Since 2002, the number of hospitalizations due to opioid abuse and dependence has increased by 72%.
The link is elevated in women 40 years of age or younger.
Heart disease, cancer, and medical errors are the top 3 causes of death in the United States, according to a BMJ study.
In patients with COPD, chronic renal failure is more likely and can be detected from decreased glomerular filtration rates.
Deferred defibrillation was not associated with improved survival.
Of 970 measles cases studied, 574 were eligible to receive the vaccine but chose not to.
Researchers found a statistically significant link between modified DASH diet score and risk of ischemic stroke.
A 2007 American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for universal autism screening has led to increased earlier diagnoses of the condition.
The FDA has approved a long-acting dual bronchodilator, Bevespi Aerosphere, for the management of COPD.
Rates of chronic conditions are on the rise in children, and children living in poverty have a higher risk of ADHD and asthma, compared with wealthier children.
The combination of tomosynthesis and digital mammography screening may benefit women with heterogeneously dense breasts.
Study results showed a higher risk of CHD in women who work rotating night shifts.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has proposed a new term—brief resolved unexplained events—and has released guidelines for management.
The CDC encourages all healthcare employers and employees to follow OSHA's guidelines for preventing occupational exposure to the Zika virus.
Pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes often have low levels of vitamin D.
Women who had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce their risk of developing hypertension by eating a healthy diet.
Teenagers assigned to receive CBT treatment recovered 8 weeks faster than those receiving only standard care.
Two years into the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, delivery of primary care has improved while expenses and patient experiences have not.
The new vaccine protects against 9 types of HPV and 5 cancer-causing strains.
In the United States, some states have 4 times more disciplinary actions for clinicians compared with other states.
Triage practices in EDs are essential to providing patient care.
Metformin more effective than sulfonylureas for reducing cardiovascular mortality in diabetes patients
Compared with other drugs for type 2 diabetes, metformin is superior for reducing the risk of cardiovascular mortality.
Teens who have insufficient sleep are more likely to engage in risky behavior, including drunk driving.
The risk of developing hand, hip, and knee osteoarthritis is increased in people who are overweight or obese.
The biosimilar has also been approved for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and ankylosing spondylitis.
Mild, moderate, and severe psoriasis can patients' quality of life and workplace productivity.
A report from the New England Journal of Medicine has confirmed that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other birth defects.
If signed, the bill would authorize Florida NPs and PAs to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released its recommendations to help improve rates of HPV vaccination worldwide.
Patients with HIV have an increased risk of clinical nonadherence, which can be improved with text message alerts.
A new bill has passed in the Indiana state Senate that will increase malpractice caps to $1.8 by mid-2019.
The USPSTF concluded that a low-dose aspirin regimen can prevent cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in adults aged 50 to 59.
The FDA has announced a proposal to ban most powdered gloves in the United States.
Pregnant women with HIV who undergo antiretroviral therapy may have an increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, and small-for-gestational age infants.
Inhalers are often inappropriately prescribed to children assumed to have asthma without proper diagnostic testing.
The USPSTF has released an updated recommendation statement that does not recommend screening asymptomatic adults for COPD.
High gluten intake during the first 2 years of life was associated with an increased risk of celiac disease during childhood.
The FDA will add warnings about heart failure risk to the labels of type 2 diabetes medicines containing saxagliptin and alogliptin.
Beta-blockers reduced the risk of COPD exacerbations between 21% and 55%.
From 1980 to 2014, the number of people worldwide with diabetes has increased from 108 million to 422 million.
Men 65 years of age and older who received 1 year of testosterone therapy reported better mood and fewer depressive symptoms.
Sepsis should be defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction as a response to infection.
Patients with coronary artery disease who were previously not considered candidates for CABG may benefit from the surgery.
High body fat percentage and low BMI are associated with increased mortality in women and men.
Young adults with sleep problems have increased risks of developing chronic pain and experiencing worsening in pain severity.
Prolonged breastfeeding and low rates of URIs have been linked to decreased instances of acute otitis media in infants.
A nurse was charged with a felony and lost her license after distributing pictures of a patient's genitals to coworkers.
Training the public in bystander CPR and first responder defibrillation improves outcomes for cardiac arrest that occurs outside of a hospital.
Results from a study presented at ACC in Chicago suggest that statins can be more widely used in patients considered to be intermediate risk for cardiovascular disease.
As Zika virus infections continue, the agency offers clinicians information on how to evaluate and manage suspected cases.
