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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 Jackie Syrop
The odds of a major adverse cardiovascular event were more than 14-fold higher when the surgeries were done within the first 3 months after stroke compared with surgery in patients with no stroke history.
By Martin Quan, MD
A single accreditation standard for graduate medical education in the United States will not only bolster training programs for MDs and DOs, but also improve patient care.
The American Society of Hypertension (ASH) is the largest US professional organization dedicated to eradicating hypertension and its consequences. The following study presentations were highlights of the organization’s 29th annual meeting in New York City.
By Adam Hochron
For many people the summer is a chance to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and all Mother Nature has to offer. 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 Adam Hochron
As it continues to tackle the issue of prescription drug abuse, the US Food and Drug Administration today approved an extended-release/long-acting opioid analgesic designed to help chronic pain patients while curbing their ability to tamper it.
Maternal smoking and nicotine replacement therapy during pregnancy are associated with increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children, according to research published online July 21 in Pediatrics.

Shared medical appointments improve patient satisfaction with primary care, according to research published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
For HIV-serodiscordant couples, preexposure prophylaxis does not impact pregnancy incidence or outcomes, according to a study published in the July 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on HIV/AIDS. This issue has been released early to coincide with AIDS 2014, the International AIDS Conference, held from July 20 to 25 in Melbourne, Australia.
Young cancer patients and survivors may have gynecologic concerns, which should be managed before, during, and after treatment, according to a Committee Opinion published in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.