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Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software

Consolidating electronic health records and practice management software allows practices to save time and money, make fewer mistakes, and reduce the risk of privacy breaches, according to an article published in Physicians Practice. Integration of medical records and practice management software can cut out duplicate efforts; if programs are not integrated,...

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Jury Awards $289 Million in Case Linking Weed Killer to Man's Cancer

A $289 million award against Monsanto in a case linking its Roundup weed killer to terminal cancer in a former school groundskeeper may lead to similar judgments against the company, according to the man's lawyers. The ruling in favor of Dewayne Johnson, 46, was announced in San Francisco Friday. Roundup contributed to Johnson's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma...

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Lack of Exercise Can Boost Cancer Risk

Few Americans know that inactivity can increase the risk of colon, breast and other types of cancer, a new study finds. An analysis of survey responses from 351 people revealed that while many knew a sedentary lifestyle increased their risk of heart disease (63.5 percent) and metabolic problems such as diabetes (65.8 percent), only 3.4 percent were...

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FDA Approves Galafold (migalastat) for the Treatment of Fabry Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Galafold (migalastat), the first oral medication for the treatment of adults with Fabry disease. The drug is indicated for adults with Fabry disease who have a genetic mutation determined to be responsive (“amenable”) to treatment with Galafold based on laboratory data. Fabry disease is a rare...

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FDA Approves Annovera (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol) Vaginal Contraceptive System

The Population Council, a global nonprofit research organization, announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Annovera™ (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol vaginal system), the first and only contraceptive that provides an entire year of protection against unintended pregnancy while fully under a woman's control....

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CDC: Rates of Opioid Use Disorder Seen at Time of Delivery Up

Opioid use disorder rates at delivery more than quadrupled nationally from 1999 to 2014, according to research published in the Aug. 10 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Sarah C. Haight, M.P.H., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues used data from the National Inpatient Sample (1999...

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Young Adults Favor Family Over Friends If Forced to Choose

If pressed, young adults will put their parents ahead of their close friends, a new study shows. "Our study suggests mom still matters," said senior author Jennifer Silvers, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. "Parents continue to have an enduring impact on their children as they become adults -- and...

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AHA: After Mini-Stroke at 41, She's on a Mission to Educate Others

During a meeting in their Manhattan office, Stacy Quinn was trying to tell her supervisor, "Gill is working on the project." "Are you OK?" her boss said, having heard Quinn utter an unintelligible slur. Quinn said she was fine, although she knew that wasn't totally true. That morning in December 2014, she'd experienced, "the worst headache of my life." Later...

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New Guidelines for Urinary Incontinence Screenings

New guidelines now recommend yearly urinary incontinence screening for all women. But some experts say such screening needs to be introduced with caution. Urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control) affects about 51 percent of women and can harm their physical, functional and social well-being, according to the American College of Physicians. But...

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AAP Provides Safety Precautions to Prevent Drowning

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children aged 1 to 4 years, with most drownings happening in home swimming pools, according to a report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. From 2013 to 2105, 58 percent of drownings among children aged 4 and younger occurred in a pool or spa at home. The most effective...

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Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Mulpleta, Orilissa, Tibsovo, Krintafel, Symtuza, Mektovi, Braftovi, Epidiolex, Olumiant, Consensi

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Medication Safety: Advice for New Parents

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are special for parents. But they can also be stressful times for new moms and dads caring for a newborn or infant. Your health care provider can be a great resource. A good time to check in is during preventive “well-child” health visits with your child’s pediatrician, says Donna L. […]

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

When was the last time you cleaned out unused and expired drugs from your medicine cabinet? It’s time to dispose of these unneeded — and possibly dangerous — medications that lurk around your house. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10AM to 2PM local time, communities will join law enforcement for the 15th National Prescription […]

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New Compare Tool

We are proud to announce the first release of the Medication Compare Tool (beta). Our team of developers have been very busy working on this tool and there are plenty of upgrades planned in the near future. See how your medications stack up against each other. View side-by-side comparisons of medication uses, ratings, reviews, […]

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