Treatment guidelines must expand to focus on patients co-infected with both HCV and HIV.
Women's health practitioners should offer vaccinations for a wide range of common, preventable diseases.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavior therapy may be useful to improve chronic low back pain.
Drinking 2 or more caffeinated beverages per day has been linked to elevated risk of miscarriage early in pregnancy.
Patients with HCV/HIV coinfections had a much higher risk of HCV recurrence.
A large study found that use of SSRI medications to treat depression does not increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients 20 to 64 years of age.
Health care of discharged neonates is often complicated by the need for uninterrupted access to complex medical technology.
HIV-infected male adolescents present with elevated rates of bone loss due to immune dysregulation, chronic inflammation, and antiretroviral therapy.
The rates of dangerous drug combinations, supplement use, and polypharmacy are increasing among older adult patients.
This spring may bring another bad pollen season, but clinicians can help their patients cope with allergies by using tips from the ACAAI.
Brigham and Women's Hospital has taken the bold step of publishing a public blog of its medical errors and close calls.
Published practice bulletins offer guidance to clinicians on patient education during pregnancy.
The USPSTF concludes with moderate certainty a moderate net benefit in screening at-risk adults for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI).
A National Center for Health Statistics study found significantly higher rates of asthma prevalence among obese women compared with men.
The CDC's new guideline regarding opioid therapy for chronic pain focuses on balancing potential benefits and harms to the patient.
Women considered obese were more likely to have depression than women of a normal weight.
Gilead Sciences has received approval to indicate Truvada for pediatric patients with HIV-1.
Researchers saw improvement in 80% of patients treated with ketamine infusion therapy.
An undisclosed settlement was reached between the family of a deceased physician and the hospital at which she had just become a pediatric resident.
The systematic literature review identified risk factors and protective factors that affect adolescents with chronic conditions.
High body weight percentage may increase mortality, and poor physical fitness in youth can increase diabetes risk later in life.
An ACIP panel recommended adding live-attenuated influenza vaccination as an option for individuals with egg allergy of any severity.
The ADA has published the 2016 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes that outline the best practices for diabetes care and management.
Odefsey combines emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide with rilpivirine to treat HIV-1.
Once-weekly GLP-1RAs reduced HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose.
Of the parents surveyed, 34 reported a total of 37 safety incidents.
Women and men experience different symptoms, risks, and outcomes of myocardial infarction.
The USPSTF has released a recommendation statement regarding screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults.
Patients who were obese and underwent bariatric surgery saw a significant reduction in heart failure-related exacerbation events.
Patient monitoring and pain specialist support can help primary care practitioners better manage their patients taking opioids for chronic pain.
Patients with Crohn disease who ate high-fiber foods were 40% less likely to have a disease flare.
The agency will require Bayer to conduct clinical studies examining the device's benefits and harms.
Prevalence of self-reported penicillin allergy was 3 times greater among those with chronic hives.
Some variance is observed in outcomes for patients with COPD who are treated by NPs or PAs versus those treated by physicians.
The ACIP announced the latest vaccine effectiveness percentages at their February 24th meeting.
Rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy will likely reduce the number of HIV-related deaths.
The rate of misuse of prescription stimulants has risen among young adults despite the rate of prescriptions remaining the same.
HIV-1 incidence was reduced by 27% among all study participants.
Current evidence is inadequate to determine how DPP-4 inhibitors affect the risk of heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Data collected between 2009 and 2012 show a significant decline in cases of HPV in females aged 14-19 and 20-24.
A molecule found in green tea may block a protein that causes the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Five states are considering adopting a new Patient Compensation System that would streamline the process of filing medical malpractice cases.
Renin angiotensin system blockers have similar risks and outcomes compared with other antihypertensive agents for patients with diabetes.
Although pioglitazone decreased the risk of stroke and myocardial infarction in this population, it elevated the risk of weight gain, edema, and bone fracture.
A new study found that communication failures contributed to almost one-third of all medical malpractice cases in the United States.
Low- and moderate-quality evidence suggests no difference between artificial mesh and native tissue repair of vaginal prolapse.
The USPSTF has found insufficient evidence to support screening all young children for autism spectrum disorder if a parent or clinician has no expressed concerns.
In adults, past exposure to marijuana was associated with worse verbal memory.
Republicans in Indiana want to raise the state's malpractice cap in an attempt to retain the cap's existence.
RA patients treated with biologics have exhibited either clinical remission or low disease activity on follow-up visits.