Adults aged 50 to 75 years should be screened for colorectal cancer. For older adults, the decision to screen should be based on the individual.
Demand for physician assistants is on the rise, and the average salary for PAs has also increased.
Women who receive genetic counseling prior to undergoing BRCA testing display more knowledge of both the testing process and of the potential results.
Participants in the National Lung Screening Trial had a greater chance of quitting after clinicians scheduled follow-up counseling after screenings.
The influenza vaccine may be able to prevent approximately 57% of hospitalizations due to influenza pneumonia.
Focusing on humanistic qualities like empathy, altruism, and compassion can improve outcomes in health care.
Herpes zoster, more commonly known as shingles, may occur in anyone previously infected with chicken pox, but is most common in adults 60 years and older due to an age-related decline in immunity.
Men should regularly be screened for prostate cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for men in the United States.
Three out of four U.S. adults have a "heart age" that is older than their chronological age, according to a Vital Signs report issued by the CDC.
Clinicians should be aware of the uncertainty regarding benefit of administering t-PA more than 3 hours after stroke onset.
Patients suffering chronic rhinosinusitis and obstructive sleep apnea may benefit from endoscopic sinus surgery, wrote Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH, and colleages in a recent study, published in JAMA Otolaryngoloy-Head and Neck Surgery.
Hypertensive disorders are the most common medical complications of pregnancy, affecting 5-8% of all pregnancies in the U.S.
Human papillomavirus vaccination not linked to increase in sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females
The HPV vaccination is not associated with an increase in sexually transmitted infections in adolescent females, study results suggest. The vaccine is recommended for all children 11 to 12 years old.
According to a study published in Neurology, people who survived cancer and stroke in childhood have a doubled risk of a second stroke.
Smokers who quit within a year after acute myocardial infarction had intermediate levels of chest pain and mental health that were similar to those who had never smoked.
An analysis of 55 studies found that medical literature overestimates the efficacy of psychotherapy for depression by about 10%.
According to a study in the Journal of Pain, nearly 50 million adults in the United States live with chronic significant or severe pain.
Diabetes remains prevalent in the United States, with an estimated rate of 12% to 14% among adults.
Fetal macrosomia is associated with an increased risk of neonatal and maternal complications.
Recent studies show that nivolumab was associated with increased overall survival rate when compared to docetaxel in patients with advanced squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer.
Seniors with the flu should be treated as soon as possible in order to reduce hospital stay length and the need for extended care after discharge.
Two studies indicate that brodalumab and secukinumab had significant benefits for patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.
Research reveals that focus on diet, mental health, and lifestyle may help lower the number of new cases of Alzheimer's disease.
Higher influenza vaccination rates among healthy adults may lower the risk for influenza among older adults, according to a study published online ahead of print September 9 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Two studies found no evidence that calcium intake is associated with fracture risk.
The FDA has approved two new treatments, Tresiba and Ryzodeg, for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
The American College of Cardiology has published a guideline for the management of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) in adult patients.
The Parastep, new technology developed at University of California, Irvine, has helped a paralyzed man walk for the first time since his early 20s.
Researchers found a significant link between moderate to severe rosacea and many comorbid conditions.
A panel at the Institute of Medicine urges communication between clinicians and patients to help reduce diagnostic errors.
The makers of the egg-free flu vaccine, Flublok, have announced that it is now available nationwide.
During its first year, the Pioneer accountable care organization reduced the use of low-value services.
Daytime sleepiness and long naps may be associated with significantly increased risks of developing type 2 diabetes.
The rate of recommendations for additional imagining varies significantly among radiologists.
Indiana's medical malpractice cap of $1.25 million will be reviewed this month.
HIV patients who go to family clinicians with more HIV experience are more likely to receive ART.
The introduction of pneumococcal conjugate and rotavirus vaccines has helped to reduce hospitalizations from respiratory infections and diarrhea.
Primary care providers are generally positive on how healthcare technology affects quality of care, negative on how it affects performance assessment.
Clinicians are advised to lead by example and encourage all patients to get their annual influenza vaccine.
Exposure to any type of pesticide raised the risk of developing any type of diabetes by 61%.
Compared with men with diabetes, women with diabetes have a 34% higher risk of experiencing cardiovascular events.
The Florida Supreme Court will weigh in on whether a physician was negligent in a patient's suicide.
The USPSTF recommends low-dose aspirin for certain adults aged 50 to 69 years.
Reaching a systolic pressure of 120 mm HG reduces the risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke by a third.
A new survey indicates that pharmaceutical representatives have restricted access to over half of clinicians.
