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Examining the Rush for Contraceptives After the 2016 Election

Examining the Rush for Contraceptives After the 2016 Election

Researchers compared long-acting reversible contraceptive insertion rates in the 30 days before and after the 2016 presidential election.

Sports Medicine Society Updates Concussion Guidelines

Sports Medicine Society Updates Concussion Guidelines

Sports-related concussion is a complex, heterogeneous brain injury that typically resolves clinically in 1 to 4 weeks.

Structural, Clinical Barriers Prevent Cancer Trial Participation

Structural, Clinical Barriers Prevent Cancer Trial Participation

The rates of trial enrollment differed in academic and community settings, but the rates of trial unavailability, ineligibility, or nonenrollment did not differ.

FDA: US Government May Intervene to Cut Vaccine Exemptions

FDA: US Government May Intervene to Cut Vaccine Exemptions

The move follows a measles outbreak that has sickened at least 67 people in Washington and 3 neighboring states.

CDC: Severity of Influenza Season Low Through February 2, 2019

CDC: Severity of Influenza Season Low Through February 2, 2019

The 2018 to 2019 influenza season has been low in severity so far, and overall vaccine effectiveness is about 47%.

Greater Income Inequality Is Associated With Worse Heart Failure Outcomes

Greater Income Inequality Is Associated With Worse Heart Failure Outcomes

The investigators of this study sought to examine the impact of income inequality on heart failure outcomes among different countries.

PAH Therapy Guidelines Updated by CHEST Expert Panel

PAH Therapy Guidelines Updated by CHEST Expert Panel

A panel of experts and organizational representatives updated the 2014 CHEST guidelines for pulmonary arterial hypertension therapy.

Burnout Predicts Clinician Turnover in Primary Care

Burnout Predicts Clinician Turnover in Primary Care

The prevalence rates of burnout, low engagement, and turnover are all high among primary care clinicians and staff.

FDA Warns About "Miracle" Young Blood Infusion Treatments

FDA Warns About "Miracle" Young Blood Infusion Treatments

The use of plasma infusion therapies (often called "vampire" treatments) is on the rise across the United States.

Bereavement Service May Reduce Complaints and Litigation After Patient Deaths

Bereavement Service May Reduce Complaints and Litigation After Patient Deaths

A consultation with a medical specialist was found to reduce family complaints and threats of litigation after the death of a loved one.

How Effective Are FDA Notices of Prohibited Stimulants?

How Effective Are FDA Notices of Prohibited Stimulants?

It is the responsibility of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to identify and eliminate hazardous products from the market, including prohibiting specific additives.

Effectiveness of Live Attenuated vs Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Children

Effectiveness of Live Attenuated vs Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Children

In pediatric patients aged 2-17 years, the live attenuated vaccine was less effective against influenza A/H1N1pdm09 compared with the inactivated vaccine.

A Neurology and Psychiatry Merger: Quest for the Inevitable?

A Neurology and Psychiatry Merger: Quest for the Inevitable?

Perhaps it is that tension between undeniable differences and inevitable merging that has led to more recent calls for cross-disciplinary cooperation.

Racial/Ethnic, Income Variation Identified in the Opioid Epidemic

Racial/Ethnic, Income Variation Identified in the Opioid Epidemic

Researchers found that the prevalence of opioid prescriptions varied nearly 300% across the race/ethnicity-income gradient.

FDA Warns Companies to Stop Selling Dietary Supplements That Claim to Treat Alzheimer Disease

FDA Warns Companies to Stop Selling Dietary Supplements That Claim to Treat Alzheimer Disease

These products may prevent patients from seeking appropriate treatment.

Energy Drink-Med Interaction Identified as Likely Cause of Patient's Breakthrough Seizure

Energy Drink-Med Interaction Identified as Likely Cause of Patient's Breakthrough Seizure

After discontinuing the energy drink, valproic acid levels returned to normal.

Health Experts Review 41 Diets, Rank Best Overall for 2019

Health Experts Review 41 Diets, Rank Best Overall for 2019

The popular Keto diet, which focuses on strict carbohydrate limitations and high-fat intake, was ranked at #38.

Counterpoint: Dietary Supplements Are Largely Unnecessary

Counterpoint: Dietary Supplements Are Largely Unnecessary

In Part 2 of this article, Erin D. Michos, MD, shares her thoughts on why dietary supplements are largely unnecessary.

Point: Dietary Supplements Can Mitigate Poor Diet, Improve Health

Point: Dietary Supplements Can Mitigate Poor Diet, Improve Health

Although it is estimated that more than 166 million Americans use dietary supplements, many healthcare providers are unfamiliar with how these substances are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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