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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

Single-Dose PCV13 Immunogenic, Safe in Pediatric Oncology

After vaccination, ≥70 percent had protective antibody titers for S. pneumoniae serotypes

Better Prognosis With Surgery for HPV-Linked Oropharyngeal SCC

Higher survival seen for patients in low-risk category versus intermediate-, high-risk groups

Measles Outbreak Identified in Minnesota Is Ongoing

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

High Court Rules Against Interstate Medical Liability

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

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

Change to Cervical Screening Guidelines Impacted Chlamydia

Reduction in chlamydia testing, drop in reported incidence of chlamydia after changes in screening

Early Career Burnout Can Be Contagious Via Social Networks

One-unit increase in mean social network members’ burnout levels tied to 0.21-unit increase in burnout

Sinus Symptoms Improve 10 Years After Quitting Smoking

Smoking-related sinus pain, swelling, inflammation are reversible, researchers say

Worse Outcomes for HIV Kidney Recipients on PI-Based ART

Increased risk of allograft loss, death for HIV-positive patients receiving protease inhibitor ART

New Vaccines Show Promise in Protecting Fetus From Zika

Experimental study shows the vaccines protected unborn baby mice from the virus

New Criteria Urged for Infection Diagnosis Among Seniors in ER

Emergency department physicians often under and over diagnose infections in older adults

Health Service Use Unchanged From 1996-1997 to 2011-2012

Expenditures for various categories of medical services increased in almost every category assessed

Patients Are Often Recording Doctor’s Visits

Patients may be using tapes to remember important details about visits; often share with caregivers

American Adults Without Health Insurance Rises by Two Million

Losses in coverage concentrated among younger adults, people buying own health insurance policies

Reduced Rates of Gonorrhea Seen With Meningococcal B Vaccine

First time vaccine has shown any protection against gonorrhea, researchers report

Subcirrhotic Liver Stiffness Cuts HCC Risk in Hepatitis B

Achievement of subcirrhotic range of liver stiffness with antiviral therapy reduces HCC risk

AMA: Doctors Should Make Sure Their Online Info Is Accurate

Speakers in educational session urge caution in online behavior

Improved Glycemic Control With Eradication of Hepatitis C

Improved glycemic control, reduced antidiabetic medication use with sustained virologic response

No Advance Directives for Almost Two-Thirds of U.S. Population

Among 795,909 people in 150 studies, 36.7 percent had completed an advance directive

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