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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Controversial WSJ Op-Ed

Sun, 2019-09-22 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: HIV and ID...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Rethinking Social Responses to Disease / Identifying Chronic Liver Disease / Rheumatology & Hem-Onc Opportunities

Sun, 2019-09-22 05:00
Check out the latest content from NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Rethinking Social Responses to Disease: Dr. Robert Aronowitz discusses how the largely social processes...
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Lung Injuries Tied to Vaping Climb to 530

Sun, 2019-09-22 05:00
The number of confirmed and probable cases of lung injury tied to vaping and e-cigarette use in the U.S. increased from 380 to 530...
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FDA Advisers Back OTC Oral Nicotine Spray

Sun, 2019-09-22 05:00
An advisory committee has recommended that the FDA approve an over-the-counter oral nicotine spray as a smoking cessation aid for adults. The committee...
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SGLT2 Inhibitor Dapagliflozin Lowers Risk for Worsening Heart Failure

Sun, 2019-09-22 05:00
Dapagliflozin lowered the risk for worsening heart failure or cardiovascular death among patients with reduced left-ventricular ejection fractions, regardless of their diabetes status. The...
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Add-On Diabetes Treatment: Semaglutide Improves HbA1c Better Than Canagliflozin

Sun, 2019-09-22 05:00
In patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes taking metformin, adding the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist semaglutide improves hemoglobin A1c levels better...
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Metformin vs. Sulfonylureas in Early Reduced Kidney Function

Sun, 2019-09-22 05:00
Metformin has a better cardiovascular safety profile than sulfonylureas in patients with diabetes and reduced kidney function, according to a JAMA study that is being...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Teens Vaping Daily / CT & Cancer in Children / Urgent Care & Endocrinology Opportunities

Sun, 2019-09-22 05:00
Take a look at the latest from NEJM Group: New England Journal of Medicine: Correspondence: Roughly 12% of 12th-graders — and 7% of 10th-graders...
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Polypill Improves Blood Pressure, LDL Levels in Underserved Adults

Sun, 2019-09-22 05:00
A single pill containing four generic medications can improve blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels in socioeconomically disadvantaged adults, a New England Journal of Medicine...
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Drug Use–Related Infective Endocarditis Spiked over 15 Years

Sun, 2019-09-22 05:00
The incidence of infective endocarditis related to drug misuse has increased sharply alongside the U.S. opioid epidemic, suggests a retrospective study in the Journal of...
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