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More choose medicine as second career

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Twin physicians face similar sex allegations

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Physicians question blood pressure target

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White House physician challenged on Trump health

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Patients Will Be Asking: Can hunting deer kill me?

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Plan for health workers with "moral objections" to opt out of procedures

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Autism and maternal antidepressant use: a meta-analysis

Child's ASD risk increases with maternal antidepressant exposure.

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Human rhinovirus: no increased risk for UTI in very young infants

Clinicians treating very young, febrile infants with suspected UTI should forgo focus on HRV.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Crohns Colitis
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Crohn’s and autologous stem cell transplantation: joint review and recommendations

Several societies review what we know after 164 cases.

  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: a randomized trial of budesonide for preemies

Higher mortality, same neurodevelopmental outcomes for budesonide group.

  • Clinical Essentials from Head Neck
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OPSCC: multiple TORS to clear margins predicts lower survival

Long-term study identifies multiple prognostic markers in patients undergoing TORS.

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Gastric bypass health outcomes can last 5 years, but then diminish

Long-term “triple endpoint” benefits seen in diabetes patients, but longer-term effects uncertain.

  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Scoring system catches what a FIT test might miss

FIT tests can sometimes miss advanced colorectal neoplasia.

  • Clinical Essentials from Fertil Steril
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Now what? How to counsel BRCA carriers on future fertility

Carriers should undergo genetic counseling at diagnosis.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Dermatol
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Lebrikizumab for atopic dermatitis: phase 2 data from TREBLE

Short-term study suggests good efficacy for IL-13 mAb.

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Breastfeeding longer can reduce a woman’s type 2 diabetes risk

Graded risk reduction up to 47% with 12-plus months.

  • Clinical Essentials from Isr Med Assoc J
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Milder Crohn’s with comorbid primary sclerosing cholangitis

As with UC, the disease may behave differently with PSC.

  • Clinical Essentials from Breast Cancer Res Treat
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MBC: initial therapy, hospice care underutilized in elderly patients

SEER-Medicare data show that 23% of patients do not receive initial systemic treatment.

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A new use for onabotulinum toxin-A: sleep bruxism

An RCT of BoNT-A injections into the masseter and temporalis muscles.

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In schizophrenia, clozapine use is linked to lower cardiovascular fitness

Individuals treated with clozapine should be encouraged to maintain or improve cardiovascular fitness.