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MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | Feature

  By Michelle Crawley The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality,

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Conference Highlights: ATS 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ATS 2017, the annual international conference of the American Thoracic Society, from May 19 to 24 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

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What Parents Need to do with Their Children’s Leftover Pain Medicine | Feature

A survey has found that many parents hold onto their child’s leftover pain drugs. The findings highlight the need for healthcare providers to talk with parents and guide them on what to do with these medications after they are no longer needed.

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Mortality Rates at Teaching Hospitals Lower Compared with Non-Teaching Hospitals | News Brief

Patients admitted to major teaching hospitals are less likely to die compared with patients admitted to minor teaching or non-teaching hospitals, according to a large national study

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#PWChat Recap: EHRs – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | Feature

As part of our continuing series of TweetChats, Physician’s Weekly, along with co-host Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, hosted the latest #PWChat on May 24 to discuss “EHRs: The Good, the Bad,

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New Study Examines Child Death Rates in Motor Vehicle Crashes by State | News Brief

Researchers estimate that 1,100 pediatric deaths could be averted over 5 years with an absolute 10 percent improvement in child restraint use.

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American College of Physicians Gives 7 Recommendations to Improve American Health Care to Congress | News Brief

The American College of Physicians today released a set of recommendations aimed at providing a forward-thinking agenda for health care reform, ‘A Prescription for a Forward-Looking Agenda

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Two-Dose HPV Vaccine Effective Against Genital Warts | News Brief

Findings in keeping with new recommendations from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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Location of Body Fat Can Indicate Obesity-Related Cancer Risk | News Brief

Where fat is carried is as strong a predictor as BMI, researchers suggest

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Hospitals Vary Widely in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort Care | News Brief

Doctors more apt to suggest it sooner for older, white, female, and uninsured patients

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Induction With Concurrent Oxytocin, Foley Speeds Delivery | News Brief

Concurrent oxytocin added to Foley increases rate of delivery in 24 hours in nulliparous, multiparous

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Orthostatic Hypotension in T2DM Linked to Riser Type Circadian BP | News Brief

OH group had increased incidence rates of mortality, major adverse cardiac, cerebrovascular events

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Knee Pain Relief Seen With Fiber, Chondroitin in Osteoarthritis | News Brief

Lower risk for osteoarthritis knee pain with chondroitin supplementation, higher intake of fiber

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ATS: Mortality Down for Patients Hospitalized With COPD in U.S. | News Brief

Annual number of patients who died from COPD while in the hospital decreased 62 percent from 2005-2014

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First Study Shows Tie Between Probiotic and Improved Symptoms of Depression | News Brief

Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression, as well as help gastrointestinal upset, research from McMaster University has found. In a study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology

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Comparison of Antibiotic Treatments for Cellulitis | News Brief

Among patients with uncomplicated cellulitis, the use of an antibiotic regimen with activity against MRSA did not result in higher rates of clinical resolution compared to an

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CME/CE – Conference Highlights: CROI 2017 | News Brief

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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TweetChat – EHRs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | News Brief

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile will co-host a tweetchat with PW on May 24, at 9:00pm ET on the current status of EHR use in the U.S.

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Nonadherence to medications: Who’s to blame? | Medical Blog

No foundations or patient advocate groups are promoting awareness of nonadherence. There are no colored ribbons, no fundraising walks, runs, jogs, trots, or swims. The New York

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Sleep Apnea Reporting Low Among Individuals Aged ≥65 | Medical Blog

SA reported in 0.3 percent of all office visits; increase from 0.07 to 0.74 percent from 1993 to 2011

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