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Migraine Sufferers Have Significantly More Nitrate-Reducing Microbes in Their Mouths

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that the mouths of migraine sufferers harbor significantly more microbes with the ability to modify

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New IDSA Guidelines to Diagnose Tuberculosis – Highlights

Patients at risk for latent or active tuberculosis (TB) infection should be assessed with newer tests, including interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) and molecular diagnostics, recommend guidelines on

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Putting People at the Heart of Healthcare | Feature

Putting people at the center of healthcare may seem intuitive, but it’s an approach that has not been widely practiced in the medical community. Instead, we clinicians

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Disparities in Older Patients With Diabetes | Feature

Research suggests that racial disparities in risk factor control among older adults with diabetes cannot be fully explained by demographic or clinical characteristics. Efforts to reduce these disparities are critical to optimizing care for this older adult patient population.

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Guidance on Implementing Antibiotic Stewardship | Feature

Infectious disease experts have developed a guideline on implementing antibiotic stewardship programs. The document emphasizes the customization of interventions based on local needs and resources.

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Promoting Physical Activity | Feature

Physical activity is a central lifestyle component of guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease, but more than half of adults in the United States do not obtain ideal

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Strategies for Managing Chronic Cough | Feature

Chronic cough, or cough that persists beyond 8 weeks, has a prevalence of 9% to 33% in all age groups. Chronic cough can cause rib fractures, syncope,

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Treating Asthma in Older Women | Feature

Studies have shown that older women with asthma have disease-associated morbidity and mortality that is different from other patient populations. Physicians should consider using tailored treatment strategies to improve care in this vulnerable patient group.

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Prevalence of Disability 2.7 Percent at U.S. Medical Schools | Feature

Most common disability is ADHD followed by learning disabilities and psychological disabilities

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Leave No Patient Behind – Educating Primary Care Providers on Pain Relief | Feature

Dr. Steve E. Vascalis discusses educating primary care providers on providing pain relief and minimizing abuse in a highly-regulated environment.

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CE: The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids | Feature

According to current estimates, the number of prescription opioid overdose deaths in the United States quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, and this increase occurred in parallel with

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CDC Report: Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship | Feature

The Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship provides a framework for antibiotic stewardship for outpatient clinicians and facilities that routinely provide antibiotic treatment. This report augments existing

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Potentially Unsafe Med Scripts Up for Dual Users With Dementia | Feature

Rates of PUM are higher among veterans with dementia using VA-Medicare Part D system

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Depression, Suicide Ideation Prevalent in Medical Students | Feature

Prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms is 27.2 percent; suicide ideation, 11.1 percent

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Missing 1-2 hours of sleep same as driving over legal alcohol limit | Feature

Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according

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Paper offers insight on targeting antidepressant-induced female sexual dysfunction | Feature

One in 6 women in the U.S. takes antidepressants to improve her well-being, but what is she to do when the medication that is meant to help

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New survey: Only half of people plan to get flu shots this year | Feature

Americans are split on getting an annual flu shot, with four out of 10 having done so in the past year and around half saying they had

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Zika and glaucoma linked for first time in new study | Feature

A team of researchers in Brazil and at the Yale School of Public Health has published the first report demonstrating that the Zika virus can cause glaucoma

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Bridging the Doctor Patient Divide | Medical Blog

Patients are becoming increasingly disgruntled in our current healthcare system. Doctors and other healthcare professionals are equally disenfranchised.  Doctors struggle to practice quality medical care while outside

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Attempted Suicide Rates, Risk Groups Mostly Unchanged | Medical Blog

Men more often resort to violent means, while women turn to poisoning, drowning

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