The JAMA Network > News Releases from JAMA http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/all f94d64c4-702b-4ecf-b7c6-30208cf31c6e/Study Examines Effectiveness of Steroid Medication for Sore Throat http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/study-examines-effectiveness-of-steroid-medication-for-sore-throat/s/f94d64c4-702b-4ecf-b7c6-30208cf31c6e Study Examines Effectiveness of Steroid Medication for Sore Throat In patients with a sore throat that didn’t require immediate antibiotics, a single capsule of the corticosteroid dexamethasone didn’t increase the likelihood of complete symptom resolution after... ]]> 4/18/2017 3:01:00 PM 7f02a921-dffb-4b1e-8aa8-e3e9ecdc23e1/The Effects of Testosterone Gel on Health Outcomes http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/the-effects-of-testosterone-gel-on-health-outcomes/s/7f02a921-dffb-4b1e-8aa8-e3e9ecdc23e1 The Effects of Testosterone Gel on Health Outcomes Can testosterone gel improve memory, correct anemia, increase bone density or prevent the growth of coronary artery plaque in older men with low testosterone levels? Four new studies in JAMA and JAMA ]]> 2/21/2017 4:00:00 PM c8b78c54-7a90-4b71-b986-ec32f95d90d1/Can Mentally Stimulating Activities Reduce the Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults? http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/can-mentally-stimulating-activities-reduce-the-risk-of-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-older-adults-/s/c8b78c54-7a90-4b71-b986-ec32f95d90d1 Can Mentally Stimulating Activities Reduce the Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults? A new study in JAMA Neurology suggests engaging in brain-stimulating activities was associated with a lower risk of developing mild cognitive impairment in adults 70 and older. Mild cognitive impairme ]]> 1/30/2017 4:02:00 PM a7b03203-1cd9-4100-9af9-fc1083fa553d/Can Early Physical Activity Help Prevent Post Concussive Symptoms in Kids and Teens? http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/can-early-physical-activity-help-prevent-post-concussive-symptoms-in-kids-and-teens-/s/a7b03203-1cd9-4100-9af9-fc1083fa553d Can Early Physical Activity Help Prevent Post Concussive Symptoms in Kids and Teens? The standard recommendation after a concussion is for children and teens to rest, especially in the days immediately after injury. However, a new study examined whether children who were... ]]> 12/20/2016 3:45:00 PM 944421f2-8e5b-4811-97c8-cc37d131901d/How Do Mortality Rates Vary Based On Where You Live? http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/how-do-mortality-rates-vary-based-on-where-you-live-/s/944421f2-8e5b-4811-97c8-cc37d131901d How Do Mortality Rates Vary Based On Where You Live? In an analysis of U.S. cause-specific county-level mortality rates from 1980 through 2014, there were large between-county differences for every cause of death, although geographic patterns varied... ]]> 12/13/2016 3:45:00 PM 7e83870b-d6dc-47ba-ab0c-ec652a93cc19/Decline in Prevalence of Dementia in the U.S. http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/decline-in-prevalence-of-dementia-in-the-u.s./s/7e83870b-d6dc-47ba-ab0c-ec652a93cc19 Decline in Prevalence of Dementia in the U.S. A new study reported a decline in the prevalence of dementia in the United States between 2000 and 2012. Researchers from the University of Michigan studied more than 21,000 adults over the age of... ]]> 11/21/2016 3:46:00 PM 1931fefe-04f2-46e8-b917-c86c54a1f7e1/Use of Statins for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/use-of-the-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease/s/1931fefe-04f2-46e8-b917-c86c54a1f7e1 Use of Statins for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force continually reviews the latest information on preventative services. The Task Force has just released a new recommendation statement on statin use for adults ]]> 11/13/2016 3:52:00 PM 4b40e812-8194-4526-9dc2-40b03a895782/Can an iPad Game Help Treat Lazy Eye in Children? http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/can-an-ipad-game-help-treat-lazy-eye-in-children-/s/4b40e812-8194-4526-9dc2-40b03a895782 Can an iPad Game Help Treat Lazy Eye in Children? Lazy eye or amblyopia is one of the most common causes of visual impairment in children. A new study looked at whether a special type of iPad game could be a new way to treat lazy eye. The... ]]> 11/11/2016 2:19:00 AM a56db4b0-0fb5-47b5-84a8-2127b6d10cb4/How the Prescription Opioid Epidemic is Affecting Children and Teens http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/how-the-prescription-opioid-epidemic-is-affecting-children-and-teens/s/a56db4b0-0fb5-47b5-84a8-2127b6d10cb4 How the Prescription Opioid Epidemic is Affecting Children and Teens From 1999-2010 retail sales of prescription opioids quadrupled. As more adults become dependent on these medications, children and teenagers are also at risk for poisoning and misuse. A new study... ]]> 10/31/2016 2:52:00 PM 3f32545e-532a-49d4-9b07-6401ac9e45b1/Are Pregnant Women Who Have Had Bariatric Surgery at a Higher Risk for Birth Complications? http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/are-pregnant-women-who-have-had-bariatric-surgery-at-a-higher-risk-for-birth-complications-/s/3f32545e-532a-49d4-9b07-6401ac9e45b1 Are Pregnant Women Who Have Had Bariatric Surgery at a Higher Risk for Birth Complications? One in five women in the United States are obese at the time of conception. Obesity during pregnancy can increase the risk of complications for both mothers and infants, a common reason why... ]]> 10/19/2016 3:21:00 PM 2430d03b-8c9a-4d51-aa22-eaf2ba59c03c/Research Shows Little Benefit for Dietary Supplements, but Industry Continues to Boom http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/research-shows-little-benefit-for-dietary-supplements--but-industry-continues-to-boom/s/2430d03b-8c9a-4d51-aa22-eaf2ba59c03c Research Shows Little Benefit for Dietary Supplements, but Industry Continues to Boom Dietary supplements are a 32 billion dollar a year industry in the U.S. Although numerous studies have found little evidence of benefit, the supplement industry continues to grow. A new study... ]]> 10/11/2016 3:01:00 PM e55027d4-3396-40b9-8c2b-83c213d8cb23/Estrogen Blocking Drugs Can Decrease Risk of Breast Cancer http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/estrogen-blocking-drugs-can-decrease-risk-of-breast-cancer/s/e55027d4-3396-40b9-8c2b-83c213d8cb23 Estrogen Blocking Drugs Can Decrease Risk of Breast Cancer During the 10 years after breast cancer diagnosis, about five percent of women develop cancer in the opposite breast, known as contralateral breast cancer. According to a new study in JAMA... ]]> 10/6/2016 2:49:00 PM 58e2698b-1a1a-4063-b1f8-3ae502795c0b/Early Stroke Treatment Improves Patient Outcomes http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/early-stroke-treatment-improves-patient-outcomes/s/58e2698b-1a1a-4063-b1f8-3ae502795c0b Early Stroke Treatment Improves Patient Outcomes After a large vessel stroke, how long does a patient have to get treatment in order to prevent long lasting effects? A new study in JAMA found that a shorter time to treatment after a