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Adults with eczema may also have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke

Higher Cardiovascular Risk Seen With Eczema

Higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition
Age at revision cochlear implantation does not impact post-revision speech perception performance

Age Doesn’t Affect Outcome of Revision Cochlear Implantation

Restoration in speech perception scores after revision cochlear implantation in younger, older cohorts
For patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Moderate Changes in Lipids With Tocilizumab/Tofacitinib in RA

Review shows no changes for rheumatoid arthritis patients with tumor necrosis factor antagonist tx
Too many women of childbearing age take prescription opioids

CDC: Opioid Rx Prevalent in Reproductive-Aged Females

Experts recommend lowest effective dose for shortest amount of time + birth control
Therapy involving "video feedback" -- where parents watch videos of their interactions with their baby -- might help prevent infants at risk for autism from developing the disorder

Video-Based Tx May Benefit Babies at Risk for Autism

Research suggests an effect for at-risk infants, but more study is needed
Current targets call for 150 minutes of weekly exercise -- or 30 minutes of physical activity at least five days a week -- to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Although these standards don't need to be abandoned

Smaller Goals to Start Could Boost Activity in Sedentary

For those who are inactive, any activity may be better than none
Nearly 5 percent of older Medicare beneficiaries seen in the emergency department have a hospital inpatient admission within seven days after discharge

5 Percent of Seniors Discharged From ER Admitted Within Days

Older age, chronic conditions associated with the greatest odds of admission
For patients with diabetes

Self-Management Program Cuts Depressive Symptoms in Diabetes

DIAMOS program also linked to significant reduction in risk of incident major depression
The biggest clinical cancer advances for 2015 have been identified in an annual report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

ASCO Reports Biggest Clinical Cancer Advances for 2015

The advance of the year is approval of four new therapies for treatment of CLL
Utilization patterns indicate that antimicrobial prophylaxis is overused for urological surgeries in the community practice setting

Prophylactic Antimicrobials Overused in Urologic Surgery

In community practice, overall rate of compliance with AUA Best Practices is less than 60 percent