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Coalition Representing 450,000 Physicians Endorse Legislation to Repeal Medicare Payment Board

The Physician IPAB Repeal Coalition applauds the introduction of the Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act.

Intervention Results in More Stable Housing for Homeless Adults

A program that included scattered-site supportive housing using rent supplements and case management services led to more stable housing for homeless adults with mental illness in four cities in Canada, compared with usual access toShow More Summary

Outcomes of Lung Transplantations Since Implementation of Need-Based Allocation System

Since implementation of a medical need-based allocation system of donor lungs in 2005, double-lung transplantation has been associated with better graft survival than single-lung transplantation in patients with idiopathic pulmonaryShow More Summary

Examination of Prior Authorization Policies for Antipsychotic Prescribing to Children

With a concern about inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medications to children, 31 states have implemented prior authorization policies for atypical antipsychotic prescribing, mostly within the past 5 years, and with most states applying their policies to children younger than 7 years of age, according to a study in the March 3 issue of JAMA.

Long-Term Follow-Up of Benign Thyroid Nodules Shows Favorable Prognosis

After five years of follow-up, a majority of asymptomatic, benign thyroid nodules exhibited no significant change in size, or actually decreased in size, and diagnoses of thyroid cancer were rare, according to a study in the March 3 issue of JAMA.

Don't Let Daylight Savings Disrupt Your Child's Sleep

Setting clocks forward this Daylight Savings Time may lead to your kids to be sleepy. Sanjeev Kothare, MD, has tips to ensure sleep isn't disrupted.

Anesthesiologist Has More Effect than Surgeon on Risks of CABG Surgery

For patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, the anesthesiologist managing the procedure can have a major impact on the risk of adverse outcomes, according to a study published on January 23rd in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Mayo Clinic Reports Strong Performance in 2014, Extends Hope and Healing to Millions

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic reports a strong 2014 performance, including providing direct care for more than 1.3 million people, contributions of $410 million to its pension plan as a commitment to employees, and plans for a $1.5 billion investment to fund information technology infrastructure. “Whether viewed through the lens of quality, patient outcomes, research […]

Endoxifen Study: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. Matthew Goetz on a study looking at a new tool in the fight against some breast cancers. To listen, click the link below. Endoxifen Study

Pregnant Women with Asthma Need to Curb Urge to ask for Antibiotics

A new study found that twice as many children born to mothers who took antibiotics during pregnancy were diagnosed with asthma by age 3 than children born to mothers who didn't take prenatal antibiotics.

Marijuana: The Allergen You Never Knew Existed

As marijuana's legal status throughout the country continues to change, people should know it can cause allergic reactions.

Medical News Today: Risks of acetaminophen have been 'underestimated'

Acetaminophen is the most widely-used painkiller worldwide. However, a new systematic review finds that use of the analgesic is linked with numerous adverse events.

150,000 of these bacteria could fit on the tip of a hair (and that’s about as small as life can get)

7 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Scientists don't just go looking for massive and distant galaxies when they want to explore the unknown. There's plenty to be learned from the other end of nature's size spectrum, too. In a recent Nature Communications paper, researchers present some of the first detailed microscopy images of what are probably the tiniest living things in the world.Read full article >>

When Boys Feel Like Girls and Girls Feel Like Boys

“I told my mom, and she reacted extremely negatively, telling me that it was a phase, that I would never truly be a girl, that God doesn’t make mistakes, that I am wrong. If you are reading this, parents, please don’t tell this to your kids.”

Ice climbing Pregnant – 2015 Ice Recap

I get a lot of interesting reactions when people find out I am ice climbing pregnant.  Ice climbers seem to think that it is awesome and they praise me for staying active, but… Continue reading ?

Young Republicans Largely In Favor of Legalizing Marijuana

7 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Millennial Republicans are almost in line with Democrats of their age on the issue of marijuana.

Journal entry Feb 25th to Mar 1st

This is the first in a series of journal entries I will be posting along the trail. I hope to be posting one of these entries every week. I thought it will be fun for readers to be able to follow along with all the ups and downs I will surely be experiencing throughout my......

Majesty at 31 miles

Walasi-Yi celebrated this annual hiking season by having a thru-hiker kick-off this past weekend. Here are some photos from this most beautiful place in the mountains....

Brogis Need to Recognize

7 hours agoFitness / Yoga : YogaDork

Given the patriarchal history of yoga and society, the predominance of women in yoga classes and the marketing efforts to entice men is not only profoundly ironic but indicative of changing gender dynamics. As universal concepts continue to be teased out of the dogmas, we are challenged to let go of deeply ingrained modes of communicating. Show More Summary

10 Tips for caring for your Middle Child

8 hours agoHealth / Pregnancy : Belly Itch

Atticus Shaffer, Eden Sher and Charlie McDermott of ABC's The Middle" Middle children tend to get lost in the sibling shuffle, so to get your attention, their behavior may range from one extreme (acting somewhat rebellious) to the other (being a people-pleaser). Show More Summary

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