After major surgery, returning to the same hospital for any complications increases survival.
Over 130 million Americans are either obese or overweight, according to new data.
During exercise, people should drink when they are thirsty to prevent hyponatremia.
Uric acid therapy reduced disability for up to 90 days in women after stroke.
In emergency rooms, UTIs are overdiagnosed while STIs are underdiagnosed in women.
While statins may decrease aggression in men, they appear to increase it in postmenopausal women.
Screening colonoscopy leads to higher adenoma detection rates, which reduces colorectal cancer mortality.
Five EKG parameters can identify chronic kidney disease patients at risk for cardiovascular death.
The majority of hospitalists agree that routine dyspnea severity assessment would improve patient care.
Researchers estimate that the annual cost of caring for people with autism spectrum disorder could rise to $500 billion to $1 trillion.
Yearly mortality, hospital stays, and inpatient costs have decreased in Medicare patients.
More Americans have reported access to affordable health insurance and feel they are in better health since the ACA.
More than half of Americans polled were unsure or unaware of the existence of a hepatitis B vaccine.
Health insurance companies should considering paying PCP for inpatient consulting services.
The FDA approved Praluent (alirocumab), the first injectable PCSK9 inhibitor for high cholesterol.
"Flakka," a synthetic stimulant, can cause violent and unpredictable behavior.
Physician-assistant-to-physician ratio in Ohio projected to increase to better meet patient needs due to passage of Senate Bill 110.
Approximately 70% of Americans with a history of CVD take aspirin regularly.
Blood glucose meters may not adhere to FDA standards for low glycemic ranges.
Alefacept, a psoriasis treatment, can help preserve pancreas function in type 1 diabetes.
HIV patients undergoing ART often die from non-AIDS infections and cardiovascular disease.
Experts reached a consensus on the top five unnecessary medical treatments and tests for newborns.
CPR from bystanders and first responders can increase cardiac arrest survival rates.
Care coordination can help hospital patients transition from inpatient to outpatient-only care.
Since the new Pap test guidelines have been established, rates of chlamydia screening have dropped.
A significant number of pain patients who use alternative therapies have not discussed them with their clinicians.
Compared with those with private insurance, parents with Medicaid tended to know less about antibiotics.
A proposal from the CMS may make end-of-life counseling sessions covered under insurance.
Higher doses of radiation does not increase survival rates in low-risk prostate cancer.
Clinicians should warn patients about the dangers of sunburn and discourage this new trend.
Researchers may be able to make HIV vaccines that are effective for specific genetic makeups.
Psoriasis patients exposed to trauma have an increased risk for psoriatic arthritis.
Standing for five or more hours at work leads to increased muscle fatigue.
The number of counties in the United States with a high risk for Lyme disease is rising.
An international group of respiratory societies has recommended updates to IPF treatment guidelines.
People who started taking an antidepressant while taking NSAIDs had increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage.
Diabetes patients who had a greater number of diabetes-related complications had an increased risk for dementia.
Abnormal prenatal genetic testing can indicate cancer in the mother rather than a problem with the fetus.
The monoclonal antibody ixekizumab was more effective than other treatments for treating psoriasis.
Rexulti is indicated for treating schizophrenia and for major depression after first-line treatments fail.
Guselkumab was more effective than standard psoriasis treatment but had higher rates of pneumonia.
Many hospitals are unwilling to adopt policies that can reduce errors.
Training can help reduce fluid and salt intake in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
Patients with alopecia areata have lower serum zinc levels compared with controls.
The combinations of ledipasvir plus sofosbuvir and daclatasvir plus sofosbuvir may effectively treat HIV, HCV coinfection.
The FDA will require manufacturers to include updated warnings on prescription and OTC NSAIDs.
Researchers found more evidence that links SSRI use during pregnancy to birth defects.
The CDC reports that 75% of Americans supporting increasing the legal age for smoking to 21.
HIV patients have several biomarkers that indicate higher risks for cardiovascular problems and mortality.
Entresto significantly reduced rates of cardiovascular death and hospitalization in heart failure.
