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'Unfinished Agenda' in Preventing Lead Poisoning – Special Issue of Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Highlights Progress Made, Challenges Ahead

Over the years, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and its partners have made major progress towards reducing lead exposure in the United States. But more work remains in preventing lead poisoning in US children and adults, according to a special...
4-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

High Lead Levels Found in Some Spices Purchased Abroad

Investigations of lead poisoning cases in New York City (NYC) have found high levels of lead in certain spices purchased abroad, reports a study in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, part of a special supplement devoted to Lead...
4-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Experts Present New Recommendations on 'Overlapping' Type of Leukemia

Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is a rare disease with overlapping features of two categories of bone marrow and blood cell disorders that poses challenges in clinical management. Joint recommendations on diagnosis and treatment of CMML from...
30-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows Rising Rates of Hospitalization in the Homeless

Hospitalization rates among homeless adults have increased sharply in recent years, with a very different set of causes from those in non-homeless individuals, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the...
30-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hospital-Wide Scores Underestimate Readmission Risk in Neurocritical Care Patients

Scoring models used to predict 30-day readmission risk in the general hospital population may not accurately predict readmissions for patients in the neurocritical care unit, reports a study in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, official journal...
29-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Age Alone Doesn't Increase Complications of Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction in Older Women

Breast reconstruction using a "free flap" from the patient's abdomen is a safe procedure with a high success rate in older women opting for reconstruction after mastectomy, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive...
29-Nov-2018 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Functional Nasal Surgery Relieves Chronic Headache for Some Patients

Nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients, reports a paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of...
29-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows High Costs of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a common condition with a high economic impact in both children and adults, concludes an updated review in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction...
28-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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