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Gender-Stress-AMI-Feature

Infographic: Female vs. Male Nurses and Their Salaries | Feature

The prevalence of female nurses isn’t anything new in the United States. There are currently 3.2 million active professional female nurses across the country. According to a

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CROI2015-Feature

Conference Highlights: CROI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at CROI 2017, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from February 13 to 16 in Seattle. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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patients-doctors-physicians-exam-clipboard

6 Ways to Achieve Successful Physician Partnerships | Feature

For physician partnerships to be successful, it is critical to pre-plan, have careful structuring, and maintain continued communication. Here are six areas that should be examined in

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Study: Exercise is Not the Key to Weight Control | News Brief

Researchers who studied young adults from the United States and four other countries found that neither physical activity nor sedentary time were associated with weight gain. An

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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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Improve-ED-Care-LGBT_Feature

New Data Reveal Aging Experiences of LGBT Americans | News Brief

“LGBT older adults face disparities in health and well-being compared to heterosexual peers.” A new supplemental issue of the journal The Gerontologist presents the findings of the

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DNA-gene

Emerging Tumor-Derived DNA Tests to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening and Post-Treatment Monitoring for Recurrence | News Brief

The detection of fragments of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the bloodstream for diagnosing the presence or recurrence of cancer is growing in interest in healthcare research.

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Drug & Dietary Supplement Use Among Seniors | Feature

With older adults increasingly using multiple medications and supplements, efforts are needed to improve the safe use of these therapies to reduce preventable adverse drug events. Published

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2017-immunization-schedule

AAFP Releases 2017 Immunization Schedules | Feature

The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), together with the AAFP and other medical professional organizations, have released the 2017 adult and childhood immunization

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CME/CE – Conference Highlights: IDWeek 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at IDWeek 2016, the combined annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, HIV Medicine Association,

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SS36021

1 in 4 Adults have Hearing Damage, Study Says | News Brief

Millions suffer from hearing damage even when hearing perceived as excellent. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey that found about one in four U.S.

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Misdiagnosed Foot, Ankle Injuries May Result in Arthritis, Chronic Pain and Disability | News Brief

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Review highlights importance of additional imaging, second opinions for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Front-line physicians are advised to err on

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physician-doctor-angry-frustrated-burn-out-burnout-telephone-communicate

Perfecting the Post-Visit Procedure | Medical Blog

After-visit calls aren’t working; what can be done instead? Right outside of my office door is one of the workstations where our medical technicians perform one of

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Overlapping Symptoms and Challenges in Correctly Diagnosing ‘Hip-Spine Syndrome’ | News Brief

Is the pain coming from your hip, spine or both? Many patients live with low back pain that radiates to the buttock, groin, thigh, and even knees.

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tuberculosis-asthma-lungs-pulmonology-breathing

Analyzing Factors That Link Chronic Rhinosinusitis & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease | Feature

Patients with CRS and GERD appear to be more likely to have atopic conditions and asthma when compared with patients who have CRS but not GERD. Recent

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Benefits of Childhood Vaccines Outweigh Risks, Most Americans Say | News Brief

Parents of young children, however, are among several groups that see higher risk and lower benefits of the MMR vaccine. Despite debate about the safety of childhood

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psoriasis8141

Treatment Has No Sufficient Effect in 1 of 5 Psoriasis Patients | News Brief

A substantial part of people, one in five, undergoing systemic treatment for psoriasis (i.e. pills taken orally, injections or infusions) still have considerable problems with their disease.

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doctor-physician-computer-ehr-emr-technology-online

Are Video Blogs the Key to Patient Engagement? | News Brief

Both doctors and patients can benefit through communication when using technology like video blogs. Online patient video journals or blogs–called vlogs–chronicling the good, the bad and the

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acupuncture

Acupuncture Boosts Effectiveness of Standard Medical Care for Chronic Pain, Depression | News Brief

Treatment can lessen the severity of chronic pain and depression, health specialists have found. In a report published in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Journals

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stethoscope-gavel-malpractice-lawsuit

Stronger Malpractice Laws Don’t Reduce Complications | Medical Blog

A study of over 890,000 Medicare beneficiaries shows that states with malpractice environments unfavorable to physicians do not see improved postoperative outcomes for 11 different types of

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