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Opioid Exposure During Pregnancy, Long-Term Effects on Children’s Development

According to a recent analysis of national data by the Centers for Disease Control, the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (as documented at the time of delivery) more than quadrupled from 1999 through 2014.  Studies of opioid exposure in pregnancy suggest increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes including stillbirth, low birth weight,… Read More »

Living Transplant Donors Need Long-Term Monitoring, Too

By Scott Maier While organ transplant recipients receive continual care as the end-stage treatment to their condition, attention also should be given to living donors, who can suffer from hypertension, diabetes and other disorders after donation, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. As reported online April 12, 2019, in JAMA Network Open, by… Read More »

Specialist vendor offers payment flexibility in lieu of long-term contracts

A vendor serving specialist practices with a suite of software and revenue cycle services is now offering its products for use on a month-to-month basis. The short-term approach is a welcome alternative to providers being tied to long-term outsourced contracts and fearing poor performance from a vendor. The company, MedEvolve, is also providing a suite… Read More »