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 2020-01-14 13:58 

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Pan-resistant C auris Identified in New York...

A candida isolate resistant to three major antifungal classes has been identified in New York, according to a report from the CDC. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-14 13:54 

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Buprenorphine Safer for OUD, Chronic Pain in the Elderly?...

For older individuals with opioid use disorder resulting from treatment of chronic pain, buprenorphine may be a safer pain management alternative, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-14 09:40 

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Nursing Homes Underreport Falls Requiring Hospitalization...

Reporting rates of falls were even lower for nonwhite and short-stay residents, a study found. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-13 23:44 

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Prescription Fish Oil: 5 Things to Know...

With one prescription fish oil, Vascepa, getting an indication for cardiovascular risk reduction in some patients with elevated triglycerides, what do you need to know about these products? Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-13 21:31 

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Physician Sentenced for Illegally Prescribing Oxycodone...

A Philadelphia-area osteopathic physician was sentenced to a year and a day in jail for illegally distributing oxycodone. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-13 14:28 

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Decolonizing Parents Cuts NICU Staph Transmission Risk...

Decolonizing the parents of infants in neonatal intensive care units may reduce the risk of the parents transmitting Staphylococcus aureus to the infants. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-13 14:00 

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Epinephrine for Cardiac Arrest: Guidance Inflated?...

Dr Amal Mattu reviews the AHA update on cardiac life support and questions the current recommendations for using epinephrine in cardiac arrest. Medscape Emergency Medicine...

 2020-01-13 11:34 

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Lymphopenia Tied to Higher All-Cause Mortality Risk...

Patients with lymphopenia had a 63% higher risk for mortality and an even higher risk of dying from specific causes, a study found. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-11 01:09 

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Doctors, Students Expect and Embrace Many Tech Advances: Survey...

But the majority of doctors, residents, and medical students polled said they weren't properly prepared to leap into the future. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-10 22:38 

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Bill Seeks Specific Consent for Pelvic Exams Under Anesthesia...

In 40 states, medical students, as part of their training, can do pelvic exams on unconscious patients without specific consent. The Wisconsin Hospital Association opposes the bill. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-10 20:08 

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The Week That Wasn't: Popcorn-Linked Infection, Minimum Wage, Altruistic Pain Relief...

Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained. Medscape...

 2020-01-10 19:15 

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Healthcare Picks Up Tips From Retailers About How to Connect...

The retail industry is sharing tactics with health professionals to improve patient engagement. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-10 19:01 

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CES 2020...

Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from CES 2020 Medscape Family Medicine...

 2020-01-10 17:27 

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Half of US Cancer Survivors Drink Alcohol...

First-ever large study on the drinking habits of cancer survivors found that about one in three exceed moderate drinking levels and one in five are binge drinkers. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-10 17:06 

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Most Osteopathic Medical Students Report Burnout, Study Finds...

Most osteopathic medical students reported feelings of low personal achievement; stress, poor sleep, and smartphone addiction were tied to dimensions of burnout. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-10 16:33 

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New Data on First-In-Class Antipsychotic...

The novel antipsychotic lumateperone significantly improves symptoms of acute psychosis exacerbation with favorable safety and tolerability in phase 3 testing. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-10 15:23 

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Obesity Epidemic and Junk Food Consumption Go Hand in Hand...

"Many populations...have demonstrated that chronic disease with age is not predestined but rather heavily influenced by lifestyle and diet," write the authors of a review, who also advise on how to help people make better choices. Medscape Medical...

 2020-01-09 23:13 

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FDA Expands Use of Antifungal Micafungin (Mycamine) to Newborns...

The FDA has approved the use of micafungin sodium to treat invasive candidiasis in children younger than 4 months of age. FDA Approvals...

 2020-01-09 19:49 

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Kaiser Partners With Union on $130M Workforce Development...

The company carries out its promise made in recent negotiations by investing $130 million in training and retraining workers through a novel model. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-09 16:51 

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Primary Progressive MS: That 10%...

Patients and doctors see signs of progress in a relentless form of multiple sclerosis. Medscape Neurology...

 2020-01-09 16:03 

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Most Docs Happy in Life, but Millennials Want Better Pay & Hours...

A Medscape survey also finds that most physicians of all ages are largely happy outside work. Rheumatologists and general surgeons were the happiest with their home life. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-08 23:55 

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Healthy Lifestyle Adds Up to a Decade More of Disease-Free Life...

Following a healthy lifestyle could increase life expectancy free of cancer, CVD, and diabetes by up to 10 years in people in their middle years, suggests a large US analysis. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-08 22:30 

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FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for High-Risk Bladder Cancer...

Pembrolizumab is now approved for patients with bacillus Calmette-Guerin -unresponsive, high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer with carcinoma in situ. FDA Approvals...

 2020-01-08 22:13 

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Anxiety's Genetic Roots Revealed...

A genome-wide association study has uncovered six novel gene variants associated with anxiety that also suggest a significant genetic overlap with depression. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-08 19:10 

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Some Kids' Injuries Get Too Much Care, Study Finds...

Using injury mechanism to determine the level of triage needed for pediatric trauma patients can result in unnecessary trauma alerts for victims of gunshots and motor vehicle crashes, a study found. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-08 18:19 

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An Ongoing Cover-Up: Docs With Tattoos and Body Piercings...

As tattoos and piercings become increasingly common, institutions are being forced to rethink their policies. Where is the line between allowing individual expression and requiring professionalism? Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-08 16:55 

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Dense Breasts: Who Needs More Imaging?...

