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Fasting Blood Glucose Trajectory May Predict Future MI
 

(HealthDay News) For individuals without diabetes, certain fasting blood glucose (FBG) trajectories are associated with the risk of future myocardial infarction (MI), research in Diabetes Care suggests....
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 FAMILY PRACTICE

Monthly Feedback Linked to Improved Colonoscopy Quality
 

(HealthDay News) Monthly feedback significantly improves colonoscopy quality measures, but quarterly feedback does not, research in Gastroenterology and Hepatology shows. Researchers gave quarterly or m...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 FAMILY PRACTICE

CPAP Telemonitoring Improves 90-Day Adherence
 

(HealthDay News) The use of continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) telemonitoring with automated feedback messaging improves 90-day adherence in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), ...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 FAMILY PRACTICE

AAP: Sliding on Lap Linked to Leg Fracture for Young Children
 

(HealthDay News) Young children injured going down a slide on someone’s lap most commonly experience leg fractures, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of ...
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 FAMILY PRACTICE

Antibiotic Rx Adherence Varies Widely in Sickle Cell Care
 

(HealthDay News) Adherence to antibiotic guidelines for acute chest syndrome (ACS) in children with sickle cell disease (SCD) varies widely, research in JAMA Pediatrics finds. In a retrospective analysi...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 FAMILY PRACTICE

Docs Should Be Aware of Family Beliefs Regarding Nondisclosure
 

(HealthDay News) Physicians should be aware of societal codes of conduct that affect family beliefs and behaviors regarding information disclosure to pediatric patients, research in JAMA Pediatrics sugg...
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 FAMILY PRACTICE

Mailed Invitations Increase CRC Screening Completion
 

(HealthDay News) Mailed outreach invitations offering a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or colonoscopy increase the proportion of participants completing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, and providing...
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 FAMILY PRACTICE

AAP: Hep B Vaccine to Be Given Within First 24 Hours of Life
 

(HealthDay News) The first dose of the hepatitis B vaccine should be given within the first 24 hours of life, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement published in Pediatric...
Tue, 29 Aug 2017 FAMILY PRACTICE