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Limit Imaging Scans for Headache? Neurosurgeons Raise Concerns

Recent guidelines seeking to reduce the use of neuroimaging tests for patients with headaches run the risk of missing or delaying the diagnosis of brain tumors, according to a special article in the January issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of...
22-Dec-2014 9:40 AM EST

'Kiddie Caudal' Anesthesia Seems Safe—But Still More to Learn

A recent report provided anesthesiologists with reassuring data on the safety of caudal nerve block—sometimes called the "kiddie caudal"—for infants and young children undergoing surgery. But an editorial in the January issue of Anesthesia &...
22-Dec-2014 8:30 AM EST

All Children Should Have Vision Health Screening Between Age 3 and 6, Expert Panel Recommends

All children should undergo vision health screening between age 36 and 72 months—preferably every year—using evidence-based test methods and with effective referral and follow-up, according to recommendations published in the January issue of...
12-Dec-2014 3:45 PM EST

Retinal Cases & Brief Reports Is Now Indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed

Wolters Kluwer Health is pleased to announce that, Retinal Cases & Brief Reports, a publication dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed case reports and brief reports in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal and vitreous diseases, has been accepted...
12-Dec-2014 9:40 AM EST

Surgical Robot Adopters Use More of Recommended Procedure for Kidney Cancer, Reports Medical Care

Hospitals with robotic surgical systems are more likely to perform "nephron-sparing" partial nephrectomy—a recommended alternative to removal of the entire kidney—in patients with kidney cancer, reports a study in the December issue of Medical...
11-Dec-2014 10:20 AM EST

Home Healthcare Now—Relaunched Journal Targets All Members of the Home Healthcare Team

Home Healthcare Now: The Interprofessional Journal for Home Care and Hospice Clinicians announced today a relaunch of the publication. Formerly known as Home Healthcare Nurse, the new name and direction of the journal reflects today’s...
10-Dec-2014 10:50 AM EST

People with Opioid Dependence in Recovery Show 'Re-Regulation' of Reward Systems

Within a few months after drug withdrawal, patients in recovery from dependence on prescription pain medications may show signs that the body's natural reward systems are normalizing, reports a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the...
9-Dec-2014 8:30 AM EST

Big City Health Departments Lead the Way in Improving Population Health

The health departments of the nation's largest cities play a central role in developing innovative population health strategies for improving public health across the United States, according to a special January issue of the Journal of Public...
1-Dec-2014 10:55 AM EST

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