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Under New Guidelines, Half of Americans Have Unhealthy, High Blood Pressure | News Brief

Nearly half of U.S. adults now have high blood pressure, thanks to a new definition of what constitutes high: 130/80 is the new 140/90. That means that

Best Practice Advice Issued for Hep B Vaccination, Screening | News Brief

All unvaccinated adults at risk for infection should be vaccinated; screening recommended for at-risk

High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout, Attrition | News Brief

Economic loss at Stanford over two years expected to range from $15.5 million to $55.5 million

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

Some Cancer Therapies May Provide a New Way to Treat High Blood Pressure | News Brief

Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say Georgetown University Medical Center investigators. The finding could offer

Key Changes to Biosimilar Reimbursement Policy | Feature

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

SMS Reminders Moderately Effective for Flu Vaccination | Feature

One additional high-risk patient immunized for every 29 SMSs sent, costing $3.48

Distinct Features for Drug Use-Related Endophthalmitis | Feature

Injection drug users have fewer comorbidities and more improvement in visual acuity after intervention

Certain Traits Tied to More HIV Tests in Transgender Individuals | Feature

Those who are female, black, or sex workers are likely to have undergone more testing

#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

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

HPV Vaccine Tied to Reduced Respiratory Papillomatosis Rate | News Brief

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

Accurate Diagnosis Seen With Photographs of Skin Conditions | News Brief

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

CME/CE: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Older Cancer Patients | News Brief

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

Know Your ICD-10 Code | News Brief

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,

Elective surgery ban for smokers and obese patients | Feature

The committee that plans and oversees medical care for the county of Hertfordshire, England announced recently that unless obese patients lose a specified amount of weight and

Poorer Neuropsychological Test Scores for HIV-Positive | Feature

No significant neuropsychological decline during two-year period with combination antiretroviral therapy

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