September 2018 Briefing - OBGYN & Women's Health

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Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in OBGYN & Women's Health for September 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of physicians experience burnout, and many do not seek treatment for burnout, according to a report published in the American Medical Association's AMA Wire.

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Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Following a six-month learning period to implement an electronic medical record (EMR) system, outpatient orthopedic clinics return to pre-implementation efficiency, but there may be other lasting effects on productivity, according to a study published in the Sept. 19 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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Surgical Mesh Itself Not Tied to Increased Complications

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Use of mesh is not independently associated with an increase in the rate of complications of pelvic organ prolapse repair, according to a study published in the August issue of The Journal of Urology.

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CDC: Congenital Syphilis More Than Doubled Since 2013

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is continuing to increase, with an associated increase in the number of cases of congenital syphilis, according to a report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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No Benefit to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy After C-Section

FRIDAY, Sept. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For obese women, use of prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy versus standard dressings does not reduce superficial surgical site infections after cesarean section, according to a study published in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Having a Master of Business Administration degree (M.B.A.) can help doctors with important, practice-related decisions, according to a report published recently in Physician Practice.

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80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Influenza was deadlier last season than it has been for at least four decades, killing 80,000 Americans. So said the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Tuesday in an interview with the Associated Press.

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Heading a Soccer Ball Found to Be Riskier for Female Players

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Female soccer players exhibit more widespread evidence of microstructural white matter alteration than males, despite having similar exposure to heading, according to a study recently published in Radiology.

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Newer Hormonal Contraception May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There is a reduction in ovarian cancer risk associated with use of contemporary combined hormonal contraceptives, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in The BMJ.

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Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medical practices can take steps to avoid problems related to use of social media by staff members, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret are prevalent among U.S. resident physicians, according to a study published in the Sept. 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Many Countries Failing on Non-Communicable Dz Death Targets

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many countries are falling short on targets to reduce mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), according to a study published in the Sept. 22 issue of The Lancet.

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Total Diabetes at 14 Percent in U.S. Adults for 2013-2016

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of diabetes was 14.0 percent among U.S. adults in 2013 to 2016, with prevalence of undiagnosed diabetes 4.3 percent, according to a September data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

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Positive Link Between Air Pollution, Diagnosis of Dementia

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- There is a positive association between residential levels of air pollution and being diagnosed with dementia, according to a study published in the September issue of BMJ Open.

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Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Physician-group accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) generated significantly more savings for Medicare that grew from 2012 to 2015 compared with hospital-integrated ACOs, according to research published in the Sept. 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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AAP Report Addresses Managing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In a clinical report published online Sept. 10 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented to support pediatric providers in managing patients with a diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

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In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- From 2013 to 2016 there was a reduction in uninsurance among Americans from 17 to 10 percent, according to a report published in September by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Urban Institute.

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Participation Up With Online Diabetes Prevention Program

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For overweight/obese veterans with prediabetes, participation is higher for online Diabetes Prevention Programs (DPPs), but weight loss is similar for online and in-person DPPs, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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New Risk Factors Identified for Varicose Vein Disease

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New risk factors have been identified for varicose vein disease, including height, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in Circulation.

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Most Breast Cancer Diagnoses Given Over the Phone

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Currently, most patients receiving a breast cancer diagnosis receive the information over the phone, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Supportive Care in Cancer.

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MRI Indicates Sacroiliitis in Some Healthy Individuals

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) positive for sacroiliitis is seen in a considerable number of healthy individuals without back pain, according to a study recently published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.

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Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A considerable proportion of clinicians and patients report having recorded a clinic visit for the patient's personal use, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

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Long-Term Outcomes of Breast Implants Explored

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The long-term outcomes of breast implants include increased rates of certain conditions for silicone implants, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in the Annals of Surgery.

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Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- More than 132,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled by a Colorado company following a suspected outbreak where one person was killed and 17 were sickened by Escherichia coli after eating the meat.

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Mortality Rate From Heart Failure Higher in Women Than Men

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite decreases in overall heart failure incidence and mortality in ambulatory patients from 2009 to 2014, mortality rates remain higher in women than in men, according to a study recently published in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Every nine minutes, a patient in a U.S. hospital dies because a diagnosis was wrong or delayed -- resulting in 80,000 deaths a year. That sobering estimate comes from the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM).

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Lifestyle Interventions Cut Excess Gestational Weight Gain

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lifestyle interventions focusing on diet and physical activity result in less excess gestational weight gain (GWG) among women with overweight and obesity, according to a study published in the September issue of Obesity.

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Promising New Way to Identify Breast Cancer Tumors

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Molecular markers of breast cancer tumors can be identified by focusing on parameters of a cell's nucleus, and aided by machine learning, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in npj Breast Cancer.