Most states now require informing women that mammograms may not pick up cancers in dense breasts. How does this change breast cancer screening?...

 2020-01-08 16:34 

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A Few Minutes on the Potential Harm of Predictive Models...

Models designed to predict response to therapy may not actually be doing that at all, says Dr Perry Wilson. Medscape...

 2020-01-08 16:26 

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Are Dementia Drugs Serving This Patient Well?...

An elderly man with Alzheimer' disease is taking three drugs. Which of these, if any, are good targets for deprescribing? Medscape Family Medicine...

 2020-01-08 15:46 

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Few PCPs Have Waivers to Prescribe Buprenorphine...

Fewer than 10% of the nation's primary care physicians have waivers to prescribe buprenorphine, and rural counties with low levels of education are underrepresented, a study found. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-08 15:33 

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Do You Skimp on Your Own Medical Care?...

In a survey, 35% of resident physicians reported having no routine place for medical care. Medscape Reader Polls...

 2020-01-08 14:54 

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Hormone Exposure and Risk for Dementia Later in Life...

What does a woman's cumulative exposure to hormones mean for later cognitive health? Medscape Ob/Gyn...

 2020-01-07 23:10 

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Most MIPS-Eligible Clinicians to Get a Medicare Pay Bump...

Still, participation in alternative payment models was low in 2018 despite financial incentives. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-07 20:04 

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A Fine Balance: Report Aims to Curb Opioid Epidemic, Manage Pain...

A new consensus report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine aims to address the US epidemic of opioid misuse and overdose while ensuring effective pain management. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-07 19:33 

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Many Older Adults Use Online Doc Ratings, With Healthy Skepticism...

For people 50 and older, online physician reviews hold about as much weight as recommendations from family and friends, a new poll shows. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-07 18:39 

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HPV Vaccination Rates Nearly Double in Young Adults: CDC...

About 40% of adults 18 to 26 years received one or more doses of HPV vaccine in 2018, up from 22% in 2013, continuing the upward trend. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-07 16:50 

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Job Stress, Low Income Help Explain Education Link to CV Risk...

Whereas educational level isn't much of a modifiable cardiovascular risk factor, perhaps job stress as it relates to educational level may be a worthy risk-reduction target, a study suggests. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-07 15:00 

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PICCs Increase Thromboembolism Risk in Children...

Use of peripherally inserted central catheters in children was associated with a greater risk for venous thrombosis, a study found. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-07 14:33 

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10 Ways Doctors Lose Patients and Respect on Social Media...

Physicians often enjoy using social media for personal or professional reasons, but a single ill-considered post can drive patients away and could even threaten a career. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-07 13:26 

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New Guideline for Testosterone Treatment in Men With 'Low T'...

A clinical guideline from the American College of Physicians advises that clinicians should initiate testosterone treatment in men with age-related low testosterone only to manage sexual dysfunction. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-06 21:39 

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FDA OKs Faster Aspart Insulin for Children With Diabetes...

The formulation was initially approved in 2017 and was approved for insulin pump use in 2019. FDA Approvals...

 2020-01-06 20:30 

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Influenza Continues Unabated in US, Deaths in the Thousands...

Influenza-like illness activity is on the rise and 800 deaths were reported in the last week alone; the illness has killed at least 2900 so far this season. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-06 19:53 

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Prominent Surgeon Dies 'Trapped by Flames' in Australia Fires...

Dr Clayton Lang, a hand surgery specialist, and his father were returning to their property on Kangaroo Island after fighting a nearby fire and were trapped when the island blaze swept over a highway. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-06 18:00 

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Unnecessary Pelvic Exams, Pap Tests Common in Young Women...

Most bimanual pelvic exams and Pap tests in adolescents and young women were not medically indicated, putting patients at risk for harm without demonstrated commensurate benefit, a study found. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-06 17:00 

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In COPD, Carbon Dioxide Is Often Overlooked...

Dr Holley explains why more attention needs to be paid to carbon dioxide levels in patients with COPD and hypoxia. Medscape Critical Care...

 2020-01-06 16:54 

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The War on Shock: Is Industry Leading the Charge?...

Protocols for patients in cardiogenic shock encourage use of mechanical circulatory support and play down palliative care, despite limited supporting data, writes interventional cardiologist Jaya Mallidi. theheart.org on Medscape...

 2020-01-06 15:05 

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Kidney Disease Up as Prescribing Errors Exacerbate the Problem...

The study of two large health systems spanning 11 years shows "burgeoning" CKD prevalence, relatively low identification, limited use of nephroprotective agents, and overuse of drugs causing kidney damage. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-06 15:02 

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Can Whole Milk Reduce Risk for Obesity in Kids?...

Two thirds of the studies in a meta-analysis found a lower risk for obesity with higher milk fat consumption, but all were observational studies that did not control for total energy intake. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-06 14:51 

Medscape

A 'Healthy' Baby With Developmental Delay: Could It Be Zika?...

Infants with congenital Zika virus exposure may appear healthy at birth. How would you monitor such patients? Test your knowledge with these three cases. CDC Expert Commentary...

 2020-01-06 14:15 

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As Players Open Up, the NBA Tackles Mental Health...

A conversation with sports psychologist Dr Jennifer Carter about how the league is aiming to help its players, and what it might mean for amateur athletes. Medscape Psychiatry...

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