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Rare flu-thwarting mutation discovered

A rare and improbable mutation in a protein encoded by an influenza virus renders the virus defenseless against the body’s immune system. This University of Rochester Medical

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bloodwork-vial-test

CDC Whistleblower Claims Agency has been Using Wrong Zika Test | Feature

In the midst of the fight to control Zika, the top public health agency in the United States has been engaged in an intense internal debate about

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uti-urimary-tract-infection

UTI testing technology cuts screening time to four hours | Feature

Researchers using DNA sequencing to profile antibiotic resistance in infection have achieved a turnaround time from ‘sample to answer’ of less than four hours for urinary tract

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needle-vaccine-vaccination-syringe

Antibodies Triggered by Avian Influenza Virus Vaccine Illuminate A New Path Toward A Universal Flu Vaccine | Feature

Diverse antibodies induced in humans by vaccination with an avian influenza virus vaccine may offer broader, more durable protection against multiple strains of influenza than today’s vaccines

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids | Feature

The introduction of abuse-deterrent opioids and the withdrawal of propoxyphene appear to have led to substantial decreases in both prescription opioid dispensing and overdose. Opioid formulation changes may be a viable option toward reducing abuse of these drugs.

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Study: Flu Nasal Spray vs Flu Shot. Again. | Feature

A recent study opens up the debate about whether flu nasal sprays provide similar protection against influenza as standard flu shots and contradict previous recommendations from the

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

CME: The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids | Feature

The introduction of abuse-deterrent opioids and the withdrawal of propoxyphene appear to have led to substantial decreases in both prescription opioid dispensing and overdose. Opioid formulation changes may be a viable option toward reducing abuse of these drugs.

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consult-telemedicine-phone

Should Your Practice Consider Telehealth? | Feature

Investors are pouring money into digital health companies, with $5.8 billion invested in 2015 alone, according to CBInsights. Of the several subcategories of digital health, telehealth continues

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Survey-OTC-DrugUse-Percept-Feature

Surveying OTC Drug Use Perceptions | Feature

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, about 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, an incidence rate that is higher than the combined number of

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A-Platform-for-Improving-Patient-Safety-FEATURE-IMAGE

Widening the Scope of Practice | Medical Blog

Dr. Pelzman discusses the challenge of involving nurses and other healthcare professionals into the current scope of practice so they can do more of what they love.

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visit mother and child to the doctor pediatrician

AAP Releases Updated Guidance for Flu Vaccination in Children | Medical Blog

American Academy of Pediatrics calls for a special effort to vaccinate certain groups

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There Is No Such Thing as Too Much TV in This Doctor’s Office: A Different Approach to Patient Engagement | Feature

A recent Accenture report found that patients in the United States are increasingly accessing their electronic health records (EHRs), with rates rising from 27% in 2014 to

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sinusitis-sinus

Expert recommends best practice to treat adult sinusitis | Feature

An article in the New England Journal of Medicine, is a pragmatic, evidence-based approach to best practice in treating sinus infections in adults, recommended by SUNY Downstate Medical

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birthing_pool

Small Extra Cost for Water Immersion During Labor | Feature

Microsimulation study shows additional cost of $221.12 Canadian 2014 dollars per laboring woman

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clean-soap-antibacterial

FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps | Feature

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be

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obesity08262

FGF21, Dietary Intake Interaction Impacts Adiposity | Feature

FGF21 genotype interacts with dietary carbohydrate/fat intake to affect adiposity, body fat

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Zika: Two Billion at Risk in Africa and Asia, Study Says | Feature

More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia, according to scientists writing in The Lancet Infectious

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Capture the Critical Driver of Your Practice’s Financial Success: Physician Time | Feature

Pop Quiz: What were you doing during the financial presentation at your last board meeting?

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Strategies for Physician Succession & Retirement | Feature

Due to the busy nature of many medical practices, planning for future events like physician succession or retirement often takes a back seat to other pressing priorities.

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Managing-Adult-RSV-Feature

Managing Adult Respiratory Syncytial Virus | Feature

While it is often thought of as a disease in children, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections cause significant illness and death in older adults every year. Clinicians

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