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The number of mobile health apps is continuing to increase and doctors are embracing this trend

Mobile Health App Use Continuing to Increase

More than one-third of doctors recommended mobile health apps to their patients in past year
About 6.1 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors in the National Resident Matching Program were not placed into first-year residency positions

2015 Match Sees High Proportion of Unmatched Seniors

2015 Match included largest number of registrants on record; all-time high in terms of positions offered
Burnout can be prevented if physicians are aware of the warning signs

Physicians Should Be Aware of Signs of Burnout

Stress is major predictor for burnout among doctors; operating in high-stress environment also harmful
For patients with early-stage and advanced-stage non-small-cell lung cancer with pre-existing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Pulmonologist Management Beneficial in NSCLC

Improved rates of stage-specific treatment for early-, advanced-stage NSCLC with comorbid COPD
Certain air pollutants may boost the potency of a birch tree pollen that plays a big role in seasonal allergies

ACS: Air Pollution Can Up Potency of Birch Tree Pollen

Pollutants plus climate change linked to increase in prevalence of allergies worldwide
Higher cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with a lower risk of incident diabetes

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied to Less DM, Despite Other Risks

Findings regardless of demographic characteristics and baseline risk factors
Efforts are underway to offer technological solutions to the burdens associated with prior authorizations

Electronic Solutions Underway for Rx Prior Authorizations

Two technology companies offering solutions that embed electronic PA in e-prescribing process
Bariatric surgery cuts the risk of an emergency department visit or hospitalization for asthma exacerbation in obese patients by half

Bariatric Surgery May Help Reduce Asthma Exacerbations

Obese asthma patients had half as many ER visits, hospitalizations after surgery
For patients discharged from the intensive care unit

Patient Status at ICU Discharge, Not Timing, Predicts Survival

After adjustment for markers of illness severity at discharge, time of discharge does not predict survival
More than 300 students and staff at Olathe Northwest High School were tested last week after a reported case of tuberculosis at the school. The testing identified 27 more people with tuberculosis infection

Over Two Dozen Test Positive for TB at Kansas High School

Officials testing all who might have been in close contact with the first confirmed case of TB