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Your NEJM Group Today: Facing Uncertainty / Smoking Cessation in ED / Infectious Disease & Anesthesiology Opportunities

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Check out what's happening across NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Clinical Problem-Solving: A 57-year-old woman presented with a 1-year...
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Flu Season Kicks Off Early with Influenza B Making Unexpected Appearance

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The influenza season got its earliest start in the U.S. in 15 years, with the South being hit particularly hard, the Associated Press reports. The...
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FDA Investigating Whether Diabetes Drug Contains NDMA

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The FDA is investigating whether the diabetes drug metformin contains N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen. Other drugs like ranitidine and some angiotensin II...
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Clinical Conversations: NPs', PAs', and MDs' Performance in the Primary Care of Diabetes

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In November 2018, Clinical Conversations interviewed two authors of a study comparing the quality of diabetes care afforded by three provider types: nurse-practitioners, PAs...
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Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses on the Decline

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Cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury (EVALI) appear to have peaked in mid-September and have been steadily falling since...
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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Doctors Useless Outside a Hospital?

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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: NEJM Primary Care...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Interpreting Survival Data / Primary Care's Role in Ending HIV Epidemic / OB/GYN & Hospitalist Opportunities

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Check out today's highlights from NEJM Group Today: NEJM Resident 360: Podcast: Survival data are central to the analysis of clinical trials, with many journal...
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A Third of U.S. High Schoolers Use Tobacco

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One in three U.S. high schoolers and one in eight middle schoolers currently use tobacco, according to new CDC data in MMWR. Among the other...
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FDA Asks Ranitidine and Nizatidine Makers to Expand NDMA Testing

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The FDA is now asking manufacturers to test all lots of ranitidine (brand name, Zantac) and nizatidine (brand, Axid) for N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) — a probable...
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Diabetes During Pregnancy Tied to Early-Onset CVD in Offspring

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In utero exposure to maternal diabetes is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease in early adulthood, according to a study in The BMJ. Using...
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From the Blogs: To HBCU or Not to HBCU? That Is the Question.

Sat, 2019-12-07 05:00
Congress just reached an agreement to extend federal funding of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Chief resident Dr. Allison Latimore looks at the role...
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First Reported Case of "Cobalt Lung" Linked to Vaping Cannabis

Sat, 2019-12-07 05:00
Researchers have identified yet another complication of vaping. In the European Respiratory Journal, they describe a woman who developed giant cell interstitial pneumonia (a.k.a., hard...
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Study Links Hair Dyes, Chemical Straighteners to Breast Cancer

Sat, 2019-12-07 05:00
Use of permanent hair dyes and chemical hair straighteners might be associated with increased risk for breast cancer, according to an observational study in the...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Tickborne Disease Threats / Holiday Warning: Aspirating Toys / Oncology & Anesthesiology Opportunities

Sat, 2019-12-07 05:00
See what's cooking over at NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Tickborne Disease Threats: Dr. Goudarz Molaei discusses range expansion of the lone star tick and...
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Pertussis Hospitalizations Fall Among Infants Too Young for Vaccination

Sat, 2019-12-07 05:00
After pertussis vaccination was recommended for all pregnant women, pertussis hospitalizations among infants too young for vaccination fell by about 50%, according to a JAMA...
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