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American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, May 13-17

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists' 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress The annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists was...
Listening to music has beneficial effects for patients being weaned from prolonged mechanical ventilation

ATS: Music Beneficial in Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation

Significant decreases seen in respiratory rate, anxiety, dyspnea, and total weaning time
For breast and colorectal cancer survivors

Oncologist Recs Plus Motivation Package Increases Exercise

Findings show increased exercise levels in early-stage breast and colorectal cancer survivors
For women with overactive bladder

Meds Offer Slight Symptom Relief in Overactive Bladder

Small reductions in urge incontinence episodes, voids per day with daily dose of medications
Having a history of teenage acne is associated with an increased risk of melanoma

History of Teenage Acne Tied to Increased Risk for Melanoma

After adjustment for known risk factors, increased relative risk for women with history of acne
Shift work may be hazardous to metabolic health

Shift Work Tied to Poor Health Indicators, Metabolic Syndrome

Excess weight, sleep issues more common among those with changing schedules
Adverse cardiac events are rare among adult patients presenting with chest pain with two negative findings for serial biomarkers

Admission Not Necessary for Many ER Patients With Chest Pain

Vast majority who have normal cardiac test results are in no immediate danger, researchers say
Medical marijuana users don't appear to increase their risk for drug or alcohol abuse if they also take prescription pain medications

Pain Med Rx + Medical Cannabis Doesn’t Seem to Up Abuse Risk

But researchers say doctors should be kept informed of dual usage
The risk of death or stroke after carotid artery stenting varies widely among U.S. hospitals

Mortality, Stroke Risks Vary Widely After Carotid Stenting

Stroke, death more common at some centers than others
Men with obstructive sleep apnea appear to have a higher risk of depression

ATS: Sleep Apnea May Boost Depression Risk in Men

Researcher says cause and effect can't be proved, but link between the two conditions is strong