AAFP Issues Comprehensive Breastfeeding Toolkit
A new breastfeeding toolkit is
available, which includes the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services' business case for why employers should support
breastfeeding, according to a report published by the American
Academy of Family Physicians.
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Equation Can Be Applied Globally
A cardiovascular disease risk
equation has been developed that can be recalibrated for
application in different countries, according to a report
published online March 25 in The Lancet Diabetes &
Dialectical Behavior Tx Aids Borderline Personality Disorder
For patients with borderline
personality disorder with high suicide risk, dialectical
behavior therapy interventions that include skills training are
most effective, according to a study published online March 25
in JAMA Psychiatry.
E-Health Intervention Feasible in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
For obese patients with lumbar
spinal stenosis, an e-health intervention is feasible and
effective for increasing physical activity and decreasing fat
mass, according to a study published in the April 1 issue of
The Spine Journal.
Intraperitoneal Chemo Offers Lasting Benefit in Ovarian Cancer
Intraperitoneal chemotherapy offers
lasting benefit for patients with advanced ovarian cancer,
according to a study published online March 23 in the
Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Perception of Crisis Mode Tied to Patient Info Exchange Issues
Hospital staff members who perceive
their unit is trying to do too much too quickly are more likely
to also perceive problems in exchanging patient information
across units, according to a study published in the March issue
of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Physicians Should Be Aware of Signs of Burnout
Burnout can be prevented if
physicians are aware of the warning signs, according to an
article published by the American Medical Association.
Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Affect Fetal Brain
Exposure to common air pollutants
before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms
of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other thinking
and behavioral problems, a small new study suggests. The
findings were published online March 25 in JAMA
Prevalence of Subclinical Disease ID'd in African-Americans
African-Americans have a moderately
high prevalence of subclinical disease, which is associated
with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a
study published online March 12 in Diabetes Care.
U/S Strain Imaging Can Quantify, Map Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
strain imaging can quantify and map behaviors in the carpal
tunnel, according to a study published in the April issue of
AAOS: Driving Two Weeks Post Hip Replacement May Be OK
Many people who've had hip
replacement surgery might safely be able to drive as soon as
two weeks after the procedure, a new small study finds. The
findings were scheduled for presentation Tuesday at the annual
meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held
from March 24 to 28 in Las Vegas. The study was also published
online November 2014 in The Journal of Arthroplasty.
Air Pollution May Contribute to High Anxiety
Air pollution may take a toll not
only on physical health, but mental well-being as well,
according to two new studies published March 24 in The