Medications

Rate of opioid rx stable after pediatric outpatient surgery

(HealthDay)—From 2013 to 2017, the rate of receiving a take-home opioid prescription remained stable after pediatric outpatient surgery as did the dose prescribed, but the maximum take-home dose declined, according to a ...

Health

Site of care may affect patients' access to palliative treatment

For patients at the end of life, palliative care can prolong survival and improve the quality of life for patients with a life-threatening illness and for their families. But studies have found that racial and ethnic minorities ...

Cardiology

Family history linked to early-onset A-fib in minorities

(HealthDay)—Probands of African or Hispanic/Latino descent with early-onset atrial fibrillation (EOAF) are more likely than European Americans to have a first-degree relative with AF, according to a study published online ...

Cardiology

AFib linked to family history in blacks, Latinos

Despite being the most common heart arrhythmia disorder in the U.S., there is not much research on the causes of atrial fibrillation in minority populations. And while researchers know that black and Latino individuals are ...

Diabetes

Two strategies for preventing diabetes in minority patients

(HealthDay)—Recognizing the barriers to care for minority patients with type 2 diabetes could reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes nationwide, according to an article published by the American Medical Association's AMA ...

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