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Doctor Curmudgeon®: Burn, Baby, Burn! | Medical Blog

Doctor Curmudgeon has found the perfect way to file paperwork: simply set it on fire.   The fire is warm and lovely to look at…at least to

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Healthgrades Names America’s Top Hospitals for 2017 | Feature

See which hospitals made the cut for the top 50 and top 100 in the country. Healthgrades recently released its America’s Best Hospitals for 2017, naming America’s

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Annoyed young teen with folded arms

Excess BMI Ups Risk of T1DM in Autoantibody-Positive Relatives | Feature

Increased diabetes progression risk occurred at lower cumulative excess BMI index in children <12

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Gender-Stress-AMI-Feature

Infographic: Female vs. Male Nurses and Their Salaries | Feature

The prevalence of female nurses isn’t anything new in the United States. There are currently 3.2 million active professional female nurses across the country. According to a

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CROI2015-Feature

Conference Highlights: CROI 2017 | Feature

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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ASA: Headache Precedes Stroke More Often in Kids Than Adults | Feature

However, ischemic strokes still very rare in children

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ASA: Exercise Boosts Cognitive Function After Stroke | Feature

Most effective programs offer exercises aimed at strength, balance, stretching, and aerobic fitness

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MIC092ML

MRI Can Be Safe for Patients With Older Pacemakers, ICDs | Feature

However, strict procedures need to be followed

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Close-up of male fingers typing a business document on the black laptop

Cyberattacks Remain Serious Threat to Health Providers | Feature

Processes, technology should be boosted against cyberthreats, which are becoming more sophisticated

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Seitenansicht einer dicken Frau

Cytomegalovirus May Up Risk of Diabetes, CVD in Some Women | Feature

Conversely, for women with extreme obesity, CMV may offer protection against CVD, DM

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ASA: Class-Specific Link Between Periodontal Disease and Stroke | Feature

Link strongest for thrombotic strokes, cardioembolic strokes

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Maintenance Intervention Improves Long-Term Weight Loss | Feature

Coaching sessions seem to help patients keep from regaining the weight

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Stratification Tool IDs Who Will Benefit From Adding Ezetimibe | Feature

Tool identifies who will derive additional benefit from addition of ezetimibe to statin therapy after ACS

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Gestational Weight Gain Linked to Psychosis Risk in Children | Feature

Insufficient weight gain linked to increased risk for schizophrenia in offspring later in life

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Late‐Onset Asthma & Cardiovascular Disease Risks | Feature

Asthma is a heterogeneous syndrome in which presentations can vary significantly between patients. Although it is not usually recognized as such, there are different clinical subtypes of

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Nursing Homes Rarely Use Isolation for Drug-Resistant Bugs | Feature

Locomotion and eating support are characteristics positively associated with isolation use

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Cancer Survivors Likely to Change Rx Drug Use for Financial Reasons | Feature

Among nonelderly individuals, recently, previously diagnosed survivors more likely to change rx meds

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Weight Loss of 10% Beneficial in Overweight, Not Obese, With DM | Feature

Five-year follow-up shows reduction in glucose-lowering medications, lower HbA1c, improved QoL

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Collaborative Care Cuts Depressive Symptoms in Seniors | Feature

Among older adults with subthreshold depression, collaborative care linked to decrease in PHQ-9 scores

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Off-Label Antidepressant Use Common, but Evidence Lacking | Feature

Trazodone for insomnia most common off-label use for antidepressants

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