Today's Health News

ASA: Unnecessary Opioids Often Prescribed After C-Section

Change in computerized order sets reduces use of oxycodone to treat pain after cesarean delivery

Safe Infant Sleep Practices Suboptimal Across the U.S.

Receipt of provider advice on safe sleep practices varies but is associated with increased practice use

Long Sleep Duration Linked to Cognitive Decline in Hispanics

Long sleep duration predicts seven-year cognitive decline in U.S. Hispanics/Latinos

Trainee Demographics Tied to Passage of U.S. Surgical Boards

White and single residents more likely to pass the American Board of Surgery examinations

Public Outcomes Reporting Tied to Drop in Valve Replacements

Fewer aortic valve surgeries performed for people with endocarditis, regardless of injection drug use

Lower Birth Weight May Protect Against Allergies

However, effects might differ between allergic diseases

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Found to Be Higher Among American Indians

Findings persisted even when accounting for many other demographic and health factors

Topical Wound Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Adjuvant cyclical pressure TWO2 therapy better than sham control therapy for chronic diabetic foot ulcers

Exercise Intolerance May Harm Neurocognition in ALL Survivors

Exercise intolerance tied to impaired neurocognition in adult survivors of childhood ALL

Tranexamic Acid Within Three Hours Cuts Some TBI Deaths

Patients with mild-to-moderate injury treated with tranexamic acid had reduced risk for head injury-related death