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Earlier, aggressive therapy prompts 'good news' for RA outcomes

October 10, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Early recognition and targeted, aggressive treatment have led to improved outcomes and fewer hospitalizations in rheumatoid…
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CDC provides update on vaping-related injuries

October 10, 2019
As of Oct. 8, 1,299 confirmed and probable cases of lung injury associated with electronic cigarette use, or vaping, have been reported by 49 states…
In the Journals

Diet high in vegetables and fruit may help prevent CKD

October 10, 2019
In a published study, researchers suggested a diet high in vegetables and fruit could serve as a modifiable factor to help reduce the risk of chronic…

Top stories in oncology: Coping with a child’s cancer diagnosis, meeting highlights and more

October 10, 2019
The most popular story in oncology last week was about an intervention that assisted parents in coping with their child’s cancer diagnosis.
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Q&A: SAVE discusses the clinician's role in suicide prevention

October 10, 2019
Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day, and WHO has declared suicide prevention as the focus for 2019. According to WHO, someone dies by suicide every 40…
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Person-centered approach, infrastructural changes to health system needed for patients who forgo dialysis

October 10, 2019
In a published study, nephrologists identified two primary requirements for providing successful conservative care to patients with advanced chronic…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…
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Q&A: AFSP discusses the clinician's role in suicide prevention

October 10, 2019
Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day, and WHO has declared suicide prevention as the focus for 2019. According to WHO, someone dies by suicide every…
In the Journals

Pediatric suicide attempts often involve OTC medications

October 10, 2019
Poison control center calls for suspected suicide-related pediatric self-poisonings often involve over-the-counter, or OTC, medications, including…
In the Journals

Checkpoint inhibitor induced inflammatory arthritis persists after discontinuation

October 10, 2019
Inflammatory arthritis caused by immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy can develop into a long-term condition even after treatment cessation, requiring…
Meeting News

Electromyogram report crucial for patients with suspected myositis

October 9, 2019
SAN DIEGO — The use of electromyograms and nerve conduction studies are essential to excluding alternative diagnoses and confirming muscle…
In the Journals

Speed of increasing milk feeds does not affect neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm infants

October 9, 2019
Preterm and very low-birth-weight infants fed in faster and slower increments had comparable neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 24 months, according…
In the Journals

Patients taking antipsychotics hospitalized for 53% more days than nonusers

October 9, 2019
Patients with Alzheimer’s disease who initiated antipsychotics were hospitalized for 53% more days than nonusers over a 2-year period…
Meeting News

Three-in-one asthma inhaler may improve lung function, reduce exacerbations

October 9, 2019
The addition of a long-acting muscarinic antagonist to inhaled corticosteroid plus long-acting beta-2 agonist therapy in a single inhaler improves…
In the Journals

Only one in five adult cyclists in accidents wear helmets

October 9, 2019
Just 22% of adults involved in bicycle accidents were wearing helmets, according to study results published in Brain Injury. Shahrzad
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Transgender treatment controversies persist among clinicians

October 9, 2019
SAN DIEGO — In a video interview, Jack Drescher, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and…
In the Journals

Maintained weight loss improves cardiometabolic risk factors in diabetes

October 9, 2019
Among patients with diabetes who lost weight, those who maintained their weight loss significantly improved their cardiometabolic risk factors…

FDA OKs new indication for canagliflozin, laser therapy improves menopausal symptoms — top stories in endocrinology

October 9, 2019
The FDA recently approved a new indication for the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin, and a randomized controlled trial showed that laser therapy can…
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Biologic oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy could impact incidence of severe reactions

October 9, 2019
The FDA’s Allergenic Products Advisory Committee recently voted in support of AR101, an investigational biologic oral immunotherapy for peanut…
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CMHC to highlight developments in cardiometabolic disease prevention, management

October 9, 2019
Experts across the spectrum of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity will come together for the 14th annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress to…