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By Adam Hochron
Although headlines across the country show new reasons why people need to be aware of dangers in the great outdoors, there is considerable evidence that summer days and nights can continue to be a time of great enjoyment.
By Jeannette Wick
Though hospital stay duration was once used as a surrogate outcome for surgical recovery, the increasing popularity of short-stay surgery has eliminated that measure, making it harder for hospitals to track recovery trajectories and more difficult for surgeons to plan physical, psychological, and social postoperative courses for prospective patients.
By Jacquelyn Gray
Although medications for alcohol use disorders are not widely utilized, a review published in a recent issue of JAMA highlighted several drugs that can effectively reduce alcohol consumption.
By Katie Eder, Managing Editor
Designated “meaningful users” of electronic health record systems do not deliver improved care for common chronic diseases.
Individuals with higher levels of brown adipose tissue may have a reduced risk for obesity and diabetes, according to a new study published online July 23 in Diabetes.
Adoption of a standardized pneumonia prevention program can achieve a substantial and sustained reduction in postoperative pneumonia incidence in non-mechanically ventilated patients, according to a study published online July 23 in JAMA Surgery.
The deadly Ebola virus that continues to rage throughout West Africa poses little risk to Americans, US health officials stressed Monday.
There is no significant risk of an Ebola outbreak in the US; however, US health care workers need to be mindful of the importance of testing and isolating sick travelers returning from the affected areas, according to a media briefing conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday.
Approved use for Imbruvica (ibrutinib) has been expanded to include people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who have a deletion in chromosome 17, the US Food and Drug Administration said Monday in a news release.
Researchers say that clasping hands transfers about 10 times more germs from one person to the other than what is known as a "fist bump." They suggest the more casual exchange might suffice as a cultural substitute for the firm gripping of hands. The findings are published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.