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Report Recommends Lowering Threshold for Drunk Driving

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2018-01-19 05:00
To combat drunk driving, a panel from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is recommending that states lower the threshold for what is...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Late-Career Switch to Telemedicine / Meds for HF with Preserved Ejection Fraction? / South Carolina Internist Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2018-01-19 05:00
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Catalyst: Article: Instead of retiring, a physician in his 70s pursued a fellowship in telehealth...
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Choosing Wisely: 5 Procedures to Avoid in Benign Breast Disease

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2018-01-19 05:00
The American Society of Breast Surgeons has released a list of five procedures or tests clinicians should avoid in the setting of benign breast disease...
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Hydrocortisone Does Not Seem to Reduce Mortality in Certain Patients with Septic Shock

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2018-01-19 05:00
Hydrocortisone is not associated with reduced mortality in patients with septic shock who undergo mechanical ventilation, according to a study published in the New England...
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Use of ADHD Meds by Reproductive-Aged Women on the Rise

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2018-01-19 05:00
Use of medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among reproductive-aged women rose over 300% from 2003 through 2015, according to findings in MMWR. Using...
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Proinflammatory Diets Tied to Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2018-01-19 05:00
Patients may ask about a study suggesting that diets with a high potential to cause inflammation are associated with increased risk for colorectal cancer. The...
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Depression at Time of Aortic Valve Replacement Tied to Higher Mortality Risk

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2018-01-19 05:00
Older adults undergoing transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement (TAVR or SAVR) who are depressed face increased mortality risk in the year after the procedure...
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Patient Reminders Improve Vaccination Rates in Primary Care

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2018-01-19 05:00
Patients reminders such as postcards and text messages improve vaccination rates, according to an updated Cochrane review. The review included data from 75 studies on...
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Doxylamine-Pyridoxine May Not Ease Morning Sickness

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2018-01-19 05:00
Doxylamine-pyridoxine, recommended to treat nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, may not be as effective as previously reported, according to a reanalysis published in PLOS...
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Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance: Risk for Progression to Cancer, Other Disorders Examined

Physician's First Watch - Fri, 2018-01-19 05:00
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) is associated with an annual 1% risk for progression to multiple myeloma or plasma-cell or lymphoid disorder, and...
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MAST ADATAB tablets for routine agar susceptibility testing

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Fri, 2018-01-19 03:41
MAST ADATAB are tablets consisting of a measured dose of antibiotic which can be added to media to produce plates containing a known concentration of antibiotic.
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More University of Toronto affiliated scientists to publish lab notes in real time

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Thu, 2018-01-18 21:00
(University of Toronto) About 20 scientists affiliated with a University of Toronto research organization have agreed to publish their lab notes in real time, a groundbreaking move aimed at hastening the discovery of new medical treatments.
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Study ends debate over role of steroids in treating septic shock

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Thu, 2018-01-18 21:00
(George Institute for Global Health) The results from the largest ever study of septic shock could improve treatment for critically ill patients and save health systems worldwide hundreds of millions of dollars each year.Researchers at The George Institute for Global Health studied whether the use of steroids as an additional treatment to septic shock -- a severe life threatening infection -- would improve survival.
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Prescription drug labels provide scant dosing guidance for obese kids

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Thu, 2018-01-18 21:00
(Children's National Health System) Despite the US Congress providing incentives to drug manufacturers to encourage the study of medications in children, few approved drugs include safe dosing information for obese kids.
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Not-for-profit hospitals coming up with their own generic medicines to combat shortages

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Thu, 2018-01-18 19:53
Many of the major not-for-profit hospital groups have tried their hand an manufacturing and making generics to combat the shortages of medicines as well as the high costs of branded medications. This move bypasses the monopoly held by the pharmaceutical companies.
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Women run faster after taking newly developed supplement, study finds

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-01-17 21:00
(Ohio State University) A new study found that women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a month saw their 3-mile run times drop by almost a minute. The women who took the supplement also saw improvements in distance covered in 25 minutes on a stationary bike and a third test in which they stepped on and off a bench, according to research from The Ohio State University.
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Americans are getting more ZZZZs

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-01-17 21:00
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Although more than one in three Americans still don't get enough sleep, a new analysis shows first signs of success in the fight for more shut eye.
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Patients who live alone can safely be sent home after joint replacement

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-01-17 21:00
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Most patients who live alone can be safely discharged home from the hospital to recover after hip or knee replacement surgery, suggests a study in the Jan. 17, 2018 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
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Moms, sisters, wives rank among more 'difficult' kin

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-01-17 21:00
(University of California - Berkeley) Most of us put up with whiners, naggers, control freaks and other annoying people in our lives for good reason - we're related to them. While female kin are more likely to be viewed as difficult, they are also seen as being more supportive and involved in family life.
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Health care financing system deepens poverty and income inequality

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-01-17 21:00
(Physicians for a National Health Program) Households' payments for medical premiums, copayments and deductibles pushed more than 7 million Americans into poverty in 2014, according to a study in the American Journal of Public Health. Medical payments also dramatically worsened overall income inequality among Americans.
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