Today's Health News

Rate of Opioid Rx Increasing for Incisional Ocular Surgery

Odds for filling opioid prescriptions highest for surgery in 2014, 2015, 2016 versus 2000-2001

Marijuana Use Common Among Adults With Medical Conditions

Prevalence of marijuana use decreases with increasing age

Racial/Ethnic Disparities Seen in PrEP Awareness, Discussions

Black and Hispanic men who have sex with men less likely to be aware, have discussed PrEP than whites

Sertraline Does Not Reduce Depressive Symptoms by Week 6

Improvements seen in anxiety symptoms, mental health-related QoL, not depressive symptoms

Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Claims Eighth Life

Patient first suffered from shortness of breath, which rapidly progressed to acute respiratory distress syndrome

SGLT2 Inhibitors Linked to Lower Risk for Heart Failure

Risk lower for HF, but not major CV events, compared with new users of DPP4 inhibitors

Multifaceted Home-Based PT Does Not Aid Walking After Hip Fracture

Findings based on intervention designed to help older persons recovering from hip fracture

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Underestimated in Patients With Mental Illness

Severe mental illness should be included in cardiovascular assessment tools, authors say

Kidney Donation Linked to Increased Hypertension Risk

Mean eGFR increased for Caucasian and African-American kidney donors, plateaued after incident HTN

CDC: Asthma Visit Rates Decreased From 2001 to 2016

Asthma education and asthma action plans provided in 21.4 and 9.9 percent of asthma visits, respectively