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Monday, January 26, 2015
For patients with diabetes, a self-management-oriented group program (Diabetes Motivation Strengthening) is associated with reductions in depressive symptoms, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Diabetes Care.
Monday, January 26, 2015
By Adam Hochron
Monday, January 26, 2015
By HCPLive staff
The CDC has deemed the 2014-2015 flu season as reaching epidemic proportions. In part 2 of our flu series interview with Rob Pedowitz, DO, from CentraState Healthcare System, discusses what makes it an epidemic as well as issues with the current flu vaccine.
Monday, January 26, 2015
By Adam Hochron
As part of the American Gastroenterological Association's Winter Postgraduate Course, William D. Chey, MD, AGAF, from the University of Michigan, and Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF, from the Mayo Clinic, discussed the best treatment course for patients with gastroparesis.
Monday, January 26, 2015
By Adam Hochron
In the past few months patients diagnosed with Hepatitis C have seen what had been terminal conditions be cured. The technology used to find these curative treatments can now be applied to other conditions.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Only about half of American girls begin receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine at the recommended age, according to a study published in the Jan. 29 issue of Vaccine.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
The number of people infected with measles linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in Southern California now stands at 70, health officials reported Thursday.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Adults with eczema may also have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Age at revision cochlear implantation does not impact post-revision speech perception performance, according to research published online Jan. 22 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), moderate changes in lipids are observed after treatment with tocilizumab or tofacitinib, according to a review published in the January issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Physician's Money Digest
The World Bank has put forth a proposal that would use capital markets to force governments, NGOs, and multilateral groups to become more effective in preparing for pandemics. Could this help stop the next Ebola-like crisis?
While most physicians say they're actively working to improve quality, most feel Medicare's quality reporting program is more of a nuisance than a genuine help.