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Approximately 4 percent of Americans have a food allergy

~4 Percent of U.S. Population Has Food Allergy, Intolerance

Researchers find most common food allergen groups are shellfish, fruit or vegetable, dairy, and peanut
For individuals in a weight management program

Self-Pay for Obesity Treatment Doesn’t Improve Weight Loss

Weight loss doesn't differ for employees with insurance, nonemployees who pay out of pocket
Residency applicants provide a unique perspective on the current state of the match

ENT Applicant Perspectives Shed Light on Residency Process

Survey responses may help provide foundation for process improvement opportunities
In a case report published online May 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine

Severe Cutaneous Adverse Effect From Tocilizumab Described

Diffuse, persistent, pruritic maculopapular rash developed 10 days after tocilizumab treatment
Restarting anticoagulation therapy may be cost-effective for patients with a predicted one-year venous thromboembolism risk of 17.5 percent or higher

Restarting Anticoagulation in Certain VTE Cases Cost-Effective

Treating patients with predicted VTE risk of 17.5 percent or more may be cost-effective
Gender minority adults have a higher rate of health issues than their cisgender peers

Gender Minority Adults More Likely to Report Poor Health

Public health professionals need to pay attention to this vulnerable population, researchers say
Vancomycin can be modified to make it much more potent against resistant bacterial infections

Modified Vancomycin May Help Fight Bacterial Resistance

New form of vancomycin attacks bacteria in three ways, helping curb threat of microbial resistance
There is a substantial financial burden for Medicare beneficiaries with myeloma who do not receive a low-income subsidy for orally-administered anticancer therapy

High Costs for Myeloma Patients Not Getting Low-Income Subsidy

For those aged 75 to 84 years, LIS receipt linked to increased odds of receiving immunomodulatory drugs
Diabetic foot ulcers and diabetic foot infections are associated with increased risks of admission and outpatient visits

Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Infections Significantly Up Burden of Care

Increased odds of direct ER referral, inpatient admission for diabetic foot ulcers, infections
Participation in a mindfulness-based childbirth preparation course

Mindfulness-Based Childbirth Prep Course Found Beneficial

Improvement noted in women's childbirth-related appraisals and psychological functioning