stroke is... ]]> 9/27/2016 2:47:00 PM 54680f9c-63f6-4f13-9d94-2cbdaf0f26ac/Use of Wearable Fitness Technology Does Not Improve Weight Loss http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/use-of-wearable-fitness-technology-does-not-improve-weight-loss/s/54680f9c-63f6-4f13-9d94-2cbdaf0f26ac Use of Wearable Fitness Technology Does Not Improve Weight Loss Many Americans are turning to wearable fitness devices to help meet their fitness goals, however a new study reports that using this type of technology did not result in more weight loss among a... ]]> 9/20/2016 2:52:00 PM 4555d3f7-ba20-4f5e-ab40-6d071b6c7114/Hospital Records Predict Risk of Suicide http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/hospital-records-predict-risk-of-suicide/s/4555d3f7-ba20-4f5e-ab40-6d071b6c7114 Hospital Records Predict Risk of Suicide Suicide is the 10 th leading cause of death in the United States and identifying those at risk can be challenging. According to a new study, certain words in hospital discharge notes may be one... ]]> 9/14/2016 2:54:00 PM b55ce766-5cde-4c6e-90e6-0e78ae37f365/MRI Exposure During Early Pregnancy Not Harmful to Fetus http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/mri-exposure-during-early-pregnancy-not-harmful-to-fetus/s/b55ce766-5cde-4c6e-90e6-0e78ae37f365 MRI Exposure During Early Pregnancy Not Harmful to Fetus With growing use of medical imaging there are many questions about the safety of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during the first trimester of pregnancy. A new study analyzed more than 1.4 million bi ]]> 9/6/2016 2:45:00 PM 35dcbef5-2b95-4010-af0b-90cbf537081e/Reducing the High Cost of Prescription Drugs in the U.S. http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/reducing-the-high-cost-of-prescription-drugs-in-the-u.s./s/35dcbef5-2b95-4010-af0b-90cbf537081e Reducing the High Cost of Prescription Drugs in the U.S. The increasing cost of prescription drugs in the United States has become a source of growing concern for patients, prescribers, payers, and policy makers. A new study examined the reasons for... ]]> 8/23/2016 2:44:00 PM e9e0a988-9a41-4455-8edd-7c797fff0ef2/New Medication for High Cholesterol Not Cost-Effective http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/new-medication-for-high-cholesterol-not-cost-effective/s/e9e0a988-9a41-4455-8edd-7c797fff0ef2 New Medication for High Cholesterol Not Cost-Effective The FDA recently approved a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors. These new medications could substantially reduce heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular deaths,... ]]> 8/16/2016 2:45:00 PM a8b834ed-26ec-4dcf-bc2c-ed40509fb4ef/Device Reduces Risk of Brain Injury After Heart Valve Replacement http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/device-reduces-risk-of-brain-injury-after-heart-valve-replacement/s/a8b834ed-26ec-4dcf-bc2c-ed40509fb4ef Device Reduces Risk of Brain Injury After Heart Valve Replacement Patients who might benefit from a heart valve replacement but are too ill for open heart surgery can sometimes undergo a less invasive procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve implantation or "TA ]]> 8/9/2016 2:47:00 PM 769958a0-00b8-4141-bf4a-9ad5dc178089/Diets with More Plant Protein Linked to Lower Risk of Death http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/diets-with-more-plant-protein-linked-to-lower-risk-of-death/s/769958a0-00b8-4141-bf4a-9ad5dc178089 Diets with More Plant Protein Linked to Lower Risk of Death According to a new study, eating a diet that includes more plant-based protein is associated with a lower risk of death, while eating more animal protein is associated with a higher risk of death,... ]]> 8/1/2016 2:43:00 PM 562165e8-eb84-431b-921a-567692d08dfc/Marijuana Exposure Increases Among Colorado Kids Since Legalization http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/marijuana-exposure-increases-among-colorado-kids-since-legalization/s/562165e8-eb84-431b-921a-567692d08dfc Marijuana Exposure Increases Among Colorado Kids Since Legalization Since the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, there has been an increase in hospital visits and calls to regional poison centers due to unintentional marijuana exposure among young children. Resear ]]> 7/25/2016 2:42:00 PM a9338d05-24d5-4d30-9230-25e062c677d5/Benefits of Bariatric Surgery for Obese Teens http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/benefits-of-bariatric-surgery-for-obese-teens/s/a9338d05-24d5-4d30-9230-25e062c677d5 Benefits of Bariatric Surgery for Obese Teens A new study suggests that teens undergoing bariatric surgery can experience benefits in terms of walking speed and joint pain. Researchers from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine are... ]]> 7/18/2016 2:51:00 PM aae4a925-64a6-4b88-998c-6d265eef888a/Increased Risk for Chronic Opioid Use After Surgery http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/increased-risk-for-chronic-opioid-use-after-surgery/s/aae4a925-64a6-4b88-998c-6d265eef888a Increased Risk for Chronic Opioid Use After Surgery Chronic use of prescription pain medications known as opioids is increasing in the United States. New research shows that a portion of patients undergoing several common surgical procedures may be... ]]> 7/11/2016 2:49:00 PM d4cfdefe-5bce-4d54-97bf-1eb8e2633925/Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Increasingly Being Legalized http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/euthanasia-and-physician-assisted-suicide-increasingly-being-legalized/s/d4cfdefe-5bce-4d54-97bf-1eb8e2633925 Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Increasingly Being Legalized According to a new study, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in the United States, Canada, and Europe are increasingly being legalized, but remain relatively uncommon. Researchers... ]]> 7/5/2016 3:12:00 PM 8da09047-1b87-4b56-a9f8-fe6e29c32115/Reducing Complications of High Blood Pressure in Older Adults http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/reducing-complications-of-high-blood-pressure-in-older-adults/s/8da09047-1b87-4b56-a9f8-fe6e29c32115 Reducing Complications of High Blood Pressure in Older Adults About 75 percent of people aged 75 and older have high blood pressure, which can increase the risk of heart attack, heart failure and stroke. A recent study examined what the best target blood pressur ]]> 6/28/2016 2:48:00 PM f0e9a1fb-b48e-4b37-8f41-c134e7725086/New Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/new-recommendations-for-colorectal-cancer-screening/s/f0e9a1fb-b48e-4b37-8f41-c134e7725086 New Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has updated the recommendations regarding colorectal cancer screening. The Task Force strongly recommends screening average risk adults age 50 to 75 for color ]]> 6/16/2016 11:49:00 AM c8e05c84-0e54-4b2d-8a38-f99cf9aaa995/U.S. Obesity Rates Increase for Women, But Not Men http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/us-obesity-rates-increase-for-women-but-not-men/s/c8e05c84-0e54-4b2d-8a38-f99cf9aaa995 U.S. Obesity Rates Increase for Women, But Not Men According to a new study, in 2013 to 2014 there was