HIV-negative gay men are less likely to contract HIV with daily pre-exposure prophylaxis.
Almost half of adults in the United States have either type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, though many are undiagnosed.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that flu vaccines should be mandatory for children and health care workers.
For every 1,000 people aged 50 years that get the vaccine, only 25 cases of herpes zoster are prevented.
Saxenda is adjunct to reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management.
Over more than two years, none of 657 patients contracted HIV while taking Truvada, though some contracted other STDs.
Late intervention to treat an abscess resulted in the patient being paralyzed in both arms and legs.
Viekira Pak is indicated for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection, with or without ribavirin.
Naloxegol functions as a peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist in tissues such as the gastrointestinal tract, thereby decreasing the constipating effects of opioids.
Glyxambi is adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus when treatment with both empagliflozin and linagliptin is appropriate.
A Southern diet included added fats, fried food, and processed meats raises the risk for acute coronary heart disease.
People who get six hours of sleep have a 4.2 times risk of catching a cold compared with people who get seven hours of sleep a night.
Clinicians should educate new mothers on various aspects of infant care.
Vitamin D did not improve bone and muscle outcomes in postmenopausal women.
In patients with and without HIV, lung microbiomes are very similar, though oral microbiomes differ.
The FDA released a warning that DPP-4 inhibitors may lead to severe joint pain in patients with T2DM.
Over 25% of geriatric oncology patients reported using complementary and alternative medications.
For obese adolescents, taking vitamin D does not reduce the risk for cardiovascular events or diabetes.
Benzodiazepines worsened outcomes for patients with PTSD following various types of trauma.
The drug is approved for patients who are unable to control their LDL cholesterol with current treatment options.
Court supports insurance company in termination of clinicians after dispute regarding necessity of services.
To improve public health in the United States, initiatives need to focus on addressing health inequalities and social factors.
Epinephrine should be used if anaphylaxis is suspected, even if it is unconfirmed.
Each child a family has increases the risk for viral infection.
Taking SSRIs during pregnancy was linked to a lower risk of complications but a higher risk of neonatal maladaptation.
The majority of older adults with diabetes do not meet the ADA's criteria for good management of their condition.
On average, 94% of children entering kindergarten received vaccinations.
The 2013 ACC/AHA cholesterol management guidelines better identify the risk of CVD and presence of coronary artery disease.
For older adults at risk for heart attack or stroke, statin use is cost effective in 48% to 67% of patients.
People who suffered a stroke showed significant acute cognitive decline during six years of follow up.
Compared with saturated fats, consuming trans fats results in high mortality rates from all causes and from heart disease.
Patients with psoriasis, especially those with psoriatic arthritis, have an increased risk of arrhythmia.
Children with HIV may not have adequate immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella, even after vaccination.
For breast cancer survivors, acupuncture was more effective than gabapentin for treating hot flashes.
Regular, long-term use of low-dose aspirin or other NSAIDs reduced the risk of developing colorectal cancer.
A new study provides evidence that yearly influenza vaccination benefited residents of nursing homes.
Obese patients who rated their clinicians as very helpful lost more weight than those who gave them low ratings.
The earlier in a pregnancy a child is born, the greater their risk for developing ADHD.
Patient and family advisors can help ensure that practice focus on what each patient needs.
A non-invasive laser test can accurately identify melanoma with 100% accuracy.
Light to moderate alcohol intake increased the risk of alcohol-related cancers in women.
Using long-acting insulin in type 2 diabetes does not increase the risk for acute myocardial infarction.
Currently, the only method to screen for preeclampsia in pregnancy is through a detailed medical history.
Many moles increases melanoma risk, but fewer moles are linked to more aggressive forms of melanoma.
The AMA recommends strategies such as keeping a gratitude journal to help clinicians stave off stress.
People who work longer hours have an increased risk of stroke and coronary heart disease.
Male clinicians are more than two and half times likely to be sued than female clinicians.
Drinking four or more cups of coffee per day may significantly decrease mortality in colon cancer patients.
Teenagers who use e-cigarettes have an increased likelihood of using combustible tobacco products.
Children who are hospitalized for infection have a greater risk of increased BMI and metabolic syndrome in adulthood.
For patients who undergo cystoscopy after hysterectomy, a nonfunctioning kidney can result in a false positive.
For people with type 1 diabetes, using insulin pump therapy lowers mortality from all causes.
The FDA has approved a pediatric indication for OxyContin in patients as young as 11 years.
Chronic pain and depression symptoms are common among patients with HIV.