Take Note - Practice Updates

March 2017 Vol. 12 No. 3

From 2006 to 2014, the cost of initial hospitalizations for firearm-related injuries averaged $734.6 million per year, according to a study in the American Journal of Public Health. Read more . . .

March 2017 Vol. 12 No. 3

The American Academy of Nursing has added five new Choosing Wisely® recommendations related to often routine treatments that may not always be necessary or even in the best interest of patients. Access the list . . .

March 2017 Vol. 12 No. 3

Transvaginal cervical measurement and fetal fibronectin testing, used separately or together, do not adequately predict preterm birth and should not be used in routine care of nulliparous women, according to a study in JAMA. Read more . . .

March 2017 Vol. 12 No. 3

Healthy people aged 65-77 who drink concentrated blueberry juice concentrate every day show improvements in brain perfusion and activation in brain areas associated with cognitive function, according to a study in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Wellness. Read more and access the abstract . . .

February 2017 Vol. 12 No. 2

Consuming certain probiotics helps improve quality of life in seasonal allergy sufferers, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Read more . . .

January 2017 Vol. 12 No. 1

A special issue of Health Services Research discusses ways to prepare workers to improve the delivery, quality, and cost of U.S. health care. Read more . . .