an increase in obesity rates among U.S. women but not U.S. men. The overall prevalence of obesity during this time period was 40 percent among women ]]> 6/7/2016 2:57:00 PM 9943863f-9e51-4b32-9d77-b8a1a97ade6c/Rates of Obesity and Diabetes Lower in More Walkable Neighborhoods http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/rates-of-obesity-and-diabetes-lower-in-more-walkable-neighborhoods/s/9943863f-9e51-4b32-9d77-b8a1a97ade6c Rates of Obesity and Diabetes Lower in More Walkable Neighborhoods Despite targeted efforts to reduce obesity through diet and exercise, these rates continue to rise. A new study from Ontario, Canada found that obesity and diabetes rates were lower in more walkable n ]]> 5/24/2016 12:00:00 PM c2202961-1a5a-4028-bdeb-eb4c99253c72/Physicians and Surrogate Decision Makers for Critically Ill Patients Often Disagree on Patient's Prognosis http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/physicians-and-surrogate-decision-makers-for-critically-ill-patients-often-disagree-on-patient-s-pro/s/c2202961-1a5a-4028-bdeb-eb4c99253c72 Physicians and Surrogate Decision Makers for Critically Ill Patients Often Disagree on Patient's Prognosis Many critically ill patients are unable to make medical decisions for themselves. Family members or close friends are often asked to serve as surrogate decision makers. However, expectations about a p ]]> 5/22/2016 1:00:00 PM 520d7d9f-c258-4c37-b432-a74d1b8fa1d8/Therapeutic Substitution Could Help Lower Prescription Drug Costs http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/therapeutic-substitution-could-help-lower-prescription-drug-costs/s/520d7d9f-c258-4c37-b432-a74d1b8fa1d8 Therapeutic Substitution Could Help Lower Prescription Drug Costs Therapeutic substitution is a practice that replaces chemically different compounds within the same class of medications for one another. A new study examined how using this practice could save money ]]> 5/9/2016 12:14:00 PM b502e3b9-f25e-4c74-aaf8-5bd5067ca08b/Better Telephone CPR Instruction Improves Outcomes after Cardiac Arrest http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/better-telephone-cpr-instruction-improves-outcomes-after-cardiac-arrest/s/b502e3b9-f25e-4c74-aaf8-5bd5067ca08b Better Telephone CPR Instruction Improves Outcomes after Cardiac Arrest Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OCHA) is a major public health problem in the United States. Bystander CPR has been shown to double or even triple survival from OCHA. A new study examined whether prov ]]> 5/4/2016 12:00:00 PM 5b7f5e4f-08ab-440b-b192-5462816e0ee7/Does Working the Night Shift Increase the Risk of Heart Disease in Women? http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/does-working-the-night-shift-increase-the-risk-of-heart-disease-in-women/s/5b7f5e4f-08ab-440b-b192-5462816e0ee7 Does Working the Night Shift Increase the Risk of Heart Disease in Women? An estimated 15 million Americans do some kind of rotating shift work, including overnights, evenings and early morning shifts. But can this type of shift work increase the risk of coronary heart dise ]]> 4/26/2016 2:00:00 PM e2e28906-2ef7-4b7a-907f-13862fe554fe/New Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Shows Promise http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/new-treatment-for-advanced-melanoma-shows-promise/s/e2e28906-2ef7-4b7a-907f-13862fe554fe New Treatment for Advanced Melanoma Shows Promise In a new study, researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles studied tumor response and overall survival following the administration of a new treatment among patients with advanced melan ]]> 4/22/2016 2:45:00 PM 16a557f0-cf69-400d-a996-471d0dcc4f2e/Better Air Quality Decreases Respiratory Symptoms in Children http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/better-air-quality-decreases-respiratory-symptoms-in-children/s/16a557f0-cf69-400d-a996-471d0dcc4f2e Better Air Quality Decreases Respiratory Symptoms in Children Air pollution is associated with chronic respiratory health problems in children. A new study examined whether decreases in air pollution levels are associated with significant reductions in respirato ]]> 4/12/2016 2:49:00 PM 54b37c40-9719-494f-99c5-1774ad917671/Pain and Physical Function Improve after Weight-Loss Surgery http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/pain-and-physical-function-improve-after-weight-loss-surgery/s/54b37c40-9719-494f-99c5-1774ad917671 Pain and Physical Function Improve after Weight-Loss Surgery Among a group of patients with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery, a large percentage experienced improvement in pain, physical function, and walking capacity over 3 years, according to a ]]> 4/5/2016 2:13:00 PM cd32f67d-7a63-4f9e-94b2-fc5c22ab866c/Mind-Body Therapies Result in Greater Improvement of Chronic Low Back Pain http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/mind-body-therapies-result-in-greater-improvement-of-chronic-low-back-pain/s/cd32f67d-7a63-4f9e-94b2-fc5c22ab866c Mind-Body Therapies Result in Greater Improvement of Chronic Low Back Pain Low back pain is a leading cause of disability in the United States. A new study shows that among adults with chronic back pain, both mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive behaviora ]]> 3/22/2016 12:00:00 PM 5f049bb0-da5a-4102-94ab-22297bd9bd71/The Role of Vaccine Refusal in Recent Outbreaks of Measles and Pertussis http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/the-role-of-vaccine-refusal-in-recent-outbreaks-of-measles-and-pertussis/s/5f049bb0-da5a-4102-94ab-22297bd9bd71 The Role of Vaccine Refusal in Recent Outbreaks of Measles and Pertussis Recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States have prompted clinicians, public health officials and the public to pay closer attention to the growing phenomenon of vaccine refu ]]> 3/15/2016 2:42:00 PM 25124392-a969-413c-8b1b-4dcccef735a0/Identifying Children at Risk for Persistent Symptoms after Concussion http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/identifying-children-at-risk-for-persistent-symptoms-after-concussion/s/25124392-a969-413c-8b1b-4dcccef735a0 Identifying Children at Risk for Persistent Symptoms after Concussion Approximately one-third of children who experience a concussion will experience persistent post-concussion symptoms. Researchers have developed a new clinical scoring system that may help predict whic ]]> 3/8/2016 3:44:00 PM 6c1f8bb8-bb21-42b5-93fa-057992d73eb3/Long-Term Aspirin Use Associated with Decreased Cancer Risk http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/long-term-aspirin-use-associated-with-decreased-cancer-risk/s/6c1f8bb8-bb21-42b5-93fa-057992d73eb3 Long-Term Aspirin Use Associated with Decreased Cancer Risk According to a new study, low dose aspirin taken regularly was associated with a reduced risk for cancer.Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital examined data from two large national studies t ]]> 3/3/2016 2:42:00 PM d90b50d4-5727-4af5-aa6e-926445f57885/Updated Criteria for Recognizing Life-Threatening Sepsis and Septic Shock http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/updated-criteria-for-recognizing-life-threatening-sepsis-and-septic-shock/s/d90b50d4-5727-4af5-aa6e-926445f57885 Updated Criteria for Recognizing Life-Threatening Sepsis and Septic Shock Sepsis is a clinical syndrome of physiologic, pathologic, and biochemical abnormalities caused by serious infection. Sepsis is a major public health concern. Besides being a leading cause of mortali ]]> 2/22/2016 7:57:00 PM e2bcd3e7-1b6f-4f32-9f97-5ae3e05e2178/Caregivers Likely to Experience Emotional, Physical and Financial Difficulties http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/caregivers-likely-to-experience-emotional-physical-and-financial-difficulties/s/e2bcd3e7-1b6f-4f32-9f97-5ae3e05e2178 Caregivers Likely to Experience Emotional, Physical and Financial Difficulties A new study suggests that family and other unpaid caregivers who provide substantial help with health care were twice as likely to experience physical, financial or emotional difficulty, five times as ]]> 2/15/2016 4:16:00 PM e2a298f4-1f9d-420c-ab7d-f4cc481473c5/Genetic Testing Among Women with Breast Cancer Increasing, Can Impact Treatment Decisions http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/jama-2-11-release/s/e2a298f4-1f9d-420c-ab7d-f4cc481473c5 Genetic Testing Among Women with Breast Cancer Increasing, Can Impact Treatment Decisions Rates of genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations have increased among younger women diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a new study. The study focused on nearly 900 women diagnosed with b ]]> 2/11/2016 3:46:00 PM d6460c1a-a4fa-49f0-a7f8-1311308bf137/Eating Seafood May Help Lower the Risk of Dementia http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/eating-seafood-may-help-lower-the-risk-of-dementia/s/d6460c1a-a4fa-49f0-a7f8-1311308bf137 Eating Seafood May Help Lower the Risk of Dementia A new study examined the brains of deceased individuals and found that moderate seafood consumption correlated with lesser Alzheimer disease.Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago ]]> 2/2/2016 3:47:00 PM 846c7939-3c74-4312-ac8e-0cd15e4f3406/U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Updates Recommendations for Depression Screening in Adults http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/us-preventive-services-task-force-updates-recommendations-for-depression-screening-in-adults/s/846c7939-3c74-4312-ac8e-0cd15e4f3406 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Updates Recommendations for Depression Screening in Adults Depression is a common clinical problem, and is a leading cause of disability in adults. This condition is often under recognized and under treated, affecting individuals, families, businesses and soc ]]> 1/26/2016 3:48:00 PM d61e9fb5-b024-4215-a8f7-737546c077a9/Study Compares Health Care Usage, Cost in Developed Countries for Patients Dying with Cancer http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/study-compares-health-care-usage-cost-in-developed-countries-for-patients-dying-with-cancer/s/d61e9fb5-b024-4215-a8f7-737546c077a9 Study Compares Health Care Usage, Cost in Developed Countries for Patients Dying with Cancer To some, end of life care in the United States is considered resource intensive, expensive, and inattentive to patients' needs. So how does the United States compare to other countries? A new study ex ]]> 1/19/2016 3:55:00 PM 9fe0506a-c0de-42d4-84e6-7af072af3068/New Procedure Helps Patients with Severe Emphysema http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/new-procedure-helps-patients-with-severe-emphysema/s/9fe0506a-c0de-42d4-84e6-7af072af3068 New Procedure Helps Patients with Severe Emphysema Emphysema is a serious lung disease that results in severe shortness of breath and impaired quality of life. Management of emphysema is challenging since there is no cure and current therapies,... ]]> 1/12/2016 3:57:00 PM 9934a793-eafc-4951-9717-29d25d9d3213/Combination of Diet and Exercise Offers Benefits in Patients with a Common Type of Heart Failure http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/combination-of-diet-and-exercise-offers-benefits-in-patients-with-a-common-type-of-heart-failure/s/9934a793-eafc-4951-9717-29d25d9d3213 Combination of Diet and Exercise Offers Benefits in Patients with a Common Type of Heart Failure Among obese older patients with an increasingly common type of heart failure, calorie restriction and/or exercise training improved their ability to participate in physical activity without experienci ]]> 1/5/2016 12:02:00 AM 7316f6d2-e1fb-4f43-a224-82b78b9ff192/New Research Suggests Increased Number of IVF Cycles Can Be Beneficial http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/new-research-suggests-increased-number-of-ivf-cycles-can-be-beneficial/s/7316f6d2-e1fb-4f43-a224-82b78b9ff192 New Research Suggests Increased Number of IVF Cycles Can Be Beneficial Women facing infertility often turn to in vitro fertilization (IVF). Although IVF technology has improved, there is still a widely held belief that if a woman doesn't experience a successful live bir ]]> 12/22/2015 4:02:00 PM 24cf2a6a-4cbf-4c56-bf1e-49b402da4b3d/Electromagnetic Therapy Improves Survival in Patients with Aggressive Type of Brain Cancer http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/electromagnetic-therapy-improves-survival-in-patients-with-aggressive-type-of-brain-cancer/s/24cf2a6a-4cbf-4c56-bf1e-49b402da4b3d Electromagnetic Therapy Improves Survival in Patients with Aggressive Type of Brain Cancer Glioblastoma is the most devastating form of brain cancer in adults; most patients die within one to two years of diagnosis. A new study examined whether using tumor-treating fields, a type of electro ]]> 12/15/2015 3:56:00 PM 2bbb3059-6106-4b9e-a245-d0bc3bfc0af5/Depression Among Resident Physicians http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/depression-among-resident-physicians/s/2bbb3059-6106-4b9e-a245-d0bc3bfc0af5 Depression Among Resident Physicians Even in the general population, people often don't want to talk about depression, which is one of the major reasons it isn't always treated properly. Depression is also a concern in the medical commu ]]> 12/8/2015 3:56:00 PM 1030a06d-6254-4711-9ccf-3fb5a4f344bd/Cesarean Section Rates and Health Outcomes For Mothers and Babies http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/cesarean-section-rates-and-health-outcomes-for-mothers-and-babies/s/1030a06d-6254-4711-9ccf-3fb5a4f344bd Cesarean Section Rates and Health Outcomes For Mothers and Babies The most common operation done worldwide is the cesarean or C-section. Cesarean delivery is lifesaving for obstructed labor and other obstetrical emergencies; however, as with any surgical procedure, ]]> 12/1/2015 4:02:00 PM 284e3b0c-99ab-4f81-b2af-787151324b87/Injectable Medication as an Alternative Treatment for Diabetic Eye Disease http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/injection-instead-of-laser-photocoagulation-may-be-viable-treatment-option-for-diabetic-retinopathy-/s/284e3b0c-99ab-4f81-b2af-787151324b87 Injectable Medication as an Alternative Treatment for Diabetic Eye Disease Proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) is a leading cause of vision loss in patients with diabetes, resulting