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More Than 1 in 10 Patients May Be Overtreated for Diabetes

September 21, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Study of Medicare patients shows overtreatment for diabetes is rarely deintensified Read article


Pediatricians Increasingly Aligned With Breastfeeding Guidelines

September 19, 2017 However, their confidence in breastfeeding success, managing problems declining

Deaths, Cardiac Arrest Not Rare in Triathlon Participants

September 19, 2017 Incidence of death or cardiac arrest 1.74 per 100,000 participants; higher incidence in men, with age

ACP Does Not Support Legalization of Assisted Suicide

September 19, 2017 Legalization would affect trust in the patient-physician relationship, and in the medical profession

AAP Issues Clinical Report on Teen Tattoos, Piercings

September 18, 2017 Clinical report details possible medical complications, provides clinician guidance

Narrow Networks in ACA Marketplace for Mental Health

September 18, 2017 Plan networks include 11.3 percent of all mental health care providers in given state-level market

Physicians Tweeting About Drugs May Have Conflict of Interest

September 15, 2017 Physicians with financial conflict of interest often mention specific drugs for which they have a conflict

Doctors Spend Almost Six Hours Per Day on EHR Tasks

September 15, 2017 Clerical and administrative tasks including order entry, billing account for almost half of hours

Conjunctivitis Prevalence Higher for Adult Women Than Men

September 15, 2017 Bimodal age distribution; highest rates in children younger than 7, minor mode in early adulthood

‘Science Spin’ Found Prevalent in Biomedical Literature

September 15, 2017 Nature of spin varies, with highest variability in prevalence of spin seen in trials

Greater Awareness Needed for Potential of T2DM Remission

September 14, 2017 Two test results below the diagnostic threshold, two months apart, can confirm remission

Fibrous Dysplasia Associated With Increased Breast Cancer Risk

September 14, 2017 Breast cancer risk is more than three times as high in FD patients as in the general population

Study Details Humanitarian Surgical Care in Afghanistan

September 13, 2017 A total of 5,768 local national civilians had surgery; 49.3 percent classified as non-war-related conditions

Panic Disorder, GAD Not Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

September 13, 2017 Benzodiazepines and serotonin reuptake inhibitors can slightly shorten the duration of gestation

Suicide Attempts in U.S. Up From 2004-2005 to 2012-2013

September 13, 2017 Larger increases seen for younger adults with antisocial personality disorder, anxiety, depression

Some Aspects of Empathy Improve During Medical Training

September 13, 2017 Decrease in empathy as assessed by JSPE, but overall cognitive empathy improved on the QCAE