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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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tuberculosis-asthma-lungs-pulmonology-breathing

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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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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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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prescription-rx-subscribe-doctor-physician

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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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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Attempted Suicide Rates, Risk Groups Mostly Unchanged | Feature

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

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Holiday Spirit medical cartoon

Keep the Holiday Spirit in Your Heart | Feature

“Keep the Holiday Spirit in your heart all year long. It will leave less room for cholesterol!”            

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Lung Function Decline Accelerates in Menopausal Women | Feature

Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal

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Should patients bail out when their doctor is burned out? | Feature

Google “physician burnout epidemic,” and you will find quite a few articles and blog posts on the subject. By all accounts, physician burnout is getting worse. Causes

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Infant Diagnosed With First Case of Zika-Related Glaucoma | Feature

Brazilian baby developed condition after being exposed to virus in womb

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First-ever study: do e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue? | Feature

Electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes, a new study proposes. The study provides the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes

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CME: Coronary Heart Disease: Stagnation in Young Adults & Women | Feature

A study has found that coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality rates are falling rapidly in older people but not in younger adults, particularly young women. A greater emphasis on providing primary prevention approaches is necessary to reduce the burden of CHD.

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