in up to 24,000 cases of blindness each year in the United States. Laser therapy has bee ]]> 11/24/2015 3:59:00 PM 6cfa6719-9c23-42f1-87a2-5ff6472ba95c/Early Antibiotic Use May Halt Progression of Severe Respiratory Illness in Young Children http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/early-antibiotic-use-may-halt-progression-of-severe-respiratory-illness-in-young-children/s/6cfa6719-9c23-42f1-87a2-5ff6472ba95c Early Antibiotic Use May Halt Progression of Severe Respiratory Illness in Young Children Preschool children who experience repeated episodes of severe lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) often present with symptoms like wheezing and difficulty breathing. A new study looked at whethe ]]> 11/17/2015 3:49:00 PM b994f36e-6de3-4ed5-b5d2-80ea443cffef/Shared Financial Incentives for Both Physicians and Patients Improved Cholesterol Levels http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/shared-financial-incentives-for-both-physicians-and-patients-improved-cholesterol-levels/s/b994f36e-6de3-4ed5-b5d2-80ea443cffef Shared Financial Incentives for Both Physicians and Patients Improved Cholesterol Levels Financial incentives for physicians or patients are one way healthcare organizations are trying to improve health outcomes. A new study examined whether providing these financial incentives would hel ]]> 11/8/2015 5:28:00 PM 0d9c6111-b395-47e4-81f8-f832d542066a/Increasing Use of Prescription Drugs in the U.S. http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/increasing-use-of-prescription-drugs-in-the-u.s./s/0d9c6111-b395-47e4-81f8-f832d542066a Increasing Use of Prescription Drugs in the U.S. Use of prescription drugs represents a major healthcare expense in the United States, and the number of adults taking prescription medications continues to increase. Researchers from the Harvard T.H. ]]> 11/3/2015 3:59:00 PM 924fd326-11ed-4da6-9fb8-aa5a704caef5/Death Rates in the United States Continue to Decrease http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/death-rates-in-the-united-states-continue-to-decrease/s/924fd326-11ed-4da6-9fb8-aa5a704caef5 Death Rates in the United States Continue to Decrease Evaluating long-term trends in mortality is important for health planning, priority setting and also to identify modifiable factors contributing to poor health. In a new study, researchers from the Am ]]> 10/27/2015 3:02:00 PM c9270f38-b90f-4b1b-b6b2-ed9113f82df8/New Guideline Recommends Later Age for First Screening Mammogram for Women with Average Breast Cancer Risk http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/new-guideline-recommends-later-age-for-first-screening-mammogram-for-women-with-average-breast-cance/s/c9270f38-b90f-4b1b-b6b2-ed9113f82df8 New Guideline Recommends Later Age for First Screening Mammogram for Women with Average Breast Cancer Risk In the United States, it is estimated that approximately 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and more than 40,000 will die from the disease this year alone. Early detection using... ]]> 10/20/2015 2:58:00 PM a22a9c21-ca88-4ff5-9bcf-3e5f226b735b/Flu Vaccine Reduces Hospitalizations for Pneumonia http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/flu-vaccine-reduces-hospitalizations-for-pneumonia/s/a22a9c21-ca88-4ff5-9bcf-3e5f226b735b Flu Vaccine Reduces Hospitalizations for Pneumonia In the United States, seasonal influenza epidemics are responsible for an estimated 226,000 hospitalizations and between 3,000 and 49,000 deaths each year. Pneumonia, the leading infectious cause of ]]> 10/13/2015 3:01:00 PM 14f675a5-a9af-4949-9ef4-97f55a9409f4/Minimally Invasive Approach Not As Effective As Standard Operation for Rectal Cancer http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/minimally-invasive-approach-not-as-effective-as-standard-operation-for-rectal-cancer/s/14f675a5-a9af-4949-9ef4-97f55a9409f4 Minimally Invasive Approach Not As Effective As Standard Operation for Rectal Cancer Successful treatment of stage II or stage III rectal cancer relies on surgical removal of the tumor. However, researchers from Baylor University Medical Center wanted to know if a "minimally invasive" ]]> 10/6/2015 2:58:00 PM 659ebfc5-d502-48ce-a9cb-a5d50d8b3835/Combination Drug Treatment Reduces Agitation in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/combination-drug-treatment-reduces-agitation-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease/s/659ebfc5-d502-48ce-a9cb-a5d50d8b3835 Combination Drug Treatment Reduces Agitation in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease Agitation is common in patients with dementia and can contribute to distress for patients and caregivers and an increased risk of institutionalization. Nonpharmacological interventions are recommende ]]> 9/22/2015 2:47:00 PM ab371e25-d7b8-4fd5-b40a-f63ebb0d1802/Low Vitamin D Associated with Faster Decline in Cognitive Function http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/vitamin-d-status-and-rates-of-cognitive-decline/s/ab371e25-d7b8-4fd5-b40a-f63ebb0d1802 Low Vitamin D Associated with Faster Decline in Cognitive Function About 42 percent of the general U.S. population has low vitamin D levels. In addition to promoting calcium and bone health, vitamin D may also affect the brain and cognitive function. A new study by J ]]> 9/14/2015 2:46:00 PM a1f49530-859f-49d4-9cb0-4e0d843c8597/Study Finds Diabetes in the United States Continues to Rise http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/study-finds-diabetes-in-the-united-states-continues-to-rise/s/a1f49530-859f-49d4-9cb0-4e0d843c8597 Study Finds Diabetes in the United States Continues to Rise Twenty-nine million people in the United States have diabetes. If left untreated, diabetes can cause serious health-related complications. The total estimated cost of diabetes in the United States was ]]> 9/8/2015 2:50:00 PM 572ae079-a30b-4612-b989-daee3b3f05bd/Newer Genetic Tests May Help Identify Some Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/newer-genetic-tests-may-help-identify-some-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder/s/572ae079-a30b-4612-b989-daee3b3f05bd Newer Genetic Tests May Help Identify Some Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) represents a diverse group of neurodevelopmental conditions. If researchers can better understand the genetics of ASD, it may be possible to identify and diagnose at-ris ]]> 9/1/2015 2:50:00 PM 0a9e594e-4e38-448e-aac6-9afbd9e93f8e/Can Exercise Improve Cognitive Function in Older Adults? http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/can-exercise-improve-cognitive-function-in-older-adults-/s/0a9e594e-4e38-448e-aac6-9afbd9e93f8e Can Exercise Improve Cognitive Function in Older Adults? Some evidence suggests that physical activity can help slow cognitive decline. A new study evaluated whether a program of moderate physical activity would result in better cognitive function, lower r ]]> 8/25/2015 2:46:00 PM 5f336ee5-14de-4faf-8229-a766475d2f3a/Teens Who Use Electronic Cigarettes Are More Likely to Start Smoking http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/teens-who-use-electronic-cigarettes-are-more-likely-to-start-smoking/s/5f336ee5-14de-4faf-8229-a766475d2f3a