Take Note - Practice Updates

April 2017 Vol. 12 No. 4

The use of procedures to treat chronic venous insufficiency in Medicare patients increased markedly from 2005 through 2014, according to a study in Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
New Research Finds Substantial Increase in Chronic Venous Insufficiency Procedures in Medicare Population
Reston, VA – A new study by the Harvey . . .

March 2017 Vol. 12 No. 3

For men with prostate cancer, structured yoga class twice a week during radiation treatment reduces fatigue and urinary and sexual dysfunction, according to a study in International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, and Physics. Read more . . .

March 2017 Vol. 12 No. 3

The annual costs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, low back pain, stroke, traumatic brain injury, migraine, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease adds up to nearly 800 billion dollars, according to a study in Annals of Neurology. Read more

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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 . . .