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Smoking Cessation & Life Expectancy in HIV | Feature

Study results indicate that cigarette smoking has a substantial impact on the life expectancy of patients with HIV. However, smoking cessation appears to help regain some the years lost to smoking in this population.

These Plant-Based Diets are Associated with a Higher Risk of Heart Disease | News Brief

Plant-based diets are recommended to reduce the risk of heart disease; however, some plant-based diets are associated with a higher risk of heart disease, according to a

Fat Shaming in the Doctor’s Office Can Be Mentally and Physically Harmful | News Brief

Medical discrimination based on people’s size and negative stereotypes of overweight people can take a toll on people’s physical health and well-being, according to a review of

Is Outpatient Care Quality Improving Over Time? | Feature

More than a decade ago, landmark studies found that adults in the United States only received slightly more than half of the recommended healthcare services they should

CME/CE: Increasing Life Expectancy in HIV | Feature

Researchers have found that there appears to be a discrepancy in life expectancy between HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected patients, even when early treatment and access-to-care issues are addressed.

New CDC report: How many Americans have diabetes or prediabetes? | Feature

Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2015. More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according

CME/CE: Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment | Feature

Experts in cardiology have updated a major guideline to reflect the addition of new types of drug options for heart failure (HF). With treatments for patients with HF expanding, there appears to be more hope than ever before for these individuals.

The Overuse of NSAIDs | Feature

Research suggests that despite widespread use, NSAIDs appear to be associated with several side effects when misused or overused that may make use of these medications dangerous in certain populations and in combination with other drugs.

What To Do with Your Leftover Pain Drugs | Feature

A survey has found that many parents hold onto their child’s leftover pain drugs. The findings highlight the need for healthcare providers to talk with parents and guide them on what to do with these medications after they are no longer needed.

CME/CE: Filling Prescriptions After Opioid-Related Hospitalizations | Feature

New data suggest that greater efforts are needed to ensure that patients who are hospitalized for opioid addiction or misuse receive recommended services for post-treatment.

The Paradigm Shifts Needed in Healthcare | Medical Blog

There’s a lot wrong with healthcare today. Especially the medications they have now a days and all the side effects. Just like the prescription xarelto, check out

New Opioid Use in Older Adults with COPD Associated with Increased Risk of Cardiac Death | News Brief

Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder who recently started using opioids have an increased risk of coronary artery disease-related death compared to non-opioid users, researchers at

Physicians Practice: 5 Ways for Physicians to be Role Models | Feature

The author of this article Sue Jacques, a professionalism expert who specializes in medical and corporate civility.  Physicians are expected to exemplify professional conduct and make smart

American Heart Association: Renewed Trend in Movie Tobacco Scenes Disturbing | News Brief

American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on “Tobacco Use in

Analyzing Emergency Department Mortality Trends | News Brief

While many analyses have explored trends in ED use throughout the U.S., few have looked at ED-specific mortality trends.

The Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows | News Brief

Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off. That’s the takeaway finding from a new study from the

Youth Tobacco Product Use, Including E-Cigarettes, Drops During 2015-2016 | News Brief

The number of middle and high school students who say they are current tobacco users – defined as having used a tobacco product in the past 30

Personalizing Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis | News Brief

Coronary artery disease (CAD) causes one in seven deaths among Americans, and diagnosis can be challenging. To provide the most appropriate care pathways, helpful and convenient testing

Technology and Internet Addiction: How to Recognize it and Recover From it | News Brief

Comparitech has put together the ultimate patient guide to technology and Internet addiction, which covers everything from email and social media addiction to smartphone withdrawal.

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