Teens Who Use Electronic Cigarettes Are More Likely to Start Smoking Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming increasingly popular among teens. A new study looks at whether younger teens who never smoked cigarettes and who begin using e-cigarettes might be mo ]]> 8/18/2015 2:51:00 PM a26ef0bc-736b-4f70-97a2-03f41d2fe639/Testosterone Therapy Neither Advances Nor Slows Down Hardening of the Arteries in Older Men with Low Testosterone Levels http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/testosterone-therapy-neither-advances-or-slows-down-hardening-of-the-arteries-in-older-men-with-low-/s/a26ef0bc-736b-4f70-97a2-03f41d2fe639 Testosterone Therapy Neither Advances Nor Slows Down Hardening of the Arteries in Older Men with Low Testosterone Levels The popularity of testosterone supplementation among older men has increased substantially over the past decade. However, the risks and benefits of long-term administration are still unclear. A new st ]]> 8/11/2015 2:46:00 PM 058ea8b1-6ba8-442f-9fcd-5065c8341e83/Mindfulness-Based Therapy Decreases Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms for U.S. Veterans http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/mindfulness-based-therapy-decreases-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-for-u.s.-veterans/s/058ea8b1-6ba8-442f-9fcd-5065c8341e83 Mindfulness-Based Therapy Decreases Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms for U.S. Veterans Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects twenty-three percent of veterans returning home from deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. Left untreated, PTSD is associated with high rates of other disor ]]> 8/4/2015 2:47:00 PM b23623cb-7ef3-4723-a406-87f0ccf5bcde/Study Examines Death Rates, Hospitalizations, and Cost Reductions for Medicare Patients http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/study-examines-death-rates--hospitalizations--and-cost-reductions-for-patients/s/b23623cb-7ef3-4723-a406-87f0ccf5bcde Study Examines Death Rates, Hospitalizations, and Cost Reductions for Medicare Patients America's landmark health care programs, Medicare and Medicaid, celebrate their 50th anniversaries on July 30th. Over the past five decades, the United States healthcare system has experienced dynamic ]]> 7/28/2015 2:46:00 PM 120c3248-541a-4f7b-b6e5-7c6763aa44b0/Study Finds Survival After Cardiac Arrest Improves When More Patients Receive Bystander CPR and External Defibrillation http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/study-finds-survival-after-cardiac-arrest-improves-when-more-patients-receive-bystander-cpr/s/120c3248-541a-4f7b-b6e5-7c6763aa44b0 Study Finds Survival After Cardiac Arrest Improves When More Patients Receive Bystander CPR and External Defibrillation Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a major public health issue, accounting for approximately 200,000 deaths per year in the United States. A new study examined whether increased use of defibrillators a ]]> 7/21/2015 2:47:00 PM e3225d42-d9a9-4927-af0b-9462f4131d66/Study Examines Cases of Abnormal Prenatal Testing Results and Subsequent Diagnosis of Maternal Cancer http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/study-examines-cases-of-abnormal-prenatal-testing-results-and-subsequent-diagnosis-of-maternal-/s/e3225d42-d9a9-4927-af0b-9462f4131d66 Study Examines Cases of Abnormal Prenatal Testing Results and Subsequent Diagnosis of Maternal Cancer An increasing number of pregnant women are undergoing noninvasive prenatal testing to help identify fetal genetic abnormalities. This is done using a blood test that looks at the DNA of both the mothe ]]> 7/13/2015 8:00:00 PM 5a4ce030-d8ae-4997-912c-666a465d3296/Stroke Associated with Both Immediate and Long-term Decline in Cognitive Function http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/stroke-associated-with-both-immediate-and-long-term-decline-in-cognitive-function/s/5a4ce030-d8ae-4997-912c-666a465d3296 Stroke Associated with Both Immediate and Long-term Decline in Cognitive Function Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans experience a stroke, and for survivors, cognitive decline including memory and thinking speed, is a major cause of disability. Many patients experience these declin ]]> 7/7/2015 2:55:00 PM 78103482-88c7-4c25-9b4b-93dbb86f4d1c/Common Therapy Used to Treat Lower Leg and Back Pain has Questionable Efficacy http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/common-therapy-used-to-treat-lower-leg-and-back-pain-has-questionable-efficacy/s/78103482-88c7-4c25-9b4b-93dbb86f4d1c Common Therapy Used to Treat Lower Leg and Back Pain has Questionable Efficacy Many patients with sciatica endure substantial pain and disability. Oral steroids are often prescribed for patients who do not recover quickly. A study looked at a common oral steroid medication and ]]> 6/30/2015 3:01:00 PM deacf0ae-a7a6-495c-b43c-d774ec5597fa/Implantable Defibrillators Underused Among Older Patients After Heart Attack http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-underused-among-older-patients-after-heart-attack/s/deacf0ae-a7a6-495c-b43c-d774ec5597fa Implantable Defibrillators Underused Among Older Patients After Heart Attack More than 350,000 people experience sudden cardiac death in the United States annually. Placement of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or ICD, can help prevent sudden cardiac death in patients ]]> 6/23/2015 2:45:00 PM 0644b5c0-e75a-4799-b3b2-927b1f279579/Higher-Quality Colonoscopy Screenings Associated with Lower Risk of Colon Cancer Death without Increased Costs http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/higher-quality-screening-colonoscopies-associated-with-lower-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-death/s/0644b5c0-e75a-4799-b3b2-927b1f279579 Higher-Quality Colonoscopy Screenings Associated with Lower Risk of Colon Cancer Death without Increased Costs Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, even though early detection through screening can often prevent the development of colon cancer. But while colonoscopy i ]]> 6/16/2015 2:48:00 PM 58e2f8a9-6203-4447-84f2-0a60542a26fe/Powering the Next Generation of Prosthetic Legs with a New Control System http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/powering-the-next-generation-of-prosthetic-legs-with-a-new-control-system/s/58e2f8a9-6203-4447-84f2-0a60542a26fe Powering the Next Generation of Prosthetic Legs with a New Control System July 26, 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the historic day when President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), protecting basic rights for about one-fifth of the Americ ]]> 6/9/2015 2:45:00 PM 51802119-5a96-4bca-a3ab-b20faa41e712/New Study Reassures Women About The Risks To Their Babies of Taking Antidepressant Drugs in Late Pregnancy http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/new-study-reassures-women-about-the-risks-to-their-babies-of-taking-antidepressant-drugs-in-late-pre/s/51802119-5a96-4bca-a3ab-b20faa41e712 New Study Reassures Women About The Risks To Their Babies of Taking Antidepressant Drugs in Late Pregnancy Expectant women, who rely on prescribed antidepressants, often