February 2019 Briefing – Nursing

MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released its updated adult immunization schedule for 2019; the schedule was published online Feb. 5 in […]

MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released its updated adult immunization schedule for 2019; the schedule was published online Feb. 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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E-Cigarette Use Linked to Cigarette Initiation in Adolescents

MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Electronic cigarette use is associated with an increased risk for cigarette initiation and use in adolescents, according to a study published online Feb. 1 in JAMA Network Open.

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Some Obesity-Related Cancers Increasing in Younger Adults

MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The incidence of some obesity-related cancers is increasing in younger generations, according to a study published online Feb. 3 in The Lancet Public Health.

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Unrestrained Driver Predicts Unrestrained Child Passenger

MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An unrestrained driver is a strong predictor for having an unrestrained child passenger in both fatal and nonfatal crashes, according to a study published online Feb. 4 in Pediatrics.

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Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A pharmacist-led, postdischarge structured telephone follow-up (TFU) intervention can reduce 30-day and 90-day readmission rates for polypharmacy patients, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

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CDC: Most Black HIV Patients Interviewed for Partner Services

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More black index patients diagnosed with HIV are interviewed for partner services than all index patients combined, according to research published in the Feb. 1 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Maternal Glucose in Pregnancy Tied to Child’s Glucose Outcomes

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In utero exposure to higher levels of maternal glucose is associated with higher glucose levels and insulin resistance during childhood, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Diabetes Care.

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