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Many seniors qualify for statin treatment under new guidelines

Statin therapy for patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or high cholesterol levels is recommended.

Eczema rates increase among children

Due to a lack of pediatric dermatologists, primary-care clinicians are handling the influx of children with atopic dermatitis.

Many primary-care providers noncompliant with antibiotic guidelines

Inappropriate antibiotic selection more likely a result of demands than with a lack of familiarity with guideline recommendations.

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Many seniors qualify for statin treatment under new guidelines

Many seniors qualify for statin treatment under new guidelines

Statin therapy for patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or high cholesterol levels is recommended.

Eczema rates increase among children

Eczema rates increase among children

Due to a lack of pediatric dermatologists, primary-care clinicians are handling the influx of children with atopic dermatitis.

Many primary-care providers noncompliant with antibiotic guidelines

Many primary-care providers noncompliant with antibiotic guidelines

Inappropriate antibiotic selection more likely a result of demands than with a lack of familiarity with guideline recommendations.

Hand dryers may be unsuitable in health-care settings

Hand dryers may be unsuitable in health-care settings

Compared with paper towels, jet air and warm air dryers in public restrooms had higher bacteria levels.

Insufficient evidence for vitamin D deficiency screenings

Insufficient evidence for vitamin D deficiency screenings

There is not enough evidence to support vitamin D deficiency screenings said the USPSTF in a final recommendation statement.

Are women in positions of power more likely to be depressed?

Are women in positions of power more likely to be depressed?

Are women in positions of power more likely to be depressed?

Results of medicine-adherence interventions inconsistent

Results of medicine-adherence interventions inconsistent

More research needs to be done in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve patient adherence to prescribed medications.

Mom's pre-pregnancy weight impacts infant's risk of heart disease

Mom's pre-pregnancy weight impacts infant's risk of heart disease

Adults born to women who were overweight before pregnancy may be more likely to die from cardiovascular disease.

Mentally challenging jobs preserve cognitive skills in later life

Mentally challenging jobs preserve cognitive skills in later life

Patients who had mentally stimulating jobs appeared to retain sharper thinking even years after retirement.

Abuse-resistant hydrocodone approved by FDA

Abuse-resistant hydrocodone approved by FDA

Hydrocodone bitartrate is difficult to crush, break, or dissolve, making it resistant to abuse.

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