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The use of multiple clinical apps in the outpatient clinic can improve quality of care for patients with stable ischemic heart disease

Clinical Apps Up Quality of Care for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

Tools offer clinical support for appropriate imaging, symptom assessment, patient education
Sixty-three more cases of illness in a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products have been reported since Dec. 21

CDC: Salmonella Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279

Cases reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia; 107 people have been hospitalized
The use of plasma infusion therapies (often called "vampire" treatments

FDA Warns About ‘Miracle’ Young Blood Infusion Treatments

Expensive 'fountain of youth' therapies are unproven, potentially harmful
Screening for diabetic retinopathy in primary care settings has the potential to reach most U.S. adults with diabetes

Primary Care Providers Can Improve Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Most adults with diabetes, including high-risk patients, seen by a primary care doc in previous year
A substantial proportion of heterosexual syphilis transmission seems to be occurring among those who use drugs

CDC: Heterosexual Syphilis Transmission Up for Drug Users

Substantial proportion of heterosexual syphilis transmission seen in drug users, especially meth users
Growth in hospital prices and payments outpaced growth in physician prices and payments from 2007 through 2014

Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices

Efforts to reduce health care spending should focus on hospital prices
Use of nurse navigators can improve care coordination and outcomes following hospitalization for an acute myocardial infarction

Nurse Navigators Aid Outcomes After Heart Attack Discharge

Observed benefits include reducing acute myocardial infarction readmission, mortality
The Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2 insulin pump

FDA Approves First Customizable Insulin Pump

Product works by delivering insulin under the skin at set or variable rates
For adolescent athletes

Subsymptom Threshold Exercise Speeds Concussion Recovery

Aerobic exercise prescribed during first week after sport-related concussion speeds recovery in teens
People with a wide variety of chronic diseases are less physically active than individuals without chronic diseases

Physical Activity Down Across Chronic Disease Subgroups

Mental health disorders tied to lowest moderate activity; those with CVD have lowest vigorous activity