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HPV vaccination rose after ACA implementation
papillomavirus vaccination in girls and women has increased significantly since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according an analysis of federal survey data.Overall, girls and women were 3.3 times more likely to receive the vaccine (95% confidence interval, 2.0, 5.5; ......(full story)
Thirdhand smoke shaping up as potential health hazard
– Thirdhand smoke – the persistent residue that collects on indoor surfaces where people have smoked – is “clearly” a potentially hazardous exposure, John M. Rogers, PhD, said at the annual meeting of the Teratology Society.Everyone knows about the hazards of secondhand ......(full story)
Study highlights risks of postponing cholecystectomy
half of patients who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) did not undergo cholecystectomy (CCY) within the next 60 days according to the results of a large, retrospective cohort study reported in the September issue of Gastroenterology (doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.05.048).“Although early and delayed CCY ......(full story)
Studies support early use of genetic tests in early childhood disorders
from two new studies suggest that genetic testing early in the diagnostic pathway may allow for earlier and more precise diagnoses in early-life epilepsies and a range of other childhood-onset disorders, and potentially limit costs associated with a long diagnostic course.Both papers, ......(full story)
Surgeons can take steps to reduce excess opioids
YORK – Surgeons prescribe approximately 10% of the 280 million schedule II prescriptions written every year. Because patients report taking on average 20%-30% of their opioid pills, a large amount of these drugs end up being diverted to nonpatients and contributing to ......(full story)
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