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Report Recommends Lowering Threshold for Drunk Driving

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Your NEJM Group Today: Rapidly Progressive Respiratory Failure / Adherence to ADHD Meds in College / Mass. Primary Care Opportunities

Wed, 2018-01-17 05:00
Take a gander at today's selections from NEJM Group: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 39-year-old woman who had a history of...
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Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Risk for Diabetes in Mothers

Wed, 2018-01-17 05:00
Mothers who lactate for at least 6 months face a lower long-term risk for diabetes than their nonlactating peers, a prospective study in JAMA...
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No Change in USPSTF's Stance on Using Nontraditional Risk Factors to Assess CV Risk

Wed, 2018-01-17 05:00
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says there is not enough evidence to make a recommendation on whether to add nontraditional risk factors — that is...
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Obesity Treatments Compared: Bariatric Surgery vs. Nonsurgical Options, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs. Bypass

Wed, 2018-01-17 05:00
Studies in JAMA's obesity issue offer additional evidence on bariatric surgery's benefits and may ease potential concerns over increasing use of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. First...
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From the Blogs: Antibiotics for Cough, PJP vs. PCP, TB-Sniffing Rats, Raw Water, and Other Quick ID Items to Ponder

Wed, 2018-01-17 05:00
As we head into week 3 of 52 of this new year, Dr. Paul Sax poses some "quick questions" with an infectious disease theme...
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Flu Activity Widespread Across U.S., But Season May Have Peaked

Wed, 2018-01-17 05:00
The entire continental U.S. is experiencing widespread influenza activity, the CDC reported on Friday. This is the first time in at least 13 years that...
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Early Menarche, Other Reproductive Factors Tied to Higher CV Risk in Women

Wed, 2018-01-17 05:00
Several reproductive factors — including age at menarche — are associated with increased cardiovascular risk later in a woman's life, according to a Heart study. Researchers used...
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FDA Approves Olaparib for Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer and BRCA Mutation

Wed, 2018-01-17 05:00
The FDA has expanded the approval of olaparib (Lynparza) for patients with metastatic breast cancer who have a germline BRCA genetic mutation. Olaparib, a PARP...
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Your NEJM Group Today: MS Review / HIV PrEP for Women / Texas Medical Director Opportunity

Wed, 2018-01-17 05:00
Here's what we selected for you today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: A number of interventions to modify the course of multiple sclerosis have been...
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Psoriasis Improved Following Hepatitis C Treatment

Wed, 2018-01-17 05:00
One man's psoriasis lesions cleared following treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection with direct-acting antivirals. The case report appears in the Annals of Internal...
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