The Mississippi Delta region, Appalachia, Virginia, and North Carolina include areas with high rates of colorectal cancer.
People with newly diagnosed psoriatic arthritis have an increased risk of later CVD.
People with more than one major health problem have higher mortality than those with just one condition.
A majority of health care professionals admitted to working while they were sick.
The quality of colon cleansing is better with split-dose regimens than with day-before prep.
Wisconsin has the lowest medical malpractice claims in the country, which may be due to caps on noneconomic damages.
A retrospective study showed that antipsychotic use increased in young adults aged 12 to 24.
For women with ovarian cancer, reducing chemotherapy dose was linked to worse survival regardless of BMI.
With lifestyle counseling, 3mg of liraglutide helped 63% of participants lose at least 5% body weight.
Eliminating elevated cholesterol levels, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and smoking can greatly reduce CVD mortality.
Payment barriers and insurance coverage gaps pose challenges.
Although they have sex with the same frequency as other girls, obese teens are less likely to use contraception.
Increasing community CPR competence could boost cardiac arrest survival.
Adults aged older than 50 years with depression may have a twofold increased risk of stroke.
Women taking contraceptive pills that contain newer types of progestogen have higher clot risks.
Monitoring kidney function in hospitalized patients can help prevent acute kidney injury.
The Cervarix vaccine may be as effective in one or two doses as it is with three.
Patients with uncomplicated appendicitis may be treated with antibiotics instead of surgery.
Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may help fight against cognitive decline in older adults.
Clinicians in the operating room were sued for defamation after insulting a patient while he was under anesthesia.
Adults who took PPIs had a significantly higher risk of heart attack compared with those who didn't.
Adults with chest pain rarely displayed adverse cardiac events.
Exercising regularly during pregnancy may be associated with lower birth weight.
Taking epilepsy medication after a first seizure decreases the risk of another seizure.
Although many older adults have metabolic syndrome, the rates are stable.
Patients aged 30 years are older are more likely to experience unsuccessful asthma treatment.
For patients with diabetes, strict glucose control lowers the risk for cardiovascular events.
The CDC reports that screening rates for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer have dropped in recent years.
Women prescribed SSRIs for menopausal symptoms had a sustained increased risk for fracture.
Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies.
Patients whose warfarin therapy was managed by pharmacists had reduced adverse outcomes compared with usual care.
People across the world are relatively unaware of thrombosis, especially venous thromboembolism.
The strain of H3N2 used in last year's flu vaccine differed from the circulating strain.
Pregnant women who use H2 blockers or PPIs increase their offspring's risk for asthma.
Janus kinase inhibitors are indicated for rheumatoid arthritis, but they may be able to treat vitiligo.
Eating carbohydrates last helped lower glucose levels, especially if vegetables and proteins were eaten first.
On Thursday, the Supreme Court voted to uphold tax subsidies for Americans enrolled in the Affordable Care Act.
Clinicians who take more electronic notes on lifestyle counseling help their diabetic patients achieve lower HbA1c.
A bill passed in California bans vaccine exemptions due to religious and personal reasons.
Flublok Quadrivalent vaccine was 33% more effective in preventing flu than the traditional vaccine.
Most patients who were initially diagnosed with cellulitis were diagnosed with pseudocellulitis in inpatient settings.
Men who took erectile dysfunction medication had increased risk for melanoma, but it is probably due to lifestyle factors.
High hepatitis C treatment costs with interferon-free regimens and ethical questions about re-treatment and resource allocation remain.
Children using acid suppression medications have a higher risk of incident Clostridium difficile infections.
The device, which prevents pollen inhalation resulted in significantly fewer symptoms including sneezing, watery eyes, and drowsiness.
Using marijuana during pregnancy can affect fetal development and lead to cognitive and behavioral issues in children.
Researchers have developed a way to determine back pain patients' risk for chronic pain.
More people in the United States are obese and overweight than ever before.
Testing patients with acute chest pain and low clinical risks had a low yield for coronary artery disease.
The New York Assembly is trying to pass a law that changes the malpractice statute of limitations.