Today's Health News

Quickly Reducing High Potassium Levels Improves Outcomes

Lower mortality seen in emergency department patients whose potassium is normalized quickly

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

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Features Differ in Peak, Nonpeak Years

Patients with AFM onset in peak years are younger, more often positive for enterovirus, rhinovirus RNA

Cancer Survivors Have Substantial Medical Financial Hardship

Financial sacrifices also reported, with hardship and sacrifices more common in survivors aged 18 to 64

Level of Antibiotic Prescribing High for Children in Tennessee

Nearly 25 percent of overall, broad-spectrum antibiotic prescriptions written by 1.7 percent of providers

Decline in Mortality Seen in Diabetes Patients in Hong Kong

Decline in all-cause mortality from 2001 to 2016 not statistically significant for those aged 20 to 44 years

2011 to 2017 Saw Increase in Binge Drinks Per Binge Drinker

Largest percentage increases seen for those without high school diploma, household income under $25,000

Longer External Ventricular Drain Closures Needed to Read ICP

Intracranial pressure equilibrium reached in only 22.9 percent of external ventricular drain closures

Colorectal Cancer Risk Still Up in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

Even after adjustment for tumor stage, patients with ulcerative colitis have higher risk for CRC mortality

Lack of Self-Exams Hampers Early Melanoma Identification

Of those surveyed in rural communities, 43 percent intended to perform self-exam but did not follow through