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High Rates of Respiratory Diseases and Exposures Among US Veterans

US military veterans have high rates of potentially harmful respiratory exposures—which are linked to an increased likelihood of respiratory diseases, reports a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official...
5-Dec-2016 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Preventing Zika From Blood Transfusion—Steps to Reduce Transfusion Needs Will Also Lower Zika Risk

As the Zika epidemic spreads to the United States, the potential for contracting the disease via blood transfusion has emerged as a serious concern. The problem of transfusion-related Zika virus transmission—and recommended strategies to reduce...
2-Dec-2016 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cataracts Linked to Increased Odds of Depression in Older Adults

Older adults with cataracts are more likely to have symptoms of depression, reports a study in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
2-Dec-2016 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Obese Children Should Be Screened for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease - New NASPGHAN Guidelines

A screening test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)—a serious condition that may have lifelong health consequences—is recommended for all obese children aged nine to eleven years, according to clinical practice guidelines developed by...
1-Dec-2016 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

After Concussion, Rest May Not Always Be the Best Medicine, Experts Say

Prescribed rest—both physical and mental—is the standard treatment for concussion. But a growing body of evidence suggests that a more active, targeted approach might provide better outcomes for some patients, reports a special article in the...
30-Nov-2016 1:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

Patients Should Stop Using E-Cigarettes Before Plastic Surgery, Experts Conclude

Cigarette smokers are at increased risk of complications after plastic surgery. Could e-cigarette users face a similar risk? Evidence and recommendations related to e-cigarette use by plastic surgery patients are discussed in a special topic paper...
29-Nov-2016 11:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

Tweeting #PlasticSurgery - Plastic Surgeons Urged to Engage and Educate on Twitter

Twitter has become an important resource for people seeking information about plastic surgery. But only a small percentage of plastic surgery "tweets" consist of evidence-based information posted by credentialed plastic surgeons, according to a...
29-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Program Helps Teens 'Get the Message' About Distracted Driving

A program to educate teens about distracted driving—including a tour of a hospital trauma center and testimony from a trauma survivor—can increase awareness of the dangers of texting, cell phone use, and other distractions while driving, reports...
28-Nov-2016 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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