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Smoking increases risk for frailty in elderly patients

September 22, 2017

Compared with nonsmokers, smokers were significantly more likely to develop frailty, according to 4-year data recently published in Age and Ageing.

“Smoking is the single most preventable cause of morbidity and mortality,” Gotaro Kojima, MD, of the department of primary care and population health at the University College London, and colleagues wrote. Despite this, they added, “The evidence on independent associations between smoking in later life and incident frailty is scarce.”

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.) and Bill Cassidy…

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 of stabilizing…

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 legislation…
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Cystic Fibrosis and CRMS Screening: What the Primary Care Pediatrician Should Know

Pediatric Annals, December 2010, Volume 39 Issue 12
“Every physician’s first duty is to diagnose — accurately and promptly.” This mantra is taught…
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VIDEO: Advances in lung cancer treatment offer exciting options for patients

June 4, 2017
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