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Legionnaire's Outbreak Linked to 31 Cases, 2 Deaths in NYC

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is currently investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has been linked to 31 reported cases and two deaths to prevent the further spread of Legionella.

Study: Total Knee Arthroplasty a 'Time Machine' for RA

Total knee arthroplasty can temporarily return the joint to an earlier, better level of function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests.

Can Alcohol Reduce Disability in Chronic Pain?

Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain such as that related to fibromyalgia.

U.S. Health Spending Projected to Rise 5.8% By 2024

From 2014 to 2024, U.S. health spending growth is projected to increase by about 6 percent.

'Thrifty Phenotype' Leads to Less Weight Loss in Obese

For obese individuals, energy expenditure during fasting and response to overfeeding predict weight loss in response to caloric restriction.

Performance Indicators for Mammography Correlate Well With Clinical Audit

Some performance indicators for mammography test sets are associated with aspects of clinical audit parameters.

Variations Seen in Group B Strep Testing, Prophylaxis By Obstetricians

Almost all obstetricians collect group B streptococcus screening samples, but practice patterns vary.

Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors Appear Safe in CML With CKD

Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) appear to be safe in patients with chronic-phase (CP) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Social Media Can Inform Patient-Doctor Dialogue About LVADs

Social media outlets represent a promising source of information relating to left ventricular assist device treatment for heart failure, but their reliability is hampered by current lack of oversight into content.

Accuracy, Timing of Pre-Op Lung CA Evaluation Can Be Improved

For suspected lung cancer patients, the thoroughness, accuracy, and timeliness of preoperative evaluation could be improved, according to research published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.