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Recommendations Developed for Management of Lyme Disease

Public comment period for these guidelines has been extended 30 days to Sept. 9, 2019

Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research

Short-term interest significantly increased for those viewing large TV monitors in ED waiting room

Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing

2014 to 2018 saw increase of 1,393 percent from 0.007 to 0.104 percent of all medical claim lines

One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt

Survey shows that taking extra shifts is one strategy to help doctors pay off medical school debt

Ulcerative Colitis Outcomes Similar for Smokers, Nonsmokers

No significant difference in rates of flares, thiopurine use, hospitalization for persistent smokers, quitters

Giant Cell Arteritis Occurs at Similar Rate in Blacks, Whites

Biopsy-proven GCA occurs more often in women versus men, but not in white versus black patients

Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs

Having a health savings account can mitigate the impact of the high-deductible health plan

NSAIDs Contribute to Increased CVD Risk in Osteoarthritis

Considerable proportion of increased CHF, IHD, and stroke risk mediated by NSAID use

Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015

22 percent of increased total spending due to higher per-unit cost of existing drugs

Bone Health Management Key in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Working group reviewed bone complications to form recommendations for management of bone health