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ABIM continues to engage physicians on MOC updates

ABIM continues to engage physicians on MOC updates
February 5, 2016

The ABIM has announced several new efforts aimed at including internists and subspecialists in the process of improving Maintenance of Certification assessments, according to a press release.

The board had previously announced significant changes to its MOC program in February 2015 after physicians voiced concerns over the program's efficacy.

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Circulating angiopoietin may predict asthma exacerbation

February 5, 2016
Circulating levels of angiopoietin may be a marker for asthma exacerbation, according to recent research published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma &
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Flavored e-cigarette advertising may be more appealing to children

February 4, 2016
Exposure to advertising for flavored e-cigarettes may evoke more interest in e-cigarettes among children compared with adverts for the non-flavored variety, according to…
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AA USA Trading Inc. issues allergy alert on undeclared sulfites, colors in dried fruit

February 3, 2016
AA USA Trading Inc. has recalled both dried kiwi and dried mango products due to the presence of undeclared sulfites and colors, according to a press release from the…
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FDA regulatory activities may have led to decreased LABA use

February 2, 2016
A decrease in long-acting beta 2-agonists such as inhaled corticosteroids coincided with FDA regulatory activities in 2005 and 2010, which may have contributed to the…
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