Teens who received DTaP were six times more likely to get pertussis during the 2010-2011 California outbreak than those given DTwP.
As many as one-in-five U.S. children and teens experience a mental disorder.
Diagnostic changes in psychiatry guide are likely to lead to over diagnosis, unnecessary treatment and high costs.
Adults who increase their fitness level in midlife or maintain high fitness levels have lower heart failure hospitalization rates later.
Survey reveals discrepancies regarding beliefs about medical home leadership, admitting privileges and payment for clinical services.
Undergoing mammography for breast cancer once every two years rather than annually does not increase the risk of advanced-stage or large-size tumors.
A simple checklist can help primary-care providers evaluate the health risks that influence the longevity of older adults.
An automated data collection system enables public health officials to categorize online vaccine information as negative or positive, and by location.
Xofigo has been approved three months ahead of schedule to treat men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.
High-fiber foods can prevent the occurrence of first-time stroke.
Most persons who stopped taking statins due to health events attributed to the drugs can tolerate these agents long-term when they try again.
Other forces that drive the diagnosis of mental disorders not adequately considered.
The FDA has approved the once-daily inhaled drug Breo Ellipta to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The new recommendation outlines three screening tools and suggests several brief interventions for those who engage in risky or hazardous behavior.
Differences noted in P. aeruginosa ciprofloaxacin susceptibility among inpatients and primary-care outpatients.
Overall, clinicians were less satisfied with the ability of EHRs to improve care and with ease of use in 2012 versus 2010.
Patients diagnosed with a UTI in the emergency room paid about $700 more per episode than those treated in an outpatient clinic.
During testimony to a Congressional subcommittee on primary health and aging, emphasis on support for a strong primary care service.
First-time consumers are able to complete one application and review the range of health insurance options available.
The CDC has updated it's HCV guidelines to recommend all people with an antibody-positive HCV test receive the second, confirmatory HCV RNA test.
Among patients receiving their first ICD, using long-detection intervals reduced the number of inappropriate shocks delivered.
The proposed order would reclassify sunlamp products from Class 1 to Class 2 medical devices and require the devices undergo premarket FDA review.
Parents who suck on their child's pacifier to clean it may be decreasing their child's risk for developing eczema and asthma.
The prevalence of pediatric food and skin allergies increased from 1997 to 2011.
Consumer Reports survey identifies patients' biggest pet peeves when visiting primary care health providers.
Suicide rates among middle-aged American men and women increased 28.4% from 1999 to 2010.
Only about 20% of U.S. adults are meeting both the aerobic and muscle strengthening components of current physical activity recommendations.
Azithromycin did not increase cardiovascular mortality among young, middle-aged adults without preexisting CVD compared with penicillin.
Compromise falls short of full OTC, no age-restriction emergency contraception access ordered by U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman in April.
After 10 years of residence in U.S., odds increase for allergic disorders, but not asthma or food allergies.
Kcentra is the second product approved in the U.S. to stop severe bleeding in patients taking vitamin-K antagonist anticoagulants.
Requirements for assessment, resuscitation and care of newborn infants born at home summarized
The FDA is investigating ezogabine after receiving reports of blue skin and eye discoloration among patients taking the medication.
Many messages sent via secure electronic message systems at primary care health clinics do not receive a response within 24 hours.
Just one 12-ounce sweet drink a day increases a person's likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.
High levels of trimethylamine-N-oxide predict major adverse cardiac events. Vegetarian or high fiber diets to limit lecithin may mitigate risk.
The FDA has expanded the indication for oral lubiprostone (Amitiza) to include opioid-induced constipation in chronic pain patients.
In utero exposure to the anti-epileptic drug valproate was associated with a five-fold elevated risk of autism and three-fold elevated risk for an ASD.
The novel oral nucleotide analogue sofosbuvir achieved high hepatitis C cure rates with acceptable safety profiles in four phase III clinical trials.
The American Heart Association has issued evidence-based recommendations for implementing non-dietary and non-drug based BP-lowering treatments.
Attempt to swallow dry cinnamon may cause aspiration and allergic reactions, or may trigger potentially fatal hypersensitivity-induced asthma attacks.
Genital wart prevalence declined more than 90% among adolescent and teen girls in the four to five years after the HPV vaccine became available in Australia.
Primary care "primed and ready" to use apps for immunization reminders and as education tools for patients with chronic conditions.
Implementing several techniques can help improve public recognition of NP research and improve the adoption of evidence-based medicine in practice.
The opening ceremony at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners meeting highlighted the challenge of treating pediatric obesity and type 2 diabetes.
As the patent on the original formulation expires, the FDA introduces new label and blocks NDAs for generic versions that lack abuse-deterrent properties.
Nurses provided care comparable in quality to general practitioners for a number of low complexity primary care health problems.
The incidence of pediatric melanoma has increased by about 2% per year since 1973.
Although no evidence exists of sustained ongoing human-to-human H7N9 transmission, health officials are taking steps to prepare for a potential pandemic.
