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#MyFirstNameIsDoctor: Why it matters, and what you can do

By Kari Oakes

 

Putting a name to persistent and insidious gender bias helps address the problem, say female physicians.

 

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Wildfire smoke impact, part 2: Resources, advice for patients

By Doug Brunk

What can doctors tell their patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions about the risks of smoke from wildfires?

 

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Cannabinoids, stem cells lack evidence for osteoarthritis, expert says

By Jake Remaly

 

The treatments may interest patients, but are unsupported by the literature.

 

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Wasteful health care spending could reach $935 billion

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CDC updates guidance on vaping-associated lung injury
by Therese Borden

There is new interim guidance from the CDC for patients with vaping-associating lung injury. 

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Trial confirms as-needed inhalers suffice for mild to moderate asthma.
By Ted Bosworth.
Yet another trial supports as-needed inhaled steroids for mild to moderate asthma

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New practice guideline: CRC screening isn't necessary for low-risk patients aged 50-75 years
By Michele Sullivan

For individuals aged 50-79 with no symptoms and an estimated 15-year CRC risk below 3%, no screening is recommended.

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Clinician burnout can impact quality of care
By Heidi Splete
A meta-analysis suggests that burnout may be associated with lower quality of care, but the effect may be less because of study limitations.

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SUDs are almost always comorbid with other disorders
By Randy Dotinga
It’s crucial to treat the accompanying mental illness that is almost always present.

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One-third of patients with severe asthma are overusing corticosteroids

By Ted Bosworth

 

A Dutch study suggests up to 90% of asthma patients taking oral steroids could reduce exposure.

 

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Osteoporosis remains a costly burden to older U.S. adults

By Jeff Craven

 

The direct cost of osteoporosis was more than $70 billion between 2012 and 2014, according to the report.

 

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Smoking, inactivity most powerful lifestyle post-MI risk factors

By Bruce Jancin

 

Insufficient physical activity is a much stronger predictor of adverse outcomes after a first MI than is obesity or above-target LDL cholesterol.

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Medical boards change or consider amending mental health-related licensing questions

By Kerry Dooley Young

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State medical boards across the nation are mulling changes ... Read more

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AF risk is elevated after early-stage breast cancer diagnosis

By Susan London

 

Risk for atrial fibrillation was higher for women who had received chemotherapy but was not tied to specific cardiotoxic drugs or drug classes.

 

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CDC reports most vaping lung disease linked to THC-containing cartridges

By Michele G. Sullivan

 

The CDC says more than 75% of patients with vaping-related lung injuries used at least one THC-containing product before developing symptoms.

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Biologics beyond anti-TNF therapies show promise for ulcerative colitis

By Doug Brunk

 

Long-term rates of colectomy for ulcerative colitis have not declined over a 10-year period.

 

 

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CONCLUDE data inconclusive on hypoglycemia risk for degludec vs. glargine

By Sara Freeman

 

The primary endpoint of the study was not met, thus differences between the long-acting insulins could not be confirmed.

 

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Many institutions exceed recommended radiation doses during lung cancer screening

By Erik Greb

 

A significant proportion of institutions that perform low-dose CT for lung cancer screening exceed the recommended radiation dose levels.

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Closure of women’s health clinics may negatively impact cervical cancer outcomes

By Will Pass

 

Mortality risk among women with cervical cancer was 36% higher in states that had a decreased number of women’s clinics.

 

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First data VERIFY value of early combination therapy in type 2 diabetes

By Sara Freeman

 

Vildagliptin plus metformin provided greater and durable long-term benefits than metformin alone.

 

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Remember that preeclampsia has a ‘fourth trimester’
By M. Alexander Otto

Delivering the baby doesn’t always cure the hypertension. 

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