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Great Debate tackles first-line anabolic therapy for glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — The 2019 iteration of the ACR/ARP Great Debate tackled the issue of whether anabolic therapies are appropriate for patients with…

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Mailed HPV tests increase cervical cancer screening

November 6, 2019
Mailing HPV testing kits to women who were overdue for recommended Pap testing led to 50% more cervical cancer screenings but they did not increase…


Q&A: ACP issues new guidance on colorectal cancer screening

November 5, 2019
The ACP has issued a new evidence-based guidance statement on screening for colorectal cancer screening in asymptomatic adults with average risk…

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VIDEO: Determining what age to start, stop colon cancer screening is a ‘big controversy’

November 1, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — In this exclusive video from the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Aasma Shaukat, MD, MPH, FACG, professor of…

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Entrepreneurs should focus on evidence to create businesses that provide personalized medicine

October 29, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, California — Panelists at the OCTANe Medical Technology Innovation Forum discussed what entrepreneurs need to focus on when they…

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Artificial intelligence includes tools and instruments, not just robots, that improve health care

October 29, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — At the OCTANe Medical Technology Innovation Forum, a speaker said artificial intelligence is not just about robots…


‘Empowerment is key’ to improving women’s comfort level with mammograms

October 25, 2019
In a recent survey, nearly one in six women aged older than 40 years said the discomfort they felt about mammograms made them delay or completely…


Flu shot timing: What PCPs need to know

October 18, 2019
The estimated burden of the 2017-2018 influenza season was 48.8 million illnesses, 959,000 hospitalizations and 79,400 deaths, according to the CDC…

FDA News

Janssen submits supplemental new drug application for Spravato

October 3, 2019
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson has submitted a supplemental new drug application to the FDA seeking a new indication…


Q&A: Guideline updates for HCV infection in patients with chronic kidney disease

September 24, 2019
The introduction and success of direct-acting antivirals drove the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes work group to make major updates to its…

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Cologuard approved for adults aged 45 and older

September 23, 2019
Cologuard, a non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test, has been approved for use in at-risk patients aged 45 and older. Previously…

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Many PCPs lack knowledge about prediabetes, survey finds

September 13, 2019
Many primary care physicians lack knowledge of the risk factors, diagnostic criteria and management and prevention of prediabetes, according to…


USPSTF: Insufficient evidence to screen asymptomatic older adults for cognitive impairment

September 10, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently concluded that the evidence is insufficient to recommend screening for cognitive impairment in…


Q&A: Putting the new BRCA1/2 screening recommendations into practice

September 9, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that primary care physicians screen women with a familial risk assessment tool if they…

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Older patients do not benefit from aspirin for CVD prevention

September 5, 2019
Taking aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease does not benefit older adults, according to findings from the ASPREE trial presented…

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Evidence does not support antipsychotics for prevention, treatment of delirium in hospitals

September 5, 2019
Haloperidol and second-generation antipsychotics should not be routinely used to prevent or treat delirium in hospitalized patients based on evidence…

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USPSTF recommends preventive drugs for women at high breast cancer risk

September 3, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force today recommended that clinicians offer breast cancer risk-reducing medications such as tamoxifen, raloxifene…

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Personalized advice improves sun protection among patients

September 3, 2019
Patients who received individualized advice directly from their general practitioner improved their sun protection, according to findings from a…


USPSTF recommends screening all adults for HCV

August 27, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years for…

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CDC: Vaccine could have prevented 92% of HPV cancers

August 22, 2019
CDC data showed that most of the estimated 34,800 cancers yearly attributed to HPV annually between 2012 and 2016 could have been prevented if the…