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Your NEJM Group Today: Fall-Prevention Clinical Pearls / Two Antibiotics for MRSA Bacteremia? / Endocrinology & Nephrology Opportunities

Mon, 2020-02-24 05:00
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Resident 360: Clinical pearls: What are some of the main causes of falls in...
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FDA Approves New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug

Mon, 2020-02-24 05:00
The FDA has approved bempedoic acid (marketed as Nexletol) to help lower LDL cholesterol in adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease...
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Clinical Conversations: Is Single-Dose HPV Vaccination Effective?

Mon, 2020-02-24 05:00
With human papillomavirus vaccine in short supply, moving from a three- or two-dose regimen to one dose would immediately double or triple supplies, cut...
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Pediatrics Group Issues Recommendations on Promoting Physical Activity

Mon, 2020-02-24 05:00
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued recommendations on encouraging physical activity during clinic visits. The recommendations, aimed at meeting the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines...
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COVID-19: Cruise Travel Advisory, South Korea on High Alert

Mon, 2020-02-24 05:00
Here's some of the latest news on novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19): The U.S. Department of State has advised Americans to "reconsider" travel by cruise...
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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Milk & Health

Mon, 2020-02-24 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 Primary Care...
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The Latest in COVID-19 News: Week Ending Feb. 22

Mon, 2020-02-24 05:00
The SARS-CoV-2 virus continued its spread through China, but some signs point to fewer new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Catch up...
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High Vaccine Coverage May Obscure Vulnerabilities

Mon, 2020-02-24 05:00
Focusing on vaccination compliance by age 3 may be obscuring delays in vaccinations that should be given earlier, according to an analysis in Pediatrics. Using...
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Your NEJM Group Today: EVALI & Teen Vaping / Telemedicine & Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy / Family Med. & Gastro. Opportunities

Mon, 2020-02-24 05:00
See what we've selected for you today from NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: EVALI and Adolescent Vaping: Dr. David Christiani discusses the epidemic of...
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Season's Flu Vaccine 45% Effective, Higher for Kids

Mon, 2020-02-24 05:00
The 2019–2020 influenza vaccine is roughly 45% effective overall, according to interim results in MMWR. Researchers calculated vaccine effectiveness by studying roughly 4100 patients...
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Continued Decline in New COVID-19 Cases in China

Sat, 2020-02-22 05:00
Here are some of the latest developments on coronavirus disease (COVID-19): China now has over 74,000 confirmed cases and over 2100 deaths. But the...
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COVID-19: Post-Cruise Travel Restrictions / Milder Disease Outside Wuhan

Sat, 2020-02-22 05:00
The CDC on Tuesday announced travel restrictions for those aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has seen the highest number of novel coronavirus disease...
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From the Blogs: How Can Attendings Affect Resident Burnout?

Sat, 2020-02-22 05:00
Individual coping mechanisms can help address some aspects of physician burnout — but what can attendings do to improve the environment? Dr. Daniel Orlovich offers his...
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Mental Health Disorders Tied to Cannabis Use in Pregnancy

Sat, 2020-02-22 05:00
Depression, anxiety, and trauma are associated with higher likelihood of cannabis use during pregnancy, according to an observational study in JAMA Network Open. Using data...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Zero Harm in Health Care / Patient Insights into Restraints / EM & Urology Opportunities

Sat, 2020-02-22 05:00
Take a peek at what NEJM Group has to offer: NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery: Zero Harm in Health Care: How a comprehensive systems...
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