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PSA Screening Rates Have Leveled Off in U.S.

Decline followed recommendations from U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

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teen_driver6231

Doctors Encouraged to Assess Driving Risks for T1DM Patients

Researchers say new checklist can help determine when hypoglycemia should keep patients off the road

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Businessman riding bicycle to work on urban street in morning

Cycling To and From Work Linked Lower CVD, Mortality Risk

In five-year study, cyclists saw risk for heart disease, cancer, early death cut by almost half

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Cherokee Nation Sues Retailers, Distributors Over Opioid Crisis

Suit alleges companies violated sovereign Cherokee laws by failing to prevent black market sales

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SEN097MH

ERs Administering More Medications Intranasally

Many benefits to nasal administration, including reduction in spread of infection

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patient4124

Mortality Up for Opioid Addicts Not Treated in Addiction Clinics

Those treated in primary care, hospitals twice as likely to die as those treated in addiction centers

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Black Men Have Higher Rate of Preclinical Prostate Cancer

Also increased risk of progression to metastatic disease compared with the general population

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More Risks on School Playgrounds Linked to Happier Children

Greater opportunities for risk, challenge associated with fewer reports of bullying to adults

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Price Transparency Intervention Doesn’t Cut Lab Test Orders

No significant changes in overall test-ordering behavior or associated fees in adjusted analyses

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Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Predicts Mortality in CAP

NLR predicts 30-day mortality for elderly adults admitted with community-acquired pneumonia

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Most Patients Willing to Provide Sexual Orientation Data

However, emergency department providers expect most to refuse to provide the information

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Surgeon General Dismissed by Trump Administration

Had served just over two years of his four-year term

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visit mother and child to the doctor pediatrician

Next Seven Great Achievements in Pediatric Research Predicted

Achievements include more pediatric immunizations, cancer immunotherapy, genomic discoveries

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Doctor working on a notebook computer.

Wearable Devices Increasingly Being Used to Record Health Data

Data from wearables doesn’t always flow into EHR systems or doesn’t appear in usable format

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NYC to Raise Cigarette Prices to Highest in the United States

Price of pack to jump from $10.50 to $13.00

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Trump Administration Offers Grants to Fight Opioid Crisis

Money to be used to train health professionals, foster prescription drug monitoring programs

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FDA Warns Against Children Taking Codeine, Tramadol

Agency strengthens warning labels on these medications to address dangers

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Early Glycemic Control With Metformin Cuts CVD Events

Early glycemic control and magnitude of HbA1c reduction predict cardiovascular events, death

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Case Report Describes Adverse Reaction to Clindamycin

Patient developed acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis after vancomycin, clindamycin use

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MIC072ML

Hospitalizations for Atrial Fibrillation on the Rise

But patients with the condition also more likely to survive, researchers say

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