Otherwise healthy 15-year-old Ohio girl succumbs to varicella infection, according to CDC report.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can be used to as a sensitive and specific tool to assess pain, data from several studies indicate.
Loss of autonomy, dignity and functional status, commonly cited as reasons for participation in "Death with Dignity" program.
Diclegis is the first treatment for pregnant women experiencing nausea and vomiting, who do not respond to dietary modification.
One-in-four melanoma survivors report they do not wear sunscreen when going outside on a warm sunny day.
Researchers suggest cancer events be routinely reported in future trials of the antiarrythmia drug and call for additional observational studies.
Expending the same amount of energy walking or running yielded similar reductions in risk for coronary heart disease and diabetes.
A federal judge ruled today that the U.S. government must make Plan B and Plan B One-Step available over the counter for all ages
A structured internship program with mentoring from a preceptor is key to transition from new graduate to nurse.
In 2010, dementia-associated costs ranged from $159 billion to $215 billion, and are projected to increase 80% per adult by 2040.
The depression and anxiety medication duloxetine is effective in reducing pain in patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
H7N9 influenza A, a strain of avian flu not previously known to infect humans, has sickened seven and killed two in China.
10-year BRAIN initiative aims to find new ways to treat, cure and prevent neurological disorders.
Effective contraception and support programs may reduce the trend, the CDC says.
The chicken pox vaccine appears effective 14 years after immunization, without any waning, and may also reduce shingles risk.
The FDA has approved canagliflozin, the first sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor, to treat type 2 diabetes.
Detectable levels of methane and hydrogen on breath tests linked to higher BMI and body fat.
The PCEP, an unfunded provision of the Affordable Care Act, is important to improving public health, translating research into practice.
Dimethyl fumarate is the third oral medication available to treat multiple sclerosis.
About 40% of mothers ignore infant feeding guidelines, many with support from healthcare providers.
Those who transition from pediatric to adult diabetes care before the age of 21 have 2.5-fold increased odds for poor gylcemic control.
The 2012 Zurich Consensus statement on sports concussion offers guidance for concussion evaluation, management and return to play.
Only about 11% of the estimated 79 million Americans who had prediabetes in 2009-2010 identified as such.
Majority of people around the globe consume more than 3,000 mg of dietary sodium per day, increasing their risk for cardiovascular disease.
Results from the 2010 Global Burden of Diseases Study shows link between sugary beverage intake and mortality from chronic diseases.
Norovirus far exceeds rotavirus as the leading cause of medically attended acute gastroenteritis in U.S. children.
More than 40% of parents surveyed in 2010 reported they did not intend to vaccinate their adolescent female children with the HPV vaccine.
A Brooklyn woman with a missed lung cancer diagnosis was unable to file a malpractice suit under New York state's statute of limitations.
Medical identity theft and data security breaches are growing, with thousands of cases reported per year.
Black children are less likely to be prescribed antibiotics and to be diagnosed with conditions that require antibiotics, even when treated by the same doctor.
Combining interferon beta-1a and glatiramer acetate therapy does not provide added clinical benefit to patients with multiple sclerosis.
Prescribing neuroenhancing drugs, such as those used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, to improve cognitive function is unjustified and inadvisable, according to position paper.
Safety warnings relating to the risk for QT interval prolongation and torsades de pointes have been added to the Zithromax and Zmax drug labels.
Management of obstructive sleep apnea in a primary care setting is noninferior to care at specialist sleep centers.
Outbreak of predominantly pediatric Salmonella in the United States has been linked to African dwarf frogs kept as pets.
In patients with lower back pain, red flag indicators may not be reliable at diagnosing spinal problems.
Diffusion tension imaging shows differences between cognitively preserved vs. impaired multiple sclerosis.
Primary-care practitioner beliefs about prostate-cancer screening account for much of the variability in the use of an informed-decision-making process.
Alzheimer's Association issues first guidelines for PET scanning in Alzheimer disease diagnosis.
USPSTF now recommends that all women of childbearing age be screened to determine whether these patients are victims of intimate-partner violence.
An expert panel is strongly encouraging the immediate adoption of evidence-based strategies to reduce infections and improve patient safety.
Very early treatment may explain unprecedented remission in a baby with HIV.
Overall increases in primary care demand modest, but need for healthcare services is greater in some areas.
Smallpox vaccinees should be instructed to cover the injection site and counseled about the potential for sexual transmission of vaccinia virus.
Medicare providers and medical researchers brace for cuts from fiscal impasse.
Administering epinephrine auto-injectors in the lower half of the thigh in overweight and obese children experiencing anaphylaxis may help insure the therapy is effective.
British study shows link between European ASO3-adjuvanted pandemic influenza A H1N1 vaccine and narcolepsy risk.
Patients with high levels of urinary phenols were more likely to be prescribed asthma medication than those with low concentrations.
All lots of the new anemia drug peginesatide have been recalled because of severe, sometimes fatal, hypersensitivity reactions.
Revised guidelines for treating acute otitis media provide more stringent criteria to limit unnecessary antibiotics.
Ado-trastuzumab emtansine is the fourth drug approved that targets HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.