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Initiating public reporting was associated with a significant decrease in valve surgery for all infective endocarditis cases

Public Outcomes Reporting Tied to Drop in Valve Replacements

Fewer aortic valve surgeries performed for people with endocarditis, regardless of injection drug use
Resident race

Trainee Demographics Tied to Passage of U.S. Surgical Boards

White and single residents more likely to pass the American Board of Surgery examinations
Long sleep duration predicts seven-year cognitive decline among U.S. Hispanic/Latino patients

Long Sleep Duration Linked to Cognitive Decline in Hispanics

Long sleep duration predicts seven-year cognitive decline in U.S. Hispanics/Latinos
Safe infant sleep practices are suboptimal in the United States

Safe Infant Sleep Practices Suboptimal Across the U.S.

Receipt of provider advice on safe sleep practices varies but is associated with increased practice use
Opioids are commonly not needed but are overprescribed at discharge among women who undergo cesarean deliveries (CDs)

ASA: Unnecessary Opioids Often Prescribed After C-Section

Change in computerized order sets reduces use of oxycodone to treat pain after cesarean delivery
Most office-based physicians who provide sexually transmitted infections services report not having on-site access to the recommended injectable medications for same-day treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis

Most Physicians Treating STIs Do Not Have Meds on Hand

Increasing availability of treatments will help public health officials stop increases in STIs, authors say
Regular use of chemical disinfectants among nurses may be a risk factor for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Occupational Use of Disinfectants May Up Risk for Developing COPD

Findings seen in longitudinal study of U.S. female nurses who cleaned surfaces, medical instruments
For Asian patients with heart failure

Lean-Fat Individuals Have Worst Outcome in Heart Failure

Asian patients with low BMI, high WHtR have higher prevalence of diabetes, worse QoL, worse outcomes
A shipment of baby powder has been recalled by Johnson & Johnson after U.S. authorities found asbestos in it.

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Due to Presence of Asbestos

This is the first time Johnson & Johnson has pulled its baby powder from the market
Parents should try to keep their children from focusing on a single sport for as long as possible to reduce their risk for injuries and other problems

NATA: Single-Sport Focus Not Good for Children

Association says children should not play a single sport for more than eight months a year