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Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Physician burnout is associated with increased risk of patient safety incidents, poorer quality of care due to low professionalism, and reduced patient satisfaction, according to a review published online Sept. 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Study Provides Estimates of U.S. Prevalence of Type 1, 2 Diabetes

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes is 0.5 and 8.5 percent, respectively, among U.S. adults, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in The BMJ.

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Gestational Diabetes Tied to Subsequent Glucose Disorders

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Untreated gestational diabetes (GD) is associated with development of subsequent glucose metabolism disorders in mothers, but is not significantly associated with the composite outcome of childhood overweight/obesity in long-term follow-up of offspring, according to a study published in the Sept. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- On average, hospitals mark up drugs by 479 percent of their cost, according to a report from The Moran Company, commissioned by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

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Cardiac Monitoring Needed for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Risk of cardiotoxicity is higher for patients receiving trastuzumab and/or anthracyclines for the treatment of breast cancer, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.

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Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off

THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Although there are many demands on residents, taking advantage of paid vacation time is one of the perks and should be maximized, according to an article published in the American Medical Association's AMA Wire.

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California Lawsuit Claims AbbVie Paid Doctors to Prescribe Humira

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday in California claims that pharmaceutical company AbbVie used cash, gifts, and services to induce doctors to overprescribe the widely used drug Humira (adalimumab), ignoring the medicine's potentially lethal side effects.

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Patient-Directed IV Remifentanil Cuts Epidural Conversions

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with intramuscular pethidine, use of intravenous remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) in labor reduces the proportion of epidural conversions, according to a study published in the Aug. 25 issue of The Lancet.

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Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In 2016 the age-standardized prevalence of insufficient physical activity was 27.5 percent, according to a study published in the October issue of The Lancet Global Health.

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Second HPV-Related Primary Cancers Common in Survivors

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of human papillomavirus-associated second primary cancers (HPV-SPCs) among survivors of HPV-associated cancers is significant, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in JAMA Network Open.

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20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 20 percent of children and adolescents used prescription medications in 2013 to 2014, and 8.2 percent of concurrent users of prescription medications in 2009 to 2014 were at risk for a potentially major drug-drug interactions (DDIs), according to a study published in the September issue of Pediatrics.

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Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The most common electronically sent and received types of patient health information (PHI) include laboratory results and medication lists, according to a report published Aug. 15 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

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Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- An active choice intervention is associated with an increase in influenza vaccination rates, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in JAMA Network Open.

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U.S. Senate Passes Opioids Bill

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The Senate on Monday passed on a 99-1 vote legislation aimed at curbing the nation's ongoing opioid addiction crisis.

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Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Use of medical scribes is associated with decreased physician documentation burden, improved work efficiency, and improved patient interactions, according to a study published online Sept. 17 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Half of trials on the European Union Clinical Trials Register (EUCTR) are non-compliant with the European Commission's requirement that all trials post results to the registry within 12 month of completion, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in The BMJ.

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Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Prices for drugs under shortage increase more than twice as quickly as expected in the absence of a shortage, according to a research letter published online Sept. 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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2006 to 2015 Saw Increase in Severe Maternal Morbidity

TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- From 2006 to 2015, the proportion of women experiencing severe maternal morbidity increased 45 percent, according to a statistical brief published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Association health plans (AHPs) will provide small businesses with more choices, access, and coverage options, although critics warn that they may undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace, according to an article published in Managed Healthcare Executive.

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Use of Aspirin in Healthy Elderly Questioned in Three Studies

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Low-dose aspirin appears to have limited effect on healthy life span in older people, according to three studies published online Sept. 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Poor Maternal Bonding for Women Denied Abortion

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Poor maternal bonding is more common for children born to women who are denied access to abortion, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- How a situation is framed and the language used to describe risks can influence patients' decision-making, according to an article published in Physicians Practice.

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CDC: Some Sexual Minorities Have Higher Sexual Risk Behaviors

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Bisexual females and "not sure" male students report higher prevalences for many sexual risk behaviors than heterosexual students, according to research published in the Sept. 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Folic Acid Past First Trimester Doesn't Prevent Preeclampsia

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Supplementation with folic acid beyond the first trimester does not prevent preeclampsia among high-risk women, according to a study published online Sept. 12 in The BMJ.

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CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- About 20.4 percent of U.S. adults have chronic pain and 8.0 percent have high-impact chronic pain, according to research published in the Sept. 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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CDC: Infant Mortality Rate Varies Greatly Among States

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Infant mortality rates in the United States vary substantially by state, according to a QuickStats report published in the Aug. 24 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults

THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults report continued problems affording care despite coverage gains offered by the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published in the August issue of Health Affairs.

