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First Brain Training Exercise Positively Linked to Dementia Prevention Identified | News Brief

Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia. The cognitive training, called speed of

Key Changes to Biosimilar Reimbursement Policy | Feature

Smart changes to Medicare Reimbursement will mean a more competitive market and more options for patients.

#PWChat – Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust | Feature

Join us Thursday, November 30 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, based on her blog post on why doctors are losing

#PWChat Recap – Ketamine for Depression: Exciting but Controversial | Feature

Physician’s Weekly continued its #PWChat series on Thursday, Nov. 16, with Steven P. Levine, MD, on the use of ketamine to treat depression. The discussion focused on why

Erlotinib Overdose Tied to Conjunctivitis | Feature

Findings in case study of man being treated for non-small-cell lung cancer

Psychosocial Benefit Seen With Probiotic, Peanut Oral Immunotx | Feature

Sustained positive psychosocial impact for food allergy at 3 and 12 months after end-of-treatment

First-Line Metformin Use for DM Up; Sulfonylurea Use Down | Feature

But sulfonylureas still most common drugs initiated as second-line treatment

Docs’ Preparedness Influences Exercise Recommendations | Feature

Link between preparedness, chance of recommending physical activity for patients with disabilities

Risk of Falls Up With Mild, Moderate Diabetic Retinopathy | Feature

And perceived barriers to diabetes self-management are associated with severity of diabetic retinopathy

Intensive BP Control Lacks Benefit in Chronic Kidney Disease | Feature

Findings based on large, post-hoc analysis of the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial

Simple Checklist Can Identify Useful Clinical Practice Guidelines | Feature

Eight-item tool developed for clinicians to identify trustworthy, useful, and relevant guidelines

Many Health Care Providers Work While Sick | Feature

Pharmacists and physicians have the highest frequency of working with influenza-like illness

Gut Microbes Can Protect Against High Blood Pressure | News Brief

The MIT team, working with researchers in Germany, found that in both mice and humans, a high-salt diet shrinks the population of a certain type of beneficial

Accurate Diagnosis Seen With Photographs of Skin Conditions | News Brief

High concordance between smartphone photograph-based and in-person diagnosis of pediatric patients

AHA: Supervised Exercise Ups 6-Minute Walking Distance in PAD | News Brief

But no improvement seen with branulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor

FDA Investigation Linked to Drop in Codeine Rx for Children | News Brief

But 1 in 20 patients undergoing tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy still prescribed codeine

Vitamin D Tied to Better Assisted Reproductive Therapy Outcomes | News Brief

Women replete in vitamin D more likely to have live birth, positive pregnancy test, clinical pregnancy

HPV Vaccine Tied to Reduced Respiratory Papillomatosis Rate | News Brief

Reduction in incidence of juvenile-onset recurrent respiratory papillomatosis from 2012 to 2016

Simpler Tool Promising for Atherosclerosis Prediction | News Brief

Fuster-BEWAT score similar to ideal cardiovascular health score in predicting subclinical disease

Heart Murmur Disappearance on Standing Can Rule Out Pathology | News Brief

Disappearance of murmur that was present in supine position excludes pathologic murmur in children

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