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Can family history predict subclinical CAD?

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Bacterial pneumonia: is there added diagnostic value to measuring CRP?

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ACP, AAFP defy trends in latest hypertension guidelines

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Drinking coffee lowers liver stiffness in HCV, HBV, and NAFLD

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HIV-infected infants require early ART to optimize cognitive outcomes

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Gout can be successfully managed in primary care

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Headache Vitals for January 2017

Aspirin and tension headache | Headache guidelines in children | Migraine and perioperative stroke.

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COPD: women smokers more vulnerable than men

Risk for airflow obstruction emerged at 10 pack-years in women vs 19 pack-years in men.

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IBS is underdiagnosed and undertreated in the US

Up to 48 million Americans are thought to be affected by IBS.

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What is the impact of weight loss and regain on CVD risk factors in type 2 diabetes?

Sustained weight loss is most beneficial, but all is not lost with regain.

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Severe influenza: is intravenous zanamivir an option for hospitalized patients?

There is an unmet need for IV neuraminidase inhibitors in patients hospitalized with severe influenza.

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Higher risk of death is linked to hip fracture for many years afterward

Measures are needed to prevent hip fracture and loss of life in the elderly.

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Twenty-four-hour ambulatory BP monitoring benefits some patients more than others

Ambulatory measure is not possible for all patients, so here are some factors for selection.

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Efficacy and safety of simtuzumab in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
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Efficacy and safety of simtuzumab in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Phase 2 trial of simtuzumab vs placebo.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Breast cancer recurrence more likely in African vs European Americans

Racial disparity in recurrence rates after adjuvant therapy may contribute to excess mortality risk.

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Postpartum depression: communication matters

Simple communication from a provider during the antenatal depression may have a protective effect.

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Bladder cancer: variant histology is common, but only small-cell worsens survival

Defining the histology of bladder cancer could inform treatment decision-making after radical cystectomy.

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Influenza vaccination rates low in elderly diabetics, household contacts

This is the first study to include data on household contacts, an important contributor to herd immunity..

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Insomnia: paroxetine boosts zolpidem

There is a high association between insomnia and depression.

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Prostate cancer: is emotional distress driving overtreatment of low-risk disease?

Could addressing diagnosis-related emotional distress encourage uptake of active surveillance?

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