fear that their medication will negatively affect the outcome of their baby's health. According to a recent article by Andrew Solomon in ]]> 6/2/2015 2:50:00 PM 925b81ef-144d-463d-a8e5-1f1500a8aa55/Mild Thyroid Overactivity Associated with Increased Risk of Fractures http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/mild-thyroid-overactivity-associated-with-increased-risk-of-fractures/s/925b81ef-144d-463d-a8e5-1f1500a8aa55 Mild Thyroid Overactivity Associated with Increased Risk of Fractures About 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. One of the most common types is an overactive thyroid, which may result in symptoms such as weight loss, anxiety, and heart palpitations. ]]> 5/26/2015 3:00:00 PM 3dea90db-b3f8-48f1-b99c-84657e3a36e4/New Study Finds Oral Steroids Do Not Improve Sciatica Pain http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/new-study-finds-oral-steroids-do-not-improve-sciatica-pain/s/3dea90db-b3f8-48f1-b99c-84657e3a36e4 New Study Finds Oral Steroids Do Not Improve Sciatica Pain Many patients with sciatica endure substantial pain and disability. Oral steroids are often prescribed for patients who do not recover quickly. A new study looked at a common oral steroid... ]]> 5/19/2015 3:03:00 PM 41b58c9a-2aaf-4d7a-b768-b1d8a55ef118/Mediterranean Diet Supplemented with Olive Oil or Nuts Helps Improve Memory http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/mediterranean-diet-supplemented-with-olive-oil-or-nuts-helps-improve-memory/s/41b58c9a-2aaf-4d7a-b768-b1d8a55ef118 Mediterranean Diet Supplemented with Olive Oil or Nuts Helps Improve Memory The Mediterranean diet is characterized by a high consumption of vegetables, nuts, and olive oil, along with limited consumption of meat and dairy. Researchers have already found that people who... ]]> 5/11/2015 3:01:00 PM 4eca7c24-d8df-49be-8a87-af3352142352/Non-Aggressive Strain of Bacteria Helps Reduce Recurrent C. difficile Infection http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/non-aggressive-strain-of-bacteria-helps-reduce-recurrent-c.-difficile-infection/s/4eca7c24-d8df-49be-8a87-af3352142352 Non-Aggressive Strain of Bacteria Helps Reduce Recurrent C. difficile Infection Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a common and sometimes deadly health care-associated infection characterized by severe diarrhea. Almost 500,000 cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S.,... ]]> 5/5/2015 2:51:00 PM a72c4636-efd4-460b-88cf-726fed8cc1a1/Emergency Department Intervention Improves Rate of Treatment for Opioid Dependence http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/emergency-department-intervention-improves-rate-of-treatment-for-opioid-dependence/s/a72c4636-efd4-460b-88cf-726fed8cc1a1 Emergency Department Intervention Improves Rate of Treatment for Opioid Dependence Dependence on prescription opioids and heroin is a major public health issue that is increasing in the United States, as well as internationally. Those who struggle with these types of addictions... ]]> 4/28/2015 2:43:00 PM 2ef656de-9922-4a69-bfb0-deed895112c7/No Association Found Between Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine and Autism http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/no-association-found-between-measles--mumps--rubella-vaccine-and-autism/s/2ef656de-9922-4a69-bfb0-deed895112c7 No Association Found Between Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine and Autism April is National Autism Awareness month and although the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) among children is increasing, risk factors for ASD are still not well understood. Despite numerou ]]> 4/21/2015 2:47:00 PM 01e3d3a4-86c3-4a16-92a5-41b534aa920b/Is there a Connection Between Gestational Diabetes and Autism? http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/is-there-a-connection-between-gestational-diabetes-and-autism/s/01e3d3a4-86c3-4a16-92a5-41b534aa920b Is there a Connection Between Gestational Diabetes and Autism? April is National Autism Awareness month. Although the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) among children is increasing, risk factors for ASD are still not well understood. A new study... ]]> 4/14/2015 2:50:00 PM 50f6b4bf-3ef2-4a76-8478-97e6f3249397/Folic Acid Supplementation Among Adults with Hypertension Reduces Risk of Stroke http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/folic-acid-supplementation-among-adults-with-hypertension-reduces-risk-of-stroke/s/50f6b4bf-3ef2-4a76-8478-97e6f3249397 Folic Acid Supplementation Among Adults with Hypertension Reduces Risk of Stroke A new study examined the effect of folic acid supplements coupled with a common anti-hypertensive medication among adults in China with high blood pressure to see if this combination would reduce the ]]> 4/7/2015 2:51:00 PM 4aeb12e7-e66a-48db-9a64-77f3f0153a67/Comprehensive Care for Chronically Ill Children Reduced Hospitalizations, ER visits and Costs http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/comprehensive-care-for-chronically-ill-children-reduced-hospitalizations--er-visits-and-costs/s/4aeb12e7-e66a-48db-9a64-77f3f0153a67 Comprehensive Care for Chronically Ill Children Reduced Hospitalizations, ER visits and Costs High-risk, chronically ill children are often in and out of hospitals, emergency departments and intensive care units. A new study examined if providing comprehensive care in a single "medical home" s ]]> 3/31/2015 2:45:00 PM cd8af9e1-3e1b-4b9d-b12f-9aae9b033856/Risk Of Dying Increases With In-Hospital Heart Attacks http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/risk-of-dying-increases-with-in-hospital-heart-attacks/s/cd8af9e1-3e1b-4b9d-b12f-9aae9b033856 Risk Of Dying Increases With In-Hospital Heart Attacks When someone experiences a heart attack in the community and arrives at the hospital there are well organized practices to help re-open blocked arteries. But what happens when a patient has a heart at ]]> 3/31/2015 1:45:00 PM 0f420934-ba77-4a85-89af-dfcd2173624e/Two Therapies To Treat Sickle Cell Disease Are Underutilized http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/two-therapies-to-treat-sickle-cell-disease-are-underutilized/s/0f420934-ba77-4a85-89af-dfcd2173624e Two Therapies To Treat Sickle Cell Disease Are Underutilized Sickle cell disease is a life-threatening genetic disorder that affects nearly 100,000 individuals in the United States. The disease, which is associated with abnormalities in the red blood cells, can ]]> 3/31/2015 12:45:00 PM b935689b-dec3-45e4-99ae-eadd17b7affe/Researchers Examine Effect of Experimental Ebola Vaccine After High-Risk Exposure http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/researchers-examine-effect-of-experimental-ebola-vaccine-after-high-risk-exposure/s/b935689b-dec3-45e4-99ae-eadd17b7affe Researchers Examine Effect of Experimental Ebola Vaccine After High-Risk Exposure A new study examined the effect of an investigational Ebola vaccine after an American physician working in Sierra Leone was exposed to the potentially lethal virus by an accidental needle stick. Beca ]]> 3/24/2015 2:45:00 PM e238223e-a9da-47b5-9a5f-cf5c042f94e7/Study Examines Diagnostic Accuracy of Pathologists Interpreting