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Up to One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Marijuana | News Brief

A new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used marijuana in

Physical Activity & Cancer Risk | Feature

While previous research has shown that physical activity helps reduce the risk of heart disease, all-cause mortality, and colon, breast, and endometrial cancers, less is known about its effect on reducing risks of other cancers.

Guidelines for Managing Breast Cancer Survivors | Feature

Experts have issued guidelines for managing the care of women with a history of invasive breast cancer. The recommendations can help clinicians increase awareness of and better manage potential long-term and late effects of the disease as well as assist with providing timely and appropriate screening and surveillance.

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Older Cancer Patients | Feature

New research indicates that stereotactic body radiation therapy appears to be safe and effective in older patients with cancer.

Drug May Curb Female Infertility from Cancer Treatments | News Brief

An existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from life-altering infertility that commonly follows cancer treatments, according to a new study. Women who are treated for

Blood Test Can Predict Early Lung Cancer Prognosis | News Brief

Cancer cells obtained from a blood test may be able to predict how early-stage lung cancer patients will fare, a team from the University of Michigan has

CME Courses | News Brief

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CME/CE: Conference Highlights – AHA 2016 | News Brief

New research was presented at AHA 2016, the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, from November 12 to 16 in New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

CME/CE: Drug & Dietary Supplement Use Among Seniors | News Brief

With older adults increasingly using multiple medications and supplements, efforts are needed to improve the safe use of these therapies to reduce preventable adverse drug events.

CME/CE: Preparing to Be a Good Samaritan | News Brief

Many emergency physicians (EPs) can expect to provide Good Samaritan care during their careers, but EPs could be better prepared by carrying a kit with supplies and medications that are most likely to be used in such events.

Video CME/CE: Opioids & Pain Management with ZDogg MD | News Brief

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CME/CE: Characterizing Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome | News Brief

Patients with asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) appear to be younger and experience more disparities in care than those with COPD alone, according to a study. Patients with ACOS also had higher rates of comorbidities, disability, hospitalizations, and ED visits.

CME/CE – Heart Healthy Diets: Achieving Guideline Adherence | News Brief

A scientific statement offers practical tips, tools, and dietary approaches to help patients adapt to recent guidelines on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk.

CME/CE: Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | News Brief

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

CME/CE: Conference Highlights – CHEST 2016 | News Brief

New research was presented at CHEST 2016, the annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 22 to 26, 2016 in Los Angeles. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

CME/CE: Recent Trends in Triglycerides | News Brief

Triglyceride levels among Americans appear to have dropped significantly in the past decade. Despite positive trends, continued efforts are needed to improve the adoption of several treatments and lifestyle modifications to further reduce triglyceride levels.

CME/CE: Improving Asthma Control Dialogue With Patients | News Brief

Study findings reveal a communication gap between patients with asthma and providers regarding conversation topics during routine office visits. The findings also reinforce the need to focus patient-provider conversations on symptoms, limits to daily activities, and the use of an asthma action plan.

CME/CE: Disparities in Older Patients with Diabetes | News Brief

Research suggests that racial disparities in risk factor control among older adults with diabetes cannot be fully explained by demographic or clinical characteristics. Efforts to reduce these disparities are critical to optimizing care for this older adult patient population.

CE: Guidance on Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis | Feature

In 2011, the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the Japanese Respiratory Society, and the Latin American Thoracic Association published an evidence-based guideline on the diagnosis

CME: Migraine & Stroke Risk | Feature

A study has found that migraine appears to be associated with a higher risk of stroke among active smokers but not for non-smokers. Encouraging smoking cessation may be critical to improving outcomes for migraineurs.

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