Sitcom star helps launch anaphylaxis awareness campaign
Julie Bowen is helping to launch an anaphylaxis awareness campaign.

09/28/2012

Julie Bowen, start of the hit show Modern Family, is the spokesperson for the Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis campaign, which is sponsored by Mylan Specialty L.P. Continue reading

HIV medication may affect neurological health
An HIV medication may damage nerve cells in the brain.

09/28/2012

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine discovered that the drug efavirenz may damage nerve cells in the brain. Continue reading

Steroid may not increase risk of bleeding after tonsillectomy
A steroid may not increase the risk of bleeding after a tonsillectomy.

09/28/2012

Scientists discovered that administering perioperative dexamethasone before a tonsillectomy for the purposes of preventing post-surgical nausea and vomiting may not increase the risk of bleeding in children. Continue reading

Prevalence of fecal incontinence may be lower than true rate
Fecal incontinence may be more prevalent than people think.

09/27/2012

Experts from the Loyola University Health System (LUHS) recently discussed how fecal incontinence is an underreported problem. Continue reading

Aromatase inhibitors may cause sexual problems for postmenopausal breast cancer patients
Aromatase inhibitors may cause sexual problems for postmenopausal breast cancer patients.

09/27/2012

A team of scientists discovered that postmenopausal women who took aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer experienced a significant number of sexual side effects. Continue reading

Study evaluates latest trends in total knee replacements
A study evaluates the latest trends in total knee replacements.

09/26/2012

Researchers from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine discovered that the rate of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has increased significantly between 1991 and 2010. Continue reading

Internet searches and mobile devices are playing larger roles in healthcare
Internet searches are playing larger roles in healthcare.

09/26/2012

At Google’s ThinkHealth conference, experts suggested that both consumers and medical providers are using internet searches in a manner that is more comprehensive than in the past. Continue reading

Implantable defibrillator patients need more psychological support
Clinicians need to monitor the psychological health of patients who receive an implantable defibrillator.

09/25/2012

A team of experts released a statement pointing out that individuals who receive implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) need more education and psychological support. Continue reading

Anti-androgen therapy may be beneficial for bladder cancer patients
Anti-androgen therapy may be helpful for bladder cancer patients.

09/25/2012

Researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center discovered that a protein needed for the progression of bladder cancer may become less abundant in response to anti-androgen therapy. Continue reading

Atrial fibrillation drug not being prescribed as widely as it should
A medication for atrial fibrillation is not reaching as many patients as it should.

09/24/2012

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health discovered that the medication dabigatran, an anticoagulant formulated to treat atrial fibrillation, is not reaching as much of its target population as it should. Continue reading