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Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime
Seniors who wear their dentures when they sleep are at increased risk for pneumonia, according to a study published online Oct. 7 in the Journal of Dental Research.
Ebola: New Quarantines in NY, NJ
New York and New Jersey health officials announced today that all health care workers returning from caring for patients in Ebola hot zones in West Africa will have to go into quarantine for 21 days. The new policy is stricter than the current one recommended by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that calls for health monitoring for 21 days. It was that policy that allowed Craig Spencer, MD to be out and about a day before he was diagnosed with Ebola Thursday and rushed to city-run Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan.
Risk-adjusted Readmission Rates Similar after Colorectal Surgery
There is little variation in risk-adjusted hospital readmission rates after colorectal surgery, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in JAMA Surgery.
More Attention to Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Type 1 Diabetes Urged
Cardiovascular disease is a long-term complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus, and more attention toward management of its associated risk factors and modifiers is urged in a scientific statement published in the October issue of Diabetes Care.
Neuropsychological Assessment Aids in Identifying Back Injury
For patients with lumbosacral disc herniation, neurophysiological tests together with neuroimaging and clinical examination allow for accurate preoperative assessment of injury, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of Spine.
Ebola NYC Doc "Stable;" Nurse Released
New York City officials Said Craig Spencer MD, the emergency physician is being treated for Ebola treating patients with the virus in Guinea, African is in stable condition. Meanwhile in Bethesa, MD, Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who was the first person to contract the disease on US soil, was released from a National Institutes of Health hospital after being declared free of the virus.
Study Examines Links Between Osteoarthritis, Sleep, and Depression
For patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis, daily activities that many people take for granted, including sleep, can be interrupted or difficult, often causing psychological challenges as well.
Aspirin May Cut Mortality in Nonmetastic Prostate Cancer
Daily aspirin use, even at low doses, may reduce mortality among men with high-risk nonmetastatic prostate cancer, according to research published online Oct. 20 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.