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.
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.
For hereditary breast, ovarian cancer, multigene testing can influence clinical treatment options.
More clinicians report being dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with electronic health records.
After a misdiagnosis of a swollen lymph node, a patient's spinal accessory nerve was damaged.
Extremely high and low amounts of physical activity increase heart failure risk in men.
Two studies have provided more evidence that early initiatio of ART improves outcomes in HIV
The CDC found that 24.8% of women and 5.6% of men aged 65 years and older had osteoporosis.
Combination therapy of glycolic acid peels and iontophoresis with vitamins A, C, and E effectively treats acne.
Older adults with dementia who took cholinesterase inhibitors had an increased risk of weight loss.
Delphi methodology can optimize gastroenterology and hepatology workups.
Older adults who consumed a moderate amount of coffee had a lower risk of mild cognitive impairment.
The number of incidental pulmonary nodules has increased though the number of lung cancer cases remained stable.
People with type 2 diabetes who skipped breakfast had a higher risk of postprandial hyperglycemia.
The FDA has approved a new test that can differentiate between different HIV viruses.
Delegating various tasks to other team members can help increase primary care productivity.
HIV cells can multiply even in patients who are responding to antiretroviral therapy.
Pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid are commonly prescribed a variety of prescription medications.
The Pueblo City-County Health Department has confirmed the death of an adult due to the plague.
Improved patient communication can help hospitals avoid medical malpractice lawsuits.
Pericoital application of tenofovir gel, previously studied for HIV, linked to reduced risk of herpes infection.
An intragastric balloon receives approval as a non-surgical weight loss procedure for patients with mild-to-moderate obesity.
Approximately 40% of girls and 60% of boys aged 13 to 17 have not received the HPV vaccine.
The FDA has approved Finacea Foam for the topical treatment of rosacea.
Glyburide is associated with an increased risk of adverse neonatal outcomes compared to insulin in women with gestational diabetes.
Children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to have a higher BMI by age 10.
Oral prednisone can improve functional status in patients with acute radiculopathy due to a herniated disk but does not improve pain.
Older adults who exercise, drink moderately, don't smoke, and have a healthy weight have a lower risk of heart failure.
Premature ventricular contractions may be a modifiable risk factor for heart failure and death.
Emergency-department initiated buprenorphine treatment may increase addiction treatment and decrease opioid use in patients with opioid dependence .
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.
Mediterranean diet is associated with improved cognitive function in older adults with high cardiovascular risk.
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.