Today's Health News

New Guidance Issued for Care of Children With Williams Syndrome

Children with WS should be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist, undergo psychoeducational evaluation

ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix ‘Ill’ U.S. Health Care System

American College of Physicians has endorsed two proposals being discussed by Democratic presidential candidates

CDC: Benzodiazepines Prescribed at 27 Office Visits Per 100 Adults

Overlapping opioid Rx involved in about one-third of visits at which benzodiazepines were prescribed

Regional Outreach Boosts Female Residency Recruitment

Annual workshops offered to female medical students helped boost their matches for orthopedic surgery residency

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

Nationwide improvements in insurance coverage and access to care seen, even in nonexpansion states

History of Falls Predicts Future Fractures in Postmenopausal Women

Earlier injurious falls predicted future fractures but not major osteoporotic fractures

Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes

Older persons who are less educated particularly likely to have adverse health effects of ageism

Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money

Largest savings predicted to come from simplified billing and lower drug costs

Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored

FDA drug review times down from 1983 to 2017, but time from clinical testing to approval did not change

Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices

More than double the number of physicians entered than exited large group, hospital-owned practices