies by State

A considerable proportion of cancer cases in men and women are attributable to excess body weight, with variation in the proportion among states

Many EDs Do Not Have Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators

Many EDs Do Not Have Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators

Many emergency departments do not have a pediatric area or pediatric emergency care coordinator.

More Than Two-Thirds of Overdose Deaths in 2017 Involved Opioids

More Than Two-Thirds of Overdose Deaths in 2017 Involved Opioids

More than two-thirds of drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid, with increases in overdose deaths from all opioids and synthetic opioids seen from 2016 to 2017.

Discharge Day Not a Significant Factor for Readmission After Cardiac Surgery

Discharge Day Not a Significant Factor for Readmission After Cardiac Surgery

Weekend discharge did not increase rates of hospital readmission after cardiac surgery in this study cohort.

Is Educational Attainment Linked to CV Risk Factors in Hispanic Individuals?

Is Educational Attainment Linked to CV Risk Factors in Hispanic Individuals?

Hispanic and non-Hispanic white men and women with high educational attainment had similar ASCVD risk.

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