For every five unit increase in body mass index there were greater excess risks of incident atrial fibrillation in cohort and case-control studies.
Patients who ate five servings of fruits and vegetables had a lower rate of hip fracture.
Patients taking the highest amount of metformin had a 25% reduced risk of developing OAG compared with those not taking the medication.
The vegan group had lost 15 pounds, on average, versus about one pound in the comparison group.
In 2014, only 1,463 new cases were filed, which is a 46% decline since 2000 to 2002.
Sixty percent of responses from clinicians in large practices were from users of 10 EHR products.
Return to running, noncontact/contact sports, and collision sports by three, six, 12 months, respectively.
Elucidating most commonly performed clinical procedures can better inform education and training.
At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, CDC officials report.
Significant improvements in total FSFI score and in desire, excitement, lubrication domains.
Resources are available to supplement the general medicine knowledge physician assistants already have when starting clinical rotations.
Consider designating dedicated clinic personal to educate patients about proper inhaler use.
Risk prediction model could help determine patients at greater risk for 30-day readmission.
Identifying factors that predict PANCE passage can improve physician assistant program quality and graduate success.
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners can be held liable for billing fraud on their NPI.
Passing HR 1202 will allow physician assistants to provide hospice care.
Widespread plans among programs to increase use of simulation suggest that faculty find it beneficial.
Practice autonomy increases with physician assistants' experience level and correlates with subspecialty.
As the number of physician assistant programs expands, the competition for rotation sites is expected to intensify.
Tolerable at doses of 0.6 and 1.2 mg; more adverse events with dose of 2.4 mg.
Better integrating oral health into PA training has the potential to improve oral health outcomes.
Provide congressional representatives with clear, concise information to effectively advocate for expanded practice authority.
Strategies needed to make academic rank more attainable for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
A six-point protocol for giving patients bad news helps ensure a better experience.
Advocacy and public awareness efforts in 2015 have helped spotlight the vital contributions physician assistants bring to the health care system.
But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes.
Sneak interventions into any patient encounter using motivational interviewing techniques.
Five physician assistants were lauded for their exemplary commitment to advancing the PA profession by the AAPA.
Patients with diabetes who are prescribed sodium glucose co-transporter type 2 inhibitors are at increased risk for developing a mycotic infection.
A novel pre-test probability model may help clinicians detect HIT earlier.
Determining what types of collaboration improve clinical outcomes key in structuring interprofessional education training programs.
Washington D.C. is followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul and San Diego as places that encourage exercise.
Across five consecutive years increase in prevalence and sensitivity for curves of 20 degrees or more.
Age a strong influencer; almost 50% 60 and older have the condition.
Cesarean delivery linked to more complications and lower chances of vaginal delivery for subsequent births.
Vast majority who have normal cardiac test results are in no immediate danger, researchers say.
No significant association between Mediterranean diet and risk of rheumatoid arthritis in two large cohorts of U.S. women.
Excess weight and sleep issues are more common among those with changing schedules.
After adjustment for known risk factors, increased relative risk for women with history of acne.
Primary care screening patterns have changed as a result of the USPSTF recommendation.
Study links activity in older men to longer lives.
Safe hygiene practices can prevent norovirus outbreaks, according to the CDC.
Although electronic health records (EHRs) issues were only involved in 1% of a sample of lawsuits from 2007 to 2013, the frequency of EHR-related lawsuits doubled between 2013 and 2014.
The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder was lowest among those without health insurance.
Iron treatment correlated with significant increases in serum folate and vitamin B12 from baseline.
Every 11-pound drop in grip strength was also associated with a 9% increased risk of stroke and a 7% higher risk of myocardial infarction.
Deposit programs were twice as effective as the rewards programs, and five times more effective than simply receiving free smoking aids.
HBV screening is not supported for patients who have neither HBV risk factors nor anticipate cancer therapy associated with a high risk of reactivation.
Adenosine found to aggravate ragweed-induced allergic lung inflammation
The rate of reported adverse events was comparable in both the treatment and placebo groups.
There was no association between having an older mother and increased risk of these cancers.
The new legislation, which caps non-economic damages at $400,000, comes three years after a similar law was struck down in the state's supreme court.
Governor Hogan signed the bill (HB 999/SB 723) into law on May 12, making Maryland the 21st full-practice authority state in the United States.
