11.2% of U.S. Adults Aged ≥45 Report Subjective Mental Decline

(HealthDay News) More than 11% of adults aged ≥45 years in the U.S. report subjective cognitive decline, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. “Adults should discuss confusion or memory loss with a health care professional who can assess cognitive decline and address possible treatments and issues related to chronic disease management, medical care, and caregiving,” the authors write.

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 FAMILY PRACTICE
Apixaban Is Safest Direct Oral Anticoagulant Versus Warfarin

(HealthDay News) Apixaban seems to be the safest direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) compared with warfarin, according to research in The BMJ. “Overall, apixaban was found to be the safest drug, with reduced risks of major, intracranial, and gastrointestinal bleeding compared with warfarin,” the authors write. “Rivaroxaban and low-dose apixaban were, however, associated with increased risks of all-cause mortality compared with warfarin.”

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 FAMILY PRACTICE
Twitter Posts Reveal Use of JUUL Vaporizer by Minors at School

(HealthDay News) Data from social media capture early public experiences with the JUUL vaporizer, a nicotine delivery device that is the size and shape of a thumb drive, research in Drug and Alcohol Dependence finds. “Findings suggest Twitter users are bonding around, and inquiring about, JUUL on social media,” the authors write.

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 FAMILY PRACTICE
New Hospital-at-Home Care Model Tied to Better Outcomes

(HealthDay News) Hospital-at-home (HaH) care, along with 30-day post-acute transitional care, is associated with better patient outcomes and satisfaction with care than inpatient hospitalization, research in JAMA Internal Medicine finds. Length of stay was shorter for HaH patients (3.2 versus 5.5 days), and they had lower rates of readmissions (8.6 versus 15.6%), ED revisits (5.8 versus 11.7%), and skilled nursing facility admissions (1.7 versus 10.4%).

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 FAMILY PRACTICE
Few Receive All High-Priority Clinical Preventive Services

(HealthDay News) Only 8% of U.S. adults aged 35 years and older receive all high-priority clinical preventive services, according to a report in Health Affairs. There were no significant differences by sex or age for the composite measure. Overall, 4.7% of adults received none of the recommended services, with men more likely to receive no services than women (7.3 versus 2.4%).

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 FAMILY PRACTICE
Some Neonatal Risks for Lithium Exposure in Pregnancy

(HealthDay News) In utero lithium exposure is associated with an increased risk for neonatal readmission and major malformations, according to a meta-analysis in The Lancet Psychiatry. “Treatment decisions must weigh the potential for increased risks, considering both effect sizes and the precision of the estimates, in particular associated with first-trimester lithium use against its effectiveness at reducing relapse,” the authors write.

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 FAMILY PRACTICE