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The Latest in COVID-19 News: Week Ending Apr. 10

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:00
This week, researchers reported that roughly a third of patients received a neurologic or psychiatric diagnosis in the 6 months after having COVID-19, while...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy / 3-Day Treatment for CAP / Neurology & Endocrinology Opportunities

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:00
Check out what NEJM Group has to offer: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Medicine and Society: About 27% of Americans say they definitely or probably...
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1 in 7 Report Persistent Symptoms After Mild COVID-19

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:00
Roughly 15% of patients who had mild COVID-19 symptoms still had symptoms 8 months later, according to a JAMA research letter. Researchers compared some...
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AGA Offers Guidelines on Use of Intragastric Balloons in Managing Obesity

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:00
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has issued recommendations on the use of intragastric balloons in obesity management. The guidelines appear in Gastroenterology. Among the document's...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Combatting Vaccine Nationalism / Excessive Exercise Training / Primary Care & Pulmonology Opportunities

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:00
Check out today's highlights from NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Combatting Vaccine Nationalism: Dr. Ingrid Katz discusses promotion and acceleration of global access to COVID...
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COVID-19 Vaccines: EMA on AstraZeneca & Blood Clots / Variants / April 19

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:00
Here are some of the latest developments on COVID-19 vaccines: EMA on AstraZeneca vaccine & blood clots: The occurrence of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia should be...
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FDA Approves New ADHD Drug for Children

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:00
The FDA has approved a new nonstimulant drug, known as viloxazine (Qelbree), to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children aged 6 to 17...
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COVID-19: Neurologic & Psychiatric Sequelae / MIS-C Update

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:00
Catch up on some of the latest COVID-19 news: Neurologic & psychiatric sequelae: Risks for neurologic and psychiatric morbidity are significantly increased in the months...
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COVID-19 Vaccines: Graded Dosing Protocol / Antibody Persistence

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:00
Check out today's highlights on the COVID-19 vaccines: Graded dosing protocol: Two patients who required treatment for hypersensitivity reactions to the first dose of...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Intrapericardial Colon / Breast-Feeding & IQ / Palliative Care & Addiction Med. Opportunities

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:00
See what's happening around NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Images in clinical medicine: A 54-year-old woman presented with palpitations that were...
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COVID-19: Cleaning Guidance / Outbreak at Bar Opening

Wed, 2021-04-07 05:00
The CDC on Monday updated its guidance on cleaning and disinfection. Among the recommendations: If there have been no known people with COVID-19 in...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Women in Clinical Trials / COVID-19 Outcomes in Pregnancy / Hospitalist & F.M. Opportunities

Wed, 2021-04-07 05:00
See what's happening around NEJM Group: NEJM Resident 360: Curbside Consults: Dr. Janine Clayton — an ophthalmologist and Director of the NIH Office of Research on...
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Shorter-Course Antibiotics Better for Some Common Infections, ACP Says

Wed, 2021-04-07 05:00
Some common bacterial infections are best treated with shorter courses of antibiotics, which will lessen the threat of resistant organisms, according to the American College...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Stalking the Diagnosis / Teen Infections & Later MS / Cardiac Intensivist & I.M. Opportunities

Wed, 2021-04-07 05:00
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Clinical problem-solving: A 22-year-old man presented with...
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Paul Sax: More Excellent News on COVID-19 Vaccines — and Baseball Gets a Policy Right

Wed, 2021-04-07 05:00
ID specialist and and rabid baseball fan Dr. Paul Sax discusses last week's excellent news regarding COVID-19 vaccination — and weighs in on Major League...
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U.S. Saw Over 520,000 Excess Deaths in 2020, Most from COVID-19

Wed, 2021-04-07 05:00
The U.S. experienced over 520,000 more deaths than expected from March through December 2020, according to an analysis in JAMA. Some 72% of those deaths...
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