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Rates of Obesity, Diabetes Lower in Neighborhoods That Are More Walkable

Urban neighborhoods in Ontario, Canada, that were characterized by more walkable design were associated with decreased prevalence of overweight and obesity and decreased incidence of diabetes between 2001 and 2012, according to a study appearing in...
20-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Antidepressants Commonly and Increasingly Prescribed for Nondepressive Indications

In a study appearing in the May 24/31 issue of JAMA, Jenna Wong, M.Sc., of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and colleagues analyzed treatment indications for antidepressants and assessed trends in antidepressant prescribing for depression.
20-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Higher Salt Intake May Increase Risk of CVD among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

In a study appearing in the May 24/31 issue of JAMA, Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, and colleagues evaluated more than 3,500 participants with chronic kidney disease (CKD),...
20-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increase Seen in the BMI Associated with Lowest Risk of Death

In a study appearing in the May 10 issue of JAMA, Børge G. Nordestgaard, M.D., D.M.Sc., of Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev, Denmark and colleagues examined whether the body mass index (BMI) value that is associated with the lowest all-cause...
6-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Breast Cancer Screening Accuracy and Time Spent Evaluating Mammograms

Longer time spent by film readers interpreting screening mammograms did not result in a reduced rate of breast cancer detection, according to a study appearing in the May 10 issue of JAMA.
6-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Examines Use of Telemedicine Among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries

Although the number of Medicare telemedicine visits increased more than 25 percent a year for the past decade, in 2013, less than 1 percent of rural Medicare beneficiaries received a telemedicine visit, according to a study appearing in the May 10...
6-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Does Not Reduce Digital Ulcers in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis

In an article appearing in the May 10 issue of JAMA, Dinesh Khanna, M.D., of the University of Michigan Scleroderma Program, Ann Arbor, and colleagues evaluated the efficacy of the drug macitentan in reducing the number of new digital ulcers in...
6-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Time Spent Working Rotating Night Shift and Risk of Heart Disease

Among female registered nurses, working a rotating night shift for 5 years or more was associated with a small increase in the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA.
22-Apr-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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