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Your NEJM Group Today: Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm Clinical Pearls / Electric Cars & Pacemakers / Boston-Area Primary Care Opportunity

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Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: What inflammatory diseases are associated with pulmonary artery aneurysms? How are...
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OB/GYN Group Updates Guidance on "Fourth Trimester"

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All women should have contact with an obstetric care provider — either by phone or in person — within 3 weeks after giving birth, according to new...
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U.K. Health Officials Ban Valproate During Pregnancy

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The U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has banned use of the antiepileptic drug valproate in women of childbearing age unless they...
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USPSTF: Clinicians Should Screen Women for Intimate Partner Violence

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In a draft recommendation statement, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force again recommends that clinicians screen women of reproductive age for intimate partner violence (grade...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Minocycline-Induced Scleral Discoloration / Steroids & Saline in the ICU / Virginia Primary Care Opportunities

5 hours 32 min ago
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Images in Clinical Medicine: A 70-year-old man who...
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Caffeine During Pregnancy Associated with Excess Weight in Preschoolers

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Pregnant women who consume at least 200 mg of caffeine daily — that is, about two cups of coffee — are more likely to give birth to...
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New MS Guidelines Stress Importance of Starting Therapies Early

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Patients newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should start taking disease-modifying therapies soon after their diagnosis, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of...
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Screening Sigmoidoscopy's Benefits Appear Limited to Men

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One-time screening sigmoidoscopy cuts risks for colorectal cancer incidence and mortality in men — but not women — according to long-term findings from a Norway...
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Anti-TNF Drugs Tied to Lower Parkinson's Risk in Patients with IBD

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Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who take anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents have reduced risk for incident Parkinson disease, according to an industry...
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From the Blogs: Some ID Stuff We're Talking About on Medical Rounds — With Bonus Andy Borowitz Podcast

5 hours 32 min ago
HIV and ID Observations: Dr. Paul Sax shares some of the infectious disease topics that have come up lately on medical rounds and offers a...
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Your NEJM Group Today: 30-Year-Old with Cardiac Arrest / Guideline for Endoscopic Ablation of Barrett Esophagus / Pakistan Medical Director Opportunity

Mon, 2018-04-23 05:00
Have a look at the week's first selections from NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Case Record: A 30-year-old woman was brought...
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CDC: Hold the Romaine (Unless It Wasn't Grown in Yuma, Ariz.)

Mon, 2018-04-23 05:00
The CDC now recommends that consumers avoid eating romaine lettuce unless they can confirm it wasn't grown around Yuma, Ariz. The notice comes amid an...
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Travelers to Kentucky, Michigan Should Get Hepatitis A Vaccine

Mon, 2018-04-23 05:00
Indiana health officials are warning residents to get the hepatitis A vaccine if they plan to visit Kentucky or Michigan, which are experiencing ongoing outbreaks...
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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Meat & Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Mon, 2018-04-23 05:00
Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: NEJM Journal Watch...
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Congenital Malformations with Various Antiepileptic Drugs Examined

Mon, 2018-04-23 05:00
Of eight antiepileptic drugs, high-dose valproate carries the greatest risk for major congenital malformations, according to a study in the Lancet Neurology. Researchers studied...
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CDC Issues Recommendations on New Hepatitis B Vaccine

Mon, 2018-04-23 05:00
The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has published its guidance on use of Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG), a new vaccine that protects against hepatitis...
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FDA Advisers Recommend Approval of Cannabis-Based Drug for Seizures

Mon, 2018-04-23 05:00
An FDA advisory panel on Thursday voted unanimously to recommend approval of a cannabidiol product to treat seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes...
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Poor Seizure Control Common in U.S. Adults

Mon, 2018-04-23 05:00
Less than half of U.S. adults with epilepsy have their seizures under control, according to findings in MMWR. CDC researchers examined data on 68,000 adults...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Immunization Against Burnout / Clinicians' Online Ratings / Ariz. Endocrinology Opportunity

Mon, 2018-04-23 05:00
Here's what's happening around NEJM Group: NEJM Catalyst: Insights Report: Clinician burnout is far from being eliminated at healthcare organizations, but leaders, frontline physicians, and...
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