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Cognitive Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors | Feature

Research indicates that about 40% to 50% of those who undergo chemotherapy for cancer develop “chemo brain,” a condition in which patients exhibit signs of cognitive dysfunction.

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Reducing Risks for Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy | Feature

For physicians who treat epilepsy, keeping patients focused on the positive—the promise of a normal, healthy life if seizures are controlled—may mean that difficult but important conversations

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Aspirin, Anticoagulants, & Atrial Fibrillation | News Brief

Previous research shows that aspirin is not as beneficial as oral anticoagulant agents for reducing thromboembolism risk. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia worldwide

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Demonstrate Value of Second Opinions | News Brief

Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that

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The Relationship Between Menopause & Migraines | Feature

Current estimates show that about 12% of people in the United States experience migraines, with women being three times more likely than men to suffer these headaches.

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Video CME/CE: Pain Management & Opioids, With ZDoggMD | Feature

Read all the "front matter" information to the right, watch the video below, then click the link at the bottom to complete the post-test and obtain credits.

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Doctor is using a Tablet PC.

Utilizing Digital Apps to Evaluate Dementia | Feature

Many individuals with dementia are not diagnosed in early stages, when interventions and planning may be most effective.

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alzheimers-dementia-old-person-elderly

Alzheimer’s & Pain Perceptions | Feature

Research shows that Alzheimer’s disease, in general, is a risk factor for the under-treatment of pain. This is partly due to a lack of understanding of the impact of AD on psychophysiological factors that influence the pain experience.

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CME/CE: Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | Feature

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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Sleepwalkers Feel No Pain, Remain Asleep Despite Suffering Injuries | News Brief

Although sleepwalkers have an increased risk for headaches and migraines while awake, during sleepwalking episodes they are unlikely to feel pain even while suffering an injury. Results

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No Association Between Having Flu During Pregnancy and Increased Child Autism Risk | News Brief

A study of more than 196,000 children found no association between a mother having an influenza infection anytime during pregnancy and an increased risk of autism spectrum

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MalpracticeClaims-Feature

Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | News Brief

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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Video – Against Medical Advice 001: HIMSS, the Robot Apocalypse, and Dark Side Tonight | News Brief

The following originally appeared at ZDoggMD.com.

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Brain SPECT Imaging Helps Distinguish Between Dementia and Depression | News Brief

Neuroimaging of decreased blood flow in specific regions of the brain can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, according to a new report in the Journal of

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AAN: Repeat Head Injuries Do Not Affect Motor Skills in NFL Players | News Brief

Study aimed to see if former pro football players faced the same fate as many professional boxers

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alzheimers-dementia-old-person-elderly

Depressive Symptoms & Dementia Risk | News Brief

Older adults who show patterns of chronically high and increasing depressive symptoms over time may be at higher risk of subsequently developing dementia. Previous studies have suggested

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CT scan of the patient's brain and the hand of a doctor. Photo.

A New Approach to Essential Tremor | Feature

Essential tremor (ET) is the most common movement disorder in the United States, afflicting an estimated 10 million Americans. “Although the condition does not shorten life expectancy,

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Burnout & Satisfaction: Examining Trends | Feature

Burnout has been defined as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of ineffectiveness. “Burnout has profound implications for physicians, patients, and their families,” says Colin

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Brain Scan Before Antidepressant Therapy May Predict Response | News Brief

Predicting patient responses to drugs could reduce the time it takes patients to begin feeling better and reduce health-care costs. A functional MRI brain scan may help

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Comparing Heroin-, Opioid-, and Marijuana-Related Overdoses | News Brief

Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from these drugs, but marijuana has not caused a single death. According to the website, newsindata.com, deaths caused by

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