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Does Robust Documentation Decrease Opioid Prescribing Rates?

Does Robust Documentation Decrease Opioid Prescribing Rates?

Accurate, transparent documentation is key in ensuring safe and appropriate opioid prescribing.

Is There a Link Between Familial Religiosity and Suicidal Ideation in Offspring?

Is There a Link Between Familial Religiosity and Suicidal Ideation in Offspring?

Overall, girls showed a significant decrease in the odds of suicidal ideation or attempts with increasing belief in religious importance. Boys showed no significant association.

Coffee Consumption Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

Coffee Consumption Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

Study participants were asked to complete comprehensive questionnaires about their diets and coffee intake from 2006 to 2010.

Adverse Effects of Marijuana Use in Pregnancy: Current Research Is Questionable at Best

Adverse Effects of Marijuana Use in Pregnancy: Current Research Is Questionable at Best

Many women are unconvinced of the potential harmful effects of marijuana use in pregnancy due to the lack of available evidence.

Walgreens to Offer Auvi-Q Nationwide in an Effort to Address Epinephrine Supply Issues

Walgreens to Offer Auvi-Q Nationwide in an Effort to Address Epinephrine Supply Issues

This effort is in response to epinephrine auto-injector supply issues reported by manufacturers to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

WHO Issues Guidelines for Managing Diabetes in Low-Resource Settings

WHO Issues Guidelines for Managing Diabetes in Low-Resource Settings

WHO has developed guidelines for selecting therapy for treatment intensification in type 2 diabetes and on the use of insulin in type 1 and 2 diabetes in resource-poor settings.

AAP Issues Updated Influenza Vaccine Recommendations

AAP Issues Updated Influenza Vaccine Recommendations

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2017-2018 flu season was one of the most severe — excluding pandemics — on record.

Long-Term Mortality Risk Mitigated Through Midlife Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Long-Term Mortality Risk Mitigated Through Midlife Cardiorespiratory Fitness

The benefits of cardiorespiratory fitness extended well into the later part of life for middle-aged men without cardiovascular disease.

Characteristics of Neighborhoods May Be Correlated With Childhood Obesity

Characteristics of Neighborhoods May Be Correlated With Childhood Obesity

Investigators sought to determine whether geographic distribution of childhood obesity can inform and design the delivery of interventions.

Cochrane Data Release and the Case for "Open Science"

Cochrane Data Release and the Case for "Open Science"

Cochrane's current policies allow only specific individuals with full library access to view and reuse data reports in their entirety.

Medical Schools Phase Out Lectures as Education Shifts Outside the Classroom

Medical Schools Phase Out Lectures as Education Shifts Outside the Classroom

Medical students are choosing to forego lectures to use the time studying for the Step 1 exam instead.

FDA Outlines Plan for New Analgesic Guidance to Combat Opioid Crisis

FDA Outlines Plan for New Analgesic Guidance to Combat Opioid Crisis

The new plan will break out the current guidance into 4 separate guidances.

Racial Disparities in End-of-Life Advance Care Planning Can Cause Psychological Distress

Racial Disparities in End-of-Life Advance Care Planning Can Cause Psychological Distress

Advance care planning and appointing a healthcare proxy can be detrimental to the mental health of African American patients at the end of their lives.

CDC Updates Guidance for Post-Zika Virus Exposure Counseling in Males

CDC Updates Guidance for Post-Zika Virus Exposure Counseling in Males

In an updated interim guidance, the CDC now recommends that couples wait at least 3 months before attempting to conceive after possible Zika virus exposure in the male.

Triclosan and Cancer Risk: Is There a Link?

Triclosan and Cancer Risk: Is There a Link?

Some studies suggest triclosan could have oncogenic properties, but more research is needed to confirm a causal link.

Telemedicine Interventions Can Improve Asthma Control and Quality of Life

Telemedicine Interventions Can Improve Asthma Control and Quality of Life

Combined tele-case management and tele-consultation was the most effective form of telemedicine for improving asthma control.

Marijuana Detected in Breast Milk Up to 6 Days After Maternal Use

Marijuana Detected in Breast Milk Up to 6 Days After Maternal Use

The legalization of marijuana in several states has led to increased use of the drug for both medicinal and recreational purposes.

Dietary Supplements in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Commonly Used, Rarely Disclosed

Dietary Supplements in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Commonly Used, Rarely Disclosed

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis often use natural-product dietary supplements, but few disclose this to their healthcare providers.

Study Finds Clinical Trials for Newer, Breakthrough Therapies Lacking

Study Finds Clinical Trials for Newer, Breakthrough Therapies Lacking

More than half of the new approvals of Breakthrough Therapy drugs were based on a single pivotal trial.

Oxervate Approved for the Treatment of Neurotrophic Keratitis

Oxervate Approved for the Treatment of Neurotrophic Keratitis

The safety and efficacy of Oxervate was evaluated in 2 independent, double-masked, randomized, multicenter, controlled clinical trials involving patients with moderate to severe neurotrophic keratitis.

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