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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

Outdoor Air Pollution May Increase the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease | News Brief

Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A new study now

New Genetic Syndrome Predisposes the Body to Cancer | News Brief

A new syndrome caused by biallelic mutations — those produced in both gene copies inherited from the mother and father — in the FANCM gene predisposes the

Containing Medical Costs Without Jeopardizing Patient Care | Feature

[Editor’s note: this article was written by Dr. Madhukar Kasarla, exclusively for Physician’s Weekly. It was submitted by Trade Press Services September 2017] Everyone agrees that healthcare costs are running rampant. In

Combination Strategy Could Be Key in HIV Prevention | Feature

Research supports need for regimens that protect against several targets

Oral Beats Topical Isotretinoin for Treatment of Warts | Feature

Oral treatment shows better, earlier response than topical isotretinoin

A surgical resident’s legal battle with her program | Feature

  A surgical resident is suing St. Louis University, its surgical residency program director, and its trauma service chief for what she claims is an unjustified decision

Top 10 Cartoon Captions Submitted | Feature

Our editors voted on the best captions submitted by your colleagues:  “Your blood work results are back and your mercury levels are through the roof.”   “Sal,

#PWChat Recap: Incorporating Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners into Practice | Feature

Physician’s Weekly, along with ShereeseM, MS/MBA,‏ hosted another #PWChat on Wednesday, Sept. 13 that focused on physician assistants and nurse practitioners and, more importantly, how to incorporate them

Know Your ICD-10 Code | Feature

ICD-10, which is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints,

HBcrAg Levels Tied to Progression to Cirrhosis in HBV Carriers | Feature

After adjustment, hepatitis B virus core-related antigen was independently linked to progression

Insurer Market Power Lowers Providers’ Prices | Feature

Evidence seen for specialists in markets with high provider, insurer concentration

Half of Repeat Antibiotics in Australia Extend Initial Rx | Feature

More than one in five occur at least one month after the initial prescription

ACP Does Not Support Legalization of Assisted Suicide | Feature

Legalization would affect trust in the patient-physician relationship, and in the medical profession

Post-C-Section Cephalexin, Metronidazole Cuts SSI Rate | Feature

Post-op course reduces rate of surgical site infection within 30 days of C-section among obese women

Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? | Feature

There are 374 mental disorders. How many do you have?  Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author

Blood Pressure Better Controlled with ‘MAP’ for Doctors | News Brief

A quality improvement program designed to better control hypertension in primary care practices notably improved hypertension control in six months, according to research presented today at the

Common Molecule Can Be Genetically Engineered to Allow Scientists to Program the Actions of a Cell | News Brief

Led by Professor Alfonso Jaramillo in the School of Life Sciences, new research has discovered that a common molecule — ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly

Expected Burden of Lung Cancer High for People Living With HIV | News Brief

PLWH who adhere to antiretroviral tx but smoke are substantially more likely to die from lung cancer

Drills Assess ER Response to Communicable Disease | News Brief

Median time from entry to masking was 1.5 minutes; from entry to isolation was 8.5 minutes

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