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

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.

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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.

Intensive lifestyle intervention cuts type 2 diabetes costs

Intensive lifestyle intervention cuts type 2 diabetes costs

Encouraging intensive lifestyle interventions for patients with type 2 diabetes provides saves more in health care costs than education and support alone.

Food allergy more common in urban youth

Food allergy more common in urban youth

After examining immunoglobulin E levels to milk, egg, and peanut, researchers found that food allergy incidence is extremely high among inner-city kids.

Hydrocodone painkillers face increased federal restriction

Hydrocodone painkillers face increased federal restriction

Following a spike in hydrocodone painkillers addiction, the federal government is restricting access to the opiate.

Weight-loss benefits extend to psoriatic arthritis

Weight-loss benefits extend to psoriatic arthritis

Losing weight while taking biologics for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) resulted in greater symptom improvement among obese/overweight compared than no weight loss.

Genomic test differentiates between psoriasis, eczema

Genomic test differentiates between psoriasis, eczema

The test identified whether all patients in the study had either dermatologic condition correctly.

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