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Leisure Activities Lower Blood Pressure in Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music—these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of...
23-Jun-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wolters Kluwer and European Hematology Association Launch Hemasphere

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, and the European Hematology Association (EHA) are pleased to announce the launch a new open access journal, HemaSphere. Part of the...
22-Jun-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In Medicaid Patients, Fatal Overdose Risk Rises with Opioid Dose and Sedative-Hypnotic Use

Among Medicaid patients taking opioids for chronic pain, the risk of fatal overdose rises steadily with daily opioid dose, reports a study in the July issue of Medical Care. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
16-Jun-2017 3:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Knowing HIV Levels Are ‘Undetectable’ May Affect Sexual Behavior

Understanding and responding to behavioral trends in groups that are at high risk for HIV infection is critical to the development of effective strategies that decrease HIV incidence and improve access to care. New research based on data from the...
15-Jun-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Obesity Increases Risk of Complications After Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgery

For patients undergoing shoulder joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty), higher body mass index is linked to increased complications—including the need for "revision" surgery, reports a study in the June 7 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint...
8-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Are Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Children? Risks Seem No Higher Than in Adults

Available evidence suggests that soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, according to a review in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official...
2-Jun-2017 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Consensus Document for Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine

A new Consensus Document from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) provides practical, evidence-based recommendations on the use of drug testing for identification, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of patients with or at risk for...
1-Jun-2017 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increased Facial and Head Injuries after Motorcycle Helmet Law Change in Michigan

Skull fractures and other head and facial injuries from motorcycle trauma in Michigan have doubled since that state relaxed its motorcycle helmet laws, reports a study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical...
26-May-2017 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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