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Rare Skin Manifestations Can Indicate Secondary Syphilis

Case report describes 51-year-old man who primarily presented with multiple nodules on his scalp

Distress Screening Tied to Fewer ER Visits for Cancer Patients

Lower risk ratios for ER use and hospitalization when cancer program adherence documented

Reducing Hospital Readmissions Doesn’t Up Mortality Rates

ACA guidelines may mean better follow-up after discharge, researchers suggest

High-Dose Vitamin D No Help for Winter URIs in Children

High dose supplementation did not reduce overall wintertime upper respiratory tract infections

USPSTF: Ovarian Cancer Screen to Be Avoided for Most Women

Test isn’t accurate enough to justify its use, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says

Reduction of Opioid Dose May Improve Pain, Quality of Life

Opioid tapering involved slowly decreasing dose over time, study author says

Chronic Disease Risk Rises With Even Slow, Steady Weight Gain

As little as 11 pounds gained from early to middle adulthood tied to significantly elevated risk

CDC: More than 100 Million Americans Have Diabetes or Prediabetes

Diabetes was seventh leading cause of death in 2015 in United States, according to report

Measles Outbreak Identified in Minnesota Is Ongoing

Genotyping identified genotype B3 virus in three children, who attended the same child care center

Sunscreen Application Doesn’t Provide Complete Body Cover

Front side showed significantly less non-covered skin than backside; less non-covered skin for females

Hospitalists Have Role to Play in Mitigating Opioid Use Disorder

Hospitalists must use opioids judiciously, including adhering to specific dose limits, setting expectations

AAIC: Mediterranean Diet May Help Preserve Cognitive Function

New studies suggest that adherence to better diet can improve brain function

AAIC: Alzheimer Biomarkers Up With Sleep Disordered Breathing

Studies found SDB/OSA tied to higher levels of biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease

High Court Rules Against Interstate Medical Liability

Case involves doctor providing care to football player in Idaho, who then died after injury in Washington

AAIC: Rx + Training Shows Benefit in Advanced Alzheimer’s

Skills lost, such as dressing or bathing, can potentially be relearned, small study suggests

Pregnancy-Related Mortality Ratio 17 Deaths Per 100,000

Increases in pregnancy-related mortality ratios with maternal age, and racial-ethnic disparities persist

Type of Plant-Based Diet Affects Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

Unhealthful plant-based diet index tied to increased coronary heart disease risk

NT-proBNP Improves Heart Failure Prediction in T2DM

Meaningful improvement in five-year risk-predictive performance with addition of NT-proBNP

Bismuth-Based Quad Tx Doesn’t Top Levofloxacin Triple Tx

Addition of bismuth subcitrate to levofloxacin-based triple tx no more effective for H. pylori infection

Resistance Training Improves Microvascular Blood Flow in T2DM

Muscle MBF response to the OGC increased after resistance training, and glycemic control improved

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