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Snorting straws: a new risk factor for HCV

One-quarter of confiscated straws tested positive for human blood.

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CHA2DS2-VASc: adding African-American ethnicity boosts validity

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Mitral valve repair tops replacement in elderly patients

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Clinicians should not delay testing in children with febrile UTIs

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Poor CABG outcomes less likely for South Asians

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USPSTF: not enough proof for visual skin cancer screening

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Depression: simplified psychotherapy works just as well

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FDA approves lixisenatide to treat type 2 diabetes

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MCRC: how do elderly patients respond to treatment?

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Can I get the new HPV vaccine if I got the old one when I was younger?

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CVS and Veterans Affairs lead list of organizations receiving HIPAA complaints

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Patients are contributing more of their own health data to medical records

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When physicians adopt the language of war, do they go to war with those around them?

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On-demand health services see rapid growth, gain influx of cash

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Race contributes more to NIH grant biases than does gender

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IDSA: new management guidelines for coccidiodomycosis

Coccidiomycosis infection is frequently misdiagnosed as community-acquired pneumonia.

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Are you using CAD testing in your patients hospitalized with new-onset HF?

Many patients with ischemic disease aren’t being tested, receiving therapy

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Sleep: hypnotics linked to pneumonia risk in older adults

The study suggests physicians should consider strategies to reduce the use of non-BZDs in older adults.

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Zika virus: more evidence links prolonged viremia to miscarriage

Findings reinforce the need for ongoing vigilance and new testing algorithms in pregnant women.

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PreP uptake good in pregnant women at risk for HIV

Women may be more vulnerable to HIV acquisition during pregnancy.

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Diabetes raises anemia risk in chronic kidney disease

Study is first to compare chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with and without diabetes.

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Influenza vaccination in pregnancy: are there fetal risks?

Few studies have examined seasonal influenza vaccines since the H1N1 pandemic.

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Syphilis increasing among MSM

Men who have sex with men are disproportionately laden with syphilis infections.

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Antacids not linked to increased seizure risk

Prior studies of proton pump inhibitors have noted cases of convulsion/seizure.

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Parkinson’s: rotigotine patch improves sleep quality

A good night’s sleep for Parkinson’s patients?

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New-onset IBS common after C. difficile infection

Infection prevalence is rising, but the relationship with postinfectious IBS has been unclear.

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Headache: Monthly Essentials July’16

AHS issues new evidence-based guidelines for managing cluster headache... Low-dose folic acid supplementation not as effective for reducing migraine symptoms

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PCOS: screening for metabolic disorders highly underutilized

Only 5.7% of OB/GY order the recommended lipid profile and 2 h oral glucose tolerance test.

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Super obese and pregnant: doubled risk for neonatal morbidity with C-section

Mechanism of increased risk is unclear.

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