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Holiday Spirit medical cartoon

Keep the Holiday Spirit in Your Heart

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

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woman-women-middle-age-patient-menopause-exercise-yoga-workout

Lung Function Decline Accelerates in Menopausal Women

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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capitol-hill-dc-laws-legislation

IDSA Statement: House Passes 21st Century Cures Act | Feature

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which will address the worldwide antibiotic resistance crisis, as well as the nation’s opioid epidemic

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SEN003MH

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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E-Cigs-CoughReflex-Feature

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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chd-stag-youngadults-women_feature

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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visit mother and child to the doctor pediatrician

Clinical Practice Guideline on UTI in Febrile Young Reaffirmed | Feature

2011 CPG on urinary tract infection in infants and young children reaffirmed after review of literature

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HCH009ML

Three Factors Weigh Heavy in Risk of Heart Failure | Feature

Prevention of obesity, HTN, diabetes could substantially cut public health impact of heart failure

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4.1.1

RSNA: No Evidence Moderate Alcohol Intake Aids Heart Health | Feature

Researchers find no protective effect against coronary artery disease

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doctor-patient-talking

Many Primary Care Doctors Are Reluctant to Talk About Medical Errors, Study Finds | Feature

While most primary care physicians would provide some information about a medical error, only a minority would fully disclose important information about potentially harmful medical errors to

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prostate_cancer35

ADT Use Not Linked to Dementia in Prostate Cancer | Feature

No increased risk of dementia for androgen deprivation therapy use versus nonuse

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zika-mosquito

Zika Infection May Affect Adult Brain Cells, Suggesting Risk May Not Be Limited to Pregnant Women | Feature

Concerns over the Zika virus have focused on pregnant women due to mounting evidence that it causes brain abnormalities in developing fetuses. However, new research in mice

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sad-depressed-moody

After decades of research, science is no better able to predict suicidal behaviors | Feature

Experts’ ability to predict if someone will attempt to take his or her own life is no better than chance and has not significantly improved over the

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Depression in young people affects the stomach, anxiety the skin | Feature

Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal

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infant-baby

New method for predicting congenital cytomegalovirus infection during the prenatal period | Feature

Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection can cause serious complications such as hearing difficulties and mental retardation in affected infants. A Japanese research team has discovered a new method

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Update: Trends in infectious disease mortality in US | Feature

Trends in infectious disease mortality in the United States from 1980 through 2014 have been released by researchers. In a study appearing in the November 22/29 issue

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Acne Treatment Often Not in Line With Current Guidelines | Feature

Mean therapy duration was 175.1 days; 62 percent of antibiotic courses not given with topical retinoid

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High-Dose Vitamin D Cuts Acute Respiratory Infection in Elderly | Feature

Reduction in ARI but increase in falls, without higher fracture risk, among long-term care residents

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18172

Four ER Visits for Adverse Drug Events Per 1,000 People | Feature

Anticoagulants, antibiotics, diabetes agents implicated in estimated 46.9 percent of ER visits

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