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FDA Investigates Deaths of Patients on Antipsychotic Drug Following the deaths of two patients three to four days after receiving a dose of Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine pamoate) via intramuscular injection, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is conducting an investigation into the possible cause.
EHR Implementation First Step Toward Quality Improvement Implementation of electronic health records is a first step toward quality improvement and should be accompanied by use of new payment models to allow physicians to see a return on their investments, according to Farzad Mostashari, M.D., of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, who was recently interviewed by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Depression in Women Tied to Diabetes, Cardiac Risk Factors Depressive symptoms and antidepressant use correlate with body mass index, waist circumference, and biomarkers of glucose dysregulation and inflammation, according to a study published online June 13 in the American Journal of Public Health.
White Matter Anomalies Similar in Mild TBI, Alzheimer's Disease Patients with mild traumatic brain injury have white matter abnormalities that are similar to those in early Alzheimer's dementia, with abnormalities correlating with post-concussion symptoms, according to a study published online June 18 in Radiology.
State-Based Health Care Price Websites Lacking State-based, patient-oriented websites reporting health care prices need to be improved, according to a research letter published in the June 19 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
About 15 Percent of People Currently Uninsured in U.S. In 2012, nearly 15 percent of U.S. people of all ages were currently uninsured, according to a data brief published online June 18 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
Meningococcal Disease ID'd in Men Who Have Sex With Men Following reports of invasive meningococcal disease among men who have sex with men (MSM), the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has recommended that MSM who have engaged in intimate contact with another man should undergo vaccination, according to a report published online June 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Rates of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Vary by State Obesity, age, race/ethnicity, hospital characteristics, and insurance type may contribute to the variability in rates of gestational diabetes mellitus between states, according to research published in the May issue of Diabetes Care.
Obesity Linked to Higher Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Men Obesity is associated with significantly increased risks for incidence of colorectal adenoma and colorectal cancer in middle-aged and older men who are screened with sigmoidoscopy, according to research published online May 28 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.