Today's Health News

Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income

The average deductible for a middle-income family was 4.7 percent of income in 2018

Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy May Reduce Essential Tremor

Lasting benefit seen at three years after transcranial MR-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Comorbidities Before, After Diagnosis

Increased odds of inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes, VTE seen before RA diagnosis versus controls

AHA: Lower-Target LDL Level Beneficial After Stroke, TIA

Subsequent risk for CV events lower among patients with ischemic stroke, TIA, evidence of atherosclerosis

Optic Nerve Ultrasound May ID Increased Intracranial Pressure

Optic nerve ultrasonography has high sensitivity and specificity for traumatic, nontraumatic brain injury

VA, DoD Update Guideline for Rehabilitation After Stroke

Systematic review addresses effectiveness of pharmacological, nonpharmacological interventions

HbA1c Variability Linked to Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Risks increased for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events, microvascular complications

Statin Use Not Linked to Rate of Cognitive Decline in Seniors

Rate of decline in memory, global cognition similar for elderly statin users, never users over six-year period

Ubrogepant Superior to Placebo for Migraine Pain Relief

More participants reported pain freedom at two hours with 50-mg, 25-mg ubrogepant versus placebo

Umbilical Cord Milking May Harm Extremely Preterm Infants

Study terminated early due to higher rate of severe intraventricular hemorrhage for umbilical cord milking