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Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A six-step analysis can help redesign and improve the outpatient health care process, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

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Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medical residents can take steps to maintain their energy and alertness during long shifts, according to an article published in the American Medical Association's AMA Wire.

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Sexual, Physical Abuse Up Odds of Injury for Female Athletes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Among female athletes, lifetime sexual and physical abuse are associated with increased likelihood of injury, according to a study published online Sept. 6 in the British Journal of Sports Injury.

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Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Medicaid work requirements will only impact a small proportion of persons and may only generate minimal savings, according to two research letters published online Sept. 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Total of 43,371 New Cases of HPV-Associated Cancers in 2015

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A total of 43,371 new cases of human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers were reported in 2015, with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) being the most common HPV-associated cancer, according to research published in the Aug. 24 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The median data age in clinical trials in journals with a high impact factor is about three years at publication, according to a study published in the Aug. 10 issue of JAMA Network Open.

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Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors can use Twitter to build networks and learn more about research in real time, according to a blog post published by Penn Medicine News.

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Robotic Surgeries Up, but Cost Questions Remain

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Use of robotic surgery is continuing to increase, according to a research letter published in the Aug. 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Gender Minorities Less Engaged in Health-Promoting Behaviors

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Lesbian and bisexual women and transgender adults have lower participation in health-related behaviors than heterosexual men and women, according to research published in the Aug. 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians and consumers agree on the benefits of virtual care, but physician adoption of virtual care technologies is low, according to a report on the Deloitte 2018 Survey of U.S. Physicians.

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Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty

MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of physicians report being burned out, but rates vary substantially by medical specialty, according to an article published in AMA Wire.

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Social Determinants Linked to Provision of Primary Care

FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Social determinants are associated with provision of primary care services, according to a study recently published in the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools

FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The weighting systems that underlie hospital performance rating tools should incorporate the needs, values, and preferences of patients, according to a perspective article published in the Aug. 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Adding Fish Oil in Pregnancy May Lead to Higher Child BMI

FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Supplementation with n-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFA) in pregnancy leads to higher body mass index (BMI) in offspring at age 6 years, but no increase in the proportion of obese children, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in The BMJ.

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Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Three U.S. health care foundations and seven hospital groups have formed a generic drug company to combat high prices and chronic shortages of medicines.

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Goop Reaches Settlement in False Advertising Lawsuit

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A $145,000 settlement will be paid by actress Gwyneth Paltrow's company, Goop, in a lawsuit over unfounded claims that some of its products improve women's sexual and emotional health.

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Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- High-quality health care needs to be provided to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients, and improved training is necessary to deliver that care, according to a report published in the American Medical Association's AMA Wire.

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Physical Activity Not Linked to Natural Early Menopause

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity is not associated with natural menopause before age 45 years (early menopause), according to a study published online Aug. 21 in Human Reproduction.

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Perinatal Mortality Rates Remain Unchanged From 2014 to 2016

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of perinatal mortality remained unchanged from 2014 to 2016, according to an August data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

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Baloxavir Superior to Placebo for Alleviating Flu Symptoms

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The selective inhibitor of influenza cap-dependent endonuclease, baloxavir marboxil, is superior to placebo for alleviating influenza symptoms, according to a study published in the Sept. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Recent Increase in Contraception Use Noted Among U.S. Teenagers

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Among U.S. adolescents, there were increases in contraceptive use from 2007 to 2014, including dual-method use and long-acting reversible contraception, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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WHO Issues Recommendations for Tx Intensification in T2DM

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Recommendations have been developed by the World Health Organization for treatment intensification in type 2 diabetes. The recommendations were published online Sept. 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Uncertainty surrounds the future of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, according to an Ideas and Opinions article published online Aug. 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Clinicians Should Learn to Engage With Transgender Patients

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Clinicians should learn how to engage with transgender patients and be prepared to manage unique clinical issues, according to a review published online Aug. 27 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Enrollment in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) has increased among adults with employment-based insurance coverage, according to an August data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.

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FDA: Montelukast Tablet Bottles Recalled

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Some bottles of montelukast (Singulair) tablets for asthma have been recalled by Camber Pharmaceuticals because they contain the wrong medication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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USPSTF Reaffirms Screening for Syphilis in Pregnancy

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening all pregnant women for syphilis infection. These findings form the basis of a reaffirmation recommendation statement published in the Sept. 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Breast Cancer Surgery Outcomes Poor for Nursing Home Residents

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For female nursing home residents who undergo breast cancer surgery, rates of one-year mortality and functional decline are high, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in JAMA Surgery.

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Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Integration of pharmacists into team-based care practice models can improve patient outcome, especially in chronic diseases, such as diabetes, according to a report published in the American Medical Association's AMA Wire.

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CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in U.S.

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017, marking a fourth consecutive year of sharp increases in these sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), according to a report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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