In an early-release Oct. 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC presents interim guidance to help clinicians assess, evaluate, manage, and follow patients with electronic cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury.
A Clinical Update review published in JAMA detailed current research surrounding the efficacy and safety of obesity treatment for adolescents, including behavioral interventions, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery.
The benefits of early diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are significant, as patients in whom CKD is diagnosed in the early stages have the chance to make lifestyle changes, learn how to manage their disease, and extend their lives while avoiding or postponing the need for dialysis or transplant.
Adult exposure to economic hardship (EH) results in worse aging outcomes in midlife, including reduced physical and cognitive capabilities and higher levels of certain inflammatory markers, according to a study published in the European Journal of Ageing. Investigators obtained yearly data on household income from Statistics Denmark from the period of 1987 through 2008. EH…
Because unmarried patients are less likely to choose surgery or radiotherapy treatments over other interventions, researchers often speculate that those patients have less “fighting spirit” or that having a life partner would give them “more to live for.”