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Prevention of acute respiratory infections: “a major new indication for vitamin D supplementation”

Findings support the introduction of public health measures such as food fortification, particularly in settings where profound deficiency is common.

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ACIP: new vaccine schedule for US adults, 2017

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New guideline on dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis contains 87 recommendations

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Respir Crit Care Med
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New recommendations on COPD diagnosis, management, and prevention

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Caution urged re potential renal injury with SGLT2 inhibitors

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Prostate cancer: have conflicting screening recommendations left PCPs confused?

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Low back pain: adding physical therapy for the hip boosts outcomes

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New ACP guideline: begin with drug-free approach to low back pain

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Heart Failure Vitals for February 2017

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Professional Essentials

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What do you mean, juicing isn't healthy?

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Why are colorectal cancers on the rise in young people?

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Direct primary care could get boost with Republicans

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STAT News raises questions about genetic testing firm

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California could require doctors on probation to inform patients

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Study finds physicians' care similar to NPs, PAs in health centers

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Joint and Bone Health Vitals for March 2017
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Joint and Bone Health Vitals for March 2017

Missed opportunities for osteoporosis diagnosis | Revision of knee, hip replacement likelier in younger patients | Melatonin + micronutrients in osteopenia.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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Chronic knee pain: online home exercise and PCST program shows efficacy

Results of a randomized controlled trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Nutr
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HIV: zinc may play a role in liver disease outcomes

Liver disease is one of the most common causes of non-AIDS-related death in people living with HIV.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Pediatr
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Pediatric CD: psychological factors may play a stronger role than disease activity

Psychological factors may play an important role in patient symptom reporting and disability.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Internal Medicine
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Bone strength and density in elderly men improve with testosterone

Unequivocal gains with 1 y of treatment.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Diabetes Complicat
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Can bile acid sequestrants improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetes?

Trial results have been inconsistent.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am Heart J
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Long-term warfarin anticoagulation in Afib increases dementia risk

Risk increased regardless of risk score.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Affect Disord
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Depression outcomes linked to cannabis use

The association between cannabis use and depression treatment outcomes has not been well studied.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA
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Subdural hematoma increase is linked to antithrombotic use

Use of antithrombotics has been on the increase.

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Rapid decline in C difficile infections with the 4C antibiotic stewardship intervention-Scotland
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Rapid decline in C difficile infections with the 4C antibiotic stewardship intervention-Scotland

National antibiotic stewardship intervention limits the use of 4C antibiotics (fluoroquinolones, clindamycin, co-amoxiclav, and cephalosporins) associated with C difficile infection

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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Testicular cancer: adverse health outcomes common in survivors

Weekly vigorous physical activity was universally association with less adverse health outcomes.

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Male sex hormones linked to increased incidence of lung cancer

DHT may represent a new biomarker for lung cancer in older men.

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Cilostazol prevents recurrent stroke in ischemic stroke patients prone to brain bleeding | ISC
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Cilostazol prevents recurrent stroke in ischemic stroke patients prone to brain bleeding | ISC

Cilostazol is an antiplatelet agent widely used for peripheral artery disease.

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Breast Cancer Vitals for March 2017
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Breast Cancer Vitals for March 2017

Scalp cooling and hair loss | Gene test predicts recurrence risk in ER+ breast cancer | False alarms deter future mammograms.

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