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Thursday, December 28, 2017

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State Medicaid Expansions From 1996 to 2011 Led to More Prenatal Care for Low-Income Mothers

The Medicaid expansions for low-income parents that took place between 1996 and 2011 led to a 2.3 percent decrease in the uninsured rate among women who already had a child and became pregnant again, and a 7.9 percent decrease in the number of mother...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Health Services Research

Embargo expired on 28-Dec-2017 at 05:00 ET

Study Shows Increased Risk of Uterine Fibroids in African-American Women with a Common Form of Hair

In a study of medical records gathered on hundreds of thousands of African-American women, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have evidence that women with a common form of hair loss have an increased chance of developing uterine leiomyomas, or fibro...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

JAMA Dermatology


Study Explores Impact of Obesity on Bone Marrow Cells

New research published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine highlights the pernicious effect of obesity on the long-term health of blood-making stem cells (hematopoietic stem cells). Published Dec. 27 and conducted largely in genetic models of obe...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Journal of Experimental Medicine, Dec. 27, 2017

Embargo expired on 27-Dec-2017 at 09:00 ET

Does Dosing of Drug for Mom Make a Difference for Baby’s Risk of Cleft Lip, Palate?

Taking a higher dose of topiramate during the first three months of pregnancy may increase a baby’s risk of cleft lip or cleft palate more than when taking a lower dose, according to a study published in the December 27, 2017, online issue of Neuro...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 27-Dec-2017 at 16:00 ET

Guideline: Exercise May Improve Thinking Ability and Memory

Exercising twice a week may improve thinking ability and memory in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a guideline released by the American Academy of Neurology. The recommendation is an update to the AAN’s previous guideline ...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 27-Dec-2017 at 16:00 ET

New Guideline: Try Exercise to Improve Memory, Thinking

For patients with mild cognitive impairment, don’t be surprised if your health care provider prescribes exercise rather than medication. A new guideline for medical practitioners says they should recommend twice-weekly exercise to people with mild ...

– Mayo Clinic


Embargo expired on 27-Dec-2017 at 16:00 ET

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Local Economic Factors Affect Opioid Prescribing to Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries

For non-elderly Americans on disability, local prescribing of opioid pain medications is significantly related to county-level economic factors like unemployment and income level, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care, published by Wol...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Medical Care

American Journal of Nursing Announces 2017 Book of the Year Awards

Wolters Kluwer Health and the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) are pleased to announce the 2017 winners of its annual AJN Book of the Year Awards honoring exceptional texts for advancing healthcare quality. The list of winners appears in the January...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

American Journal of Nursing

Exercise and Cognitive Training May Be Most Effective in Reducing MCI, an Alzheimer’s Disease Pre-Cursor

Clinicians should recommend exercise and cognitive training for patients with mild cognitive impairment — a common precursor of Alzheimer’s type dementia — according to new guidelines published online in Neurology®.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Neurology, Dec. 27, 2017

World Record Kidney Chain Extends with Inspired Organ Donors

Tyler Williamson went to TEDx Birmingham’s 2017 event in March expecting to be inspired and to network and make new connections with fellow attendees. What the 27-year-old did not anticipate was that inspiration would lead him to volunteer to becom...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

includes video

Reducing Your Risk of Getting Sick During Holiday Travel

Holiday travel forces people into often-crowded airplanes, automobiles and airports and the result can be a cold or other bug that dims the holiday cheer.

Expert Available

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences


New Laws Increase Access to Healthcare Delivery for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

As 2017 comes to a close, many states have enacted laws and regulations expanding access to healthcare provided by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), according to the 30th Annual Legislative Update in the January issue of The Nurse Practiti...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

The Nurse Practitioner

Noninvasive Brainwave Technology Improved Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Military Personnel

A noninvasive brainwave mirroring technology significantly reduced symptoms of post-traumatic stress in military personnel in a pilot study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Military Medical Research, Dec. 22, 2017 (online)





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