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Older Adults with Arthritis Need Just 45 Minutes of Activity Per Week

Aging population can do far less activity per week than recommended. Older adults who suffer from arthritis need to keep moving to be functionally independent. But in

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Researchers Identify Factors Associated with Stopping Treatment for Opioid Dependence | News Brief

Components of race, ethnicity, employment play a role in opioid use disorders. Individuals with opioid use disorder who are treated with buprenorphine, a commonly prescribed drug to

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Sepsis Guidelines Improve Patient Care in ER | News Brief

Significant reduction in time to antibiotics after implementation of guidelines in emergency dept

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Opioid Treatment Programs & Older Adults | Feature

Few studies have examined substance use among older adults, especially among those who need substance abuse treatment. This is a vulnerable patient population that may put increasing

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Dangerous Superbug Spreading in US Hospitals | Feature

Bacteria may be spreading more stealthily than existing surveillance can detect. Researchers from Harvard and the Broad Institute of MIT found that the class of bacteria, CREs

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lungs-pneumonia-xray

Community-Acquired Pneumonia Can Spread Year-Round | Feature

New research indicates that community-acquired pneumonia should not be regarded as a seasonal disease, as it occurs throughout all seasons; however, the pathogens that cause the condition

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Antimicrobial Sutures Can Prevent Surgical Site Infections and Save Money | Feature

New analyses of the published clinical studies indicate that antimicrobial sutures are effective for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs), and they can result in significant cost savings.

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diabetes-prevalence-trends_feature

CME/CE: Recent Trends in Triglycerides | Feature

Triglyceride levels among Americans appear to have dropped significantly in the past decade. Despite positive trends, continued efforts are needed to improve the adoption of several treatments and lifestyle modifications to further reduce triglyceride levels.

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Genital HPV Prevalence Rate High Among Men in the United States | Feature

Although vaccine is recommended, too few are getting it, researchers say

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The Burnout Paradox: Why Are We Still Surprised? | Feature

If you go to medical school, you will be stressed—bigly. It should not come as a surprise. Two posts on the Kevin MD website highlight the problems

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physician-doctor-patient-exam-blood-pressure-hypertension

Maternal Blood Pressure Before Pregnancy May be Related to Babies’ Sex | Feature

American Journal of Hypertension suggests blood pressure could determine if you will have a boy or girl. The possibility of predicting the sex of the baby in

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Study: How Much Does Smoking Really Cost? | Feature

Americans collectively spend more than $300 billion on cigarettes. Not only is smoking bad for your health, but it’s burning a hole through your wallet as well.

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Malaria Infection Depends on Number of Parasites, Not Number of Mosquito Bites | Feature

For the first time, researchers have shown that the number of parasites each mosquito carries influences the chance of successful malaria infection. The new findings, from scientists

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smart watch

Wearable Biosensors Can Flag Illness, Lyme Disease, Risk for Diabetes | Feature

A new study reveals your smart watch can detect when you’re getting sick. Stanford researchers found that smart watches and other personal biosensor devices can help flag

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Why Lyme Disease is Common in the North, Rare in the South | Feature

Heat and the humidity play an important role with Lyme Disease. Lyme disease sickens an estimated 300,000 Americans a year, according to the US Centers for Disease

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Sudden Drop in Temperature Increases Risk of Respiratory Infections | News Brief

Researchers discover more details about how outdoor temperature and flu outbreaks are linked. According to calculations, a cold week with an average temperature below zero degree Celsius

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CDC Guidelines for HIV Prevention Regimen May Not Go Far Enough | News Brief

Current standards could miss some people who should be on Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a measure that has proven to be highly effective

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Weather Plays No Part in Aches and Pains | News Brief

Studies disprove a long-standing opinion on cold weather and pain. Professor Chris Maher, of The George Institute for Global Health, said: “The belief that pain and inclement

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HIV-infect-cell

What Does it Take for an AIDS Virus to Infect a Person? | News Brief

Study identifies characteristics of HIV-1 strains that mediate sexual transmission. Upon sexual exposure, the AIDS virus must overcome some mighty barriers to find the right target cell

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Appendix May have Important Function, New Research Suggests | News Brief

The organ could serve as a reservoir for beneficial gut bacteria. Heather F. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, is currently studying

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