Dentistry

DIY dentistry—It's a don't

As direct-to-consumer marketing becomes pervasive, there's a growing trend of Do-It-Yourself or DIY dentistry—prompting patients to skip the trip to the orthodontist in favor of at-home impression kits and the ability to ...

Health

Nursing homes falling behind with end-of-life directives

Popular medical dramas such as Grey's Anatomy and Chicago Med often depict the tensions that can arise while making end-of-life medical decisions without "advance directives" on file. Advance directives, or living wills, ...

Immunology

Substantial increase in costs for uncontrolled asthma

(HealthDay)—A considerable proportion of patients with mild to moderate asthma are symptomatically uncontrolled, and uncontrolled asthma is associated with significantly increased costs, according to a study published online ...

Other

Moderate costs incurred by living kidney donors

(HealthDay)—Living kidney donors (LKDs) incur moderate costs related to the completion of donation evaluation, according to a study published online May 5 in the American Journal of Transplantation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC addresses burden, threat of antibiotic resistance

(HealthDay)—The burden and threats posed by antibiotic resistance infections are discussed in a report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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