Breast Biopsies http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/study-examines-diagnostic-accuracy-of-pathologists-interpreting-breast-biopsies/s/e238223e-a9da-47b5-9a5f-cf5c042f94e7 Study Examines Diagnostic Accuracy of Pathologists Interpreting Breast Biopsies Approximately 1.6 million women in the U.S. have breast biopsies each year. After the biopsy, a pathologist evaluates the tissue to provide a diagnosis to the patient and her doctor. Results can range ]]> 3/17/2015 2:44:00 PM dd52d5a6-a25a-48e7-a5b4-c764fda3a0cb/New Study Examines Outcomes for Patients One Year After Non-Surgical Heart Valve Replacement http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/new-study-examines-outcomes-for-patients-one-year-after-non-surgical-heart-valve-replacement/s/dd52d5a6-a25a-48e7-a5b4-c764fda3a0cb New Study Examines Outcomes for Patients One Year After Non-Surgical Heart Valve Replacement Open-heart surgery is the standard way to replace a damaged aortic valve, however for patients who cannot undergo traditional open-heart surgery, new technology is allowing doctors to replace a... ]]> 3/10/2015 2:19:00 PM 26ac792a-f01e-4751-903b-e646b2ed0744/Rent Supplements and Mental Health Support Improve Housing Stability for Homeless Adults http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/rent-supplements-and-mental-health-support-improve-housing-stability-for-homeless-adults/s/26ac792a-f01e-4751-903b-e646b2ed0744 Rent Supplements and Mental Health Support Improve Housing Stability for Homeless Adults Homelessness affects over 150,000 adults in Canada and over 1.5 million Americans. A new study in the March 3 issue of JAMA compares the use of scattered-site supportive housing using rent... ]]> 3/3/2015 2:07:00 PM 2272793d-bc8d-42f2-93d7-12d245d74d51/Genetic Differences Increase Risk for Painful Nerve Damage in Children Receiving Common Anti-Cancer Medication http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/genetic-differences-increase-risk-for-painful-nerve-damage-in-children-receiving-common-anti-cancer/s/2272793d-bc8d-42f2-93d7-12d245d74d51 Genetic Differences Increase Risk for Painful Nerve Damage in Children Receiving Common Anti-Cancer Medication According to a new study in the February 24 issue of JAMA, children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who had a certain gene variant experienced a higher incidence and severity of nerve... ]]> 2/24/2015 3:46:00 PM 41f2680d-5f55-475f-843e-2c8619d9d3f8/New Study Shows Medication Helps Smokers Gradually Reduce Cigarette Use http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/new-study-shows-medication-helps-smokers-gradually-reduce-cigarette-use/s/41f2680d-5f55-475f-843e-2c8619d9d3f8 New Study Shows Medication Helps Smokers Gradually Reduce Cigarette Use Almost half of cigarette smokers try to quit each year and although most experts recommend setting a quit date and stopping cold turkey, many smokers would prefer to quit gradually by reducing the... ]]> 2/17/2015 3:47:00 PM fd2969ca-76ed-4d6c-bcfc-601140053085/Frequent Blood Donors Benefit from Low-Dose Iron Supplements http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/frequent-blood-donors-benefit-from-low-dose-iron-supplements/s/fd2969ca-76ed-4d6c-bcfc-601140053085 Frequent Blood Donors Benefit from Low-Dose Iron Supplements Americans are allowed to donate blood every 8 weeks, however up to 35% of frequent donors become iron depleted, which can lead to anemia. A new study in the February 10 issue of JAMA evaluated... ]]> 2/10/2015 3:45:00 PM 5f8d7ea8-f414-4adc-b957-196c2ff92ea1/Infection is the Most Common Cause of Hospital Readmission After Surgery http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/infection-is-the-most-common-cause-of-hospital-readmission-after-surgery/s/5f8d7ea8-f414-4adc-b957-196c2ff92ea1 Infection is the Most Common Cause of Hospital Readmission After Surgery According to a study found in the February 3 issue of JAMA, almost 6 percent of patients are being readmitted 30 days after surgery due to new complications related to the surgical procedure. When... ]]> 2/3/2015 4:00:00 PM 77495852-082e-46fd-889b-a93bae64c39a/MRI Targeted Biopsy is Better for Detecting High-Risk Prostate Cancer http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/mri-targeted-biopsy-is-better-for-detecting-high-risk-prostate-cancer/s/77495852-082e-46fd-889b-a93bae64c39a MRI Targeted Biopsy is Better for Detecting High-Risk Prostate Cancer According to a study in the January 27 issue of JAMA, targeted MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsy was associated with increased detection of high-risk prostate cancer compared to a standard biopsy... ]]> 1/27/2015 3:59:00 PM 44f17182-ed0d-438a-b369-3f7e0c6f8120/Use Of IVF Procedure For Male Infertility Has Doubled, But Doesn't Improve Pregnancy Outcomes http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/use-of-ivf-procedure-for-male-infertility-has-doubled--but-doesn-t-improve-pregnancy-outcomes/s/44f17182-ed0d-438a-b369-3f7e0c6f8120 Use Of IVF Procedure For Male Infertility Has Doubled, But Doesn't Improve Pregnancy Outcomes Couples who struggle with infertility will often turn to in vitro fertilization or IVF procedures to help them get pregnant. When conventional IVF fails due to male fertility problems, many... ]]> 1/20/2015 4:00:00 PM 6ab83909-5063-495e-ab40-f05635eb9b2f/New JAMA Study Finds Survival For Early Stage Breast Cancer Varies By Race And Ethnicity http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/new-jama-study-finds-survival-for-early-stage-breast-cancer-varies-by-race-and-ethnicity/s/6ab83909-5063-495e-ab40-f05635eb9b2f New JAMA Study Finds Survival For Early Stage Breast Cancer Varies By Race And Ethnicity Each year in the United States, thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer. A new study examined why some women have better outcomes than others and found that racial and ethnic... ]]> 1/13/2015 3:59:00 PM bdf2d8df-bd49-4d1a-bc6a-4d44c153bd9f/Maintaining Tighter Blood Sugar Control Results In Lower Mortality For Type I Diabetics http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/maintaining-tighter-blood-sugar-control-results-in-lower-mortality-for-type-i-diabetics/s/bdf2d8df-bd49-4d1a-bc6a-4d44c153bd9f Maintaining Tighter Blood Sugar Control Results In Lower Mortality For Type I Diabetics Historically, type I diabetes has been associated with an increased risk of early death and other severe long-term health complications. A new study examined whether maintaining tighter control of... ]]> 1/6/2015 4:00:00 PM 4d8646c7-da1a-43a6-8d09-faf2ca174d3c/Comprehensive Care For Chronically Ill Children, Reduced Hospitalizations, E-R Visits And Health Care Costs http://broadcast.jamanetwork.com/news-releases-from-jama/comprehensive-care-for-chronically-ill-children-reduced-hospitalizations-e-r-visits-and-health-/s/4d8646c7-da1a-43a6-8d09-faf2ca174d3c Comprehensive Care For Chronically Ill Children, Reduced Hospitalizations, E-R Visits And Health Care Costs High-risk, chronically ill children are often in and out of hospitals, emergency departments and intensive care units. A new study examined if providing comprehensive care in a single "medical home" s ]]> 12/23/2014 10:40:00 PM