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Over four decades (1970 to 2010)

Community Efforts Saved Lives, Cut Costs in Maine

Better screening, control of high cholesterol and blood pressure cut deaths and hospitalizations
Easing fears that exercise may worsen symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome is crucial in efforts to prevent disability in people with the condition

Providers Urged to Address Patient Fears in Chronic Fatigue

Many with condition are afraid exercise will make the condition worse
Mortality risk in older Medicare patients who undergo carotid artery stenting is high

Benefit of Carotid Stenting in Elderly Called Into Question

A third of older patients died within two years of procedure
Adults with asthma face an increased risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea

Asthma Linked With ~40 Percent Higher Risk of OSA

The longer an individual had asthma, the greater the risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea
The chances of being diagnosed with early breast cancer

Race, Ethnicity Impact Breast Cancer Prognosis

New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior
A diagnosis of metabolic syndrome is associated with higher risk of endometrial cancer

Metabolic Sx Tied to Higher Risk of Endometrial Cancer

Excess weight likely a big factor, but other conditions also appear to matter
A wide range of physician-reported rationales drive overrides of best practice alerts for blood product transfusions

Rationale for Overriding Best Practice Alerts Highly Diverse

In blood product transfusions BPAs, physicians justify overrides with wide range of rationales
Trends show that diabetes incidence has stayed higher in recent decades than it was in the 1970s

Obesity Up in Past Decade, but Diabetes Incidence Stable

Risk of new-onset diabetes higher in the 1990s and 2000s than in the 1970s
From 1988 to 2012

Antenatal Corticosteroid Use Up, Even When Not Optimal

From 1988 to 2012, increase in optimal, suboptimal, and questionably appropriate use
Malpractice litigation relating to complications from tracheotomies can result in high award amounts

Study Examines Trends in Tracheotomy Malpractice Suits

Settlements and award verdicts high; pediatric cases more often named in favor of plaintiff