Today's Health News

Survey IDs Challenges of Health Care Environmental Hygiene

50 of 51 health care facilities surveyed lacking in some or all of the five components of the WHO multimodal hand hygiene strategy

Several Health Indicators Differ for LBG, Heterosexual Adults

Bisexual men and women, gay men, lesbian women reported smoking, heavy drinking, using marijuana, illicit stimulants more often

Post-COVID Conditions Are Common Among Adult Survivors

More than twofold risk of acute pulmonary embolism and respiratory signs and symptoms among survivors aged 18 to 64, ≥65 years

Gout Drug May Cut Mortality in Heart Failure Hospitalizations

In-hospital mortality rate lower for patients with acute heart failure exacerbation who received colchicine for gout flare

Rheumatology Practice at or Above Prepandemic Levels

Financial health of community rheumatology practices and patient referrals same or better, while telemedicine visits remain part of practice

Physicians Often Experience Mistreatment, Discrimination

Experience of mistreatment or discrimination by patients, families, visitors independently linked with higher odds of burnout

Delays in Care Longer for Female Trauma Patients

Female trauma patients had longer stay in ED, longer time in pretriage, increased likelihood of discharge to nursing or long-term care facilities

Supervised Exercise Program Beneficial for Seniors With Hip Fracture

Greater improvement on Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, Short Physical Performance Battery reported with home exercise program

Increased Flexibility Seen in Preapproval Evidence for New Drugs

Twenty-eight percent of trials used historical, external, or other control; nearly half used surrogate measure as a primary end point

Sleep Problems Not a Major Issue in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Existing sleep problems related mainly to disease-related measures, such as pain and reduced function, more so than disease duration