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Parents Who Refuse Neonatal Vitamin K Less Likely to Vaccinate

While neonatal vitamin K refusal is rare, parents who refuse vitamin K are less likely to immunize their child.

Clarithromycin Linked to Increased Cardiac Death Risk

There is a significantly increased risk of cardiac death associated with clarithromycin use, according to a new study.

Active Surveillance Works Well for Stage I Testicular Cancer

Active surveillance for clinical stage I (CSI) testis cancer leads to excellent outcomes.

CDC: U.S. Teen Birth Rate Down From 1991-2013

From 1991-2013 there has been a consistent decrease in U.S. teenage birth rates.

CRT, ICD Therapies Benefit Heart Failure Patients of All Races

For patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapies are associated with clinical benefit, irrespective of patient race/ethnicity.

Aerobic Fitness Linked to White Matter Integrity in Preteens

For preadolescent children, white matter structure varies with fitness level.

Uranium Exposure Tied to Lupus

High uranium exposure is associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

ACOG: All Pregnant Women Should Receive Influenza Vaccine

All pregnant women should receive influenza vaccine, regardless of their stage of pregnancy.

More Preventable Deaths With Outpatient Urology Surgery

There has been a shift from inpatient to outpatient surgery for commonly performed urological procedures, which has coincided with increasing rates of failure to rescue (FTR) mortality.

Free Meds Can Help Smokers Quit Postdischarge

A postdischarge intervention including free medication results in higher rates of smoking cessation at six months, compared with standard discharge care among hospitalized adult smokers.