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Do you know all 11 risk factors for prediabetes?

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Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to increase in autism risk

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FDA approves first MRI device for brain imaging in newborns

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Pneumonia mortality: the link with white blood cell count

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Antihypertensive use higher after partial vs radical nephrectomy

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WHO position paper on HPV vaccines focuses on new developments, target populations

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Meta-analysis: is vasectomy linked to prostate cancer?

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Pediatric epilepsy: weekend admission increases risks of morbidity, mortality

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Midwife-conducted insemination increases CPR | ESHRE

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Surprise ED bills linked to staffing companies

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Patients like correcting physician notes

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Former USC medical dean in drug scandal

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Childhood colds and vitamin D supplementation: what’s the evidence?

Findings do not support routine use of high-dose vitamin D supplementation in children.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JACC Heart Fail
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Hydralazine-isosorbide dinitrate reduces mortality in African Americans with HFrEF

Usage remains low despite guideline recommendations.

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Postprandial insulin dosing tied to worse diabetes control

Large study of children and adults with T1D highlights need for more rapid-acting insulins.

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Noninvasive ventilation in COPD exacerbations: Cochrane review

Failure rates of 9%-50% are reported with noninvasive ventilation as adjunctive therapy in patients hospitalized with AHRF secondary to AECOPD.

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Lifestyle intervention reduces CVD risk in most type 2 diabetes patients

Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) trial was stopped early because of futility, but treatment effects were heterogeneous.

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Illicit drug abuse, suicide may be high in type 1 diabetes

Findings from organ donor database suggest emotional, psychological burden.

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Reproductive-age women: A missed diabetes prevention opportunity?

At Kaiser Permanente Northern California, fewer than half with prediabetes received intervention.

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ESMO World GI 2017: Study Explores Association of Mediterranean Diet Components With Advanced Colorectal Polyps

The benefits of a Mediterranean diet are well-known when it comes to colorectal protection, but it’s hard to know specifically what elements of the diet are the healthiest.

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ESMO World GI 2017: Right-Sided Colorectal Tumors: An Internal Radiation Advantage

Patients whose liver metastases had spread from right-sided primary tumors had a 36% better survival rate after treatment with a combination of first-line chemotherapy and selective internal radiation therapy.

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Aspirin does not prevent recurrent miscarriage | ESHRE

ASA no better than placebo in women with three or more consecutive miscarriages of unknown etiology.

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Hospital readmissions for dysglycemia common in diabetes patients

Patients with diabetes are vulnerable to severe hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia during the postdischarge period.

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ESMO World GI 2017: Pegilodecakin Plus FOLFOX in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

Results from a study on pegilodecakin in combination with FOLFOX (folinic acid, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin) chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer were recently presented. 

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ESMO World GI 2017: Phase I Data on Anti–PD-1 Antibody BGB-A317 in Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Results from patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma enrolled in a phase I study of the investigational anti–PD-1 antibody BGB-A317 in advanced solid tumors were recently presented.

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Basal-bolus insulin regimens may save hospitals money

A basal-bolus insulin regimen compared with sliding-scale insulin reduced total daily hospital costs by 14% among general surgery patients with type 2 diabetes.

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