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eBay Bans Infant Inclined Sleepers, Other Companies Urged to Do Same
Earlier this year, investigation revealed inclined sleepers linked to dozens of infant deaths
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

New Federal Program Provides Free HIV Prevention Drugs to Uninsured
Expanding access to PrEP is key part of government's aim of ending nation's HIV epidemic by 2030
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Decline in Adult Primary Care Visits Seen in 2007 to 2016
However, visits during the time were more comprehensive, involved more electronic follow-up
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Digital Sepsis Monitoring May Improve Inpatient Outcomes
Systemwide implementation presents opportunity to improve care for patients who may have sepsis
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Infancy Nurse Visit Program May Reduce Public Benefit Costs
Cognitive-related skills improved for 18-year-old first-born children of nurse-visited mothers
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Deportation Worry May Raise Risk for Hypertension in Women
Reporting 'a lot' or 'moderate' versus 'not too much' deportation worry tied to higher risk for hypertension
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Concussion May Up Risk for Suicide in High School Students
Self-reported sports-related concussion associated with risk factors for suicide completion
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Prediabetes Prevalent in U.S. Adolescents, Young Adults
Prevalence of prediabetes 18.0 and 24.0 percent among adolescents and young adults, respectively
Monday, December 2, 2019

Child Consumption of Sugary Drinks Down From 2003 to 2014
Decline seen across income levels, including SNAP participants
Monday, December 2, 2019

Holding Intubated Infants in ICU Found to Be Safe, Beneficial
No increase found in adverse events with holding infants aged <6 months intubated for respiratory failure
Monday, December 2, 2019

November 2019 Briefing - Nursing

Monday, December 2, 2019

Household Environment Plays Role in MRSA Acquisition
Frequent handwashing may reduce likelihood of novel strain introduction into the household
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns Examined for Adult, Peds HAIs
Antimicrobial nonsusceptibility less prevalent in pediatric than adult health care-associated infections
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Exposure to Psychoactive Substances Up From 2000 to 2017
Exposure to most substances decreased, but significant increases seen in marijuana, nutmeg, and kratom
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Asthma Exacerbations May Worsen Pregnancy Outcomes
Risk elevated for complications, adverse perinatal outcomes, early childhood respiratory disorders
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Potentially Tainted Marijuana Sold in Colorado
To date, no reports of health problems associated with the affected marijuana have been received
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
Life expectancy increased from 1959 to 2016 but began declining in 2014 among 25- to 64-year-olds
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Cancer Patients With Obesity Show Poorer Psychosocial Health
Among breast cancer and prostate cancer patients, scores for distress higher for obese than nonobese
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Alarm Settings of CGM Systems Impact Glucose Control in T1DM
Adjusting glucose thresholds for alarms linked to less time spent in hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Changes in Metabolic Syndrome Status Linked to MACE Risk
Risk for MACE decreased with recovery from metabolic syndrome, while risk up with MetS development
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Decline in Primary Care Visits Continued After ACA
Post-Affordable Care Act decline in primary care contact seen for all ages, incomes
Monday, November 25, 2019

Most Toddlers Exceed Screen Time Guidelines
26.7 percent of children have an increasing screen time trajectory from age 1 to 3 years
Monday, November 25, 2019

Poll: Adults Who Vape Often Buy From Unauthorized Sellers
83 percent of survey respondents who use e-cigarettes or vaping devices report using products with flavoring
Monday, November 25, 2019

Overall Rate of Pediatric Nonpowder Firearm Injuries Down
From 1990 to 2016, overall rate of these injuries declined, rate of eye injuries increased by one-third
Monday, November 25, 2019

Electronic Health Record Usability Graded F by Physicians
Physician-rated EHR usability independently linked to odds of burnout
Friday, November 22, 2019

Most Teens Worldwide Are Not Exercising Enough
Findings consistent worldwide, with boys regularly more physically active than girls
Friday, November 22, 2019

Massachusetts Passes Bill to Ban All Flavored Vaping Products
Bill would also put 75 percent excise tax on vaping products
Friday, November 22, 2019

Obesity Prevalence Decreased Modestly for Children in WIC
Significant decreases seen for children aged 2 to 4 years enrolled in WIC state, territory agencies
Friday, November 22, 2019

American Heart Association, Nov. 16-18

Thursday, November 21, 2019

CDC: PCV13 No Longer Routinely Recommended for Adults ≥65
Administration of PCV13 recommended based on shared clinical decision making for older adults
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income
The average deductible for a middle-income family was 4.7 percent of income in 2018
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Inducing Labor at 41 Weeks May Cut Stillbirth Rates
Rates lower compared with a wait-and-see approach with induction at 42 weeks
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Poll: Parents Cite Barriers to Recognizing Depression in Adolescents
Parents report that one in four teens knows a peer with depression
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

CDC: 63.5 Percent of 3- to 5-Year-Olds Have Had Vision Tested
Hispanic children less likely to have had vision tested, as are children with public coverage, uninsured
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Prenatal Antidepressant Use May Up Risk for Gestational Diabetes
Venlafaxine, amitriptyline use during pregnancy associated with increased risk for gestational diabetes
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Most Infants, Toddlers Consuming Added Sugars
Findings could have implications for public health and long-term dietary habits
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

AMA, AHA Support Refresher Training for Measuring Blood Pressure
Broad support needed for providing BP refresher training for all roles of primary care health care providers
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

AAP: Emergency Contraception Should be Given to Sexually Active Teens
Pediatricians should provide education, prescription, and/or supply of emergency contraceptive pills for future use
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

VA, DoD Update Guideline for Rehabilitation After Stroke
Systematic review addresses effectiveness of pharmacological, nonpharmacological interventions
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

CDC: ~20 Percent of U.S. Adults Currently Use Tobacco Products
Prevalence of use higher for men, adults aged ≤65 years, uninsured, those with disability or limitation
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Distribution of Self-Test Kits Can Up HIV Awareness
Testing increased for men who have sex with men who received self-testing kits and their social network members
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
Government officials say the objective is to encourage competition and reduce costs
Monday, November 18, 2019

Less Sleep Tied to Lower Bone Mineral Density in Women
Higher risk for osteoporosis also seen with less than five hours of sleep per night
Monday, November 18, 2019

Studies Confirm Safety of 9-Valent HPV Vaccination
Studies based on searching Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, six Vaccine Safety Datalink sites
Monday, November 18, 2019

CDC: Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses Up to 2,172
Meanwhile, Apple has removed 181 vaping-related apps from its mobile App Store worldwide
Friday, November 15, 2019

FDA Sends Warning Letter About OTC Drugs to Dollar Tree
Letter outlines corrective actions company needs to take, including ensuring they do not import impure drugs
Friday, November 15, 2019

About 2.7 Million ED Visits Reported for Sports Injuries in 2010 to 2016
Analgesics were given or prescribed at 63.9 percent of ED visits; percentage increased with age
Friday, November 15, 2019

Too Few Medicare Beneficiaries With Diabetes Getting Eye Exams
Variation in prevalence of eye exams from 43.9 percent in Puerto Rico to 64.8 percent in Rhode Island
Friday, November 15, 2019

AHA: Many With Atherosclerotic CVD Not Meeting LDL-C Goals
Of those patients receiving only a statin, 67.0 percent did not achieve recommended LDL-C goal
Friday, November 15, 2019

Some Progress Made in Slowing Antibiotic Resistance-Linked Deaths
Deaths decreased 18 percent since 2013 report, but more than 2.8 million infections occur each year
Friday, November 15, 2019


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