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Baseball star who survived melanoma ‘suffering’ from lack of sunscreen use

September 22, 2017
Mike Schmidt, a former member of the Philadelphia Phillies widely considered to be the greatest third baseman in Major League Baseball history…

Gurman says, ‘Our voice is their voice’ in explaining the importance of physician advocacy

September 22, 2017
At a time when the state of health care is in flux, it is critical that physicians engage in the national debate by telling their stories and those…
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Several factors important when recommending moisturizers

September 22, 2017
Dermatologists should consider price, preference and allergy-related factors when recommending moisturizer to their patients, according to recent…

Graham-Cassidy proposal: What you need to know

September 21, 2017
The latest Republican legislation attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)…
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Patient-reported tool helps assess rhinoplasty outcomes

September 21, 2017
Results demonstrated that the new patient-reported Standardized Cosmesis and Health Nasal Outcomes Survey may aid clinicians in evaluating both…
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Rule of three may be more effective than rule of two in melanoma testing

September 21, 2017
Compared with the rule of two for detecting melanoma, the rule of three was more effective in identifying genetic risk factors for the disease in a…

Major physician groups urge Senate to stabilize health insurance markets

September 21, 2017
A coalition of major physician groups submitted a testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee emphasizing the importance…

Mike Schmidt, baseball great and melanoma survivor, promotes importance of ‘cancer game plan’

September 21, 2017
Mike Schmidt is widely considered the greatest third baseman in Major League Baseball history. His 548 career home runs rank 16th all time. The other…
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Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt ‘paying it forward’ through campaign to support patients with cancer

September 21, 2017
Mike Schmidt always felt a sense of invincibility as a professional athlete. That changed in 2013, when Schmidt — a member of the National…

Pfizer files suit claiming Johnson & Johnson stifles biosimilar competition

September 21, 2017
Pfizer, the manufacturer of Inflectra, a biosimilar to Janssen’s Remicade, filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of…

More Democrats than Republicans OK with how media covers science

September 20, 2017
More Democrats than Republicans think the news media does a good job of covering science, according to the results of a new study. The Pew Research…

AMA urges Senate to reject Graham-Cassidy proposal

September 20, 2017
The AMA recently sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer strongly opposing the Graham-Cassidy…

Six steps for conducting an internal evaluation and management audit

September 19, 2017
Evaluation and management coding patterns are under the microscope. CMS is monitoring evaluation and management code usage by specialty, state and…
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VOYAGE 1: Guselkumab yields encouraging outcomes in plaque psoriasis

September 19, 2017
At 100 weeks, more than 80% of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis showed improvement after treatment with guselkumab, according to…
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AAP offers guidelines to reduce risks linked to body art in teens

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Parents of teenagers considering tattoos, piercings or scarification — cutting, burning or branding the skin — are…
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Adalimumab biosimilar safety, efficacy matches Humira through 51 weeks

September 18, 2017
A biosimilar of adalimumab was associated with similar safety and efficacy outcomes compared with Humira in a cohort of patients with chronic plaque…
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VIDEO: Past AMA president discusses importance of physicians advocating for patients

September 15, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Andrew W. Gurman, MD, discussed physicians advocating for…
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Topical fluorouracil 5% cream fails to improve photoaging

September 15, 2017
Patients treated with a course of fluorouracil 5% cream experienced no significant improvements in parameters associated with photodamage caused by…
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Delayed Mohs surgery does not impact complication risk

September 15, 2017
The timing of Mohs micrographic reconstructive surgery had no impact on infection risk or flap failure, according to recent findings. The researchers…

Physician groups call on CMS to revise reimbursement, payment policies for biosimilars

September 14, 2017
CMS recently closed its comment period for the Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY…
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