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  • HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Stress related to use of health information technology (HIT) is common and predictive of burnout among physicians, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics...
  • Higher Risk for Breast Cancer After Childbirth May Last 20+ Years
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- The increased risk for breast cancer that occurs after childbirth can last more than 20 years, according to research published online Dec. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Hazel B. Nichols, Ph.D., from University of...
  • Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals outperform non-VHA hospitals for 14 of 15 outcome measures in 121 regions, according to a research letter published online Dec. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. William B....
  • Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- The use of tap water in a nasal-flushing Neti pot likely led to a Seattle woman's death from a Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection, doctors write in a case study. It is believed that instead of using sterile water or...
  • Risk Up for Later-Born Siblings of Children With ASD, ADHD
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Later-born siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an elevated risk of being diagnosed with the same or the other disorder, according to a study...
  • 2012 to 2016 Saw Increase in Syphilis Among Pregnant Women
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- From 2012 to 2016, there was a 61 percent increase in syphilis cases among pregnant women, with no traditional behavioral risk factors reported among half of these women, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in...
  • Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Transplant patients with hearts from donors with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and obese donors have similar survival rates as patients with other donor hearts, according to two studies published in the December issue...
  • Smoking Linked to Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Smoking tobacco is a risk factor for cognitive dysfunction in patients with fibromyalgia (FM), according to a study presented at the 17th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting, a meeting of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia...
  • Women Face Less Kidney Disease Morbidity and Mortality Than Men
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Women may have a lower risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression and death compared with men, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Ana C. Ricardo, M.D.,...
  • AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects for Statins
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Statins are associated with a low risk for side effects, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) published online Dec. 10 in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. Connie B....
  • Smaller Heads Related to Opioid-Related Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Chronic opioid use during pregnancy that causes neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is associated with smaller neonatal head circumference (HC), according to a study published online Dec. 10 in Pediatrics. Craig V. Towers,...
  • Cemented Metal-on-Polyethylene Implants Best for Seniors
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- For older patients, small-head cemented metal-on-polyethylene implants are the cost-effective choice for total hip replacements, according to a study recently published in Value in Health. Christopher G. Fawsitt, Ph.D., from...
  • EMS Times Longer for Patients From Poorest Neighborhoods
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Patients with cardiac arrest from the poorest neighborhoods have longer emergency medical service (EMS) times, according to a study published online Nov. 30 in JAMA Network Open. Renee Y. Hsia, M.D., from the University of...
  • Less Than One Hour of Resistance Training Weekly Tied to Lower CVD Risk
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Less than an hour a week of resistance exercise (RE) is associated with decreased risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related events and all-cause mortality, independent of aerobic exercise, according to a study recently...
  • PM2.5 Exposure Linked to Asthma Rescue Medication Use
    MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- For individuals with asthma, increased fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure is associated with increased weekly rescue inhaler use, according to a study published online Nov. 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy...
  • Fear Impacts Quality of Life for Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
    FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- Fear of complications and frustration at the amount of time required to manage type 1 diabetes impact the quality of life of young adults with the disease, according to a study published in the December issue of The Diabetes...