An FDA ban on chlorofluorocarbon increased the cost of albuterol inhalers, which before the ban, contained chlorofluorocarbon.
Equivalent health benefits were seen for active video games and laboratory-based exercise or field-based physical activity.
The prompted cohort was significantly more likely to complete the vaccine series in a timely manner compared with the unprompted cohort.
The heavier someone was, the greater their risk of bleeding while taking warfarin.
Only one in 10 women were aware that hiccups that occur with unusual chest pain is an early warning sign of stroke in women.
Children's immune systems appeared to be weakened for as long as 28 months following a measles infection, during which time they were at increased risk for death from a viral or bacterial disease
A significantly greater weight decrease was observed in patients assigned to receive vitamin D compared with patients who had no supplementation.
These study findings confirm that the therapeutic silencing of IL-23 is a potential target for psoriasis prevention and management.
C. difficile costs as much as $4.8 billion in estimated extra health care costs per year.
Prices were significantly lower at family practice offices versus internists, in offices participating in Medicare managed care plans, and in federally qualified health centers.
But many Americans still can't afford medical care
Of the 407 listed products, 53% did not meet the CDC's Interagency Working Group's nutrition recommendations.
Although overweight patients were more likely to develop heart disease, overweight patients, however, were less likely to die, compared with obese and normal-weight individuals.
In recurrent infections caused by C. difficile, the intervention is successful 85% of the time.
The CDC does not recommend any shift in vaccine protocols at this time.
Guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) state that hospital and birthing center births are safer.
Drinking water, unsweetened tea or coffee instead lowered risk by 25%.
Spray-dried fibrin sealant promotes clotting when other methods are "ineffective or impractical."
Trading two minutes of sitting for two minutes of light-intensity activity each hour lowered the risk of premature death by 33%.
Nearly three-quarters of the women who had tried e-cigarettes believed they were less harmful than tobacco.
Some companies and organizations see the potential of the Apple Watch as a useful device for clinicians in communication with patients and colleagues, plus quick access to patient records.
More than two dozen of metabolites were highly correlated with diet, and about half the molecules had not previously been linked to obesity risk.
Antipsychotic medications increase a child's risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 50%.
Exposing children to secondhand smoke may increase their risk for heart disease later in life.
Clinicians should clearly explain the risks and benefits to patients beginning statin therapy.
Clinicians should help patients with CAD lower their blood pressure to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
In the target population, 89.1% coverage with the two-dose vaccination series was obtained through May 14, 2014.
The risk was found to be even higher at 5 years after diagnosis
Higher potassium intakes were inversely associated with blood pressure change throughout adolescence.
Independent mortality predictors included older age, male sex, renal disease, stroke, cancer, COPD, and congestive heart failure.
A recently completed study on the patch found that it produced a strong immune response to the measles virus in rhesus macaques with no adverse effects or health issues.
Kids who watched more than one hour of television were more likely to be at unhealthy weights compared with those who watched less.
The incidence of diabetic ketoacidosis in children in Colorado at the time of type 1 diabetes diagnosis increased by 55% from 1998 to 2012.
In general, adult patients gained more weight as the glycemic load in their diets rose.
The report focuses on diabetes care concepts, which include patient centeredness, diabetes across the life span, and advocacy for patients with diabetes.
Colorectal cancer screening was higher in 2010 than in 2008 (58.9% versus 53.7%) and correlated with longer life expectancy and younger age.
The most effective intervention for reducing the features of metabolic syndrome is dietary carbohydrate restriction.
Many of the drug shortages were of broad-spectrum antibiotics.
The activity of a gene called vanin-1 (VNN1) affected whether they were good or poor responders to corticosteroid treatment.
Results of the study indicate that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is as effective as antidepressants for preventing recurring depression .
Calling for a ban on television advertisements for e-cigarettes follows the American College's continuing policy supporting bans on all tobacco advertising.
Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder
To date, no illnesses are known by the Department of Agriculture and Markets to be associated with this product.
Weight losses were similar in all groups, but insulin sensitivity index values increased two-fold more in the calorie reduction and exercise group.
Adult patients diagnosed with congenital heart failure need to seek routine follow-up care.
Women in their 40s should make a decision whether or not to receive mammograms every two years after talking about their individual risk factors with their providers.
The reduced risk was largely due to fewer cases of gastrointestinal cancers, including colon cancer, rectal cancer, and esophageal cancer.