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Post-concussion, look for physical regression in high-school athletes

Teen athletes who have re-entered athletics following a concussion are reported regressing abilities in their physical abilities.

Birth control pill as effective as antibiotics for acne management

Although antibiotics may be superior at three months, oral contraceptive pills s are equivalent to antibiotics at six months in reducing acne.

Aspirin after anticoagulation lowers recurrent venous thromboembolism risk

After a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism, aspirin following anticoagulation treatment reduced VTE occurrence.

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Post-concussion, look for physical regression in high-school athletes

Post-concussion, look for physical regression in high-school athletes

Teen athletes who have re-entered athletics following a concussion are reported regressing abilities in their physical abilities.

Americans trust their primary-care providers

Americans trust their primary-care providers

Trust in honesty of individual providers remains despite declining confidence in health care leaders.

Growth hormone treatment during childhood increases stroke risk

Growth hormone treatment during childhood increases stroke risk

Further studies needed to investigate role of growth hormone treatment in stroke risk.

Birth control pill as effective as antibiotics for acne management

Birth control pill as effective as antibiotics for acne management

Although antibiotics may be superior at three months, oral contraceptive pills s are equivalent to antibiotics at six months in reducing acne.

Aspirin after anticoagulation lowers recurrent venous thromboembolism risk

Aspirin after anticoagulation lowers recurrent venous thromboembolism risk

After a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism, aspirin following anticoagulation treatment reduced VTE occurrence.

California gears up for medical malpractice ballot initiative

California gears up for medical malpractice ballot initiative

Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act would require drug testing for physicians and an increase in malpractice caps.

Self-monitoring, self-titrating hypertension meds benefit high-risk patients

Self-monitoring, self-titrating hypertension meds benefit high-risk patients

Coupling self-monitoring with self-titration of antihypertensives resulted in lower systolic blood pressure at 12 months, compared with usual care.

Obese kids more prone to bullying

Obese kids more prone to bullying

Obese and overweight children are more likely to be involved in bullying, both as victim and perpetrator.

Is medical marijuana reducing opioid overdose mortality?

Is medical marijuana reducing opioid overdose mortality?

States that have enacted medical cannabis laws have seen an overall 24.8% mean drop in state-level opioid overdose mortality rates.

Offer behavioral counseling for obese, overweight patients with CVD risk

Offer behavioral counseling for obese, overweight patients with CVD risk

The USPSTF recommends primary-care providers refer or offer behavioral counseling for obese patients at risk of cardiovascular disease.

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