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Cases of vaping-associated lung injury continue to decline

January 17, 2020
Newly reported cases of electronic cigarette- or vaping-associated lung injuries, or EVALI, in the United States continued to steadily decline…
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More physicians entering large, hospital-owned practices

January 17, 2020
More physicians are entering large or hospital-owned practices and leaving independent or smaller practices, according to findings published in the…
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Mobile monitoring system improves depressive symptoms, patient-clinician communication

January 17, 2020
Patients who used a mobile monitoring system with clinician access experienced significant improvement in depressive symptoms and psychological…
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Psychiatric patients significantly more likely to be perpetrators and victims of violence

January 17, 2020
Patients with psychiatric disorders are significantly more likely to be victimized by or perpetrators of violence than those without psychiatric…
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Heavy marijuana users drive worse, even when not intoxicated

January 17, 2020
Recreational marijuana use can impact driving ability in heavy users even when they are not intoxicated, particularly in those who began using the…
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Hydromethylthionine impacts brain function in patients with Alzheimer’s

January 17, 2020
Hydromethylthionine, a potent tau aggregation inhibitor, showed pharmacological activity on brain structure and function as both monotherapy and as…

Top stories in gastroenterology: Risk factors for gastric intestinal metaplasia, guidelines on managing it

January 17, 2020
A study that identified risk factors for gastric intestinal metaplasia was one of the top stories in gastroenterology last week. The American…
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Q&A: Professional dissonance drives burnout in PCPs

January 16, 2020
A recent survey of PCPs revealed that dissonance between their professional values and the realities of primary care practice was a major contributor…
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Mental distress highly prevalent among adults with arthritis in Appalachia, southern US

January 16, 2020
Frequent mental distress is commonly reported among adults with arthritis across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with the highest prevalence…
Perspective

Faith in vaccines falls 10 percentage points in US poll

January 16, 2020
The percentage of Americans who feel strongly that parents should get their children vaccinated has dropped by 10 percentage points since 2001…
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Patient complexity linked to low-value corticosteroid use in COPD

January 16, 2020
Among patients with COPD at low risk for exacerbations, prescription of inhaled corticosteroids was associated with patient complexity, study results…
Perspective

CDC: More than 15% of US adults physically inactive

January 16, 2020
More than 15% of adults in every U.S. state and territory are physically inactive, according to new CDC data. “Too many adults are inactive…
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Family-focused therapy reduces mood episodes in youths at risk for bipolar disorder

January 16, 2020
Children and adolescents who are at high risk for bipolar disorder achieved longer times between mood episodes after receiving family-focused…
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Deep brain stimulation effective, safe for treatment-refractory OCD

January 16, 2020
Deep brain stimulation of the ventral anterior limb of the internal capsule, or vALIC, in a regular clinical setting is effective and safe for…
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Folic acid may reduce odds of CKD progression, but only in select patients

January 16, 2020
Combining enalapril with folic acid supplementation reduced odds of chronic kidney disease progression in patients with CKD, according to this study…

DNA-mapping technology shows promise in fight against cancer, plus more top stories in hematology/oncology

January 16, 2020
Healio spoke with a member of a research team who developed a novel DNA-mapping tool that can identify gene alterations linked to cancer. This was…
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Five ways climate change impacts health — and how clinicians can mitigate its effect

January 16, 2020
Although the link between climate change and health is “becoming increasingly clear,” the medical community is generally unaware of how…
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Where does your financial advisor’s duty lie?

January 16, 2020
In the first article of this three-part series on investing we discussed the potential pitfalls of going it alone; current evidence suggests that…
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SSc-related digital ulcers linked to worse disease burden, worse QoL, excess costs

January 16, 2020
Patients with digital ulcers related to systemic sclerosis experience worse disease burden, worse quality of life and an excess annual cost of AUD…
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MS treatment costs nearly tripled from 2011 to 2017

January 15, 2020
Prescription costs of disease-modifying therapies for multiple sclerosis in the Medicaid program nearly tripled from 2011 to 2017, despite the…