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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: The House of God Profiled Physician Burnout Long Before We Called It That — Should Aspiring Doctors Still Read It?

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Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: Many consider the...
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CDC Offers New Guidance on Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

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The CDC has updated its 2010 guidance on vaccination against Japanese encephalitis (JE) in MMWR. The two-dose vaccine is recommended for the following: People...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Primary Care First / CPAP & Depression / Internal Medicine & HIV/AIDS Opportunities

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Today's top picks from NEJM Group include: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Perspective: Medicare's new Primary Care First payment model ignores the low level of...
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Partial Knee Replacement Similar to Total Replacement in Pain, Function

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Partial knee replacement is at least as good as total replacement, and by some measures, may be slightly better, among patients with knee osteoarthritis, according...
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Overdose Deaths Down in the U.S.

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Overdose deaths in the U.S. dropped 5.1% from 2017 to 2018, falling to an estimated 68,500, according to provisional counts released by the CDC on...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Physician Roles in Tension / Universal Test and Treat / Primary Care & Hem-Onc Opportunities

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Here are a few things we thought you might enjoy from NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Physician Roles in Tension: Dr. Anita Berlin discusses the...
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WHO Declares Public Health Emergency Over Ebola

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The World Health Organization has determined that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a Public Health Emergency of International...
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FDA Approves Combo Drug for Complicated UTIs, Intra-Abdominal Infections

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The FDA has approved a three-drug combination (marketed as Recarbrio) to treat complicated urinary tract infections and complicated intra-abdominal infections in adults. Imipenem...
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Both Systolic and Diastolic BP Affect CV Outcomes

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Elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressure measurements independently predict risk for adverse cardiovascular events, according to a retrospective study in the New England Journal of...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Vision Loss / Treating Rotator Cuff Tears / Cardiology & Neurology Opportunities

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Have a look what we've picked for you from NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Case record: A 31-year-old woman was evaluated...
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Cancer Rates High in Patients with Takotsubo Syndrome

Thu, 2019-07-18 05:00
Roughly one in six patients with takotsubo syndrome (TTS) also has cancer, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers...
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Leakage Rates of Menstrual Cups Similar to That of Other Feminine Hygiene Products

Thu, 2019-07-18 05:00
Menstrual cups may be a safe and effective alternative to disposable pads or tampons, according to a meta-analysis in the Lancet Public Health. Researchers...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Whooping Cough in Young Infant / ED Opioid Rx & High-Risk Use / Hospitalist & Surgery Opportunities

Thu, 2019-07-18 05:00
Check out today's highlights from NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Images in clinical medicine: An 8-week-old girl was admitted to the...
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Evidence Favors NOACs for Anticoagulation in Early Chronic Kidney Disease

Thu, 2019-07-18 05:00
In early-stage chronic kidney disease, non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) seem beneficial to prevent stroke or thromboembolism. For patients with advanced disease, the...
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